Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Romance Weekly

Welcome to my wee slice of Romance Weekly.

Here are my responses to this week's jackpot questions:

Who is your favorite character and why?

I love them all, of course. Graham, the hero in The Queen of Swords, is both noble and funny. Callum, the hero in The Knight of Wands, is a good-hearted romantic. Leith, the hero of my WIP, is a bit on the dark side, but still well-intentioned. If pressed to pick just one, I’d have to go with Alex Buchanan, the journalist hero in The Tin Man. He’s very complex and has lots of demons to overcome, but also is a really good guy.

Do you prefer to write your hero or heroine?

My heroes, hands down. All my stories, though told from both points of view, are really about him more than her. Even when I was a kid, I used to play Ken to my sisters' Barbies. I'm sure there's some deep psychological reason for this, but I couldn't tell you why I just find men more interesting. Or maybe it's just because I'm a heterosexual woman.

What are three things you can't write without?

Google, the fifteen beats of Save the Cat plotting, and a notebook to scribble down ideas.

Now it's time to head on over to hear what Kim Handysides has to say on these subjects.


  1. Of your men, I like Leith the best. But, as you know, I like them big, bad, mean and moody and I know there's some deeply meaningful psychological reason behind that.

    1. I'm pretty partial to Leith myself. He's much more of a bad-ass than Callum or Graham. Graham is tortured and Callum's a sweetheart.

  2. I must look into Save the Cat - sounds interesting!

  3. I enjoy getting inside the hero's head too. And I was a GI Jo fan over Ken.

  4. Love the name Leith. Want to read!

  5. Barbie and Ken, now that takes me back LOL. Fantastic blog!!!

  6. Great blog! Love those flawed heroes!

  7. Nina, I love that your books are named for Tarot suits. So intriguing. I use cards to help me work through writer's block whenever I hit a wall. Great post.

  8. Love the names of your heroes! You can tell the era, just from them!

  9. Any guy who is a good-hearted romantic sounds pretty awesome, no wonder he would make your favourite character list :D

  10. I love that you have characters a bit older. I've got a some couples I want to write novella's about and they are 'older".


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