Well, right now with my dark romances, it’s sex and violence. Sex sells, so does violence. Now imagine a book with them both!
I always throw my readers through a loop. Twists just come naturally to me, I don’t even know I’ve thrown one in there until after. I don’t want my novels to be predictable. I like to keep my readers on their toes. Just when you think you know what’s going on… you really don’t. Trust me.
Conflict. Every novel or flash fiction has to have a type of conflict. Conflict gets the juices going, the adrenaline rush and keeps those pages turning.
There is always a piece of me in my books, some more than others and I would never tell you which parts are fictional and which are reality.
I like my female characters to have heart, compassion, but still be strong and able to kick arse, either literally or with magic.
A satisfying ending. That doesn’t mean there will be a HEA. I write about real life, and real-life is dark and gritty. And in my fantasy, you still have the darkness – the good vs evil and the darkness the protagonist is fighting.
I had to put this in. DNA by BTS