In thinking about writing, what comes first? An idea for plot? For a character? For a title?
For my new paranormal series, the Cavaldi Birthright, I had a dream about my main character. Astix came to me with all her flaws, all her fabulous and wonderful personality traits. What stood out to me was her magic, and the concept of inhereting power along gender lines.
For such a strong heroine, she needed a man who could stand beside her without being overbearing or, pardon the expression, a wussy. An alpha would have brushed her the wrong way, I knew. But she was too special to handle anyone less.
Thus, Leo. Beautiful Leo with his ties to the dark side (ssshh, no spoilers. You’ll have to read!) Here’s where I got my inspiration for Leo (only a little less pretty). And again, it’s from Pinterest, and if I’m violating copyright laws, I’m sorry!
What do you think?