Blog Tour for Living Again
Thanks for visiting the next stop on my blog tour.
If you’ve seen any of my other posts in this tour, you’ve read about my two main characters, Daniel Larson and Jonah Thacker and Jonah’s son, Ethan.
I want to talk today about what happens when a minor character takes over. Lawrence Thompson, Daniel’s uncle, was supposed to be a minor character. The whole story started out as a fan fiction and Uncle Lawrence was barely mentioned. He demanded more time in this version.
He became a whole plotline all by himself.
He’s extremely homophobic and is one of those that is not content to just live and let live. Especially when it comes to Daniel. He hadn’t approved when Daniel was with Tom, five years prior to the story, and he’s not happen now that he’s ‘with’ Jonah. Mind you, this unhappiness starts long before Daniel is actually with Jonah.
Homophobia and money and power do not mix well, and Uncle Lawrence gets up to all sorts of no good trying to keep our boys apart.
My characters seem to do that a lot, especially for the stories that are repurposed fan fiction. Characters that I think are minor…indeed were minor in the fan version, jumps out and demands to have the spotlight.
Comment below and let me know if that ever happens to you. Have you ever had a character, that you really tried to keep in the minor role, who absolutely demanded more attention?
I’m having fun with my blog tour so far, though I’m still kind of learning how to do all this.
I want to raffle off a signed paperback copy of the book, as well as an electronic copy to two different people. There will be three winners. The way it will work is this: Comment below and follow the tour to the other stops. Comment there too. Your name will be entered one time for each different blog you comment on. At the end of August, I will announce the winners.
|Blog Stop||Date of blog||Name of Host (or Name of Blog)||Address of Blog|
|5||7/16/2014||Charlie Cochet’s Tea House||http://www.charliecochet.com/blog/|
Blurb of Living Again:
Daniel Larson has walled himself off from any possibility of romance since his lover died violently five years ago in Afghanistan. The same bomb that ended his partner’s life took the lower part of Daniel’s left leg. The only support Daniel has, his Uncle Lawrence, is dead-set against anything homosexual, including Daniel.
Now, a popular language teacher at the local university, Daniel’s suffering from a car accident that broke his one good leg. His uncle, who is much better at throwing money at things than offering emotional support, provides a rented power chair and a private in-home nurse. Unbeknownst to his uncle, the nurse comes in the form of a man named Jonah Thacker.
Instantly attracted, Daniel and Jonah fight their mutual feelings in favor of professionalism. They become friends anyway, and Jonah shares his life with Daniel, including his handicapped son, Ethan. As Jonah and Daniel grow closer, Daniel becomes more involved in Jonah and his son’s lives, even being there for Ethan when his medical conditions worsen. But when Daniel’s uncle finds out the nurse he’s hired is male, he uses all of his resources to keep Jonah and Daniel apart.
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Brynn Stein has always loved to write. Fan fiction, original fiction, whatever. While Brynn wrote in numerous genres—everything from mystery, to contemporary, to supernatural—she had always tended toward strong male characters. And then she discovered “slash,” male/male romance, and all those strong male characters were finally allowed to express their love for one another. It seems that there are always at least two characters clamoring to tell Brynn their story.
Brynn lives in Virginia with one of her two two-legged children, and two four-legged ones. Her supportive family encourages her writing and provides a sounding board for fledgling stories. When she isn’t writing, Brynn teaches children with special needs. In free time, when such a thing exists, she reads anything she can get her hands on, and haunts bookstores. She draws and paints, and enjoys the outdoors—especially if she can get to the beach—and is always thinking about her next story.
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