Looking at all the heroines you’ve written, who’s your favorite? And why?
If you want to share more than one, that’s cool too. 🙂
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I think to pick one would be unfair. I have so many favorites for various different reasons. I love Lenore for her youth, her smartness, her ability to say it like it is. I love Shael for her strength, courage and the way she kicks the bad guys all over the place. I love Arielyn for her vulnerability and her emotional warfare. There are others I should mention but I think you get the point: their all my darlings and hard to choose just one.
My favorite heroine is Diane Patterson from ‘In The Dark’. I’ve always liked Southern redheads. 😉
I think right now my favorite is Heaven, nicknamed Redd, because she’s a trouble maker. She’s all the things as a teen I could never be or even dream to be, except sassy – that I definitely am. But I also love Sarah, she’s the girl who gets the awesome guy that I wish I could have. Sarah also is somewhat in a shell, but really comes out of htat shell and shows how strong she is. And Elisabeth, because she’s her hero’s equal, adventurous, rebellous, loves danger, and rides horses.
Now see, this is hard. I don’t like my heroines as much as my heroes.
If I HAD to pick, it would be Livvy right now. She is deeply nurturing but driven to succeed. She faces John at his his worst and never blinks.
I’d have to go with my first heroine–Miya. She hasn’t gotten much publicity since that first manuscript was put away to gather dust. She would try to stand toe to toe with the alphas around her but, at heart, was still young and inexperienced. I guess she’s my favorite because she was the most complex, but I didn’t know enough to write her they way she needed to be written.
Was going to add…as Inez said, it’s easier to love your heros it seems. For the heroines, their weaknesses seem to hit very close to home. Just like we love men for their flaws, but we pick our own flaws apart. 🙂
I haven’t written that many, although looking back, the first three were all prickly and difficult, kind of closed off from love. So it’s interesting that my favorite is definitely the one I’m writing now, Lilah Jane Tunkle in ON THE STEAMY SIDE. She’s a southern girl transplanted to Manhattan; she doesn’t swear, believes in good manners, cooks down home country food, has a huge bleeding heart and never lets the celebrity chef hero get away with anything.
Hmm, picking just one, I’d have to say Rebecca from Arden FD #3 because she’s so focused and determined. And also because she’s the one I’m working on right now. ; )
I’m fickle — I love the one I’m with, so at the moment, it’s the heroine from the wip. 😉 But I’ve loved all my heroines.
I loved Sabine because she was my Steel Magnolia. What didn’t kill her made her stronger.
I loved Meriel for much the same reason, but also because of her self-sacrifice.
I have to say, though, that if I *had* to pick a favorite, it would be Debra because of her growth. The journey she made turned her into someone really powerful, but never changed her basic personality.
Lianon, definitely, from Crossing Swords and Bound by Steel (and my current WIP)–although she’s more a female hero than a heroine. She’s tough, honorable, vulnerable, driven, and she kills people for a living. What’s not to like?
If I had to pick a favorite heroine, I guess I’d have to say Dixie from my free ebook Shimmer. (Available at http://midnightmooncafe.com/downloads)
Although I also loved writing my sea siren/mermaid heroine, Vivilyn Ondine from Song of The Sea, book two of the Shifting Tides trilogy. 🙂
I love Sorcha and Caedyrn from my novella “Sorcha’s Heart” (http://www.freyasbower.com), but then I love ALL my couples *lol*
If I have to choose *just* a heroine, I’d probably say Claire from my not-yet-published YA, “Faery Unexpected”. Claire is very much the teen I wasn’t, and I like that about her.
I love all my heroines but my favourite is Clodagh, from Animal Instincts. She’s been to some very dark places and is battling to hold onto something that is very dear to her but she is never whiny and she gets the most gorgeous hero in Jack.
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