I enjoy writing about heroines who have somewhat of a past and a bit of sexual knowledge. Perhaps a bad experience with a past boyfriend or husband, someone who didn’t appreciate them the way the hero will. That contrast is fun and interesting for me to explore.
Catriona, in Beast in a Kilt, Red Sage Secrets Volume 29 Indulge Your Fantasies, was one of the few virgin heroines I’ve written. But she isn’t shy, timid or afraid of sex. Quite the opposite. She’s far more forward and bold than Torr, the hero, wishes at first. Plus, she’s in love with him and not afraid to tell him. She tempts and taunts him to go against his honor and ravish a virgin. How can he resist when she secretly slips aphrodisiac into his ale? She’s determined to have Torr for her very own.
Alana, in Laird of Darkness, my March 21 release from Carina Press, is a beautiful blond lady in her early twenties. She had a secret tryst at age 17 with a handsome stable lad of about the same age. If possible, she’s determined to keep this a secret from her future husband, a chief. But when she, by her own choice, ends up in the bed of Duncan, the dark laird who is holding her hostage, he figures out she isn’t as innocent as she’d like him to believe. When he parades around in the nude, she might blush, but her hungry, appreciative gaze tells him she knows something of what goes on between a man and a woman. When he quiets her fears in the darkness of night, she blatantly encourages him to shift his comfort to seduction. She might never find another man she is so intensely drawn to.
I enjoy writing brave, spirited, courageous heroines who throw caution to the wind and go after what they want.
The first chapter of Laird of Darkness is available on my website here. It includes the scene where Duncan captures Alana and carries her back to his lair. Will she fight him every step of the way? Laird of Darkness is available for preorder from Carina Press, Amazon, and B&N.
What is your favorite type of heroine to read or write about? Do you prefer them serious or humorous? Forward or reserved? Nice or naughty… or both? :)