Saturday, March 11, 2017

Creating a Feisty Yet Vulnerable Heroine by Guest Siren Allen

Creating a feisty yet vulnerable heroine.

Creating the heroine for Claimed By The Succubus was such fun. I got to watch her grow up and mature into the fine lady she becomes by the end of the book. However, the journey from naïve to confident wasn’t an easy road.
In the beginning of Claimed By The Succubus, you meet sweet Izzie who believes there’s good in everyone. She’s never been treated unfairly or witnessed anyone being treated harshly. It isn’t until she makes a decision to go save her best friends that she realizes not everyone has your best interests at heart, not everyone wants you to succeed.
This realization floors her and causes her to question everything she believes in. Things go from bad to worst once it’s revealed to her that her whole life she’s been living a lie. She’s not who she thought she was, who she was raised to be.
Izzie has two options, she can fall into a state of despair and let anger and rage control her actions. Or, she can embrace the truth, develop a tough skin and learn to tune out the haters and naysayers.
My Izzie chooses option B and becomes a force to be reckoned with. You can learn all about Izzie’s journey in, Claimed By The Succubus, which will be available April 22nd. Preorder it today for only 0.99 cents.

Claimed By The Succubus
~The Half-Breed~
She is Izeria’Azhul, the long-lost daughter of my king. She was raised away from our people and knows nothing of her heritage. Our kind are a myth to her. She doesn’t believe we exist and there’s no way she’ll believe she’s one of us.

~The Beast~
I am Shun’Uhl, the soldier ordered to return her to my king’s side so she can marry a royal and produce an heir to save our people. To get her to trust me, I shed my beastly form and take on the form of someone she knows. I choose unwisely. The form I’ve selected is a male she despises.

~The Forbidden~
The more time I spend with her, the more she comes to like me. And though I’ve tried to resist, I find myself falling for her also. Her feelings for me will change once she learns of my deception and sees how I really look. Part of me wants to complete my mission and return her to her father. Another part of me wants to remain in this form forever and spend my life with Izeria.
I have a choice to make: be honest with the female I love and risk losing her or lie to her for the rest of our lives. Unfortunately, the choice is made for me when we come under attack and I have to release my beast to protect her.
Now it is she who has to make a choice: Me and my beast or a kingdom?


My beast is trying to take over.
Even now, as I escort Izeria to the dining hall, he’s pushing against the barrier that separates Drahken from dragon. He’s clawing at the barricade that keeps him inside. Moments ago, he came close to breaking free.
Not only did I hear his growl, so did Izeria. She assumed it was my stomach growling in hunger. Luckily, she’s too naïve to think the worst of me. She senses something is wrong, yet, she doesn’t want to believe me capable of deceiving her, of hurting her.
I should feel guilty for what I’m doing. I don’t. I can’t. Too much is riding on me getting her to my territory. My beast snorts his displeasure, unhappy with our current mission. It’s funny how he can kill viciously, yet he frowns upon lying to our half-breed princess.
I can feel him pacing the recesses of my mind. In this form, he cannot speak to me. Right now, that’s a good thing. I don’t want to hear his thoughts on what is happening. He knew what we’d have to do when we found her.
He knew we’d have to lie or maybe even kidnap her to achieve our goal. His feelings for her can’t change that. Nothing can change what has to be done. The lives of our people are more important than Izeria’s opinion of us.
When we arrive in the dining hall, I step to the side so she and her rodent can enter the room before me. I’m glad I did. The look on her face as she walks into the dining hall is priceless. It’s almost like she’s never been on a spacecraft before.
“This is the biggest dining hall I’ve ever been in. Not only on a ship, but on land also.”
She turns to me and smiles. For a moment, I forget how to breathe. I sense my beast’s pleasure, or is that my own? The line between what I want and what he wants is starting to blur.

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Author Bio

Hi, my name is Siren Allen. I’m a writer and lover of all things supernatural and romantic. I reside in southern Mississippi where I write steamy romances that are guaranteed to make you blush. When I’m not listening to the characters in my head and jotting down their adventures, I am busy working as a Clinical Laboratory Technician.
My hobbies are reading, writing and shopping, though I hate trying on clothing. If I wasn’t a writer or a Laboratory Professional, I would probably be a Secret Agent. But that’s the beauty of being a writer. You can create your own world and be whoever you want to be. In my imaginary world, I am Queen and my siblings are my minions.

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Siren Allen said...

Thanks for sharing!

Diane Burton said...

Happy to have you here. I like a feisty heroine, one who stands up for herself and doesn't wait for a guy to rescue her. Best wishes on your stories.

Leah St. James said...

Sounds like a great story! I'm curious to know just how "beastly" he looks in his beast form!

Maureen said...

Great excerpts- thanks so much for sharing!

CJ Burright said...

Loved the excerpt!