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Linda Wisdom | Jazz Is Back and In Need of a Good Night’s Sleep

October 16, 2008

I was barely halfway through writing 50 Ways to Hex Your Lover when I knew a second book had to follow and I could see her haunted by horrific nightmares, Fluff and Puff, her mischievous bunny slippers would be in big time trouble and while she and Nick are making things work between them, there were still some outside forces threatening their peace. Oh, did I mention that Irma was demanding an updated wardrobe? No? Well, that too. Just how much multi-tasking can one witch do when she’s seriously sleep deprived?

But we are talking about Jazz who can eliminate a curse with a few words, work up a flick of a finger to banish a headache – even if she still can’t cure the common cold – and deal with Dweezil’s problems with a business rival without breaking a nail.

It’s just too bad she can’t figure out who, or what, is causing the nightmares that plague her and Nick where he tears out her throat and since witch’s blood is deadly to a vampire, not a good option, and Nick dreaming of Jazz having the perfect soccer mom lifestyle while he hides in the shadows. Or why Fluff had to cough up a button belonging to a WereWeasel carnie as proof that he and Puff dined on the Ferris Wheel operator, an act that’s an automatic death sentence. So now they’re in bunny slipper jail while Jazz sets out to prove they had better taste than that.

Authors have to love their characters. And some we even hate because they’re someone meant to be hated. I have to say that Jazz is one that I completely relate to. She does and says things I can’t, but she’s always been someone I’d love to hang out with. She has her issues, a serious Starbucks addiction and never ever infer that witches and brooms go together.

She has a fantastic support system with vampire Nick, mortal Krebs, ghostly Irma and her fellow witches, Stasi and Blair, who drop everything to come to her rescue when she needs them most. And in her mind, that was the longest forty-eight hours of her life! Sorry for not saying more, but I don’t want to give it away.

I enjoy writing and reading about characters I can relate to in one sense or another. And a spot of magick makes it even more fun.

What about you? Are there characters that psyche you up too?

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