Wont You Be My Character?
Thanks for having me today, Jennifer! In the spirit of all things quirky and fun, I’d like to talk about something nearest and dearest to all fangirl hearts—particularly author ones: Who’s going to play your characters?! Isn’t that the squee-est of writer fangirl process? Part of the fun of developing characters is layering in their quirks and charms, their builds and dimples, their muscles and curves… I digress. But you know what I mean. Having a model in your mind to create that breathtaking hero, that stunning diva… Writing is a hard job.
The question is, do you already know who will play your characters as you develop them, or does the visual come along with process? I have to say, I’m usually keen right away on who will play my characters. In fact, stop by Pinterest to check out who I chose to play Siler Dunham and Farraj Reza, the main characters of my new 1NS release from Decadent Publishing, The Fangirl’s Dream. My Won’t You Be My Character board has some beauties, and while you’re there, see the book’s locations on my Curiosities from The Fangirl’s Dream board.
So what do you think? Comment on who you imagine playing Siler and Farraj, and I will randomly select one response to win an ebook from my back catalog.
The Fangirl’s Dream
By Fierce Dolan
Shortlink for Amazon: http://ow.ly/o9RqQ
Siler Dunham would do anything to have Farraj Reza, hero of the smash network TV drama, Every week she tunes in to watch him calculate the rescue of fellow bus crash survivors trapped deep in the jungle by a ruthless drug lord. A federal public defender with a penchant for saving the unsavable, she can’t resist his sad story, or his badass charm. When she seeks a matchmaking service to meet him, their one night stand isn't what she expected. Forced to choose between unbridled lust and compassion, Siler must forgo her fantasy... or mustn’t she?
His lashes fluttered, then his eyes widened. The gun didn’t waver. “Who are you? Where did you come from?”
“I’m here for you, Farraj, or whatever your name is. I came to meet you. You know—”
He pressed the gun into her neck. “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”
“Hawa’a. That’s it right, what I’m supposed to say—some kind of watch word?”
Jaw clenched, his cheek twitched and she imagined feeling it under her lips. “Who told you that word?”
Balancing on her knees with her arms raised in surrender, she toppled onto her bottom. Grit clung to the back of her legs. “Madame Eve, the woman who arranged our meeting. She told me to say Hawa’a, first thing.”
As much as her restricted movement allowed, she looked around. Tiny beach. Palm trees. Crystal clear water.
Annoyed, Siler nudged the gun back with her elbow and stood, brushing sand from her bottom and smoothing her wilting skirt. Sweat beaded her brow, and her carefully disheveled tresses cascaded in limp curls over her shoulders.
“What is this?” Knuckles bracing her hips, she glared down the lowered barrel. “This is what I asked for. What the fuck? Is this some kind of joke?”
Disappointment rolled in her stomach and tears stung her eyes. “You know what? Let’s just forget this whole ‘one-night’ thing, and I’ll go home.” Palms up, she took a step to one side then the other. The only evident path lay behind him. She would have to pass him, and the shotgun.
Erotic mezzofiction writer, Fierce is imagination shapeshifted as a scribe taunting blank pages and carpal tunnel, neither of which are much use for deadlines. Close allies are impeccable timing and a trusty masseuse. Being a switch I/ENFP doesn’t hurt. For kicks Fierce has other personas across several genres, tends to fill in “Other” on surveys without explaining, and chooses the finality of the Japanese Tamagotchi.
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Well, you heard the woman, let Fierce know who you imagine to play her characters, Siler and Farraj, and you'll be entered for a chance to win one of her back stories. Don't forget to leave your email address' with those comments.
She will be announcing her winner on Friday Aug. 30th
I'd like to thank Fierce for this awesome post today.
~Author Jennifer Labelle~