At a recent interview I was asked if I had to cast my family as Greek gods in a story, what parts would they play. Instead of being the casting director, I asked my husband and kids what character they’d like to imitate.
I received a variety of answers from my clan and not all the choices were Greek. My other-half selected Samson, because he liked the idea of performing heroic deeds, unattainable by ordinary men, by God-given strength. Battling enemies, he saved thousands. This fits him very well as he is an ex-police chief.
My eldest son selected Helios, a handsome god capped with a shining crown of sun. Helios drove a chariot of sun fire across the sky, circling earth, returning to the East each night. His bright blond hair can be seen during his trip.
Brian, my youngest son, wanted to be an evil character (ah youth), but ultimately we agreed on Thor, god of thunder. Bri is upstanding guy and could be fearsome to enemies. He loves the idea of having a magical hammer and protecting the innocent.
And me, well I liked Athena, or Aphrodite, but I settled on one of the Valkyries of Norse mythology. I loved the idea of being a female warrior who selects from brave mortals to live in Valhalla. Visible only to men about to die fighting, a Valkyrie chooses wisely and then travels with the hero to Asgard.
From this one question I had the idea for a Valkyrie trilogy.
But what about the plot you say?
The Valkyrie and the Marine, released on July 18, is plot driven. Kiara thinks outside the box, breaks the rules and defies the odds.
Kiara, Valkyrie of the First Squad, fell in love with one of the warriors she was instructed to secure for Odin’s army. She goes against orders and heals Harrison. However, she must deal with the consequences.
Despite having the angel of death straddling his junk, Harrison wanted to live and find the man who sabotaged their mission.
This story is all about defying the odds and with my past, it is right in line with my method of operation. How about you? Do you defy the odds and create your own box? Story line? Name?
Fantasies with spice and humor.