Blood's PridePlease welcome Evie Manieri to the blog today. Blood’s Pride is her debut novel. So, please give a warm welcome to Evie.

I daydream, and am prone to react to stressful situations by pretending to be someone else. For instance when I have trouble sleeping, I comfort myself by thinking about the fictional problems of fictional characters, instead of the bogeys that creep out from under my bed. These are the top ten characters who are likely to take up residence in my head when reality gets to be just a bit too much:

1) Trinity from The Matrix. It might be the black PVC. It might be the sunglasses. It might be because she kicks so very, very much ass.

2) Han Solo from Star Wars. I don’t know why I don’t pretend to be Leia, because I love Leia. I think she’s awesome. I just always pretend to be Han.

3) Willow from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She’s a ginger witch. That’s all I need, really.

4) Samantha Carter from Stargate. She’s brave, capable, brilliant and amazing under pressure. Total wish-fulfillment.

5) Buckaroo Banzai from Buckaroo Banzai. Physicist, neurosurgeon, test pilot, rock star: that’s all pretty cool, but the clothes… sweet mercy! It would be like riding to 80’s New Wave heaven on a cloud made entirely of shoulder pads.

6) The Doctor from Doctor Who. Sometimes the only solution is to get in my blue box and hurtle through time and space.

7) Scully from the X-Files. Someone needs to save Mulder from himself, right?

8) Aeryn Sun from Farscape. She’s fierce, beautiful, vulnerable, knows her way around a Peacekeeper blaster pistol, and John Crichton adores her. It might be the hair, too – just a little.

9) Malcolm Reynolds from Firefly. It helps to have friends when there’s crime to be done.

10) Kara Thrace from Battlestar Galactica. There is something perversely comforting about pretending to be someone eminently more eff’d up than I will ever be. Try it, if you don’t believe me. Just save me a puff on that cigar.

Evie Manieri has a degree in Medieval History and Theatre from Wesleyan University. Blood’s Pride is her first novel. The next book in the Shattered Kingdoms trilogy, Fortune’s Blight, is due out in Fall 2013.

Evie lives with her daughter in New York City.

To find out more about Evie and her books, visit her website, You can also connect with her on Twitter (@eviemanieri) and Facebook.


Tor Books is giving away TWO (2) copies of Blood’s Pride. To enter please leave a comment for the author then complete the widget below. (If you’re reading this via RSS/email then please visit to enter the giveaway). This giveaway is US/Canada Only and ends 27th February 2013


PLEASE NOTE: Before entering please take the time to read our Giveaway Policy. As from Jan 2013, we will not be contacting giveaway winner/s by email. Winner/s will be announced on the blog via a post containing a link to claim their prize. Failure to claim your prize within SEVEN (7) days of the giveaway announcement post means you will forfeit your prize/s. So as to not miss these announcement posts, as well as future giveaways, subscribe via RSS or Email


Carolyn created Book Chick City in July 2009 due to her love of books. A Brit chick obsessed with zombies, kick-arse chicks and sexy heroes. She's also seriously addicted to chocolate, shopping, and coffee. Her favourite genres are Urban Fantasy, Romance and Zombie Lit... Brrraaaaiiinnnnsss!


erinf1 February 20, 2013 at 9:10 pm

congrats to Evie on the new release! Sounds fantastic :) I love that list! Definitely all of my top favs too!


Laura February 21, 2013 at 10:40 am

I love this top ten list, I might have to do one myself on this subject – definitely trinity and Willow would be on mine :)


LL February 23, 2013 at 4:36 am

Interesting list of characters


Leave a Comment







Our review will be up soon, but until then check it out on GOODREADS



Currently Reading


Follow on Bloglovin





All content and illustrations Ⓒ Book Chick City unless otherwise stated. This means you shouldn't copy or distribute without our permission!