She finally meets a decent man–after she’s oath-bound never to touch men again!
Rebecca’s life sucked before she became an angel. Crappy apartment, awful jobs, abusive boyfriends–it was no wonder she jumped at the chance to escape it all and become a real live angel. The problem is Rebecca’s not very angelic, and she’ll have to do more to earn her wings than end her love affair with the word f–er, frick.
Especially when she’s assigned to save single father Tony Weis, whose less-than-pure thoughts wreak hell on a telepathic angel’s nerves. It’s all Rebecca can do to keep her hands off him…but when she loses her memory injuring herself to save Tony’s daughter, now it’s Tony’s turn to be her angel and care for her. But will Tony’s devotion tempt her from her angelic path, even if it means being human again?
I’m so happy to welcome Diane Alberts today to talk about identifying with characters, in relation to her new release, Divinely Ruined.
I’d like to thank you for having me here today, and letting me write a blog.
Today, I want to talk about the little things in books that help you connect with the characters. Everyone has something they do when they’re upset. Somewhere they go or someone they turn to. Maybe it’s your husband. Or maybe when you’re upset you run to Starbucks and drown your sorrows in a hot mocha. Whatever it is, or whoever it is, you have it. And just like you have it in real life, the characters in books must have that someone or something, too. In Divinely Ruined, the first book in the Divine Temptations Trilogy, you get to see this for both characters.
When Tony is stressed out, or upset, he turns to the only good thing in his life—his daughter, Miranda. In her bright eyes and smile, he finds the comfort he so badly needs. He finds a reason to keep on fighting and living. And he needs all the help he can get!
For Rebecca, she turns to her parents. We see her go to their grave, and seek advice that she knows they won’t give. She cries out to them for help, and finds comfort just by being near her family.
When writing fiction, it’s important to make sure we include those bits of humanity into our books, so the readers can identify with the characters. What’s your favorite characteristic that made you fall for a character in a book you’ve read?