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01-03-2019
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Dylan Montagna

It's March and it's heating up outside so we're returning to the the sunny city of Barcelona. There, across La Rambla, we can find Dylan Montagna, a bartending werewolf from just outside Naples.



The story of Dylan Montagna is heartbreaking to say the least. During his formative years Dylan was part of a large, rowdy pack. But he was a little different. Dylan continued to transform into his were form when the others of his own age stopped and it made him emotional, to say the least. He was older the first time he managed a conscious shift and it went as wrong as it could. After the incident Dylan was exiled to Barcelona where the packs ran differently. He never quite fit in with other weres there but he's found a place for himself at a local bar where he gets to meet all kinds. Not too fond of his name, Dylan now goes by Franco.



One of Dylan's more generous attributes is that he keeps an eye out for others. He learned the hard way that not everyone had the same generosity and he knows there are many out there who aren't pleased with his kindness. Even so, Dylan has made a few friends for himself in Barcelona, Levi, Helen and Evan, to name a few. Evan the little vampire who he offered his couch to and became a bed fellow after a steamy date at L'Ovella Negra Ramblas. Full of cute flirty moments there's obviously something epic growing between the werewolf without a pack and the philanthropic vampire. Who says differing species can't get along?



There is a lot more to Dylan that's going to keep us hooked and we can't wait to see more of his story unfold. . Congratulations Sarah (Domino) on Dylan and Character Spotlight of the month!

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04-04-2019
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Teresa Ortiz-Pearson

April has arrived and we walk into a beautiful Spring day in Seattle to find Teresa Ortiz-Pearson, one of the kindest and most beautiful witches to be found. The second daughter to a Emilio and Maria Ortiz, Tesa was very much your typical army brat. They travelled around a lot when she was a kid, her sister Bianca was really her only company, and so often the family were separated such as when her father was in Germany. As a consequence the girls often stayed with their Abuela in New Mexico, which was were Tesa came to learn of her magical inheritance. Through patience and love Abuela discovered Tesa's talent for divination and foresight, she had a gift for tarot cards and tea leaves, something that would carry her through to her future. Despite these gifts however it didn't prepare the young witch for when the family moved to Fort Sam Houston, where she would meet Riley Pearson and the course of her life would change forever.



Love at first sight was the only way that Tesa could describe it, the powerful feeling in her stomach that felt like pure magic was always there every time she saw him. The morning they had met she had drawn two cups and Tesa knew what it meant but not that it would be something as powerful as this. They were only twelve however but the two of them became the best of friends, she had someone else she could be herself with. Even if she did have to hide the fact she was a witch from him. Over their teenage years they grew closer together and eventually they kissed and began dating. They were young but Tesa knew this was it for the rest of her life and one day she would tell him the truth about herself.



The end of junior year however changed everything, her parents were being moved and they wouldn't let her remain behind without them. Her heart was broken when they moved to Washington DC, at first she and Riley were constantly writing to one another but within the year it almost seemed to stop suddenly. Tesa was alone and heart sick and without the future she had planned so hard for. Finally one of her friends called to tell her that she had seen Riley with another girl in Texas and she truly believed he had forgotten all about her. It was around then she met Alex, it wasn't the same feeling as she'd had with Riley but it had been something. However it messed with her head and pretty quickly Tesa dropped out of life and her parents worrying for her sent her to live with her Abuela to straighten her out. They couldn't have known at the time that Tesa was expecting a child of her own.



Sofia was her whole world, a tiny baby that she could love and protect and she would do everything she could for. Because of her daughter she went back to school and got her teaching certificate, she wanted Sof to be so proud of her and everything she achieved. Her Abuela helped her and she loved her grandmother so very much that it hurt deeply when she died peacefully in her sleep. There was nothing tying her to New Mexico any more but she didn't want to go to be with her parents. Instead she found a job in Seattle and moved her and Sofia there to start a fresh on their own terms. Finding a Coven was pretty easy but the very last person she had expected to see in there was Riley. The boy she had loved as a teenager was in Seattle and he himself was a witch! Perhaps it should have been a struggle but it was easy to fall back in love with him all over again, for them to get married and for Riley to adopt Sofia as his own. It wasn't the plan they'd had but Tesa couldn't think of anything more perfect. Except perhaps the secret she was keeping from her husband, sleeping beneath her heart.



Tesa is a force of pure goodness in the world and we can't wait to see so much more love and joy from her. Congratulations Mel (Peter Parker) on Tesa and Character Spotlight of the month!

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02-05-2019
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George Matthew Glenmire-Flynn

We find ourselves back in the heart of New York for May's character of the month. If you're in need of a Doctor take yourself into the ER and find yourself the ever charming and handsome George "Matt" Glenmire-Flynn to see to your pain. One smile from him should probably work a treat!



