Sword & Laser
Happy Monday, Gentle Reader. I've a busy week with my
interview and some associated business that puts me up north and off
the internet most of this week. So, I have assembled for you, a
character study! I know, I know it's been a while. But bellow you will
find a collection of images that remind me of Major Channing Channing of
the Chesterfield Channings.
Maccon whirled to glare at the man who dared to interrupt her mid rant.
The gentleman in question was both tall and broad, although not quite
to her husband's scale. Lord Maccon was Scottish-big; this gentleman was
only English-big – there was a distinct difference. Also, unlike the
earl, who periodically bumped into things as though his form were larger
than his perception of it, this man seemed entirely comfortable with
his size. He wore full officer formals and knew he looked good in them.
His boots were spit-shined, his blond hair coiffed high, and he boasted
an accent that very carefully was no accent at all. Alexia knew the
type: education, money, and blue blood."
Major Channing enters our collective lives in book two, Changeless
. He is introduced in a rather spectacularly negative fashion but by the end of Blameless
has his roll as reluctant hero. Channing is one of those character who
spawned from his own name, the moment I had it I knew what kind of
person he was. At least outwardly.
"No wonder he was so very full of himself. One would have to be, laboring all one's life under a name like that."
course, he is far more than the arrogant blue blooded officer that
Alexia dislikes instantly. Alexia, however, being Alexia, never quite
manages to get over that. Fortunately for us, Prudence is not so
willfully obtuse. But you will have to wait to find out more about
Channing . . .
Here are Major Channing Channing of the Chesterfield Channings' stats:
1. Long blond hair
2. Sculptor converted to werewolf during Napoleonic war
3. Toff accent
4. Pale blue eyes
5. Tall, handsome, lanky
6. Skilled swordsman
7. Respected by his soldiers and fellow officers
are a collection of images that remind me of Channing. Sometimes
literally, sometimes they tie to his hidden personality, the mysteries
of his past, and some of the reasons for his abrasive personality.
GAIL'S DAILY DOSE
Your Moment of Parasol . . .
Your Infusion of Cute . . .
Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
Breathing Life Into Characters
PROJECT ROUND UP
~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First:
Release date Fall 2013. Writing rough draft. Bombay, officers,
flirtation, old friends, tea & the real reason for the visit
uncovered at last!
Curtsies & Conspiracies
~ The Finishing School Book the Second:
Title changed. Awaiting copy edits.
Etiquette & Espionage
~ Finishing School Book the First: Release date Feb 5, 2013.
Working promo schemes to begin September.
~ Soulless Vol. 2: (AKA Changeless
) Reviewing chapter by chapter, each drops on YenPlus
by subscription. Print release tentatively
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Quote of the Day:
parasol boasts more virtues than the eminently practical one of shading
the eyes from the impertinent rays of the sun. It gives an air of
smartness to the summer girl."
~ Parasol quote from a 1909 newspaper