Keeping House Character Gallery: Hunters 13-14

King critical or king positive? The choice will save or end your immortal life. Keeping House Character Gallery: Hunters 13-14;  Meet Bonnie and Sissy Gow – King Dane’s vastly different but equally problematic wives.

I’ve recently redesigned my website in somewhat coordination with the upcoming release of Keeping House and want to share my first post in a highly-visual series of character designs, beginning with a few of the Hunter fey. Ignore their expressions or lack thereof and try to read what’s beneath that, if you’re able. Or, if you think you understand fey, you know they hide beneath expressions: disdain, neutrality, or distant amusement might cloak happiness, ill intent, or something even more sinister. The rest… well, read their bios and try to discern if they’re King Critical or King Positive, but choose carefully. Your life might be at stake.

Keeping House: An Appalachian Paranormal Fantasy, novel two in the Appalachian Elementals series will be released on July 8th, 2019, and in preparation for the release, I’m sharing my characters gallery, my rogues’ gallery of sorts (seriously, many of them warrant the title of rogue) in groups of 2-6. The overall gallery is very much a labor of love. It’s where I’ve gone when I didn’t know what came next, what one my of my characters might be thinking, how they might react. It’s where I’ve been honing my design skills for the past year.

Beside each character image, you’ll learn a bit about them, including their ages, occupations, gender identity and sexuality. Why the last two? Well, Keeping House is queer fantasy as much as it’s Appalachian Fantasy, meaning the main character, Cent Rhodes is queer and many but certainly not all of her friends identify somewhere along the LGBTQIA+ spectrum. As for the Hunters… Yes, a lot of them identify as queer if only because King Dane is drawn to those like herself, meaning queer people.

On to the gallery.

Name: Bonnie Gow

Age: 225 (B: 1794)

Point of Origin: Kilkenny, Ireland

Sexuality: Bisexual

Gender Identity: Cis

Pronouns: she/her

Married to: Dane Gow

Occupation: minor witch, Hunter queen

Quote: “You better hold tight to that weddin’ band your wearin’ ’cause Dane’s mine.”


Name: Sissy Gow

Age: 65 (B:1954)

Point of Origin: Flatlick, Kentucky

Sexuality: Lesbian

Gender Identity: Cis

Pronouns: she/her

Married to: Dane Gow

Occupation: opera singer, Hunter queen

Quote: “Bonnie said you’d hate my singin’, that you only liked screamo death metal.”


Right now, the ebook version of Cleaning House, the first installment in the Appalachian Elementals series, is available for only $.99, so get your copy now.

Cleaning House is available at Amazon, Kobo, Smashwords, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, and most other ebook retailers.

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