We would like to give a warm welcome to Stephanie Tyler, who is here today to talk to us a little about her newest book, Surrender. This is the first book in a new series, Section 8, another hard-hitting romantic suspense. Take it away Stephanie!
The Lure of the Ensemble Cast by Stephanie Tyler
I’ve always loved ensemble casts in TV shows, movies, and obviously, books. The more characters, the better, because I feel no character lives in a vacuum and I want to see their multi-layered world.
For instance, Leverage, for me, is an awesome ensemble show – each of the characters has their own deal, their own backstory, their own reasons why they are that way they are. (Um, hello, Elliot anyone?) And I love watching those reasons come out for the slow reveal over a season or even a series as a whole.
The A-Team (both the original and the new) is another example of a great ensemble. I love how the characters play off one another. I especially like guy banter 🙂
So it’s no surprise that Surrender, which is the first book in my Section 8 series utilizes an ensemble cast. My characters come together under less than idea circumstances in order to, at first, save themselves, and later, to save one another. Watching the characters come to rely on one another because they want to, not because they have to, is one of the things I enjoy most about reading and writing the ensemble cast of characters.
Surrender is Dare’s book, but it’s also Avery’s book as well. She’s Dare’s half sister and she’s really the glue that holds this team together. So in Surrender, you’ve got a very romantic love story, plus lots of action…plus Avery and her interesting love life.
So, tell me—what are some of your favorite ensemble casts in movies / TV / books? Comment for a chance to win an eCopy of Surrender (either Kindle or Nook)!