Thank you so much to Michelle for having me here today!
In paranormal romance does a heroine literally have to kick ass to be kick-ass? Does she have to be tough or wield an array of weapons to be considered a kick-ass female?
I’ve written my fair share of females who can take down almost anyone when it comes to physical strength. They’re smart, and capable of completely taking care of themselves while also being tough in not just body, but heart. I’ve also penned more than a few stories where my heroines aren’t physically tough, but are intelligent, challenging to the hero and are the backbone of their family in so many ways. And I like to write about females who fall somewhere in between. Some who are physically able kick ass if they have to be, but it’s not the role they would choose without external circumstances forcing them to. Why? Because diversity rocks. Women don’t have to fall into only one role to be accepted and powerful.
I enjoy reading about physically tough heroines—because they’re everything I’m not. (I’m so not a badass so it’s fun to read about women who are.) However, I also really enjoy reading about females who are more like me. My husband was in the Marines and he’s now in law enforcement so I spend a lot time taking care of our family and keeping everything running smoothly at home. I think so many females, whether they’re mothers, wives, sisters or daughters, take on that role in addition to their normal jobs. Often it can be taxing and thankless.
In my current release, Primal Possession, my heroine isn’t physically kick-ass. In fact, she’s a human with no supernatural abilities and she’s trying to come to terms with her new relationship with a dominating shifter who’s incredibly strong. And in Liam’s (the hero) world, physical strength is a big deal. The way they navigate their relationship and differences was a lot of fun to write.
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About Primal Possession:
To protect her, he will unleash the beast within…
As his pack’s second-in-command, lupine shifter Liam Armstrong gives orders and takes what he wants—until he meets red-headed, blue-eyed December McIntyre. Liam knows the human beauty is his intended mate the moment he sees her, but December is far too strong-willed to accept his protection.
December, whose brother is the town sheriff, has every reason to mistrust shifters after one killed her youngest sibling. But the forceful and handsome Liam has gotten under her skin in a way she hadn’t thought possible, and the desire she feels for him is almost too much to bear.
When a radical hate group targets all humans known to sympathize with paranormal beings, December is attacked in her bookstore. Reluctantly, she turns to the only one who can help her: Liam. And he is going to take her to places within herself she never knew existed.
A little about Katie: I’ve been reading romance since a young age—ever since I discovered my mom’s hidden stash. Luckily the addiction stayed with me into adulthood. I write paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense for Carina Press, Harlequin Nocturne, and NAL/Signet Eclipse. To learn more about me please visit my website, my blog, facebook or find me on twitter @katiereus.
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