Wednesday, February 26, 2014

CONSTRUCTING MARCUS by Danielle DeVor: Guest Post

Welcome to the Book Tour & Giveaway for Constructing Marcus by Danielle DeVor. You can find Danielle's complete tour schedule at MythBehaving Book Tours.

Why a Construct? by Danielle DeVor

When I decided to write a YA Paranormal Romance, I wanted to do something different. There are tons of vampires, werewolves, ghosts, and zombies. And, honestly, since I was already writing a vampire fantasy series, I wanted to go into a different creature.

I tend to research odd things at random. One minute, I can be looking up the latest information on eating disorders and the next minute reading about the occult in Victorian England.

So, when I set out to write Constructing Marcus, I poured through my head at all the little things I had picked up over the years. I wanted the creature to be familiar enough that he’d be easy to write, yet different enough that there would be new problems to have to work through between the love interest.

Finally, my brain settled on the case of “Philip”. There was a group of Canadian parapsychologists in the 1970’s who sought to disprove Ouija boards. They decided what Philip would look like if asked, his personality, how he died, etc. Roughly a year later, “Philip” manifested. He rapped on tables. Answered “yes” or “no” questions.

Needless to say, my brain began working overtime. I started thinking about if a ghost could be “constructed” how powerful would he be? How long could he live? What would affect him? Soon after, Marcus was born.

Sixteen-year-old ghost hunter, Emma Hoffman thought that moving into an old Victorian was going to be awesome– ghosts galore.

Large Base Consstructing Marcus Working copyMuch to her delight, she discovers that the house is haunted—not by a ghost, but by a construct (a spirit created to be a servant). As she gets to know Marcus, the construct, he asks her to help him avenge his maker and find her killer. Emma’s not too sure this is a good idea, she’s a ghost hunter after all, not a detective, but she agrees to help him anyway. While trying to discover more information about the killer, Emma begins to have feelings for Marcus- feelings she isn’t ready to admit. Then the sorcerer who killed Marcus’s maker shows up at Emma’s house with an insane plan to capture Marcus and absorb his power- Emma isn’t having it. Marcus is hers. When the killer performs a spell that begins to steal Marcus’s life force, Emma risks losing him. It’s a race against time for Emma to figure out how to stop the sorcerer and his spell before Marcus fades away and disappears from her life forever.

DanielleDeVorAuthorPhotoDanielle DeVor spent her early years fantasizing about vampires and watching “Salem’s Lot” way too many times. After living briefly in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she moved back to her hometown to write. When not writing and reading about weird things, you will find her hanging out at the nearest coffee shop, enjoying a mocha frappuccino. Danielle has been on a writing roll this year! With the release of Tail of the Devil, Constructing Marcus and Sorrow’s Point she already has three books out. You can find Tail of the Devil and Sorrow’s Point at Amazon.  


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