By: Misty Evans
If I was going to cast you in one of my books, would you be a princess, a spy, or a witch? A vampire, an FBI agent, or perhaps a woman wrongly accused?
Do you like angst, jump scares, and no-win situations? Move over Angelina Jolie, you’re a romantic suspense heroine. You’re bold, brave, and take no prisoners. You know how to handle a gun (if only in your imagination) and can outmaneuver anyone in a car chase.
Maybe you prefer things a little less hectic, but are thrilled to find a dead body in the rose garden. If you prefer a story that asks lots of questions and throws suspicion on everyone, enjoy playing games like Clue, and always solve the crime on CSI before the cast does, you’re a mystery heroine.
If you don’t mind blood and gore, like big dogs (of the shifter variety), and aren’t scared of things that go bump in the night, you’d be a great urban fantasy heroine. You’re attracted to bad boys (the kind that have lost their souls or never had ones to begin with) and you prefer the action to take place in gritty, dark settings.
If you’ve always wanted to have special powers, like flying or reading people’s minds, paranormal would be your ideal genre. After all, you have been accused of being witchy some days, right? Why not be able to hex your enemies and play fairy godmother to your friends? You want to use your powers for good…or evil. Mwwahaha.
What if you were a lost princess? You could be in any of these genres. And what if the president of your homeland blackmailed you into returning so you could have his babies and restore a royal bloodline…would you do it?
That’s the premise of my latest Super Agent novel, The Blood Code. The heroine, Anya, is not your typical romantic suspense heroine. At least not at the beginning. She’s not a trained operative, nor does she have a clue how to outmaneuver the Russian president who wants to use her to build a new family of royals, but she’s one determined gal. She’s not about to let the bad guy win, even if it means sacrificing her own life.
And that’s what makes all heroines – no matter the storyline or genre – great. Each one, whether funny, angsty, or possessing super powers – sacrifices something during the story so that good wins over evil, and the bad guys eat dirt. Throw in a sexy hero who can help, and they’re guaranteed to save the day.
So how about it, readers? What type of heroine would you be?
USA Today Bestselling Author Misty Evans writes the award-winning Super Agent series as well as urban fantasy and paranormal romance. She likes her coffee black, her conspiracy theories juicy, and her wicked characters dressed in couture. When her muse lets her on the internet to play, she’s on Facebook and Twitter. Read more about her stories at www.readmistyevans.com.
Fifteen years ago, Anya Radzoya fled Russia with her grandmother after the suspicious deaths of her parents, but she can’t escape the royal genes that make her one of Russia’s last living princesses. When President Ivanov blackmails her into returning to Moscow in exchange for her grandmother’s life, Anya discovers he’s planning to unleash a nuclear war. With no one else to turn to, she joins forces with CIA operative Ryan Smith.
Undercover at the nuclear summit, Ryan recruits Anya to find proof Ivanov is resurrecting the Cold War, but he suspects his new asset is a double agent. Anya is determined to rescue her grandmother with or without his help, however, and Ryan finds himself falling for the beautiful princess before he even trusts her.
Trapped inside the Kremlin with a cunning and ruthless opponent, the two must risk their lives and their hearts to save Anya’s grandmother as well as millions of innocent people.