J.R. Rain - Blog

Home Novels Short Works BLOG J.K.Drew J.R.Rain Presents Stores Kindle Worlds About Connect

3/11/17 - What I'm working on now

March 11, 2017

Hi again! Just wanted to swing by and give some of you assurances that I will be beginning Moon Angel next month. I'm hoping for a 3 month turnaround, so that we can wrap up the "Devil's Triangle" in-series trilogy this summer! Wouldn't that be nice?! But, as always, there's no rushing the story. No one wants a rushed story, right?

So, what am I working on this month? Well, it's a side project I started while writing Midnight Moon, and I want to see it through, especially since I don't expect it to be very big. As mentioned in an earlier post, Silver Light is set in the Sam Moon world, but features a rather badass mermaid. Yes, a mermaid. Alexander Silver appears often in my thoughts, and when that happens with characters, I know I have to tell their tale. Or, in Alex's case, her tail! (Corny, I know.)

Anyway, I'd never read a mermaid story. Heck, I've never even seen The Little Mermaid, although I do have a vague recollection of watching Splash as a kid. With that said, I really don't know what I'm doing, whichis exactly the way I like it. I want her to emerge organically, and I will discover just who she is right along with you, the reader. More than anything, I am fascinated by the idea of bringing new creatures into Sam's world. As some of you know, I haven't just stopped with vampires and werewolves. We have the Lichtenstein monsters, and dragons, and giant worms, witches, telepaths, God and the devil, demons and angels. My brother, H.T. Night, is working on his own Samantha Moon Kindle World book (an open platform for all writers to write their own Sam Moon story), and he's including within it a rather unique mythological monster, and I'm just tickled to no end that Sam Moon's world is big enough to allow for nearly any creature.

That's where Alexander Silver comes in, my Seattle-based private eye with aquatic tendencies. She's 118 years old and, well, has been around the block a few times (just wait until you read who she was married to!). She understands what she is and why she does what she does (as opposed to Sam Moon who is often still finding her way). Alex is aware there are very few of "her kind" and she's okay with that. Most fascinating to me is how well such creatures (mermaids) can fit into the Sam's world, and how their existence can be explained by the dark masters. Most fascinating to me is: how does an honest-to-God mermaid make her way as a Seattle private investigator? I'm about halfway through it, and I'm only just beginning to answer that question myself!

And once finished, I will start immediately on Moon Angel (Vampire for Hire #14). Good times!

Posted at: 06:19 AM