Wednesday, June 28, 2006

The Burning Question

Today's question is from Linda. Who is one of your favorite heroes/heroines from one of your books? Why?


Betina Krahn said...

Without trying, I can tell you this one. My favorite heroine of all times in my books is Cordelia O'Keefe Blackburn, coming out in September's The Book of True Desires.

She's beautiful, she's capable, and she's not especially impressed with the men she's met. She looks like Charles Dana Gibson's private dream, has turned down five marriage proposals (ahem), can shoot and ride and plot with the best of them. . . wears a gun strapped to her thigh. . . has a great love of adventure. . . doesn't ask permission before or forgiveness afterward. . . and intends to captain her own soul. At least until she meets her match.

See, in this one, I decided not to write a woman I wanted to read, I decided to write a woman I wanted to BE.

The question was: what kind of man could live up to all of that?

It had to be THE BUTLER.

Helen Brenna said...

Betina, sure seems to me you ARE that woman! And itsounds like such a fun story.

Michele said...

I have this hero from ENCHANT ME NOT, Alexandre Saint-Sylvestre. A shy guy. A gardener. Father of two little four year old girls who challenge him and teach him how to continue to love after their mother's death. And he has synesthesia, which is one of my favorite neurological disorders. (Yes, I ENJOY neurological disorders.) Alex can taste smells and touch voices, and sees sounds as shapes. It's a confusion of the senses. He's just such a sweetie. I really want him for myself, but I guess I do have him in my heart.

Okay, that was mushy, wasn't it? Oh, and he wins the heroine's interest after she spies him in a makeshift shower he's built out in the gardens. Hey, the man can seduce with the best of em!

Lois Greiman said...

Betina's girl sounds fantastic. I like girls like that...kind of mean ones. Which, actually, most of mine are. The heroine in my soon to be released novel, Tempting the Wolf, tends to cast spells on folk, but then her prospective lover sometimes morphs into a wolf, so hey, a girl's got to do what a girl's got to do.

Kathleen Eagle said...

I really like the heroine in AVIEW FROM THE RIVER because she's a lot like me--surrounded by people who see ghosts or have a little psycic thing going, and she doesn't discount any of it. But open-minded as she may be, the spirits just won't speak to her.

One of my real favorites is Priscilla in FIRE AND RAIN. I put that poor woman though a lot. I had to come up with a contemporary alter-ego in the same book to give Priscilla the ending she deserved.

The hero in my next book (RIDE A PAINTED PONY)is such a love...well, let's just say any woman should be so lucky.

anne frasier said...

i'm having an awful time answering this question!
maybe Rachel in Pale Immortal. She finds herself trapped by circumstance and responsibility -- a position a lot of people find themselves in.

wow. that makes her sound like a total snooze.

Mia said...

Aaron Eagle from Heart of Stone. He's an interesting mix of angst and tenderness. His heart is in the right place but his head gets in the way a lot, making him even more endearing, even when he's being totally annoying.
And why does it scare me that Betina wants to run around with a gun strapped to her thigh???

Betina Krahn said...

Don't worry, Mia. . . first I'd have to find a holster big enough. . .

:)) B.