Today’s books are from Sasha White!
Bound by fantasy.
Everyone thinks small town Katie Long is the good girl looking for tender romance. All she needs is to find the right man. Katie couldn’t agree more.
She too has always fantasized about the “right man.” But what she’s looking for is one who’ll give her exactly what she wants. And everything she needs.
Bound by desire.
Joe Carson is that man. A security guard at a local casino, he’s the answer to her sensual prayers. But there’s more to Joe than even Katie realizes. And more to their nightgames than just master and slave.
Now Katie wonders just how far she’ll go with a man who’s more than ready to take her…
Samair Jones is fed up with being a pushover for her boss and for her two-timing boyfriend. All she wants is to live by her own rules. Then she meets hot nightclub owner Valentine Ward and the decadent possibilities of answering only to herself become daringly clear. Especially when Valentine is willing to indulge every one of Samair’s fantasies- no strings attached. At least none that Samair can see. Then she meets Valentine’s powerful, jealous, and dangerously manipulative ex-wife Vera. Vera’s about to throw a new kink into Samair and Valentine’s games. But this one could be trouble.
YOUR QUESTION: I’ve heard a lot of jobs readers are sick of their heroines having – instead of negatives, how about telling me what jobs you’d LIKE to see heroes and heroines doing?
I’ll pick a winner tomorrow at noon!
November 24th, 2008 at 9:03 am · Link
Ohâ€¦thatâ€™s a really good question. You know I would love to see the heroine as a software professional. Out of so many books I have read, I have never read of any one being that. And yes, I work in software and I would really like a story around it.
Please enter me if international.
November 24th, 2008 at 9:21 am · Link
How about a chef or restaurant critic. I can’t think of a book where the heroine was one of those.
November 24th, 2008 at 9:32 am · Link
I would like to see female body guard or cia person… she can be in charge for once…. hhee for the male how bout the person she gets to boss around…. instead of being the lead… the follower ….. could work!
November 24th, 2008 at 9:33 am · Link
I like the brainy bookworm-ish women, usually involving a museum. Maybe a master musician. As for heroes I like the security field for them. I can’t help it. Its a stereotype but I like it. Its the protectiveness that gets me.
November 24th, 2008 at 9:34 am · Link
Christine…there is one book in Ms.Sands series that features both a restaurant owner as well as Chef. Was a good read.
Truly, I haven’t really run into any issues with the heroines jobs. I’m more into the personality traits.
Ex: Tough doesn’t want any help…stands on her own, than Mr. Studdly enters the picture and a’hem, urges her to accept offered help.
Hope that made sense.
November 24th, 2008 at 9:50 am · Link
This is a surprize to me. I’ve never really been turned off by the jobs a hero or heroine has, they are usually quite diverse.
However, I guess I like the conflict that is involved when a female or male professional is involved with a “non-professional”, like a construction worker or waiter or waitress. Something along that line.
I think it is the strength and depth of the characters that really makes a story though. 😀
November 24th, 2008 at 9:57 am · Link
A heroine in the military in a position of command.
A hero that’s a librarian/scholar. It’s usually the heroine that has that job.
November 24th, 2008 at 10:01 am · Link
Great question! I like to see heroes and heroines with jobs and interest that fit in the real world, or at least the “real world” as fits the story. Such as, roles in pack/pride/coven heirarchy (as in the Cascadia books) that are functional. Love security/law enforcement, medicine/health care, social services, especially when we see the characters in what used to be called nontraditional roles.
November 24th, 2008 at 10:17 am · Link
How about an animal shelter owner or a vet or animal caretaker…
i know that sounds wierd but I love animals and love to see animals be part of a story
November 24th, 2008 at 10:26 am · Link
I don’t get turned off by the jobs that they have. As long as it follows the story that’s cool with me
November 24th, 2008 at 11:02 am · Link
Wow good question. I have never been turned off from a book by the job or position a heroine held. But I can think of a good one I would enjoy seeing.
How about our young heroine inherits her Dad’s construction business. She has worked around the job sites and the office all of her life, but no one ever took her serious about actually running the business until Dad passes away. That way she knows what she is doing but it takes a lot for the employees (the guys) to accept her.
I just have this whole senario running through my head now-quick I need paper & pen-oops I mean typewriter, no I’ll just open up word. 😉
November 24th, 2008 at 11:04 am · Link
Heroine: a race car driver.
Hero: a math genius
Not necessarily in the same story. lol
November 24th, 2008 at 11:43 am · Link
jobs for heroes-operate a ferry service on a large lake/hunt for old mines in the Southwest/be an oil painter for a magazine on plants and animals/be a hot air balloon operator/operate a small train to and from one city to the next
Jobs for heroines-work for the BLM in their wld horse program/be a nurse on a rescue helicopter/design fabrics /and my dream job would be to design the interiors of private jets-boy could one meet some high finance people there
November 24th, 2008 at 12:15 pm · Link
Where the heroines work for the government in different rolls and there are many!
