CONTEST and guest post with Mackenzie McKade
Mackenzie’s highjacking my blog today. Just look at her awesome cover! And she’s offering a contest – whoot! More on that later.
For now, here’s Mackenzie…
GOTTA LOVE THE VILLIAN
Has it ever felt like you are having a love/hate relationship with the villain in a story? Ever wondered why?
Like protagonists, a villain must be three-dimensional. We need to know what makes this character tick. Why does this particular person pop off the page?
Everyone is a product of their background, experiences, needs and desires. Identifying redeeming qualities and reasons why your antagonist is who he is (right or wrong) will allow us to relate and perhaps understand to a degree why he/she has chosen the path taken.
We love to hate the villain. But we seek closure and find satisfaction when the bad guy gets what’s coming to him. If not, we feel cheated.
But here’s something for an author to think about. Is your character redeemable, or has he gone past redemption? Your antagonist can become an interesting hero/heroine in your next book. Keep this in mind when developing your next villain. It might even be fun!
Now think of some of the great villians throughout time. Who would you like to see redeemed and brought back as the hero or heroine in the next book you read?
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A taste of the erotic…A measure of daring…A dash of laughter…
Hollywood, California, 2095…
Gia Easton has had it. After catching her ex-boyfriend/agent with her best friend, the beautiful actress is through with men, but not sex and especially not now. Her family is expecting to meet her latest squeeze and won’t take no for an answer. That’s why she’s standing before the new and improved line of Male Android Companions (M.A.C.). The Institute of Robotics promises the androids are as good as the real thing without the hassle or heartbreak.
The starlet has just mistaken Marc Anthony Charleston, M.A.C.’s creator, as one of his humanoids. When she selects him to take home, he’s in no hurry to correct her misunderstanding. Besides, she’s getting more bang for her buck—and so is he.
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While you’re pondering the above let me share with you how you can win an ebook download of my new release MALE ANDROID COMPANION available now at Ellora’s Cave. All you have to do is email me at Mackenzie@mackenziemckade.com before 8:00 pm (eastern time) today and describe the perfect villain. Who knows your idea just might end up in one of my books.
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