Character Interview: Ben (Twenty-Five by Rachel Hamm)

Welcome, Ben, from Rachel Hamm’s romance novel, Twenty-Five. 

Character Interview: Ben Harris, Twenty-Five
About the character:  Ben Harris is a 28 year-old entrepreneur from Boston, MA.  He runs an athletic complex in the heart of the city; loves baseball, his niece and nephew, and most of all, Abigail Bronsen.
Ben, let’s get to know some basics. Favorite movie?
Office Space.  You can’t do better than Office Space.  It’s hilarious, it’s relevant, and you’ll never look at staplers or copy machines the same way.
Favorite book?
Does Sports Illustrated count as a book?  No?  Man.  Okay, um, Abby bought me a book on the history of the Red Sox for Christmas last year.  I don’t remember the title.  I pretty much knew everything already, but the pictures are great.
Favorite thing to do on a Saturday night?
Double date with Matt & Trish.  Dinner at a new place we’ve never been, then convincing Abby to do something crazy – like midnight hide and seek at ICS.  Although, it’s fun when she convinces me to do crazy stuff, too.  I’ll never live down karaoke night!
Since you mentioned Abby… What is it you like about her?

What’s not to like! haha.  I love so many things about her.  Besides being smart, funny, and beautiful, she’s vibrant.  She lights up a room, you know?  But she underestimates herself.  When I ask her to try something new, she’s always convinced she’s not going to be good at it, but then she knocks it out of the park.  And when she does suck, she laughs about it.  She strives for success, but she’s willing to fail.  I don’t know if that makes sense, but I love it.
Tell us about your company, Inner City Sports.
I love sports.  I was really fortunate growing up that my parents were able to send me to baseball camps and basketball camps.  I played little league and peewee football.  I didn’t realize that not all kids had access to games like me until I got to high school.  So I decided to do something about it.  I joined Big Brothers in college and built ICS after grad school.  Now I work every day to make sure kids who want to play, can.  I’m really proud of it.
How would your friends describe you?
Oh man.  Matt would probably say I’m a terrible ballplayer who wouldn’t know a curveball from a fastball.  So don’t ask him.  Talk to Trish.  She’ll say I’m a great friend.  She may go into her whole knight-in-shining-armor speech, though.  She has this idea that I like to rescue and protect people.  I think it’s just because I know chivalry isn’t dead and Matt acts like he’s never heard of it.  My sister may actually be the best person, she has no delusions about me.  Tracey will say I’m good with her kids, a good cook (thanks to her teaching), and the best little brother a girl could ask for.  She’s right, of course.
What happens after the end of Twenty-Five?
I don’t know if I can answer that!  What if I give away the ending for someone who hasn’t read it yet?  How about I just say, I am very happy now.
Meet Rachel Hamm

Rachel was born in Buffalo, NY but grew up in Burlington, NC.  Raised by northern parents in the south, she likes to say she got the best of both worlds.  Her writing is inspired by classic authors like Jane Austen and Charles Dickens, as well as contemporary ones like JK Rowling and Claire LaZebnik.  She loves to read and has been known to spend an entire weekend engrossed in the adventures of her favorite characters.
Rachel now lives in Raleigh, NC, but someday hopes to make it to London.  She’s pretty sure (if reincarnation exists) she was British in another life.
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Character Interview: Jean (In Polyester Pajamas by Catherine Dougherty)

Welcome, Jean, from Catherine Dougherty’s novels, In Polyester Pajamas and In Woolen Bikinis. 

1. How did you first meet your writer?
I met Catherine about 10 years ago when, after introducing myself in her mind, I became the main character of in Polyester PajamasShe wanted someone with a negative attitude who was completely self-centered–that was me!
2. Did you ever think that your life would end up being in a book?
No, most novels feature younger women as main characters and I don’t recall one with realtors in it. I’m sure there are some, I just haven’t read them. So, it was quite a surprise to be chosen as the main character for this women’s fiction novel.
3. Tell us about your favorite scene in the book.
I have many favorite scenes. The hold up at the lakehouse, the special moments with my mom, and, of course, the pajama party with Rosie are just some of them.  The lakehouse is exciting, the scenes with my mom are touching (and tear jerking), and the pajama party is where Rosie and I share our deepest, darkest secrets and become best friends.
4. Did you have a hard time convincing your author to write any particular scenes for you?
She had no idea about the scene at the lakehouse. Both Rosie and I created it as Catherine was writing. We ran wild in a few other places too. It never involved much convincing for her to go along with us; she thinks the best parts in the story are when we took control and told her what to do.
5. What do you like to do when you are not being actively read somewhere?
Shopping and eating are always fun and Rosie and I have a new venture that keeps us busy. I Skype often with my kids and a very special friend from Cleveland. Oh, and I’m always on the lookout for a good looking man. Always!!!
6. If you could rewrite anything in your book, what would it be?
I would revise the second chapter a bit. It makes me sound so horrible and I’m really not that bad . . . hmmm, or am I?
7. Tell the truth. What do you think of your fellow characters?
I love and lust after my soon-to-be ex-husband, Bob, and I dearly love my two sons, mother, and soulmate Jacob. I despise Justin–don’t get me started there! As for Rosie, I love her, too, and I couldn’t live without her, but sometimes I want to strangle her.
8. Do have any secret aspirations that your author doesn’t know about?
Yeah, I’d love to embark on another business venture–a private detective agency maybe. I have a few other aspirations to fulfill beforehand, but my author knows all about those.
9. If you had a free day with no responsibilities and your only mission was to enjoy yourself, what would you do?
I’d spend the entire day in bed with my soon-to-be ex-husband Bob, garden with my soulmate Jacob, or hang out with my best friend Rosie.

