Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Antagonist's Perspective, Guest Post by Amalia Dillin

Today I'm pleased to present a guest post by the esteemed Amalia Dillin- check out her blog at Good To Begin Well, Better To End Well, and don't forget to buy her latest book, TEMPTING FATE, available now... but first, read her post! It's filled with all kinds of Adam goodness!! (In case you can't tell, Adam is my favorite... anti-hero, all the way!)
 
The Antagonist’s Perspective
by Amalia Dillin
 
In Forged by Fate, Adam is, no question, an antagonist in Eve’s life. He’s the villain at Creation, and Eve is rightly suspicious of him even in the present day. But in TEMPTING FATE, we see a different side of the story. Adam’s side.
 
Oh, Adam still wants the world in the palm of his hand, of course. He believes himself a god among men, and he still needs Eve to make that dream reality. But as a man in the modern world, with his memory intact, Adam has begun to learn patience. After all, he’s already waited a millennia for Eve, what’s another century? And like Mia, Adam isn’t adverse to having a little fun in the meantime.
 
They really aren’t so dissimilar, Mia and Adam. They both want to rule their own lives. They’re both a little bit self-centered, a little bit self-involved, even selfish when it comes to getting what they want. Adam’s scope is just a little bit bigger; he wants to rule the world, too. It’s kind of fitting, really, that when they did cross paths, they’d be drawn to one another. But not for the reasons you’d think. Not for the wholly selfish reasons.
 
Adam sees in Mia a reflection of his own struggles for independence. On a smaller scale, perhaps, but still not so different. Mia has lived her life under her sister’s thumb, even if Eve never realized it, just as Adam himself has lived by the rules of the gods he so resents. It’s only natural, then, that he might be interested in freeing her – most especially when he can do so little to free himself.
 
There are times when Adam is unquestionably my favorite character, and I hope that in TEMPTING FATE and FATE FORGOTTEN, he might begin to become yours, too!
 
Buy TEMPTING FATE, available now! CLICK HERE FOR AMAZON, or if you prefer, BUY IT HERE AT BARNES & NOBLE... and don't forget to CLICK HERE TO ADD IT ON GOODREADS!
~ ~ ~
 
More about TEMPTING FATE:
Mia's lived in her sister's shadow long enough. Now that Abby is getting married to a Frenchman, Mia scents freedom. In fact, Jean DeLeon, the groom's too-charming cousin, seems like the perfect place to start. But the House of Lions is full of secrets, and what started out as an exciting fling is quickly becoming more frustration than fun. Mia wants answers, or she wants out, and it isn't like she doesn’t have other options. Ethan Hastings, for example. Tall, handsome, and gray eyes like nothing she's ever seen before.

The fact that Jean seems to hate him is just a bonus.
Tempting Fate takes place during Forged by Fate, and follows Mia, Eve's younger sister in the present day, as she does what she does best -- cause trouble!

More about Amalia!
Amalia Dillin began as a Biology major before taking Latin and falling in love with old heroes and older gods. After that, she couldn't stop writing about them, with the occasional break for more contemporary subjects. She lives in upstate New York with her husband, and dreams of the day when she will own goats--to pull her chariot through the sky, of course.
 
~ ~ ~
 
You're still here? Go on and buy Amalia's book!! :)

3 comments: