Recently, I reviewed YA fantasy novel Heart of Mist by debut author Helen Scheuerer. I really enjoyed it, so to promote this wonderful lady even more, I’m going to do a little Q&A with her in this post! Hope you enjoy it. If you have any more questions, leave them in the comments and I’ll see if I can get an answer for you.
I’ve always loved creating new worlds and completely building them from the ground up. Do you have a specific process when it comes to world building? What’s your favourite thing to create?
I definitely have a process when it comes to world building, and actually – it’s the same sort of process I use for creating characters too. I always start with a very vague notion of a location or a person in my head, and then I layer more detail in, draft after draft. It’s a long and difficult process, but I really struggle to create something authentic from the get-go. I need to take my time getting to know the place or the character, and work authentic details in naturally.
I haven’t been part of a blog tour for a while and it feels good to be doing another one! Today is my stop on the blog tour for Love Like Blood, a new crime novel from bestselling author Mark Billingham. You may have heard of him. My step-dad Paul his a huge fan of his books, so I think he was more excited than I was for this post!
Love Like Blood Synopsis
A Bloody Message
As DI Nicola Tanner investigates what appears to be a series of organised killings, her partner Susan is brutally murdered, leaving the detective bereft, and vengeful.
A Powerful Ally
Taken off the case, Tanner enlists the help of DI Tom Thorne to pursue a pair of ruthless killers and the broker handing out the deadly contracts.
A Conspiracy of Silence
As the killers target their latest victim, Thorne takes the biggest risk of his career and is drawn into a horrifying and disturbing world in which families will do anything to protect their honour.
From number one bestseller Mark Billingham comes a masterful, intense crime novel that pits DI Tom Thorne against an evil beyond comprehension, yet shockingly real.