fini battle royal

I finished a book today. It's called Battle Royal and it's the sequel to Lost Prince. It's not quite as long as LP, but lots of stuff happens. Fun stuff. More battles in space. Interrogations. Fortune telling. Dom/sub sex. :D



The took a bit of a different turn than I expected, and I need to study it in revision. This is more Katriel's story than Aric's. It delves into her past life, before the rebellion, before the battle of Calixte, and I found myself studying what someone does when confronted with a powerful past. It seems to be the themes of the series: how the past affects current life. You are who you are, these characters keep telling me.

Most people might not expect erotica to have a theme. But every story does, I think, especially those we love. There was no other way to better illustrate Katriel's struggle than with sex, and in the end it melds with Aric's personal struggle too. So all in all, it worked out. But, and it's a big one, I've got a lot of work to do to clean it up. Now for the fun part...

5 comments:

Donna Hole said...

Another one for my list of must reads :)

........dhole

sex scenes at starbucks, said...

:) I've got a ways to go with revision but I hope to turn it in soon!

Christine Hardy said...

*deep sigh* Yes, we have learned how much a powerful past affects our characters, haven't we?

I'm taking a certain character's past out of it for the current project. I think she's going to have enough trauma in the present to provide plen-ty of tension.

But, Um, Katriel's got quite a past. All can say is, if your characters are your children I am *really* glad you're not my mom! ;-)

DaVinciKittie said...

Aaah, can't wait! And D/s sex? Seriously, Betsy, you are such a tease! =P When is this coming out?

sex scenes at starbucks, said...

I hope to turn it in by the end of April. We'll see...

It's going through some beta reads now.