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Posted by on Feb 15, 2011 in Contests, Guest Post | 150 comments

Guest Post and Giveaway from author Jeaniene Frost

What you know, or who you know?

Like most authors, long before I ever started writing, I was an avid reader. I also love to sit on my couch and watch TV (if you’re noticing a sedentary trend…you’re right!). So with all these three-plus decades of reading and chilling out in front of the TV, you’d think I’d be pretty familiar with what rings my bell and why, but it was only in the past couple years that I figured it out.

I could use examples from books to illustrate this, but because it’s impossible for me to pick a favorite, nor do I want another author to feel like I’m singling him/her out for criticism, I’ll use two TV shows I’m currently following: Merlin and Supernatural. Yes, both shows debuted years ago, but deadlines have gotten me behind on my TV-watching, so cut me a break ;-).

Supernatural is a show set in modern times with two brothers, Dean and Sam, who hunt evil creatures that go bump in the night – or day. Considering I write about a half-vampire who hunts vampires and ghouls, this is SO up my alley. The dialog on Supernatural is witty, there’s action in every episode, the lead actors are hot (call me shallow, but that’s a plus for me) and the show features paranormal beings of all kinds. Win, win, win. But…it’s not my favorite of the two series, and here’s why. Aside from Dean and Sam, there are very few other recurring characters (so far at least; I’m only done with the first season). Each episode, Dean and Sam meet new people, end up fighting a paranormal being of some kind, and then drive off in their muscle car never to see those other people again. I’m entertained when I watch the show – and sometimes spooked, too, which I count as a plus – but I don’t feel rabid about watching the next episode. There’s just not enough for me to plug into, and that’s because of my preference as a viewer.

Merlin is a show that takes the familiar Arthurian/Camelot legend and turns it on its ear, making the sagacious character of Merlin into a bumbling teenage boy still trying to figure out his abilities. Likewise, the noble and unfailingly fair Arthur is portrayed as a spoiled young prince who vacillates between acting like a “prat,” as Merlin often calls him, and showing flashes of true greatness. King Uther, Arthur’s father, rules Camelot with a mercilessness that would make Alice in Wonderland’s Red Queen weep with jealousy. Guinevere is not a noblewoman in this version, but Morgana’s maidservant, so she’s treated by many people as a second-class citizen. Speaking of Arthur’s half sister, Morgana, she starts the series as being kind to a fault and oppressed by her “protector” Uther. Morgana has an ally in the court physician, Gaius, who has also taken Merlin under his wing. There’s even a talking dragon that is at turns wise and callous.

The Arthurian tale is one that’s fascinated me since I was a child, to the point where the first book I started – but never finished – is set around this legend. I researched the era extensively, so I can assure you that there’s almost nothing historically accurate about Merlin. The weapons don’t reflect what was common in 5th century Britain, neither does the clothing, their manner of speaking doesn’t attempt to be authentic, everyone’s clean and has all their teeth, they eat with forks (not invented until hundreds of years later!) and I could go on. I spent the first episode bitching about all these inaccuracies until my husband gave me one of those “Will you please zip it, I’m trying to watch” looks and I zipped it because occasionally, I try to be a nice wife *wink*.

And yet, after the first few episodes, I became addicted to this show. I watched season one on Netflix Instant and then ran out and bought season two because I couldn’t stand to wait the three weeks it would take for Netflix to send me the first DVD of it. After I watched the entire second season in a week (never fear, I only watched it at night after I finished my writing for the day!) I then bought the first four episodes of season three on iTunes because apparently, it started a month ago and I want to get current before the next new episode.

Why the addiction? Well, it’s certainly not because of the show’s adherence to historical accuracy, lol. Plot holes aren’t unheard of, either. But the characters, oh, they shine for me*. Arthur and Merlin have great chemistry, making their friendship and bantering in the face of very different circumstances somehow feel authentic. Guinevere breaks your heart and makes you root for her because she’s so sincere and she tries so hard. Uther, I love to hate. He’s such a raging [censored] that when he received some comeuppance in the form of a female troll, I clapped and hooted at the TV like a crazy person. Morgana seems tragically destined for evil, but you can see how her circumstances make her who she is, and so even as I’m hoping she fails, I feel her pain. Gaius tries to hold his makeshift family together while hiding most of what they’re doing from Uther’s deadly notice. Even the dragon can be endearing, though he’s crafty and you’re never sure whether or not he’s trustworthy.

In short, I am totally invested in these characters, and that’s what makes the series for me. Just like when I’m reading, characters will make or break a book. I can read a novel with the most scintillating plot, the best twists, action, suspense, or romance galore, yet if I don’t feel connected to the characters, my response will be an inevitable “meh.” Give me a book with characters that feel so real, I almost expect them to pop up behind me while I’m reading, and I will rave about that book to my friends even if I have issues with other aspects of the story. Give me a book with jump-off-the-page characters and a great plot, and that author goes on my auto-buy list for every book he/she writes.

All readers (or TV watchers and movie-goer) have their own likes and dislikes, but characters reign supreme for me. Because of that, it’s probably no surprise that when I write, my plot forms and evolves from the characters instead of the other way around. I know this style won’t mesh with every reader, nor will all readers connect with my characters the way I hope they do, but because of my deeply-rooted preference, I can’t do it any other way. For me, whether in books, TV, or movies, it’s not the “what” that matters most. It’s the “who.”

*Your mileage may vary, of course.

-Jeaniene Frost


We want to thank Jeaniene for her guest post. As long time followers know, we are both huge Supernatural fans but we’ve also watched several episodes of Merlin and believe it’s worth checking out. Jeaniene will be setting out on a book signing tour this month to promote her latest release, This Side of the Grave. Head over to her website to find out if Jeaniene will be in your area.