10. What impression do you make on people when they first meet you? How about after they’ve known you for a while?
Most people don’t like me at first. They think I’m a self-centered bitch (and I am). But once they get to know me, they might see my better qualities and come to like me. I’m not that bad of a person, just a little rough around the edges.

11. What’s the worst thing that’s happened in your life? What did you learn from it?
The worst thing that happened was refusing to speak with my mom for over two years because of a stupid disagreement. It was entirely my fault and I lost those years with her and can never get them back. I learned by going through it, though–how to love unconditionally, how to forgive others and myself, and how not to hold grudges or try to control the lives of others. I’ve also realized how short life could be and how someone I love dearly can be here one day and gone tomorrow.

12. Tell us about your best friend.
My best friend is Rosie and we are opposites in almost every way. She’s kind and gentle, simple and sweet. I am not! She’s a born again Christian (but not the preachy kind) and she’s the most beautiful woman I’ve ever met, inside and out.

13. What are you most afraid of?

I’m afraid that now my children are on their own, they won’t need me anymore. I’m afraid Jacob will forget about me and Bob will someday follow through with his plans to divorce me. And I’m also afraid of someday doing something stupid and losing Rosie as a best friend.

14. What’s the best trait your author has given you? What’s the worst?
I can make people laugh and cry through my actions and thoughts. That’s my best trait and makes me a very entertaining character. I don’t hold much back. Rather, I say whatever is on my mind.
My worst trait is that I can be bossy and bitchy and I also demand everything be done my way. Since I’ve met Rosie, though, I’ve started to adjust these attitudes. Or at least I’m trying to.

15. What do you like best about ketchup? Least?

I LOVE ketchup! My favorite snack is a ketchup and butter sandwich. Yep, you heard me. Sounds gross, but it’s delicious.
What do I like the least about Ketchup? Realizing I ran out of it after cooking something I want to put it on . . . like french fries, onion rings, burgers, hot dogs, grilled cheese sandwiches or scrambled eggs.

16. How do you feel about your life right now? What, if anything, would you like to change?
I have my good days and bad days. It’s tough getting older and living on my own. About a year ago, I was so depressed, I wanted to end my life–after Bob walked out on me and my youngest son went to join his brother in California. I didn’t feel needed anymore and my future looked bleak. But my attitude has gotten better since meeting Rosie. I have some bright ideas for the future that include her and Bob is still in the picture. Plus, I’ve met Jacob. Life isn’t wonderful, but it’s pretty damn good despite all my problems. If I had to change anything, it would be to have realized this sooner in life.
17. What aspect of your author’s writing style do you like best?
Catherine understands me and she writes my voice well. She’s not perfect, but she’s real, and she cares. It shows through all her works. She has a simple, direct style that makes for a great fast read that is highly entertaining and also thought-provoking.
18. If your story were a movie, who would play you?
Susan Sarandon would’ve been ideal and my first choice, except she’s about 10 years older than me, so I think it should be Julianne Moore. The book would make a great movie!
19. Describe an average day in your life.
I get up, take my dog Max for a walk (later in the story I take a run in the mornings), eat breakfast, and then I go to Home Sweet Home Realty where I work and show customers several houses and do tons of paperwork. Rosie sits right next to me at the office, so we chat and sometimes she joins me for dinner. When I get home from work, I enjoy a glass of red wine (or maybe two) and always watch my favorite show House Hunters.
20. Will you encourage your author to write a sequel?
She already has! The sequel in Woolen Bikinis was released in July 2013 and another sequel is in the works for release in 2014. It’s title is in Red Leather Jackets.

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Character Interview: Vanessa Roth (Wicked Hunger by DelSheree Gladden)

Welcome, Vanessa Roth, from DelSheree Gladden’s YA novel, Wicked Hunger. 

