Today I’m doing a sort of round robin blog tour post about the characters for my upcoming book, Murder One. I was tagged by Chris McHart here : www.chrismchart.com
MEET THE CHARACTER
1.) What is the name of your character?
2.) Is he/she fictional or a historic person?
He’s definitely fictional, although if he were real he’d make history, lol.
3.) When and where is the story set?
The book is set in the city of Nis (yes, that’s Sin spelled backwards) in an alternate Earth where demons roam the wilderness, forcing communities to build walls to protect themselves. Demon hunting is a popular and lucrative past time.
4.) What should we know about him/her?
Derwin is a bounty hunter. He’s grown up wanting to protect others, but the city and the government are corrupt. So he prefers being just a little bit outside the establishment, picking and choosing who he goes after. He also has a secret. Some people have special abilities, known as Oddities. The government frowns upon these individuals, and prefers they be kept under control, either by being “encouraged” to join the military, or law enforcement. Derwin’s Oddity is a particularly troublesome one. He feeds on pain, making himself stronger, faster, and harder to hurt. In the military, his kind are known as “Interrogators” for an obvious reason–they’re great at torturing and getting information.
It’s just one more reason that Derwin keeps his abilities known to just a few.
5.) What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life?
Two years ago, Derwin’s boyfriend was killed. He partially blames himself because Grady texted him but he wasn’t able to get home in time to save his lover. The grief won’t pass until Derwin finds the killer.
6.) What is the personal goal of the character?
He wants to be able to let go of Grady with a clear conscience, so that he can move on with his life. Derwin also wants justice for the person responsible for ruining his life.
7.) Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it?
The working title is “Murder One” (Book One of the Oddity Series). You can find snippets, character sketches and more on my blog. (Just click the tag “Murder One”)
8.) When can we expect the book to be published or when was it published?
I’ve got about three more chapters to write and it’ll be done! I’m hoping it will be picked up by a publisher early in 2015 and released maybe late 2015 or early 2016. Lol of course it may take longer. If worse comes to worse, I’ll be self-publishing it as I do many of my shorter fiction pieces.
LINK AND BIO OTHER AUTHORS: (To be posted on October 27)