by Angela Adams
What makes a good heroine?
Thank you so much for the invitation and being part of “Magic Moment’s First Anniversary Tour.” I look forward to meeting your readers.
When I first started reading romance novels, back in my high school days, the stereotypical heroine was beautiful, shapely and stood up to the hero who came to rescue her from whatever predicament tossed them together.
I can only speak for myself when I was putting together the character of Laura Roberts. I wanted her to be strong yet not so strong that she didn’t need Chase Donovan. I tried showing that character trait in Laura when Chase left her (and she was pregnant). Yes, she loved him and wanted them to be together. But, if he wanted to leave, then as far as Laura was concerned, that was his choice and she’d make a life without him.
On the other hand, when Chase had seen the error of his ways and returned to her, she was willing to listen. She tried to see the situation from his point of view. She was forgiving without being a doormat and falling right into his arms.
Readers, what’s your opinion? What do you think makes a good heroine?
by Angela Adams
When the FBI brings Laura Roberts - a quiet, reserved bookkeeper - in for questioning regarding activities at the warehouse where she works, an uneasy Laura resigns her job - only to be attacked by thugs.
Chase Donovan intends to spend a few peaceful days on his boat getting his head together - and finds a woman being assaulted by two men who say his father told them to do it.
Chase doesn’t want to believe his father could hurt anyone. Laura doesn’t understand why she’s a target. Can they learn to work together to discover the truth - before someone dies?
Laura contemplates the day that finds her married to Chase, her feelings for the man who is now her husband, and the thought of being pregnant.
The day’s events seemed surreal. A quick wedding ceremony, a leisurely lunch, including slices of vanilla cake substituting as wedding cake, followed by a peaceful stroll along the bay, Laura hadn’t had a minute to second-guess their actions. She had never been so content.
Later, in the darkened cabin, Chase lay across her. The man was wearing them out, and if she didn’t find herself pregnant quickly, they would literally copulate themselves to death. The image shook her body with a giggle. Without disrupting his snooze, Chase eased off her length. Laura snuggled up against his side and he turned toward her, his chin brushing the top of her head. She gazed at her husband’s left hand, resting comfortably on her breast, a gold band on his third finger. That morning in the jewelry store, she had been astonished by his genuine desire for her ring’s mate.
She pressed his open palm to her bare belly. On their way to the courthouse, they had stopped at an ATM and Chase noted their wedding date on his receipt. In the courthouse ladies’ room, Laura had rummaged through her purse, finding the small calendar she carried. Forget that she had missed lunch the previous day with Kate—she would email her friend regrets from Chase’s laptop—Laura had always kept track of that dreaded twenty-eighth day every month so she could curtail her caffeine intake. As she had stared at the date with the red felt-pen circle, she counted backwards.
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AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Angela Adams writes and reviews contemporary romances. Her work has appeared in Romance at Heart, Oysters and Chocolate, and Long and Short Reviews. In December 2011, Whimsical Publications published an anthology, Winter Wonders. Ms. Adams’ short story “Burgers and Hot Chocolate,” was among the collection.
Angela is a member of Romance Writers of America and the online chapters, From the Heart Romance Writers and Elements of RWA.
Angela will award a $25 BN or Starbucks GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Please leave a comment with a valid e-mail address about what you look for in a heroine and a book that has one of your favorite heroines. Increase your entries by visiting other tour stops, a list is available at this link.
Thank you so much for hosting the final stop on "Magic Moment's" tour!ReplyDelete
You are very welcome, thanks for giving me the chance to host! Sounds like a great story.Delete
Thanks for hosting!ReplyDelete
You are always welcome.Delete
Hi Angela! This tour has been a really great tour! :) Magic Moment sounds so wonderful! Dare I say...magical ? I can't wait to really see what Laura's world is like!ReplyDelete
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Thank you for stopping by Andra Lyn!Delete
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Thank you so much for visiting, and your kinds words for "Magic Moment."
Great excerpt. My favorite heroine is Charley Davidson from Darynda Jones's Charley Davidson series-she is feisty and kiss ass and yet is still vulnerable to falling in love. Thanks for the giveaway opportunityReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing Sandy, I have GOT to get around to reading that series, I keep hearing such wonderful things about it.Delete
I'm happy you enjoyed what you read. I hadn't heard of Darynda Jones' series. Thank you for stopping by with the tip.
Sounds like a very good book!ReplyDelete
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I agree, I have added it to my EXTREMELY long list of things I want to read. Thank you for visiting.Delete
Thank you for visiting today, and reading my post.
I like a heroine that is strong, accepts the mans help but can do things on her own!!---RaeReplyDelete
That's definitely my kind of heroine, Rae. I hate those that just stand there waiting for rescue! Great to see you.Delete
I agree with you about the heroine. During her "rocky" period with Chase, I wrote the character of Laura with your frame of mine. Thank you so much for visiting and sharing your thoughts.
I thought it was a nice excerpt...although much too short, lol! Thank you for visiting!ReplyDelete
My favorite Heroine's are the kick ass types that can take care of themselves but still want a man who is strong and romantic when the time is right. Anita Blake, from the Vampire Hunter series is one of my favorite heroine's.ReplyDelete
I hadn't heard of the Vampire Hunter series. I'll check it out. Thanks so much for stopping by with the tip.
I do enjoy Anita Blake as well as Lily Yu from Eileen Wilks' Lupi series, Mercy Thompson from Patricia Briggs' series, Eve Dallas from JD Robb/Nora Roberts' Death series...the list can go on and on...but they all fit that criteria. Thanks for visiting, Mary!Delete
I do like strong women who can operate on their own, but I like them on the ordinary side. No too beautiful to be true gals or wealthy socialite who have every advantage, but just want someone to love. I can't relate. :)
Your sentiments always give me food for thought. Thanks so much for visiting today and sharing your views. I always learn something from you (smile).
I also like to be able to identify with the characters but it is fun to see the 'other side' at times as well. Thank you for dropping by.
Thanks for sharing the great excerpt and the giveaway. Sounds like a really good book and I am looking forward to reading it. Congrats on the completion of the tour. Wishing everyone a wonderful and magical holiday season. evamillien at gmail dot comReplyDelete
Thank you so much for visiting, your always kind words. Best wishes for a happy holiday season, to you, too!!
Thank you so much Eva, hope you have a wonderful holiday season as well. Thanks for visiting!Delete
Glad you enjoyed what you read. Thank you for visiting today.
I like a heroine that can stand on her own two feet and a hero that helps out :)ReplyDelete
You make an excellent point. A heroine an hero are partners in a relationship!! Thank you so much for visiting and commenting!
HI Crystal! Yep, a partnership where BOTH parties contribute is something I like the best. Thanks for visiting!Delete
Thanks for the the excerpt and the chance to win!ReplyDelete
Sounds like an amazing read!!
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Thank you for visiting and good luck!Delete
I like a sassy heroine--smart, funny, strong. Marie Astor writes good heroines. I also like Eve Dallas by J.D. Robb.ReplyDelete
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I adore Dallas, her pithy comments, especially to Peabody usually have me chuckling for the entire day. Thanks for visiting!Delete
"Sassy" is a good adjective for a heroine. Thanks for stopping by and checking out the tour's final stop!