Book Tour & Giveaway (US/Int): Roxanne Rhoads on sidekicks in the spotlight
Please help me welcome the lovely and fabulous Roxanne Rhoads to GT!
We’ve all read the books where minor characters and sidekicks quickly become favorites- or stand out as someone you really want to know more about.
This happens to me all the time when I read. I can think of plenty of sidekicks hat I adore (a few that come to mind immediately are Jinx from Kim Harrsion’s The Hallows, Phin from Allison Pang’s Abby Sinclair books, and Sparky from Laura Bickle’s Anya Kalinczyk Series) but I never thought while writing a book that a minor character would come to life in front of me and practically demand her own book.
This happened with Satinka Tala in Hex and the Single Witch. I knew she would play a major role in Anwyn’s life, in the series, but she started developing so fully, with such a backstory of her own that I plan to write a book just for her.
I know some authors create books and short stories featuring sidekicks and minor characters because readers ask for them, I wonder though how many characters throw themselves at an author and how many authors respond by giving them a book?
I’d love to know I’m not the only insane author whose characters come to life for them…
Here’s a little piece of Satinka Tala’s backstory that came to me one day while working on book notes and ideas- it’s from her spirit quest when the Shaman declared her an adult and no longer a child.
“Your totem animals, your spirit guides are the owl, the turtle and the wolf. You are wise and watchful like the owl, creative and protected like the turtle and the great turtle spirit, and you are strong, fierce and loyal like the wolf. Thanks to your spirit guides you can see and know, create and be protected, fight and protect others. As the owl you can watch over everything, fly high above the trees and know what is going on in your world. As the turtle you can create, bring life, and guard over yourself and others, withdraw into your shell to heal and be healed.”
“Most of all you are the wolf; the wolf is always within you. You will always be with the wolf. As the wolf you are loyal and protective. You will always take care of what is yours and fight when needed. You can call upon these spirit guides when you need them, but unlike others you are a shifter. You can become them. You can be your totem animals. Use them and be them wisely, my daughter.”
“On this day of your quest, your cross over to adulthood, I give you a new name to symbolize who you are and who you will become; Tala, the wolf. From this day forward you will be known as Satinka Tala, Magic Dancing Wolf.”
About the author
Story strumpet, tome loving tart, eccentric night owl…these words describe book publicist and erotic romance author Roxanne Rhoads.
When not fulfilling one the many roles being a wife and mother of three require, Roxanne’s world revolves around words…reading them, writing them, editing them, and talking about them. In addition to writing her own stories she loves to read, promote and review what others write.
|Roxanne is the owner of Bewitching Book Tours and operates Fang-tastic Books, a book blog dedicated to paranormal and urban fantasy books.
When not reading, writing, or promoting Roxanne loves to hang out with her family, craft, garden and search for unique vintage finds.
Visit her online…
Author blog www.roxannesrealm.blogspot.com
Book Blog www.fang-tasticbooks.blogspot.com
Bewitching Book Tours www.bewitchingbooktours.blogspot.com
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Authors: Do your characters come to life for you too? Let’s dish!
Readers: How do you feel about sidekicks creeping into the spotlight?
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- Prize Pack 1: A Fang-tastic Tote Bag, glow in the dark gloves, a Bewitching Charm bracelet (made by BookSwag Shop), , Bewitching Broom pen, mini witch hat notebook and various book swag from Bewitching authors. Open to US Shipping Only
- Prize Pack 2: Bewitching Charm bookmark (made by BookSwag Shop), Bewitching Broom pen, mini witch hat notebook and various book swag from Bewitching authors. Open to US Shipping Only
- Prize Pack 3: Bewitching necklace (made by paragraphic), Bewitching Broom pen, mini witch hat notebook and various book swag from Bewitching authors. Open to US Shipping Only
- Prize 4: $10 Amazon Gift Card delivered digitally. Open internationally
- Prize 5 (with 5 winners): 5 ecopies of Hex and the Single Witch. Open internationally