Born as the middle son of a Scottish Earl Matt was born into wealth and privilege without needing to worry too much about the weight of the responsibility. He knew that he wanted to work in health care, it seemed to be the fate of all three of the G-Flynn boys, although at first he wanted to be a nurse. Eventually his desire turned to medicine, he wanted to be someone that could make others better and being a Doctor was a wonderful way of doing that. As the brother in the middle he found he got on well with both Richard and Henry, even if there was the occasional fight between them, he loved them both so much. They were his best friends and he would do anything for them. That did not stop him however wanting to see the world, wanting to learn more about just what England had to offer him when it came to being a Doctor. Travelling to New Zealand was something he knew he had to do in his blood and he spent several years there whilst he trained, loving the country like a second home. It was there that he met Josie Davies, the love of his life, and he knew that he had found everything that he was looking for.



Unfortunately timing had never been his strong suite. His brother Henry was sick and he knew he needed to be there for him and he also wanted to experience being a Doctor in another part of the world. Leaving Josie was one of the hardest things he'd ever had to do but he loved his brothers and wanted to be there for both of them. He was a lucky man however, his girl moved half way across the world to be with him and he found himself even more in love with her. They moved into an apartment together and Matt found himself incredibly happy. Now that his brother was getting better he knew that it would soon be time for his family to meet the woman he loved. Life was looking pretty good.



Lets hope that the future continues to look good for Matt! Congrats Lindsey (Bucky Barnes ) on Matt and Character Spotlight of the Month!

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01-06-2019
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Atticus Edison

This is a District Line train to Richmond, next stop Kew Gardens. Please alight here to meet Atticus Edison, our Character Spotlight of the Month for June!




Atticus is an interesting fellow. Born in Utah, he was the child of fundamentalist Mormons, Hank and Melinda. Only Hank had four other wives, Joy, Adelae, Rosa and Joslin. With a gaggle of children and several houses full of family, Atticus was a happy and loved child. But that life wasn't for Atticus and he left the church, his family and the only life he had known behind for New York City. Enrolled at NYU, Atticus found writing and passion that compelled him to write novels. His first novel was a hit, but it was four novels later that his life truly changed. After a meeting with his future agent, Ezra, encouraged Atticus to branch out and he began a successful side career as a scriptwriter for television shows. And when Ezra left the city, Atticus pulled up the tentative roots he had put down in New York and made another move to another big city, London.




In London, Atticus tried his hand at writing for the stage and occasionally trying his hand at acting in the productions. Life was very different and definitely on the up and up. With his writing career going from strength to strength and his works being turned into television shows and films, Atticus had little to complain about. Other than his love life. Of all the things he was missing, Atticus longed for one who was truly his. He tried dating but Atticus had pledged to wait for the right one and marriage. Even as his closest friends found love and he watched as they had everything he wanted, Atticus waited. Who came blowing through the door wasn't what he expecting.




Atticus's life with Audrey Temperley in it hasn't been easy. She's been sarcastic, closed off and more than a little mean coming off of a divorce. The last thing she wanted was another relationship but Atticus was patient and sure that she was who was meant for him. It took him time to break through to Audrey and despite their differences and her insistence that she's never getting married ever again, Atticus has found a loving relationship with Audrey. Their relationship together hasn't been without its ups and downs and their plans for the future have hit a snafu. While marriage isn't on the cards right now, Atticus may find fatherhood is on the horizon, once he and Audrey finally decide if it's surrogacy or adoption in their future.




Dear Atticus hasn't always had it easy but it looks like the stars are finally aligning for our boy. Congratulations Vicky (Painted in Flames) on Atticus and Character Spotlight of the month!

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Calliope Cromwell

For July's Character Spotlight of the Month, we’re looking at the magical city of Seattle and Calliope Cromwell, a telekinetic barista settling into a new life outside of Salem.



Calliope was born in between of two older twin brothers, and a younger brother, with a fairly happy childhood. With a love of Batman and softball, she knew that her mother would have wanted her to be more of a girly girl, but she marched to the beat of her own drum all the way to Salem State. Things got a little more interesting when she started to work at her parents’ coffee/pottery shop, but also when she started helping with marijuana sales. That’s how she met Jon, who was 10 years her senior. When her parents started to get suspicious that he was stealing money, she refused to believe it, and decided to move in with Jon in Boston.



Eventually, Jon’s abusive side began to show, and it took a while for her to feel like she could escape. She finally got out, and made it to Washington DC, with enough drugs to keep her going. When those ran out, her brother convinced her to go to rehab. After she got her life back in order, and found out that Jon was in prison, she went back home to her parents, and started working as a Barista again. Salem was her home, but she found herself in a series of bad situations. From the relationship with Garret Heartwood, a witch who turned out to be too attached to his ex, to the fact that Jon was back in Salem again, trying to get her back, and hooked on drugs again, there were a lot of compelling reasons for her to get a fresh start. Now, she’s in Seattle, hoping for a fresh start. It’s terrifying to be in a new city, but with a new job at Storyville Coffee, she’s doing much better.



Starting fresh can be scary, but with people like Rye in her life, things are looking up! Congratulations Jax (You Say) on Calliope and Character Spotlight of the month!