If you’re not lucky enough to have Jeaniene visit your area, we have good news. Jeaniene is offering one lucky winner a copy of This Side of the Grave!

This Side of the Grave (Night Huntress, book 5)

Danger waits on both sides of the grave…Half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her vampire husband Bones have fought for their lives, as well as for their relationship. But just when they’ve triumphed over the latest battle, Cat’s new and unexpected abilities threaten to upset a long-standing balance…

With the mysterious disappearance of vampires, rumors abound that a species war is brewing. A zealot is inciting tensions between the vampires and ghouls, and if these two powerful groups clash, innocent mortals could become collateral damage. Now Cat and Bones are forced to seek help from a dangerous “ally”—the ghoul queen of New Orleans herself. But the price of her assistance may prove more treacherous than even the threat of a supernatural war. …to say nothing of the repercussions Cat never imagined.

For more information visit Jeaniene’s website

Are you new to The Night Huntress series? If you are and you’re chosen as our winner, you have the option of a copy of This Side of the Grave OR a copy of Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, book 1). This giveaway is open to international followers. Here is how to enter.

1. Answer this question in a comment: Who are some of your favorite character? They can be your favorite books or TV shows.
2. Leave your email address in your comment. If your email is on your profile that fine.

Winner will be announced on February 23rd and will have 3 days to respond to our email (or message us at with their shipping information or another winner will be chosen. Good luck everyone and remember, This Side of the Grave hits bookstores on February 22nd!


About Stephanie G

Stephanie is a Paranormal Haven co-creator & reviewer. She loves coffee, Supernatural & most importantly, paranormal romance & urban fantasy books. Connect with her on: Facebook - Twitter - Goodreads


  1. I have been watching Supernatural since the beginning (Team Dean). I agree with the constant stream of new characters. Right now I have been watching Being Human and I really like this show. I think it will be a keeper . Can’t wait for This Side of the Grave.

  2. ohhh I love this series.
    ok some of my fav characters from TV would be: House, Jane from Mentalist, and the guy from Lie to Me whose name escapes my mind.
    I love their brains (no I am not a zombie) or really I guess I love their writers the most.

    terilhack at

  3. I love Patch from Hush Hush! my email : onutzyk_93@yahoo(dot)com

  4. My favorite tv characters are Susan from Desperate housewives and Sue from glee.
    My favorite book character is Edward from Twilight.
    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

    artgiote at gmail dot com

  5. My favorite book character is Kate Daniels from Ilona Andrews’ series. I love her snarkiness.

  6. Thanks for the giveaway. One of my favorite characters is Johnny Drama from Entourage.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  7. Some of my favorite characters are Stefan and Damon from The Vampire Diaries and I love Spike from Buffy.

  8. I’m always looking for new authors and series to read, these sound good! My favorite characters are The Winchester boys from Supernatural, love Sam and Dean!

  9. Ugh, will you kill me if I tell you my favorite character is Cat? I know it sounds a bit cheesy, like I’m trying to win you guys over, but I swear to god I’m not! I’m re reading Destined for an Early Grave for the fricking fourth time! I just love her!!

    ANYWAYS! A character in a T.V.Show I adore would have to be Dr. Gregory House, Meridith Grey + Christina Yang… Yes, they are all doctors I noticed. Oh also WILLOW!!!

  10. As far as TV goes, I love House & Chase from House and Damon & Caroline from The Vampire Diaries.


  11. Mon Dieu, thank you for the giveaway. I can’t wait until next week to read TSofG and believe it or not, I’ve been counting the days since december =)
    So I think it’s not a big suprise that my favourite characters are Cat and Bones. I love them and I bless Jeaniene Frost every day for creating their characters 🙂
    But I also like Wrath and Bath from Black Dagger Brotherhood, Anita Blake and Jean-Claude from Anita Bake series and Tess and Aidan from You Can’t Hide by Karen Rose.
    Thank you again,

  12. One of my favorite book characters is Rachel Morgan from the Hollows series by Kim Harrison.

  13. I have so many favorites! Other than Cat and Bones, I love Kate Daniels and Curran, Mercy and Adam (Patricia Briggs) and Jane Yellowrock. I love strong female characters! Great post and thanks for the contest!


  14. My favorite TV characters is Eric, Alcide from True Blood.

    Book characters oh boy this could be a long list lol, Acheron, Tory, Wren,Cassandra,Vane,Bride, Wraith,Beth,Maddox,Ashlyn,Eldion,Tayla.


  15. I have not read this series yet, but it’s on my wish list. A favorite character that comes to mind is Nix from Kresley Cole’s IMD series. Nix keeps me laughing.

  16. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Cat and Bones are my favorite characters ever….they are hotness personified.
    I ADORE this series, so many sexy moments, awesome fight scenes, sexy secondary characters, sexy moments, sexy moments, fight scenes…AWESOMENESS!!!!!
    Bring it on……..

  17. Wow, these are some great answers. I have a lot as well. For me though, some characters I love would be:
    -Sheldon (from The Big Bang Theory)
    -The Winchester Brothers (especially Dean)
    -Sue (from Glee)
    -Cat & Bones (from Night Huntress series)
    -Kate Daniels & Curran as well (from the Kate Daniels series)
    -Barrons (from Fever series)
    -Drustan and Dageus (twins from the Highlander series)

    and many many more LOL!

    drharleyquinn87 (at) gmail (dot) com

  18. My favorite character is probably Bartimaeus from the Bartimaeus Trilogy. I just love everything about him.

    rexreadingrobot at gmail dot com

  19. my absolute one favourite tv character is Dr. Gregory House from House. he doesn’t take any crap and he’s snarky, and he does things his own way. if i had to have a second favourite, it would be Cal Lightman from LIE TO ME, because, well, he’s just the same only he can tell if you’re lying or not.

