Sunday, December 12, 2010

Romance heroines

I have adored romance books since I was 14 years old. The daring, brave men. The ripe, succulent heroines. They are old hat now but paved the way for new heroes and heroines. I loved the way a hero would sweep a girl off her feet and save the day. Then the more I read, I realized that the reason that I admired the hero was because I wanted to be him. I wanted to sweep the guy off his feet, help save the day and still be desirable. Is that too much to ask? Well, I think that I have created that mind-set in every heroine that I have ever created.

Isabella de Turenne from "Faithful", my first romance, set in 16th century France is quite a match for Blaise, her love. Kindred from "Kindred" , my African-American freed woman is an equal to her Oneida Indian mate, Lelaheo and my best yet, the African-American mercenary Tina Cain and her Caucasian lover/partner, Nate Lowe, from my "The Felig Chronicles" series take turns rocking each other's worlds in more ways than one. I am proud of all my women.

What kind of heroine do you want to be?


  1. OMG I didn't know you had written an IR. You should be proud of all of your women. Every character we write should have a little bit of us in them. From your bio, you seem to be a strong woman. Go forth and conquer PJ!

  2. Wow. I started reading when i was 12 and still in love with reading and writing them.

    My heroine's are always either 1) too strong yet need to humble 2) humble and becoming stronger

  3. Thank you for your comments. I try to write a little of it all. I just hope to entertain the readers.