a lead character from The Deception
I wanted Carrie Daniels, a lead character in my contemporary romance novel, The Deception, to have a girl-next-door quality about her. Judging by the comments I’m receiving from reviewers, I must have hit my mark.
A freelance photographer and former child model, Carrie’s entire world is about to come crumbling down. Her mother suffered a debilitating stroke, and Carrie went from riches-to-rags once her mother’s insurance ran out. Her financial calamity, however, is only the beginning of her problems. Her significant other is about to dump her. Once that happens, she’ll be left homeless and vulnerable as Louise, a former mentor, seizes the opportunity to exploit Carrie for her own selfish gains.
Carrie experiences both sides of infidelity. First she’ll learn that significant other has been unfaithful to her. Then she’ll meet Scott, a married man who presents himself to her as single and available. Carrie leaves the relationship once she realizes things aren’t adding up, but by then it will be too late. Yet despite her troubles, Carrie remains resilient as she tries to make the best of what she can. She’s the kind of character you can root for; sweet on the outside, but strong on the inside.
Carrie is a fictitious character, although I’ve put a little of myself into her. Photography is one of my life’s passions, and when I young I dreamed of becoming a model.