Sunday, August 28, 2005


Someone described the 'perfect' heroine as a 25 yr old veggie-virgin-rights' activist who'd never been kissed. I was drinking my coffee when I read that, and managed not to choke. Because, after all, everyone is entitled to their opinions. I suppose that the story of a 25 yr old virgin with tendancies towards empassioned preachy prissiness would really entertain some people. Especially if she discovered a passionate liking for bondange and ended up as Masterful Mistress M. at the end of the book. (dressed in black vinyl because she is still a veggie and won't wear leather.) (She doesn't realise her whips are made of leather, but we won't tell her that.)
But I digress.
I like books where I can identify and sympathize with the heroine. In the vamp post below I explained this. But the post about the virgin also got me thinking. I have a couple virgins in my books. (The Argentine Lover, Princess Lily, Diamina...) and Diamina waits until she's married to her beloved Lyo before giving in and giving away her virginity. So, maybe I am overreacting. Maybe more people than I imagined would think a 25 yr old virgin veggie with activist tendancies would be the perfect heroine. Would you?


Tara Marie said...

Hi Sam, you are talking about my post. I didn't think the heroine was perfect more that was the impression I received from the author, obviously from my thoughts I didn't agree with it.

I don't think there is a pefect heroine or hero. They are all human and that is what creates the interesting situations that fuel romance.

Sam said...

Hi Tara Marie,
Thanks for popping in. I loved your post - it was quite funny. But it was entitled 'The Perfect Heroine'. I wondered if that were tongue-in-cheek.

I agree about perfection being impossible - it might even be boring, lol.

Tara Marie said...

OMG Sam, of course it was tongue-in-check, that's why I added all the question marks.

Karen Scott said...

I don't mind stories with virgins, but they need to be believable, and the virgin in question needs to be feisty to make up for the lack of sexual experience. I hate timid and sappy heroine's, they're guaranteed to get me pulling my hair out!