Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Guest Author Day with Fiona Jayde

Kicking ass and looking great.

Seeing as my latest release features a kick-ass heroine who is both vulnerable and strong, who may look poised in the face of danger and yet is as emotionally challenged as the rest of us mortals, I’d like to pay tribute to my favorite kick-ass heroines.

Buffy – from Buffy the Vampire Slayer: I think she was one of the original kick-ass heroines. The idea of a little blonde girl kicking some major ass has always appealed to me. (I’m a short brunette, but hey, I got an imagination). I love the idea of the girl doing the rescuing, having to use both smarts and fists.

Eve Dallas from the In Death Series by Nora Roberts: I’ve always loved Eve – the emotional complexity of a tough girl concealing a soft side. One of my favorite scenes in the series is from Glory In Death where Eve actually breaks down to admit her feelings for Roarke (Excuse the fangirl squee here… Roarke is just yummy). I love the internal and external conflict between what is perceived strength and what is perceived as weakness and finally finding the balance between the two.

Max from Dark Angel: Here’s one super-heroine who is trained to survive no-matter the cost, and yet who has a soft side. Jessica Alba did a great job portraying a tough chic with an attitude and kind eyes.

Kara Thrace from Battlestar Galactica: Kara was my favorite character in BSG and don’t even get me started on her storyline of the last season! She is the ultimate tortured heroine – strong and weak, fallible and cocky. This is a girl who’d smoke cigars before a battle and was known as the best damned pilot in the fleet.

Xhex from J.R Wards Black Dagger Brotherhood series. We don’t know a lot about her yet, but I can’t wait for her story coming in May!

Who is your favorite kick-ass heroine and why?

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Dawn said...

Hi Fiona,

What an awesome cover. Love it!

Kick butt herione huh? Well I love Eve Dallas a whole bunch and yes its becasue she has Roarke to cuddle up with as well. *grins*


Maggie Dove said...

Hi Fiona,

I agree with Dawn. Love your cover. Kick butt herione...well...I don't think anyone can beat Scarlett O'Hara. I don't think there was a single butt she didn't kick during the burning of Atlanta! Just ask Rhett? lol

Cecile said...

***waving to Fiona***
Hi Ms. Dawn, I am new here, hope you don't mind!
And a Kick-ass heroine... I would have to say "Tortured" by Amanda McIntyre - Sierra. She witnesses her mother's death, tries to take care of her younger brother, only to have him taken from her - thought be killed, her identity stricken from her, has to help the king that no one likes (because she has skills), and becomes the executioner apprentice. So, in my book... She kicks some major butt!!!
Can not wait to see what everyone else comes up with!
Have a great day!

Mary G said...

Hi Fiona
Great Post! Funny you should ask about Fave heroines. I loved Gia from your book Amethyst Moon. Not only was she strong physically but she was strong mentally too. I love the way she outsmarted Scott (sexy alpha hero)to get what she wanted. Don't want to spoil it so you all will have to read it. I love romantic suspense - Navy Seal & Special Ops heroes. I only like alpha heroes when coupled with a strong heroine that could do the saving too like in Cindy Gerard's books.

Dawn said...

I also love Mary V. Snyder's Magic series were the herione was a woman with nomemory, a poison taster who if she mised one dose of her "elixer" she dies. Magic Study, Poisaon Study and Fire Study are awesome books with a strong herione which I like. None of that "Woe is me...come save me" crap.


Welcome Cecile. I hope you enjoy yourself here.


Cate Masters said...

It's so great to have strong female archetypes out there! Go Fiona! I'm old school and grew up with Wonder Woman, and would love to see an updated version of her. I have much catching up to do on more recent strong heroines!
Congrats on Dragon Slayer!

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