Family takes centre stage. And the bad guy takes the microphone.
They say a bad boy can be good for a girl. From Mr Rather Aloof At Parties Darcy to vampires, they do seem to have an enduring fascination.
In the Demon's Lexicon series, I wanted to get inside the head of a boy like that, rather than regarding him from the outside, being able to see all his anger and how close he was to the edge. Meet Nick Ryves and his brother Alan, who is bookish, adorable, shoots to kill – and who is the only thing that really matters to Nick at all.
I also wanted to have a girl who could really stand up to Nick: who wouldn't put up with awful behavior and had problems of her own, like rescuing her own brother from demons. Meet Mae Crawford.