Tuesday, October 19, 2010

FIREWALKER Countdown Giveaway--NASH

DAY 2 Winner!--barbi-b! Congrats.

Day 3 of the countdown to FIREWALKER continues! Post to win a signed copy of Stormwalker (or backlist book of your choice), and to be eligible to win the Grand Prize drawn November 1.


“Jones,” he said. Dark, biting, laconic.
“Hey, Nash. It’s Janet.”
There was a long silence.
“F*ck,” Nash Jones said, and he hung up on me.

Nash is a complicated guy. He’s a tortured ex-special forces officer, now sheriff of Hopi County, a stickler for the rules and fights PTSD. He grew up a staunch Unbeliever (one who doesn't buy into the "woo-woo" tourism of his little town), but now knows that he houses incredible magic.

Nash is a “null,” a person who can absorb and negate magic, even magic of the gods. No one knows how he got that way or what he can do.

He’s fiercely protective of his territory (which would be the whole county), and doesn’t trust crazy people like Janet and Coyote. But sometimes he’s their greatest asset, and he also knows that sometimes, he needs their help.

“So, educate me,” Nash said. “There are Stormwalkers like you; Nightwalkers, which are vampires; and then skinwalkers, those creatures I fought out at the vortexes. What are werewolves—dogwalkers?”

I had conflicting opinions about Nash--some people really liked him; others didn't. I like him because he has many layers, which I peel away as the series goes. How do you feel about characters that you might not like at first. Do they grow on you? Or do you give up on them?

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At 7:36 AM , Blogger Heather S said...

It depends on why I don't like them. If they just have that whiny attitude that just grates on my nerves, there is nothing that can be done to turn that feeling around. But there are those charachters that have the world against them, the bad attitude and may or may not be the bad guy. There is still hope for them.

At 11:24 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Characters definitely do grow on me. I become very involved in the books I read, and especially with series, the characters become somewhat like family members...some of them may aggravate you, but you love them anyway. I love it when a flawed character evolves and grows during a story.

At 2:22 PM , Blogger Jennifer Ashley/ Allyson James / Ashley Gardner said...

barbi-b--your name was drawn as the winner for Coyote's day (Day 2). Please contact me via email: allysonjames @ cox . net (no spaces) so I can get you your prize! You are still eligible for the grand prize, so stay tuned.

At 4:22 PM , Anonymous Amy Kathryn said...

I always love it when a secondary character that everyone loves to hate becomes a hero in a later book with all the background that explains how and why they were "grumpy" in the beginning and now will be redeemed.

At 5:59 PM , Blogger lulilut said...

Sometimes characters grow on me if I can relate to them somehow and they have no cruelty to them.


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