  20. Well since I’m a huge True Blood fan, how could I not say Eric Northman?

    Obviously Cat & Bones are great, but I’ve recently gotten into Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter series and LOVE Elena, Raphael, Venom and Illium!

    I could go in and on with this list but i won’t.


    Thanks for the chance to win! So excited for this book!!

  21. Favorite!?!?
    Well Bones of course… That Vamp is just way to freakin hot for his own good… I would love to be Cat just for a day (Lucky girl)…
    aaaaahhhhhhh Bones *daydreaming*
    Oh, wait what was I doing.. Oh ya contest!!
    Thank you for a chance to win,
    Kelly M

  22. Oh so many characters that I absolutely love, especially book characters. Bones from Jeaniene’s books of course. He’s just an awesome, unbroody vampire. Those are so hard to come by. Most of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, especially Vishous and Zsadist. Hermione Granger, the first really smart girl I read. She showed that being bookish will always trump popular because bookish can save your butt in a tight spot. Harry Dresden, smart-ass wizard extrordinaire. Kisten from Kim Harrison’s Hollows series. The Montgomery Brothers from Jude Deveraux’s books. I could go on, but I’ll stop now with a TV character, the ruggedly handsome Rick Castle.

  23. Hmmm, on the old Telly, I’d have to say my favorite character would have to be Moulder from the X-Files? Man he was sexy, dark and slightly crazy…and I like that in a man! Bahaha!

    As far as favorite characters in books??? UMMM, I have two! Dorian from Richelle Mead’s Dark Swan Series. I like him because he is SO strong and willing! AND I adore Valak from Maria Snyder’s Studies Series, who doesn’t like an assassins who is UNDEFEATABLE! Swoon!

  24. My all time favorite character is Anita Blake from Laurell Hamilton’s Anita Blake Series. My favorite movie character has to be Eric from True Blood.

    emial address is jacque_wearing @

  25. Bones and Cat obviously, also Vlad, I just love him! From other book series: Nïx, Bowen and Mariketa from Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark, Dimitri from Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy, Acheron, Wren and Fang from Dark Hunters, Glory from Gerry Bartlett’s Real Vampires, Eric from Charlaine Haris’s Southern Vampire Mysteries, Shane from Rachel Caine’s The Morganville Vampires, Niko, Renata and Kade from Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breed, Zsadist from J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood… Can’t think of much more right now.
    TV shows:
    Spike from Buffy, Katherine from The Vampire Diaries, Bo and Kenzi from Lost Girl… non supernatural: Castle from Castle, Cappie from Greek, Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory…

    I guess that’s enough. My e-mail is beatrizongaro (at) gmail (dot) com

    Thanks for doing this open for international readers! 🙂

  26. Love, Love, Love your books! While I am a fan of Cat and Bones, the character that won me over the first time he was introduced was Vlad and Mencheres! Excellent books! Also like the series by Karen Moning – Dark Fever. Keep the series, and spinoffs, coming, Jeaniene Frost!

  27. I love Supernatural!!! Especially since Castiel arrived, the story became much better!!
    And I ADORE Jeaniene´s books!!!! I love Bones.. *sigh* And Vlad!! Counting days to This Side of the Grave! I just finished re-reading all the previous books, they were sooooo good..

  28. I can think of sooo many characters so I’ll just list some of my favorite vampires.

    In terms of TV:
    Barnabas Collins (Dark Shadows)
    Henry Fitzroy (Blood Ties)
    Angel, Spike, and Drusilla(Buffy/Angel)
    Eric (True Blood)

    In terms of books, I’d say:
    Lestat and Louis (Anne Rice)
    Dracula (Bram Stoker)
    Vladimir Todd (Heather Brewer)


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  30. My favorite character is Spike from Buffy the vampire slayer. Bones kinda reminds me of him. I also like Eric from True blood and Mitchell from Being Human.. lots of vampires I know 😛
    my email:

  31. I love so much Jeaniene Frost’s books, and actually my all time favourites are Cat and Bones themselves. Besides them I really love Rose and Dimitri (Vampire Academy) and am a huge fan of the Kenzie-Gennaro couple by Dennis Lehane.

    sznikka AT gmail DOT com

  32. Of course I have lots of favorite characters, Cat and Bones among them, but since you brought up Merlin and the King Arthur legend, my favorite treatment of this material is from Mary Stewart’s Merlin series, starting The Crystal Cave. Told from Merlin’s point of view, this 4 book series is just total awesome. Made me spend an entire summer researching the Arthurian legend and Cornwall, and made me love Merlin and his magic. It’s a series from the 1970’s that’s worth dusting off and rereading.

  33. My favorite book characters are Cat and Bones, Kate and Curran (Ilona Andrews), and Mercy Thompson and Adam (Patricia Briggs).

    On TV I love Booth and Brennan on Bones, Kate and Castle on Castle, and Elena, Stephan, and Damon on Vampire Diaries.

    I love this series and cannot wait to read this new book.

    smccar1 at hotmail dot com

  34. I’m an avid reader, so my favorite characters are book characters: Cat and Bones, Roarke and Eve, all of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, and many more.

  35. I like the new “Being Human” Sally. At first I didn’t like her because it was all me, me, me, I, I, I. But now that she didn’t trip & fall down the stairs I admire her, especially the temper tantrum she had in her fiance’s apt.

  36. Bones, Jean Claude, Eric, Jericho, all Black Dagger Brothers, Rourke, Stark, Quinn, Lords of the Underworld etc. I could go on and on!!!!


  37. Well I have a few:

    Tv-Buffy, Barney Stinson from How I Met Your Mother, Damon Salvatore from Vampire Diaries, Lorelai Gilmore from Gilmore Girls, and Cappie from Greek

    Books-All of the Black Dagger Brotherhood warriors, especially Zsadist, Wraith from Demonica series, Derek Craven from Dreaming of You, and Nick from Dark Hunters series.

