Welcome to the Meet My Character Blog Tour. I was invited to participate by Krysten Lindsay Hager. Krysten is the author of the Amazon bestselling YA novel, True Colors:
Blurb: TRUE COLORS is about an eighth grader named Landry Albright who just wants to be one of the interesting girls at school who always have exciting things happening in their lives. She wants to stand out, but also wants to fit in, too. So she gives in when her friends push her into trying out for a teen reality show modeling competition with them. Landry goes in nervous, but impresses the judges enough to make it to the next round. However, her friends get cut and basically “unfriend” her on Monday at school. Landry tries to make new friends, but gets caught up between wanting to be herself and conforming to who her new friends want her to be. Along the way she learns that modeling is nowhere as glamorous as it seems, how to deal with frenemies, a new crush, and that true friends see you for who you really are and like you because of it. – See more at: http://www.krystenlindsay.com/blog/meet-my-character-blog-hop#sthash.PoMwRCYF.dpuf
Author Bio: Krysten Lindsay Hager is an author and book addict. She is originally from Michigan and has lived in South Dakota, Portugal, and currently resides in Southern Ohio where you can find her reading and writing when she’s not catching up on her favorite shows (like Hart of Dixie, The Goldbergs, Dallas, and Devious Maids.) She’s worked as a journalist and humor writer, and also writes middle grade, YA, and adult fiction. You can find her work in the Patchwork Path anthologies: Friendship Star, and also Grandma’s Choice and in several of the Country Comfort Cookbooks as well as many humor essays and news articles. Her debut novel, TRUE COLORS, is out now. You can see what she’s reading and reviewing at the Book Foodies blog: www.authorsandappetizers.com. – See more at: http://www.krystenlindsay.com/about.html#sthash.mwllfEz0.dpuf
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/true-colors-krysten-lindsay-hager/1119742726?ean=2940149747658
Wattpad (first chapter free): http://www.wattpad.com/55194980-true-colors-by-krysten-lindsay-hager
You can find more about Krysten at her website: http://www.krystenlindsay.com
As part of the tour, we all introduce a character to you. I will be talking about the heroine of my story, Danna Rashba.
1) What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or a historic person?
My character is Danna Rashba is a fictionnal character that is based on a bride I actually witnessed arguing with her father out in front of the church in my town.
2) When and where is the story set?
The story is set in Harmony Edge, New York, a fictional small town. The story takes place in contemporary times but Danna is dealing with age old customs that her father wants her to adhere to.
3) What should we know about him/her?
Danna is torn between being her own person and being respectful to her parents, mainly her father. Her father has waited for her to find the right husband and she hasn’t. She becomes engaged to a doctor in her father’s practice that her parents feel is the right husband for her. Her father feels she is being foolish, looking for fairy tale romances found in the romance novels Danna loves to read. Danna wants to find true love as well as her independence. Unfortunately she makes the leap toward independence on the day of her wedding, running away from the altar.
4) What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life?
Danna’s main conflict is that she doesn’t want to marry Nagpal, a man that has been arranged for her by her father. She doesn’t love Nagpal. She wants to be in love with her future husband. She wants fireworks. Running away from the altar was a huge step for her to take but while on the run she knows she will have to go back home and make amends with her family. But before she can do that she finds herself stranded for a weekend with a runaway groom – the guy in the back of the limousine she ‘borrowed’ while trying to escape her nuptials.
5) What is the personal goal of the character?
Danna wants to find her true love. She wants to glow in the light of love and walk down the aisle with a man that makes her see fireworks. She also wants to become an independent woman, not only free to choose her husband but her career path and other life choices as well. These are things that she has seen her mother not attain.
6) Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it?
A Husband for Danna released in August of this year. A follow up story is in the works where you will find out about Danna’s happily ever after as well as watch Danna play matchmaker for a new friend in Harmony Edge. Please visit my website for future information at http://www.christinalorenzen.com
7) When can we expect to see the book?
A Husband for Danna is available through several retailers now. I hope to finish the follow up book by year’s end.
For more info on Danna, check out the first chapter of A Husband for Danna at http://www.wattpad.com/67625178-a-husband-for-danna-by-christina-lorenzen
A Husband for Danna blurb:
Off and running! In her frenzied quest to escape from a groom her father has chosen for her, Danna Rashba ‘borrows’ a limousine parked on Main Street. The last thing on her mind is finding a groom from another wedding in the backseat. What are the chances that the bride and groom from two different weddings running from the altar on the same day? The last thing Danna wants is a hostage as she tries to escape from her nuptials.
The last thing Eric Harmon wants is to be saddled with yet another spoiled, needy woman. He’s furious about this wrench in his plans, he accuses Danna of stealing. He wants to send her home in a cab as soon as they get to the nearest town, but Danna refuses. Much to Eric’s frustration, one thing after another seems to keep them tied together.
You can purchase A Husband for Danna through these retailers:
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-husband-for-danna-christina-lorenzen/1120159014?ean=2940150676497
Thanks for joining me today on the character blog hop!
6 thoughts on “Meet My Character Blog Hop”
So glad to learn more about Danna!
Thank you, Krysten! This was such a fun post to write! Glad you invited me along! 😀
I think the two of them being mistaken for a newlywed couple is a very cool premise.
Thanks, Jeff! I’m so pleased that people are enjoying my story! 😀
It’s nice to read a bit more background on Danna after enjoying the book!
This was such a fun blog hop to do, Helen! So glad you enjoyed the book. Thanks for stopping by!