Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A-Z Challenge: B is for Blood

Blood. Does it have a hand in making us who we are? What we want or believe? Does our blood guide our mind, our heart, or is the opposite chain of command more true?

What would happen if your blood was completely replaced with someone else's - something else's? Would it change anything else inside you as it moved through your muscles, pumped through your heart? Whose desires would win?

Fear not - Moonlit is not another vampire tale. But it does have to do with blood. The way it rushes, rising to the surface when our instincts tell us something is amiss. The way a warm surge rolls down our core when we catch someone we might just be falling for watching us from across the room...

My favorite line from Moonlit with the word "blood": Still, the memory of her stepping in a pool of his blood in silver high-heeled shoes blooms within me and lingers like I might enjoy the way it smells.

I forgot to mention this in my "A" post: now is a super time to buy Moonlit on Amazon. The print copies are discounted (right now about 30%, but it's been rolling from 20%-30% off) and the kindle version is only $1.99! Here is the direct link: http://www.amazon.com/Moonlit-Jadie-Jones/dp/1937178331



  1. That's also one of my favorite lines in the book too. Great blog!

  2. I liked that line too, certainly has me intrigued. Congratulations on your up and coming release!

    A-Z participant blogging from Elise Fallson

  3. I love the idea of something else's blood becoming an invading presence. Sounds like a good story!

  4. The concept of someone else's blood in my veins turning me into someone (or something) else is quite intriguing. This is a wonderful concept and I love your theme. I like when people use the Challenge to introduce the world to their writing :)

    Best of luck in the Challenge! I look forward to learning more about your story!

  5. Awesome blog! I love that you went with "blood" because it is so important in Moonlit. Loved the line, btw! :-)

  6. That line makes me shiver! I'm intrigued...

  7. Thank you so much, everyone! I've always been interested in the instincts long buried by our learned, "civilization." What would happen if these instincts were turned loose or heightened? It was a big inspiration for Moonlit. If anyone reads Moonlit I'd love to hear what you think!

  8. So interesting--that's why I loved Moonlit!

  9. This blood "replacement" is an intriguing concept. What is it that really makes us who/what we really are?


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