Revenge is not always sweet . . .
Isabella Mumphrey can’t leave a puzzle alone. This time she attempts to use her anthropology knowledge to uncover who is stealing priceless artifacts from an Aztec Temple in Mexico City. She believes the discovery will prove her worth to the World Intelligence Agency.
Tino Constantine is also in Mexico City. He has infiltrated a drug lord’s organization to find enough evidence to not only prove the man’s illegal activities, but to bring him down for numerous deaths. Namely those of Tino’s family.
But when the love of his life, Isabella, strolls into his enemy’s home, Tino is challenged with the choice of saving her or fulfilling his revenge.
Recipe for a Riveting Character
By Paty Jager
Strength (could be underlying)
Wit and Spontaneity
Create a character that the reader can root for, believe they are capable of the actions you give them, and have a strong goal.
Also make them real with flaws, quirkiness, and weaknesses as well strengths.
A character who faces hardships and pulls through using wit and conviction are easy to like.
Self-sacrifice endears the character to the reader.
Once the character is flushed out and one you want to spend 300-400 pages with, “show” the character to the reader through deep point of view and pull the reader into the story through the character’s perspective of the story. Make the reader live the triumphs and failures with the character.
The best way to make a riveting character is to fully engage yourself in the character and put not only the character’s heart and soul into the story, but a small piece of the writer as well.
Use this recipe when your initial interest in a story wanes or the character isn’t jumping off the page at you. When a writer eats, sleeps, and dreams about a character the character becomes real and that is transmitted on the page.
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Award winning author Paty Jager is a member of national and local writing organizations. She not only writes the western lifestyle, she lives it. With sixteen novels and several short stories published, she continues to have characters cavorting in her head.
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They turned the corner onto Correro Mayor, the street that ran alongside the Templo Mayor plaza. Tino continued his quick pace, not sparing a breath to talk. His right hand rested on the handle of the Glock in his shoulder strap. His left clutched Isabella’s fingers.
A car revved its engine and raced down the street. His senses snapped to take in the shadows, the sound, the smell of burning rubber and high-octane fuel. Steadying his heart, he slowed his pace and dropped his hand from his weapon. As the car drew closer, he pulled Isabella into his arms and kissed her with as much passion as he could while eyeing the car moving by them slowly. He grasped her leg, drawing it up to hook her knee around his hip. Give the gawkers in the car an eyeful and they would eventually move on along.
Her damn vest ruined the image of a chula out for a good time, but he knew asking her to go anywhere without it would be the same as asking her to walk naked down the street. Not a bad image. He deepened the kiss and was rewarded with her hands clutching his overly long hair and returning the kiss, stroke for stroke with his tongue.
The gawkers finally rolled on down the street, and he slowly lowered her leg as she moaned and clung to him.
“Querida, you play the part of a vixen well.” He kissed the tip of her nose and slid her glasses back in place.