May 18, 2012
Hey! Welcome to my Tour Stop for
Pretty In Black by Rae Hachton
hosted by Supagurl Tours!
We are so excited to have author Rae Hachton stop by and talk to us
about her favorite story involving a couple destined for each other..
Also, be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!
But first, a little bit about Pretty In Black!
Some Things are Pretty. Some Things are Black. Love is both.
She wanted to die. He arose from the grave. He was sent to kill her. She was trained to kill those of his kind. But fate had other plans. He searched for 119 years to find her. & There’s no way in hell he’s letting her go. Dead or Alive. They’re fated.
How far would you go to be with the one you love? Would you die for her? Would you kill for her? What if the only reason you’re still alive is because of her? What if the reason you came back from the dead, was to be with her? But what if your job was to kill her, but you fell in love instead? And now you’re being hunted by your own kind?
Destroy? Or be Destroyed?
What is your favorite story of characters who are destined for each other, and why?
I have always been a major fan of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. That is my favorite story of characters who are destined for each other, even though it ends tragically. I’m obsessed with this story. I’ve read it umpteen times. I love the language, and everything that Romeo and Juliet say to each other. It’s just so beautiful & tragic.
A few years back, when I was still in high school, Romeo & Juliet, the movie with Leonardo Dicaprio, would come on every other Wednesday night on this one channel, and my brother and I—yes, my brother freaking loves this story too!—would always watch it, never missed it. [That was probably one of our most watched movies that year, besides The Rocky Horror Picture Show]
When I first started Film School, I wrote a Script called Amaranthine and it was basically the vampire version of Romeo & Juliet. It was good, but amateurish and not very original, but nonetheless it was really, really fun.
Star Cross’d Lovers is a major theme I like to write about, and will most likely continue to turn up in my stories.
An interesting thing is, that the character Marcus Marble was extracted from the Amaranthine Script. At the time, Marcus Marble was not his name, not in the script, but after a while, when Marcus started talking to me, I realized the male lead from the script was really him, and that he had some really awesome lines. This is kind of interesting because some of the lines you’ve read in Pretty in Black used to be lines from Amaranthine. I extracted a few of them from the script, because I thought they were good and I didn’t want them to go to waste. :)
The opening of Pretty in Black is the same opening to the script, Amaranthine, only it’s been taken and translated into novel form. So, for everyone who likes Marcus, here’s some of his creation history: He was once the Romeo of a vampire movie script I’d written for a class.
Pretty in Black, both the e-book and paperback are getting a layout makeover and I have added my favorite Romeo & Juliet passages, one per book in the series, that match thePretty in Black story line.
Now that I think about it, Pretty in Black has really had a LOT of influences. Romeo & Juliet is just one of them.
This is totally unrelated, but I’m excited, so I’m just going to toss in that I’m in love with the third book in this series, more than all the rest. One reason, is that it is 85% from Marcus’s POV! And I’m really excited about that, because I feel more comfortable channeling a male voice than a female one. Ellie was really challenging to write, because I’m not that great with the female voice, and I prefer male narrators. The other reason? Everything about him is darker in this book. So, I’m definitely keeping the last two books in his voice. Just wanted to toss that out there for anyone who is curious. Some people have said Marcus made a lot more sense and they preferred him; just wanted to say that I do, too.
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