So, I think sometime ago I said I was going to try to be more active on my blog. Well, this is me trying. LOL
I thought it would be fun to talk about my favorite dysfunctional fairy especially since A Tale of Two Goblins is now available!
So, let's chat about Dulcie O'Neil. As you are probably already aware, these author discovery posts are really about the background of the characters--where did they come from, why did I write them the way I did, blah blah blah.
Dulcie is the bad ass, kicking butt and asking questions later fairy in the To Kill A Warlock series. I wanted Dulcie to be very different from Jolie, the heroine in my Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble series. While Jolie must learn what it means to love herself, Dulcie is fine on the confidence level but she needs to learn what it means to trust.
I wanted to write a heroine that is strong to her very core--Dulcie is a crime fighter and she's tough as nails. But, as you all have probably noticed by now, I don't like perfection in my characters. Why? Because perfection doesn't exist and more so, it's pretty boring! LOL I like my heroines and heros to be flawed--and Dulcie is no exception. Due to the fact that her ex-boyfriend cheated on her, she has major trust issues and tends to prefer her own company aside from that of her best friend, Sam.
I love the fact that Dulcie says whatever is on her mind and acts without necessarily weighing the consequences. She's a very emotional person and would go to hell and back for people she loves.
Physically, I wanted Dulcie to be beautiful but not necessarily fixated on her beauty. In fact, she isn't really even aware of it. Granted, she doesn't like her pointy ears but that really is the only indication (aside from a few comments regarding her hair) that we get of her being even aware of her physical attributes.
I also loved the idea of having Dulcie at the center of quite a bit of male attention, coming from Bram, Quill and of course, Knight. I loved the idea of Dulcie, who is so withdrawn and doesn't trust anyone, having to constantly battle the fact that these three men clearly have the hots for her and aren't shy about it!
I'm really excited about getting to know Dulcie and her world better as I continue her story and I find myself really enjoying writing about her. She is so unlike me that it's a bit more difficult to characterize her than it was to characterize Jolie, for example.
I hope all of you have enjoyed Dulcie's story so far and look forward to more of her adventures!