How weird… I just looked at the reviews for An Elf for All Centuries on Goodreads. Why so many reviews from 2015? The novel was out of print by then. Yeah, perhaps people didn’t read it until then. Still, it freaks me out a bit because free copies were supplied on a Goodreads feed I never approved. A reader informed me of the nasty problem.
What I am not surprised is how people hated Fabion and did not finish the book. Hello, can we say character growth? I started out with a character so ridiculous that you had to know he’d change.
Guess Fabion didn’t change fast enough for some readers. That’s fine. Fabion needed to change on his time line. I couldn’t ruin his progress.
Fabion is very dear to me. He’s one of a kind, and I will never write a character of his nature ever again. He broke my mental mode.
Although Amando from Temptation of the Incubus (MLR Press) comes close. Even Sam Devine from Divine Devine’s Love Song (Dreamspinner) is in the same league—although he knows he’s a rogue scoundrel. Still, his heroic nature battles to save the day.
I write my best when I aim for over the top characters. That is not easy. Those characters need to speak to me. Unless they create a connection to me, I can’t find them.