Happy NaNoWriMo day 1 everyone. This year I’m giving it a try, I need to finish Hunter’s Night soon. It’s been hanging out on my to-do list for too long and I really want it to get done already.
I know at the end of December it won’t be completely done, but I’m hoping to have a full first draft. I had a significant word count to begin with, but just getting to the word goal won’t be enough. It has to feel complete. This is a big story, and I’m hoping it can wrap up the world. If you want to do it too, then sign up. If you add me as a writing buddy, I’ll be happy to add you back.
We can agonize over adjectives together!
Some of you may recall my recent fan request for a Bad Boy Spectrum, and I got to thinking… why should the ladies be left out of the fun? So today I am going to attempt to give you the ladies from best to worst.
You really don’t get any nicer than Keely. Sometimes she’s too nice, even to people who don’t deserve her. Thankfully she’s got just the right amount of backbone stand up for herself when she need to.
Amy (Is My Mate A Robot?)
A total marshmallow… and just a little bit sneaky.
She mostly thinks she is doing the right thing. Or at least what she thinks is the right thing.
Anna (Luna in The Dark)
Stuck between the rock and the hard place she’s trying to do right by everyone.
But sometimes you just can’t.
Sometimes you have to make yourself happy.
A vampire who has never tasted human blood, and for some reason no matter how much she goes though she’s generally trusting. Though she does sometimes try to play both ends off the middle, it’s usually for a good goal.
Tracy (She’s Your What?)
She sharp, and she knows when to keep her mouth shut. Though not being big of forgiveness is a serious issue for her.
Just because you can’t do something yet does not mean you don’t want to. She pays attention and she can be extremely insightful about the minds of others. When she decides to use that to her advantage… watch out.
Zoey (Fur, Fangs and Secrets)
There is something to be said for being a really, really good liar. It takes time and Zoey has had plenty of that.
Hannah (Is My Mate A Robot?)
Another veteran liar, but it can be hard to blame someone who has no ability to grasp emotion for responding to a sudden influx of feeling. But hey… that’s having an Alpha mate for you.
Juliana (The Beloved’s Endgame)
If love is all you need the Juliana has too much of what she needs. Since a direct confrontation won’t help yet she’ll do everything she can to get her way. Other people are handy tools after all.
She a manipulative man stealer who is willing to get between true mates to get what she wants.
Oh and lets not forget, she’s the cause of a war.
Revenge has its rightful place in this world. While she does bad things… she has a good reason. Well… most of the time.
Cassidy (Hunter’s Night)
Her personal sense of morality aside, she does kill people for a living.
Livia ( The Beloved’s Legacy)
What’s a little murder…. as long as you’re getting your way.
A new chapter, called “You Live… You Learn… You Epic Fail” is out on Hunter’s Night.
Thanks to all of you who are reading, and let me know what you think. I love comments of all kinds (no trolls please).
Today, I had a fan request. She wanted me to rank my male characters from Baddest Boy to Nicest Guy. It took more thought than I imagined it would, but since I can’t say no to a fan, here is the list, from nicest to baddest.
Josh (The Hunter’s Night)
A real match in a man who can be with a strong woman, without needing to minimize her. He truly sees himself as half of a couple, and he knows how to trust. Little wonder he earned the heart of one of the hardest people on earth.
A true love, and a true equal to Lilly. It’s a shame he has to die (see below) for the books to move on. Still, he has some selfish moments, but whose perfect? We’re only human….
Except for those of us who aren’t.
Sure he betrays a few people, but always with a valid good reason, and always in service of protecting the life of a certain special other.
On one hand he’s kind, he’s sweet and he lets Keely take her time. He really gets to know his lady-love and he never puts the pressure on to mate.
On the other, he wasn’t exactly forthright about things, and he didn’t mind doing a little dirty to get around the competition.
Carter (The Hunter’s Night)
He loves his mate, and his mistakes are mostly in the past… mostly.
For being about to work with his enemies for her sake, he gains a spot on the top half of this list. Forgiveness isn’t easy.
Mike (The Beta and The Omega)
He lied. It was stupid and he was willing to betray someone he cared about in a split second bad choice. Or maybe he was just willing to go for what we wanted, no regrets? You decide.
Harry (Is My Mate A Robot?)
On one hand he’s willing to take what’s not his.
On the other, he’s just respecting her wishes. What less could you do for love?
Turning your human mate into a werewolf. A good idea, but an awful execution. Eventually, he gets the lesson, but it takes some time for that stubborn streak to work its way out.
Cole (Fur, Fangs and Secrets)
Kidnapping is a crime. No matter how nice you are about it and if your mate does not choose you… then the gentlemanly thing to do is to let it go.
Marcus Duprey (Luna in The Dark – not the same Marcus Below)
Yup, kidnapping is still a crime.
And keeping a girl from her family is uncool.
But it gets worse.
Trey (Is My Mate a Robot?)
He breaks his mate just to have her. I can’t tell you more without a spoiler alert, so I won’t. Lets just say the story ends in a very dark place.
He’s above Marcus only marginally, because everyone survives him.
Because they’re getting what you want, and doing whatever it takes to get what you want. Murder? Lies? Manipulation? Murder again? All worth it if he can have Lilly.
The only thing worse than a murder? Quite possibly when you’re willing to throw everyone into upheaval to have what you want. Plus, there is a creepy factor here when it comes to a certain interest. Making an alchemist skin crawl is hard, but he manages it.
You don’t become the king of the vampires for no reason. Since the book is as yet completely unpublished I can’t tell you anymore yet.
But bloody would be a good word.
So that’s the list. Best to worse in my eyes. If you disagree, I’d love to hear from you about it.