I just finished reading Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon. It was touching, with a very satisfying ending. A friend of mine told me that, as he was reading it, he wanted to get to the end to see if Ash got his revenge. I wanted to see if he found love.
He needed to find someone that he could love and trust. The "no strings attached" kind of love. And by the end of the book, he found it in Tory. The ending was so perfect that I cried.
Afterwards, as I was getting ready for bed and cleaning the cat box I realized something. In books and movies there is always something that a character has to do to prove their love. I call it the "Big Gesture." Tory had to do it for Ash. In the movie American Pie 2, Jim had to do it for Michelle. It always pops up. Some big thing that the guy/girl has to do to prove how deep their love is.
And I realized that no one has ever done this for me. Ever. Maybe it's just a fictional thing, like vampires and werewolves. The BG doesn't really exist. It's just the climax of the book that will make the reader get teary eyed and go "Aw!"
What would life be like if the BG was real? Would there be less divorces? Less affairs? Would husbands not beat up their wives (or vice versa)? If people had to do something big to prove their love, what would the world be like?
It's an interesting question, one that I would love to know the answer to.
About Heather Kuehl
Heather Kuehl (pronounced "keel") was born near the Great Lakes, but made her way to South Carolina where she lives to this day. She's the author of Epiphany (an ARe best seller) and The Sarah Vargas Series. The first installment of the Sarah Vargas Series, Fade to Black, reached #1 on Fictionwise.com's best seller list for fantasy ebooks. For more information about Heather's published works, upcoming releases, and events visit her website; http://www.heatherkuehl.com/
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
My novella, Fade to Black, has been accepted by Eternal Press for publication. I have no publication date as of yet. I am so excited about this. I'm getting things together, making up a marketing plan, and creating temporary cover art until the real cover art is made.
This is what I've got so far:
I'm not too sure what I will do with this image yet, but I'll figure out something!