Keeping House Character Gallery: The Hunter Memories

Ah, the Hunter Fey, often dysfunctional, sometimes murderous, but they’re family whether they like it or not, including their dead. Yes, I’ve shared all the living Hunters in Keeping House with you and now we’ve reached the dead ones, the Memories, or Hunter haints as they’re often called. There are probably numerous memories wandering through the kingdom, but only four are a part of the second installment of the Appalachian Elementals series, so say hello to Queen Morag, King Duff, Douglas, and Lennox.

 

So what makes a Hunter haint different than other ghosts? First off, they’re Hunter Fey. They’ve been killed by a Hunter blade and with the king’s blessing, meaning the king wanted them to die. Yes, that’s how immortals are killed in this series, so no one is truly immortal, are they? Not really. And Hunter memories each have their own agendas. They’re lingering for a reason; they’ve unfinished business, someone they wish to protect, but more often they’ve lingered so they can take revenge on their killer. How do you get rid of a Hunter memory? Banishment will work, temporarily, but you’ll have to read to discover how Cent Rhodes and her crew manage to get rid of a few.

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 label 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: Morag Gow

Born/Died 1218/1603

Point of Origin: Scottish Highlands

Sexuality: heterosexual

Gender Identity: Cis

Pronouns: she/her

Quote: “Love richly so th’ pain of kingship’s bearable. Love so ye find peace an’ joy an’ balance.”

 

 

Name: Duff Gow

Born/Died 813/1603

Point of Origin: Scottish Highlands

Sexuality: predator vs prey

Gender Identity: Cis

Pronouns: he/him

Quote: “Ye have been a point of argument fer too long. Naemore.”

 

 

 

Name: Douglas Gow

Born/Died 1475/1603

Point of Origin: Scottish Highlands

Sexuality: predator vs prey

Gender Identity: Cis

Pronouns: he/him

Quote: “Yer Morag’s pet made Hunter. A test of Father’s new power an’ nae kin of mine aside from th’ Gow name.”

 

 

Name: Douglas Gow

Born/Died 1478/1603

Point of Origin: Scottish Highlands

Sexuality: predator vs prey

Gender Identity: Cis

Pronouns: he/him

Quote: “Dane’s nae in this memory, lassie. Douglas has ‘er occupied so Ah get tae do wit’ ye what Ah did afore.”

 

 

What’s next? Well, hold on tight because Sunday, June 30th, you’re going to meet two of the Medicaments, the caste of supernatural healers in Keeping House, Shannon (level 3) and Deedra (level 5).

 


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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