December is just around the corner and I’m in the mood to celebrate. So, I am kicking off a blog marathon that will occur starting December 10th-14th. Since I love characters—I wanted to focus on the Hero and Heroine of a story. I chose mine from the current book I am writing.
I have tagged five writers (see below) who will blog during the week in December and each one will give away a prize (our Holiday Celebration).
So come on in, sit down, grab your favorite drink and enjoy!
Book/Story you’ll be talking about (blurb): Illumination (currently writing)
In an effort to stop a war darkling Mina started one. Fleeing her own kind who want her dead, she turns to Xander, her people’s mortal enemy for help, who faces a choice—help her and lose everything, betray her and regain it all.Is it a stand alone book or part of series? This is a second in a series and I’m trying to make this a stand alone.
Hero/Heroine (or Protagonists):
Xander Fjordson—is a Mage
Wilhelmina (Mina) Tepes---is a Dark
What do they look like?
Xander is tall, lean, with blond hair and dark blue eyes. His face is all angles and planes. He’s accustomed to wealth, preferring suits.
Mina is average height, slender, with a shock of spiky black hair, large brown eyes, and pointed face. She favors goth clothing and has silver piercings in her eyebrow, lip, nose, ears, and cheek.
What is their favorite food and drink?
Xander prefers a good well made steak and a glass of excellent Scotch
Mina adores cheese puffs or Cheetos, and likes to drink red wine with her friends.
What are they likely to wear to a formal event? (Would they even go to a formal event—why or why not?)
Xander thinks its part of his job to go to formal events—of course he would wear a tux, he’s always put together.
Mina loves to dress up—but is more likely to wear combat boots in a formal dress.
What are they afraid of?
Xander is afraid of dreaming
Mina is afraid of spiders
If given orders --what is the first reaction?
Xander looks at who is giving the orders, is it someone higher ranking—he will consider following them. If he feels they are above them, he usually won’t take any order into consideration.
Mina does what she wants, when she wants. Orders are just suggestions to her.
What is their favorite color?
Xander loves green
Mina has a fondness for black and red.
What do they consider romantic?
Xander thinks a candlelit dinner is romantic, but in reality it’s different. Romantic to him is going to an art museum. (He’s going to find that what was normal for him before is going to change with Mina)
Mina thinks anywhere Xander is—is romantic. She’s easy to please. Well, if there is a taste of blood involved—even better.
What keeps them apart?
Xander and Mina are at opposing sides in a war. They also struggle against ingrained prejudices and beliefs.
As a reader—what draws you to certain characters? Why?
I’m going to give away a $10 Amazon gift card (online) to anyone who can accept it. Please leave a comment and your email address like this: john at yahoo dot com. I will announce the winner on Saturday!
The next five authors who will do the Marathon here at Romance Magicians are:
1. December 10: Heather Leonard http://magiccitywriting.blogspot.com/
2. December 11: Carla Swafford http://www.carlaswafford.com/
3. December 12: Rashda Khan http://minakhan.blogspot.com/p/home-page.html
4. December 13: Suzanne Johnson http://www.suzanne-johnson.com/
5. December 14: Moriah Densley http://moriahdensley.com/