You know that doubting voice in your head? The insidious, snaky one who whispers, 'you can't do that' or 'you're not good enough' or 'what will people think of you?' We all have to face her, in our personal and family lives as well as professionally. And being an author is no exception.
When I first thought about writing a paranormal romance series centered on the biblical apocalypse, I was so excited. It's high concept! It's scary! It's sexy! What could go wrong?
But the Voice of Doubt – yeah, you all know her, right? – whispered, 'dude, you can't do that.'
Me: Why not? It'll be cool! Plagues of wrath, cities being destroyed, zombies, vampires, curses, the dead rising, oh my…
Voice of Doubt: But you'll have to write about angels, and faith, and stuff like that. You might offend someone!
Me: Not gonna happen. These angels aren't the 'real' angels, see? They're fictional. Pretend ones. It's a romance! Hot hunky warrior heroes with feathers and swords… mmm…
Voice of Doubt: But…
Me: Shut up. Who says I can't?
And so my Seven Signs series was born. First and foremost, it's a paranormal romance series, with aforementioned hot hunky warrior heroes and strong heroines who aren't afraid to fight for their lives. If you enjoy romances by Heather Killough-Walden, Nalini Singh or Kristina Douglas, or urban fantasy by Linda Poitevin (I love her books!), this series is for you!
But it's also a fictional take on what might happen in Manhattan when the Apocalypse comes. REVELATION is a fun fantasy, packed with action as well as romance. It has hungry zombies and snarky demon princes and an unhinged archangel with less-than-pure motives. If you believe in angels, that's great – but these aren't those angels. They're the paranormal romance kind. They have earthly lives and human troubles, and they fall in love.
And kill zombies. Don't forget the zombies. Like I said: it's fantasy. I had a wild, fun time writing it, and I hope you enjoy it too!
P.S. If you like you, can check it out (and read an excerpt) at my website: http://www.ericahayes.net/sevensigns.html
And I'd love you to visit me on Facebook: http://facebook.com/ericahayes.author
Let's do a giveaway! For the chance to win a Kindle copy of my vampire short story HUNTER'S BLOOD, answer me this: What does the Voice of Doubt say to you, and how do you silence it?
***Erica's winner is Yadkny! Please email your mailing information to firstname.lastname@example.org.***