Warning: Read with caution, as the post can be slightly spoilery when it comes to books and movies I love.
With In Blue Poppy Fields in hands of my proofreader Jade Crystal I have taken the liberty to… do nothing today. As long as going to the movies can be called nothing. I went to see Les Misérables, bought myself popcorn and some very unhealthy drink and nestled down to be carried away into another world.
And carried away I was. I haven’t read the book, so I had been only dimly aware of the plot when the movie started. It kept me on my toes from beginning to the end. The developments in the relationship between Jean Valjean and Javert were truly thrilling and what Javert did in the end… made me flinch. I hadn’t seen it coming. I wished for something else. I really did… but what happened will stick with me and the name Javert will not be forgotten.
I love characters who I can’t forget. I love their stories that made me gasp, wince, and sometimes… cry. I want to watch and read tales where I don’t know from the start how it will all end. Give me a reason to worry about the protagonists. Make me angry at the end of the movie like in case of The Brave or Deux hommes dans la ville. Bring tears to my eyes for a romance that doesn’t have a happily ever after like in Brokeback Mountain. Let me meet King Arthur who is a Roman commander, and Lancelot who is not a knight in shiny armor. Prompt me to argue what is right and what is wrong like in Black Death. Entice me with a fantasy where the hero doesn’t want to save the world. Yes, there is one in Witcher series. Introduce me to a horrendous villain who I will want to spare like in Der Seewolf. In other words: give me an unpredictable story, please. Chances are high that I will love it no end.
My wonderful benefactors do it. (If you are coming to my blog for the first time, I mean my characters) They tell their tales to me as they unfolded in their lives. Both the good and bad events they share. We don’t shy away from any experience on the pages of our books. For life isn’t always great. Sometimes it hurts a lot. But without the lowest lows we might never recognize the highest heights which make a life worth living in the first place.
If you are not afraid to read such stories, welcome to our world. It is not a perfect one. In fact, it’s a rather dark one. And my men and women aren’t perfect either. But… they are perfectly capable to ensnare all your senses anyway If you are ready for a gay erotic paranormal fantasy that will make you long, gasp, wince, laugh and cry, hop over to the page with Guardian Demon Series books to check the blurbs.
And if you have a story that you can’t forget, share a tip in a comment, please. I’d really like to know your favorite ones.