on October 20th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
There’s a monster in every closet, and I’m in yours
My name is Noah. I’m not a nice person. This isn’t cupcakes and candyland, love.
I’ll take you, break you, and offer you to the highest bidder without a second thought. You’re mine now. It’s business, nothing personal. You wouldn’t understand, and I’m not going to explain it. Sorry, love, you don’t mean a thing to me.
Just know that there’s a monster in every closet, and I’m in yours.
Author Note – This dark romance novel contains themes that may be discomforting to some people. If you are sensitive to depictions of violence, then this book is not recommended for you.
(Ethan Winters official debut release co-authored with USA Today bestselling author Cerys du Lys)
Man’s POV = Ethan, Woman’s POV = Cerys
There is a light at the end of every dark tunnel, no matter how dim it may seem.
One thing that I’ve always thought was interesting, and that I’ve been asked about a lot, is how I can write characters that are really different from myself. To be honest, I think this is one of the most enjoyable parts of writing! All of my characters are a little different from me, but there’s a little piece of me in all of my characters, too.
I don’t remember the exact wording, but I read it in the Kushiel’s Legacy books by Jacqueline Carey, and the main character, Phedre, mentioned how “she loved all of them, at least a little bit.” That’s basically how I feel about my characters, too.
One thing that’s really important to me is that I can at least understand why my characters would like something, or why they would do something, even if I wouldn’t do it or I don’t think they should do it. It doesn’t really matter what I want, you know? It’s what they want. I support them no matter what! Haha.
But, really, it’s just fun to play sometimes. Maybe I don’t exactly want to experience something that my character likes, but it’s interesting to sort of experience it vicariously through them while they’re experiencing it. It’s fun to think about what they might like about it, and to express that when I’m writing them. To be honest, most of the time I think of my characters as their own separate people, and not something that I came up with in my mind, so I think that helps. They seem to have a mind of their own, and do things no matter what I think they should do.
I’d say it’s all about the thought process, though. It’s not just about liking something, but it’s more about knowing why someone else might like it. It’s about being open-minded and accepting. Some of my favorite characters are completely different from me, because they’re the most fun to sort of let loose and wonder about why they like the things they do, you know?
I don’t always personally agree with everything my characters do, but to some degree I can at least understand why they’re doing the things they’re doing. I think that’s the most important thing.
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Cerys is a USA Today Bestselling Author. She has charted on numerous best sellers and hot new release lists internationally and with multiple books.
Ethan is a gentleman, an author, a lover, and occasionally a rake, a cad, and a dom, but only if you’ve been good (punishing good girls is more entertaining than punishing the naughty ones). He lives in the Greater Boston area in a small town in New Hampshire where he grew up.
He has a penchant for exploring and traveling, with a passion for the unique and interesting. His interests include reading, exercising, laying on the beach, spanking (good girls), romancing, smiling, going for walks that lead to nowhere, hiking, bondage, and one day he would love to travel to Alaska.
His writing delves into the human experience, with a preference towards a psychological thriller twist. He loves mystery, dark romance, and suspense. While some of his writing may be twisted, he believes in romantic true love, above all things. His books include raw, real emotions, good and bad. He believes there is a light at the end of every dark tunnel, and his writing hopes to encompass that.
He loves happy endings, kissing, and a focus on the ordinary turned extraordinary.