Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Which type of heroine are you? Romantic suspense? Mystery? Paranormal?


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. 

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15 comments:

  1. Fun post! I'm a mystery, with a dash of romantic suspense) heroine....on a good day. ;-)

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    1. JB, even on a bad day, you could be any kind of kick ass heroine!

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  2. I'm a romantic suspense, slightly heavier on the romance side, with a dollop of mystery, heroine. {Eeek, that was a horrible sentence} In my dreams! :-)

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    1. Virginia, that sounds like fun. Who's your favorite RS heroine? One of my all time favorites is Niema in Linda Howard's novel, All the Queen's Men.

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    2. I'm way late on replying. I adore Linda Howard, and yes, Niema is fabulous. But one of my favorite books is Mr. Perfect. Jaine Bright's great, but Sam Donovan, now *he's* perfect. :-)

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  3. Love this question.

    I would want to be the Romantic Suspense Heroine, but I am afraid I would actually be the very suspicious and cautious RSH's "mother" instead. "Don't touch anything, be careful and look out! And don't talk, touch or otherwise cavort with any #talldarkhandsome men that you meet in highly irregular circumstance.

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    1. HA! Gayle, you're too funny. You'd make a great RSH's mother!

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  4. I'd like to be that spy, or the FBI agent, but probably I'm just the one finding the dead body and freaking out.

    I'd like to think I was a romantic heroine, but I don't think I have a romantic bone in my body.

    This was a neat question - and a neat blog today. I definitely do want to read THE BLOOD CODE as I think it is an interesting premise.

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    1. Donna, this is the great thing about writing stories...I can pretend to be any type of heroine I want, where in reality, I'm a scaredy-cat who would also freak out if she found a dead body or had to take on a terrorist!

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I hope you enjoy The Blood Code!

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  5. I so want to be a strong, brave, romantic suspense heroine, preferably CIA. The idea of being someone you are not on purpose intrigues me. And I love the sneaking around thing. Kind of like hide and seek, right? What I have learned in real life is that when it is time to choose fight or flight, I tend to choose flight. I hate confrontation and want to avoid it at all costs...so in a fiction book I would want to be someone I am not naturally. I would not be as brave as Anya is in The Blood Code, but I sure would want to snag that hot, hunky, spy. :-)

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    1. Amy, I'm only a fighter when it comes to standing up for someone I care about, like my kids. Then I'm momma lion. Otherwise, I avoid confrontations, so I'm with you. I'm also with you on wanting to be a spy. I keep waiting for the CIA to contact me and offer me a job. I could sneak around and pretend to be someone else...at least until a terrorist pointed a gun at me. LOL.

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  6. I'm very definitely the mystery heroine, showing up as an FBI agent as I like hunting down the clues and piecing them together to solve the crime. Now, I'm a bigger fan, though, of those heroines who find themselves in a situation they've never prepared for but dig deep and do what they need to do. There's so much space in this genre for all types, one of the reasons why romantic suspense is my favorite.

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    1. Jonetta, you nailed it on the head. Throwing heroines (and heroes) into dramatic situations they're unprepared for reveals their true characters.

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  7. I'm just the plain romantic suspense heroine. The brave mother, the one who stands up for herself and gets the job done. :) I'm a bit like Amy. :)

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    1. Awesome,, Suzanne. You sound like my favorite type of heroine!

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