Love is Blind
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M.L. Sparrow, author of the fantastic novel No Rest for the Wicked, takes time to answer questions about her book. We learn about how she created her characters, their relationships, and how she tactfully writes sex scenes.
What was your inspiration for creating the kind of relationship that Anthony and Elira have?
There actually wasn’t anything that specifically inspired me to write the kind of relationship between Anthony and Elira – it just kind of happened while I was writing! I knew what sorts of personalities I wanted my characters to have and from there I just developed their relationship the way I thought it would go!
What is the message that you hope readers take away from No Rest for the Wicked?
That love is blind. It shouldn’t matter what your background is, what race or religion you are; people should be loved for who they are inside and the opinions of others shouldn’t sway your opinions if you are truly happy.
Elira didn’t make things easy for Anthony nor for herself as she fought against falling for him. Why do you think she fought so hard?
I think the main reasons were self-doubt and a lack of self-confidence. Being brought up the way she was, and experiencing the things she went though, she didn’t really know much about love, especially not romantic love. She doubted his intentions, but she also doubted herself and worried that she wasn’t good enough for him, which was why she fought him so hard at every turn.
I liked Moira’s character. Did you ever have a housekeeper like that?
No. Moira’s character was another thing that just happened whilst I was writing. Originally I only meant for her to be a simple background character, but she pushed her way to the front and I’m glad she did, because I really enjoyed creating her character.
What was one thing that was difficult for you to write in this story?
The sex scenes, definitely. When I started writing this story I’d never written anything aimed at adults and I’d certainly never written a sex scene. At first I found it really difficult to write them, because I didn’t want to shy away from it, but then I didn’t want it to be too crude either. In the end though, I think they turned out alright!
When a rich gentleman finds a beautiful young woman lying in the snow, on the brink of death, he takes her back to his house and, when she has recovered, employs her as a maid. Immediately Elira realizes that Anthony Luther is no ordinary man and nothing about the house she now lives in is as it seems, for Anthony is a powerful wizard. Inexplicably drawn together, they begin a tentative romance, but it’s not just Elira’s uncertainties and the rules of upper-class society which drive a wedge between them; rivalries and a precious family heirloom, a priceless necklace of unforeseen power handed down through generations, threaten not only the couple’s happiness, but also their lives and the safety of the people around them.
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Posted on December 15, 2015, in Interviews and tagged adventure, amazon books, author, books, ebooks, fantasy, fiction, interview, ML Sparrow, no rest for the wicked, people, publishing, reading, sharing, stories, writing. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.