So, I started out my author discovery posts with Rand and Jolie so now it seems fitting to write about that cad we all love, Mr. Sinclair.
As you all know, Sinjin is a vampire and as such, I wanted him to be shrouded in mystery. To me, vampires are the most seductive, manipulative and mysterious of Underworld creatures and I didn't want Sinjin to stray from this model very much.
I wanted you, the reader, to question his motives--is he good or is he bad? Does he truly love Jolie or does he want something from her?
But, while Sinjin is a constant question mark, I also wanted to give glimpses into his personality that might make him appear softer, compassionate and caring. When writing Toil and Trouble, the most important character to me was Sinjin. Even though Rand plays a huge role, of course, this is really Sinjin's book--it's his chance to tell his story, to allow the reader a bit more into his thoughts.
I think one of my favorite scenes I've ever written was the one with Sinjin and Jolie in Sinjin's tent. I wanted him to come off as pure sexiness in that scene and hopefully he did!
As to an image of Mr. Sinclair, I didn't really have an actor in mind. As with Rand, I feel almost as if Sinjin defies categorization. He really is whatever appeals to the reader most. But, most people think I'm copping out when I say this (LOL) so if you want a picture, this guy looks pretty close to my idea of my vampire. Gotta love the eyes!