Well, I’m going to take the plunge at the end of the month and serialize Blood Ties on Patreon, so here’s one of the theme songs from her soundtrack.
There’s a lot of Bishop Briggs on Elis’s playlists. This is the one I most think of with her.
Welcome to my darkness, I been here awhile
Elis is a witch and serial killer–of garbage men. I nearly gave the book the tagline “Elis has never met a man she didn’t want to kill” but that’s not entirely true–she’s got a great relationship with her father, for example. But you know the type who come up to you and mansplain your own job to you? Who hit on you and don’t take no for an answer? Who emotionally manipulate and abuse women? Who give you that chill of uncertainty and fear as you try to find a way to safely get away from them?
Yeah, she kills those men.
Acting like I'm heartless, I do it all the time
That don't mean I'm scarless, that don't mean I'm fine
But you'll see, when someone else makes you this way
She’s a very easy, enjoyable character for me to write (surprising no one). A little too reckless at times–killing is a compulsion for her, which can get her into trouble, but ultimately she’s a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to sharing her misandristic adventures.
Oh, I'll drain your life 'til there's
Nothing left but your blood shot eyes
Oh, I'll take my time 'til I show you how I feel inside
The first draft will start posting twice a week at Patreon starting January 29 for all patrons if you’d like to follow along. Those at $5+ will get a copy of the finalized ebook before it releases this summer (the book still has to go for content and copy edits).