Wednesday, December 8, 2010

FEATURE and GIVEAWAY: Vampires Not Invited by Cheyenne McCray

Book Interview with Cheyenne McCray in December 2010

Q: Nyx is such a unique character. How did you come up with the idea for her?

I wanted a strong heroine who had it all together. Someone who was loyal, strong, capable, beautiful, independent, and sexy. As the series developed, her character evolved. I wanted to bring out other qualities that anyone would feel? Fear, emotions, doubt, vulnerabilities and introspection that some of her ideas about the world and people might not be correct.

I thought readers would connect with her better. She had these qualities we all have, but she had the resolve to overcome them and not give in. I thought these were qualities readers would relate to in some area and also respect.

Q: How do you come up with such great secondary characters like Ice (a fellow Night Tracker) and Nadia the Siren?

I try and develop characters that would be complementary to the story and interesting to readers. Complementary does not mean the characters get along. Often times it is the personality conflicts which draw interest to them. If you look at what I write, it is in some respect similar to a real work situation. If it is a team of investigators in real life, you would expect to have the "class clown", the cocky, the serious, the sarcastic personalities. I just try and bring a mix to the story that will create interest and add to it.

Q: Do you know their personalities from the beginning or do they develop as you are writing?

Mostly from my imagination from the beginning. They come to me almost fully formed. I find most of the characters stay true to form in many ways, but some of them often develop depth and complexity. I actually come to like certain characters a great deal . . .

To read more, click here.

VAMPIRES NOT INVITED is available at Amazon (print, Kindle).

Cheyenne McCray is giving away 3 print copies of NO WEREWOLVES ALLOWED (Book 2 of the Night Tracker series)!

Mechanics of the contest:

You can do either or both of the following to enter the drawing:

1. Post a comment or question to Chey in the comment box on the review site (link) (2 chances to win) from now to December 31, 2010; AND/OR
2. Check out our contest page for the book NO WEREWOLVES ALLOWED from December 13 to 21, 2010 to enter your email address (1 chance each to win).

The winners will be announced in the comment box on the review site on January 2.

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