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B. Jane Lawson – Guest Post & Giveaway


Today we have the pleasure of having debut Paranormal Romance author, B. Jane Lawson here with us at SVR to celebrate the release of her book, To The Cliffside – A Morganna Cork Novel!  She’s written up a guest post about who she thinks are some of the best written supporting characters in paranormal romance today. That’s an interesting topic! I always see lots of conversations online about main characters, so it’s great to see someone showing some love to the ever important supporting characters too. There’s also a giveaway with details listed at the end of the guest blog. Let’s give B. Jane a warm welcome. 🙂


Supporting characters can add a comedic, or horrific element to a book.  They are the perfect tool to draw someone out of their frame and force an action they may have otherwise been incapable of completing.  They can make worlds created by an author seem all too real.  So I’ve decided to list my favorite supporting characters from paranormal romance / urban fantasy novels.  They are my favorite because of their ability to act as a lever in the plot line as well as their unique, inimitable presence in their respective novels.

 1. Dani O’Malley. The Fever Series. Dani is a dynamo; she’s powerful and seen way more than she should at her young age. That’s because the Fae have taken over most of the world and killed a third of the population.   She’s got super-speed and skill well beyond her years. She reminds me of the little girl that is inside of us no matter how old we get.   Dani endears herself to MacKayla and ***semi spoiler alert*** the perfect plot twist surrounding her is the only reasonable character who can make us question the existence of shades of grey. I was very excited to learn Karen Marie Moning’s next book will be based around Dani.

 2. Sam Merlotte. Dead Until Dark.  Sam is the boss and friend we wish we all had. I’ve always been rooting for him to end up with Sookie (novel Sam, not HBO Sam).  He’s sweet and friendly and Merlotte’s is the perfect southern setting.   Sam is as steady as a rock in a Bon Temps where magical mayhem rules the day.

 3. Sebastian Vioget. The Rest Falls Away, The Gardella Vampire Chronicles. Sebastian is your consummate s***-starter and I love it.  He’s seductive,
handsome and of questionable integrity.  Nothing draws out a male lead better than someone as threatening as a Sebastian and his antics with Victoria are sizzling.

 4. Bump. Unholy Ghosts, Downside Ghosts Series.  Bump is a pimp, a drug dealer and gang leader.  He’s also incredibly tacky.  He’s the only one who holds the leash to the almighty Terrible, the most unlikely, but, to date, the most captivating imperfect hero I’ve read about.  Bump is the perfect pressure point in the book – what he wants to happen, happens.  Or else.  So, while Terrible may be trying to avoid Chess, Bump is the only character with power to overule that desire.


 Thanks B. Jane! 😀

Giveaway Details:

B. Jane Lawson has been gracious enough to supply two digital copies of her book, To The Cliffside for a couple of my lucky readers! Contest is open to Everyone.  I believe that B. Jane will be popping by to respond to comments or questions as she’s able, so feel free to ask her questions as well.

Question: Who are some of your favorite supporting characters in paranormal romance or urban fantasy and why?

For one entry: Please leave a comment with the answer to the question.  (+1 entry)

For extra entries:

I’m going to streamline this, so for each follow on twitter, facebook, goodreads or subscription to my blog, you can add an extra entry but be sure to let me know in your comment along with your username at each of them.

If you tweet about this contest, post it on facebook or post about it in your blog, for each link you provide, you get an extra entry.

  • Contest is open to Everyone and will run through November 2nd until 11:59pm. The winners will be posted here on November 3rd.
  • Please leave your email addy in your comment for me to contact you if you’ve won, but please post it like wilmaflinstone(at)boomshakalaka(dot)com so you don’t get any spam. If I haven’t heard back from the winner in 7 days, a new winner will be drawn from the eligible comments. Winners will be chosen on  by a random number generator. Good Luck everyone! :)

October 19, 2011 - Posted by | Contest, Guest Blogger, New Author, New Book Releases | , , , ,


  1. […] A Guest Post & Giveaway by B. Jane Lawson, debut Paranormal Romance author of To The Cliffside: A Morganna Cork Novel on […]

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  2. Welcome Jane to the blog. I am a reviewer for Judi. Please don’t enter me in your contest. I would love to read your book. It sounds very good. As for support characters. I loved Carlisle in Twilight. I think his character was pretty amazing. For him to be a vampire and become a doctor. That was pretty amazing. He trained himself to ignore the blood. I think they didn’t give us alot of background on him. Tori

    Comment by Tori | October 19, 2011 | Reply

  3. Urban fantasy and paranormal are new genre for me. I haven’t read enough such series to be familiar with secondary characters. I read Karen Moning’s Highlander series, but don’t remember any recurring secondary character. From what I have read in reviews and book blurbs, there are some interesting books and series out there that I need to explore.

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    Comment by librarypat | October 19, 2011 | Reply

  4. How do you even begin to have a say after all those wonderful supporting characters already listed. I think I might also include Jason Schuyler (sp?) from the Anita Blake series. He is an awesome friend and his antics always amuse or make you pause and think about his true feelings, adding so much to the series. Thank you for sharing B. Jane Lawson’s book and giveaway opportunity. I will admit I have been stalking this book a bit LOL I have signed up to follow you in the ways listed below. I was unable to find you on goodreads, but would love to follow your reviews and be friends there as well. If you could instruct me on how to find you – goodreads keeps giving me did you mean? LOL

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    Comment by Denise Z | October 19, 2011 | Reply

  5. Shamus in Devon Monks Allie Beckstrom series. Very intelligent, says what’s on his mind, mischievous and he looks out for Allie.

    Comment by wade2121 | October 19, 2011 | Reply

  6. All the best urban fantasies have a great supporting cast. I just finished the latest Gin Blanco book by Jennifer Estep and her supporting cast is fantastic. Gin’s foster brother, Finn and her dwarf friends Jo-Jo and Sophia always have her back and are interesting characters in their own right. Another series with a great supporting cast is the Kate Daniels series. Kate started out as a complete loner, but now, 5 books into the series, she has a large group of friends and supporters that she can count on, most especially her best friend Andrea, a hyena shifter who is going to star in her own book next year.

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    Comment by JenM | October 19, 2011 | Reply

  7. thanks for the giveaway!


    Comment by Zoey42 | October 25, 2011 | Reply

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