Jun 27, 2012 - On Writing, Paranormal, Romance    61 Comments

Demons Rule! Angels Drool!

(Congratulations to Trix who won a copy of Angel in the Middle)

Or what happens when characters take over.

Meet Tribal, the angel formerly known as Marcus. He’s quickly become one of my favorite characters, but there’s a little secret in his past. Tribal was originally only going to be a single scene character. He was a rent boy who attracted Franco’s attention. I didn’t even give him a name in that scene. He was simply “the twink with the tribal tattoos.”

Then a beta reader jumped all over me because she loved “the twink with the tattoos” and she wanted more of him. So, I went back to that scene and at the end, this happened:

***

Tribal slithered up Franco’s sweaty body and met his eyes. He pulled the two fifties out of his pocket and let them fall to the pavement. “My master says he will speak with you when you find the fallen one. There will be payment for services rendered, of course.” He leaned forward and pressed his lips to Franco’s. “You taste good, Big Guy.” Then he vanished in a flash that left spots whirling in front of Franco’s face.

He stood there, with his jeans around his ankles, smelling the brimstone of Tribal’s departure. Damn. If there’d been anything missing from this problem, it had just shown up and fucked him. He picked up the bills, pulled up his pants up, and climbed into the Hummer.

He’d been assigned to hunt a fallen one who looked like an angel. One Lucifer himself took an interest in. And now a map lay on his dashboard. A map that hadn’t been there when he’d gone into the bar. He picked it up. Ybor City. He’d be driving all night. He and the devil might be in Georgia, but Darius was in Florida.

***

I hadn’t planned for it. I didn’t even know it was going to happen. I was like Tribal took control of the scene and revealed himself not just to Franco, but to me.  Those are the moments when being an author is absolutely awesome. When something changes and suddenly the direction of a
story becomes clear. When a character becomes real not because of a carefully filled out character sheet but because he wrestles control from the author and says “this is all about me!”

Want to read more about Tribal and the Lucifer’s Boys gang in Angel in the Middle and Demon Bait?  They’re available from Liquid Silver Books and on Amazon.

61 Comments

  • OH yea Demons!

  • Demons have more fun ;)

  • I have the bad boy thing, demons!

  • Demons seem to be the favorite don’t they? I wish I could read a really good angel adult book. Might have to look at yours.

  • Love the bad boys ;) Give me a demon any day!!

    sionedkla@gmail.com

  • Demons, please. I love me some bad boys!! LOL

    Thanks,
    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  • i agree! i love a bad boy demon! thanks for joining the hop!!!

  • I want both. I need the good and the bad, oh what fun we would have!

    proudarmymom32(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • Demons
    hstreible(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Even though I love a bad boy demon I still lean towards angels. I don’t know if it is the fact that I want to corrupt them or if the wings just turn me on.
    starlaraeven at gmail dot com

  • Team Demon!!!

  • Demons!
    molly(dot)frenzel(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Bad boys all the way – Demons

    jlhmass at yahoo dot com

  • I’m on team angel!

  • Definitely Team Demons!

    cguidroz2(at)cox(dot)net

  • I want them both : )
    roseannh95@gmail(dot)com

  • Angels, because there’s nothing like an innocent who doesn’t know he’s naughty. :-)

  • Woohoo! Demons do it better! ;) Wicked is the new yummy.
    Taghairmpyxi at aol dot com

  • I love Angels.
    strive4bst at yahoo dot com

  • Well currently I have a soft spot for angels :)

  • Demons.

    acm05atjuno.com

  • Angels… especially fallen ones *g*

  • I’m going to go with dark angels. ;-)

  • Angels

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  • Demons all the way! :)

    FireFlyPixie24(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • Team Demon all the way!

    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win!
    reneebennett35(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • Demons! Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  • Gotta go with Angels – love fallen ones especially!

  • Demons are so hawt!!!(pun intended)

  • Normally I would say BOTH but after that I’m thinking Demon. For the moment at least! LOL! Thanks for the giveaway!
    suz2@cox.net

  • I have to go with demons. I like the bad boys.

  • Demons!
    jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

  • While an Angel would be fun to corrupt, I think I’d go for the demon.

  • Definitely demons all the way!
    laceyblossom1(at)gmail(dot)com

  • I’m definitely Team Demon — I have a thing for bad boys!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  • I love those bad boys, so Demons for me! ;)
    trb0917 at gmail.com

  • both but love the Fallen Angel series by JR Ward Gale
    pgan427@yahoo.com

  • Demons, I like the look of you books! Didn’t mean to rhyme.

  • Demons!! :)

  • I will have to go with demons! I love their dark temptation!

    Tabatha Hansen
    mmparanormalromance@gmail.com
    mmparanormalromance.wordpress.com

  • I’m greedy! Both! Can’t pick just one.

    beckerjo at verizon dot net

  • Love the demons, especially the ones that prove to have a soft side

  • I like bad boy angels…nice mix of the bad with the good.
    isabelli3619 (at) aol (dot) com

  • I like Angels with a passionate, naughty side :)

    penumbrareads(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Since dark can not exist without light, Angels and Demons can not exist one without the other…. therefore, I must choose both!

  • I actually like both, angels and demons. But I also like my angels to have a little bit of the bad boy in them. Thanks for the giveaway.
    lisa(at)vetteklisa(dot)com

  • I gotta go with Demons their sexy in my mind!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    red_tigergirl2(At)hotmail(dot)com

  • I love both!! I want my nice mixed with lots of naughty!! The naughtier, the better!
    Mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  • Demons are the ultimate bad boys, and I have a major “thing” for bad boys, so I’m definitely Team Demon!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  • I”m going to have to go with Angels! They’re sexy, built, winged… I mean, come on… feathers??? ;) And just who ever said angels were all sugar and nice? Even biblical angels were pretty fierce.
    So, yep, gonna have to go with feathers over horns.

    anya.millar@gmail.com

  • Oh can I have a fallen angel? Or at least a smart-a** one?
    viarirose@gmail.com

  • Need to pick a little bad boy with a heart of gold LOL definitely going with the demons. Thank you for the fun.
    dz59001[at]gmail[dot]com

  • I’m a total demon girl. I like dark heroes.

  • I want both!!
    beckerjo at verizon dot net

  • I can’t pick. All depends on the writer. I good writer can make you cheer for either. ;)
    Adila

  • Fallen Angels! :D Thank you for the awesome giveaway!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

  • demons
    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • Angels all the way! ;)

    kristinaleigh1@hotmail.com

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