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Guest Blogger: Viki Lyn (Contest)
Monday, October 22nd, 2012

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:

  1. Elinor Dashwood from Sense and Sensibility
  2. Bridget Jones from Bridget Jones Diary
  3. Sally Albright from When Harry Met Sally
  4. Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice
  5. Scarlett O’Hara from Gone With the Wind
  6. Arwen (movie version) from Lord of the Rings
  7. Dorothy Gale from the Wizard of Oz
  8. Princess Leia from Star Wars
  9. Margo Channing from All About Eve
  10. 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.

Excerpt and buy link

You can check out my bookshelf at http://www.vikilyn.com/books

Happy Reading!

Viki Lyn
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11 comments to “Guest Blogger: Viki Lyn (Contest)”

  1. Ebony Morton
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 8:20 am · Link

    My favorite is Elizabeth Bennett. I like how she is always reading and trying to help her sisters.



  2. Melissa Porter
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 9:12 am · Link

    I love Gone with The Wind. I have been trying to find the original version of the movie. My mom has it. I think I might just “barrow” from her. ;-)
    Same with Lord of the Rings. Those movies I can watch over and over.



  3. Michele H
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 10:25 am · Link

    I love all the strong female characters you mentioned as well. My favorite currently is Jane Jameson from Molly Harper’s “Nice Girls” series. She’s strong, independent, hysterical and klutzy. I identify with her a tad too much some days…aside from the whole vampire aspect that is. lol



  4. Lori Meehan
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      · October 22nd, 2012 at 3:12 pm · Link

    I have to agree with you Elinor Dashwood. I loved Sense and Sensibility. Elinor did what needed to be done for her family.



  5. ELF
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      · October 23rd, 2012 at 10:18 am · Link

    Some of my favorites include Eve Dallas, Elizabeth Bennett, Pia Giovanni from Thea Harrison’s “Dragon Bound”, Jennifer Estep’s Gin Blanco and Kaylin Neya from Michelle Sagara. Thanks for visiting and thank you for the giveaway.



  6. Linda Womack
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      · October 23rd, 2012 at 12:38 pm · Link

    My favorite is Sally Albright out of the ones you like. But I love Velvet Brown in National Velvet both from the book and the 1944 movie with Elizabeth Taylor.

    Linda W



  7. pam howell
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      · October 23rd, 2012 at 5:33 pm · Link

    Tabitha & Amanda Sherrilyn Kenyon Dark Hunters – SIMI TOO!!!
    love the ladies with the snark!



  8. pam howell
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      · October 23rd, 2012 at 5:34 pm · Link

    and eve dallas
    and scarlett!!!



  9. Zina
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      · October 23rd, 2012 at 7:16 pm · Link

    Dani and Mac from KMM’s Fevor series. Falon from Blood Law and Bloodright and Melinda from Virgin River.
    Z



  10. Viki Lyn
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      · October 24th, 2012 at 2:56 pm · Link

    Hi All, and thank you for your comments. I’m a little behind because I’ve been at the GayRomLit conference and just got back on Monday! I love everyone’s heroines and it was so difficult to draw a name. But I did using the Random Number Generator and the winner of a digital ebook is: Michele H. I will be emailing you to see what book you’d like.

    Thank you Delilah for having me as a guest! :-P



  11. Viki Lyn
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      · October 25th, 2012 at 10:07 am · Link

    Michele H – please email me at viki.lyn.romance (@) gmail (dot) com! I need your email address. :) Thx. Viki