Delilah, thank you for having me as a guest today.
I should be comfortable writing a blog post. I’m a writer, right, and writing is what I do. But there’s a difference between writing fiction and well, writing as if I’m sitting next to you chatting while drinking a cup of coffee.
You see I live an ordinary life. Not like the characters in one of my books. I’m from a large Italian family—my parent’s raised four daughters. I’m twelve years younger than my oldest sister and the ‘baby’ of the family. My dad’s grandparents lived next door, my mom’s grandparents in town along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. We always had family and friends stopping by. It was a time when invitations were never needed.
Growing up, I had strong women as role models. My mother’s advice was to make my own way in the world and not to rely on a man. And, pretty much that’s what I did. So when I started writing, I was caught by surprise when I realized my male characters were more interesting than my heroines. When I switched to male/male romance it all clicked in place for me.
But I still love a good book and movie with a strong female character.
Here are ten of my favorite heroines:
- Elinor Dashwood from Sense and Sensibility
- Bridget Jones from Bridget Jones Diary
- Sally Albright from When Harry Met Sally
- Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice
- Scarlett O’Hara from Gone With the Wind
- Arwen (movie version) from Lord of the Rings
- Dorothy Gale from the Wizard of Oz
- Princess Leia from Star Wars
- Margo Channing from All About Eve
- Fran Kubelik from The Apartment
Post a comment and tell me your favorite heroine and you’ll be entered into a drawing for one of my digital books – winner’s choice! You can check out my book list at http://www.vikilyn.com/books. I’ll pick a winner using a random number generator.
Current release – Lover’s Trill:
Let the musical magic of Vienna weave a second chance at love.
Rocker Leo needs a break. From the band, roadies, everything related to his present life. Wandering the streets of Vienna, he chances upon a poster that just might change his life. Andre Revele, renowned violinist, and Leo’s ex-lover, is performing in the city. It’s been years since Leo slipped out of Andre’s life, but he’s never forgotten their passionate love of music and each other.
Andre is shocked when Leo shows up backstage after his performance. He is angry, but he can’t walk away. Against his better judgment, he invites Leo to his hotel for a drink. Not sure what he wants from Leo, he knows what his body wants. A night of passionate sex leads to another, until he’s lost his heart to Leo again.
When Andre finds his trust in Leo tested, Leo must prove his loyalty by using their one common passion – music – to bind their hearts.
You can check out my bookshelf at http://www.vikilyn.com/books