Writing the Hero
by Michele Hauf
HER VAMPIRE HUSBAND is in bookstores now, and the related novella, 'Vampire's Tango' is available at your favorite online electronic book retailer.
I thought I'd chat a bit about the hero of Her Vamp today. Creed was in my brain a long time before I started the story. I knew he was handsome (of course), sexy (naturally), probably almost a thousand years old, and French. But I can't really start writing a story until I can put an image of the hero in my brain, or rather, on my desktop.
So I scanned through my file of faces (actors, models, pictures I've ripped out from magazines) for the perfect fit for Creed, and came up with this guy. Perfect. He's got this great seasoned look about him that says 'I've been around a bit, but I'm still gonna rock your world if you take a chance on me'.
He may seem set in his ways, but he is hungry to learn and experience. And he is impeccable with his word. When this guy vows to protect the heroine, he means it. It harks back to his serving in medieval wars against the werewolves. I love a man with a big sword, so I gave him one: Wolfsbane. Yep, guys name their swords. Wolfsbane has cut down hundreds of werewolves over the centuries, but in this story Creed is faced with the challenge of seeing beyond age-old prejudices. He'll need a strong heroine to help him change, and I gave him one in Blu Masterson.
Read the first chapter of HER VAMPIRE HUSBAND
Read the first chapter of Vampire's Tango
I'd like to give away a copy of THE HIGHWAYMAN and MOON KISSED to one commenter today. Tell me what you find heroic in a man!
PVN: Many thanks, Michele, for visiting PVN and discussing your vampire hero! Having read HER VAMPIRE HUSBAND, I can vouch for the fact that Creed really is one sexy dude!
Michele is offering a copy of THE HIGHWAYMAN and MOON KISSED to one commenter. Contest is limited to US residents only.
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