Two winners today! Just tell us what you love about secondary characters getting their own book, or, tell us YOUR favorite secondary character and WHY they deserve a book! Prizes are a copy of one of the Warriors of the Mist books and a book thong. International winners okay!
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There have been a few stories I have read that concentrate on only the hero
I really enjoy intertwined stories. I think it allows you to
Haymitch from The Hunger Games is fascinating and should have
I love when second characters get their own books - It makes
I think books revolve around secondary characters. Some
I'm glad all of you love secondary characters as much as I do! I love reading a book and wondering if any of them will get their own story. I think you can also tell a lot about a hero and heroine by the kind of people they surround themselves with.
My favourite secondary character is Kitty Bennett in Pride and Prejudice. I would love to see a book wrote about her and Wickham. I think it would be interesting to read more about their story and if they had children, what their married life was like, etc...
I think I have always loved secondary characters - they have the ability to draw out the situation, draw out the main character characteristics, provide insight and humor. I can't say that I have a favorite, although I waited for Rothgar to have his story for what seemed 4 or 5 books into Jo Beverley's series. I do find that once I love a story, I will follow the secondaries once they receive their books.
Joanne, I think it's a compliment to the writer when the secondary characters hang on in the reader's memory and leave them wondering just how those folks are doing long after they've read the book.
I like secondary characters in a book because they usually portend a follow-up story to come. I like to read a series so that the story lasts longer than a single book. I'm a greedy reader, I guess you could say. :-) firstname.lastname@example.org
I like when a secondary character gets their own book because it's fun to find out more about a character I liked in the first book.
I enjoy when a secondary character gets their own book because I am already interested in them and now I get to see things from their perspective and find out where life is taking them.
As a reader, I love a good strong series where you can follow the characters from one book to the next and see how their lives develop.
One of my favorite things in romance series is trying to
Well I for one love when a secondary character gets there own book, this is why. If they don't get there own book you always wonder what happened to them??? Or you get to the second book in a series and someone is in a relationship and you wonder how there romance started. Always love the secondary!!! Can't wait to read the new Warrior book, it is on my list of books to read next week!!!
Alana--I'm glad you're enjoying Sigil! He's definitely one of those characters who has demanded to be more than I originally intended! Nothing like a tortured hero to capture my heart!
I love to see secondary characters get their own books because it seems to mean that in the first book their presence was strong enough to catch attention. I'm sure the author is thrilled when readers ask for the characters to get their own book (as I have done a number of times) because that means they are on the right path with the stories!
I like series about families---with each family member developing in his or her own book---sometimes spanning generations.
I always enjoy when secondary characters get to tell their story. I like to know what makes them tick and what happens to them after the initial introduction to them.
Annetta--you're right about authors loving it when readers demand a character have his story told!
I love secondary characters, they add richness to the story and when they get their stories either as a book or threads within the series. I just finished Larissa Ione's Demonica/Lords of Deliverance series and she did both. It was a treat to see Kynan get so much page time without his own book. Then other characters grew into their own books. Series romance is so rich.
When secondary characters get their own book, it gives the readers a chance to learn a little more about their character - about what makes them tick, and about their lives in general. It also gives them legs, so to speak. Sometimes that secondary character turns out to be more exciting in the actual story than the main character, so when a new book comes out, featuring this secondary character, it's a book well worth waiting for!! I wanted to say that I find the cover of your book not only enchanting, but breathtaking, and I can't wait to read your book. The cover alone has drawn me in, and after reading your posting, I want to read it more than ever!! Congratulations!!
I enjoy seeing secondary characters develop in a story. It makes the book so much more interesting. However, I always wonder what happened to them while I wait for the next book in the series.
I think one of the most powerful secondary character I've read was Sam in Suzanne Brockmann's Navy Seal series. By the time he finally got his own book, I was SO ready for him to get a little bit of happy in his life! Another one was Zsadist in JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood. He about broke my heart!
I love to see secondary characters get their turn to tell their story...
I love stories that continue. You already know some of the characters.
It is sort of like getting to spend a cozy evening with cloe friends, isn't it?
I find that secondary character books don't do as well as spin offs, but if a secondary character is a cont of a series, I tend to enjoy them more. I noticed Black Dagger Brotherhood was mentioned and I agree that series tends to be my fav expression of secondary characters. Thanks for the chance to win.
My favorite secondary character is Eli from the book Dublin Street by Samatha Young. He was Joss' room mate, who is sexy and things get very hectic. A great read and keeps your interested and turning pages
I think secondary characters deserve their own story because sometimes they stand out
Constantine Xenakis show up in Hunt Her Down in the Bullet Catchers series by Roxanne St. Clarie. He was just a secondary character. I was so happy when he got his own story in Make Her Pay.
I like finding out more about the former secondary characters lives.
I love your book covers and I also love the fact that you
Secondary characters often pique your interest and curiosity. I love satisfying that.
I love having secondary characters get their own books,
Sometimes a secondary character is so compelling that you want to know more about the person and have him/her get a HEA.
I think it's especially important to have strong secondary characters or else the interactions and story will fall flat and I will lose all interest. I especially love a story that makes me want to come back and visit the secondary characters in primary roles.
Some times it is because of/ with the help of the secondary characters
secondary character become a like of their own and when that happens a story of their own can be developed. I Always like this.
Some secondary characters just beg to be heard.
The characters make up the book. The more involved in the book they are the more in depth we get to getting to know them through out the series. Every character should be heard and have their own story because it makes a great profound series of stories of their own. I love romance and magic books, even more so i love the adventures that come from on quests to find yourself and love in the process.
Secondary characters are not, in their opinion, secondary! They are living their own lives and are the primary people in their lives! So if they do anything interesting- why not give them a book to tell their tale?
secondary characters are very vip. sounds good
I like to see the growth of the character and the next series always brings in another secondary character. I do like to see books stand alone in case I have not the first of the series.
I want to thank everyone at Fresh Fiction for letting me stop by! And a special thanks to everyone who took the time to comment and share their love of secondary characters with me. Thanks to you all, I've added a few books to my TBR list!
Secondary characters really add color to the books. Plus sometimes they provide a different viewpoint.
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I just love a good book. I never think about whether a character was a secondary character in a previous book. Would love to win this contest.
My favorite secondary charachter is "Jenks" from Kim Harrison's "Hollows" series. I nearly spit my drink out of my nose laughing when Jenks said "Tink is a Disney *hore." This is a paranormal series, and I really like paranormal romances. :)
Control is over rated somedays. Suprising turns are often very fun.
Secondary characters help the book "breath", it makes it more alive. Stories that only concentrate on the lead are very one dimensional and can be very hard to stay with. I love that you give your characters a "little rope" just to see what they will do with it! We need more writers like you.
I love reading about the knights and the times that you are
i would love to read one of your books ..would be a great win..love your cover...very cool
Secondary characters make a story more interesting. I enjoy when an author develops these characters in more detail in a second book. The Hollows series by Kim Harrison has many fascinating secondary characters.
Your books sound really good. I'd love to read one.
I love the cover!
Love the cover of your book. Sounds interesting, would love to win.
I love when the second characters get their own books. Love the covers.
Whenever I finish a story I always wonder what happens next -
I enjoy when secondary characters from a previous book get their own book. I'm currently reading one right now that did just that. In the first book, the secondary character was a single hardworking guy that was left in the dust by the heroine while she moved on with someone else. In the next book, he is meeting a new single female neighbor which happens to live on the neighboring ranch and the story unfolds (she is independent and stubborn). Your book covers are beautiful. Love good books and yours do sound good!
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