Friday, February 11, 2011

Romance Heroines

Hey all,

It's Friday and today's guest blogger is the awesome PJ Dean, a fellow TMDR Author.  Today's blog is a tribute to heroines and why she loves them so much.  But before we get into that, let's find out a little about this author...

Born to a hard-working, single mother on a tight budget, who believed pursuing the things which make life fun were just as important as the necessities, her mother believed fun did not have to cost much and sought out what Philly had to offer. Libraries, museums, free city-sponsored concerts, etc. She was also raised an only child in a household of adults, so she was a tad precocious.  As a child, she learned to observe people, developing an eye for detail and an ear for the unusual. This inquisitiveness led to her affinity for research and a desire to write. Her love of other places led to a semester in France and a B. A. in French Civilization, with a minor in Spanish. Her interest in history and her penchant for romance novels directed her to write her first historical romance. 

Sounds great, right?  So let's see what she has to say about romance heroines...  Welcome, PJ Dean.

I have adored romance books since I was 14 years old. The daring, brave men. The ripe, succulent heroines. They are old hat now but paved the way for new types of heroes and heroines. I loved the way a hero would sweep a girl off her feet and save the day. Then the more I read, I realized that the reason that I admired the hero was because I wanted to be him. I wanted to sweep the guy off his feet, help save the day and still be desirable. Is that too much to ask? Well, I think that I have created that mind-set in every heroine that I have ever created.

Isabella de Turenne from "Faithful", my first romance, set in 16th century France is quite a match for Blaise, her love. Kindred from "Kindred", my African-American freed woman is an equal to her Oneida Indian mate, Lelaheo and my best yet, the African-American mercenary Tina Cain and her Caucasian lover/partner, Nate Lowe, from my "The Felig Chronicles" series take turns rocking each other's worlds in more ways than one. I am proud of all my women.

What heroines in which books have left an indelible mark on your psyche? Did you ever want to act like the hero in a story? What kind of heroine would you want to be? 


I'm one of those who likes all kinds of heroines.  I like the kick ass ones ,and I'm just as fond as the quiet shy thoughtful types, or the more "normal" gals.  My books reflect this as PJ's reflect her dreams and imaginings.  And that's what makes an author worth her salt.  To be able to take those thoughts and put them down on paper (so to speak) for our readers to enjoy.

To learn more about PJ and her work, visit her WEBSITE or go say HI on her BLOG.  And don't forget to take a peek at her upcoming release, The Felig Chronicles.  For more information about this new story, go  to her WEBSITE.

Thanks all and I'll see you again on Monday with another of my recycled blogs.  You have a great weekend and take care!!!!

Hugs to all,

CJ England

Follow Your Dreams


Phylis said...

I love the kick ass heroines too but those whose quiet strength save the day are great too!

CJ England said...


Exactly! Variety is the spice of life!

PJ DEAN said...

Thanks again, CJ, for the guest spot. And, Phylis, thank you for commenting.