Thursday, April 25, 2013

April A to Z Characters: V

V is for Vayen.

Vayen is the MC in both Trust and Chain of Gray. If you won't tell my other characters, I'll admit that he's my all time favorite. We've been together for a very long time, have grown up together and gone through a lot of life changes (and name changes on both our parts).

He shares my humor and my love of a good drink after a long hard day. That's where I have to set myself apart though, because I haven't killed anyone, nor am I attracted to my boss even though I know it's a bad idea. (Nor have I ever been. Euw. I need better looking bosses or at least one I respect.) He might not be a nice guy, but he likes to think he does bad things with good results for the population at large. After all, someone has to get their hands dirty to make a difference.

In Trust, he starts off as a naive young man with an overwhelming job. He manages to grow into it and by the end of the story, make a name for himself. In fact, he might have done that job a little too well.

In Chain of Gray, his actions come back to haunt him. All the things he thought he'd tidied up so neatly have unraveled, dragging him and his family into chaos. Chaos comes in the form of Arpex amongst others. He really, really hates Arpex and the feeling is mutual.

Likes: A strong woman, good sex, having an important position of his own

Dislikes: Being manipulated, being a lab rat, and his family in danger


  1. I don't think I've had a character that long. LOL I did write a male character that i used in a short story in high school and then again after I got married. But he's been long since shelved.
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  2. I promise not to tell any of your other characters he's your favourite.

    1. Thank you. You have no idea how crazy they can get. Well, if you read some of the victims of the knife posts... Let's just say they can be vindictive.

  3. Those characters that have been with us the longest are awesome. When I finished my series I was very sad to think I'd never write a new story with my best friends again... but then I got the chance to work on a neat collaboration of short stories and am really enjoying hanging out with these characters again.... no... I'm not crazy... pay no mind to the voices in my head telling you otherwise......

    Happy A-Zing!

    1. Having recently written the end of the sequel, I can understand the missing writing new stories with our favorite characters. I did write a few notes for a possible third book just so he'd leave me alone while I concentrate on a few other novels until I get one of his published.


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