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Are Our Characters Naughty or Nice?

Whether or not you believe ol' Saint Nick is a work of fiction or fact, there is little argument over where he might place some of our very own fictional (yet extremely morally-conflicted) characters.

Readers have yet to be introduced to some of our newer heroes and villains, but as well all gear up for the new year, what better way is there to get to know who is about to either burn down or hold up your bookshelves...

Be warned, however. You may want to make a list (and check it twice) when deciding which of these characters to invite to your next holiday party.


Cursed: The Hunter Inside by Casey M. Millette

Nice - Laurence is by far one of the least intense of the members of the group attempting to find the Stone of Haran. He enjoys the little things, like rain, cinnamon, nature, and music. His loyalty makes him someone everyone trusts. Though he can fight as well as any of the company members, he doesn't compromise when it comes to learning things and prides intelligence over other virtues.

Guy Gregory

Cursed: The Hunter Inside by Casey M. Millette

Naughty - When he gets mad, he gets mad. His bad attitude creates problems for the group on their journey. His frustration can be his greatest strength, but it comes back to bite him. Gregory is an intensely driven person, but it sometimes comes across as aggressive, and prompts him to do reckless things.


Stolen by Marlena Frank

Nice - Determined to find a way to see his ex-boyfriend, this white-haired faerie helps Shaleigh out of a very dangerous situation in the Slumbering Forest. He’s willing to risk his life to help a stranger in need, even if that stranger is a human.


Nice - Driven by the desire to save her sisters from poverty, Cody / Cayda will stop at nothing-even if it means facing certain death!


Stolen by Marlena Frank

Naughty - Shaleigh doesn’t handle family issues very well. She would rather explore dilapidated buildings rather than face her problems head-on. Perhaps that’s why she got kidnapped to begin with.


Stolen by Marlena Frank

Nice - The High Faerie of the Garden, and assistant to Madam Cloom since she is currently holding power in the Garden, Teagan is surprisingly helpful to Shaleigh. Although he comes off as cold to begin with, Shaleigh quickly learns that he’s kinder than he seems, and works to win his favor in her attempt to survive.

Madam Geneva Cloom

Stolen by Marlena Frank

Naughty - The current Steward of the Garden, Madam Cloom jealously guards the power she has fought to obtain. She wants to be seen as a great ruler without the work and sacrifice that it requires.


Stolen by Marlena Frank

Nice - He makes quite the impression as a living lion statue, but beneath his stone exterior and massive size, he’s actually quite sweet. He’s better at being a librarian than a guardian, but is still one of the first creatures Shaleigh befriends in the strange new world.

Captain Andra Briar

Stolen by Marlena Frank

Naughty - A woman with questionable opinions, Captain Briar is both feared and respected in her position as Captain of the Guard in the Garden. Her distaste of faeries is well-known, and she would rather be slaughtering them than taking orders from one. She butts heads often with Teagan because of this.


Nice - Tommy definitely make the nice list grew up quickly covering for his drug addicted mother and taking care of his little sister.


Naughty - Finn is Tommy rebellious neighbor. He is naughty and nice. He is brave and loyal but creates his own rules. He leaps before he thinks.Both boys are rough around the edges, products of their environments. They have potential to be so much more than cogs in the machine.


Dream Keeper by Amber R. Duell

Nice - While the Sandman has kept a dangerous secret for years, he’s willing to go above and beyond to do the right thing which puts him on the Nice List.

The Weaver, Lord of Nightmares

Dream Keeper by Amber R. Duell

Naughty - He wants to be free of his binding. Unfortunately, he doesn’t care how he accomplishes his goal or who he hurts in the process, placing him firmly on the Naughty List.


