Monday, October 22, 2012

Guest Blog & Giveaway: Mark of the Witch by Jessica Gibson

UFI welcomes Jessica Gibson Author of Mark of the Witch. Thanks for Joining us!!

Should the good guy always win?

First, thank you so much for having me on your blog today Stacy!! This is a question that I have asked myself a lot lately. Should the good guy always win? I know that most of the time it’s expected. People want to see a happy ever after. But, does it alway have to be the good guy who gets it?

I think the bad guy has gotten the short end of the stick for a while. They more often than not are interesting and have better back stories than your typical protagonist.  I’ve gotten so sick of reading the same story over and over again. Boy meets girl, bad guy enters and threatens them, fight ensues, good guys win and bad guy slinks off to lick his wounds. Where’s the fun in that?  I’ve made it my goal to have at least one of my bad guys win. Not sure when it’s going to happen, well, I do. But, I’m not going to tell you yet. 

I think the bad guy should get a happy ever after. Don’t they need love too? Don’t they want to ride off into the sunset? Books would be a lot more interesting if we were never sure who was going to win. Besides, some of the bad guys are just so good. We have characters like Damon from The Vampire Diaries or Eric from the Sookie Stackhouse books who have made the bad guy more loveable. They are delightfully wicked, with just a touch of goodness in them. The intensity and the range of emotion you can get from a bad guy has always been a draw for me. The inner struggle, that bit of them that craves the darkness. It makes reading that much more fun for me.

What do you guys think? Do you prefer a white knight, or a dark prince?

Thanks again for having me on the blog Stacy!!

Jessica lives in California with her husband and young son. She loves to read, and that love helped her to branch out into writing. Aside from writing, she runs an online event planning business called the Release Day Diva. In addition to novels, Jessica writes and maintains the blog Book on the Bright Side. Keep up with Jessica and her latest releases and events on her blog.

Find Jessica and her books

Mark of the Witch
Boston Witches#1

Magic flows through Jillian Proctor's veins as surely as blood, but so far her life outside Boston has been peaceful. William Morgan blows into Jilly's life like a hurricane, unleashing her magic and sending her out of control. Unknowingly, William brings an enemy who only wants to posses the power of the witch. Jilly must learn to harness her magic before she loses it - and everything in her life is destroyed.
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