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Secondary Characters
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November 9 2016

Is the Secondary Romance on the Way Out?

Our blogger posed this very question after re-reading an old favorite where a heroine was getting her HEA... but within the pages of another book. Larissa Ione has a fairly famous secondary couple...
August 11 2016

When Will We Get Erik’s Story in Elizabeth Lowell’s Medieval Series ? We Already Did! (Kind Of)

Will Elizabeth Lowell's Erik and Serena Ever Get a Book? Back in 1993, and 1994 Elizabeth Lowell released a medieval series with three books, Untamed, Forbidden and Enchanted. Kelly Faircloth...
July 28 2016

Are You Still Looking for the Story of a Tertiary Character?

Earlier this week, we received an email from Reader Brenda. Brenda, like many of us, has been looking for the story of a tertiary character—a story she fears will never be written. If any...
June 23 2016

Grant Us a Boone: The Long-Awaited Couple of Lorelei James’ Unbreak My Heart

Lorelei James has a knack for creating anticipation in her readers. Thanks to her, Sierra and Boone—two teenagers on the sideline of one of her popular Rough Riders entries, Gone Country...
April 25 2016

Do You Ever Fall in Love with Secondary Characters More?

It doesn't happen often but it can happen, you're swimming along reading a great book... and suddenly you realize you're more in love with the secondary characters than you are with...
April 14 2015

What Fictional Servant Would You Want on Your Staff?

You're queen for a day! Romances (historical romances, in particular) are littered with memorable servants—from side characters like Celeste Bradley's Button, who was more confidante and...
January 30 2015

No Second Fiddles: Secondary Characters in J.D. Robb’s Vengeance in Death

This week, H&H celebrates the forthcoming release of the fortieth (!!!) book in J.D. Robb's In Death series, Obsession in Death. As part of the celebration, we're taking an in-depth...
November 17 2014

“I Like You Better Sober”: Shipping Haymitch/Effie (Hayffie) in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 Clip

Earlier today, Yahoo shared a clip from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 in which Haymitch asked the group for a time Katniss Everdeen genuinely moved them. Effie, in a much more reserved...
September 16 2014

5 Classic Secondary Couples from SEP, Kleypas, Brockmann, and More!

Secondary couples are often an opportunity for authors to take interesting risks; consequently, they're sometimes more memorable than the primary couple. Here are five secondary couples that have...
May 19 2014

The Man Who Wasn’t There: Memorable Offscreen Characters from Beverley, Balogh, Eagle, and More!

One of the fascinating aspects of Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca is how alive and present the title character is, even though she's dead and the story's narrator never met her. Her remembered...
January 2 2014

Nobody’s Second Fiddle: Great Secondary Characters

Today we're joined by author Elizabeth Boyle, whose If Wishes Were Earls has just been released, featuring a woman who can't forget a kiss she shared with a rakish earl—and the earl in...
March 1 2013

First Look: Alison Kent’s Second Chance Cafe (March 5, 2013)

Alison Kent Second Chance Café Montlake / March 5, 2013 /  $12.95 print, $4.99 digital Growing up, Kaylie Flynn was shuffled from foster home to foster home before being welcomed...
June 28 2012

Secondary Characters in Romance Novels Who Take the Lead: Which are Your Favorites?

Secondary characters in romantic fiction can absolutely make a book or series. Who can forget Jenks in Kim Harrison’s Hollows series? Or hasn’t followed the Wingmance: Number Twos Who Finish...
November 2 2011

Another Look at the Happily Ever After: Romantic Couples Revisited

In her October 25 post, “Outstaying Their Welcome: “When Romantic Couples Linger Too Long,” Elizabeth Vail declared, “If prequel characters have no specific purpose to...
October 25 2011

Outstaying Their Welcome: When Romantic Couples Linger Too Long

Ever have one of those couples you invite to an open house party, who are incredibly witty and entertaining for the first two to three hours, but grow less tolerable the longer they stay, and who continue...
July 21 2011

Older Women in Secondary Romances: Still Sexy After All These Years

Madeleine L’Engle once said, “I am still every age that I have been.” It seems that most romance readers agree with L’Engle, and have chosen the mid-20s as the age they prefer for identifying...
March 18 2011

Wingmance: Number Twos Who Finish First

The spotlight shines pretty bright when it comes to literary heroines and heroes. It doesn’t really matter if it’s the sexy Alpha Hero everyone wants to have for their own, or if it’s...
February 16 2011

When Historical Romance Readers Go Rogue (or Robb), Pt. 2

Cheryl, You asked about secondary characters in your last letter; I think the depth of the secondary characters is one of the things that has allowed J. D. Robb to continue this series as long...
February 15 2011

When Historical Romance Readers Go Rogue (or Robb), Pt. 1

Dear Cheryl, When you sent me Naked in Death and told me to read it, I was stunned.  We had both been reading solely historical romance for years and eschewed anything that was remotely...