Saturday, April 11, 2015

Character Profile Ill Fated by Rachel Rawlings

Title: Ill Fated
Author: Rachel Rawlings
Series: Maurin Kincaide #6
Genre: Dark Urban Fantasy 
Publisher: R Squared Publishing 
Release Date: Feb 11 2015
Edition/Format Available In: eBook & Print 
Some things are destined to end in death. After the first attempt on her life Maurin wasn’t scared. Hell, she was almost flattered. But someone put a price on her head and things are getting complicated. Trouble is brewing in the fae courts and it’s spilling over into Salem. The UnSeelie Dark Guard have answered the call for her head on a platter and people closest to her are disappearing.
Can Maurin master court politics and find her missing men before someone claims the bounty on her head?

Character Profile of Maurin 

Full Name: Maurin Kincaide
Age: 28
General physical description: 5’2” dark brown hair with violet undertones, dark brown eyes with gold ring
Hometown: Salem
Type of home/ neighborhood: Apartment
Relationship status: engaged
Current family: no children
Family background (parents, previous marriages, etc.): adopted by the Kincaides at infancy and raised in the wealthy neighborhood of Beacon Hill she couldn’t wait to escape, currently estranged from them and has reconnected with her birth father, her birth mother passed away after she was born.
Friends: Amalie- local witch, Cash- Alpha of werewolves, Aidan- vampire, Dre- vampire
Other close relationships: Conry, her dog
Relationship with men: Aidan her ex and Mason her fiancé
Job: former psychometric interrogator for Salem Preternatural Task Force, current Regulator for The Council of Others.
Dress style: jeans, band tee shirts and Doc Martins
Religion: a child of the Wild Hunt Maurin knows that something exists, there are forces other than those who walk this realm and all religions are representations of it.
Attitude to religion: One religion isn’t any more right than another. Everyone needs something to believe in.
Favorite pastimes: Reading
Hobbies: Reading ;)
Favorite sports: Chasing bad guys
Favorite foods: Croissants, scrambled eggs and linguisa
Strongest positive personality trait: Determined, I am not a quitter
Strongest negative personality trait: Stubborn, I have also been known to rush into a situation without thinking it through
Sense of humor: sarcastic, witty
Temper: short and wicked, I can be a little hot headed
Consideration for others: Fiercely loyal, I keep my friends close and would do anything for them
How other people see him/her: Strong and independent, brave
Opinion of him/herself: struggles with self esteem and insecurities, she tries to see the person other people see when they look at her
Other traits, especially those to be brought out in story: Insecure in her relationships, carries a lot of scars from unresolved family issues
Ambitions: to be a good leader for her crew, responsible for a team of others who bring rogue others to justice, Maurin wants her team to be the best- so they stay alive
Philosophy of life: Take it as it comes
Most important thing to know about this character: Maurin is a work in progress, just like her author
Will readers like or dislike this character, and why? I think readers will like Maurin, she’s quick witted and relatable. As readers get to know her throughout the series they’ll see some of the underlying issues that have led to her insecurities and appreciate how she is trying to overcome them and be a better person. She’s also never backed down from a challenge and faces everything I’ve thrown at her head on. Whether it’s chasing down a rogue vampire or attending her estranged sister’s wedding.

 I was born and raised in the Baltimore Metropolitan area but my family is originally from Rhode Island. I spent summers in New England with my grandparents, which probably sparked my fascination with Salem, MA. I started writing fictional stories and poems in middle school. In fact I had notebooks and notebooks full of incomplete stories and poems. One of which I managed to hold on to and is safely stashed in a box under my bed. When I was in seventh grade I entered a poetry contest in the back of an Archie comic and won, after that I was hooked on writing after that. Amazingly it took almost two decades to find a voice for my snarky, ass kicking heroine Maurin Kincaide and complete my first length novel. Meeting the love of your life and raising three amazing children together must have caused a rift in time because I still can't believe it's gone by so quickly. I'm fortunate to have a loving and supportive family who don't mind sharing me with all the other people in my head.

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