February 2015 - further up and further in

Friday, February 27, 2015

Beautiful Couples: Jem and Cooper

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Beautiful Couples: Jem and Cooper
I'm finally here to participate in the Valentine's Day version of Beautiful People! Today I'm featuring Cooper and Jem from my NaNo novel Lost Girls. You can find out more about that book here.

Jem is my main character, with a rare spinal condition and yet a sharp, scientific mind. Cooper is a quieter, sensitive forensic analyst. I love them.

Just, uh, ignore the beard, okay?

1. How long have they been a couple? 
Only a few days. They finally fessed up to their feelings about each other.

2. How did they first meet? 
At work, but they live next to each other as well.

3. What were their first thoughts of each other? (Love at first sight or “you’re freakishly annoying”?)
Jem thought Cooper's style was clean cut, Cooper was instantly attracted to the new intern.

4. What do they do that most annoys each other? 
Both of them are annoyed by their inabilities to express their emotions.

5. Are their personalities opposite or similar?
Both, in different ways. They both share a love of science and logic, but Cooper is far more emotional about it than Jem is.




6. How would their lives be different without each other?
Cooper's life would be an endless cycle of work. Jem wouldn't know how to feel emotions.

7. Are they ever embarrassed of each other?
When they go into nerdy rant sessions about science, maybe. But they secretly find it adorable. They haven't been a couple long enough yet to figure out what annoys them about each other.

8. Does anyone disapprove of their relationship?
Their boss probably would, if she knew about it.

9. Do they see their relationship as long-term/leading to marriage?
Cooper, yes. Jem isn't sure. Her number one commitment is to her work. If marriage manages to fit within her plans, then so be it.

10. If they could plan the “perfect outing” together, where would they go?
To the Santa Monica pier at sunset, where they'd stroll around hand-in-hand.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Beautiful People: Valentine Edition

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Beautiful People: Valentine Edition


This is our second Beautiful People after our break to do Beautiful Books, and it's wonderful to be back! 

Beautiful People is a monthly blog meme hosted by Cait @ Paper Fury and myself. Every month we post 10 questions for you to answer about your characters. 

Last month we focused on authors, though. So this month is the first month we return to our semi-normal programming.

We're doing characters, but we're actually doing fictional couples. It's Valentine's Day--why not?! So pick your favorite pairing from your novel and saddle up!

A quick note: Some of these questions may not be applicable to your characters. That's okay! We can't make questions to fit everybody to a tee, though we may try. If a question doesn't fit, skip it. We won't mind.

Please link back to us using our blog names or one of these fancy blog buttons:





And now the questions.
  1. How long have they been a couple?
  2. How did they first meet?
  3. What were their first thoughts of each other? (Love at first sight or “you’re freakishly annoying”?)
  4. What do they do that most annoys each other?
  5. Are their personalities opposite or similar?
  6. How would their lives be different without each other?
  7. Are they ever embarrassed of each other?
  8. Does anyone disapprove of their relationship?
  9. Do they see their relationship as long-term/leading to marriage?
  10. If they could plan the “perfect outing” together, where would they go?
Take those questions, copy and paste 'em, and head on over to post them on your blog! And don't forget to check out the links of the other participants. It's a great way to make new friends!



It's the month of loooove. Tell us all about yours. Well, your fictional characters' love, that is. 


What developments have occurred in the love life of your characters recently?
Also, what do you think of the new blog design?