This Photograph is how Heath appears when first meeting Catherine, before she cuts his hair.
FULL NAME: Heath Mengeras
CURRENTLY LISTENING TO: (Don't Fear) The Reaper by HIM.
WANT TO MEET HEATH RIGHT NOW?!
Eternally #1 is scheduled to release October 30, 2014.
MORE ABOUT HEATH:
His Introduction is totally in the face and so not sugar coated. If you've read the blurb, then you know that he is a drug addict. Drug of choice: Heroin. Moving about from place to place, city to city, is how he ends up meeting Catherine.
I'm not going to tell you how you should see him or what you should think about him, that's left up to you. (I LOVE him and there's nothing anyone can say to change that) but if you give him a chance, I can guarantee it will be worth it in the end.
'CONT: (From Right Side)
As we move closer to the official release date, I will post more about this series and Catherine and Heath.
No, my books aren't "mainstream" as you've probably already realized. I write for me and for my readers who get it; I write for that one person out there who has been waiting to find a book which speaks to them. I have to be true to who I am. And I think it's pretty clear. I love the creepy, the gruesome and grotesque, the grunge and gritty, and all of the things that only I can write about. And I love love stories.
This is my first time on this blog doing a character profile, but Heath is one of my favorite characters which I've written and he deserves a great mention. All though I'm pretty sure I'm gonna do throw back character profile posts for Marcus Marble and Johnny Heart, this post for Heath is pretty special because he is special and I think it's going to be super easy for people to get him all wrong in the beginning, because well....his beginning is rough. He will strike you the wrong way. But thanks to Catherine he will become a new person. Gah! I LOVE this book series, probably as much as I love Pretty in Black, which is saying a LOT.
I am super excited about The Eternally Trilogy for several reasons!
My first being Heath! He's one of my favorite male characters which I've written. His name in its Old English roots literally means Wasteland, which incidentally is the title of the first book. Eternally—Wasteland.
I named him and Catherine after my favorite characters from one of my favorite books: Wuthering Heights.
Eternally is the first book (and series) in which I have an ALL MALE POV! That's right: the book series is written in his voice. I prefer writing from the male POV, mostly because it's all my male characters who have the strongest voice. Sometimes, though, I will end up doing dual POV when necessary, but since Heath had the strongest voice and the most interesting story to tell, I figured he'd be a better candidate to tell the story.
Eternally is a HORROR ROMANCE and not a Gothic Romance or a Paranormal Romance. I know, yes, I said it had Zombies and Reapers, and maybe even small elements of necromancy or witchcraft. But let me explain!
For me, Paranormal Romance means (by majority) a girl meets a boy whom she later realizes is (INSERT CREATURE THING HERE) This is not the case with Eternally. BOTH characters are HUMAN. It begins almost like a contemporary novel.
I'm not going Gothic Romance on this one either, because the atmosphere is more grunge and gritty, and doesn't lend itself to that whole fog enshrouded landscape or characters locked away in an attic as much as Pretty in Black and Frankie's Monster did. However, you can say that Heath is "GOTH" if you want to.
I'm not going to say how the zombies or the reapers become a part of the story, because that would be an absolute spoiler! But just know that it does happen. Like all of my books, yes. This is a LOVE story.
Second Favorite Aspect of novel: IT takes place in 1998!!! (Which is one of my favorite past times!) I love and miss the '90s. But anyway, I'm rambling. Moving on.