The demons will be villains, and none will be redeemed. That had been my intention for the Fangs and Fists series when I started writing it. I should have known I wouldn’t stick to it because it goes against my nature. In fiction, I’m usually drawn to the villain and antihero types. If they’re sinister, damaged, or rebellious, I want to know more. I also like shades of gray characters because most of the time people, even in real life, aren’t completely one way or another.
I had intended for the Fangs and Fists demons to be villains only, and then Haylen appeared. He was definitely a bad guy, but not totally. Somehow, despite a long walk down the wrong path, he managed to retain his humanity, even if he didn’t realize it himself. In a way, his bad choices in the past made it possible for him to eventually fight for a good cause.
Have you ever encountered a character who is one of the bad guys but has the potential to change? Who are some of your favorite antiheroes or villains turned hero?
Fangs and Fists 4: Haylen
Faith healer turned resurrection demon, Haylen served the masters for centuries, creating legions of the soulless. By bargaining with the rebels fighting the demon masters, Haylen was freed from a tracking device viciously implanted in his spine and reinforced with evil magic. Now armed with both his demonic powers and his former angelic gift of healing, he can choose his part in a world where good and evil are constantly at war.
Maddy, a young mechanic with magical powers, has studied Haylen’s history and finds the demon fascinating, but she’s even more intrigued by the man he can become. Haylen appears to return her interest, but will the good witch save the demon’s soul, or will he corrupt hers?
Always a fan of romance and the paranormal, Kate Hill started writing over twenty years ago for pleasure. Her first story, a short erotic vampire tale, was accepted for publication in 1996. Since then she has sold over one hundred short stories, novellas, and novels.
When she’s not working on her books, Kate enjoys reading, working out, spending time with her family and pets, and running the Compelling Beasts Blog, dedicated to antagonists, antiheroes and paranormal creatures. She also writes under the name Saloni Quinby.
Visit her online at http://www.kate-hill.com.