  38. Here are the characters I like:

    From TV: Dean (Supernatural), Spike (Buffy the Vamp Slayer), Mike and Fiona and Sam (Burn Notice)

    From Books: Bones, Barrons (Fever series), Merit (Chicagoland Vampires), Katniss (Hunger Games), Rose (Vampire Academy)

    Looking forward to This Side of the Grave!

    Email: angeldream3(at)gmail(dot)com

  39. From TV I like Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins in teh original Dark Shadows. Also Darin McGavin as Kolchack in The night Stalker.

    sgiden at

  40. Well I’ll try to only list a few..
    Pam and Eric from True Blood series
    Edward from Twilight
    Rose and Dimitri from Vampire Academy Richelle Mead
    Georgina Kincaid from Succubus Blues Richelle Mead
    Katniss Everdeen from Hunger Games
    Tally from Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

    I could keep going…

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  41. My favorite book character is Rachel Morgan from The Hollows series, by Kim Harrison. Also, Harry Dresden from the Dresden Files books by Jim Butcher. Rachel is so touch and quirky, I just love her. And Harry Dresden – I love his off beat sense of humor!

    Thanks for the give-away! Great idea!


  42. My favorite book characters are Jericho Barrons from Karen Marie Moning’s Fever Series and Malkom Slaine from Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark. In tv, My faves are Damon Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries and Eric Northman from True Blood.

  43. I am being totally honest when i say my favorite characters are Cat & Bones> The main reason is because they feel so real and because of WHO they are I truly care what happens to them.

    Just like you if I can’t connect to the characters it doesn’t matter what the storylines is. The same the storyline can be quite simplistic but if I connect with the characters on a emotional level that makes the books tops for me.

    Thank you for this giveaway!


    Ollie aka DarkBloodyVamp

  44. OMG this giveaway is awesome! Thank you for making it international, fingers crossed.
    My favorite character in TV are: Dean from Supernatural and Damon from The Vampire Diaries.
    And I have to say that from books is Bones!! I love his character 🙂


  45. Ooh that is insanely difficult! I have many faves in the character realm, both TV and books–especially books!!

    Julie Kagawa’s Puck & Ash
    Bones of course!
    Kim Harrison’s Jenks
    Maria V. Snyder’s Valek, Yelena, and Janco!

    Will stop self before naming every single character from every single book read ever!

    TV-wise: Ian Somerhalder from Vampire Diaries
    Jensen Ackles from Supernatural and Jared too!


  46. Of course Cat & Bones along with Elena and Clay are a couple book favorites. I also love the ghost on Being Human and Damon VD.

  47. On TV – I love Hank and his daughter Becka on Californication
    I also love Castle, Esposito & Ryan from the TV show Castle – they make me laugh. I wasn’t a huge fan of David Boreanaz on Angel but I adore his Seely Booth on Bones

    From Books I obviously love Cat and the crew from Jeaniene’s books, but I also love Jennifer Estep’s Gin and Finn

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  48. I tried to post earlier, but I don’t think it worked, so sorry if I end up double-posting.

    Anyways… I’d say one of my all time favorites is Cat. I love her fiery personality.
    I’m big into strong female leads that still have a soft spot for love.
    And sexy vampires are a must (Eric from True Blood, Bones, etc).

  49. my fav. are
    dean (supernatural)
    damon (vampire dairies)
    eric (trueblood)
    rose (vampire acadamy)

  50. This series sounds really good. I’d like to get started on it and win the first book.

    Hmm, as for TV shows I love Dean (from Supernatural) and Spike and Wesley (From Buffy/Angel). In books, Rose and Dimitri (from Vampire Academy).


  51. I LOVE Cat and Bones they are my fave characters that make a couple. They are always who I list when im asked



  52. I’ve heard so much about this series, I’ve decided I had to give it a try. Favorite character? There are too many to list, but as long as we’re in Supernatural mode, let me say that I’m definitely an admirer of Dean — he has such a pretty mouth. ::sigh::

  53. I would say Rose from the Vampire Academy, Katniss from the Hunger Games, and Eve Dallas from the In Death books.

    thegirlonfire27 at gmail dot com

  54. omg!! i love the show merlin too!!
    hmm…some of favorite characters are: eric (true blood), bones and cat (night huntress series) jace and clary (mortal instrument), ash (iron fey series) sky and jack (blue bloods series)


  55. I love Merlin!!
    My favourite characters have been Nick from Sarah Rees Breenan’s The Demon’s Lexicon, Marcella from Alisa Valdes Rodrigues ‘Playing With Boys’ and Lucas/Paige/Savannah/Jaime from Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld series

    faefever25 AT hotmail DOT com

  56. I adore Cat and Bones. I love the series so very much. I really like the story of Spade and Denise as well. I can’t wait to read the next in the series.

  57. Hm… some of the most memorable characters came from Buffy the Vampire Slayer on tv anyway. Books? Oh, i have too many to mention. 🙂

    Oh and I’m not new to the NH series. I can’t wait for TSOG!!
    books (dot) things (at) yahoo (dot) com

  58. Well…lets see….I don’t watch much TV, but I am currently hooked on Being Human, so I would have to say that Josh, Aiden and Sally are my favorites on TV.

    Books? Well…there are so many. From Lora Leighs books I would have to go with Jonas, Callan, Dawn and many more.

    There are really just to many from books to list.


  59. Wow, seeing how much I read, I can’t list all of my favorite characters, but Cat and Bones are definitely on that list. Eric from True Blood, Anita Blake and Jean-Claude, Jenks and Rachel, All the BDB, Riley Jenson, Mercy Thompson, Aphrodite, and basically any heroine who is strong and a major smarta…alec.

    As for TV, True Blood, House, NCIS (Abby is awesome!!) Sanctuary, Dexter, and I’m newly addicted to Glee and can’t wait to see Being Human….

