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This is a hard set of letters, but I'll do my best.

H - Harriet Vane, from the Peter Wimsey mysteries by Dorothy Sayers. She writes mystery novels as well and made mistakes in love and winds up getting married to Peter, who is clever and wealthy and romantic. Honestly, she's pretty much the author's self-insert, but she's such a good character I really don't care. (A close runner-up would be Howl from the series of books by Diana Wynne Jones; acts likes he's selfish but always winds up being altruistic in the end)

Z - The only character whose name starts with "Z" that I can come up with is Zorro, so sure, we'll go with that. I loved The Mask of Zorro when I was a kid, especially Anthony Hopkins in the role of the original Zorro, who was wily and skilled and sacrificed himself so that his stolen daughter might have the chance of love and life with a good man.

R - Rowena from SPN--I never expected to like her so much, given her definitely evil introduction to the show, but she's turned into a well-rounded, interesting character. And entertaining, to, especially when she's interacting with the Winchesters. ;)

E - Elda from Dark Lord of Dirkhelm and Year of the Griffin. She's the youngest griffin child of a couple of human wizards, and loves sparkly things. In general, she's just a fairly happy, positive person who refuses to quit when things get difficult, and reading about her first year of college just before I headed into mine was kind of inspirational.

I - Ivan "You Idiot" Vorpatril from the Vorkosigan series, who keeps getting dragged into and out of political and military crises by his brilliant and slightly insane younger cousin. He'd like to lead the simple life of a career military officer, but family loyalty won't let him.

Whew, that's all of them. Harder even than I expected!
Ooh good choices! I confess, I've never read the Vorkosigan series, in fact until I started talking to folk on LJ, I'd never heard of it. One day, when I get back to reading proper books, they will be on my list.
They're a lot of fun, and the nice thing is that there are a several difference genres covered within the series--political intrigue, military battles, straight-up mysteries, even a bit of romance. And each novel is pretty much stand-alone, so you can pick and choose which ones sound interesting to you.