I want to thank Delilah for having me back on her blog.
While I’m here to promote my new release, LOVE SUPERNATURALLY, I first want to talk about names. Character Names to be specific.
A lot of people want to know where authors come up with the names they use in their books. Some authors refer to baby books. Some run contests asking for suggestions. Me? I refer to life…most often my daughter’s life. She’ll be talking about school or social media, and mention a name, and I’ll say “ooooh, I like that” and pull out my little red book. To which I usually get “Mom, you’re so embarrassing.”
In my January release, Real Love, my heroine’s name is Monda. In real life, Monda is a girl that my daughter used to play volleyball with. (And no the real Monda is not an alien nor does she have blue hair.)
Also in Real Love, one of the secondary characters is named Demonna. Demonna was my friend’s mom, way back when I was in high school. The character references in the book that it rhymes with Donna. I used to pronounce it as De-moan-a, and the real Demonna corrected me with that Donna comment….something that stuck with me these 30+ years later.
And in California Blue, my heroine’s name is Halen. In real life, one of my daughter’s teachers had three daughters of his own. When discussing his family, he mentioned one was named Halen and I was like “ooooh, I like that.” That was before the days of my little red book, but the name stuck with me.
Zalika? One of my daughter’s best friends. Royce Langley? Very similar to another of my daughter’s friends. Winnie? Grandmother of fellow volleyball player.
My daughter is away at university now, but I still have a several unused names in my little red book. After that? I guess I’ll have to pull out the old Baby Name book.
Title: Love Supernaturally
Theme(s): New Adult
SubGenre(s): Contemporary, Paranormal
Rating: Spicy (PG13)
Keywords: romance, supernatural, witch, angel,
Page Count: 70
Digital Price: 1.99
Release Date: 2016-05-18
Cassandra Wilson, angel and first-year nurse, spends her days helping other people. Day after day. Life after life. While her best friend feels the young nurse needs a little love in her life, Cassie avoids serious relationships. She saw what her mother went through, and unless Cassie can find another angel to spend her life with, love and a family are not in her future.
An innocent night out with Fraser, a university junior and varsity hockey player, leads to something more serious and Cassie begins to experience feelings she’s been trying to avoid. But the sudden discovery—by both herself and Fraser—that Fraser is a witch, combined with his need to please everyone around him, poses a challenge to the couple’s happily ever after.
Cassie took the stairs two at a time and almost ran into her roommate as she came to the small landing at the top.
“Whoa,” said Gabriella. “What’s got you in such a hurry?”
Gabriella folded her arms across her chest and tapped her tiny bare foot.
“I’ve gotta shower. I’m going to the movies.”
Pink toenails beat an impatient pattern on the hardwood.
Did the girl have gypsy blood? Her psychic abilities were uncanny.
“With a hockey player,” Cassie explained.
Gabriella’s foot stilled and her eyes widened. “Which one?”
“Fraser something. I didn’t get a last…”
“Tall, with dark, curly hair?”
Gabriella laid a hand on Cassie’s arm. “Be careful, he’s a player. And I don’t mean hockey.”
That wouldn’t be a problem. She didn’t want a relationship and this wasn’t a date. And if the night did end with sex, well, she’d welcome a little…distraction. After all, she was an angel not a nun.
About the Author
Charlotte Copper lives in Stouffville, Ontario – that’s in Canada, eh. When she isn’t working at her full-time job, Charlotte likes to craft, read, go to movies, and, of course, write. Charlotte hopes to have all of her stories published some day because, as a romance writer, she believes in happy endings.
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