Not Dead Yet by Danielle K. Roux

Nice - a semi-successful writer who is openly trans and likes makeup and cigarettes. She suffers from a chronic existential crisis and may or may not have been accidentally kidnapped. Kate made the Nice List for:

- Putting up with difficult people without murdering them

- Calling her agent regularly, even though he seems like a jerk

- Making new friends despite some of them being inanimate objects


Not Dead Yet by Danielle K. Roux

Naughty - Lyosha - an exorcist who enjoys sleeping, playing video games, and bothering people. He seems like an open book but even his secrets have secrets. Lyosha is on the Naughty List for:

- Failing to send thank you cards - ever - and not regretting this lamentable action - ever

- Taking too long to get ready in the morning

- Being a general disgrace to the priesthood


Clouded by Envy by Candace Robinson

Nice - Bray because she puts others before herself. Plus she likes watching awesome movies with her new friend Luca.


Clouded by Envy by Candace Robinson

Naughty - Brenik because he makes some decisions that even though he thinks they are okay, they are not entirely the right choice.


Allerleirauh by Chantal Gadoury

Nice - Princess Aurelia may have burned down an entire castle, but her grace and whimsey still lands her on the nice list. Plus, with all of that beautiful golden hair and her kind heart, how could she possibly be naughty?


To Dream Is To Die by Sarah Lampkin

Nice - Brenna would be on the nice list ONLY because of her counterpart/soul Maura. Brenna has an attitude and doesn’t take crap from anyone, which can leave her sounding sharp sometimes. But compared to her soul, Maura, she’s an angel. Maura will do anything to torture Brenna and her friends. Not an angel at all, I’d say. Brenna’s attitude on acid.

Peyton Blaine

Nice - She is on the nice list this year after a whole long stretch of being on the naughty list. She used to be an alcoholic and caused a lot of trouble for her parents. She’s sober now… but she’s not so sure she'll see Santa as something else…


Blue Bottle Tree by Beaird Glover

Nice - All Seven wants to do is be a normal guy in high school without the chicks thinking he's super weird because of his lao-possessed mother and his Voodoo-priestess grandmother. He does his best to keep his nose out of trouble...for the most part.


The Halves of Us by Sydney Paige Richardson

Nice - She is definitely on the nice list, but doesn’t think she deserves it. She is always putting her sister’s happiness before her own and really wants the best for her world, but doesn’t think she can live up to their expectations and always lets that fear get the best of her.


The Halves of Us by Sydney Paige Richardson

Naughty - She thinks she is on the nice list, but she is really on the naughty list because a curse that has given her dangerous and dark powers is clouding her judgement. Deep in her heart she really does care and she thinks she is doing what is best, but her actions (and their consequences) suggest otherwise.

Treyan, Crown Prince of the Empire

Two Thousand Years by M. Dalto

Nice - Treyan, who selflessly left his home in search of the predestined Queen Empress, and who would undoubtedly do anything for his people and his Empire, would most definitely be on the Nice list.


Two Thousand Years by M. Dalto

Naughty - The former Lord Steward of the Empire, having been banished for betraying the Prophecy with his blasphemous dreams and aspirations, whose ambitions and personal vendetta continue to threaten the Empire he once considered home and those who remain within, would remain on the Naughty list.


Wildwood by Jadie Jones

Nice - She forfeits her future to take care of her unstable, grieving mother following the sudden death of her father, but she's also capable of killing and covering it up. Still, it was in self defense, and it wasn't exactly human, so we'll add her to the nice list.


Of Light and Darkness by Shayne Leighton

Naughty - Passes off his mopey, Louis-like do-gooder attitude to justify his loathsome actions: treason against the Central European Magic Regime, bloodlust, and even consorting with thieves. Valek's been on Santa's Naughty list for the last two hundred years or so....


Wildwood by Jadie Jones

Nice - With timing that borders on perfect or suspect, he's always there to lend a life-saving hand. Even though he admits that he's worked for the bad guys in the past, we'll pencil him in on the nice list... for now.


Wildwood by Jadie Jones

Nice - This is the kind of woman who will tell you where to go and how to get there with such a lovely smile on her face that you'll be glad she did. But she's equally as proficient when it comes to bending the truth. It doesn't matter which list she's on; she'll be running the show before the ink is dry. Her efforts all seem to be shielding Tanzy from further harm, so we will add her to the nice list.

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