Hello Readers! Let’s welcome Marina Simcoe as she shares her paranormal romance series - Demons. In addition, she also going to share a more in depth look at her writings! Enjoy and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!
ABOUT THE BOOKS
Demons Series Book 1
by Marina Simcoe
Genre: Paranormal Romance
They are big, strong and silent. Their faces are hidden behind masks and their bodies are enclosed in armor suits. They took me from my home in the middle of the night and have been holding me in isolation for months. I don't fully understand the purpose of my captivity. No one explains anything to me. No one even talks to me.
Nearly driven to madness with no more hope for freedom, I no longer care if I live or die.
And then he speaks to me. Just a few words . . . He throws me a lifeline and helps me find my way back to sanity. He becomes my only companion. My light in the darkness.
I suspect they may not be entirely human. What's worse is that he may be one of them.
New Edition, 2018
Warning: Demon Mine is a paranormal romance with dark elements. It contains sexual situations, graphic descriptions of intimacy, and potential triggers. Intended for mature readers.
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Demons Series Book 2
I’ve been abducted, twice in as many months.
The world of my captors is a dark and mysterious place, but for me it also holds forbidden pleasures I’ve never experienced before.
Still, when I get a chance to run, I take it.
A rebel and a convicted criminal, he has spent most of his existence suspended between two worlds, in a state his kind call Deep Sleep. Nearly forgotten by all.
Until I disturb his slumber.
The touch of a demon awaken is always dangerous. And for me, it turns out treacherous in more ways than one.
I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN. LET THE SLEEPING DEMONS LIE.
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Thanks for joining us today, Marina! I am so excited that you are going to share a more in depth look at your writing!
What is your favorite part of this book and why?
In Demon Mine, my absolute favourite scene is when Sytrius gives Alyssa his name.
During the re-writes and editing, I must have read the whole manuscript over a dozen times. But even now, whenever I come to that scene, I still get goosebumps. It’s a short scene, but this is the first time Sytrius breaks the rules he’d lived under for centuries. He does so for no other reason but to give something to Alyssa. He has nothing else to give to her, so he gives her his name.
The connection between them starts much earlier, but this is an important step in his process of changing and his way to redemption.
If you could spend time with a character from your book whom would it be? And what would you do during that day?
Funny thing, if I had a real chance to spend a day with a character from either of the books, I’d love to hang out with my heroines rather than the sexy demon.
Spending time with an Incubus is highly addictive, and my heroes are dedicated to their women. Honestly, I’m afraid I’d end up with my heart broken by the end of the day.
Unless I can have my very own Incubus, I’d prefer to hang out with the girls.
Both heroines in the series, Kitty and Alyssa, are very close to me personally. Alyssa is a little more sensual and vulnerable. Kitty is a little tougher and slightly introverted. Both are kind, compassionate, and strong when it matters, especially, when it comes to people and demons whom they care about.
Are your characters based off real people or did they all come entirely from your imagination?
All my characters are entirely product of my imagination. When creating them, I do take some of my own past experiences, maybe some traits from people I’ve met in my life, too. But the blend is unique for each and every one.
I don’t use celebrity images for inspiration. When I write, all faces and personalities are in my head only. I try to describe them accurately enough to form a realistic person, but make sure to leave some room for reader’s imagination, too. So that the readers can take my characters and make them their own.
Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?
The more confident I grow as an author, the more control I feel I have over the characters and the story. However, it still happens at times. Some characters turn out to be stronger that others, demanding things their way.
Also, I adore my secondary characters so much, I let them jump in with their own stories here and there. To me, showing the experiences of other people and demons, even the ones who are not the main characters, is a way to expand the world building of the series.
Convince us why you feel your book is a must read.
It’s not! J Ha! I can guarantee you that if you don’t read my books, the world will not end and the life will go on.
However, reading my stories may give you a chance to experience a wide range of emotions and, as many readers have commented, will put a happy smile on your face at the end. Sometimes, that’s all we need to make it through the day.
I write not to change the world, but to give a few hours of entertainment to my readers. If they connect with my characters enough to be afraid for them, to cry with them, and then to love and laugh along with them then I could not ask for anything more.
Have you written any other books that are not published?
No. I publish everything I write. I have a book I’ve unpublish for re-editing, The Real Thing, but I plan to re-publish it as soon as re-writes and editing are complete.
It is a standalone novel that is also set in Demons universe.
If your book had a candle, what scent would it be?
Definitely something sweet and hot, with a hint of sinister and indulgent. Dark chocolate? Blood-red roses? Honey-and-bourbon? Or orange-with-chili-peppers?
What did you edit out of this book?
There seem to be at least one scene in each book I write that ends up being edited.
In Demon Mine, book 1, a love scene was deleted for the sake of pacing. I had it close to the end where the readers would be too excited to learn the resolution, and the scene slowed the story down. The editor strongly suggested I cut it, so I did.
I agreed it had to be done, but I love this scene so much, I’m still considering including it as “bonus content” somewhere at the book. Right now, it could only be read on my Facebook page, and I’m planning to add it to my website one day.
In The Forgotten, book 2, it was also a love scene that had to be cut. I thought it was rather informative, giving a little insight into the seduction process of my demons. However, the editor found it happened a little too soon and a bit random. I agreed it had to go, pulled my characters apart and made them behave for a couple more chapters before getting them back together again in any intimate way.
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Marina Simcoe likes to write sweet and sexy love stories about characters who may or may not be entirely human. She firmly believes that our contemporary world could use a little bit of the extraordinary.
She has lots of fun exploring how her out-of-this-world characters with their own set of beliefs, values, and aspirations fit into our everyday life.
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