    I definitely read more than watch TV. I also re-read the series I love, which is most of them. Every author brings something new that will catch my attention.

  60. A few of my favorite TV Characters are Dean from Supernatural, Damon from Vampire Diaries, Temperance Brennan from Bones, and Ziva from NCIS. A few of my favorite book characters are Rachel Morgan from the Hollows series, Dante from the Maker’s Song series, Bones from the Night Huntress series, and Elena from the Otherworld series.

  61. Some of my favorite characters from TV are Rick Castle (Castle), Neil Caffrey (White Collar), Temperance Brennan (Bones), Gibbs (NCIS).
    From books I adore Cat and Bones, as well as Sirantha Jax (Ann Aguirre), Riley Jenson (Keri Arthur), Gin Blanco (Jennifer Estep), Sabina Kane (Jaye Wells), Jane True (Nicole Peeler), Sookie Stackhouse and Eric (Charlaine Harris), Kitty Katt and Jeff Martini (Gini Koch)and Corine Solomon (Ann Aguirre).

    I can’t wait for This Side of the Grave, I’ve been reading the Night Huntress series from the beginning.


  62. I am also a fan of Supernatural. Dean was my favorite character, but once Castiel joined in he came my number one, but sadly isn’t in it as much as i would like.
    Merlin is also a good show. I started watching it when it was on NBC, then switched over to SYFY. I think Merlin and Arthur have a cute relationship in the series and love the adventures they have to go through.

    I have read all of the Night Huntress books except a few short stories, but plan on reader them when i get them.

    My favorite characters in books is a hard one. I love most of yours including Bones,Cat,Spade,Mencheres, and so on. I am also a hug fan of Mr.Darcy, he is just so perfect it’s hard not to love him. Eric Northman is another one that is hard to resist.

    Now TV characters is a harder one. I am a big fan of TV ans DVR everything i watch so i don’t miss it. Some would be Buffy,Spike,Richard Castle,and more.

  63. My favorite character currently is Dr. Brennan and Agent Booth, from Bones XD They’re funny together XD

    Thanks for the giveaway! 😀

  64. My favorite book characters HAVE to be Kate & Curran in “Magic Bites” etc. Absolutely LOVE this series by Ilona Andrews because of the dialogue.

  65. I’ve been totally GLEEKED! I’m a Noah Puckerman fan. I can’t help but love him…and the entire cast!

  66. One of my favorite characters is Giles from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Especially when he shows his “Ripper” side.

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  68. My fave characters would be the Winchester bros. from Supernatural and Damon Salvatore of TVD.

    sauvadeavelle at yahoo dot com

  69. Oh wow, I love any character from Bones, Criminal Minds, and any CSI show. And book wise… Oh well hell… Can you just say they don’t call me a Hussy for nothing! I love all my men in all my books and I love my kick ass heroines!!!!


  70. Abby from NCIS, The Big Bang Cast, Booth from Bones, and Little Grey from Grey’s Anatomy.


  71. My favourite TV characters adn Neil from White Collar, Shawn & Gus from Psych, Sue from Glee and all the cast of the Big Bang Theory.


  72. I have not read any of your books… but now have it on my list to read. Thank you for appearing here and introducing me to your books. One of my fav characters is Eric from True Blood.
    Please enter me in your drawing.

  73. I love the characters from Buffy the Vampire slayer.


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  75. Anita Blake and Nathaniel from the Anita Blake series by Laurell K. Hamilton.


  76. I love all the characters from the tv show Fringe. I love Edward and Bella in Twilight. Please enter me in contest.

  77. Not to sound like a kiss up but I love Bones! I also love Capt. Malcom Reynolds from Firefly. I’m a major Joss Wheadon fan though I know I spelled his name wrong LOL!

  78. I have so many favorite characters, but right now my favorite person ever is Josh from Being Human. He’s so CUTE!!


  79. I have a bunch of favorite TV characters at the moment:

    Raylan Givens from Justified
    Olivia, Peter and Walter from Fringe
    Alicia Florrick from The Good Wife
    Mary Shannon from In Plain Sight

    All amazing, multi-dimensional characters that I’m completely invested in. Kind of like I am with Cat and Bones!

  80. My TV favourite would have to be Eric Northman Trueblood

    Books there are a few more to choose from:

    Bones (obviously)
    Vlad (Nighthuntress)
    Vishous (BDB)
    Mircea (Cassie Palmer)

    There are too many to list but these are my top picks.

  81. I agree with you on Sam and Dean. I like the wisecracking on the show and the fact that they often have to battle very hard to reach their objective.

    Other than that I am a great fan of the Buffy, The Vampire Slayer series.

    I like Buffy, Angel, Spike of course, and Willow in the earlier episodes but not as much later on.

    Thanks for the giveaway and for opening it to worldwide entries.

    Much appreciated.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  82. Some of my favorite characters would be Spike from Buffy, Lip from Shameless, Jax Teller from Sons of Anarchy and of course Damon Salvitore..then Caroline from The Vampire Diaries too..Oh and I agree with Sam and Dean many..Great giveaway I love this series.


  83. I really really adore Eric from True Blood, this Viking really turns me on! Also I love Zsadist and Bones is on of my favorite!

  84. MY fav characters in a book,
    Bones – Jeaniene Frost
    William/Reyes/Amun – Gena Showalter

  85. As big a fan of paranormal things, I have never watched Supernatural, and I really don’t know why. I was a major Buffy/Angel and Charmed fan back in the day. As far as today’s shows go, I must say Eric from True Blood is up high on the list. I think Alexander Skarsgard has done a phenomenal job at bringing that character to life. I also love Ian Somerhalder’s job at creating Damon on The Vampire Diaries (a book series I don’t really care for). As for books, there are WAY too many to name, but high up on the list is Vlad (I CANNOT WAIT FOR HIS BOOKS!), Zsadist, JM, and Vishous from Black Dagger Brotherhood, Acheron from Dark Hunters, Faythe Sanders from Shifters series, Jace Wayland from Mortal Instruments series…(I love the sarcastic, snarky ones!)

