It's blog tour time! Woo Hoo!!! I love the chance to be a part of the tour of a great book!
Especially when it's for one of my very favorite authors, Aimee Laine!
AND there's even a chance to for you to win your very own e-copy of Silent Echoes!!!!
And I did indeed love, love, love Silent Echoes!!!! See my review here.
So let's jump right in.....
by Aimee Laine
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher Type: Small Print/Indie
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Our author, Aimee Laine, has prepared an awesome guest post for us
and it includes my very favorite game, Clue ....
Silent Echoes is a "Games of Zeus" novel but it's not a traditional mythological conundrum. No, as the author, I’ve taken quite the liberties in creating a situation Zeus could have use to mess with we puny humans.
So, to have a little fun as Silent Echoes releases this month, my host here at Known to Read has challenged me to create a Game of Zeus out of Clue!
How could Zeus use Clue upon two unsuspecting humans? How could he manipulate a seemingly innocuous game into a maniacal, devious relationship conflict? Oh, let me count the ways ... or rather, let me show you.
According to WikiHow, Clue is a popular board game originally produced by Parker Brothers. The object of the game is to solve a murder. Who did it? With what weapon? In which room?
There are specific weapons, including the dagger, lead piping, revolver, rope, candlestick and spanner and specific places, including the ballroom, conservatory, study, lounge, dining room and kitchen. Guessing the ‘whodunnit’ is the key to the win. You guess wrong and you’re out. Guess right and you win!
Before we get to the ultimate Clue romance ... let me tell you a little about Silent Echoes.
For years, Ian Sands has enjoyed his life as a bachelor, taking advantage of singlehood and exploring his own definition of passion—whoever she may be. Blonde. Brunette. Tall. Short. Hot. Not. Five months ago, all that changed.
Ian’s been celibate, frustrated and desperately seeking answers to why one woman, who doesn’t play by girls’ rules, haunts his every waking moment.
As a renovations specialist, Taylor Marsh lives, works and breathes construction—a profession her southern belle of a mother would rather Taylor not touch. The same goes for Ian; Mama Marsh would never approve of him.
Like Ian, though, each time he and Taylor draw near, something compels her to get closer.
Something else tells her to run away.
As much as their histories suggest they shouldn’t be together, neither Taylor nor Ian can deny the pull, and the two succumb, indulging in a relationship that brings pleasure to body, mind and soul.
Doing so, though, also ushers in a series of events both should have foreseen as well as one final outcome neither expected.
And now ...
What would Zeus do? Well the game is for 3-5, but in a romance, the key plot line is between two people. Or, well, maybe three. So, Zeus would pit two people against each other, taking turns gaining clues to arrive at the answer behind ‘Who did it?’. During the course of their investigation (i.e. clue gathering) these two players, this guy and girl, will fall in love. They’d have to. That’s what a romance writer does. :)
But rather than winning by guessing right, the winner would reveal that the murderer is in fact his or her opponent!
Say it ain’t so! But yes, that’s the Zeus way.
One of those two would be the one pointed to. Obviously, this is going to imply neither can win. If you were in love with the person, would you reveal it? Or would you lie? If you did have to reveal it, if you have no choice whatsoever, would you still be able to love the person? If you knew deep down in your heart that they were the murderer? Or if you thought they weren’t and there was another answer, what might it be?
Now I’m all about the happily ever after, so no matter what Zeus would do to these two players, I’d find a way around it.
How I’d do that would have to be in the story itself—something to read perhaps in the future?
And there you have it. What do you think? Is Clue a possible Game of Zeus?
Get to know Aimee Laine, super writer, better.....
Aimee is a romantic at heart and a southern transplant with a bit of the accent (but not a whole bunch). She's married to her high school sweetheart, and with him, she's produced three native North Carolinians, two of whom share the same DNA.
With an MBA and a degree in Applied Mathematics, there's absolutely no reason she should be writing romance novels. Then again, she shouldn't need a calculator to add two numbers, either ... but she does.
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