Friday, March 21, 2014

My girls

One of the things I pride myself on most in my books is my strong female main characters. Each one of them is beautiful and unique and I *hope* they will be inspirational to anyone, male or female, reading one of my romance or sci-fi romance books. Brief rundown:

From my Mirror sci-fi romance series:

Maddie is brilliant, sweet, and stronger than she appears. She's quick on her feet and uses her mind instead of her fists.

Mack is just as brilliant as Maddie but with a rougher edge to her. The years with the ISC have hardened her and she's a proven leader but remains true to herself.

From my work-in-progress Amethyst sci-fi romance series:

Wait till you meet Ember. She's something else. Strong, fierce and incredibly tough. The leader of the Amethyst team of genetically enhanced super-humans.

My romance, Color of Dreams, is in the second round of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.
Julie is a sex crimes detective. Her personality is as fiery as her hair. She's the type of woman who would show her gun in a strip club if someone was hitting on her (and does).

Probably my weakest girl is Maggie from my Change the Stars romance (out in June) but it's not her fault. Her story is set in the 1930s and was raised with a silver spoon in her mouth. But she does grow throughout her novel. She starts as a timid girl who holds her tongue and develops into a capable woman protecting her family through WW II.

Also developing a story for Isabelle, a young woman who becomes a pirate. That should be fun.

My fmc are tenacious, sharp witted, and pioneers in their own world and ways. They are relate-able and charismatic. I subscribe to the Joss Whedon school of characters. It's my hope that whoever reads their stories can connect to them.

I'm tired of reading books where the women are background characters or secondary to the guys. Some genres are sexist or geared toward a particular female archetype. I want to shatter the stereotype especially in my sci-fi books.

Just wait to you get to meet my girls. Mirror Image will be available on April 25th. I'll have links posted here as well as my Facebook page on where you can purchase it.


Duchess Writer said...

Can't wait to meet your characters! They sound awesome! How much of yourself would you say you put into each one? :o)

Karyn Pearson said...

They all sound great! I'm really looking forward to seeing where you take Maddie and Mack as well as meeting your other fmcs from your upcoming works, Kristina! :)

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