I wanted Mathias and Valentine to have flaws, but not be so busted they wouldn’t make viable suitors for Lily. Character flaws are what give us distinctive personalities. Well, flaw as in ‘tiny blemish,’ not deal breaking neurotic problems. I’ve always been a huge fan of Shakespeare’s tragedies, and with each of them, the main character has a tragic flaw. Typically the flaw is so pronounced, the reader understands this flaw brought on the character’s downfall. I wanted my boys to have a bit of this tragic hero syndrome, but eventually I wanted a happy ending, so their issues are toned down in comparison.
Basically, when you read anything I’ve written you can expect the main characters to be a little damaged. We’ve all got our problems!
Her second book, 'Til Death Do Us Part is available now:
With a doting husband and a new job training a vampire military, Lily Drake was living up to the prophecies of being the best. Her life was seemingly perfect, until tragedy strikes bringing her a loss she's not sure she can endure.
The hard-working super mom / vampire slayer, Lily Drake, has just learned problems still exist even after you become immortal.
As everyone knows, even if you find your soul mate, you don't always get a happily-ever-after. Lily may have found temporary happiness being a newlywed, but the honeymoon is over. When she finds her husband going out for late night bites with another woman, Lily has to fight to try and regain what she wants most, love and a happy family.
If Lily thought being a single mom was hard, she’ll find being married can be a bloody mess.
T. Michelle Nelson is a native of Benton, Kentucky and a graduate of Murray State University holding a degree in Education. Currently she resides in picturesque Mount Vernon, Ohio, which is also the setting of her Lily Drake series. The first book in the series, Life and Death of Lily Drake, is available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Kobo, and your other favorite online book stores in paperback as well as e-reader formats. The second book, 'Til Death Do Us Part, has been released by Inkspell Publishing and currently, T. is working hard to finish her third book.
When she isn’t writing, you can usually find her singing out of key while playing Rock Band with her husband and son, watching B-Horror movies or wrestling with her two ill-behaved fur babies, Buddy Perro and Bunchie.
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