Happy Birthday, Emily!

It’s time to start up birthday bios for March! First up is a character who hasn’t had a chance to shine yet, but she’ll certainly have the opportunity in Taurus. Her name is Emily Todd, who most of you probably only know as Gray’s silent partner.

Basic Info:

Age in Aquarius: 24
Height: 5’9 | Weight: 155 lbs.
Hair: straight daffodil-blonde, halfway down torso
Eyes: fern green
Human Race: German-American | Species: Demon
Hailing Planet: Zulwini
Ability: none
Rank: none
Specialties: easy-going, attentive, self-defense, hand-to-hand, growing from mistakes
Best friends: Gray Osborne, Summer Wolfe, Raine Porter, Heather Burns
Soul mate: Gray Osborne

Three facts about Emily:

  1. Emily was born and raised in the Boston Colony; while not as populous as Savannah or KC, they managed to reach a sort of truce with the local bandit gangs. And yes, Emily has the accent.
  2. If Gray is a tsundere, then Emily would be an oujodere. She’s calm and patient compared to her partner’s prickly personality.
  3. Even though Gray is the one with an ability, Emily is better at hand-to-hand combat and self-defense. She makes Gray feel safe, even though they’re a powerful elemental sorcerer.

My thoughts on Emily:

You might recall my mentioning that Gray couldn’t care less about the issues between angels and demons so long as Emily is safe–however, Emily Todd is not just their weak, defenseless partner. She owns a pair of brass knuckles and excels in close combat, while Gray relies on ranged weapons and their shadow manipulation. Emily has a good three inches on Gray, and she’s very muscular thanks to years of rigorous training with her father and older brother back in Boston. She always has her partner’s back, and knows the sorcerer has hers, but Gray has difficulty seeing Emily as the fierce warrior she is. The tribe only had a few run-ins with bandits following the couple’s soul mate bond, so Gray hasn’t really had the chance to see Emily in action. They’ll have their time in the spotlight in Taurus and the following book, as this couple will have to overcome obstacles in order to survive.

While I didn’t have the chance to express it in the book, Emily is a kind and friendly addition to the tribe. She gets along well with everyone, and her observation skills give her better insight on her squad-mates. Heather and Summer influenced her interest in fashion, so there are times when she and Raine join the could-be twins on supply runs or to colonial shops. Emily is a bit of an amateur photographer, so it isn’t unorthodox to find her snapping photos of her friends, an object, or their current location using her smartphone.

For those of you who don’t know, Emily is a supporting character in my trilogy Saturn Rising, which is the first installment of The Chronicles of Life & Death. The first book, Aquarius, is available now on Amazon as an e-book and paperback. You can even read it all for free with Kindle Unlimited! Learn more here.

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