|Catherine Zeta-Jones: Bad Sister Lavinia|
|Halle Berry: Good Sister Olivia|
My new novel, Masquerade: Book Two of the Unchained Trilogy, is now available! Today, in honor of my bad girl protagonist Lavinia, I thought I'd play "Your Novel Starring..."
Lavinia, originally introduced in the first part of the trilogy, Escape, is not the nicest person, and if she'd lived today, most likely would've been diagnosed with Narcissistic personality disorder. According to Wikipedia, this "is a personality disorder in which the individual is described as being excessively preoccupied with issues of personal adequacy, power, prestige and vanity. This condition affects one percent of the population. First formulated in 1968, it was historically called megalomania, and is severe egocentrism."
In addition to her megalomania, Lavinia suffers from sibling rivalry issues. This is seen in Escape when we meet her sister, Olivia, who is kind and sweet.
Although Masquerade is Lavinia's story, Olivia, to Lavinia's dismay, also makes an appearance. As I wrote the characters, two beautiful sisters of mixed race ancestry, I envisioned Catherine Zeta-Jones as Lavinia and Halle Berry as Olivia.
Who do you imagine as some of your favorite characters in novels you've read or written?
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