Character Book Club


The Carina Press authors are “Getting in Character”!

What book does your character love the most and why?

Daredevil chopper pilot Tara Ferris from Love Letters Volume 2: Duty to Please – H Is for Hotshot

When I was in third grade I had to do a book report on a famous woman. I checked out a book on Amelia Earhart and I was hooked. From that moment on, I knew I was destined to fly. In my early teens I found an old paperback copy of Judith Krantz’s Till We Meet Again. I totally wanted to be Freddy – a free-spirited female pilot who was every bit as brave as the man who loved her. Of course, Luke would tell you I just like to fly by the seat of my pants.

Love Letters Volume 2: Duty to Please is available now!


Award-winning actress Julie Fraser has always wanted to make people feel emotion. Comedy is her genre of choice, but the occasional serious role balances out her shining career.

Julie’s favorite book is an old romance novel she stole off her mom’s night table when she was a teenager. The book is called Perfect, by Judith McNaught. As it turned out, Julie was also the name of the heroine so she quickly took a special liking to the book and pictured herself playing that role on the big screen. In fact, the book had such an impact on Julie that she realized she wanted to touch other people with that kind of emotional power and decided to go that route as an actor.

Living Dangerously is available now!


Books are a rare thing in Anatar. Thanks to Jith, a waverider and good friend to Ilythra’s grandfather, Ilythra grew up surrounded by books. Jith faithfully gathered any he found and brought them to the island retreat where Ilythra and her grandfather lived.

Her favorite books to read were the ancient histories of Anatar and tales of the Siobani. Most of the books spoke of the Siobani as fictional characters, along with the Airydh—who are capable of magic, but she knew at least the Siobani were real. She loved to imagine what it would be like to live among the fabled people and to be a part of the legend.

Journey of Dominion is available now!


What is your favorite book? Tell us in the comments!

6 thoughts on “Character Book Club”

  1. Wow, I never thought about my characters’ favorite books…or even what genre they might read. Fun!

    My favorite books reflect the themes I like to write…Tale of Two Cities (for me) was about sacrificing for those you love. The Count of Monte Cristo was revenge, but also rebuilding yourself to be stronger, better, faster…you get the idea. ;) Pride and Prejudice has always been a favorite because I enjoy Austen’s wit.

    Fun topic, Dee J.! :)

  2. Dee J. says:

    Hi Anne Marie,
    I thought this was a cool question too. It’s just another layer of all our characters that help define them. Not something you’d normally think about, but fun to explore! Glad you popped in!

  3. It’s funny because when I read the question, I realized Ilythra loves books. Every chance she gets, she’s reading…and books are rare in Anatar.

    Anne Marie, I love Austen’s wit too!

    I don’t think I have a favorite book. Just like I don’t have a favorite child or flower. ; )

  4. Dee J. says:

    Hi Shawna,
    I think I have too many favorite books. It’s hard for me to choose. (I’ll admit that Julie’s favorite book is also one of my all time favs…funny how that happened, right? LOL) And I do happen to have a favorite child, but she also happens to be my only child, so I think I’m allowed.

  5. LOL. Dee, yup, I think that’s allowed. I often say I have a favorite curly redhead, favorite autumn gold girl, favorite seven year old boy–and girl, favorite teenage boy, favorite baby… you get the idea.

  6. Dee J. says:

    I bow down to your fertility. LOL. Some of us are made for more than one. (Like you… I on the other hand… not so much. LOL.)

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