I am so thrilled to have fantastic author Nikki Duncan on my blog today!
Think of your favorite characters, whether from TV, movies or books. How often do you know everything about those characters before the show or story ends? How often are you left wondering about a little piece of them?
Personally, some of my favorite characters maintain an air of mystery, or have to continue fighting for their major goal. A few examples of late…
Reese from PERSON OF INTEREST. He has a wounded past and has done some not so nice things. Now, though, he’s been pulled from his self-imposed seclusion and has the chance to do some good. A chance to make amends for his past. It’s not necessarily a path he wanted to find himself on, but now that he’s on it, it’s one he can’t stray from.
Then there is G from NCIS: LA. We know his last name, or at least what we think is his last name, and his first initial. No matter cases he solves or how many people he helps bring to justice he is always searching for answers about his past. Who is he? What does G stand for? Does he have family? And on and on go the questions along with why it is he really doesn’t allow himself to settle into a relationship. What is he really afraid of?
The character that so far has always stood out the most to me was Jarod from THE PRETENDER. After escape, Jarod spent every moment of his time trying to help the underdog or protect someone he saw in need or right a wrong he inadvertently caused while in captivity. For Jarod, that meant travelling from place to place with his radar set to suspicious.
Do these characters, or whoever your favorite ones are, strike you as sexy and mysterious or do they come across as something entirely different?
When I decided to write an empath, I thought about these characters I enjoy so much and then I considered how I could make said empath similar. This hero makes his appearance in the third book of the Sensory Ops Series.
Dr. H is an empath who was stolen by a shady arm of the government as a child and experimented on until he was finally able to win his freedom. The peace he’s lived for the time he’s been out has been great. And free of liars and government.
Tell me which characters are your favorites and why. Are they mysterious and wounded or more straightforward?
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Love could be their greatest liability.
Ava Malia knows three things. She was once a kickass covert operative. She will eventually adjust to her new team, the FBI Specialized Crimes Unit. And the only way to finally be free of her professional past is to solve her first case and get her hands on a game-changing technology. The only problem? Success rides on her ability to swallow her distaste for the persona she must adopt in order to earn the trust of a mysterious scientist.
Dr. H escaped childhood captivity with three things. His sister. Complete control of his gift. And an engulfing distrust of anyone in the government. Adjusting to a life of freedom hasn’t been easy, but he’s found peace in solitude. The sexy woman auditing his empathic studies, though, has a way of getting under his skin that’s both arousing and disturbing. Plus, his psychic ability warns him of secrets so deeply buried in her psyche, they’d be better left alone.
Yet their instant attraction strips away all their protective barriers, down to the foundation of a new, fragile trust. And a vulnerability that, when an old enemy opens fire, could blast away any chance of a future.
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