My Favorite Heroines.
Sprinkled throughout this post are the book covers for the heroines I love.
A friend and I have a long running conversation. Heroines. We’re both of the opinion that heroine’s these days come in all sorts. But, I’ve noticed that a lot o them are hard. Now I’m not saying that I don’t love kick ass heroines. I do.
What I don’t like is when I can’t discern any amount of softness in a female character. Yes I want my heroine to be able to take on the world that doesn’t mean she has to be such a hard ass that we lose track of her femininity.
To be fair I like my Hero’s to read like real men too. I don’t like the implausible. Being super human just isn’t possible unless I’m reading Science fiction, fantasy or graphic novels.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that I want to see the human being beneath the facade. Just as in life I like to see the cracks and know that the people/characters are rising above their limitations to be who they are. Even in my paranormal stories, having fur and claws just bring on different issues or magnify them.
Each one of these heroines has depth. Each is vulnerable. All are able to kick ass, without us forgetting she’s a woman.