New Soulless chapter! Readers officially meet Ani’s hot-chick-in-leather-pants friend, Simona.
A friend who read this years and years ago, when I first wrote it (circa 2009 or so?) commented that he found Simona very Zara-like. And that was her purpose: to be the typical UF heroine. In any other book Simona would’ve been the protagonist. She’s hot, she’s snarky, she’s sexualized, she’s powerful. But this is a book where I wanted to do something different, and so I did.
I had good feedback on the book way back when, though there were a few remarks about how Ani was oddly difficult to connect to. And, quite frankly, that’s the point of it. She herself says she’s difficult to connect with–she quite literally has no friends and fakes any social interaction she can’t get out of. Those of you familiar with my work are likely aware I write very close first person, and Ani is no different.
If you don’t like her, don’t worry–there’s Rafe. He’s hot.
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