Ninjas vs. Descendants – Why they’re both cool.
Let’s start with the facts.
Facts about ninjas (per Real Ultimate Power)
1. Ninjas are Mammals
2. Ninjas fight all the time
3. The purpose of a ninja is to flip out and kill people (only the bad guys of course)
Facts about Descendants
1. Descendants are also mammals
2. Descendants live 500 years and are descendants of the Greek gods
3. The purpose of a Descendant is to be super badass
Ninjas use swords and ninja stars to fight.
Descendants use their supernatural powers.
My point is, just like ninjas, Elyse and her fellow Descendants are super awesome.
Okay, okay… in all seriousness, one of the best parts about writing a paranormal romance is writing about characters with super powers. Nothing is too impossible, which makes for fun writing. Descendants don’t have your everyday super powers, though. Each ability is derived from the Greek god’s bloodline they’re descendant of. Sometimes it’s a bit of a challenge to come up with abilities for certain “gods.” Whenever I’m feeling uninspired, I do a little digging and try to come up with creative power ideas for my characters. Below is a list of some of my characters and their abilities. The complete reference guide will be published in the back of Uprising.
Thanks for having me on your blog, Alex! Here’s to Ninjas & Descendants joining forces
Name Bloodline Ability
Iosif Metis The ability of intuition
Nics Nix Ability to manipulate light & create darkness/invisibility
Sam Dionysus The ability to change liquid to wine
Paul Hermes Messenger—Flight
Rachel Iris Messenger—Flight (changes form)
Officer Gomez Pasithea The ability to make others feel relaxed
Cearno Comus The ability to make food and drink with extraordinary flavor
Christine Hegemone The ability to conjure plants and trees from the earth
Mr. Williamson Helios The ability to mimic daylight/sunlight
Unnamed Tethys The ability to draw water from the ground
Unnamed Astraeus The ability to create the illusion of stars
Mr. Gransky Hecate The ability to move objects using telekinesis
(Ms. Stanzic) Chronos The ability to stop time
Aaron Clotho The ability to revive the dead before the spirit transcends
Ian Homados The ability to amplify or impair hearing
Hannah Mnemosyne The ability to erase memories with her blood
Elyse has been in hiding for most of her life. Only now she’s hiding with William, and she knows who she’s hiding from. The Council wants a child Elyse and William have yet to conceive, a child who will be the next oracle, and who will provide the final piece to a plan Christoph has been organizing for years…
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Saw this at Jeff Hargett’s site – maps that show the difference in pronounciations and word usage in America at Business Insider. How do you pronounce pajamas or crayons?
Lyyn Rush’s trilogy is out – Violet Storm. Congratulations, Lynn!
It was suggested that the name Insecure Writer’s Support Group has a negative connotation, and perhaps I could change it to something more positive. The group is almost two years old now, and we’d have to change the logo, hashtag, links, etc. It was established for insecure writers – would it be weird to say Secure Writers? (Like Non-Alcoholics Anonymous?) What does everyone think? Come up with something new or stay the course?
Milo James Fowler is the featured poet in Scifaikuest. Congratulations, Milo!
Chocolate lovers! Saw this over at Edi’s Book Lighthouse - Awesome and Weird Chocolate. Dark chocolate everything, from steampunk to skulls and shoes to clothes!
And thanks for all the supportive and kinds words Friday – you guys rock!
Mini-Alex wanted to show his appreciation to Roland Yeomans for sending the autographed picture of Kate Beckinsale.
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Think Ninjas and Descendants are both cool? Picked up Jessica’s second book? Do you know how to date a nerd? Do you say soda, pop, or Coke? In the mood for chocolate? Or are you just counting down the days to Man of Steel…?
And I’ll be gone the middle of this week on business. (Yeah! No, not really.) Since my Internet time will be limited, I’ve elected not to post on Wednesday since I won’t be able to visit everyone who would visit me. Friday it will be business as usual though. And you won’t want to miss my guest – she’s sold 300,000 of her self-published books!