Sara Daniel Romance Author: Sensational Secondary Characters Blog Hop

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Sensational Secondary Characters Blog Hop

I am thrilled to participate in this blog hop because I LOVE secondary characters, especially those quirky, funny characters who "help" the hero and heroine on their journey to happily-ever-after. At least in my case, these characters, who usually have good intentions, complicate the hero and heroine's journeys, testing their mettle and ultimately making them grow into stronger, better people that we want to cheer for.

My new release Construction Beauty Queen is filled with quirky secondary characters who have a common goal--to drive my heroine out of town.  Barney from the convenience store tries to accomplish this by offering Veronica one of his trademark (inedible) welcome gifts.  "Nonsense," he tells her when she attempts to graciously decline. "You're malnourished. You need donuts."

The Wiccan Haus series from Musa Publishing is full of quirky continuing characters that populate the island. My favorite happens to be Myron who works the front desk in the Wiccan Haus resort, is continuously wearing the wrong name tag, and receives psychic answers from a seemingly ordinary deck of playing cards. At times she uses these answers to nudge the hero and heroine together, and at other times she deliberately withholds information, forcing them to look inside themselves to figure out the answers.

Two characters who completely stole the show in my book Mr. Forever were the heroine's brilliant, eccentric and insecure sister Penelope and the hero's brother Ethan, a suave lady's man.  I loved their secondary story line so much that I wrote an epilogue to Mr. Forever to show them getting their happily-ever-after. Offered last December as a free holiday read, I will give away a copy of Penelope's Pleasures to everyone who leaves a comment telling me their favorite secondary character and what book (or movie or TV show) he or she is from. Please indicate your preferred e-book format (Kindle, Nook or pdf) and include an email address for me to send to.


  1. Julian in Bear Necessities is my favorite secondary character. Julian is funny but very laid back...but then again he is a bear shifter...

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  2. Jacob Black in the Twilight series. He helps mold Bella into the person she is at the end of Breaking Dawn. Kindle

  3. Favorite secondary character movie - Rebel Wilson from "Bridesmaids" and "What to expect when your expecting" she is hilarious!! In a book it's Griffen from Thoughtless and Effortless he is so HOT and funny too what a combination :)

  4. Such a tough question! Earlier in today I had a particular favorite secondary character in mind, but since you mentioned TV and movies, that got the wheels turning. Warning: am about to out myself as a super nerd... My favorite secondary character on a television show is Iola on Mama's Family. Teeheehee.

    Thanks for offering to send a copy of Penelope's Pleasures! I look forward to reading it! In kindle format, please. :-)

    anna dot garner 6305 at

  5. I'm with Brandi... love Rebel Wilson in Bridesmaids!! Suze from Confessions of a Shopaholic is one of my favorite secondary characters in a novel!

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)


  6. Wolfe from Nalini Singh's Psy/Changeling series has always been a favorite. I loved when he finally got his own book! Thanks for the giveaway! Kindle, please.


  7. My favorite secondary character..........Mike in Racing to Love~Carter's Treasure by Amy Gregory. He's in the last several chapters and he's an alpha but a big teddy bear! Love that!
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    <3 Tobi
    tobihelton at gmail dot com
    mobi is my preferred and I would choose Construction Beauty Queen!
    Thanks again! <3

  8. One of my favorite secondary characters in a book is Lula from the Stephanie Plum Series! She is a trip:) But as far as movies and TV shows are concerned I don't know, thats a hard one:) I love doing these hops because of finding new authors and great books! You are new author to me but yours books sound great! Going on my Tbr list now! If I happen to win I perfer nook format, Thanks for the chance! Enjoy your weekend!

  9. Oh my gosh, you guys, thanks for the awesome secondary characters. Some are familiar to me, and some I have got to check out! I'm giving away Penelope's Pleasures at the end of this hop. But for anyone who's interested in entering to win a copy of Construction Beauty Queen (Tobi!), please check out my blog post/contest on Fresh Fiction this weekend.

  10. I would have to say Chris from Lori Foster's Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor series & Simi from Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series.
    I would prefer PDF format :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  11. Thanks everyone for sharing your favorite secondary characters with me. I'm getting ready to send off Penelope's Pleasures to each of you. *Smooches*

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