A big welcome to Nina Croft who is here counting down her top 10 favorite urban fantasy characters and celebrating the release of Bittersweet Magic, The Order #2 (published on November 11, 2013 by Entangled Publishing). Want to win a copy? Enter via the widget below.
Nina Croft’s Top 10 Favorite Urban Fantasy Characters
I’ve recently released Bittersweet Magic, book two in my series The Order. The series is a combination of paranormal romance and urban fantasy. One of the things I love about the genres is the infinite variety of characters. So here are my top 10 favorite urban fantasy characters and why I love them so much.
In no particular order (but it’s maybe no coincidence that Spike occurred to me first!):
From the Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris and the TV show, True Blood. This one is self-explantory – just look at the pic!
From the books by Patricia Briggs. She’s such a strong heroine.
From Laurell K Hamilton’s Anita Blake books – who can resist a French accent…ma petite…
from Buffy the Vampire Slayer – that Buffy certainly had good taste in vampires!
From Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice. The first vampire I fell in love with.
From JR Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood – I loved his inner dragon.
From Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series. This quote explains it all:
“Being touched by Jericho Barrons with kindness makes you feel like you must be the most special person in the world. It’s like walking up to the biggest, most savage lion in the jungle, lying down, placing your head it its mouth and, rather than taking your life, it licks you and purrs.”
― Karen Marie Moning, Bloodfever
from Jim Butcher’s series, The Dresden files, because he’s cool and is a wizard (and I think I was coming across as a vampire groupie – not that I’m denying it) and he has a great dog.
From the TV series, Being Human – Yet another vampire, but I thought I’d better include a British show – and I loved this one.
From Buffy the Vampire Hunter. For me, Spike is the ultimate bad boy. And I actually have a cat called Spike!
Nina Croft grew up in the north of England. After training as an accountant, she spent four years working as a volunteer in Zambia, which left her with a love of the sun and a dislike of 9-5 work. She then spent a number of years mixing travel (whenever possible) with work (whenever necessary) but has now settled down to a life of writing and picking almonds on a remote farm in the mountains of southern Spain.
Nina writes all sorts of romance often mixing in elements of the paranormal and science fiction.
One copy of Bittersweet Magic by Nina Croft
Available on November 11, 2013 by Entangled Publishing
Roz has been indebted to the demon Asmodai for five hundred years, and her freedom is just around the corner. All she has to do is complete one last task for him—obtain a key that had been hidden in a church centuries ago.
Piers, the Head of the Order and an ancient vampire, is intrigued by the woman who comes to him for help. She’s beautiful and seemingly kind, but she’s hiding something. And he’ll find out who she is and what she really wants once he uses his power to get inside her head. But Piers has no idea that Roz is immune to his mind-control…or that he is simply a pawn in her dangerous mission for freedom.
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