Vanessa Roth really tries to follow the rules her grandmother has put in place, because she knows it means keeping her secret safe, but it’s not easy. More often than not, her temper, emotions, or hunger land her in a whole mess of trouble.
1. How did you first meet your writer?
If I remember right, DelSheree was visiting Albuquerque for some kind of dental hygiene test. It seems like that’s all she was doing around that time. Anyway, I probably would have walked right by, but her daughter tripped and skinned her knee. Poor kid had forgotten her glasses again and didn’t see the curb. My hunger responded—don’t worry, I didn’t attack the poor girl—but my response caught DelSheree’s attention.
2. Want to dish about him/her?
As much as I enjoyed working with DelSheree, she tends to be a little forgetful. If she doesn’t put it in her phone with an alarm to remind her, shell space it out. Her life has been a little crazy, though, with school, job hunting, and family, so I understood and just sent a lotof reminders.
3. Did you ever think that your life would end up being in a book?
Oh, I pretty much knew someone would right my story from early on. I just expected it to be in the newspaper, under the crime blotter. Being the heroine of our story never crossed my mind.
4. Tell us about your favorite scene in the book.
I don’t want to give away too much, but under the bleachers after the football game. That is the first glimmer of hope that I can be honest with Ketchup about what I am and not have him run away.
5. Did you have a hard time convincing your author to write any particular scenes for you?
There is a scene where I’m working with Noah at his house that we had some arguments about. DelSheree wanted it to go one way, but I knew what direction it was really supposed to go.
6. What do you like to do when you are not being actively read somewhere?

Controlling my hunger is always a high priority, so you’ll usually find me doing ballet or practicing Jeet Kune Do.
7. If you could rewrite anything in your book, what would it be?
If I could rewrite anything, it would be before the book started when my brother Zander nearly killed Ketchup and ruined my chances of being with him.
8. Tell the truth. What do you think of your fellow characters?
Zander is one of the most pigheaded, frustrating people I know, but he’s my brother and I still love him. Ivy, that girl rubbed me wrong from the second I saw her stupid pink hair. Noah is so sweet and normal. Being around him makes me believe I can actually have that one day. Oscar, well, he’s certifiably nuts, but sometimes I still think he’s the sanest of anyone I know. And Ketchup…I better not say anything about Ketchup or I’ll jinx myself.
9. If you had a free day with no responsibilities and your only mission was to enjoy yourself, what would you do?
Disappear with Ketchup, and NO I won’t tell you where we’d go or what we’d be doing.

10. What impression do you make on people when they first meet you? How about after they’ve known you for a while?

When I first meet people, they generally think I’m weird and moody. I’m generally just trying not to kill them. Not many people stick around to get to know me, but the few who do realize I’m actually a pretty nice person—minus the hunger issues—and I love music and dancing.

11. What’s the worst thing that’s happened in your life? What did you learn from it?

Both of my parents were murdered, and it taught me that protecting my family comes before anything else, including personal relationships.

12. Tell us about your best friend.

My best friend is Laney. She never stops talking, falls off her shoes on a regular basis, and makes me laugh when I really need someone to pull me out of my dark thoughts.

13. What are you most afraid of?

Losing the people I love.

14. What’s the best trait your author has given you? What’s the worst?

That would probably be the same trait for both. Passion. I am a very passionate person when it comes to protecting my friends and family, but it tends to put me in hot water fairly often as well.

15. How do you feel about your life right now? What, if anything, would you like to change?

Pretty uncertain, actually. I know that there are some big, scary events on the horizon, but I can’t pinpoint what they are or who is going to set them in motion. I’ve had to put my life in the hands of someone I don’t trust at all and that scares me more than I can tell you.
16. What aspect of your author’s writing style do you like best?
DelSheree always manages to capture the emotion of a scene just the way I remember it happening. She makes people feel what I felt so they really understand my story.
17. If your story were a movie, who would play you?

I’d have to go with AnnaSophia Robb. She seems tough info to take on my life!
18. Describe the town where you live.
I live in Albuquerque, NM. It’s big enough for us to hide in, but secluded enough that we won’t draw a ton of attention if something goes wrong.
19. Describe an average day in your life.
I’ve got school, like most normal kids, but along with classes to suffer through, I have to deal with keeping my hunger in check. There are dozens of kids at school that my hunger wants to make a snack out of, so it can get tricky trying to dodge all of them. After school I try to feed my hunger through the physical pain hours of dance practice gives me. When all else fails, Zander and I can always use each other to keep our hunger in check.
20. Will you encourage your author to write a sequel?
I have been hounding her daily to finish the next book! She’s almost halfway through it, but I’ll keep on her until it’s complete and ready to land on the editor’s desk. Readers are already asking for the next book!

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Character Interview: Kate Everett (A Slight Change of Plans by Dee Ernst)

Welcome, Kate Everett, star of Dee Ernst’s novel, A slight Change of Plan. 

