My special guest today is author Taige Crenshaw. She’s talking about a subject that always fascinates me–building a world in a romance story. Over to Taige…
One of the things I love most about reading and writing is the world the story is set it. It doesn’t matter if it is contemporary, historical, paranormal, sci-fi, mystery or any other genre build a world that will make me want more. LOL.
This is what makes some books automatic buys. Yes I love the characters but without the world they inhabit they are just a shell of what they can see. Books with a captivating world will make me want to read more. It’s all about the atmosphere that you set. Let me visualize that I am there in that world. Make me imagine that I am actually walking down the street with your characters.
When I create my own worlds in the books that I write I strive for a feeling. The feelings that will make you want to live in the world I created. There are so many intricacies to building a world. You have to engage all the senses. The sounds you hear, scents that make the place familiar, sights that you see, the feel of the place, and the taste of its local cuisine. Once these are engaged it brings richness to the world.
In my novel Power of Attraction, book 1 in my Blackstone Haven series which released today all of the above is what I tried to achieve. When I created Blackstone Haven I wanted the feel of a medium sized town. One where you know your neighbors. One where the beings that are more live alongside humans who know what they are. The community shares what the town is about. The town is as it names states -a haven. A place where other beings can live.
Although Blackstone Haven is a place to give haven to others. There is a lot more going on in the town. The Blackstone clan who the town is named after has a legend they must face. And the man who comes to the town brings with him his own issues.
Power of Attraction follows the journey of Peyton Blackstone and Wesley McCarthy. They have an intense chemistry that explodes when they meet. Wesley new to the town and a visitor. He gets a taste of what the town is all about. He is drawn into Blackstone Haven. Wesley is running from his own issues and then has to contend with his attraction to Peyton.
In the Blackstone Haven series there will be many layers and little unique things that will be reveled with each book. Blackstone Haven will be a journey that will be a thrill ride as we get to know all about the town and the beings that inhabit it. I’m having a great time being a World Builder.
Taige Crenshaw is a multi-published author with books available at Ellora’s Cave Publishing, Liquid Silver Books, Loose Id, and Total-E-Bound. Taige has been enthralled with the written word from time she picked up her first book. It wasn’t long before she started to make up her own tales of romance. With novels set in today, in alternate dimensions, or in the future she writes with adventure, fun sassy heroine’s, and sexy hero’s. Always hard at work creating new and exciting places Taige can be found curled up with a hot novel with exciting characters when she is not creating her own. Join her in the fun, frolic, interesting people and far reaches of the world in her novels. You can find out more about Taige at her website or blog.
Power of Attraction — A woman whose destiny has been ordained from birth meets the man who has been prophesied for her–but there is more to him than meets the eye. With prophecies and legacies to fulfill, which way will she go: to a man who may be possibly her mate, or to a dark legacy that could take her life.
Buy today Power of Attraction at Total-E-Bound.