Carly Phillips guests on R@R today with Giveaway!
Reader Reaction to Characters & Giveaway
When I wrote Serendipity, book 1 in the series, I thought Nash, the middle brother, was justified with his anger at his oldest sibling who returns to town after ten years to make amends. I also thought that Nash, whose story is DESTINY, in stores tomorrow, would be a straight-forward character – A man who has to learn life isn’t black and white. In the writing, I discovered that Nash had so much to learn and so much growth to experience. And it’s a good thing I put him through his paces!
Why? Because as it turns out, after reading Serendipity, readers reacted very strongly to Nash. And by strongly I mean almost negatively. Readers bonded with Ethan, the hero in Serendipity, and were angry with Nash for not forgiving his brother for abandoning him for ten years. I’m so glad I didn’t know about this reaction while I was writing the story!
As it turns out, although I, the author, felt Nash’s anger at his brother was justified, I also recognized the fact that he saw things in black and white, no shades of gray. So I put him through the wringer in DESTINY and made him earn his happily ever after. But I think if I’d known how strongly readers felt about his character, I’d have suffered from real writer’s block writing him!
Anyway, I hope you all will give Destiny a try. You can read the book alone, but reading Serendipity first will make DESTINY that much richer!
To help, I’ll give away 3 copies of SERENDIPITY to get 3 lucky readers started! Comment for a chance to win! Have you ever had such a strong reaction to a character in one book, you weren’t sure you’d like them in their own story? (Which?)
Carly will announce the winners in this post — check back to see if you won! GOOD LUCK!
Carly’s Serendipity Series
Serendipity – out now
Karma – .99 eBook novella – out now!
Destiny – 1/3/2012
Karma – 5/1/2012
N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips has written over 30 romance novels with contemporary characters that today’s readers identify with and enjoy. She’s a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom to two daughters (15 and almost 20!) and two crazy dogs (a 1 year old Havanese named Brady and a 4 year old wheaten terrier named Bailey). In addition, she’s a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers.
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