When Did Demons Become Care Bears? (Plus Contest!) Back to Blog

Hey, everyone! Today, I’m turning my blog over to Zoe Winters. Have fun, Zoe!


Somewhere along the way vampires evolved from Nosferatu to Ian Somerhalder. Yeah, I’m confused, too. But it’s a happy, drooling kind of confusion. Werewolves underwent the same transformation. Instead of paranoid guys with pentagrams on their hands that turned into big ugly beasts, they became hot, magnetic alpha males who more often turn into actual wolves when they shift.

Demons are now no different. My upcoming book, Save My Soul, features an incubus named Luc that has been trapped in a house by a 50-yr-old curse. The heroine comes back to the small town of Golatha Falls for her father’s funeral, to discover he’s left her everything. (Which is quite a lot as he’s the CEO of a very large company.) The first thing she buys? The gorgeous antebellum home she’s loved since childhood.

Since the house turns out to already be inhabited by a demon, well, wacky hijinks ensue.

When I started writing the book, my husband was out of town a lot. So I’d be writing, usually late at night, and then have to go sleep alone. Truthfully, in the beginning, Luc scared the crap out of me. I don’t know if it was the ick-factor of writing about demons, or the creep-out factor inherent in the fact that the house is based on a house in my town, and practically the whole plot fell into my head when I was driving by it one day. But either way… I had a hard time sleeping at first.

That was before I really got to know Luc. He loves to cook and watches the cooking channel nonstop. He seems to fancy himself the Emeril of the demon world. He’s also a crazy antiques-fiend. If you get Chinese food on one of his tables or hammer a nail into the wall, he completely flips out. Which is funny, since the only known way to break the curse and get him out of the house is to burn it down. Half a century trapped can make a demon truly neurotic.

Luc is definitely not a fluffy kitten. He’s got his darkness and a big dose of scary to go with it, but learning of his love of cooking and antiques softened him and made it much easier for me to sleep while writing the book.

Is he a care bear? Not exactly, though these are probably care bear qualities. When writing paranormal romance there is a very thin line to walk with heroes between evil, and wimpy care bear. I hope I’ve walked that line successfully.

I hope to release Save My Soul by Christmas. And no, I don’t even have the cover art to show you yet. So why am I already here going on about this if I have nothing new to give you?

I’m gearing up for the release of Save My Soul with a newsletter subscription drive through the end of this month.

The rules are simple. Send a blank email to newsletterdrive@gmail.com

You’ll be subscribed to my newsletter (which you can later unsub from if my writing isn’t right for you or you just don’t want the newsletter), get a free digital copy of Kept (where this series starts out), and be entered to win 10 paranormal romance books in paperback. The winner gets to choose the books!

You can also enter the secondary contest where I’ll be drawing 10 winners to receive a signed print copy of Blood Lust, which is an anthology of my three novellas: Kept, Claimed, and Mated, OR a signed print copy of Save My Soul when it comes out.

For full contest details and rules, please visit my blog: http://zoewinters.wordpress.com (Post stickied to the top)

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13 responses to “When Did Demons Become Care Bears? (Plus Contest!)”

  1. Valerie says:

    What a wonderful opportunity to win some great books. Paranormal is my all time favourite.

    Good luck everyone.

    in Germany

  2. Cynthia Eden says:

    Hi, Zoe! Thanks for coming by today and congrats on the book news! I am all about demons–the darker, the better.

  3. Viki says:

    Hi Zoe –

    I am so looking forward to Luc. As much as I like the traditional paranormals I’ve really become fond of these new yummy characteristics.

    I subscribed to your newsletter a month or so ago. You have a really nice contest going on. Thank you.

  4. Zoe Winters says:

    Thanks, Valerie!

    Thanks, Cindy! I’m definitely excited about this book. 🙂

    Thanks, Viki! I like when everything isn’t just werewolves and vampires, too. Though I do love my vampires. 🙂

  5. Neal Hock says:

    Sounds very interesting. I’m looking forward to it!


  6. Zoe Winters says:

    Thanks, Neal! I can’t wait to release this book! 🙂

  7. Colleen says:

    Really enjoy paranormals… just started getting into your books… thanks for the contest! 😀

    Happy Holidays!

  8. Zoe Winters says:

    Thanks, Colleen! Happy Holidays to you, too! 🙂

  9. Kathy says:

    Your stories sound great! Love the cover for Blood Lust.

  10. desiree says:

    I have to start reading this. Personally I will take a demon over a care bear any day.

  11. Zoe Winters says:

    Hey Kathy, Thanks! I love my cover artist, she’s wonderful. 🙂

    Thanks Desiree, me too!

  12. Luc sounds awesome. Can’t wait for his book.

  13. Zoe Winters says:

    Thanks, Marlene! Just a few more weeks! 🙂

    Save My Soul has a little bit of a “Buffy meets Gilmore Girls” sort of feel to it. (Though I didn’t start watching GG until after I wrote it originally and there is no mother/daughter thing.)