Mundie Moms

Friday, February 4, 2011

The Vyne Blog Tour- Guest Post by author Daniel Wells

Today we have The Vyne author, Daniel Walls with us today, as part of his book tour hosted by Teen Book Scene. Be sure to click here, to visit the rest of the stops on the tour.

What is it like writing books from a male POV? Are there any books that you enjoy & would suggest to us to read with a male's pov?

That’s an interesting question. As you can probably tell, I didn’t set out to write a book about some steamy hero who swoops in to save the princess. I prefer my heroes to be a bit more grounded in reality. Still, even though Asher is not a “man’s man”, the book is from the boy’s point of view (a male point of view). And being a male myself, you’d think this would be easy. But really, it wasn’t.

Scar plays such a pivotal role in the story that I couldn’t just have the POV be from Asher’s perspective. So I purposely continued to switch up the POV throughout the story, to get a little more insight being each of their motives. As the story moves on though, the reader begins to lose touch with Scar more and more. I had to purposely do this to help extenuate her failing state. (Wait! Am I giving away too much? Oh well, at least this is just Book One.)

As for others I’d suggest: I honestly like the characters in books written from a female POV better (Golden Compass, Bloody Jack, Twilight…). For some reason they just seem a little more raw and believable. As for boys, I always felt that if Asher could be half as interesting as Holden Caulfield (The Catcher in the Rye), I would have someone people just might be interested in reading about (even if they don’t particularly like him right away).

Thank you Daniel for joining us today!

Here's a brief synopsis for Daniel's book, The Vyne-

By Daniel Walls
Published by Two Harbors Press
Released on January 3rd, 2011

For as long as he can remember, Asher has possessed unexplainable abilities, which his widowed father has forced him to keep hidden. But when an elusive girl named Scar enters his village, Asher's life is forever transformed.

Bound by despair, the teens plot to run away. However, when a mystical medallion finds its way into Asher's hands, they soon learn that running is not an option, it's imperative. Asher is thrust into the pursuit of a legendary treasure, believed to possess the power to save the world from the prophesied apocalypse. And the key to unlocking this power lies within the secret of his curse.

While hunted by dark forces, Asher realizes that Scar has secrets of her own; she is not the girl he thought she was. Time is running out as he struggles to find the strength to let go of his feelings and summon the courage to embrace his destiny.

A chilling, heart-wrenching tale of colliding worlds and forbidden love, The Vynereinvents steampunk-fantasy for a whole new generation (quoted from fantastic fiction).


  1. Excellent post. I've seen this one around a few times and I'm definitely gonna be reading it. Being a guy myself, I find it interesting that he likes female POV better...I feel the same way.

  2. Jamie- Thank you! I find it interesting as well that he enjoys female povs of more, but I totally agree with his valid point.