November 24th, 2008 at 12:30 pm · Link
hero’s: professors, police officers, firemen
heroines: lawyers, agents, doctors
oooooooo these books look hott!
November 24th, 2008 at 12:33 pm · Link
I would like to see more heroines in law enforcement and as archaeologists.
November 24th, 2008 at 12:44 pm · Link
Well, I love it when I find a book and the heroine is a librarian. BUT I am sick of the stereotypical librarian, so current/with the times one would be fantastic. And yes, like the others..I work in a library 🙂
November 24th, 2008 at 1:33 pm · Link
I would like to see more characters with scientific jobs, like chemist, biologist, mathematician, etc. As a scientist, it would be nice to see more characters that I could relate to. Not that I can’t lose myself in just about any book, but it would be nice to have authors expand their horizons on what professions the characters can have.
November 24th, 2008 at 2:01 pm · Link
Phlebotomist— Not the fanged variety.
I really don’t have a problem with a character’s occupation. I just don’t want a stupid heroine.
November 24th, 2008 at 2:32 pm · Link
The jobs don’t matter to me as long as the story is well written.
November 24th, 2008 at 2:57 pm · Link
I really can’t think of a profession that I haven’t encountered in at least one book.
November 24th, 2008 at 3:00 pm · Link
I’d like to see more women cops that act like women. I mean, yeah, a cop has to be tough and all but does she have to be a b**** too?
Oh, and I love to see an artist heroine like a painter. 😀
November 24th, 2008 at 3:20 pm · Link
It really doesnt bother me on what type of the jobs either the hero or herione have. As long as the book is riviting Im hooked.
November 24th, 2008 at 3:39 pm · Link
Usually its all about either the daring heroine or the quiet shy mouse, since either of these offers the most potential for dramatic change.
I would like to see the heroine be the one who has a steady job (like a civil servant or manager) which she generally enjoys, but not that she loves. Since I think that tends to fit the description of most of us. We are all dreamers who live in our imaginations, but we deal with the mundanes that keep the job flowing smoothly and we enjoy the small challenges. 😎
November 24th, 2008 at 3:43 pm · Link
Reading through the list of jobs people would like to see their heroes and heroines in, I can almost come up with at least one book for each job listed.
Like some of the other commenters, the jobs don’t really bother me. However, I would love to see a mathematician, hero or heroine.
November 24th, 2008 at 4:55 pm · Link
jobs for both a hero and herione really don’t matter as long as portrayed doing the job realisically. like reading a book and the H or h never seem to be at their job or doing their job and unless they own the company I think a boss may frown on coming in at like 10 then taking a 4 hour lunch
November 24th, 2008 at 5:06 pm · Link
I also have to agree with many others in that I really haven’t had a problem with different jobs that the heroine has..as long as she has an appealing personality and individuality and stays true to the character even while she’s at the job. I don’t think I’ve read about a heroine who is a postoffice worker yet (I just picked up my mail 😉
November 24th, 2008 at 5:12 pm · Link
As long as the character is genuinely good at what s/he does, I’m cool with that. I want professionals who are actually the proper age for their job level, therapists who realize they could use a little therapy themselves, that sort of thing. 😎
November 24th, 2008 at 5:27 pm · Link
I’d like to see a job where there are more retail minded jobs in books- I never see a book where the heroine works as a sales clerk or the hero owns a store 🙁 But I would love that 😀
November 24th, 2008 at 5:56 pm · Link
ooh – I want these books 🙂
I really don’t have a problem with jobs in the book as long as the characters come across as real & happy and the author portrays the character doing the job in a realistic manner.
November 24th, 2008 at 7:13 pm · Link
I have never thought there were too many of any one jobs. I like zany jobs where the heroine is self-employed. How about someone who makes pickles.
November 24th, 2008 at 7:41 pm · Link
What a great question. You know I’d love to see odd jobs. Like a Forsenic anthropologist like Temperance Brennan from Kathy R(BONES), or a professional hunter, fisherman, or a Wildlife expert like Steve Irwin was, or a home inspector as my DH is, or any of the thousands of other jobs that aren’t glamorious but essential to life anyway. LOL
I’m just odd I love to see odd jobs, jobs that make you think “wait people do that for a living?”
November 24th, 2008 at 11:54 pm · Link
Great question. I really like to have heros who are in the “security” business, but on the other hand I like a man who comes home a bit dirty…oil field or the like.
For heriones…I like when they are able to do anything that the men are capable of doing.
But, I have to say that I have never really been concened about the job as long as it fits in the stsory.
November 25th, 2008 at 4:18 am · Link
I’d like to see stories where the heroine is the equal of the hero. Instead of the female secretary with male boss, make the woman the boss and have the male working under the female. I’d still want the male to be a strong alpha. And maybe instead of an office/business setting something more challenging.
November 25th, 2008 at 7:09 am · Link
I like to see my heroes in uniforms, such as athletes, cops and men in the military!
November 25th, 2008 at 7:31 am · Link
I’d like to see a hero as a dance teacher and a heroine as a plumber. 😀