Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Sensational Secondary Characters Blog Hop
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.