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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