Guest Post by Sascha Illyvich
Today I would like to welcome Sascha to my blog. Sascha is a male author who writes adult romance, he has kindly agreed to do a short guest post for us today, so over to Sascha.
For Adele Symonds
A lot of writers knock out the words while cranking out tunes to set the mood, evoke the scene in their heads and get it on paper. I’m, even as a male romance author, no different. My playlist is much harder and heavier for stories than the average writer.
We’re celebrating the release of Bound After Midnight in this post, a paranormal anthology featuring Bonni Sansom, Margie Church and myself. Three stories of paranormal romance with bondage/kink aspects in a powerhouse collection, by authors who know how to tug at the heart strings along with the ropes…
I don’t know about my co-authors, but I wrote my story “Finding Eternity” mostly to the album entitled Holy, but the industrial, metal-esque group In Strict Confidence. Particularly the second track, Seven Lives.
The song’s lyrics kept getting stuck in my head, particularly the chorus.
“Come! no night too dark – no road too long Run! no rain too hard – no wind too strong Pray! no blood too red – no cut too deep Stay! no pain too bad – no track too steep”
Combine that with the intro line about a deal with death and seven lives and somehow I was able to pull a story about a warrior who fights in a world of chaos and confusion, searching for his unknown destiny. When Katherine, a vampire rescues him and nurses him back to health both physically and mentally, the lines continued to run in my head as part of the plot.
Most of that album was on repeat during the creation of that 20,000 word story. I think there might have been some Devildriver in there or even a little bit of newer Nine Inch Nails, but what I really wanted was to portray the romance aspect of the story as I saw the song unfolding.
If you enjoy the story, be sure to thank urban fantasy author Yasmine Galenorn for turning me on to ISC. It’s certainly helped me add layers to the story. As a musically driven author, when I hear a soundscape of art, it inspires me to create worlds, characters, plots all revolving around the emotions the artist of the song has inspired in me.
I would like to thank Sascha for taking the time to explain his process for writing novels, do you listen to certain types of music as you write? Do you prefer to write in complete silence? Or do you like a mixture dependent on what scene you are currently writing? I would like to hear about your writing experiences and methods.
Sascha’s newest book referred to in his guest post is due for release later this month.
Title: Bound After Midnight ft. Sascha Illyvich, Bonni Sansom, Margie Church
Publisher: Sizzler Editions - http://www.sizzlereditions.com
Release date: Feb 21st, 2013
If this is the genre for you then you may also be interested in his 3 latest titles:
Menage Bound: (MFM bdsm 1Night Stand)
Surrender to Love: (F/m BDSM 1Night Stand)
Twitter – @saschaillyvich