Hello everyone – My name is Dee Ernst, and I’d like to introduce you all to the main character in my new book, A Slight Change of Plan, available this November 19th.  Kate Everett is 50-something, with grown children, and she’s decided it’s time to start her ‘Second Act’.  That includes moving out of her family home and quitting her job to change her career path.  But what I’d like to talk about today is her decision to look for someone to share her life with again.
DE:  Hello Kate.  Thanks for stopping in.  I hear you’re about to take the big plunge into dating.
KE: Hi Dee.  Yes, I’ve been a widow for eight years now, and I finally got tired of coming home to just the dog and the cats.  
DE:  Good for you!  You must be very excited.
KE:  I suppose.  You have to remember that last time I was in the dating pool, people hung around in bars to find their soul mates.  Things are a lot different now.
DE: Yes, I guess they are.  How is it going?
KE: My sister convinced me that on-line dating is the way to go.  She helped me with my profile, and has really been pushing – ah – encouraging me.  I was a little put off at first, but I have to say, it has a lot of advantages.
DE:  Such as?
KE:  Well, you can basically get all the small talk done in your jammies and slippers.  Sitting in front of that computer screen, chatting back and forth, is much better than getting all dressed up and driving somewhere to meet somebody that you know, after five minutes of conversation, you would NEVER consider dating. 
DE: Are you finding many available men in, well, your age group?
KE:  Oh sure, but are they interested in me?  Of course not.    All these sixty-year-old men are looking for women young enough to be their daughters!  Why is that?   I suppose these poor guys have already been through menopause with the first wife, so I guess I can’t blame them for not wanting to go through THAT again!  But honestly – what do they find to talk about?  Or do they talk at all?
DE:  But there are lots of success stories out there, right?
KE: Oh, yes.  In fact, my oldest friend, Cheryl, is dating three gentlemen that she met on-line.
DE:  Three?  That must get complicated.
KE:  That was my thought, but apparently she doesn’t actually spend much time with them in person.  She Tweets and texts a lot.  All three of them are more like virtual boyfriends, rather than physical ones.  She calls them her Tamagatchi boyfriends, like those little animated toys my kids used to have.  Of course, Cheryl is a very unusual person.  She’s always lived in her own little world, and she really likes it there.
DE: How has your online dating experience been?
KE: I could tell you a few horror stories, of course.  The week of Daves, for example.  Unbelievable.   But I finally met someone who seems fairly normal, has a sense of humor, and doesn’t live on the other side of the country.
DE: Sounds promising.
KE:  We’ll see.
DE:  You don’t sound very hopeful.
KE:  No, he seems nice.  Really.  It’s just that I got a wave from an old boyfriend of mine.  He’s on the same dating site, and I have a feeling that things could get complicated.
DE:  That sounds kind of exciting, though, to re-connect with someone after so many years.
KE: That’s what my sister says.  In fact, she insists that it’s fate, and we were always meant to be together.
DE:  And you don’t agree?
KE:  If we were meant to be together, then he shouldn’t have broken up with me in college and broken my heart.  He was the one, you know?  The guy you planned your whole life around?  The one you never quite got over?
DE: But aren’t you curious?  Even just a little?
KE:  Of course.  Who wouldn’t be?’
DE:  This could get very interesting.
KE:  Exactly.  Just when I have a nice little plan for the rest of my life, something like this comes along to shake things up.
Well, everyone, that’s just a bit of Kate’s story.  I hope you’re interested enough to read A Slight Change of Plan, and find out how it all turns out!

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Character Artwork: The Grateful Undead

Susan Stec is here today sharing her eye catching artwork for her vampire series, “The Grateful Undead.” 

More about “The Grateful Undead…” 

Susan is 58-years-old and bored with life. Middle age is a daily drudge of sagging body parts and aches and pains. Her fervent prayer that she could somehow recapture her youth comes true one night during a chance encounter with a child-like vampire. As soon as the other women in her family see the transformation they waste no time in sticking their necks out, hoping Susan will share this new-found fountain of youth. Suddenly, this newly born group of hot-bodied vamps find themselves thrust into a world controlled by an ancient order of vampires. A world with rules, all of which the ladies pretty much break within hours of becoming immortals. And the little matter of the accidental epidemic of vamped out wildlife isn’t exactly endearing them to the powers that be, either. They’re So Vein is a hilarious and irreverent new twist on the paranormal/vampire romance genre. 

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Character Artwork: Wicked Hunger by DelSheree Gladden

Who is Vanessa Roth? 

Vanessa Roth is more than your average teenage girl. Every day she battles a wicked hunger for pain and suffering. She would love her answer to be something simple, but simple and average aren’t even in her vocabulary most days. 

Find out more about Van and her battle to overcome her hunger in 

Wicked Hunger 

by DelSheree Gladden. 

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Character Artwork: The Other F Word (Susan Stec)

Susan Stec is here today sharing her gorgeous artwork for her new YA novel, “The Other F Word.” 

