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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Guest Blogger paranormal romance author Adriana Ryan

One of the joys of reading fiction is getting to know the personalities an author has invented. Today, Adriana Ryan joins us to chat about the quirks in her characters. Adriana's paranormal romance novella, Her Heart's Desire, came out this month from MuseItUp.

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Hi Anne, and thank you so much for hosting me on your blog today! Since Her Heart’s Desire just came out on the twenty-third of March, I thought it would be fun to do a little list of things I know about my characters that didn’t make it into the story ... A little sneak peek into the quirks of the characters, if you will! When you read the story, you’ll find evidence of these facts peppered throughout. See if you can spot them all! J
I have to start with Millie Fields, of course—the heroine of the novella. Fun facts about Millie include:
1. She can never find her purse. When she gets home from work, she intends to put it down in the same spot every night, but it usually ends up hidden under her bed or in some other hard-to-find spot.
2. If there’s a classic romantic movie in existence, Millie’s seen it.
3. She has yet to find some good quality hair products that will hold up in humid weather (which really sucks, because she lives in Charleston, SC!)
And now, Braedon Hill, Millie’s best friend and pediatric surgeon extraordinaire. There was so much I wanted to share about him that I ended up cutting. So here’s some about him:
1. Braedon secretly reads romance novels because he wants to know what Millie finds so absorbing about them.
2. He often wonders why the female nurses at the hospital seem to stutter so much when they talk to him.
3. When Millie’s parents died, he vowed to himself that he’d become her family and be there for her no matter what.
And last, but certainly not least, the delectable Graham Lance.
1.  Graham started using his signature aftershave because a former girlfriend told him it made him irresistibly seductive.
2. If his condo was burning down, and he could only save one thing, Graham would choose his bed. He’s had way too much fun on that thing for it to burn down to ashes. ;)
3. Women with hazel eyes are Graham’s Achilles heel.
I hope you had fun learning more about the main characters in Her Heart’s Desire! I know I had fun dreaming them up. J

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Sounds like a fun bunch, doesn't it? You can get to know Adriana Ryan better by visiting her website.
You can purchase Her Heart's Desire from MuseItUp.

20 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for having me, Anne! This was fun! :D

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  2. Ooh, I love learning those little things about characters that usually only the writer knows about. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I'm glad you liked reading this! :) Thank you for commenting!

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  3. I smiled when I read about Millie and hair products. (Aye, many women would know how it feels to search for the best hair/skincare products.) And Braedon sounds like the kind of guy ladies would love to hang out with. :)

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    1. Haha, I sooo know how she feels! I live in Charleston and have curly hair. Le sigh. ;)

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  4. Oh that was fun reading all about some of your characters. It really makes me want to read more! Goodluck with your book!

    Anne, great post!

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  5. It sounds like I'd be one of the nurses stuttering around Braedon! Fun post, Ariana...
    ;)

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    1. Haha me too, probably! :D Thanks, Liv. :)

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  6. Waving to Anne. What a delightful idea for a blog post, Adriana. The hair products made me laugh. One of the reasons I enjoy visiting Ireland is, after a day or two of Irish weather, I give up on my hair altogether because it's hopeless. You have some colorful characters here. Congrats on the release, and best of luck with your writing!

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    1. Thank you so much, Pat! :D Ireland sounds like South Carolina--any hair care here is pretty hopeless. :D

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  7. Love these lists, Adriana. Sounds like a great cast of characters!

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  8. Adriana, your character trait lists were quite fun :) I came by to congratulate Anne on reaching her W1S1 goals for March (Yay! Congrats Anne!) but happily read your guest post while I was here even though I don't usually read romance :)

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  9. Aw, thank you so much, Rhonda! :) What a kind thing to say. :) (And congrats, Anne! Er, what's W1S1? *clueless*)

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  10. Congratulations on meeting your W1S1 goal. This year I finally figured out that there are a lot of markets out there and I have a lot of old stories that should be out trying to earn a living.

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  11. Adriana, glad to see you getting all these nice comments on your excellent post. Thanks, Rhonda and Dave and anyone else who stops by from W1S1. For those who don't know, that's short for Write 1 Sub1, an open challenge to writers of short fiction to keep producing and submitting new stories every week or month. Anyone is welcome to join.

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  12. I love paranormal romances. And this cover is very pretty! I love the colors.

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  13. Dreaming up characters is one of the best parts about being a writer. And well done Anne on meeting and beating your Write1Sub1 goals this month!

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  14. Sorry I'm late commenting, but I did enjoy getting to know your characters a little more, Adriana! Good luck with the novel.

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