Thursday, 9 April 2009

Character Spotlight ~ Tosca Lee's Clay & Lucian

Today the spotlight shines on.......................................................Clay and Lucian

Tosca Lee is a stunning wordsmith, creating vivid pictures and deep felt emotion in her stories that simply should not be missed. I recently spotlighted Havah and now have the pleasure to highlight Tosca's debut novel, Demon: A Memoir.

Over to you, Tosca:~

Brief physical description of your main character/s

Clay represents the Everyman. Probably in his mid 30s, he is never physically describ

Lucian arrives in a different guise every time: once a beautiful redhead, a handsome Mediterranean, an old woman with sparse hair, a punked out teen, a short Asian man, a wholesome soccer mom. His consistency is his story, the dark light of his eyes… and his obsession with time.

I always thought that Lucian as he appeared in the church might resemble Morgan Freeman.

Strengths and weaknesses

A Good Guy. Unfort
unately, it hasn’t gotten him anywhere.

Lucian: Sardonic, brilliant, poignant and devious.

Quirk (if any)

Has a drinking problem. Fantasizes about living in Belmont, outsid
e of Boston. Lives on takeout.

Lucian: Cannot stand to eat human food,
but loves to watch humans do it. Smokes in one scene. Fixated on time.

Your inspiration for the character and background to the story

One day, as I drove the stretch of Nebraska road that leads to my acreage, I found myself wondering what it would be like to be angelic and fallen. Would I go around tempting people to lust, covet, envy... just for kicks? It seemed too shallow a motivation for any complex, spiritual creature. There had to be more to it.

Suddenly, I realized that being angelic and fallen was very similar to being human and fallen—except for one major difference: the provision of a messiah.

I immediately wondered what it must feel like to be unquestionably damned—and worse, to watch humans luxuriate in and take for granted the grace made available to them from a doting God. And I thought: why wouldn't an angelic creation resent a human recipient of God's grace? And why wouldn’t a demon want to prove that creature unworthy again and again as a result? Now I knew what it must feel like to be an angelic outsider looking in with jealous eyes and razored heart.

I re-read the story of God’s love affair with humans through this new lens and Demon: A Memoir was born.

Great stuff, Tosca ~ thanks for sharing once again :) Loved Havah and looking forward to reading Demon: A Memoir.

On Monday, I will be spotlighting Amy Wallace's Michael Parker & Hanna Kessler from Enduring Justice. You won't want to miss it or the amazing giveaway!

Relz Reviewz Extras

Review of Havah

Character spotlight on Havah & Adam

Visit Tosca's website and blog

Buy Tosca's books at Amazon or Koorong


Tracy said...

I had never thought of the demons being essentially jealous of how God loves us.

I'm about to start Havah in the next couple of days. I'm sure this book will be as thought provoking as Rel tells me it is.

wendyb said...

Like Tracy I had never really thought about fallen angels being jealous of our relationship with God and the way we so often take his unconditional love for granted. In Havah, I believe that Tosca has brilliantly described that intense jealousy in her description of the serpents desperate desire to lead Havah astray Wendyb

nolene said...

thanks for that Rel. I wondered what this book would be about and am now looking forward to reading it!

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