Things My Husband Convinces Me Would Be A Good Idea with Caitlin Ricci

December 28, 2015

THINGS MY HUSBAND CONVINCES ME WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA (1)

Hey everyone! This is Caitlin Ricci here taking over to talk about my new novel Blood Slave. This is a very different story for me in a lot of ways and it came about because my husband, Scott, said hey, I have this idea for a book and you should write it. He’s given me lots of ideas over the years that we’ve been together and they’re all filed away in my docs under Scott’s Ideas. They’ll be written, I promise him. Someday I’ll get to them. But this one was even more out there than some of his others.

What he gave me was a post apocalyptic world where people can no longer produce enough of their own red blood cells and have to then start drinking the blood of humans and animals to survive or else get very weak and eventually die. Some people are unaffected, and those lucky few are the humans. The ones who feed on other people became a version of vampires and those who feed on animals are werewolves. He wanted big battles and bloody wars and one big anti-hero to pull it all together.

I write a lot of shifters and contemporaries. I don’t write post apocalyptic or vampires. I just don’t. I figured someday I would, but for the most part a story like this wasn’t even on my radar. But there he was with this idea that he was so excited about and I’d been promising him that I’d write one of his ideas soon. So I decided to give this one a try. Only I made it a gay romance and people fall in love and there wasn’t nearly enough death and things getting blown up for him.

But this novel became a great experiment for me. I got to play with characters I never would have been able to try out in any other world. Jai, the merciless vampire prince, led the story and I fell so hard for Ash, the blood slave. I wanted their love to be gentle in a world that is anything but. While people are dying around them and every day they have to kill just to survive I had these two men who were just trying to figure themselves, and each other, out. It’s a very different book for me and I’m extremely proud of it and how it all came together in the end. It’s about redemption and falling in love when that word really doesn’t exist anymore. And it’s also about revenge and deciding that the world isn’t working how you want it to so it’s better to start a war and remake the entire continent as you want it to be. There is death and gore but in the end it’s a love story about a merciless vampire prince and the blood slave he helps.

Thank you for taking time out of your day to spend it with me. And now I’d like to know, what’s the strangest thing someone has ever convinced you to do? 

Happy Holidays everyone. See you in the new year!

Caitlin Ricci

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4 Responses to “Things My Husband Convinces Me Would Be A Good Idea with Caitlin Ricci”

  1. Kylia says:

    Wow, it sounds so exciting. I can’t wait to read it.

    I’m not sure sure about strange things that people ask of me. I was once asked to write something unusual (at the time) and I did it but I had a hard time getting my head around the characters.

  2. I’ve had ones where it’s hard to get into the characters too. I’m glad you persevered through it and managed to get the story done. I think it’s important to finish anything you start, even if you don’t end up publishing it.

  3. H.B. says:

    Sounds like an interesting story, looking forward to checking it out.

    I’m usually convincing someone to do something strange as opposed to being the one asked. I don’t usually think it’s a strange act but I’ve been told otherwise *shrugs*

  4. H.B. you sound like trouble and like you and my husband would absolutely get along :)

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