Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ironhaven by guest blogger Misa Buckley

When Rebecca invited me to write this post, I jumped at the chance. After all, I read Paranormal Romantics diligently (though I don’t often comment) and I have a book to pimp. Sitting down to write said post though – well, that was different. IRONHAVEN isn’t paranormal, though it is romance. It’s an apocalyptic story and I can’t even pretend that the world is ending due to paranormal activity, since it’s based on scientific fact. So what could I write about?

The closest IRONHAVEN comes to paranormal is the chance meeting between Lucian and his ex-fiancée. Is it chance, or is it fate? Drew, who reintroduces them, has no idea as to their past. All he knows is Gen is the only person working on a solution to the problem. He knows that Gen has the knowledge and that Lucian has the means. As far as he’s concerned, they’re a match waiting to happen.

One of the things I love about the story is the effect that Lucian’s parents had, even though they never get page time. Their snobbish treatment of Gen plants a seed of defiance in Lucian, who then refuses to marry the “better” choice of wife, which is why they cut him off – and put him in the position that ends up with him at Gen’s door again. Their rejection of Gen is why she fights for the right of every person to survive and why she is the one Drew recommends to Lucian.

My characters are, I think, star-crossed lovers. They are destined and destiny – and love – will not be denied. Perhaps that isn’t paranormal, but it’s certainly abnormal.


Earth is dying, and Lucian Hoyt is going to die with it thanks to his parents cancelling his pass aboard the last shuttle off the planet.

There is hope, though–a brilliant inventor has come up with a plan to build a ship to evacuate those who’ve been left behind.

That inventor turns out to be Genevieve Scott, Lucian’s bitter ex-fiancée. If they’re going to work together to get off the planet, they need to put their past aside, but even melting the ice between them can’t erase all the scars.

About Misa Buckley

Misa Buckley has been making up stories all her life, but it wasn’t until 2007 when she tried the National Novel Writing Month. Though failing to reach the prescribed 50,000 words, she none-the-less realised that writing was her calling.

Misa loves the extraordinary, hence her preference for speculative fiction and love of Doctor Who. Her stories are character-driven, with a dollop of romance and a sprinkling of sex.

She lives in the north of England with five children, two budgies and a dog her husband called Harley because he wasn’t allowed a motorcycle. When she’s not writing, she can be found watching Stargate SG-1 and lusting over Ba’al (bad boys are just more fun).

To win a copy of Ironhaven leave a comment or question for Ms. Buckley with your e-mail address. Winner will be chosen tomorrow.


Ryssa Edwards said...

Hi Misa,

Your book sounds yummy. I love it when two characters who kinda sorta hate each other have to work together. . . the sparks fly!

Rebecca Royce said...

Thanks for being here today. Great blog!!

Lauri J Owen said...

So nice to meet you, and your story sounds marvy! I love apocalyptic fiction, and I'd love to win a copy!

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