Monday, May 9, 2016

Meet Grayce Walters and Friends


Congratulations to "Joan V.", the winner in Jacki's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!

I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite people. No, they aren’t family members or friends. They aren’t readers, either, although romance readers are definitely some of my favorite folks! The special people I’d like to introduce you to are the characters from my contemporary romantic suspense series. 


Grayce Walters – DVM and animal acupuncturist, she shares an empathic connection with animals; reluctant Seattle sleuth; not-so-secret passion for stilettos

Captain Ewan Davis – Fire inspector who’s hot enough to arouse flames of passion in Grayce Walters

James – Grayce’s gay, cross-dressing best friend and karate master who can take bad guys down as long as he doesn’t ruin his hair

Hollie Thomas – Grayce’s feisty, tattooed office assistant, girl gamer, former homeless teen

Nick Welby – U.S. Marine Sergeant working to overcome PTSD, along with this canine bomb-sniffing partner, Talley the Golden Retriever

Aunt Aideen – Ewan Davis’s colorful, eccentric aunt, self-proclaimed psychic and beloved busybody

Maddy Jeffers – Hardcore U.S. Marine who discovered her softer side, thanks to fellow military hero Hunter Hines

Hunter Hines – U.S. Marine whose life was dedicated to fighting terrorism…until he fell in love and discovered there’s more to life than duty

Mitzi – Ewan Davis’s anything-but-standard black standard poodle

Although they are fictional, I’ve gotten well acquainted with Grayce and her unconventional crime-fighting accomplices over the course of four books—so much so that they make daily appearances in my life. When shopping, I often wonder if James would approve of my fashion choices. While dressing for a night on the town, I think how envious Grayce would be of my new strappy high heels. When leading children’s tours through Pike Place Market, I imagine waving to Hollie and Nick, out walking Talley. 

I think that’s the appeal of series. Spending time with the same characters again and again allows readers—and authors—to develop a unique kind of relationship with them. Although they exist only on paper, they come alive in our imaginations and hearts. 

You can meet the entire cast of characters in The Grayce Walters Romantic Suspense Series box set, now available at online retailers. This four-book collection includes An Inner Fire, Women Under Fire, Men Under Fire and Marriage Under Fire.

Giveaway:
For a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card, share a few of your favorite fictional friends. Just leave a comment with the character’s name and the series, in case other readers want to “meet” them!


Jacki Delecki is a bestselling romantic suspense writer. Delecki’s Grayce Walters series, which chronicles the adventures of a Seattle animal acupuncturist, was an editor’s selection by USA Today. The Code Breakers, Delecki’s Regency romantic suspense series, hit number one on Amazon. Both acclaimed series are available for purchase at http://www.JackiDelecki.com. To learn more about Jacki and her books and to be the first to hear about giveaways visit her website where you can sign up for her newsletter. Follow her on FB—Jacki Delecki; Twitter @jackidelecki.


Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST May 10th. Please supply your email in the post. You may use spaces or full text for security. (ex. jsmith at gmail dot com) If you do not wish to supply your email, or have trouble posting, please email maureen@justromanticsuspense.com with a subject title of JRS GIVEAWAY to be entered in the current giveaway.


18 comments:

  1. Lucy in All Good Deeds series by Stacy Green.
    Jan

    Janet_kerr@msn dot com

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    1. Hi Janet,
      Thanks for commenting. Not familiar with the series. But love the title of the series. Need to check it out. All my best. Jacki

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  2. I'd have to go with the Demons from Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworlds series

    ahui89 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Hi Ada, Somehow I need to use your line. "I'd have to go with the Demons." LOL
      All my best.
      Jacki

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  3. Ned Stark from the series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE by George RR Martin is one of the noblest characters I have 'met'. Brienne from the same series is a great favorite too.


    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Hi Mary,

      Haven't read George Martin in awhile. Now you have me intrigued by the hero Ned Stark. Love his name too. LOL
      Thanks for commenting.

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  4. Kate O'Hare and Nicholas Fox from Janet Evanovich/Lee Goldberg's Fox and O'Hare series. jmvarner50@hotmail.com

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    1. Hi Joan,
      I also love the series...keep waiting for a bit more "heat" between them, but I'm not sure I've read the latest. Hope you have a great day. And thanks for coming over. J

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  5. The VonBrandts from Krystal Shannan's series.

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    1. Hi Colleen,

      Thanks for the comment. By reading everyone's favorite books and characters, I realize I have a lot of reading to do. Not sure when I'd find to write. LOL Have a great day. Jacki

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  6. Darcy

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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    1. Hello,
      Not familiar with Darcy. Sure love Mr. Darcy. Especially Colin Firth playing Mr. Darcy.
      All my best.
      Jacki

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  7. Chloe & Sawyer from Jill Shalvis' Lucky Harbor series

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    1. thebigbluewall77 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  8. Hi Anita,

    Thanks for the comment. Jill Shalvis is a favorite too. Sending all my best.
    Jacki

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  9. Dear Maureen,

    Thanks for hosting me on Just Romantic Suspense. Always great to be here.
    Jacki

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  10. I love Tessa and Bryan from Erin Nicholas' Getting His Way. cbqtie82@yahoo.com

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  11. Hi Jacki, just read your blog and wanted to agree, my characters become so real to me that they kind of write the book for me. I also assign actors in my mind for each character and this makes them come to life. One of my minor characters I have cast as John Wayne. He lets me know if I'm writing something that he wouldn't say or do... Thanks for sharing.

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