Yep, it’s time for the weekly poll! You’ll be entered for a $5 gift card to Amazon or other retailer of choice (or equivalent in msde from Book Depo) for participating. Also, on Sunday I will be announcing three weeks’ worth of winners because, yes, I’m that far behind. I swear, Pirate’s Alley almost killed me.
Speaking of pirates, let’s talk about books that make us cry (yeah, kind of a non-sequitur). Now, I’m not much of a crying kinda girl as a general rule. I think the first and maybe only time a paranormal book has made me sniffle outside of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, which has happened on multiple occasions, is one of the early Mercy Thompson books when something so horrendous happens to her, and Adam’s response, and Mercy’s coyote’s fear, and…sniffle.
Anyway, so I sure don’t generally tear up at my own books when I’m writing them. Well, okay, I had a sniffle during an emotional scene in Redemption. I frequently make myself laugh, which is just so pathetic that if I had a lick of sense I wouldn’t admit it.
Yet, there I was, writing Pirate’s Alley, and darn if two different scenes didn’t bring me to tears. One of them at the hands of Alex Warin, and the other at the hands of Jean Lafitte. Alex, in the last scene of the book, and Jean, when he finally, finally, FINALLY tells DJ how he feels about her, and why. Damn that pirate and that shifter. I hadn’t planned either one of those scenes to turn out the way they did.
So cripes. Either those scenes were REALLY emotional or I could’ve just been exhausted. LOL.
But it made me start thinking about emotional scenes in books. So that’s this week’s question: What’s a scene you recall that really made an emotional impact on you–maybe you didn’t actually cry but wanted to. Might be in a recent book or something you read a while back, like my Mercy Thompson scene, that hit you so profoundly that it stuck with you?
I’ll compile answers and feature some of them tomorrow on the Lady Scribes blog.
So…make me cry!