    Thanks for this giveaway opp! Can’t wait to read the next installment in Cat & Bones’ life!

    SmashAttackReads at gmail dot com

  86. My favorite cast of characters are from the IAD series. I love the interaction between the Valkyrie and the Lyka and the Witches. I love the female bonding, the snarky comments, and the loyalty amoung the groups. My favorites are Nix, Mariketta and Regin. And of course lets not forget the strong male leads in this series either . . . .MacReive anyone??

  87. Because I would rather spend more time reading than watching TV, I have never seen Supernatural or MErlin but with the way Jeaniene writes about them has peaked my curiosity. One of my favorite TV characters currently is Abby from NCIS. My next favorite would be Gur Fieri from Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. Movies are a differnet story. My two favorite movie characters have to be Arwen and Aragorn for LotR followed by Athos, Porthos, and Aramis from the Three Musketeers. Book characters are a long list but I got hooked into reading paranormal romance because of Cat and Bones. Other favorite book characters would hvae to be Mikhail and Raven from Christine Feehan’s Dark series, Ash and Tory from Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunter series, Riley from Keri Arthur’s Riley Jensen’s series, just to name a few.


  88. Right now I’m loving Supernatural and Smallville. I love Dean from Supernatural and Clark from smallville. YUM!

  89. Sooo many! Of course I love Cat and Bones. I also love Eugenie and Dorian from Richelle Mead’s Dark Swan series and Ann Aguirre’s Sirantha Jax. From TV I love Lafayette on True Blood, Dr. House, and the whole Chance family on Raising Hope.


  90. My favourite TV character at teh moment has got to be Kurt from Glee (okay a different sort of genre program!) – he just seems to struggle so much with his sexuality, with his dad – I just think he is teh most interesting character in that show and one that I genuinely don’t know where he’ll end up (I really hope for a happily ever after!).

    In books, I just adore Paige Winterbourne from Kelley Armstrongs Otherworld.

    Thanks for the fab giveaway!

  91. Who are some of your favorite character?

    One my favorite character is Cat and Bones from this by Jeaninene.

    I can’t wait to read This side of the Grave!

    kalynnick AT yahoo DOT com

  92. First off… Great Series – Just got into the Cat and Bones and read them all in 2 weeks!
    Favorite characters….hmmmm….. It usually depends on what series I’m sucked into at the moment. Like right now, I adore Spade.
    Loved Edward from Twilight. Erik from Sookie Series.
    I have OCD so my obsession for a character is always changing!! ha ha!

  93. great idea about the contest!!

    hmm..favorite characters…hard…

    I’d go with Damon Salvatore from Vampire Diaries for TV shows

    and books: elizabeth bennet from pride and prejudice

  94. Who are some of your favorite character?

    My favorite TV character are the girls from Charmed and my favorite book character…. hmm… Lula and Ranger from the Stephanie Plum series.



  95. My favorite characters are Car & Bones from the Night Huntress series as well as Merit & Ethan from the Chicagoland Vampires series!


  96. Wow so many that I like – Faythe from Rachel Vincent’s Shifter book series, Bo from the Showtime show “Lost Girl”, Alice from the Resident Evil movies.

  97. Oh there are so many characters I like. I don’t watch tv much but the shows I do watch is True Blood, Vampire Diaries, and Being Human BBCA version.

    In books definitely the Night Huntress series Cat & Bones. Of course I love Cat as a herione and my favorite hero’s would be Menecheres, Vlad and of course Bones and Spade. All of them are sexy broody, snarky hunks.

    Good luck to everyone.

    P.S. I so love Merlin also Jeaniene. Hope your well. Miss seeing your pretty smile.

    Teresa K.
    tcwgrlup41 at

  98. Some favorite characters from books:
    -Merit and Ethan from The Chicagoland Vampires series
    -Claire Danvers from The Morganville Vampires series
    -Aisling Grey and Drake Vireo from Katie MacAlister’s Aisling Grey Guardian series

    Some favorite characters from tv:
    -Dexter from the show Dexter
    -Richard Castle and Kate Beckett from Castle
    -The whole Hawaii Five-O team

  99. My favourite book characters are of course Cat and Bones 🙂

    As for favourite TV show characters, they would be Elena, Stefan and Damon from The Vampire Diaries! Love the show!

    Thanks for the awesome givaway!


  100. I love the members of the werewolf pack in Kelley Armstrong’s Otherworld series (especially Clay LOL).

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    spettolij AT gmail DOT com

  101. There are just so many:

    Rachel, Ivy, & Jenks – Hollows
    Anita, JC – LKH
    Lizie, Pirate – Angie Fox
    That is just a few…

    Abby – NCIS
    Garcia, Emily, JJ – Crimnal Minds
    The whole cast of Buffy
    Xena & Gabrielle


  102. Hard call.

    Ive only recently started on Supernatural, but they have quickly become two of my favorites.

    Bones of course.
    Roarke from the In Death series
    Kate and Curran
    Elena and Clay

    Are just a few

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  103. I dont watch that much tv, I pretty much read most of the time. But if I had to chose characters from TV, they would be

    Shawn Spencer – Psych
    Rick Castle – Castle

    Books on the other hand, I can on and on….

