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Mark Henry | Um…What? How PARTS & WRECK Came To Be
Author Guest / November 27, 2013

When I tell people that my first paranormal romance, PARTS & WRECK, is set amongst the vivisectionists of a secret organization that repossesses demonically infected transplant organs they do tend to give me a double take and then they ask, “What’s a vivi-who?” It’s basically someone who cuts into a living person or animal, usually for the purpose of research, but not always. The premise is intended to bring to mind that urban legend of tourists waking up in bathtubs with plenty of ice cubes but far fewer kidneys. Which doesn’t sound very romantic, but that’s where you’d be wrong. Dead wrong. So the next question is, invariably, “How in the heck did you come up with that? Well, when the opportunity to write a romance for Covet (Entangled Publishing’s paranormal romance flagship), I knew I had to do something very different. I’d always incorporated elements of romance into my urban fantasy stories but never used the romance itself as the central story. I had to rise to the challenge without watering down my weirdness. If you’ve never read my zombie comedy series (Happy Hour of the Damned, et al), you need to be aware that there’s a ton of…