Today we are very pleased to welcome Jean Murray, to our blog. Jean is the very talented author of the “Soul Reborn” series, and we have been lucky enough to have her happily join us on our blog today. So without further ado, I give you....
Dirty little secrets….
I re-tweeted a quote the other day that I think is so true…
We all have three faces: the one we show to the public,the one we show to our family/friends and the one we keep secret. Well,it wouldn’t be much fun blogging about how everyone else sees you, right? Okay,maybe, but it’s those dirty little secrets we keep hidden that make things interesting.Not only for us but the characters we read about in novels.
Whether the novel is written in first or third person, the author gives you an inside kaleidoscope of the hero’s or heroine’s soul. None of the other characters in the book can see this dark place but you,the reader. Secrets he or she will reveal only to you.
This secret place they keep hidden influences their behavior and reaction towards others. Long suppressed memories, trauma or sinfully guilty pleasures that the hero/heroine feels are outside the social norm and/or are uncomfortable revealing -- even to those they trust. As readers, we have the inside ticket to their wants, desires and not so nice thoughts.It makes for a wickedly delicious hero, heroine or villain.
This is what I love about my Underworld gods in the Key to the Cursed Series. In Egyptian Mythos the Underworld gods are benevolent—mostly. The other half, well, let’s just say it’s dark and dangerous.Despite their good intentions, their cursed other-half craves things beyond the normal.They do their best to control it, but of course the heroines test their resolve.They consume, but what they give back will make your heart stutter.
So what is Asar’s dirty little secret? Or should I say secrets?
Asar is the God of the Underworld in Soul Reborn. Despite him being a god, he’s male and he’s soulless.Okay, not that those two attributes go together—well maybe. LOL! His dirty little secret invited the wrong goddess into his life and into his bed. Needless to say the bitch stole his soul, leaving him with a dark shell of hatred and vengeance.Does he tell Lilly about this secret? Hell, no. Does she find out? Hell, yeah!!! But don’t let Lilly fool you,she has her own secrets.*Duct tape over mouth* I’ll never sell another sister out.
At some point in the book, these secrets come to the surface and make great conflict. Will the hero or heroine accept them for who and what they really are? As a reader and writer, I start rooting for the characters to make the right choice, put their neck out there and let the chips fall where they may. Because if we truly love someone,we accept all of them—the good,the bad and the dirty little secrets.
What is your dirty little secret? Or your friends,ahem…Share if you dare, no judgments will be weighed here. Or is there another character’s dirty little secret you wish to share?
I want to thank Sam, Elena, and Rhonda for having me over for a visit. If you haven’t seen Elena’s review of Soul Reborn, check it out HERE.
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THE HUMAN REALM, HIS BATTLEFIELD.
Asar, the Egyptian God of the Underworld, has been tortured and left soulless by a malevolent goddess, relegating him to consume the very thing he was commissioned to protect. Human souls. Now an empty shell of hatred, Asar vows to kill the goddess and anyone involved in her release, but fate crosses his path with a beautiful blonde huntress who has a soul too sweet to ignore.
DEADLY SECRETS BETTER LEFT UNEARTHED.
Lilly, fearless commander of the Nehebkau huntresses, is the only thing standing in the way of the goddess' undead army unleashing hell on earth. But Lilly has a secret—one she is willing to sell her soul to keep. If the Underworld god discovers her role in the dig that released the goddess, she will lose everything, including his heart.
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