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Monday, February 14, 2011

GUEST BLOG: YOLANDA SFETSOS

Happy Valentine's Day!

Ah, it's that time of the year again. Valentine's Day. The day of love... filled with flowers, chocolates, romance, good vibes, and the Antichrist. No. Hold on a minute. The Antichrist isn't usually mentioned or even thought about, on the day of love... is it? Nope, that's just in my story.

That's right. My latest release from Eternal Press is a novella called, NUMB6R OF TH6 B6AST. It takes place around Valentine's Day, and although the air of romance doesn't escape it, there are a lot of other, darker things going on.

It's not easy being the Antichrist...

All Luci wants this Valentine's Day is a date. So when she runs into her teenage crush, Damien, out of the blue after so many years, she’s willing to see where things lead. What she doesn’t know is that Damien belongs to a fanatical group that is convinced the Antichrist will rise this year.

Usually a bunch of whackos wouldn’t worry her. Not when her life is already full of them. Except this bunch is convinced that she’s the Antichrist, and they are determined to stop her rise to power.

Now that she's reunited with Damien, Luci's not going to let these crazy, robed men stop her from enjoying her first date in ages. She’s determined to have a good time...even if it kills her.

My paranormal romance story (with a touch of urban fantasy) is told by a snarky heroine who's just reunited with her gorgeous teen crush. Except, he's no average love interest, and has a whole bunch of secrets. Secrets that can ruin anyone's day. Well, maybe not Luci's. No matter what's going on, or if someone seems determined to threaten and get to her, she's not going to let anyone keep her from enjoying her first real date with Damien.

When the idea for this story came about, I knew I wanted to tackle it with a good dose of dark humour. I mean, how can an average person deal with the fact that they're more than likely the rising Antichrist and will one day destroy everyone/everything, if not with a little humour? No one, especially when it's completely out of their hands.

I've always found the concept of the Antichrist fascinating, and very creepy. I mean, the concept of Satan being born into this world in the body of a human to appear sincere and good when in fact there's another, much darker agenda in store, is pretty scary. I also enjoyed watching The Omen movies, Rosemary's Baby, and even Lost Souls because of it. So writing this story was both a lot of fun, and quite a dark journey.

Luci might look at the world through the eyes of an average (and sometimes even self-involved) woman, who likes to shake things off with laughter and jokes, but at the root of this story is one woman's struggle to overcome a darkness she was destined to fulfill. It's also a love story between two people who wasted a lot of years, because too many obstacles and secrets stood in their way.

I really hope that you enjoy Luci and Damien's story. There really is a bit of everything--mysterious men in robes, chases through city streets, ancient myths, a nun, a conspiracy theory nut, romance, demons, secrets, and even a little bit of spice.

Thanks for reading!

NUMB6R OF TH6 B6AST is now available from Eternal Press. (Use this promo code: 612JMZN67VZX @ the Eternal Press website & get 25% off your order.)

Yolanda Sfetsos
http://www.yolandasfetsos.com/

Yolanda Sfetsos lives in Sydney, Australia with her husband, daughter, and cat. She loves to spend most of her days writing stories. Her muse doesn't like genre restrictions and is always happy to toe the dark edge of storytelling. When she’s not writing she spends as much time as possible with her small family. She also enjoys watching movies, TV shows and reading.

1 comment:

Yolanda Sfetsos said...

Thanks so much for having me over here! :)