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Jun 5, 2012

Blog Tour: Guest Post by Naya Nikki (Familiar Ties)

Hi my loves! I'm back with another blog tour! Today, we have Naya Nikki, the author of Familiar Ties. She would be discussing her thoughts on her inspiration in giving life to a character. I'm not going to bore you with my nonsense words so just read on to know more about Naya Nikki's thoughts.

Guest Post

Giving life to a character is hard, for ‘Familiar Ties’ I picked on various features of people I know and my favourite TV show characters to breathe life into them. I needed to make sure people can relate to them, or knew someone like them. Characters need to have an effect on someone, whether it is a good thing or bad thing you want them to be remembered and have someone say ‘OMG I hate Jack for doing that’ or ‘I’m so happy Cassidy did that’. You want people to emote with your characters otherwise there is no point in writing them if they are going to be 2D and static because without great characters you won’t have a great book.

Thanks to Naya Nikki for giving us her insights about giving life to a character. I do agree on your thoughts about it. I believe that characters inside a book no matter what genre it is, should have an ounce of believability. It should be realistic enough to make the reader feel something about the character.

My review for Familiar Ties will be posted on the coming days.

Title: Familiar Ties
Author: Naya Nikki
Published Date: May 21, 2012 
Publisher: InkSpell Publishing
ISBN13 9780985011567

Book Blurb:

Max West is a widower raising Phoebe, his four-year-old daughter. Phoebe has to live with the fact that the day she was born is also the day of her mother's death. As her fifth year without her mother approaches, Phoebe finds solace in her godmother, Amy Riley, and her daughter, Grace Crawford, another single parent family.

Amy Riley is a successful fashion designer who spends most of her days raising her four-year-old daughter, Grace, while her wayward boyfriend is travelling the world making the next best film. As the fifth year without her best friend looms she finds comfort in her ex-boyfriend, Max, and his daughter, Phoebe.

These two “broken” families have a tough week to face as the dreaded day approaches. However through their past, present and debatable future will their choices affect the outcome both parents clearly want and are simply denying? Or will Phoebe and Grace lose the only “whole” family they have ever known?

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About the Author:
Naya Nikki is a student author who spends her time writing short stories and novels in between doing an English with Creative Writing degree at Nottingham Trent University. When not at university she lives at home in London with her parents and spends time with her parents and friends. Her hobbies include reading and shopping.

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