Geek Girls Unite!
I’ve never been one for perfect heroines. You know the type. Those Barbara Cartland-styles heroines with the flowing locks, perfect skin and naivete galore. Those women don’t interest me as a write and definitely not as a reader.
Why not? Well, I’ve never been one.
What have I been, you ask? In short, a big, fat geek.
It’s true. In school, I was the girl with her hand always in the air, begging to answer the teacher’s question. I was the one who wore braces and a headgear for 5 painful years. I was the one who developed big boobs at the age of eight, but whose face didn’t quite catch up until much later.
Okay, I was awkward.
But weren’t we all in some way? YES! I think there’s a part of all of us that can identify with that girl. And that’s why I don’t enjoy reading about heroines who have super-model figures, legs up to there, and who have their act together. I can’t relate.
As an author, I receive a perverse thrill in pairing my geeky heroines with gorgeous, Alpha-male heroes! After all, these were the boys who usually broke my heart. I consider it my mission to make sparks fly between these unlikely couples.
Take my first heroine from For the Love of a God. Maia Douglas is scholarly, puts her foot in her mouth regularly, and appreciates huge servings of ice cream. Who became her soul mate in my book? Well, a sexy Greek god, of course! Nothing but the best for my Maia!
In my second book, Up In Flames, my heroine Jules Baker has been cheated on, has a temper and good-looking men leave her tongue-tied. I thought it only fitting that I throw her together with a delicious firefighter who resembles a Viking!
See? Geek girl + hot guy = happiness.
So, if you have a wonderful geeky heroine, one who falls over her own feet, send her my way. I can’t wait to see her get what’s coming to her!
Conservator Maia Douglas is an expert on ancient Greece and its mythology. She would never tell anyone at the museum where she works, but she's always had a secret crush on the mythical Eryx, Greek god of love. There is nothing she loves more than to tend to her favorite statue of him, and her nighttime dreams are filled with luscious images of Eryx making love to her.
One day, the peace at Maia's beloved museum is shattered when a new director arrives. A man who looks exactly like her image of Eryx. As Maia watches, he manages to upset her ordered museum world, at the same time he inflames her with unwanted desire.
Maia does not know that her new boss is actually the god Eryx, disguised as a mortal so he may work in antiquities. Although he is the god of love, he has forsaken his sexual nature because of a curse that has killed any woman he's dared to love. Though he fights it, Eryx is drawn to Maia with a force he's never experienced in a thousand years. But can he convince her of his true identity? And can he protect her from a vengeful goddess who seeks her destruction?
Juliet Baker is not looking forward to coming home after six months. Yes, the fiery brunette wants to make a go of turning her parents' farmhouse into a B&B. She’s just not looking forward to seeing the place where they died. To make things worse, she knows she'll finally have to face her cheating, firefighter ex-boyfriend.
Luckily, her sister has found Jules a boarder. Easy money, right? Not when she realizes the boarder is Captain Shane Gaskill. Not only is Shane a firefighter, he’s the town's hot new fire captain.
Jules is determined to hate all firefighters. After all, the men of that precious brotherhood protected her cheating ex. Shane, however, proves he’s different from the start. He's protective and kind, and she can't stop looking at his smoking, Viking-hot body. She learns, though, that Shane isn't so willing to love again either. He's been hurt, too. They both fight the sexual chemistry, and resulting tenderness, between them. But when a stalker begins to target Jules, they realize they can't fight their desire forever.
As the threats escalate, Shane and Jules are thrown together. The resulting passion overwhelms them. But are they willing to trust each other and surrender to the flames of love?
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