Guest Post + Giveaway: Character Development By Georgia Cates
When developing characters, a writer must have a complete sense of who the character is and everything that influences who they are; beginning from birth and ending in the presence. Although I can’t include every detail of a character’s life in my books, that doesn’t mean their entire life from beginning to end doesn’t exist. I use Character Profiles to acquaint myself with the personality of my characters and I will be sharing two of those with you today.
Who is James “Curry” Brennan before he became a vampire?
Born August 11, 1824 in New Orleans to James and Claudia Brennan.
The eldest of 3 children.
One younger brother, Sullivan Augustus “Sully” Brennan.
One younger sister, Scarlet Brennan
Born into a family of shipbuilders.
As an adult, sets out on his own from New Orleans to coastal Mississippi where the shrimping business was booming and successfully builds his own shipbuilding business.
Asks his younger brother, Sully, to join him as a partner in his thriving business in an effort to distance him from the troublesome people he has become acquainted with in New Orleans.
Although Sully leaves trouble behind in New Orleans, some of it follows him to his new home with Curry in Pascagoula in the form of his vampire lover, Marsala, whom becomes obsessed with Curry.
Marsala’s obsession of Curry drives the brothers apart. Sully hates Curry, believing he stole Marsala from him.
Who is Curry after he becomes a vampire?
He was unaware of the existence of vampires when he was turned by his brother’s lover, Marsala, and is confused upon rising as a vampire.
Loathes Marsala and the monster he believes he became when she turned him.
Held captive by Marsala for 139 years before an unexpected turn of events releases him from her hold.
After his release from Marsala, he carries the burden of what he is and all he should have been before he was turned. Although he learns to live with what he has become, he never truly accepts himself.
Who is Chansey Leclaire?
Born July 11, 1989 to Laura and Steven Leclaire.
The middle child of three daughters.
1) One older sister, a twin named Emelyn Leclaire, was stillborn minutes before Chansey was born.
2) One younger sister, named Hannah Leclaire
Spends her childhood blaming herself for her twin’s death.
Her parents and younger sister are killed in a car accident when Chansey is 10. She is raised by her mother’s parents, Anna and Grady.
She is a college student, an elementary education major. Wants to teach kindergarten because she loves young children.
Works in a casino as a hotel clerk while going to college.
Dates, but is unable to become serious. She questions her own sanity because of an inner feeling that won’t go away. For as long as she could remember, there was always an inner knowledge that “the one” was out there somewhere and he would coming for her one day.
I hope these character profiles help you see Curry and Chansey’s dynamic personalities and the reason I love them so much.
Now, for the giveaway: Courtesy of Georgia Cates and Bewitching Book Tours, we’re offering one lucky commenter on this post an ebook copy of Blood of Anteros via Smashwords code so tht the winner can download the book in the format of their choice. Don’t forget to leave your name and email address so that we can contact you should you win. GL to all those entering.
Synopsis: Cruel circumstances turned Curry Brennan into the wretched monster he hates and refuses to accept, but when an expected turn of events releases him from the bond of his obsessive maker, he returns to the home he knew 161 years earlier and finds the return of happiness and joy in something he didn’t know existed.
Puzzled by his growing attraction to Chansey Leclaire, a human, he is unable to resist the captivating relationship that threatens to reveal his existence as a vampire. He eventually discovers the reason he was destined to find what he didn’t know he searched for and is faced with the cruel realization that the living and the immortal undead will always be separated by one thing. Eternity.
About The Author:
In addition to being an author Georgia is a wife, mother of two daughters and a labor and delivery nurse.
She recently added Paranormal Romance Writer to her list of things that keep her busy, but she is ecstatic to release her debut novel, Blood of Anteros, the first book in The Vampire Agápe Series.
Like others that enjoy a great story of paranormal romance, she is easily bored by the tale of an obtainable, ordinary romance and was inspired to create The Vampire Agápe Series. When not tied up with family or delivering babies, she is working feverishly on the second book in The Vampire Agápe Series.
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