Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Character Love!

For this week's theme, we at Paranormal Romantics are writing about characters we love. One that we've written ourself and one that someone has written.
It was really hard for me to come up with a character that I loved that I had written. It felt a little bit like asking me to choose which one of my children I love best. (Something I absolutely could not do.) But, finally I decided to talk about Rachel Clancy. Who is Rachel Clancy, you might ask? She is the heroine of my first person young adult narrative.
Why have I picked her? Because one way or another, Rachel has been with me a very long time. She was in many books until her individual story came to me. I've known her a long time. I admire her and I wish I had possessed her strength when I was sixteen. You can read Rachel's story, starting February 2nd. TOMORROW! She is tough, funny, and better than even she can imagine she is.
Now, as for a character that I admire in another book? That was also very hard. I read so many amazing characters and I LOVE to read so it really was very hard. Finally, I picked Merry Gentry from Laurell K. Hamilton's series. I know a lot of people have read Anita Blake, Laurell's other series and I love that character too but I chose Merry because she seems incredibly adept at managing a lot of hard stuff going on at the same time. Also, I find myself getting lost in Merry's world in a way I do not with any other fictional character. So, that is why I picked Merry Gentry.

How about all of you? What characters do you admire?


Anonymous said...

I admire Rebecca Royce's character because Rebecca is a wonderful lady to work with!

Other than that, I think a few of the ladies in the Lara Adrian BREED series are up my aisle; strong and with talents others may think are weaknesses.

Jessica E. Subject said...

I love strong female characters such as Kitty Katt, Eve Dallas and Stephanie Plum.

I look forward to reading Initiation. Caught my interest with your six Sunday excerpts. Best of luck with your release tomorrow!

Layna Pimentel said...

Omg I'm staring at all the books I've read in the last 6 months and can't decide who I love more. But if I had to pick one it would be Drustan McCeltar from Karen Marie Moanings, Kiss Of The Highlander.

As far as my own I'd say Livia Garcia from, Mistress Of Forsaken Souls.

Brandy B aka Brandlwyne said...

I don't think I can pick just one... I love Merry Gentry & Anita Blake, Rachel Morgan & Sookie Stackhouse. I also love the 3 sisters in Yasmines Otherworld series but I would say one that nobody else has mentioned would be Joanne Walker a character in C E Murphy's books :)


Rae M. said...

Oh, I always hate narrowing it down to one! And of course these by no means encompass all of the the characters. But, I love Mercy from Patricia Briggs. I'm also a fan of Persephone Alcmedi from Linda Robertson. I also really like Jane from Nicole Peeler. I'll stop now, because otherwise I'd be here forever!

I too like characters that manage to deal with a lot in their lives. All of these characters are really well-rounded and multi-faceted. Not charactures of a personality.


Annie Nicholas said...

It's release day!!!

Can't wait to read it.

J Hali Steele said...

Rebecca, you have so many wonderful characters...how did you pick one? *smile*

Sara Brookes said...

Rebecca, I love Merry. I tried to read the Anita series, several times in fact, and found I couldn't connect with her like I did with Merry.