At 12:34 pm on March 2, 2011 'THE END' was typed on Amethyst. I complete the first full draft of Amethyst. Sure I'll still have to do some revisions and edits but the core of the story is in written. The last piece fell into place just as all the others have, seamlessly and spontaneously. I'd been worrying over how & where the end the book would happen when it dawned on me that I'd written past it already. I went back and re-read the first run, tweaked it and ended it in a different place & in totally new way altogether.
I'm extremely impressed that I can say that I have written my first book, of course I realize that it's not finished by any means but I can say that the vast majority of it definitely is. I still have some hiccups in the flow of the read so I'll need to add some transitional scenes to accommodate for that.
All the characters are firmly in place ready to play their roles. Is the world ready for the story of Amethyst? A world based in medical reality that dips severely into the world of the supernatural.
I'll introduce Milican as my charismatic lead man. He is a handsome brilliant collage student studying to be a chemist with a debilitating blood disorder is his driving force that wreaks havoc on his entire life. Thus, his personal schedule and consequently on his all of his relationships. He's curious risk-taking scientist willing to put himself in harm's way to find the answers to his never-ending questions about his disorder.
Next up is Milican's brawny best friend Link, who's the kind of guy we all wish we had as our closed friend, always ready to help lend a hand, & easy on the eyes, too. Whenever Milican needs help or advice he can always trust & rely on Link to be there.
Enter Vivian, a sultry part-time librarian assistant with aspirations of being a professional dancer who falls for our charming Milican. They have a steamy romance that's doesn't go along smoothly. Things are repeatedly interrupted by his diseases causing hardships in their love affair. Giving way to a cast of additional characters who come to play signification roles in Milican's world. We have Lily, the shy 'I wanna fit it ' girl with a bit of attitude and then there's the sexy foreign Goth chick 'I'll try anything once' kind of girl, Natasha.
Some craziness at a medical lab where Milican finds a job that adds more suspense and action to the wild world his dwells within.
I hope to find a publisher willing to take a chance on an unknown author with a compelling new story of love, tragedy and some science fiction/ fantasy for good measure. I hope it appeals to a wide range of readers from those whose loves Anne Rice, to Charlaine Harris to Becca Fitzpatrick & JK Rowling, are we picking up on a trend. Supernatural & Romance & Oops, almost gave it a way. Sorry you'll have to Amethyst to find out what Milican is. Titles that may be associated with my book, let's see, Hush, Hush, The House of Night, & The Vampire Diaries.Warning it is more graphic than the PG Twilight Series and maybe a dash hotter than The Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood books so there you have it. That will be determined by how it is edited in the end.
Thanks for reading, Stephanie M. Jandreau