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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Hidden Feasts

Time for a mini break from the info dump ;o) But no worries, those of you who want to know more about my Sept. release, I'm not straying too far.

So much of Dark Legacy (which I'm currently revising for my editor) is about symbolism and hidden meanings and dream imagry that the characters must figure out, if they're going to find their happily ever afters (and, since this is a suspense, often just to stay alive).

I play a lot on everyday things, things we could find in our own lives, that take on critical meaning. The idea being, see the world around you--really see it. You never know what you could be missing... I've become facinated with it these days. Always looking around me, wondering what I'm really seeing. What I could see in a slightly differently world, where the impossible was a little more possible.

I stumbled across these pictures today--great, vintage images of New York City subway grafitti. There's a flickr link below, to the larger grouping. Part of what I'll be exploring more as my Legacy series continues (if it sells well enough for Dorchester to want to buy more ;o), is everyday things I can use to motivate, spook, intrigue and torment my characters (and readers, lol!), but giving them paranormal/psychic meaning. My Legacy stories will be contemporary reflections of the real world--dramas that you could imagine happening in the world around you, if you accepted that the psychic abilities I write about might really be possible.

Imagine what I could do with some of these movable works of art... Hmmm....

What other images come to mind? What would you like to see from your every day lives, used to crank up the suspense and paranormal punch in a future Legacy book? I'm aready writing proposals for the next leg of the series, after the Temple Twins are written. Three more books, about another family with different talents but equally spooky bad guys after them, and equally compelling love stories to tell. More about them later...but beyond that...what would you like to see???

Here's the link to the flickr page for more hidden feasts...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bhonetb/sets/72157605979490996/

If you haven't been following along, read back through the last few posts for information about Dark Legacy. More to come--folks are asking off list about dream theory and I've promised a taste of the prologue (naughty romance author, using a prologue...I did say this was going to be a bit more mainstream, and definitely paranormal, so the prolugue fits about as well as the evil scientists and the secret government psychic weapons program ;o)

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9 Comments:

  • At 5:05 PM, Blogger Pat Cochran said…

    recurrimHello, Anna,

    My suggestion would center on taking this family and giving the individual
    members more than talents. Give them
    something closer to "super powers,"
    such as clairvoyance, telepathy, and
    telekinesis.

    Pat Cochran

     
  • At 5:20 PM, Blogger Anna Destefano said…

    Ooooh, Pat. Methinks you might have read the synopsis for Dark Legacy somewhere...

    Sounds like I'm on the right track ;O)

     
  • At 12:06 AM, Blogger Pat Cochran said…

    The only place I have read anything
    about the Legacy books is on your
    blog page of the last couple of days. Maybe I'm the one who has special powers whereby I'm able to channel a person's thoughts! Ooh, my 3 y/o grandson will love this because he thinks he has powers just like that Spiderman fellow! Now Grandma can tell him that she has powers, too!

    Pat Cochran

     
  • At 9:16 AM, Blogger Anna Destefano said…

    LOL! Grandma has Spidy-sense ;o)

    The legacies will be ways in which paranormal powers/abilities can be around us every day, being used in every day life, for good and evil--maybe even by people we know, bwahahahaha!!!

    Of course, I'm a character driven writer, and a romance author, so there will be amazing relationships and love stories and lots of passion and tension to make the read even more dynamic ;o)

    The powers in Dark Legacy are based on dream theory and psychic projection of emotions and actions into dreams. Pretty cool stuff, since there's actually a science to the theory of dream mapping and lucid dreaming projection. Again, bwahahahahaha...

     
  • At 3:49 PM, Blogger robynl said…

    Anna, you had me at 'there will be amazing relationships and love stories and lots of passion and tension to make the read even more dynamic'.

     
  • At 3:16 PM, Blogger Jane said…

    I remember the graffiti trains. Now there's scratchitti on the doors and windows of the trains.

     
  • At 3:49 PM, Blogger Tami Brothers said…

    Great pictures, Anna... And I LOVE the new cover. I can't wait to read that when it comes out.

    I also wanted to let you know that your blog was nominated for an award by the ladies at Petit Fours and Hot Tamales. If you want to play along, you can read about it at http://petitfoursandhottamales.blogspot.com/search/label/Awards. Whether you accept or not, we do thank you and your blog for sharing such wonderful information.

    Have a great day.

    Tami Brothers
    (one of the 19 authors at http://petitfoursandhottamales.blogspot.com/)

     
  • At 5:07 PM, Blogger Carol said…

    I like stories where some of the people have powers like these. I'm looking forwarding to reading them!

     
  • At 7:56 AM, Blogger starryann said…

    Hello, I love your blog it is so colorful and fun. I was sorry to hear that you had to change the way you do contest entries because of spammers;they are the bane of the internet. Thanks for continuing with the contests. Wanted to also wish you a Happy Easter. Gloria

     

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