Thursday, May 1, 2014

Making the Good Boy Bad by Missy Jane, author of Trusting an Angel - Win a $25 Gift Card!


Title: Trusting an Angel
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Author: Missy Jane
Publisher: Entangled Covet
Language: English
Pages: 154
Format: Ebook

As the owner of a string of successful nightclubs all over the world, Zerach can have any woman--except for his assistant Isadora O’Donnell. First off, Isadora isn't a one-night-stand kind of girl, and second, her dominating godparents don't approve of him. There's also the fact that he is an archangel with a mission to protect humans from demons, something Isadora can never find out about. Isadora secretly longs for Zerach’s attention but her scarred body and his playboy ways keep her from acting on her feelings. With her only family on the brink of bankruptcy, she’s determined to help them, even if it means trying to forget Zerach and marrying the womanizing Jake, a man she’ll never love. Zerach tries to keep Isadora at arm's length, but when a demon starts stalking her, Zerach will stop at nothing to protect the woman he loves. But protecting her could cost him his wings.


Making the Good Boy Bad

As an author, one of my favorite things to do is taking a preconceived character and shaking things up. I made sure my vampires were a little less vampiric than the norm. I chose to use many animals for my shifters than just the standard go-to wolves and cats. Now with angels I thought it would be fun to make them bad boys. Maybe not really bad, I mean, I want readers to like these guys. But they’re definitely not angelic and sweet, full of nothing but love and innocence. Oh no. My archangels are Alpha men who like women as much as any human male, and they’re not afraid to show it.

The hero in Trusting an Angel is Zerach Maxwell, a businessman many perceive to be shady and ruthless. He owns many businesses but is mostly well-known for a string of nightclubs. How un-angel-like can a guy be but to own nightclubs? I was sorely tempted to make them strip clubs but didn’t want him to be too tainted. After all, the heroine had to be able to fall in love with him and that might have been pushing it. So, he owns night clubs and isn’t shy about loving human women. This certainly doesn’t make him a horrible person, but it definitely adds a little of the bad-boy image to his persona. So after reading him, you won’t be thinking of a figure in a long white gown with a halo, but maybe a sexy man in a custom-made thousand-dollar Italian suit.

What do you think of making good guys go bad in fiction? Is there a persona/character stereotype you would like to be shaken up a bit?

-Missy Jane
*Make reading a guilty pleasure…*


Ms. Missy Jane is the alter ego of a Texas mother of four who has been married to the same wonderful man for over sixteen years. A few years ago Missy finished reading a book by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory, titled The Outstretched Shadow, and thought -Now, what if? -and a monster was created. Missy now spends most of her time lost in worlds of her own making alternately loving and hating such creatures as vampires, shape-shifters and gargoyles (to name a few). When not writing, she spends her time reading, taking photos of her four beautiful daughters and training her husband to believe she's always right.  



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