I am really excited about this book because I love writing about hardcore ladies that can handle themselves.
For those of you who haven’t heard of it already, Hakusan Angel is a story in the Mecha Anthology A Loose Screw and goes along with the theme of giant machines piloted by humans. A good example of a Mecha story is Pacific Rim. Anyway, the premise of my story is that the machines are powered by people’s energy, and people who have enough energy to power a machine are called Sources. The level of energy a person has differs, and the higher the power, the rarer they are. One of my main characters is the extremely rare Level One Source who has been hiding her powers and the other main character is a pilot.
I really liked writing this story, because my Source character Kaede and my pilot character Mariko both had distinct personalities from the start and writing them was easy. The hard part was getting them to actually work together for long periods of time without storming off. They have a very strong difference of opinion, and once I’d written that into their personalities, it was hard to get them to reconcile.
This is a f/f romance, and I know that in the book market, those don’t sell as well as m/m romances. It’s a great shame, because I love this story and think that people who love sci-fi, fantasy and mecha stories are missing out because they don’t like the pairing. This story has a lot of action scenes in it, and if I’m good at writing anything, it’s action scenes.
Anyway, that’s my love for my latest release. I have an awesome story, awesome characters, awesome cover art and an awesome publisher, so if that’s not enough for some people, there’s really not much else I can do.