    Elena and Clay, Beth and Wraith, Kate and Curran, Meredith Gentry, Anita Blake, pretty much all the Breeds, Psy/Changlings, Sookie and Eric and so on.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  105. My favourite TV characters are Dean from Supernatural, Green Arrow and Clark Kent from Smallville, and Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory. I think that’s it lol. My favourite book characters: Cat and Bones, definitely; Ian, also from the Night Huntress series; all the Lords from Gena Showalter’s Lords of the Underworld, but especially Torin; all the characters from Gena Showalter’s Alien Huntress series; all the males from J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series except for Phury, but I especially like Zsadist, Butch, Vishous, and Qhuinn; I like all the females, too from the BDB except for Mary and love Marissa, and Cormia’s okay; I also love the characters from Melina Marchetta’s books – I love all her books. I know that that’s a long list, but I just love so many characters! Sorry for the long as list!

    My email address is

  106. Books: I am forever reading and can’t list them all so here are a few of my favorites
    Cat and Bones (Frost’s writing is so good)
    Kim Harrison’s Jenks and Al (priceless words come out of their mouths)
    Vishous (Black Dagger Brotherhood)
    Gin Blanco (Elemental assassin series)
    Detective Charlie Madigan (She is a cross between and Cat and Anita Blake)
    Jaime Vegas and Anita Blake, my favorite necromancers
    Elena Michaels and Eve (Otherworld ladies)
    Francis Ray’s Daniel Falcon (still looking for my own falcon)
    Judith Ivory’s Adrien Hunt (ultimate libertine)

    My favorite TV shows with characters of friendship, lovers, villains, and laughter are Fringe, Merlin, Being Human, Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, and Being Erica. My all time favorite watch anytime shows are Zena, Buffy, Angel, and Charmed

  107. Some of my favorite characters are:

    Dr. Brennan from Bones
    Dr. Spencer Reid from Criminal Minds Charlie from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
    Acheron from the Dark-Hunter series
    Lucien from the Lords of the Underworld series.

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  108. Pretty much all the chracters from Buffy. Mal from Firefly and Richard Castle from Castle (is it the character for these two or the actor since it’s the same?) Capt. Jack Harkness from Dr. Who and Torchwood.

  109. I forgot to add in my earlier comment that I also love Rose and Dimitri and Adrian and a few more characters from The Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead, but Lissa isn’t one of my favourites, ekh. I also love Violet Lee and Kasper Varn from Dinner With a Vampire. Did I mention I’m Vegetarian? on

  110. Eric and Sookie from True Blood, House…
    I love Cat and Bones, Spade and Denise, Eric and Sookie, Edward and Bella…

  111. I love Darcy and Elizabeth, the Dark-hunters, almost all the characters in Cole’s IAD series, the characters in the Psy/changeling series, and the characters in Brook’s Guardian series. Darcy and Elizabeth are my all-time favorites, though.

  112. I love Merlin too! I definitely watch for the characters. They are so vibrant and fun. 🙂

    One of my favorite characters from a book is Judd Lauren from Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling series.

    A fave character from a tv show would be Simon of Misfits.

    Thank you so much for the giveaway!

    nalynboni AT gmail DOT com

  113. Hmm, some of my favorite characters:
    -I love Aragorn, Eowyn, Frodo and Faramir from LOTR.
    -There’s Kate Daniels, Curran and Jim from Ilona Andrews series.
    -Cat and Bones and just about everyone else from the Night Huntress series (including Ian and Tate, love them).
    There are so many others I love as well, but I won’t bore you with a massive list. 🙂

  114. Ooh, I love Merlin too 🙂 My partner doesn’t understand the interest, but I really wish it’d come back on TV here (Australia). Other characters I love: Anita Blake, Kate Daniels, Rachel Morgan (hah! Noticing a pattern?).. I enjoy strong female leads, paranormal fiction and series, so they tick all the boxes.

    Kate1485 at

    Oh and I’m following via GFC as jasmine1485 😉

  115. Some of my favorite characters from TV shows are Spike from Buffy, Logan Echolls from Veronica Mars, and Eric Northman from True Blood (love the book Eric more though).


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  117. I love Bones from the Night Huntress series, Dimitri from the Vampire Academy series, Angel and Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Bill from True Blood

  118. So many to name! From tv… I love Damon from Vampire Diaries and Eric from True Blood. Books…Kyrian of Thrace from The Dark Hunters. And my absolute fav is Rehvenge from Black Dagger Brotherhood.


  119. Fav in movies Edward in Twilight, on TV Deputy Chief Brenda Lee Johnson. In Books there are so many but here a few:
    – Frost from Meredith Gentry
    – Most all Anita Blakes Men
    – Barrons from Karen Marie Moning
    – All the BDB Brethern
    – Sebastian The Moon Chasers
    – Mikhail The Dark Series
    – Damien Nightwalkers series
    And I love me some Bones. I just started reading this series and I love it. Its my favorite so far. Thanks for the giveaway.

  120. Hello! I have several favorite characters but and a lot of series i watch. I have been watching the Supernatural series from season 1 and I absolutely love it…Sam is my fav or both the brothers because he is smart and sensible and very cute. But, My all time favorite would be Bobby. He is an honest, caring man who has proven he would do almost anything for Sam and Dean. He isn’t in every episode but in the ones that he does appear in he shows great courage and strength. He often provides guidance for them and steps in when he needs to, to me, he seems like a great man and loving, tough, smart man and Sam and Dean are both lucky to have someone who in my mind will always be a constant for them.
    Thank you!


  121. I haven’t read the series yet, though I’ve wanted to for a really long time! I think I’d take a copy of the first book then!

