Guest post: Do You Prefer Strong Heroines? by Sharon Cullen
I first started writing The Notorious Lady Anne with the purpose of creating a strong heroine. The romance industry is full of alpha males but I wanted an alpha female.
Who better to pair her up with than an uptight aristocrat who practically grew up in the military, who did what was right, was always proper and who always followed “the rules” without question.
However, my fear was that said hero would become a doormat to such a strong heroine such as Lady Anne. I certainly didn’t want to write a wimpy hero.
Except Nicholas Addison refused to be wimpy. And he refused to be a doormat. And he definitely refused to follow a few silly rules when it came to conquering his pirate heroine.
What followed was such a fun story to write that I didn’t want it to end.
And since I first started writing Lady Anne so many years ago (this poor story has followed me through my tangled and varied writing career), there are a lot of stories out there with strong heroines.
So tell me, do you prefer a strong heroine? And if so, who is your favorite?
About the Author:
After earning a degree in journalism from Ohio University Sharon found that the stories inside her head were more interesting than what was going on in the world around her. Yet, it wasn’t until years later that she decided to pursue her secret dream of writing a romance novel. Since then she’s been published in romantic suspense, paranormal romance and contemporary romance. The Notorious Lady Anne is her first historical romance.
Sharon’s other job descriptions include chauffer, laundress, cook and mediator to her three very busy kids, her husband and two dogs. She lives in southwest Ohio with her brood although her dream is to someday retire to St. Maarten and live on the beach.
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