Keeping House Character Gallery: The Elementals #2 Pyre

Tomorrow I’ll be celebrating Keeping House’s release into the world, but today, I’m still sharing the Character Gallery and this is my second post of the day.

Counting down the days, counting down the characters. The elementals 5-1.

We’re closing in on July 8th, Keeping House release day, and as such we’ve reached the last bit of the Character gallery, the elementals. Earlier today, you met Exan. Now comes Pyre. Most fitting name, isn’t it? Fire warms and keeps us alive. Fire kills. Fire cooks our food. Fire burns and scars us. Pyre also flirts, loves to dance, is excitable, and is flame over coals in love with their girlfriend Betty, a Human physical medium.


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). 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 elementals like Pyre… Please read the notes below.

On to today’s addition to the gallery.

Prereading notes: Elementals have no gender, and all elementals are capable of shapeshifting into whatever form they wish, but they often take human-like forms when their lovers/ companions are Humans. This is the form represented in the gallery.

Name: Pyre

Age: 350 million years of hot energy

Element: Fire

True form: Pillar of fire

Tendencies: excitable, flirtatious, hard to stop once they get going, rageful when their flames are fanned

Pronouns: they/them

Current love: Betty Holub

Quote: “I’ve so missed having someone to share the nights with.”

Note: Why does Pyre appear as a redheaded young man? Think on it a minute. Red, fire, that’s easy enough. Young because they’re excitable and love play. And I’ve heard freckles called sun kisses or licks so…


What’s next? Tomorrow is release day so you’ll meet Stowne, the chief elemental of Embreeville Mountain. Keeping House is set in their realm after all.

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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