Characters who are willing to make hard choices and to fight for what they believe in make it easier for the reader to root for them. Especially in commercial fiction, meaning mysteries, romances, SciFi, fantasy, thrillers, suspense, etc., all fall under the heading of commercial fiction where readers want the protagonist to struggle and overcome obstacles. We want characters that are going to do what we might secretly wish we’d do in the same situation.
In the Invisible Recruit series I’ve created several characters, most notably Alex Noziak in INVISIBLE MAGIC and the upcoming INVISIBLE POWER novels, who must fight for what they believe in, with choices that are less than easy. Alex, as a part-witch/part-shaman is often forced to embrace what she values most for the sake of a greater good, or for the sake of others. She does what I as a reader would hope I would/could do faced with impossible situations.
How about you? Who are your favorite story characters? Have you ever wondered why they resonate for you?
Invisible Magic by Mary Buckham
Book #1 in the Invisible Recruit series
Hidden from a world unaware of magic, a recently and only partially trained group of operatives known as the Invisible Recruits are the only ones willing to stand between mankind and those powerful preternatural factions seeking to change the balance of power and gain world domination.
Alex Noziak, part witch/part shaman, anticipates facing dangerous preternaturals out for blood . . not fashion week. But when the rookie agent is sent undercover to find out who, or what, is behind a series of world-wide thefts of top-secret intelligence, Alex tangles with the Seekers.
Seekers hunt gifted human individuals like Alex and her squad whose rare powers can keep the balance between human and nonhuman squarely on the side of the humans. Her simple assignment turns into a battle of survival for everyone involved when she crosses Bran, a mysterious warlock, who might be her only ally or worst enemy.
To save the innocent, Alex must call upon her untested abilities, but at what cost?
Currently she is neck-deep into writing an Urban Fantasy series centered around five women drafted to combat preternatural beings agitating for world domination. The INVISIBLE RECRUIT series combines a fantasy/paranormal element with high stakes and the pace of action adventure stories. Mary loves creating thrills, spills and spells as she follows the ups and downs of fascinating characters starting with Alex Noziak, the heroine of INVISIBLE MAGIC, INVISIBLE FATE and INVISIBLE POWER.
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