Now I’ve never been a person who cared one way or another about POV in books. First or third, doesn’t matter to me as long as it doesn’t suck. But interestingly enough I got a lot of mail when I was writing my Nightcreature Novels in the first person, not something that was often done in romance, asking me why I did that. Come to find out that people had definite ideas about first person and they didn’t like it. Now, of course, they liked MY books but hey, when was I changing to third person?
At the time, I had no plans to do so. First of all, most of the books involved the eternal question: Is the hero a monster? Literally. And if we are in his POV, we know. No big secret. End of book in chapter 1.
Secondly–I discovered I LOVED writing in first person. Adored it. Didn’t want to stop. No sir.
Thirdly–the books were doing well and the publisher didn’t want me to change a thing.
But, as this is life, #$&t happened.
Fast forward several years. Publishing has taken a hit. What used to be selling “okay” now looks pretty good. I’ve been writing in first person for quite a while and miss the old “he said, she said.” I pull out a proposal my editor had turned down because there was something that bothered her about the hero and realize what bothered her is that we don’t have his POV to explain why he’s such an ass.
Voila! The Nightcreature Novels are reborn.
MARKED BY THE MOON comes out today and I am SO excited. This book was a long time coming, and I’m thrilled to be able to return to the world of the Nightcreatures again.
Do you prefer first person or third person, or are you like me, and it doesn’t matter as long as the book doesn’t make you want to throw it against the wall?
And will you be grabbing your copy of MARKED BY THE MOON today?
I’ll be choosing a name from those who comment today to win an autographed set of the first three Nightcreature Novels-BLUE MOON, HUNTER’S MOON, DARK MOON.