#atozchallenge: Aleesia, Angelynn

01 Apr

A 2016

It’s the first day of the challenge and thank you to the wonderful creators of it. You can find the list of participants here.  Now onto my topic for the letter A.

The first one is Aleesia. She is around 450 years old and an elf. She has brown hair, blue eyes, and is 6 feet tall. Her father was a captain in the kingdom’s army. She followed in her father’s footsteps and is a captain in the new king’s army. I created her initially as a game character for a game I was working on with a company that halted work for a bit. The rights to her and her story reverted back to me and the owner wanted us to take the characters and publish the stories we had written because he wanted to see us succeed with those characters after we had put in so much hard work to bring them to life. Now she is the main character in the epic fantasy story I’m writing. The Loss is a prequel of sorts and introduces her to the world.

The next character is Angelynn. She is a 800 year old vampire and rules New Orleans with her younger brother and her mate. You’ll be introduced to those two in later posts. She looks like she’s 25 to those who meet her. She is 5 feet and 5 inches tall and has black hair and green eyes. She and her brother are from a very long line of powerful vampires. Her story is being told in the Vampires of New Orleans series I’m working on. The first book is titled Blood and Water.

Look forward to your comments. 🙂


Posted by on 04/01/2016 in blog hops



20 responses to “#atozchallenge: Aleesia, Angelynn

  1. Stephanie Ingram

    04/01/2016 at 9:16 am

    Interesting characters. I am intrigued to learn more about their stories. And lucky you to have the rights reverted so that you could find success with them elsewhere. 🙂

    Stephanie Ingram, Author

    • Diane Riggins

      04/01/2016 at 11:34 am

      Hi Stephanie, thanks. Yes I was. The owner of the company is a really cool person and wants to work with a few of us again on future projects. 🙂

  2. Julie Valerie @Julie_Valerie

    04/01/2016 at 9:46 am

    I am loving the A to Z. On my second cup of tea and finding so many interesting people and interesting posts. Really enjoyed yours.

    I’m #1628 on the A to Z Challenge. Thesaurus Tyrannosaurus. Next time, I’m going to choose a theme that’s easier to spell.

    April is going to be so much fun!

    • Diane Riggins

      04/01/2016 at 11:34 am

      Hi Julie, thanks for stopping by. Glad you enjoyed the post. 🙂

  3. Tasha Duncan-Drake (@beren_writes)

    04/01/2016 at 10:40 am

    Both most interesting characters. Angelynn intrigues me the most because I have a thing for vampires 🙂
    Tasha’s Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

    • Diane Riggins

      04/01/2016 at 11:35 am

      Hi Tasha, thanks. Vampires are one of my favorites. 🙂

  4. Samantha Bryant (@mirymom1)

    04/01/2016 at 12:34 pm

    Sounds like some promising characters!

  5. randommusings29

    04/01/2016 at 12:39 pm

    I love the sound of these characters, especially the vampire one 🙂

  6. mandy springer

    04/01/2016 at 1:03 pm

    elves and vamps. my two favorites. both characters sound like they have some fascinating backstories.

    • Diane Riggins

      04/01/2016 at 1:38 pm

      Cool. elves and vamps are a couple of my favorites too. I’ve tried to make them as fascinating as possible. It’s making me smile to read yours and everyone else’s comments about the characters. 🙂

  7. cleemckenzie

    04/01/2016 at 1:38 pm

    From their descriptions they sound quite terrifying. This should be interesting.

    • Diane Riggins

      04/01/2016 at 1:44 pm

      Thanks. I’ve tried to make them as interesting as possible. 🙂

  8. lgkeltner

    04/01/2016 at 2:42 pm

    Fascinating characters! Here as one of Stormy’s Sidekicks!

  9. Sorchia D

    04/01/2016 at 5:18 pm

    Both characters sound interesting. Best of luck with them.
    @SorchiaDuBois from

  10. Liz A.

    04/01/2016 at 7:49 pm

    Glad you got the rights back to the character. Elves are long-lived? My knowledge of creatures is pretty limited.

    • Diane Riggins

      04/01/2016 at 8:15 pm

      Thanks. They do live a very long time. 🙂


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