Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Perfect Triangle

. Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Oh, my lucky ducky grrls, we have Tracey Sinclair on MetaModo today talking about love triangles and her amazing new book Dark Dates. So make yourself a martini and listen to Tracey the witty and wonderful talk about all of our favorite threesomes.

Tracey says:
There’s nothing I enjoy more than a good love triangle, so when I wrote my novel Dark Dates, it seemed natural to make sure that the heroine Cassandra Bick had two very different admirers – her mysterious ex-lover Cain, a hunter who hates all supernatural creatures, and the charming but possibly duplicitous vampire Laclos, who is all too keen to get his fangs into her… what’s a girl to do? (If only I could have that dilemma… sigh!) So I thought I’d do my guest post on my favourite love triangles – did I mention yours?

Sookie, Bill and Eric from True Blood: I’ve never read the books (I know, shame on me) but this sizzling love triangle has powered the TV show for four seasons (going on five), and shows no signs of cooling off. I must admit I like my vampires tall and Viking – but I’m actually more of an Alcide girl, really.

Stefan, Damon and Eleanor - The Vampire Diaries: Oh, to be Nina Dobrev! This show has fast become my favourite guilty pleasure, and though you wonder how long they can keep dragging out the ‘which Salvatore will she choose’ dilemma, it’s awfully fun along the way.

Oz, Tara and Willow - Buffy the Vampire Slayer: a heartbreaking one, this, because I truly loved Oz and Willow as a couple, but Joss Whedon unsurprisingly handled this beautifully: never minimising the truth of that relationship, while acknowledging that as Willow had matured she had grown into her sexuality, and her future was with Tara (although, of course, being Whedon, that future turned out to be tragically brief). Bonus points for being one of the most realistic and non-sensational portrayals of lesbians on TV.
Buffy, Spike and Angel – Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Proof that sometimes the happy ending isn’t sailing off into the sunset with with one of the guys, it’s actually choosing to be alone – when you all have your destinies to fulfil, love doesn’t always triumph. Still, it did make for some great scenes when Spike joined the spin off series Angel; the two vampires snarking at one another became a highlight of that show.

Stephanie, Ranger and Morelli – the Stephanie Plum novels (and the movie One for The Money): OK, going off-genre here but including as an example of how even the hottest love triangle burns out: trying to keep it going too long just leaves everyone looking at best, indecisive (pick one, already!) or at worst, weak: why would a smoking hot guy hang around forever?  The Stephanie Plum novels are a riot – I can’t recommend the early ones enough – but 18 books in, you really start to feel she should just make a choice and move on. Because that’s the thing with love triangles – they just can’t last forever.
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Dark Dates Blurb: All Cassandra Bick wants is to be left to get on with doing her job. But when you’re a Sensitive whose business is running a dating agency for vampires, life is never going to be straightforward – especially when there’s a supernatural war brewing in London, a sexy new bloodsucker in town and your mysterious, homicidal and vampire hating ex-lover chooses this moment to reappear in your life.

Witty, sharp and entertaining, Dark Dates is a heady mix of vampires, witches and werewolves – with the occasional angel thrown in – and introduces Cassandra Bick, a likable heroine destined to join the ranks of fantasy’s feistiest females.

UK Readers may purchase Dark Dates HERE!

US Readers may purchase Dark Dates HERE!

BIO: Tracey Sinclair works as freelance copywriter, editor and legal directories consultant. A diverse and slightly wandering career has included writing factsheets for small businesses, creating web content for law firms, subtitling film and TV and editing one of the UK’s largest legal directories. A keen blogger, she regularly writes for online theatre site Exeunt and science fiction site Unleash the Fanboy and her blog Body of a Geek Goddess was shortlisted in the Cosmopolitan Blogger Awards 2011. Her work has been published in a number of magazines and anthologies and her short play Bystanders was premiered in 2011 as part of the CP Players New Writing Season at Baron’s Court Theatre, London. She has published two small press books (Dolland No Love is This, both Kennedy& amp; Boyd) and is now dipping a toe in the digital self-publishing world with her new urban fantasy novel, Dark Dates.


LucyMB said...

I'm the only person in the world who hasn't read a vampire novel, I guess, or watched a vampire movie or tv show. But i'm gonna do it. Dark Dates here we come. May the blood drain from my face (and leave me with that mysterious, wan, 19th century TB look).

Thrifty Gal said...

Well, I'd love mine to b the first, so to speak.

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