Tuesday, February 14, 2012
So...Does IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS Involve a Love Story?
So, does that mean there's a love story in the book? Is it a depressing love story if there's mourning involved? Is it a Hot Boy A versus Hot Boy B type of young adult love story? Is there even any kissing?
Here are the answers...
Is there a love story in the book?
Is it a depressing love story if there's mourning involved?
It's an emotional story, but I wouldn't call it depressing. The book entails a mystery, the paranormal, a Gothic-style romance, war, and a desperate world. My heroine is too preoccupied to weep nonstop.
Is it a Hot Boy A versus Hot Boy B type of young adult love story?
There's a rivalry of sorts, and the males involved are highly attractive. Yet my protagonist herself wouldn't say there's a love triangle.
Is there even any kissing?
Yes. Oh yes.
In honor of my characters' challenging romance in the midst of a troubled world, and to celebrate Valentine's Day, here's one of the songs I've been using for In the Shadow of Blackbirds inspiration: Jill Tracy's "Doomsday Serenade."