Title: Night Owl (Book #1, Night Owl Trilogy)
Author: M. Pierce
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Paperback Release Date: July 1, 2014
“Tautly written, complex, and vibrating with a dark sensuality that will have you at once blushing and anxious. You’ll think you have this book pegged . . . but you’ll be wrong.”—Christina Lauren, New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling authors of The Beautiful Bastard series
From bestselling ebook author M. Pierce comes the first novel in a provocative erotic trilogy where an anonymous online writing partnership turns into an uncontrollable, passionate obsession
At twenty-eight, Matt Sky has the perfect life. He has a beautiful girlfriend, a massive inheritance, and four national bestsellers — all penned under his airtight alias, M. Pierce.
At twenty-seven, Hannah Catalano is a train wreck. Her boyfriend is a deadbeat and her job is abysmal.
Matt and Hannah meet online as writing partners. Their relationship is safe, anonymous, and innocent…
Until Matt sees a picture of Hannah. Hannah’s picture sparks an attraction Matt is powerless to ignore. When circumstance brings Matt and Hannah together, the strangers begin a love story that’s passionate, poignant, unforgettable, and unstoppable.
To celebrate the upcoming print release of Night Owl, we are thrilled to bring you a fantastic guest post by the amazing M. Pierce! We first read Night Owl months ago (read our 5 star review here) and we have not stopped talking about this book since! Night Owl is one of those rare books that stays with you long after you have finished reading. The Epilogue is one of the most memorable ones ever. You might feel compelled to join the Night Owl Fan Page after reading the book. If you haven’t read Night Owl yet, grab it now!
Amazon paperback link: http://www.amazon.com/Night-Owl-Trilogy/dp/1250058236/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1390391205&sr=8-1
Amazon ebook link: http://www.amazon.com/Night-Owl-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00HY070CU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1390391205&sr=8-1&keywords=m.+pierc
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“Because you gave me a few prompts to choose from, I’ve decided to pick three instead of just one. I’ll answer them in list form. Thanks for these very thoughtful topics, Book Bellas.”
How to Make Your Characters Believable:
1. Give them some flaws. All real humans have flaws, and all real characters should have flaws. Perfect characters are boring. They’re also unrealistic.
2. Give them believable struggles. If your male character has good looks and inexhaustible wealth, give him some personal or social struggles that complicate the ease in his life. If your female character is beautiful and charming, maybe give her some emotional drawbacks or situational awkwardness to offset her charm. These struggles will not only make your characters more believable, they’ll make your plot more organic. That is, the problems and tensions in your novel will come from within the characters, rather than feeling like a muzzle on the story.
3. Discard (or question) your first ideas. When I set out to make a character, my mind immediately goes for certain archetypes. My mind is lazy. Discard your first impulsive ideas, or at least question them. A believable character won’t be a stereotype. He or she will be one of a kind, just like a real person.
4. Don’t be afraid to “use” people you know. We’re surrounded by “believable characters.” The old adage “write what you know” is like telling someone to breathe air. We always write what we know. So, if you know someone who has a quirky style of speech, is emotionally nuanced in a way that you find interesting, made you fall in love or made you feel like punching a wall – us it. Graft those traits or moments into your characters. It’ll give them authentic flavor.
5. Finally, a piece of advice from Hemingway: “When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.” In other words, don’t think of your characters as fictions. The best characters will be real to you. You will suffer with them as if with a loved one; when they make poor choices, you’ll be disappointed in them. If they die, you’ll mourn. A believable character is a real person.
Authors I Admire:
1. J. D. Salinger
2. Willa Cather
3. Robert Frost
4. Leah Raeder
5. Gene Wolfe
Five Things You Wouldn’t Know About M. Pierce:
1. I am obsessed with dental hygiene. I mean I brush my teeth upwards of four times a day and have an elaborate end-of-day teeth cleaning/flossing/brushing system. Yeah…
2. I’m a neat freak. If my office is messy, I can’t write.
3. I dislike cats. They make me feel uneasy. I prefer dogs.
4. When I was younger, I used to write programs in QBasic. Hello World.
5. I prefer biking to driving. Save the planet.
About the Author:
M. Pierce is the bestselling author of Night Owl, book one in the erotic Night Owl Trilogy. The author lives in Colorado and owns a rabbit named Laurence.
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Last Light (Book #2)
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18744040-last-light
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/last-light-m-pierce/1117685289?ean=9781250058362
After Dark (Book #3)
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20944389-after-dark