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Hey everyone, and welcome to Day 4 of the Battle of the Sexies! Today we've got an author with two different debut books. Please welcome the wonderful Laura Bickle (aka Alayna Williams) to Book Faery!
"Laura Bickle has worked in the unholy trinity of politics, criminology, and technology for several years. She and her chief muse live in the Midwest, owned by four mostly-reformed feral cats. Her short fiction has appeared here and there. Embers, her debut novel, is first in an exciting new urban fantasy series that continues with her forthcoming second novel, Sparks. More info is available at www.salamanderstales.com.
Laura also writes as Alayna Williams. Alayna's "debut" is Dark Oracle, Pocket Juno's June 2010 release."
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Alpha Heroines – Setting the World on Fire
By Laura Bickle
Alpha heroines are like setting fire to the set pieces of your story. Cardboard heroes go up in smoke. Sidekicks back away, paper hands curling from the heat. An alpha heroine brings destructive unpredictability wherever she goes. And woe betide any reader – or writer – who insists that she must conform to convention or prim expectations.
A true alpha heroine doesn’t give a rat’s ass about how she’s expected to behave. She may be a loner. She may be a leader. She may have one-night stands or ferociously defend her current paramour. She may run impetuously hot or appear frigidly cold and indifferent as she saves the world…or just one part of it.
She’s in charge of her own destiny. She won’t have it dictated to her by an alpha male, her mother-in-law, or the IRS. She will do things writers and readers won’t like. She’s not a Disney princess. She has her own morality and doesn’t especially care what you or I think about it.
But that sense of volition is what makes her an alpha heroine. And I’ve got to admire her for that.
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Want to win a copy of Embers or Dark Oracle? Laura's being kind enough to offer two winners a copy of either book!
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