Thursday, February 21, 2013 | By: Angela Brown

Fractured Soul Blog Tour

Author Rachel McClellan stops by today. I've got a chilled glass of lemonade. Grab your favorite beverage and let's enjoy!! Take it away, Rachel :-)

If You were a Character in a Novel, What Role would you Play?
Part Four – The Villain

(To read earlier posts, visit “The Author”, “The Hero”, “The Sidekick”)

There are two kinds of villains. One who is cruel to others and one who is cruel to themselves. Both are equally destructive and keep us from being the hero in our story.

I bet in less than a minute we can all think of a person in our lives who we might consider a villain. They are the ones who are never happy for others, who complain about everything, who think life is never fair, and are often manipulative. These types of people are toxic and are never fun to be around.

The important question to ask ourselves is, are we ever like that? Are we secretly happy when something bad happens to someone around us? Are we jealous? Do we deliberately avoid someone who may need help? Do we get our way by manipulating the people in our lives?

The other kind of villain, the internal one, can also be damaging, especially to ourselves.
How many times have you said to yourself, “You’ll never be good enough.” OR “You can’t do that.” OR “Why bother?” This kind of talk stops us from becoming a hero. It keeps us from reaching our true potential.

If you find yourself thinking like this get the help you need. Whether it’s relying on a support system, visiting a doctor, or even discovering something new about life that gives you a fresh perspective, make that step to get better. The sooner you do this, the sooner you can get on the path to becoming a real life super hero.

***That's something to think about. Is there anything in our lives possibly limiting us from being real life superheroes? Only you can honestly decide.

Maybe you can decide AFTER you take a look at this awesome follow up to the first novel (Fractured Light). Here is Fractured Soul.
About Fractured Soul

Llona will do whatever it takes to protect her new found friends and home, but the dark plot threatening Lucent Academy, a school that’s supposed to be a safe place for Auras, may be too powerful for even Llona to defeat. This fast-paced tale of love, loyalty, and overcoming the darkness will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page!

What others are saying:

“I love these books! A kick-butt heroine and a hottie love interest, with a refreshingly original concept. Be prepared—once you start, these are hard to put down.”
Paula Cotton, book reviewer at

Fractured Soul is a brilliant sequel, exceeding even the remarkable first book in the series. It will haunt your every waking moment between the times you’re reading it, and it will stay with you long after you’ve finished. It’s an amazingly well written and engrossing story that I highly recommend—after you’ve read the first one, of course.”

Cindy Bennett, bestselling author of Geek Girl and Rapunzel Untangled

About the author

Rachel McClellan was born and raised in Idaho, a place secretly known for its supernatural creatures. When she's not in her writing lair, she's partying with her husband and four crazy, yet lovable, children. Rachel's love for storytelling began as a child when the moon first possessed the night. For when the lights went out, her imagination painted a whole new world. And what a scary world it was...

Find Rachel

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Natalie Aguirre said...

Love the cover for this. So true about the different types of villains. Good luck with your book, Rachel.

shelly said...

Congrats to Rachel! Love the cover. Tweeted and Facebooked for you.

Hugs and chocolate,

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Rachel! Yes, sometimes we are our own worst enemy.

SA Larsenッ said...

Ooh, I know Rachel! She's wonderful!! Major congrats to her!

Cecilia Robert said...

Wow, Love the cover! Congrats Rachel Sounds like a great read, good luck with your book! ;)

Shelley Munro said...

Congrats on your release, Rachel. Villains might not be good in our real lives, but they make for great reading. Villains are a popular topic today. My guest blogger spoke of villains too :)

Martina at Adventures in YA Publishing said...

Cars great cover! Congrats on the release! It,looks,great.

I love the point you made about two kinds of villains. Not that they are mutually exclusive. I love villains with the kind of depth that comes from a deep wound that inspires them to be cruel to others and even crueler to themselves! :)

Christine Rains said...

Fantastic post and I love your book cover! That is definitely something to think about.

Brinda said...

I love the cover and sound of her book!

Mike Keyton said...

Then again, villains can be devious, intelligent and charming. Villains can be heroes aka GRR Martin - or Tony Soprano.

But not me : )

Anonymous said...

Your cover is great! I've known a few toxic people like that and no matter how hard you try to stick with them you eventually just have to get away from them.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Love the cover, and the blurb! It sounds like an awesome book. Villains can definitely be villainous in different ways. I love the question you ask, about asking ourselves to discover what, if anything, is holding us back from being heroes.
Great post!!!

mshatch said...

I used to work with someone like that and boy was it a drag and a half. And what great points about sabotaging ourselves with all those negative thoughts. I have to admit I still do that sometimes though I really try not to. It takes practice!

Lydia Kang said...

Nice cover! And great post on villains. :)

Lexa Cain said...

I adore Rachel and wish her all the best on her books! :-)

Tara Tyler said...

really sending us on a soul search! i hope i'm more of a hero than a villain!

best of luck with the fracture series!

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