Writing a series can be tough. There’s reader expectation, plot issues to resolve, returning characters and, of course, the hero and heroine of the story to put front and center. It’s not always easy.
Take my new release, Vampire Mine.
During the creation of the story I ended up cutting at least forty thousand words from the manuscript. Although I like what I’d written, it focused primarily on plot. There are a lot of things going on in the story and I wanted to make sure I fit everything in. That’s great for the average genre. For romance…not so much.
Ultimately I decided to go with my gut and try to combine the two. It seems that, while some readers enjoy a hefty helping of plot to advance a series, even more want that spark and sizzle in romance. I attempted to give a bit of both. Not easy but then again writing isn’t always sunshine and rainbows.
Thanks for having me by the blog! It’s always a pleasure dropping by.
***Giveaway – Aline is giving away one e-copy of book one in this series, Omega Mine to a lucky commenter. Open until August 19, 2013 @ 11:59pm EST with winner announced shortly after***
Available: Now Amazon
Type: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
A bond as endless as time. Their forbidden union sealed in blood.
As the Alpha of New York, Trey Veznor placed the needs of his pack above everything—until the mate he’s waited centuries for waltzed into his life and gave him a taste of what he’d been missing. Sadie Dumus, seductive, beautiful and utterly captivating, is also something shifters avoid at all costs—a vampire. Stunned to learn of her nature, Trey turned his back on the only woman who could complete him.
Now, realizing he’s thrown away the one thing he can’t live without, Trey hunts Sadie down and defies tradition. Their sexual hunger is undeniable, with each sizzling encounter bringing them closer together. Sadie tries to resist but he refuses to allow it, using desire and her need for his blood to keep her close. With danger closing in, it’s necessary to announce his mating before the pack. To keep his female, he’s willing to lose everything he’s ever known.