Which of your characters do you relate to the most (or), who is your favorite character and why?
My favorite character and the character I relate to the most are the same. Maura Leroux, my protagonist/main character/anti-heroine. She isn’t my favorite because she’s the main character, the star of the entire series. There are other novels that I have written, where my favorite character was a secondary character, or a villain who went against the main character — you know, the one who was supposed to destroy the villain.
Maura Leroux isn’t like any other main character/protagonist I’ve ever written, which automatically puts her on the top of my list since she strays from the norm. She stands out. She can’t and won’t be ignored. She’s an anti-heroine, which has made her interesting to write. She can and does do things that other main characters don’t do — like kill people, beat the shit out of folks, and get away with being a total sarcastic bitch. At the same time, her depth is what is most attractive. Her depth is that little piece of me that I’ve inserted into her personality. It’s a harsh contrast to the persona she shields herself with. Deep down, she’s lonely, compassionate, capable of love, but she’s broken. She’s hardened from her life, bitter. She isolates herself and uses her wit and strength to push people away before they can get too close.
Underneath it all, she’s only human.
Now, it’s your turn to share who your favorite character is!
Blue Ruin is Book One in The Phoenix Series. Blue Ruin is a New Adult, Dark Fantasy, Paranormal, Supernatural, Gothic novel. It is now available for purchase in the Kindle Store.
“A hunter and the hunted, Maura Leroux is one of the last of her kind with a dark past that has haunted her. With black magical beings having been hunted for centuries, she’s come to learn a thing or two about survival. But Adrian Wilhelm, a notorious Vampire, threatens to destroy Maura’s newfound life as a detective in the magical world of Mystics. Adrian intends to use Maura as a means of resurrecting the fallen world of black magical beings, Abysm. Maura has made it her mission to stop Adrian while covering her tracks from those that have been seeking her out for centuries.”