Tuesday, February 22, 2011

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A Kick-Butt SFR Heroine Should Never Leave Home Without…

I get awful curious about which accessories are crucial for a kick-butt heroine in science fiction romance. She never knows what kind of obstacles the universe will throw her way, but day or night, it’s her job to be prepared. With that thought in mind, I queried a sample of authors with kick-butt heroines under their belts and asked them to complete the following statement:

A kick-butt science fiction romance heroine should never leave home without…

IN ENEMY HANDS


“her brain.”

- KS Augustin (IN ENEMY HANDS)

ALIEN TANGO


“Her big ol' purse stuffed with all the essentials: hairspray, a heavy pen, iPod (with headphones, speakers, and car adapter), cell phone, a bottle of hooch, and an Aerosmith t-shirt. Having a Glock helps, but is not necessary.”

- Gini Koch (ALIEN TANGO)

WICKED EMPRESS


“her toothbrush. Hey, when your whole body is a deadly weapon, you really don't need anything else. ;)”

- Anitra Lynn McLeod (WICKED EMPRESS)

GIRL GONE NOVA


“A kick-butt science fiction romance heroine should never leave home without…a gun, a drop gun, several knives, a couple of flash bangs, and her sense of humor. Witty repartee boosts the smack down factor when going whoop ass on a bad guy.”

- Pauline B. Jones (GIRL GONE NOVA)

ENEMY WITHIN


“the element of surprise on her side – and by ‘surprise’ I mean explosives. Carrying capacity for your body mass. High tech, low tech, triggers, detonators, all of it. Even a simple cotton ball soaked in isopropyl alcohol then set ablaze has enough element of surprise factor to buy you precious seconds to haul your butt out of whatever fire you’ve been dragging it in.”

- Marcella Burnard (ENEMY WITHIN)

METAL REIGN


“A kick-butt science fiction romance heroine should never leave home without…her guns, extra clips, comms relay, magnetic boots, extraction harness, a spare environment suit, and lip gloss. Gotta look good while kicking the villain's butt!”


- Nathalie Gray (METAL REIGN)

JAQ’S HARP


“A kick-butt science fiction romance heroine should never leave home without…
her underwire bra. You never know when those wires can get you out of jam, pick a lock, strangle an opponent. It's multifunctional.”

- Ella Drake (JAQ’S HARP)

MAGNETISM


“A kick-butt science fiction romance heroine should never leave home without… her smart mouth. And snacks.”

- Kim Knox (MAGNETISM)

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Now it's your turn. How would you complete the sentence?

Joyfully yours,

Heather