More about “The Other F Word…” 

A fairy girl deals with friendships…

…coming of age…

…and her race’s expectations.
There’s something terribly wrong with the faelings in Wandermere. Nothing is what it appears to be. The elders are trying to save their race by using human enhancements. The children are paying the price.

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Meet the Characters Surprise Post: Invisible by DelSheree Gladden

For my surprise post, I wanted to unveil the book cover to my newest project, INVISIBLE, and introduce readers to Mason and Olivia. 

Take a peek to find out more about this invisible boy and the girl who found him. 

Cover Reveal for INVISIBLE!

The basis for this design came from the lovely Hannah Jennifer, a Wattpad reader who discovered Invisible through her friend and created a fan cover. She graciously allowed me to expand on her design, and this is what we came up with! 

Now, let’s meet Mason and Olivia…

Olivia Mallory                                                                     Mason Harding

Mason and Olivia, care to introduce yourselves to the readers?

Olivia: Who first? Mason, you want to go? It’s not every day you get to talk to people like this.
Mason: (chuckles) True. Sure I’ll go first. I’m Mason, and I’m not a ghost. I’m not imaginary, although Olivia’s family was convinced of that at first. And we’ve all agreed I’m not a hallucination. I’m just invisible.
O: Yeah, he’s invisible, but that’s hardly the most important thing about him.
M: It’s pretty important.
O: Whatever. He’s also great at baseball, loves practical jokes, and is the best friend a girl could ever have.

So what about you, Olivia?

O: Me? Well, nothing so special as being invisible. I’m just the girl that can see him. The only one, in fact.
M: Except Robin.
O: (wrinkles her nose) Until Robin showed up, I was the only one who could see Mason.

And why is that?

O: (shrugs) Beats me, but I’m glad I can. I can’t imagine my life without Mason.
M: There are a lot of questions we don’t know the answers to when it comes to me.

Who is Robin?

M: She’s…a friend.
O: Friend? (shakes her head)
M: Robin knows I’m an Aerling.

An Aerling?

O: Mason’s not exactly…human. He came here from some other place. At least, that’s what Robin has said. I’m not claiming she’s trustworthy. I certainly don’t trust her.
M: We can trust her about this. I am invisible after all.

So, being invisible…what’s your typical day like?

M: Like anyone else’s, I suppose. I go to school, do chores, do homework, play catch with Olivia’s dad in the backyard.
O: (rolls her eyes) There are plenty of differences. Mason can’t really open doors in front of other people, so he has to wait for me or someone else to do it for him. He can’t carry things around either or it looks like its floating.
M: That does come in handy around Halloween, though.
O: (chuckles) True. We’ve had a lot of fun freaking people out.

What about your clothes? Do they disappear, or are you constantly walking around in your birthday suit?

M: (laughs) No, I’m not sitting here talking to you nude. My clothes disappear when I put them on, and so do things that I put in my pockets, but I can carry the cat around and turn her into Super Kitty no problem.
O: We don’t know why it works like that, but I think Mason’s doing it subconsciously.
M: No, I’m not. (shakes his head) It’s just how things work. Being invisible is the extent of my special abilities.
O: I highly doubt that.

Anything else you two would like to share before we sign off?

M: Being invisible seems like it should mean safety. Nobody can see you, right?
O: Not true.
M: Nope.
O: There are people who want Mason, and not to study him. They want him dead, and they’ll stop at nothing to make that happen.
M: It’s not going to happen. I won’t let it. And I won’t let them hurt you, either.
O: I won’t let them hurt you either, and I won’t let anyone take you away from me.

If readers want to hear the rest of your story, where can they find you?

O: Right now, readers can find our story on Wattpad, and we’ll be making our debut on Amazon in Kindle and paperback on October 14th.
M: Readers can also find out more about us here: Amazon Kindle US : Amazon Paperback US : Amazon Kindle UK : Amazon Paperback UK : B&N :  Kobo :  Goodreads : 

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Meet the Characters Hottest Guy Contest

Welcome to the Hottest Guy Contest!!! Vote now for your favorite character and enter for a chance to win their book!

Micah (Heal Me by Angela Fristoe
Micah was a typical guy all the way up until he became a teen dad. Denial or taking off never even crossed his mind. His daughter, Hannah, is his world and he’s determined to do something with his life so he can take care of her. That doesn’t mean though that he’s got everything sorted out. Being friends with Lily starts out as one of his better ideas. Changing it to friends with benefits might be his worst.

Bryan Sullivan (Arcadia’s Gift by Jesi Lea Ryan)
Name:  Bryan Thomas Sullivan
Nickname:  Just Bryan…NOT Byron! I am not some dead, Victorian poet.
Hobbies & Talents:  I love music, all kinds. I play piano and guitar.
Biggest Fear:  As a hemophiliac, the fear of bleeding has been drilled into me since birth. It was especially bad after my brother died from the same disease. Fortunately for me, my girlfriend, Cady, has discovered a way to protect me. It’s not a cure, but I don’t have to be afraid anymore. I feel, well, sort of invincible.
Favorite Food:  I’m a seventeen year old guy. If it’s edible, I’ll eat it.  
Where do you see yourself in five years?  I’ll probably be doing something with music. Maybe working as a music teacher during the day and gigging in a local band on the weekends. Heck, even if I’m playing guitar in bus stations for tips, I’ll be happy. My parents, probably not so much.

