What place do you think demons play in human story telling? Why do we continue to tell stories about monsters/creatures with questionable morality?
Cori Vidae: “Oh, I don’t know. Could be we use them to explore the darker sides of ourselves, or they provide the perfect medium to test out new moralities, or because to believe in Good, we have to believe in Evil. Or, in romance especially, it could be we all just like a story that comes with a frisson inspired equally by fear and attraction.”
Alexa Piper: “Originally, the Greek daimon was not an evil spirit, it was more—as I understand it—an expression of various states of being. Demons, of course, come with a negative connotation, although this black-and-white way of thinking feels a bit too removed from reality for my taste. So what do demons do in human storytelling? They are wants and desires personifies, and therein lies a story everyone can relate to…”
Erzabet Bishop: “Demons represent everything we’re told from day one we aren’t supposed to have or want. Sex, money, physical things of this world. Human nature will never change. People have basic needs and no matter how good you try to be, sooner or later they find their way to the surface. In fiction, you can imagine how just one little exaggeration of lust or greed can take you to the next level and bam—you have a demon on your tail…”
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What drew you to writing about an incubus/succubus?
Jeffrey Armadillo: “I had never written about demons before, not as a main character, and certainly not in an attempt to humanize them. It was intriguing from the moment I had the idea, given that love and demons are such diametrically opposed concepts. Once the idea had me I was driven to see if I could make it work in a story.” Read more here.
If you met your demon in a dark alley, what are your chances of survival? What’s your best tactic for getting home safely?
Mark Greenmill: “Santorava is one tough dude that I wouldn’t want to mess with. Especially if he thought I had something to do with stealing his wife. My best option would be to run like hell, and hope the moon came out before he caught me.”
J. C. G. Goelz: “Iris knew she had to fit into society, so she didn’t go around doing things that would expose her nature. Her mother, on the other hand, would be deadly.”
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