Thursday, 30 December 2010

Character Spotlight ~ Colton Neeley & Piper Blum

Colton & Piper

Ronie Kendig is a brilliant writer whose books continue to amaze me! Combining action, adventure, emotional depth and authenticity, great characterisation and a love story that will touch your heart, you simply can't go wrong. Her latest Digitalis is all that and more.

Enjoy this insight into Colton and Piper:~

Brief physical description

Colton – 6’2”, 225 lbs, but all muscle, dark brown hair, blue eyes. A cowboy from his southern charm to his black Cattle Baron.

Piper – 5’11”, lean build, very “willowy”, with long blond hair and green eyes. There is nothing complicated about her, save her past.

Actor/famous person

For Colton, I think John Cena, and for Piper…maybe one of the sweeter images of Gwyneth Paltrow, with her long, straight honey-colored hair.

Strengths and weaknesses

Colton – His strength is his belief in God, and his weakness is his tendency to hold back for fear of failing and getting hurt.

Piper – Piper’s strength is grace, and her weakness is her sweetness, which puts her in precarious situations.

Quirk (if any)

Colton’s quirk…when he gets frustrated or flustered, he tends to slip into his cowboyisms, which irritate him all the more, making him do it even more. :)

Your inspiration for the character

My inspiration for Colton…is the classic cowboy with some fire in his belly but more charm that he knows what to do with. Colton just leapt to life when the Nightshade series opened up, and he’s been a backbone for the group ever since.

I knew when I crafted Colton it would take a lady of grace and strength to win this guy over, and thus, Piper emerged from anonymity at Hastings Department store.

Background to the story

Former Force Recon soldier, Colton “Cowboy” Neeley is recovering from two months in captivity and enjoying his role as Nightshade’s sniper that affords him time to both recover and be with his little girl.

Piper Blum is hiding in the US from assassins who want her and her family—and the secret her father holds—to disappear permanently.

When the killers bring the war to Colton’s home and murder his father, he’s ready to end this once and for all. Nightshade is activated and propelled straight into the heart of the Holy Land to snatch-and-grab her father and bring the secret he holds to light.

Thanks Ronie ~ always a great spotlight from you. Colton is one of my all time favourite characters ;-)

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Lena Nelson Dooley said...

I just started reading this book today, and I'm having a hard time putting it down when I need to do something else.

Rel said...

I understand! How about that opening scene, Lena - oh, my, that got my heart pumping :)

Sara said...

I adore your character spotlights!! Especially, when they are characters I love. I have a feeling that Colton is going to be my favorite of the Nightshade team.

Ronie Kendig said...

Thanks so much, Rel, for hosting Piper & Colton.

Lena & Sara--y'all are awesome. I hope you LOVE Colton's story. I sure had a blast writing it. :-D

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