Quote:  “Kissing you was the most fun I’ve had all year.” <— Total understatement by the way. Kissing Cady rocks my world.
Gavin Murrary (My Sister’s Reaper by Dorothy Dreyer)
Name: Gavin Murray
Age: Sixteen
Hair: Chocolate Brown
Eyes: Blue
Bio: Gavin used to be the high school track star until he mysteriously disappeared for a month. When he returned, he was different, his appearance on the verge of goth/emo but not extreme. He likes classic B movies and sweet potato curly fries with sour cream dip. He’s strong, courageous, and intuitive. But he’s got a quiet side that no one is quite sure about. 
Prince Cole (Fate War: Alliance by EM Havens)
The second son of the King of Arborea, Cole is free to use his title, wealth, and charm to get whatever he wants. His carefree living ends abruptly when his brother is killed. Though his rebellious spirit remains, he doesn’t want to see his country devoured by the Fate Army. He agrees to an arranged marriage to form an Alliance with the more technologically advanced country of Perspicia. He’s always enjoyed a good challenge of seducing a woman, but his new wife proves to be the ultimate mystery. He uses every tool in his wooing belt, including his knowledge of herbs to make her fragrant baths, making sure she always has chocolate, and giving her a horse.  Though he begins to uncover Princess Samantha’s true self, the process reveals truths for him as well. Not only does he find hard earned love, but he begins to understand himself better. While Samantha transforms into the woman of his dreams, he also changes; taking responsibility for his own actions and garnering a sense of loyalty and duty
Ketchup (Wicked Hunger by DelSheree Gladden)
Name: ???
Nickname: Ketchup. I don’t think anyone remembers my real name at this point.
Hobbies: Picking locks, but I swear it’s not what you think!
Biggest fear: Losing Van.
Favorite food: French fries, meatloaf, pretty much anything I can put ketchup on.
Worst habit: Waiting instead of acting
Quote:  “Is it surprising that a guy thinks you’re beautiful and amazing? No, it’s not surprising. Everyone should be able to see that about you. Everyone should see you like I do.”
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Ty Madsen (Love and Other Games: Trouble with Gold by Melinda Dozier)

On the enormous television, Ty prepared himself, tightening his helmet under his chin, his longer hair curling over the edges and around his ears. He wore all white, ski pants, a long-sleeved white tunic with the Olympics logo on the front and a huge US flag on the shoulder.

Nadia smiled to herself as he placed his iPod ear buds into his ears and goggles over his eyes. Deep breaths caused his chest to rise and fall and it reminded her of when he kissed her last – his dark eyes on hers and that naughty smile. She bit her lip, excited to see him in action, but at the same time nervous for him. This could make or break a medal for him.

Sergei (Life on the Edge by Jennifer Comeaux)
Sergei Petrov is a figure skating coach from Moscow, Russia with a mysterious past. He left his past behind in Russia to start a new life in America, where he never expected to fall for one of his students, Emily.
Sergei loves to read and is a Starbucks addict, and he mixes the two by spending afternoons at the coffee shop, reading and discussing books with Emily. He also loves classical music, Italian food, and foreign films. He’s a romantic at heart and has been known to surprise Emily with a grand romantic gesture or two. Making Emily happy is more important to him than anything else.
Sergei came to America with big dreams, and his biggest dream is to coach Emily and her partner Chris to an Olympic gold medal. He works tirelessly on the ice day in and day out with them, and he also works hard away from the ice with a strict daily workout regimen. He has to keep his incredibly toned body in shape!
Get to know more about Sergei in the EDGE series books: LIFE ON THE EDGE, EDGE OF THE PAST, and coming November 5, FIGHTING FOR THE EDGE.
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Twitter: @LadyWave4

Dragon (Releasing the Dragon by Stacie Simpson)

Donovan “Dragon” Drake is the wildly sexy male protagonist in Releasing the Dragon, whose life was shaped by war and betrayal, an evil curse and the hope that an ancient prophecy would one day be fulfilled making him and his people whole again.    
To the human world, Dragon is the charismatic owner of the Myths and Legends Casino Resort, a supernaturally themed adult playground located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Appearing to be in his early thirties, this six-foot-three hunk of rippling muscles with black wavy hair and chocolate brown eyes has everything a woman could ask for in a man including money, fame and roguish good looks. All of which have landed him on the cover of every gossip magazine imaginable at one time or another.

