We are thrilled to welcome a new author to Sinfully today… the lovely Rayna Vause has popped into chat about the inspiration behind her latest novel Demon of Mine.
A Word from Rayna Vause
Taking on a huge corporation can be hell, especially when the corporation is literally Hell. That’s something the characters in my book Demon of Mine learn the hard way. Making a deal with a demon very rarely goes well for the wisher. This theme has been used fairly regularly in books for centuries and it’s a story concept that really intrigues me. Demon of Mine was primarily inspired by an episode of Supernatural, but there are a number of other movies and television shows that have played with this story idea that I really enjoy.
1.) Oh God, You Devil (1984) – I loved this movie first because it has George Burns in it. He was so awesome in the roll of God. He actually was a lot of fun in the entire Oh God series of movies, but in this one he plays both God and Satan. In this movie a young rock star trade his soul to Satan and then he has lots of regrets. Such a fun older movie.
2.) Bedazzled (2000) – This movie was a bit on the cheesy side, but sometimes cheesy is fun. In this movies Brendan Fraser exchanges his soul for 7 wishes. He then uses those wishes to try and win the girl of his dreams. *snort* That very rarely goes well.
3.) The Devil’s Advocate (1997) – First off Al Pacino, he’s just awesome and he made such a fabulous Devil. I thought the concept of someone unknowingly going to work for the devil because offer is too good to pas up was fascinating. In the end, it was a pretty good movie.
4.) Buffy the Vampire Slayer – I include Buffy because it was a great show. But in this case I’m thinking specifically of season 3 in which the town mayor who already traded his soul for immortality spent the season prepping to become an immortal demon. There were so many good episodes from that season. I especially liked Band Candy where adults are giving candy that turns them into teenagers mentally so there will be no responsible adults around to stop the villain from pulling off his dastardly plan.
5.) Bruce Almighty (2003) – This movie is the opposite of all the others, but I think is worth inclusion because this is about a man who is given God’s power to teach him how hard it is to run the world. I liked this movie a lot. I thought it was funny as hell. Plus, in the Hell, Inc. series we have not only Corporate South manipulating things, but also Corporate North. I thought my angels needed a movie on the list to represent them. This is my short list of movies/show with a Faustian theme.
Do you have other movies/books/tv shows of this type that you really enjoy?
I’d like to thank everyone here at Sinfully… Addicted to All Male Romance for having me here. It’s been fun.
Demon of Mine
Publisher ~ Dreamspinner Press
Published ~ 28th August 2015
Genre ~ Paranormal M/M Romance
Climbing the corporate ladder can be hell….
As a collections demon, Zavier grants his “clients” one wish in exchange for their souls. His job sucks, but once you make a deal with Corporate South, they own you. The trouble is, Zavier’s not a very good collections demon, with his tendencies to spurn authority and find loopholes to help deserving clients out of their contracts. He’s under scrutiny from the head of his department, who would quite literally like to see him burn. He just needs to close a simple deal to get upper management off his back. Instead, he meets Ryan.
Ryan is desperately searching for a way to save his dying sister. He doesn’t believe in magic and demons, but he’s out of options. Zavier’s not what he expects in a demon, and even more unexpected is the strong sense of familiarity—very intimate familiarity.
While trying to free Ryan from his contract, Zavier discovers secrets unscrupulous even by South standards. Exposing them could cost Zavier everything, but it might be Ryan’s only hope.
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Meet Rayna Vause
Rayna Vause loves to craft romances that mix a little action, a little adventure, and, often, a touch of the paranormal. She’s voracious reader and a perpetual student. Rayna has collected more degrees and certifications then she cares to admit and eventually she’ll probably earn a few more just because. She is a proud geek who injects a little bit of her geeky, tech obsessed soul into every story she writes. When Rayna isn't busy make up stories, she’s likely indulging her love of video games. Why? Because playing through the action, adventure, and romance in a role playing game is as good as reading a romance novel and is sometimes great inspiration for her writing. She’s a martial artist having studied American Kenpo Karate. She is also a Disney fanatic of epic proportions. Rayna is a member of RWA, RRW, and a founding member of Liberty States Fiction Writers. She lives in southern NJ, just a bit outside of Philadelphia and shares a home with a cat who thinks she’s royalty