Thursday, 22 August 2013

Guest Author - Mila Kerr - To Flaw or Not to Flaw a Character

As an author, you create a character hoping the reader loves her as much as you do...unless it's a villain, of course. You want your character development to be so strong that the reader falls in love and hates to see her go when they read the words "The End."

So, when I created my lead character, Rylie James, I had a very hard decision to make. To flaw or not to flaw. That was the question.

Rylie is sexy, sultry, hard working, and would do anything for the ones she loves. So far so good, right? The perfect lead character. BUT I decided to throw a wrench in the story. I decided to add stubborn, opinionated, domineering and just plain bossy to the mix. I decided to make her flawed.

I wanted her to be real. To be like so many of us. I wanted my other lead character, Luna Forester, to fall in love with EVERYTHING about her. I wanted Luna to love the good and the bad. That's what we all really hope for in real life, so why not make that dynamic come to fruition in Aspen Meadows?

Readers may not love everything about Rylie. I'm sure some people will think she's flawed, I just hope they fall in love with her regardless. I did! J

If you had the chance to step back in time, would you?

What if you could live in a community built around the morals of yesterday?

Rylie James isn't happy in today's world. She longs for a time when life was simpler. When people could work off their land and be part of a true, small town community. Trying to bring back history, Rylie has spent years building a new society that is a replica of an old 1800's town.

Before making the big move to the historical utopia of Aspen Meadows, Rylie's world is turned upside down by the free spirited Luna Forester. Now she questions if she is trying to build happiness, when she may be staring directly into it.

Luna Forester's entire life is about to change with one single proposition: move to Aspen Meadows and create a new future. Moving to Aspen Meadows is her chance to start over. Start a new life, find happiness...and possibly find love. But can she deal with the stubborn, overbearing, yet completely seductive, Rylie James?

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About The Author

Mila Kerr is a multi-published author whose Lesbian Romance novels have become some of the bestselling books in the genre. Holding Back was her first book to be released in this genre.

She finally followed one of her dreams, and one of the dreams her Nana always had for her. Mila always wanted to be a writer from the time she could spell, and now she gets the privilege of saying she's an Author.
She also writes under the name Alta Hensley for all her books in the genre of Spanking/Domestic Discipline/BDSM Romance.

Traditional Love was her first book to be published, followed by Traditional Terms and Of Yesterday. She was also part of three anthologies, Deep in the Heat of Texas, Indulgence: Tales of the Cirque Romani, and Coming to Terms.

Alta/Mila loves to hear from her readers. You can find out more information about her at and she can be found on Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads.


  1. Thanks for having me! What a great blog to be a part of!

    1. You are more than welcome, lovely. Feel free to come back anytime. The book sounds amazing.