Who We Truly Are by Victoria Sue
Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words is happy to have Victoria Sue here sharing something’s about herself and her latest story. Welcome, Victoria!
Does research play a role into choosing which genre you write? Do you enjoy research or prefer making up your worlds and cultures?
Wow – that’s a huge question. Short answer – Yes. The long answer is a little more complicated.
I adore fantasy and paranormal. I loved every second of the make-believe world of Askara that I created for The Alpha King trilogy, and that was much easier than the other two worlds I have written in over the last twelve months.
I have written two regency historicals – The Innocent Auction, and The Innocent Betrayal – and the huge amount of research that takes – language, geography, customs, dress, politics, buildings—and more—is a great deal of work. I got to the point in both books where nearly every paragraph needed some detail checking. Even down to the cover. I found a gorgeous picture of old London complete with the synonymous Big Ben clock tower. Then I found out Big Ben wasn’t built until thirty years after the story in my book had happened!
I wanted something completely different for my Enhanced Series so research was a very important factor in writing. The Enhanced aren’t paranormal in the usual sense. There is no magic, there are no shapeshifting anything, and there are no weird viruses or post-apocalyptic scenarios.
Everything I write in the book is just natural human evolution speeded up. To bring it back to basics – we haven’t needed out appendix since we stopped being plant eaters and swinging through the trees – and some babies have started being born without one. Likewise, our wisdom teeth – 35% of the population don’t have them. We don’t need them – most people use utensils 😉
My enhanced boys are a little more complicated. Talon finds out in Who We Truly Are the theory behind his genetic development. It’s at the end of the book – so I’m not going to spoil the surprise here, just to say most people would never guess it is perfectly possible to change your own DNA. The science is called Epigenetics. It’s not as cool as the gene that makes a baby’s skin waterproof in the uterus, accounting for bullets and other missiles being unable to penetrate Gael’s skin, but it has all sorts of possibilities for the series.
Sawyer also reveals a little of the science behind his abilities, which our resident genius Finn understands completely, of course.
There are more surprises coming in the series as each character’s abilities are explained and revealed, and new ones are introduced.
Do you like HFN or HEA? And why?
A happily ever after – cue Disney music… Actually, that brings me to a question I know I’m going to get asked. My Enhanced series was always going to be one book per couple.
And then I met Talon.
Talon is an ass. He’s a gorgeous ass (Or as Finn would say – he has a gorgeous ass) Talon couldn’t somehow do a three sixty and sweep Finn of his pretty toes. Talon had a lot of history and while I love nothing better than to wave a magic wand – he took two books.
Talon needed taming, and Finn was just the guy to do it. He needed to get his head out of said gorgeous ass, and it took him two books to get there.
Thank you 😊
Who We Truly Are – blurb
Talon’s deadly abilities are spiraling out of control. Desperate to keep Finn safe, Talon struggles to protect the man he loves with all his heart, and not become the greatest risk to Finn’s life.
Finn has no choice but to offer himself as bait for the evil forces kidnapping enhanced children, facing danger he is untrained and unprepared for, and he is having to do it alone.
Does Talon have one last fight in him? Will he slay everyone who wants to destroy Finn and the team, or will he finally discover that to defeat their enemy and the ultimate threat, the biggest battle he has to face is one with himself?
BUY LINKS – Who We Truly Are
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About the Author
Wrote her first book on a dare from her hubby two years ago and he says he has regretted it every day since. Loves writing about gorgeous boys loving each other the best, and especially with either a paranormal or a historical twist. Had a try at writing contemporary but failed spectacularly when it grew four legs and a tail.
Is an English northern lass but is currently serving twenty to life in Florida – unfortunately, she spends more time chained at her computer than on a beach.
Loves to hear from her readers and can be found most days lurking on facebook.