Nonsense, Hamsta Dickens. I am sure the publishing world awaits your opus. I was just a bit busy on Friday visiting the lovely Elyzabeth M. Valey.
Indeed, it was for her new Happy Hour Feature, as you can see,
http://t.co/wKpJa3KOw2 where we discussed the history of the Singapore Sling for everyone’s literary benefit. The lovely Jane Hunt, author of
was invited for It’s Girl Friday yoinks ago.
Before my 3 weeks 3 books blogs, but she’s been kinda busy.
Then someone had to write Fury’s latest blog post for her. ..
Talking Fury, I want to thank the wonderful author of Heart of the Arena and three other books, Mishka Jenkins for her review.
Captain Flint is specially pleased to get in on the action there Mishka. So, on the mop up of outstanding blog posts, today we bring you….
In the books that I’ve written so far I wouldn’t describe my heroines as nice
(no one wants to be described as ‘nice’ do they?) but they’re not gratuitously bad either.
That’s not to say they won’t cross the line if the situation warrants it.
They have qualities and flaws found in many young women.
I like to explore how seemingly ordinary women react and develop when faced with extraordinary creatures, worlds or situations. I love living vicariously through my heroines. I don’t get out much!
Independent, strong willed and courageous and in the beginning a little naïve.
Why do you choose to write heroines who are not nice but not bad either?
I like these character traits. My heroines can want and love the hero without doing what he thinks they should do. Love affairs are much more fun when the couple fights for supremacy and eventually (if they want a happy ever after) compromise.
When faced with a situation that scares them it’s okay for the heroine to be frightened but even better if she can use that fear to get the outcome she wants. Naivety makes the heroine vulnerable. If she is all knowing there wouldn’t be the journey of discovery that I love my heroines to experience.
What kind of hero do you match them up to?
I write romance so I should say Alpha and my heroes do have alpha qualities but even in a paranormal world characters can’t be two dimensional they have to have weaker traits and I like to explore some of these through my heroes.
In successful relationships one partner is often stronger but not all the time it depends on the conflict faced and what is at stake. The most important thing is that the hero and heroine are strong together.
This doesn’t stop my heroes being sexy and arrogant all of them are. But they can also be jealous, revengeful, thoughtless and depressed.
A line from the book to describe your heroine.
The Dragon Legacy Series – Book 1
‘Fleur stepped forward. Her actions went against every instinct for self-preservation, but she must save the infant dragon from Xavier.’
Fleur from ‘The Dragon Legacy’. “I know what I want.”
Tips on creating a believable good or bad heroine?
Creating a heroine with good or bad character traits relies on personal experience, people you’ve encountered in your day to day life and imagination.
I base my characters on people I’ve met.
I aim for realistic heroines so that the reader can step into their shoes. The conflicts my heroines face are extraordinary, especially in my fantasy/paranormal series. My heroines meet adversity head on and survive or fail and learn from the experience, a great way to reveal a heroine’s true qualities.
THAT’S IT FOLKS, except to say Jane Hunt is one of the nicest, most helpful and supportive ladies going. She does a ton to help others. Her next book will soon be out. The Dragon Legacy is her first book
‘When emotionally fragile Fleur Curwen decides she wants excitement in her boring life she signs up for a Murder Mystery Weekend in the wilds of the English Lake District. She enters a paranormal world where
danger and death are common occurrences.
Demon slayer Lukas Draco is a loner. He lives by two simple rules: No
emotional entanglements and duty must remain his first priority. His
beliefs are challenged when he’s inexplicably drawn to Fleur, a human
woman with an unusual psychic aura. Sparks of sexual attraction ignite
threatening both his search for the dragon’s egg he buried a thousand years ago and Fleur’s life. Under the cover of a murder mystery weekend an apocalyptic hunt begins’
Author Bio: As a child Jane had a complete stable of make believe horses and her imagination remains as vivid. Now it creates characters and scenarios which provide the inspiration for her stories.
She is so excited to finally have career as a writer.
Her love affair with the written word started as a teenager. She secretly dreamed of writing the romantic novels she loved to read. Life had other plans for her. Marriage at twenty-one whilst still at university launched her into a career in health service management. She often thought about writing in her spare time but her career and two wonderful children kept her occupied 24/7. Illness forced an abrupt end to her career. Always the optimist she seized the opportunity to write full time in 2012.
The Dragon Legacy is her first published novel and she is excited to be sharing it with a wider audience.
When not writing she enjoys reading, book reviewing, social media and walking in the countryside. She is passionate about animal welfare.
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