Thursday, October 21, 2010

FIREWALKER Countdown Giveaway--THE MAGIC MIRROR

Day Three winner--Stephanie! (2lovestephanie), who commented here on allysonjames.blogspot.com--Congrats!

Day Four of the FIREWALKER Giveaway continues!

DAY FOUR--THE MAGIC MIRROR

“Well, if you remember anything else, let me know,” I said.
“Sure thing. Tell you what, give me a little tongue, and I’ll see what I can think of.”
“You’re a mirror,” I reminded it. “You don’t have body parts.”
“Hey, honey, I can dream.”


I've gotten more email about the magic mirror than any other character! It has the voice of a drag queen and a fixation on sex. It's snarky and loud, with a penchant for bursting into show tunes in the middle of the night. But since it’s saved the day on more than one occasion, Janet lets it live.

Magic mirrors hold incredible magic. They can communicate over any distance with other magic mirrors, and non-magical ones if they can attune to them. They can enhance spells, seek information, and are utterly bound to the mage in whose power it's in at the moment.

Magic mirrors also have Personality.

From FIREWALKER
“All right, keep your pants on," the mirror said. "Or not, if you’re wearing that cute little black satin number.”
I didn’t bother to tell the mirror to shut up. It never listened anyway.


I do like to put a little humor in all my books, 'cause I just like to laugh. How do you feel about a humorous side character? Fun? Relieves tensions? Or just gets annoying?

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21 Comments:

At 6:51 AM, Blogger Meljprincess said...

I love a humorous side character and I would love to have your magic mirror! Some of my best friends have been drag queens. To hear this mirror break out in show tunes would crack me up.
I absolutely can't wait to read these books!

 
At 7:52 AM, Blogger steph-w said...

It really depends on the character. The good ones can be charming and can really make a story shine but done wrong and they can be annoying enough to make a book unreadable.
I’ve never read any side-character like your mirror though. One of the rare and wonderful characters that really make me laugh out loud, or blush at the scandal.

In Stormwalker when it told Mick to spread his legs wider I didn’t know whether to laugh or gasp and had to settle for hiccupping for the next few minutes.

 
At 8:05 AM, Blogger bookbunny68 said...

I love it when an author uses unusual characters. Keep them coming!

 
At 8:15 AM, Blogger DinahT said...

Humor will keep me coming back to an author again and again.
If there isn't at least a touch of humor in a book/story (no matter how dark), it is hard to care about the world and the characters. I think that is why I like Coyote so much. He definitely goes through life with a smile, finding humor where ever he can.

 
At 8:29 AM, Blogger Julie said...

I love 'em! They usually end up stealing the scenes. If an author can do humor right, I'll keep going back to their books, no matter the genre.

 
At 10:19 AM, Blogger Robin K said...

I love humor in my books. The more the better as long as it is smart. No dumb and dumber humor please ;)

 
At 10:33 AM, Blogger Sara said...

I love humor in books and also love a humorous sidekick. The mirror in your book sounds like a scream! :D

 
At 10:38 AM, Anonymous Leagh said...

I love humor in a book but it has to fit the character. I really like it when a women has lots of sass and uses it

 
At 11:36 AM, Blogger donnas said...

I love humorous side characters. They really can add a lot to a book and make me want to read more. One of my favorites is Jim from the Aisling Grey series. But your mirror sounds like a great one too.

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At 11:39 AM, Blogger Beth Caudill said...

Wow. Love the sound of that Magic Mirror.

hehe

 
At 1:16 PM, Blogger Cathy M said...

My favorite's shelf is full of books that give me a bit of humor, and the snarkiness of the magic mirror is a total kick.


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At 1:26 PM, Anonymous Chelsea B. said...

I love to laugh as well! He sounds like my kinda guy-- uh, mirror ;-)

 
At 1:58 PM, Blogger Judy said...

We need humor in everything. Not to excess, but smiling or laughing is healthy for you.

I would also like to have a magic mirror!! When you get through with him, send him my way.

 
At 2:44 PM, Blogger ❤Stephanie! said...

I absolutely love humorous characters -- the trait makes them so lovable!! The magic mirrors sound so entertaining :)

Stephanie
2love.stephanie@gmail.com

 
At 6:00 PM, Blogger Shari C said...

I love to have humor added in a story whether it be a main character or a side character. A little laughter in a book is always appreciated by me as I love to smile or just laugh out loud.

 
At 7:06 PM, Blogger Misha said...

I want a Magic Mirror. He seems really fun.

 
At 7:11 PM, Anonymous Casey said...

I love humor in my books because laughing is worderful =)

 
At 8:32 PM, Blogger mbreakfield said...

I'm all for anything that makes me laugh.

 
At 12:45 AM, Anonymous Izzy b said...

The magic mirrors sound so interesting and clever. loved it!


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At 11:24 AM, Blogger JoAnna said...

I love humor in a character. Just like everyday if you can't find a little humor, you'll just end up crying.
The magic mirror was hilarious!

 
At 8:10 PM, Blogger Calliope said...

You just know the Wicked Queen never had to put up with that sort of thing.

 

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