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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Earth, Wind, Fire...Not the Musical Group!

I had no intention when I started out to write a series of books about the elements. Heck, I wasn't even sure I *could*. Writing a series, especially paranormal, is hard work. You have to build the world and make sure it's believable. Just because you can see the world in your head, doesn't mean anyone else can.

So what's with the title? I wrote a short about a fire elemental. It was a one-off story that I thought, well, okay I can run with the brother, but that's it. I was so wrong.

Fire Woman is, you guessed it, about a fire elemental. Atria hates and loves her fire. She can do things no one else can, but then there's the itsy bitsy issue of sex. Imagine the person you're with immolating when you insert tab A into slot A. Doesn't sound like much fun, does it? Not to me. I loved writing about how she found her soul mate or in this world, her counterpart.

So what was it about the brother? Luc is his own creature. He's human, don't get me wrong. He's plain, boring, and gay...oh and he fronts a punk band. I loved his stories, Wrapped Around and The Air I Breathe. Wrapped Around is his Christmas story and The Air I Breathe is the afterwards. Both stories are yet to release. WA comes out in December and TAIB is set for January. But the fun of this story wasn't Luc being the elemental, but his boyfriend is. Taygan is an air elemental and he's very much a free spirit. Putting the two together was hard, but it was fun.

So what about the rest of the band? I'm plotting/writing them out. My hero in the next story has an Earth elemental for a date. Drives him crazy that she's a flower power, tree-hugging, bicycle rider. Did I mention he drives a street legal monster truck? Yeah, there's going to be sparks.

I love the challenge of giving each elemental and each band member a story. The how and why are the best. Maybe that's why I love paranormal. I can let them do whatever they want to do.

I think that's the fun of Halloween, too. You can be whoever you want to be and can make it a blast if you want.

Have fun and get dressed up, even if you don't believe in Halloween. A good role play or fetish night with costumes might be just what the doctor ordered!

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About Megan: When she's not writing the stories in her head, Megan Slayer can be found luxuriating in her hot tub with her two vampire Cabana boys, Luke and Jeremy. She has the tendency to run a tad too far with her muse, so she has to hide in the head of her alter ego, but the boys don't seem to mind.
When she's not obsessing over her whip collection, she can be found picking up her kidlet from school.

She enjoys writing in all genres, but writing about men in love suits her fancy best.

Currently hanging out every Wednesday and Friday at the Menagerie Authors site, hunting Hotties for the Saturday posts, and working on the next great story brewing in her head!


Na said...

I imagine writing a paranormal series is tough work, because you have to build an incredible world but keep it believable. That's why I enjoy it though, its complexities.

Wendi Zwaduk said...

Thanks, Na! I'm glad you like them. :-)

Natasha Blackthorne said...

This is a great story written in beautiful, sensual prose. :)

Wendi Zwaduk said...

Thanks Natasha!! Glad you liked it. :-)