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Using Tension to Build a Relationship in Fractured Legacy
I don’t read a lot of straight romance, but I love the push and pull between two great characters—watching as they learn each other’s moves, quirks, and how to push each other’s buttons. This kind of tension is my favorite part, and even though, in the strictest sense, there isn’t any romance in Fractured Legacy, there is potential in the growing tension between Jonah and Kaylyn.
When I first started writing Fractured Legacy, Jonah wasn’t supposed to be a main character. When I began writing, it was my intention to concentrate on the sisters, Cole and Kaylyn, just a few months after they completed two and a half years of training and became full-time paranormal investigators for Aicil.
But then Jonah stepped in.
He was supposed to be a pompous jerk who got in Kaylyn’s way and interrupted her lax approach to work (and life in general). And while he does constantly challenge Kaylyn, it turns out that he’s not so bad and his pushing has the potential to draw out a different side of Kaylyn and force her to grow as a person and an investigator.
Both Kaylyn and Jonah came into this story marred by failed relationships. They’ve both decided to concentrate on their career over looking for a new relationship, and they both question their desire and ability to maintain a relationship. But as the case forces them together, they overcome their discomfort and realize that, despite their differences and obstinate personalities, they work well together.
My favorite parts to write were the exchanges between Kaylyn and Jonah. What began as harsh and uncomfortable took on its own lure as they pulled down each other’s defenses.
Available on Amazon, October 22, 2013.
Kaylyn Anderson’s fascination with abandoned places and dark creatures kindled her work as a paranormal investigator. But when dreams begin to distort reality, she questions what is real and pulls away from everyone she trusts. The opportunity to investigate the Teague Hotel–a long-abandoned landmark that has always piqued her curiosity–provides a chance to redeem herself. Unraveling the hotel’s secrets won’t be easy, but Kaylyn soon finds herself the target of a dark entity that has been trapped in the building for decades.
If Kaylyn stands any chance of defeating the spirit, she’ll have to accept that her fears are real and convince fellow investigators that she hasn’t lost her mind.
About the Author: Skye Callahan
Skye Callahan was born and raised in Ohio and has seen enough unbelievable stuff to feed a lifetime of paranormal stories. When not writing or working at the dayjob, she hangs out with her ethnomusicologist husband and pet ferrets, reads, and takes long walks through the cemetery.
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