To the supernatural world he is the Dragon King, a savage warrior, a commanding ruler and a fierce protector who owns and operates safe havens like Myths and Legends where supernaturals can hide in plain sight as part of the entertainment.

To the women of both worlds he is a body with strong arms, a muscular chest, broad shoulders and rock hard abs with enough stamina to fulfill their every desire. But to the woman who claimed his soul he is a loyal friend, a caring confidant and a passionate lover who consumes her thoughts and fills her heart with everlasting love.

And to anyone who threatens those he holds near and dear, he is a 700 year old dragon shifter-vampire hybrid with a penchant for incinerating his enemies.

Tyson Dawes (Redemption Red by Delancy Stewart)
Tyson Dawes was raised among the vines in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, chasing his sister and brother down the rows under his father’s watchful eye. An idyllic past — one that was ripped from him by the time he spent as part of a forward-deployed Marine unit in Afghanistan. Tyson came home a changed man — angry, brooding and haunted by what he’d seen and done. He knows that something’s gotta give as he finds himself drinking and brawling through his days and nights. The question is whether it will be Tyson himself that breaks or whether he can find redemption in the very vineyards where he was raised. 
Redemption Red releases October 15th. It is available for pre-order on Amazon in paperback here:
Marcus (The Ungrateful Dead Series by Susan Stec)
From Susan’s mouth:
I didn’t want him for a mate, he insisted. And he’s hot. It’s hard to say no when a muscled, sexy guy wants to rock your world for all eternity but I tried, oh how I tried.
So what’s my problem with having a vampire stud at my disposable day and night? Well, he’s bossy. He’s always trying to tell me what to do. Don’t fang JoAnn. Don’t stake Dorius. Don’t hold Christopher’s head in the toilet until the bubbles stop. Be polite, Susan. Listen to your mother, Susan.
Sh-yeah, right?
Really, I’m not sure anyone’s super large… (ahem) fangs are worth that kind of aggravation. But I decided I don’t have to stop, uh… taunting him until I figure out if I want to keep him. That’s fair, right?
Captain Jensen (Fate War: Alliance by EM Havens)
The muscle bound leader of the Sagewood Garrison, Captain Jensen is a fighter. His skills with the sword, gun, and in hand to hand combat are rivaled by only one. He has wisdom and insight gained by his quiet observance and the courage to question his Prince’s actions. He rushes fearlessly into battle to fight for his country and protect Princess Samantha. Are his actions simply his duty or is there more to his heroics? 
Chase Black (My Sister’s Reaper by Dorothy Dreyer) 

Name: Chase Black
Age: Seventeen
Hair: Blond
Eyes: Gray
Bio: Chase is new at school, so no one knows that much about him. His face is always stoic, and he’s never seen without his infamous black trench coat. He’s very tall, towering over most of the boys at school, and he drives way too fast. His voice is low and rumbles, like thunder before a storm.

Will Jameson (Steps to Karma by Jennifer Howard)
Name: Will Jameson
Nickname: Just Will, thanks.
Hobbies: Snorkeling, kayaking, wakeboarding, sailing–pretty much anything to do with water. I do live on an island, after all.
Biggest Fear: Don’t laugh, right? But I HATE clowns. They freak me out–always have. Oh, and don’t tell Karma. I’ll never hear the end of it.
Favorite Food: Ultimate Pad Thai from this little place on St. John called Rhumb Lines. That stuff is amazing!
Worst Habit: I swear a lot. And I’m a real smartass. Ugh, did I mention that I swear a lot?
Quote: “Even Castles made of sand, fall into the sea, eventually.” Jimi Hendrix
Website: Email: Facebook (author) : Facebook (Fan) Twitter: @HealingHeartJen and @WowJenWrites
Marshal Britton (Dark Night of the Soul by EM Havens) 

Marshal Britton is a Marine. All he’s ever wanted to do is save lives. His wish is fulfilled when he’s sentenced to eternity in Purgatory fighting the demons that threaten those still living. He’s content in the endless battle, until Jayden comes along. She’s irritating, juvenile, and most of all broken. Together they face the mistakes of their past and grow closer together. She falls for him and his sneaky dimple and he falls for her, but with the time paradox he’s much older in limbo. His sense of decency refuses to let him kiss her until her eighteenth birthday. While he waits, he gives her Hersey’s Kisses each day to remind her of his love. Still, he’s willing to give her and his happiness up if it means she can have a second chance at life.
Brian (The Secret of Isobel Key by Jen McConnel) 
When Brian graduated from college, he didn’t really have a career plan in mind.  He’d been a history major, and the summer after graduation, he took a job as a tour guide in the Scottish highlands on a lark.  Three years later, he’s still at it, and he’s realized this might just be the best job ever.  His smile is never forced, and everyone who takes his tours falls a little bit in love with him.

