I am honored to introduce our first guest blogger, Dawn Embers, and her extremely cool mutant hero, Noah. Dawn and Noah will be joining us again on Saturday for this week's Chat Party. ~J.D. Brown
Hello blog viewers. I am Dawn Embers, a fiction writer that also met Anastasia and JD on Writing.com. Yes, we're taking over blogger. (lol) I've been writing seriously for over 5 years but I was creating stories for fun with my imagination since I was 5 years old. My favorite genre is fantasy, in many different subgenres, but I'm not limited to the single genre. Not published yet, but am working on getting the first books in my mutant series ready to query. 5 other novels are in different stages of production as well.
Currently working on two mutant novels (different ones), one paranormal romance, steampunk world-building for novel, romance/erotica novella and potential dystopian. Fun stuff. Most are adult but I do some YA as well.
The character you get to meet today is from the adult mutant series, Rogues of Revolution. One book is written so far, and the rest will get an outline while I prepare book 1 to eventually query. The main character is Noah. For the character chat, I pulled him from the end of book 3, before book 4 in this series. I'll give his physical characteristics and then let him talk for himself so you can really get to know him.
Eyes: bright blue
Power: electricity (energy)
The rest is up to you, Noah.
Noah: Gee thanks. Um, Hi people out there. My name is Noah and yes, I do have a last name but it's not as safe for me to give mine with the revolution still going. It's hard to believe things have gone this far and to think how naive I was back in book one.
What am I supposed to talk about again?
Dawn: Yourself. Tell them about your powers and what happened so they don't get confused by the chat that happened.
Noah: Okay. So, I have this mutation. Both my parents had mutated DNA and that was furthered in me and my brother. Unlike my brother, however, is the fact that my so called powers aren't similar to Mom or Dad. I create and control energy, which is often seen as electricity. They used to always talk about the potential I had, or have. But I try not to use it as much as possible because I don't want to be used as a weapon. I don't want to hurt anyone.
It might sound cool to manipulate energy, to shock people or mess with lights of an entire city, but it's really not. Hurting someone, seriously and the risk of killing anyone makes it a nightmare that I wish I could wake up from. But I can't.
When I was younger, I was a bit more naive about the whole situation. I got a degree in physics and military science. The military was for my dad because I hate war and violence in general. I refused to join the military and the government regulated mutant group that my parents were both members for, which really pissed my father off. When giving a choice between working for them or the government directly, I chose to disappear instead. So, I have to be careful because there are people still looking for me, and many of the other mutants in the revolution. They call us rogues but they don't know how organized we really are.
For the last few years I've been a leader within the underground mutant revolution. We're fighting the government restrictions and the allowance for us mutants to be treated like we're not quite human. It's not easy and we have so far to go but no one is ready to give up yet even with the losses we've suffered... I've suffered.
Is this good enough? I don't want to talk about losing him.
Dawn: Okay. You can be done and I'll work on your first book soon for you doing this. Thank you Anastasia and JD for having us here and at the character chat. We had fun.