Title: Guilty PleasureAuthor: Justus RouxPublication Date: May 10, 2015Genre: Romantic SuspenseSynopsisNicole frees herself of an abusive relationship and makes a fresh start in Chicago. Her new roommate Monica makes her feel at home right away, and Nicole is excited about starting her career as a paralegal. She meets the handsome defense lawyer Michael Lyons, whom she will be working with. Their attraction is immediate and intense, and she finds herself falling in love with her new boss.
Just as it seems Nicole's life is finally going right, a series of brutal murders plague the Chicago area. As the number of these murders escalates all the evidence begins to point to Nicole's new friend Adam Matthews or her lover Michael Lyons. She refuses to believe that either could possibly be capable of committing these brutal murders. Yet, by closing her eyes to this possibility, Nicole could be making a deadly mistake.
When Characters Change Everything?
One of my favorite things in the writing process is when my characters change the whole plot. When a story pops into my head I will have a general idea how I like the plot to go. The main male character is a driving force on how the plot usually begins. He is the first character to get fully developed. I don't know why this is, it just is. I guess it's part of my creative process. Then his love interest starts to take shape. I think I have a pretty good idea how the story should flow. Yet, when the characters start to interact the whole storyline will change, sometimes slightly, sometimes quite dramatically.
I love at the end of a writing day when I say to myself, wow I wasn't expecting that. This lets me know that the characters have full control of the story. Sounds a bit weird, yet it is quite wonderful when that happens.
This is not to say when everything follows the original idea isn't a good thing either. Because sometimes the plot goes along the way I originally planned even after the characters interact with each other. Either way, I want the reader to laugh, cry and love along with the characters. I want my readers to feel my stories and the characters in each of them.
Yet, it is fun when the characters change everything in a storyline. It keeps me on my toes. I had a very strict outline for "Guilty Pleasure", but the characters had other ideas. The story ended way different than I planned and I loved that it did.
Justus Roux's long running "Master Series", which she affectionately calls her BDSM drama, has won the hearts of many readers. She just released the 30th book in the series and plans to write several more books for the series. Her "Dom/sub trilogy", and "Master of My Heart Series", plus several single titled books have earned her several outstanding reviews. She has dabbled in the paranormal and fantasy realm with her "Barbarians of Malka series", "Demon hunter Series", as well as several single titled novels. Justus' loves to explore new things, adores music and art, and loves to play the occasional video game and enjoys a good poker game as well.
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