Summer is here in the US. I think you can tell by the beautiful weather, or even if the sun isn’t shining in your part of the States, at least the flowers are blooming. Folks are planning summer escapes, and I’m sure there are those of you picking up your kindles and paperbacks and heading off for a relaxing vacation. I know from experience those vacations always include down time, where we kick back after a hard day of play, and read ourselves into another world.
For those familiar with the show, the humor was all sarcasm and borderline abusive, but really hilarious. I loved it at the time. But that’s the kind of thing our family watched and that’s the humor we enjoyed. So it’s little wonder that when I found myself brooding over my books not selling I thought, “What am I doing wrong?”
And since it’s fantasy, you can go along with the trend, or not. That’s why Twilight’s vampires sparkle. Did Dracula sparkle? I think not.
So I broke some rules and made up some others. The Peadlebody’s family line inter-breeds with other races (all predators to humans). Except for Benjamin’s parents. But even Benjamin fell in love with an elf. Then she died. Then his next wife conned him. But I won’t give you any more details about who she is. There’s a chapter in the book devoted to her, and I want you to read the book, obviously.