Katie wants to invest her heart and soul in love, but she may lose both to Hell.
Katie, a senior in high school, is torn between loving the "good" guy, her childhood friend Wes who makes promises he doesn't keep and abandons her when she needs him the most, and the "bad" guy, the new kid at school Josh who is also a real demon from Hell.
Katie wants someone who pays attention to her and puts her first, but what is she willing to give up to find him?
One of the criticisms I often get about The Appeal of Evil is that Katie has a tendency to be annoying. She overthinks situations, she makes decisions that are often contradictory, and she can be a bit of a whiner.
These traits aren’t necessarily what readers look for when they think of a heroine, but I’m not convinced Katie is your typical heroine. She’s a freaking teenager! She lacks experience. She is naïve. No matter how much she wants to believe she knows it all, she doesn’t.
Katie does the best she can to deal with the situation she’s been thrust into, but she often fails. She gets frustrated. She gets confused. She acts like a child. I used to be a teenage girl a long time ago, I know what we are capable of, and it’s not always pretty. There are a lot of emotions that have to be dealt with.
My intention wasn’t to make Katie an irritating character. My intention was to show the turmoil she goes through while dealing with two conflicting forces being exerted upon her. As a teenager, she doesn’t have a lot of experience with the world (or love or good/evil), so she spends a lot time trying to figure things out in her head. She is contradictory and indecisive. She’s immature—no matter how grown up she believes she is. She makes mistakes.
The best thing about Katie is that she has room to grow. She will change over time. She will get more experience. She may not always make the right decisions, but hopefully she will learn from the experience and become wiser.
As I mentioned previously, I have ONE (1) ecopy of The Appeal of Evil to giveaway thanks to Pembroke Sinclair! To enter simply comment with which format you would like and a way to contact you. Giveaway ends 17th August!