Friday, July 14, 2006

Everything But the Kitchen Sink

Ever written one of those books where you throw in everything you've ever loved about a romance or mystery or both? I think the book I'm working on now, DEADLY ILLUSION, is turning out to be one of those for me. Here are just a few of my favorite story elements that I've managed to weave into this story so far:

1) International intrigue

2) Paranormal gifts

3) Rough, sarcastic bad boy hero with a vulnerable heart

4) Troubled heroine with a spine of steel and a big heart

5) A dangerous, enigmatic trickster character whose actions stir the plot

6) A shadow couple whose love shows the hero and heroine that the obstacles between them don't have to be insurmountable

7) A lush, exotic setting

8) The hero getting beat up and the heroine nursing him

9) Lots of snarky dialogue

10) A mysterious secret society whose motives are unclear

11) Alphabet soup (CIA, DSS, MSG, etc)

12) Did I mention the snarky dialogue?

I have no idea how this book will hold together when it's done, but it sure has been fun to write.


Marianne Arkins said...

I'm so hooked on this story ... I wish your editor would hurry up and approve the next book already!!

MaryF said...

I Must Read This Book.