Thursday, April 19, 2012

Writing in First Person

When my sister Delilah Devlin and I began writing in 2000, we challenged each other to write short stories for the Confessions magazines. In many of these stories the writer is writing a personal experience, thus presenting the story in first person. At the same time, I was writing novels in third person. The difference was that I was able to understand my character in the first person stories so much more intimately than in the third person stories. Anytime I don't feel like I know a character well enough in one of my novels, I think back to writing in first person and remember to get to know him or her so well, I could be that character.
I've written a number of Harlequin Intrigues and when I was asked to write for Harlequin Nocturne Cravings, I was a little hesitant. What will my readers who love my Intrigues think about crossing over and trying one of my Nocturne Cravings. Well, I decided to make a big leap and write the first Nocturne Craving in the first person, just so that I could get fully inside the thoughts and feelings of my female character. I made her so kick-butt and feisty that I loved her from the get-go so much that I'm currently writing her again into my December Nocturne Craving. I hope you all will love her as well. And don't worry, there is a mystery and intrigue in the story so you won't be disappointed if you take a step into the dark side of paranormal.

Hot Demon Nights
Harlequin Nocturne Cravings
May 2012

Rookie cop Katya Danske didn't ask to become a member of Manhattan's Paranormal Investigation Team—or to be partnered with a sexy-as-hell demon. Then a zombie literally drops into her lap and she's recruited to help Blaise Michaels battle an impending zombie outbreak.
Blaise is as exasperating as he is arousing, but while Katya's head tells her she should keep her distance, her body wants something else entirely. Forced to work closely together, their investigation takes them into the darkest shadows of the Manhattan underworld—and makes their attraction impossible to deny. But with the zombie threat rising, their hot nights together may be their last….


  1. Oooh, sexy cover, Elle! And the story sounds like a lot of fun. I'll be sure to check it out!

  2. Hot and sexy cover. Don't usually read Nocturne Cravings, but I will look for this one. It sounds like a great story. I always pick up your Intrigues.