Fires of Justice: Meet the Supporting Cast
Meet the Cast: Supporting Characters in Fires of Justice
My paranormal romance Fires of Justice released recently. The blurb below gives a great introduction to our hero and heroine, but they engage with a cast of characters who shape them and have intriguing voices all their own. I thought it would be fun to introduce the supporting cast.
Esmy Slaughter, Calista’s aunt, raised our heroine from infancy after her parents were killed. Ambitous, driven, amd prickly, Esmy was a powerful mentor but a reluctant mother. The following snippet captures Esmy’s personality and her relationship with her niece.
Esmy nodded, her face, carved in stone, displayed no indication that she noticed her niece’s distress. With typical brisk efficiency, she shooed Calista forward. “Upstairs, niece, serve some wine and give me all the details so I can decode the message.”
Pinot noir poured and crackers laid out in neat rows, Calista plopped herself down on a tan suede couch pushed against the far wall in her living room.
Esmy wiped the cushions on the adjacent matching loveseat and rearranged the pillows before sitting. “You may begin.”
As her highness commands.
Argenta, the guardian of balance, justice and unity, pulls the strings behind the scenes. Our heroes are sworn to serve her and those vows force them together, even when they would prefer to be otherwise. When she pops in, she steals the scene. Below is her description.
The unsmoked cheroot always dangling from her mouth, the white flannel nightgown that hovered midcalf to make sure everyone got a good look at those muddied combat boots, laces untied. Disheveled silver hair stuck out in odd clumps around her head, creating a wild halo effect around the unending wrinkles that crisscrossed her face. She could choose any avatar in the universe and she opted for defiant old prune.
Richard Fowler is the rogue fire witch Calista and Cullen must capture on their mission. The excerpt below details his arrival to the story.
A red Ford Explorer ripped through the trees, squealing as it braked too fast at the cabin entrance. A tall, thin unshaven man with a receding hairline emerged from the car. Greasy hair hung limply to his shoulders, his clothes mussed and wrinkled as if he’d slept in them for several weeks.He paced around, muttering something unintelligible under his breath.
I love to hear from you. Think about your favorite books. Who are your favorite supporting characters and why?
Always read the fine print when swearing an eternal oath to gods and guardians…
Beholden by the sacred vows of her coven, fire witch Calista Reid agrees to temporarily mate with shifter Cullen McMahan to fulfill a mission assigned by the guardians. When tall, dark and damaged arrives on her doorstep, generating enough heat to scorch a fire witch, Calista finds herself drawn to his battle-hardened body and broken soul. His pain speaks to her own deep-rooted isolation and the intensity of his hunger slakes her passion like no other.
Cullen, scarred by a past that left him an indentured soldier to the guardians, resents yet another hump-on-command assignment…until he encounters the compassionate, fearless, incendiary redhead who detonates his body and reawakens the emotions sacrifice and loss had suppressed. But Cullen harbors a terrible secret—one that reaches back into Calista’s troubled childhood and threatens the foundation of their growing bond.