So yeah, per my last post, I’ve begun writing a PNR. At least I think it’s a PNR…it might be horror with a bit of romance thrown in. Is there a such thing as Horror Romance? If not I officially declare it a genre. BOOM! I’m about 5k into it and I’m feeling groovy about it. Of course that could change in the next 24 to 48 hours but I’m getting handle on the tone of the story. I think that’s what is most important. Here’s a short snippet to give you an idea of where I’m going.
Keep in mind that this is extremely rough so please forgive any typos or clunkiness (not a word. made it one. BOOM!)
The neigborhood wavered somewhere between desolate and dangerous. Narrow, paintless houses flanked either side of the street like rows of bad teeth. Sidewalks buckled and cracked over the roots of gnarled and sickly looking trees. On the walk over Lincoln was chased into the street more than once by mangy, vicious dogs growling and barking territorially in overgrown alleyways. All of that to arrive at some place that looked like it hadn’t had an active purpose since the late 1800’s.
Lincoln stepped back a bit and tipped up the brim of his hat. “This can’t be the right place,” he murmurs to himself as he looked around.
Across the street a group of young men with ill intentions loitered in front of a corner liqour store.
“Say, man, you lost or sumthin’?”
“Nah, I’m good,” Lincoln answered, shaking his head. “Thanks,” he added, turning toward the building again.
The group of young men pointed and snickered at him–a pretty boy all done up like Sunday morning, standing outside of what appeared to be an abandoned warehouse. A faded sign painted on the side of the building’s crumbling facade boasted that it once housed the Steinberg Carriage service. According to his ad in the paper, this building had since been repurposed into a large, live-in work space for a woman photographer by the name of Jameson Wantling. From the outside the place looked unihabitable but, apparently, Lincoln was exactly where he was supposed to be.
I haven’t begun these books but as soon as I get my monthly book allowance and plan to purchase and dive in.
If you are a PNR or UF fan and you’re not reading series you must be sick or dead. It’s full of awesome. Can’t wait to see what Chess and Terrible get up to 🙂
I read the first book in this series in that latter part of last year and fell in love with it instantly. It has all the things I like in my paranormal books. Dark and disturbed hero, creepy, gothic atmosphere, ghosts and a strong but flawed heroine. It’s also full of win.
Now, I know I’m behind the power curve on this one but, with good reason. In the wake of Twilight-fever I was off vampire stories but, I read the sample for this one a few weeks ago and all I can say is…yes and yes!
Hope your hump-day is a good one!