And welcome to your next stop on The Girly Book Blog Hop: Sensational Secondary Characters!
First off I want to give a big “Thank You!!” to fellow author Libby Mercer for coordinating this Blog Hop that is sure to be a ton of fun!
How this Works: At the bottom of my Blog Post here you’ll see a nifty list (with links) of all of the peeps involved in this super-awesome Blog Hop. Click away, check out the Blogs, and read the delightful posts about secondary characters who are sen-sa-tion-al! Each blogger is giving away something fabulous for their readers. That’s right. FREE! To WIN! So be sure to follow their instructions on how you can win their prize. Then cross those fingers!
Sensational Secondary Characters
This Blog Hop could not have come at a more perfect time. The sequel to my breakthrough chick lit, When Girlfriends Break Hearts, has been released today!! When Girlfriends Step Up is a labor of love that I am beyond enthusiastic to release; and given the nature of the Blog Hop it is only super appropriate that I blog a bit about the sensational group of girlfriends from my series.
A supporting cast to a leading lady is just as important as the “Miss in the Spotlight,” wouldn’t you agree? Where would Carrie be without Samantha? (I highly recommend Bushnell’s recent Summer and the City. Loved it!!) And then, naturally, where would either of them be without head-strong Miranda and down-to-Earth Charlotte? Supporting characters…sensational secondary characters…really make a story coalesce. And don’t we all love a good book that sucks us in, leaving us feeling as if we know all of the characters? Like they’re our own friends?
The major secondary character to my protagonist (Robin) in When Girlfriends Step Up is Lara. And, let me say (without giving much away), that without Lara, Robin would still be cramped in a small apartment in a rambunctious part of Seattle with a baby on the way. Without Lara, Robin wouldn’t have that big sister—that essential support—to help her along as she makes some very big decisions. Without Lara, Robin would be up a creek without a very reliable paddle. Lara is to Robin what Ethel Mertz is to Lucy Ricardo. Lara would definitely be there in the candy factory stuffing chocolates in her hat and blouse as fast as she could because that’s what her BFF got herself into. There for each other, no matter how obscure or difficult a situation.
Of course, as with any good chick lit, what would a book (or the leading lady) be without a full-on supporting cast of amazing characters? With another best friend, Sophie, Robin learns the meaning of true friendship…and the power of forgiveness. They’ve had a rocky road (it’s all in When Girlfriends Break Hearts), but now is the time for the girls to do what they do best—stick together and help each other out. Period.
Robin’s other three dear friends, Claire, Emily, and Jackie, not only provide Robin with support and encouragement, but they wholeheartedly give what all women need: laughter and a great girls’ night! When the going gets tough, Robin can look to her entire supporting cast and weep like a baby on their shoulders and pout like there’s no tomorrow because they are, in one solid word, sensational! And, of course, when everything in the world seems to be going smoothly, Robin can always—always—turn to her girlfriends for a toast, a hug, and a reassurance that they are all best friends forever because that’s what sensational ladies do, after all!
Now, if you want to snatch a copy of the first novel in my series (When Girlfriends Break Hearts) you’re in luck because it’s FREE on Amazon today and tomorrow only!! (September 27-28) You can pick it up HERE!
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One lucky winner will be chosen at random and announced here on October 2. Good luck! And don’t forget to check out the rest of the Blog Hop’s posts! A lot of neat, free stuff to win, September 27 - October 1. Have fun and thank you for stopping by.