Brian loves everything about his homeland, and his bright blue eyes sparkle with excitement when he gets to share stories of magic and mystery with the tourists who pass through.  He’s tall, nearly six and a half feet, and he’s built like David Beckham; muscular, lanky, and strong.  He loves being outdoors, and he’s always up for an adventure.  Top it all off with thick red hair and ginger stubble, and he’s the hottest tour guide who ever lived. 

It’s been awhile since he’s dated anyone, but that doesn’t stop the girls on his tours from trying.  But Brian isn’t interested in the complications that come with dating a tourist…until he meets Lou in THE SECRET OF ISOBEL KEY.  

Santangelo (Sugar Man’s Daughter by Lucy Crowe)
John Santangelo has many passions but music is one of the foremost among them. His voice is smooth as Bailey’s over ice, and just as sweet – and although he has a gorgeous smile, it is not often in evidence. More to be enjoyed when it is!   
Tristan (Saksia Trilogy by Aoife Maria Sheridan) 

Age: 107 years old (Immortal)
Eye colour: Green
Hair: Black shoulder length
Height: 6foot 1 inches
Build: Broad
Job:  Guardian of King Morrick.
Associated Action:  Temper
Skills or abilities: Fire Affinity Level 3            
                              Air Affinity Level 3
The ability to freeze a person for a matter of seconds.
The ability to extract anyone’s gifts, thus leaving them powerless.
Fighting Skills:  Hand to hand combat                      mastered
                                    Sword fighting                         mastered
                                    Archery                                    mastered
None that we know of. Tristan was taken as a baby to be reared in the castle in order to become a guardian and future King of Saskia.  : : Easons : Website : ebook : Facebook : Blog : Goodreads : Twitter
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Twitter: aoifesheri

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Character Bios: The Arcadia Series (Jesi Lea Ryan)

Arcadia Day
Name:  Arcadia Marie Day – but only pretentious adults, teachers on the first day of school and pissed off parents ever call me by my full name.
Nickname:  Cady – pronounced “K.D.”  Not like the people who cart golf clubs around.
Hobbies & Talents:  I like to run. It keeps me in shape without resorting to team sports. Oh, and I guess I have this “talent” now for reading people’s emotions psychically. There is also this weird thing I can do when I channel emotional energy…but I better not get into that. It’s all rather complicated.
Biggest Fear:  Losing the people I love. Unfortunately, I’ve had a lot of that this year.
Favorite Food:  I’m an herbivore mostly. Not a full vegetarian, but close. I guess pasta with marinara would be my favorite food.
Where do you see yourself in five years?  If you would have asked me a few months ago, I would have had no clue. Lately, I’ve been considering going to med school.
Quote:  “For the love of Ian Sommerhalder!” Because really, he’s as close to god as an agnostic like me gets.
 Bryan Sullivan:
Name:  Bryan Thomas Sullivan
Nickname:  Just Bryan…NOT Byron! I am not some dead, Victorian poet.
Hobbies & Talents:  I love music, all kinds. I play piano and guitar.
Biggest Fear:  As a hemophiliac, the fear of bleeding has been drilled into me since birth. It was especially bad after my brother died from the same disease. Fortunately for me, my girlfriend, Cady, has discovered a way to protect me. It’s not a cure, but I don’t have to be afraid anymore. I feel, well, sort of invincible.
Favorite Food:  I’m a seventeen year old guy. If it’s edible, I’ll eat it.  
Where do you see yourself in five years?  I’ll probably be doing something with music. Maybe working as a music teacher during the day and gigging in a local band on the weekends. Heck, even if I’m playing guitar in bus stations for tips, I’ll be happy. My parents, probably not so much.

Quote:  “Kissing you was the most fun I’ve had all year.” <— Total understatement by the way. Kissing Cady rocks my world.
Author Bio: 
Jesi Lea Ryan grew up in the Mississippi River town of Dubuque, Iowa. She holds bachelor degrees in creative writing and literature and a masters degree in business. She considers herself a well-rounded nerd who can spend hours on the internet researching things like British history, anthropology of ancient people, geography of random parts of the world, bad tattoos and the paranormal. She currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin with her husband and two exceptionally naughty kitties.
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Twitter:  @Jesilea
Published Works:
Four Thousand Miles (2010)
Arcadia’s Gift (2012)
Arcadia’s Curse (2013)
About Arcadia’s Gift:
Most people who experience death don’t live to tell about it.
When sixteen year old Arcadia “Cady” Day wakes in a hospital after experiencing what can only be called a psychic episode, she finds her family in tatters. With her twin sister gone, her dad moved out, her mom’s spiraling depression and her sister’s boyfriend, Cane, barely able to look at her, the only bright spot in her life is Bryan Sullivan, the new guy in school. When Bryan’s around, Cady can almost pretend she’s a regular girl, living a regular life; when he’s not, she’s wracked with wild, inexplicable mood swings. As her home life crumbles and her emotional control slips away, Cady begins to suspect that her first psychic episode was just the beginning…
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