Saturday, November 30, 2013

Too Many Viewpoints?

By Kay Dee Royal (Guest Blogger)

Hello everyone;)

Hi, Lisabet, thank you so much for allowing me to share my post at your place ;) Feels nice and cozy here…and I like the idea of kicking back and relaxing with like-minded people.
Okay…on to my subject – Erotic Romance with many viewpoints – too many?

Viewpoints drew my attention about fifteen years ago when I read an amazing series of maybe eleven or twelve books. The series wasn’t romance, but the subject interested me at the time.
Book one of the series included maybe three or four viewpoints, which honestly kept me turning the pages, like many mini stories in one book. Then, I discovered with each new book in that series there were more viewpoints because there were more story-stars introduced. I loved the concept, it made for page turning reading, never a dull moment, and knowing everyone’s thoughts without going omniscient (which I find difficult to read with my relentless editor eye).

Little did I realize reading those multiple viewpoints impacted me as an author/writer, before I ever wrote my first story. The books had to do with a group, not unlike my Lycan International Investigation Agency. It was as if I followed a number of relationships from their meager beginnings, being privy to the middle or their unfolding, and then realizing its ultimate fruition ;)

How each relationship affected another as in the LIIA werewolf pack—their show of loyalties, love, lust, dedication, emotional pain—and how each story-star handled it through their personal viewpoint.

In Romance 101 *smiles* we were taught to use only one or two points of view – like the heroine and hero…and possibly a villain if the story had one.

My series ignored these rules, but then again, maybe it didn’t. Every point of view related to another, as in many heroes and heroines and it read like a TV series—the one that came to mind was Vampire Diaries—although the LIIA series is nothing like that series, it does have many love relationships, ergo many heroes and heroines…oh, and one very bad-assed villain.

So, my question to you, how do you like your romance…many intertwining viewpoints or a couple of viewpoints that lead you through the story?

Savage Smoke – Book 2 Lycan International Investigation Series
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Sizzling HOT! Warning: Lots of two-somes, three-somes, even more-somes, like it stimulating, arousing, and positively natural…or supernatural.


Will Trevor rescue Lindsey in time to save her from shifting into Smoke’s pack, and will she even want saved?
Chance and his LIIA pack of agents search for rogue Lycan mastermind, Smoke, kidnapper of Lindsey and fifteen other human women he plans to use for procreating his own army.

Trevor, Chance’s right-hand Lycan, wants his mate back, but believes she’s fallen for her captor. Lindsey loves Trevor but believes he’s given up on her.

Will Trevor come around in time to rescue Lindsey and save her from shifting into Smoke’s pack, and will she even want back with Trevor after spending so long apart?

Also available at many other fine e-book stores.

Short Excerpt:

So far, Smoke didn’t share Lindsey with other males, but she was aware of the orgies inside the central building. She heard a few women talk of them. Some even liked them, being surrounded by hard-bodied men hung like rocket launchers. Those women went at it without the use of the stimulation drug Smoke used on everyone else.

She was used to the little needle pricks and welcomed them. It made acting the part with Smoke so much easier, believing in her heart Trevor made love to her, but guarding that fact from Smoke by holding Trevor’s name in the secret place, locked safely away.

Lindsey understood some of the sexual attraction. She had that once, but she couldn’t go there in her mind. Smoke searched her thoughts almost daily and always found if she’d tapped into any memory nuggets of people she loved. He possessed psychic abilities others didn’t. Already, the thoughts of Trevor that had emerged she’d need to bury before Smoke returned.

If an orgy ensued during their pack meeting, Smoke would be preoccupied for a good while. She reached her arm underneath the mattress, where a few weeks ago she saw Smoke slide his journal. Lindsey had fallen asleep with her back to the fireplace. A crack of thunder wakened her in time to witness Smoke closing a journal and placing it beneath the mattress they shared.

Lindsey touched its leather cover, wrapped her fingers around it, and hauled it out.

Staring Into the Eyes of Chance – Book 1 Lycan International Investigation Series
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance

Sizzling HOT! Warning: Wild and lust-filled love scenes, extra stimulating, arousing, and positively natural…or supernatural.

Olivia swears off men until she meets Chance, a Lycan alpha. He ignites an undeniable hunger they can only sate together.


Olivia endures a thirty-four year passionless marriage, discovering her dead husband’s philandering history at his funeral. She devotes her energy and life-long sensitivity with animals to her wildlife refuge and preserve.

Chance, a Lycan alpha and leader of the Lycan International Investigation Agency (LIIA) throws himself into his investigations. He chooses to neglect his duty of finding a primal-mate after watching his father become an empty shell over the loss of his.

A murderous rogue pack draws Chance onto Olivia’s wildlife preserve, sending Olivia’s animal sensitivities into overdrive. Chance and Olivia discover a sizzling force driving them together.

Will they succumb to its enticing tether, or fight to resume their loveless lives apart?

Also available at many other fine e-book stores.

About Kay Dee Royal
Kay Dee Royal writes paranormal, fantasy, and contemporary erotic romance—maybe because they’re also her favorite genres to read! She pens tales with wild, rugged heroes and strong, intelligent heroines. She'll give them both a few shadowy secrets, making her stories intriguing and fun. She resides in Southern Michigan with her family (her dogs, her cats, her caged husband... you get the idea). You can find the latest on her titles from her publisher, MuseItHot.


Lisabet Sarai said...

Hey, Kay Dee! Welcome to Beyond Romance.

I never took Romance 101 ;^)

Anyway, I believe in breaking rules when the muse so dictates!

Good luck with the series.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisabet:) Thanks so much for hosting me - I love your place:) Thanks for the kind comments also - I've had a mix of reviews mentioning how many viewpoints my stories's like a number of mini stories in one:) I read a series written that way and instantly fell in love with the it.

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