All My Characters are Dexters with Sam Cheever

That got your attention didn’t it? #:0) No, my characters are not all serial killers. But they exist in a gray kind of world where nobody’s all good or all bad. I like it in the gray area…it’s comfy there.

Let me explain.

Anybody who reads my stuff knows that I like to write about Heaven and Hell. Though I grew up going to Christian schools, from pre-k all the way through High School, I think you’d agree that my characters and their worlds might stretch the traditional concepts of good vs. evil just a tad. #:0)

I believe that, like the loveable television serial killer, Dexter, none of us are all bad. Dexter-like, even a man who stalks, kills, and dismembers people can have redeeming qualities. He can even be generally liked. Which would explain why, whenever some evil puke is arrested after murdering or abusing hoards of other people, his neighbors and his family all gush about how surprised they are and how wonderful Mr. X L P is. (He’s Mr. X L P because all serial killers have three names…well…except for Dexter of course. #:0)

I believe human goodness can be measured on a scale of 1 to 10. While there probably are very few (if any) people who are either a 1 or a 10, most of us fit somewhere in the middle. That’s the area from which I pull my characters. This makes sense because, first of all, characters who are all good are annoying. By contrast a character who was all bad would be BORING! But a character who is a mix of both can be eminently fascinating.

Sooooo….are you a nine or a two?

If you’re a two you’re probably gonna need a LOT of deodorant when you die. You might want to take some Aloe lotion with you too. hehehe

But, if you’re a nine, well, you’ll be exchanging all those pretty colors in your closet for an extremely pale wardrobe (Maybe the wings will make up for the lack of color.)

If you’re someone in the middle you’re like most of us and you’d make a really great fictional character. Maybe I’ll recruit you for one of my stories! LOL

In death as in life, it’s comforting to think we have options. And it makes for some really fun and interesting fiction too!

Happy Reading!

What if real love began in the pages of a paranormal novel? And what if that love leapt off those pages, and into an avid reader’s arms?

Terra fell in love with Jacobin when he was the hero in a sexy paranormal novel, but when he showed up at her door she thought she was losing her mind. Imagine how she felt to learn her fate had been scribed onto magic pages and could just as easily be erased. Would she be willing to give up everything, just to hold onto a love she never dreamed she’d have?

Pauline Michael, Night Owl Reviews: “Sam Cheever creates a fantastic world with this fast-paced erotic paranormal romance. The new world described in these pages is fascinating and I want to know so much more about it. I am hooked on this and cannot wait to read more. I’m truly looking forward to visiting again and again as she introduces what is bound to be some of my favorite characters.”

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Sam’s published work includes 40+ books of romantic suspense and fantasy/paranormal. Her books have won the Dream Realm Award for fantasy, have been nominated and/or won several CAPAs, were nominated for “Best of” with LRC and The Romance Reviews, and have won eCataromance’s Reviewer’s Choice award. Sam is published with Ellora’s Cave, both Romantica and Blush; Changeling Press; Musa Publishing, and Red Rose Publishing. She also publishes as Declan Sands, writing m/m fiction, and under her own imprint, Electric Prose Publications.

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