Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Science Behind The Twist

Can you imagine a world in the near future where it would be possible to become another person? In my new romantic suspense, THE TWIST, the hero actually turns into a carbon copy of the leading lady!

Zane Tollison's wife is running through their cash faster than he can make it. A "Hail Mary" contract with Clearwater Tobacco arrives in the nick of time to keep his fledgling consulting firm afloat, and to unchain him once and for all from his narcissistic wife.

Beautiful, brilliant, and estranged Kathy Davis is desperate for a new beginning. The feisty post doc bio-geneticist jumps at an offer from Clearwater, pouring her soul into a development that will revolutionize the tobacco industry.

The two are unwittingly reeled into a convoluted plan to steal $12 million. Zane is changing into a carbon copy of Kathy, a pawn in a bizarre genetic metamorphosis, entangling Kathy in a sinewy web of seduction and deceit. Forging a bond that will set the course of their destiny, they fight to overpower the diabolic hold that has taken over their lives.

The transformation in The Twist is pure sci-fi, but what if it were possible? As an engineer, I’m trained to come up with a way to make things work. I wanted a heroine who would stand toe to toe with the leading man and a plot that would keep a reader on the edge of his seat. Setting a romance in the framework of high tech intrigue, my technical background turned out to be my best friend.

I really had to get into Zane’s head to write The Twist. Women are so different...our emotions, what’s important to us, how we relate to each other. And then there’s the things we take for granted. Hair, nails, putting on your face, the whole bit. It would all have to be pretty strange for a guy. Trying to stuff all of that into a guy’s head was a challenge. Male characters just don’t have the range of emotion for you to work with. I guess that’s part of what makes them guys. As Zane begins his transformation, everything he is grappling with bubbles to the top as a confused mix of humor and rage. After the change it’s like he’s got the hormones of a squad of teenage cheerleaders. Yup, we finally get our revenge on the guys in THE TWIST :)

Every man should have to spend at least a month as a woman.
Debra Gaynor, ReviewYourBook

*FIVE STARS* KaseysView

*4 1/2 HEARTS*
The Romance Studio

*FOUR STARS* ReviewYourBook

THE TWIST, BookStrand #1 Bestseller
***Available in Paperback & E-book***

The Twist by Lee Silver

($11.69 paperback) (ON SALE $4.49 e-book)

A clever and witty sci-fi romp through big corporations, marriage and the gender wars.
Dee S. Knight , author of Heat Wave

Best Wishes for the Holidays!

Lee Silver
"Romance with a Twist"
THE TWIST, BookStrand #1 Bestseller

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