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Camden Hightower

Seattle keeps our focus even in August as we follow Camden Hightower’s life and journey through understanding his life and finding himself in this big bad world.



Despite growing up with everything, Camden didn’t have the attention and affection of his parents and this didn’t help when it came to life outside of the house either. Making friends was difficult and having easy access to money also got him involved in circle of drugs, which didn’t help either. While it got the attention of his parents after Camden suffered an overdose, they gave him an ultimatum - clean up your act and we’ll give you your trust fund. Camden did what he could, but it wasn’t that easy.



Camden came into his powers a little late in life, but it was instantaneous almost with how fast he adapted to transmutation. And then came telekenesis and Camden was well ahead of the curve, perfecting his powers and learning what it could do. But did that stop the drugs? Not even close. His third and final visit to rehab changed everything. In an attempt to cut his parents out of his life resulted in them buying him a beautiful condo in Seattle and it gave Camden a chance to finally find himself and be his own person.



And along with that, came the introduction of Marty Drysdale. Cute as a button and a little awkward, Marty is the perfect balance to Camden. Their cute flirting and bantering is addictive and while it’s still the early stages, their first kiss could set the world on fire. Ah, young love. We’re looking forward to seeing how Camden and Marty’s relationship evolve! Congratulations Todd (The Supreme) on the wonderful Camden and Character Spotlight of the month!

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Pippa de Luca

September saw us touring around North America, following the tour of the young musical star that is Pippa de Luca!



Pippa grew up in a family of Italian immigrants in Canada's capital, Ottawa. Singing wasn't something that she took to early, having to grow through shyness to be comfortable in her own voice. She found her safe space in class and in choir, developing her love of music there before her talent was recognised and fostered by a keen-eyed teacher. A passion for singing turned into a love of song-writing, and as she grew, Pippa began penning her own words through the use of a guitar that her father bought for her. It was clear to her that academic study was never her path and so she began her pursuit into the world of the arts.



Coffee shops and open mic nights turned into recording sessions and sent out demos. Luckier than most, Pippa was only sixteen when she caught someone's eye and signed a record deal. Two years and some hard lessons later, her first big song took her global and countries everywhere knew her sound. After some bad contracts and a new label, Pippa was soaring, with a team of people she was beginning to trust and some friends who were also big friends in the industry. These days, she's doing a world tour with Bryce Rivera, trading gossip about Margot Lefevre, and navigating problematic feelings for Caleb Waverley. It's hard when you've got feelings for your best friend's ex and they're reciprocated. But a big blow up with Lilah sent Pippa into Cal's arms and now it's a question of how far how fast.



It's hard enough surviving a world tour, but navigating a collapsing friendship and a potential relationship as well is pressure any person could crack under. It's a wait and see game to see how Pippa will get through it, and we're excited to see where it goes! Congratulations Vicki (Good Girls) on Pippa and Character Spotlight of the month!

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Martin Drysdale

For October’s Character Spotlight, we’ve got a hot one. Martin Drysdale warms our hearts every time we see him on the page, and that’s not just because he’s always there when we need help starting the grill.



Hailing from Arizona, the Drysdale family has a common theme in their abilities, which was the ability to control the element of fire. Marty is no exception. Even if Marty looks back on a lot of the normalcy of his life back home with a grimace on his face, those years shaped him into a charismatic young man who was ready to face the world. It seems like the effort it took to get him out of his comfort zone may have put him a bit on edge. With the college application process already being stressful, applying to out-of-state schools led Marty all the way to Seattle, Washington.



In Seattle it was fairly easy for Marty to settle in with the local covens. He made a few friends, found a house share that he liked, and landed a job working at the Space Needle. Working at the Space Needle may not have helped his affection for tourists but does anything help one’s affection for tourists? He even had some time left over to maintain his basketball skills, even though he only considered himself a hobbyist. It was also in Seattle that he met Camden Hightower, whom Marty seems to have conflicting feelings about. On the one hand, he really likes kissing Camden, and on the other hand, kissing Camden is in direct conflict with his desire to avoid major life changes or disrupt the fairly low key existence that he had going for himself.

Marty hasn’t seemed to adjust to the idea of actually liking a guy. In fact, he often recounts the past instance when everything got a bit too intense for him and he lit the drapes on fire. No matter how quickly he adjusts, he’s going to have a hard time getting himself out of this one because Camden seems quite taken with him. Camden admits that it that requires some exceptional patience on his part but he seems happier with Marty around. Going to the gym or grabbing a quick bite didn’t require a romantic entanglement and they participated in those activities together often. Most recently it seems like they’ve had an impromptu barbecue and things were getting a bit spicy. To be clear, we’re not talking about the burgers they were grilling.



Whatever the future holds for Marty can’t be seen, at least not without the gift of Divination, but we’re happy to watch it unfold. A round of applause for Sarah (Domino) for bringing Marty to life and for being October’s Character Spotlight of the month!

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