    Hmm … I’d have to say that Rose Hathaway from Vampire Academy and Maximum Ride from, well, Maximum Ride are my two favorite characters. Both are witty and can kick butt. Though one of them is a half-vampire and the other is a winged mutant, they’re awesome.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  122. Well, I have to say that Jean-Claude and Nathaniel from the Anita Blake series are 2 of my favorite characters. I also love Quinn and Riley of the Riley Jensen Guardian series. What can I say? I love Vampires and Were-creatures!! Hope I win the giveaway! Can’t wait to read the new Cat and Bones!!! Becci at

  123. I love Cam and Phil from Modern Family and Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreation…they’re all so funny! I also love Wraith from Larissa Ione’s Passion Unleashed, Nick from Rachel Gibson’s Truly Madly Yours, and of course I LOVE Bones from the Night Huntress series. Thanks for holding the giveaway! dyreads[at]gmail[dot]com

  124. I love Supernatural!! Team Dean! The whole show is amazing though and i do love Castiel as well.

    Some of my favourite book characters would have to be:
    Adrian and Rose (Vampire Academy)
    Illium (Guild Hunter)
    Vlad (Night Huntress)
    Zsadist (BDB)

  125. I read a lot so I have a lot favourite characters… I will choose only some of them:

    Vampire Academy – Rose
    The Mortal Instruments – Jace
    The Internal Devices – Will
    Nightshade – Ren
    The Mediator – Susan and Jesse
    The DUFF – Bianca and Wesley
    Strange Angels – Dru

    And I love watching Supernatural ’cause Dean is sooooo hot 😀 😀

  126. I am a totally book fan so as far as my favorites goes I should have to say that they are:
    Vishous-from the Black Dagger Bortherhood series
    Dimitri-from Vampire Academy
    Acheron-from Dark Hunter Series
    Liam-from Shifters Series
    Drew-from Psy-Changeling Series
    Bones-from Night Huntress Series
    okey, also a bunch of others, but these are all kind of speacial to me and I enjoy reading their stories over and over again

    my e-mail is

  127. My favorite TV character is Allison Dubois in Medium. Love who she is just an ordinary woman with real life issues who happens to have extraordinary senses.

  128. As I am pressed for time (obviously since I am just not getting to comment on this post) I have not read through all the comments…but some of my favorite characters are:

    TV – Eric Northman from True Blood. You know he is going to say something smart as and fabulous from the second he appears on screen! (He is pretty damn good in the books too)!

    Books – have to be Barrons and Bones. Both have this nonchalance about them that is sexy as hell!


  129. SPARTACUS, SPARTACUS, SPARTACUS! It is the only thing that has kept me side tracked until the new book comes out tomorrow!! OFcourse, he doesn’t measure up to Bones! But the show is pretty awesome.

  130. Whoops! Used my husbands log – in… haha – he does enjoy spartacus too but not so much a bones fan 😉
    SPARTACUS, SPARTACUS, SPARTACUS! It is the only thing that has kept me side tracked until the new book comes out tomorrow!! OFcourse, he doesn’t measure up to Bones! But the show is pretty awesome.

  131. I just love reading so not mush tv for me!! Some of my favorites:

    Acheron /Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark-Hunter series

    Jerricho Barrens /Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series

    Dante Baptiste /Adrian Phoenix’s
    The Maker’s Song series

    Jane Yellowrock /Faith Hunter’s Jane Yellowrock series

    Joley and Hannah Drake /Christine Feehan’s Drake Sister series

    And Elena Deveraux /Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter series!!

    All GREAT series!!!(just to name a very few!!)

    Ducky (Denise)

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  133. Some of my favorite characters are Stefan and Damon from The Vampire Diaries and of course Barnabas Collins from Dark Shadows.

    Best of wishes and congratulations..

  134. My favorite from a tv show is Dean from Supernatural and then Eric from True Blood In books Vischous from the black dagger brotherhood and oh man, I did like Spade quite a bit too, and I cant forget V’lane(cruce) or Jericho from the fever series…sorry I couldn’t narrow it down more…loltoo many get my blood running hot 🙂

  135. On TV: Jane of The Mentalist, Allison of Medium, Eric, Sam, Bill and Lafayette of True Blood.

    In the Books: Meredith and Anita Blake of Laurel K Hamilton’s Meredith Gentry and Vampire Hunter series, Rachel and Jenks of Kim Harrison’s Hollow series, Camille of Yasmine Galenorn’s Otherworld series, Jane Yellowrock of Faith Hunter’s Yellowrock series, Kate and Curran of Ilona Andrew’s Kate Daniel series, Harry Dresden of Jim Butcher’s Dresden series, Lizzie Brown of Angie Fox’s Accidental Demon Slayer series, Elena Michaels of Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld series, Ellysetta and Rain of C L Wilson’s Tairen Soul series, Persephone, Johnny and Menessos of Linda Robertson’s Alcmedi series, Liz of Lori handeland’s The Phoenix Chronicles and Merit of Chloe Neill’s The Chicagoland Vampires Novels series.

    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

  136. My favorite book character is Revhenge from The black dagger brother hood series and right now my favorite t.v character would be Damon from The Vampire Diaries. Thanks for the giveaway!

  137. oooh I have so many favourite characters, let’s see where to begin.. 😀

    I LOVE Buffy Summers, she is so much fun. And Lorelei Gilmore is another great character, ith the best lines and banter hands down! I can totally see myself being best friends with Liz Parker from Roswell and would LOVE to hook up with Adam from Being Erica season 3 :-))

    Thank you for the generous giveaway!

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

  138. my favorite characters are Cat, Bones, all of Judy Mays Good Guy Aliens, House, Olivia from Law and Order plus her partner, Cullen, Kate, Sookie, and all of the valkrys in Kresley Cole’s books
    scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

  139. My fav tv characters are dean from Supernatural, Damon from Vampire Diaries and Eric from True Blood.

    Fav book characters are Kate Daniels from Magic Bites and Harper from charlaine Harris’ Grave Series.

  140. My favourite all time character is Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory, he’s quirky and cute and also completely clueless.


  141. My favourite TV character is Damon from Vampire Diaries.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  142. Jeaniene Frost is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Night Huntress series and the Night Huntress World novels.