It's my pleasure to welcome you to my stop on the Lemniscate by Jennifer Murgea blog tour! We'll have a guest post for you today!
Here's a little bit about her:
"Jennifer Murgia has been writing since she was nine years old. After receiving recognition for her poetry, she went on to use her talents to bring characters to life in fiction novels that are authentic, intriguing, and personal. She currently resides in Pennsylvania with her husband and two children."
And here's Lemniscate:
"For Teagan, these last few months have been heaven on earth - especially now that Garreth, her boyfriend and guardian angel, is earthbound. But perhaps Garreth is becoming a little more human than either of them expected.Now, Teagan must realize that her world is once again about to shift, as she questions the faith she held in others against those once considered enemies.
In this continuation of Angel Star, Lemniscate will draw you even deeper into the world of dark and light as Teagan realizes the angel who could possibly save them all is the one angel she feared the most."
HOW TO MAKE A BELIEVABLE VILLAIN
Don’t get the wrong idea about me, but, I just LOVE villains! There’s something about them! More than reading about one, I can honestly say, I enjoy writing a total meanie into my stories!
There are two types, as depicted in Angel Star and Lemniscate . . . the classic bully, who taunts and generally likes making the main character’s life miserable. This villain can be shallow, they can tease for he sake of being mean to someone – or they can be so internally ripped up inside that it gives reason for their actions, which is the way I like to roll when writing about a villain.
The type 2 villain is seriously fun! This is the villain who is psychologically menacing. Take Hadrian for example, he has motives – which define his desire for creating chaos. He’s complex and precise, and is bent on getting into the heads of those he taunts, in order to frighten them to a breaking point.
Angel Star kept my villains divided into two separate categories, while Lemniscate challenged
something deeper. In Lemniscate, you’ll find my two villains are actually at the mercy of something much darker, which could quite possibly be the root of all evil. The Uber Villain.
I’d love to know how readers react to villains – which are some of your favorites, and what makes them so desirable?
AND A GIVEAWAY!
During the duration of the tour, be sure to enter Jennifer Murgia's Be An Angel, Give A Book Contest. Purchase a copy of Angel Star or Lemniscate during the month of December and email your receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org for your chance to be "an angel". Both books in the name of the winner randomly chosen will be donated to that winner's choice of library. ALL those who enter, will be entered to win a Goodie Basket of Lands Atlantic books. That winner will be announced on Jan. 2nd, 2012 on Jennifer's site.
FOLLOW THAT TOUR!
12/9- Mundie Moms, tour kick off
12/10- Reader Girls, review & giveaway
12/11- Regina-Unsettled, guest post
12/12- Confession of a Vi3tBabe, character interview
12/13- Clean Teen Fiction, review & giveaway
12/14- , guest post