Secondary Characters with Guest Wendy Ely

Wendy Ely is one of the authors in the Romance Super Bundle, along with Dale Mayer, me and 7 other writers! I enjoyed her story and admired her professionalism. I’m happy to welcome her to MM!

MidnightSecondary Characters! We can love them or hate them, huh? I love these “back-up” characters when they do what I want them to and don’t try to take over the book. Sometimes while writing, the character’s personality is so bright and engaging, it’s really hard to pull back the character back out of the spotlight.

And that is exactly what happened with Allison from Confessions.

While writing Chelsea’s story, her sister, Allison, almost stole the show. Let me tell you… Allison is spunky. She is a loud mouth! She doesn’t do well with taking no for an answer. She goes for what she wants and believes in.

So what did I do?

I yanked her by the hair out of Chelsea’s spotlight in Confessions and dropped her right into the heroine spot in Midnight Secrets. She quickly became one of my favorite characters to write and she’ll have many appearances in The Desert Secret Series books.

Can you think of a secondary character you’d like to know better? From a book or a TV show?

Confessions blurb:

ConfessionsCan Chelsea and Jordan find their child, and rediscover each other?

When Chelsea Montgomery vanished eleven years ago, her hometown thought she’d been abducted. In truth, she’d given up the daughter she’d secretly had with Jordan Case.

Now he confronts her to help find the child. With a little girl’s fate hanging in the balance, will the uneasy partnership — stained by the past — transform into something else?

Buy Confessions here:
And book two (Midnight Secrets) here:

About the author:
Wendy Ely is an award-winning, best selling author who writes some romantic suspense, really hot stories, and the wonderful happily-ever-after. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her own real-life hero, three teenagers, and two crazy cats. When she isn’t busy writing new stories, she enjoys time outdoors by taking trips to the hot desert or swimming at the lake.
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You can find Wendy on the Internet at the following places: Facebook | Twitter | Blog | Amazon author page

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5 Responses to Secondary Characters with Guest Wendy Ely

  1. Edie Ramer says:

    Wendy, welcome to MM! I love great secondary characters. In my Rescued Hearts books, quite a few secondary characters are cats and dogs. When I finished my last book, Christmas at Angel Lake, I told my writer friends that a favorite character for the readers will be the dog in the story. 🙂

  2. Dale Mayer says:

    Hi Wendy! Welcome to MM! Nice to have you. 🙂

    I do have to watch secondary characters taking over my books. Sometimes I let them – at least let them think they are taking over – then pull the rug out from under them and put them back in place.

    The one that comes to my is Mosey in It’s a Dog’s Life. That boy just wouldn’t stay in the background! 😉
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  3. marilynbrant says:

    Wonderful to have you here on MM, Wendy!!
    I enjoyed reading about your stories ;).
    As for secondary characters, sometimes they’re the ones that are responsible for keeping me hooked on watching a TV show — like the character “Klaus” in The Vampire Diaries, who later went on to star in the spin-off show The Originals — or they’re the ones who actually reeled me into a piece of literature in the first place — like “Mercutio” in Romeo and Juliet, LOL.
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  4. Welcome to MM, Wendy!

    I love secondary characters, too. Some of my favorites are in the British TV series New Tricks, where the main character’s side kicks are really so outstanding, I’d watch it for them, alone. And another British series, Death in Paradise, where the secondary characters give such originality to the series, it makes it. I think another example is Abby from NCIS. She started out a secondary character, but she’s grown into one of the main characters through force of personality.

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