The Novel Approach welcomes author RJ Scott today on the Retrograde: Flight HA1710 blog tour. RJ’s talking fanfic today, has brought along an exclusive excerpt, and is also offering the chance for one lucky reader to win a $15 Amazon or ARe Gift Card, winner’s choice. To enter the contest, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below.
Moments that changed my life – Discovering SPN fanfiction
The idea of one event changing a person’s life is not a new one. Most films, books, in fact all stories, have some kind of moment where the path of a life changes. This could be a big event, like a loss (or a gain!) or it could be something small, like taking a different bus home! I was watching something on the TV, I don’t even know what but I am sure it was one of those *disaster* shows, like one about plane crashes. What I do recall is turning to hubby and saying I wanted to write a book about what happened after an event, how it impacted the lives of people who were involved, or who observed. Not just one person in the middle of it, but more than one story.
Then I had the inspiration of asking other authors to write a story in the same vein, all based around characters impacted by a plane crash in Ireland and Flight HA1710 was born.
So, it got me thinking about the events that have shaped my life, and in the Retrograde blog tour I will talk about some of them. Don’t forget there is a competition as well to win a $15 giftcard and free books. Tell us about an event, big or small, after the post!
I saw an advert on ITV2. Seriously it was that simple. An image of Sam and Dean Winchester, closing the trunk of a car, and saying that they had work to do. The strapline was *Scary just got sexy* or something like that. Oh my, those boys were pretty, but I am the biggest wuss out there with horror films. But… SCARY was very SEXY. Hubby and I mainlined season 1, and season 2 and I was HOOKED. This was 2007 and I was a year behind the US and had a LONG wait for Season 3…
So I went searching online for people who had written Supernatural stories to extend the universe. I found a forum called Sinful Desire and read a few fics that had been written based on the show. Then I saw something where you could select Jensen and Jared from the dropdowns as *in a relationship* and I was like *WAIT* that is two me… that sounds… yum… so off I go… and I read it all. Then I thought, I want to write this. And the rest is history.
Supernatural fan fiction is responsible for me writing, and is ultimately responsible for RJ. Now that is one big left turn at the fork in the road!
Have you experienced something like this? Found your true calling by accident?
Blurb: Co-Pilot Lachlan Donaghue wakes up in hospital, a survivor of the crash of Flight HA1710, with memory loss and the suspicion that he could be at fault for the tragic accident. When everything becomes too much he goes home to hide, back to the small Scottish town he grew up in and to his family home.
Rory Kendrick watches the news, sees every hour of the disaster unfold but never thinks that Lachlan was in the middle of it all. Or that his friend will be forced to come back home to hide and to heal. What Lachlan needs is a friend, not a lover, but sometimes the lines are just too blurred to make any sense.
Buy links can be found at: RJ Scott’s Blog
Excerpt: Lachlan picked up the shirt Abigail had dropped on his bed, wincing and struggling to get the damn thing on. Every single muscle in his body ached. Rory helped him a little but quickly stood back.
“You need to let us know the minute you recall anything,” Winterson insisted.
“Does my client give you the impression he is hiding anything?” Abigail pressed.
“Your client gives me the impression he’s running away.”
Winterson’s voice dripped with derision and Rory was right up in his face, his hands tensed into fists.
Please stop arguing. “You told me I was free to go, that this was my way of escaping,” Lachlan said tiredly.
Another barked noise of disrespect from Winterson, and Rory looked another step closer to beating the man to a pulp. “Escaping from the journalists, yes, from all the people blaming you for murder by plane, yes, but from your employers, no.”
Lachlan slipped his feet into the shoes and they pinched, but they were close enough in size. He didn’t need to keep them on in the damn car.
“We’ll be at my place outside Dalkey, two hours south of here,” Rory said to Abigail.
Lachlan picked up the cell Abigail had given him and pocketed it.
“I’m warning you, the press are like wolves,” she said.
“They sense a story being hidden,” Winterson added. His tone was snide and judgmental, and Rory snapped.
Rory grasped Winterson’s shirt, twisted his fist in the material, and pressed him up on his toes against the wall. “You’d better keep it looking like Lachlan is still here and hope to hell they don’t follow us, because if they do….” Rory shook Winterson a little.
If Lachlan’s head weren’t so confused, he would have laughed. No one messed with Rory Kendrick.
About the Author: RJ Scott has been writing since age six, when she was made to stay in at lunchtime for an infraction involving cookies. She was told to write a story and two sides of paper about a trapped princess later, a lover of writing was born.
As an avid reader herself, she can be found reading anything from thrillers to sci-fi to horror. However, her first real true love will always be the world of romance where she takes cowboys, bodyguards, firemen and billionaires (to name a few) and writes dramatic and romantic stories of love and passion between these men.
With over seventy titles to her name and counting, she is the author of the award winning book, The Christmas Throwaway. She is also known for the Texas series charting the lives of Riley and Jack, and the Sanctuary series following the work of the Sanctuary Foundation and the people it protects.
Her goal is to write stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, that hint of a happily ever after.