Friday, October 29, 2010

FIREWALKER Countdown Giveaway--MAYA

The FIREWALKER Giveaway continues! Comment to win a copy of Stormwalker (or backlist book) and qualify for the grand prize!

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Maya Madina, a black-haired, dark-eyed Latina who grew up in Magellan, is one of the few non-magical characters in the Stormwalker series. She's kind of a foil for Janet--Maya is smart, good at her job (Janet's electrician), sassy as hell, doesn't take crap from anyone, and the only person not the least bit afraid of Janet.

In Maya, Janet finds a friend, though their friendship gets off to a rocky start. Maya is slow to trust, but once she likes you, she's loyal to the end.

Maya's madly in love with Sheriff Nash Jones. Their affair is rocky, but Maya's determine to work through it, and prove to Jones that he loves her back.

Maya held out her hand. “Come with me. We’re going to get you dinner.”
“I can’t,” I said.
“I’m not going to bring you a tray. Your cook is a scary b*tch, and I don’t want to interrupt her when she’s anywhere near her knives.”

The question of the day: Secondary romances (i.e., a romance between secondary characters that's not the focus of the book). Like them? Think they take away from the main story? Won't read a book without them? What'dya think?

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At 6:31 AM, Blogger Meljprincess said...

I like them. And again I think it makes the story more interesting. Meaty too.
I love the name Maya. When I was in a band years ago our lead singer wrote what turned out to be my second favorite song. It was called "Maya". My favorite song was called "Miss Melissa". it was about me.
It's been an absolute pleasure meeting your characters, Allyson!

Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

At 9:23 AM, Blogger Judy said...

I like them. The story of a book is basically about life. While in your life, you are the main character, there is plenty of other things going on around you. I think the same in books. Of course, you have to focus on the main characters in books, but I find it enjoyable to hear about other things and people.

Great characters!!

At 12:07 PM, Anonymous Chelsea B. said...

I'm kind of neutral on the subject. I can live with 'em and I can live without 'em ;-)

At 12:21 PM, Blogger Cathy M said...

Actually I really love secondary characters, especially as side kicks, and best friends, that are a bit eccentric, and deliver some humor to the storyline.

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At 12:43 PM, Anonymous Casey said...

I like them. They give more to the story.

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At 12:56 PM, Blogger CrystalGB said...

I like them. They add depth to the story.

At 12:59 PM, Blogger glittergirl said...

I like secondary character love stories, they add depth and interest to the story. It's more real that way and I fall in love with all the characters anyway. It's a happy ending for everyone, except the bad guys. When your writing in series it adds richness to the world you've created and makes me want to go back and see how everyone is doing. Thanks for sharing your wonderful worlds with us!

At 1:19 PM, Blogger Robin K said...

As long as they remain secondary I do not mind them. Keep them simple and write a new book with the couple as the focus.

At 2:06 PM, Blogger Lori said...

I think I am the selfish reader...unlike the others...I like the protagonist to be the center of attention, after all, I am living vicariously through her. However...if I actually like the secondary characters...and feel that there is no potential for the protagonist...then I am all for a secondary romance. I just don't want it to interfere with the focus of the lead story.

I loved Stormwalker and really want to read Firewalker.

At 3:50 PM, Blogger INCiDeNT (Kayleigh) said...

If they are built as a progression for their own novel, I tend to heart them bad. If not, I'd have my hopes set for that secondary romance to at least wrap up within the course of a series. If its addition is just to add pages with no other purpose, I'll be damned. That's something I definitely find hard to swallow. ;)

At 5:55 PM, Blogger mbreakfield said...

I love secondary romances and think they add to the overall story.

At 10:32 PM, Blogger Julie said...

I love secondary romances; it makes me feel like I got more bang for my buck. ;) Sometimes the primary romance is so intense, it's nice to step away from that for a short while and focus on something else.

At 1:41 PM, Blogger Shari C said...

I think secondary romances are great. Many seconday characters are very important to a story and should have the same abilities to love or hate as the main people. I think many times it adds spice and emotion to the story line.

At 4:13 AM, Blogger Stephanie said...

I say the more Romance the better!! Definitely gives more life to a story!!

At 8:22 PM, Blogger ❤Stephanie! said...

I actually like secondary romances because they let the reader know that though the primary romance may be timeless and ethereal, reality moves on.



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