Saturday, January 25, 2014

All About Heroines ~ @oddlynn3 #rndrobin0125 #LynnCrain

Almost every month, I do a round-robin blog with a great group of women. Each time we have a different and exciting theme…this month is no different. Our theme this month is all about heroines: what type, traits, personality etc. draws me into a story? Has that changed with time? And do I write this type of heroine?

Well, I just love this topic. I love heroines. From the prime and proper to the tough and ready, I love heroines. And I’ll be honest, I’ve written all of those and more. However, I have a favorite. A favorite I will write about again and again. And that’s the kick-ass variety. You know the type: think Underworld, Alien or Aliens if you prefer, and who could ever forget Gone With The Wind. Now, wait a minute…I’m sure you’re saying this to yourself…why Gone With The Wind?

To be honest, Scarlett O’Hara is the first kick-ass heroine I fell in love with. She had a horrible situation, in a world ruled by men and somehow, each and every time she came out on top. I don’t think I have to explain just why Selene is a kick-ass heroine. She can definitely hold off the bad guys when she needs too…and yet…some would consider her a bad one as well considering she’s a vampire.

My all-time favorite, kick-ass heroine has to be Ellen Ripley or just Ripley to all her fans. That woman is everything I want in my heroines. She’s funny, serious, not afraid to show she’s afraid, yet always has her wits about her.

Now, like I said, it runs the gamut from historical to urban fantasy to horror. Just suffice it to say that these are the type of women I like and the type I normally write about. In A Viennese Christmas, my heroine leaves everything she knows to move to a new home for a wonderful job. In The Harvester, my heroine leaves her home as she doesn’t want to become queen because doing that means she has to kill her mother. And the list goes on and on. You can check out my books here on Amazon:

As far as my attitude changing over time…I don’t think it has. I’ve always liked women who took hold of their own destiny. That doesn’t mean I want to see them without a romance though. I love romance and feel that every woman, good or bad, deserves to have a soul mate. I can say that how I write those heroines has changed over time. In the beginning, I wrote to what the publisher wanted, now I write to what I want and that’s made a world of difference.

Don’t forget to check in with all the other authors in this round robin. They’ll each be telling you about their heroines. So, click on of the authors below and be taken to their world of the heroine.

Marci Baun at
Kay Sisk at
Ginger Simpson at
Connie Vines at
Geeta Kakade at 
A.J. Maguire at 
Beverley Bateman at
Diane Bator at
Fiona McGier at
Rhobin Courtright at

Thanks and see you all next time!