When you’re a half incubus, your reputation precedes you…

All eyes are on Gabriel Mac Braire the day he makes his first appearance in the Seelie Court, including those of Aislinn Finvarra. Despite deep bitterness over her last failed relationship, Aislinn cannot help but be curious about the half incubus who is known to possess dark magick, both lethal and sexual in nature. Rumors abound of the women who have become enslaved to his irresistible charms.

So when the Summer Queen of the fae orders Aislinn herself to act as his guide in the court, she is understandably on guard. She’s fallen under the spell of far less persuasive men before. In addition, Gabriel might be more than he seems and his true mission is far from innocent.

This time, Aislinn must protect not only her heart, but her very life…

QUESTION FOR DAILY CONTEST: What’s your favorite kind of heroine? Examples? A winner will be chosen at random and posted tomorrow! GOOD LUCK!!


  1. Frana
    December 21st, 2009 at 4:23 am · Link

    Thanks for the fabulous contest! I love strong heroines, but at the same time they have to be able to accept help from the other people. Ex. Daisy Devreaux from Kiss an Angel by S.E. Phillips

  2. Tez Miller
    December 21st, 2009 at 4:24 am · Link

    My favourite kind of heroine is the I-Don’t-Need-a-Man Heroine. A prime example is Futurama‘s space captain, Leela. She doesn’t need love to have a happy ending. After all, in that famous episode where she was down because of her lonely life, she had a one-night-stand with Zap Brannigan, and surely regretted it. But she filled the void in her life with pet Nibbler, and continued to be awesome 😀

  3. L
    December 21st, 2009 at 5:30 am · Link

    I like women who know what they want and who aren’t willing to settle. They can have issues and problems but work to sort things out. Thanks for a great contest! 😀

  4. Anne Jones
    December 21st, 2009 at 6:38 am · Link

    Defiantly Kick ass

  5. elaing8
    December 21st, 2009 at 7:21 am · Link

    I like a heroine who can take care of herself,strong,knows herself and her limits.But in times of need can also ask other for help.

  6. Carrie
    December 21st, 2009 at 7:29 am · Link

    I like a heroine who can take care of herself and doesn’t “need” a man, but wants one. It’s even better if she doesn’t realize just how important that one guy will be to her and how much he can help her feel completed.

    December 21st, 2009 at 7:59 am · Link

    I like a heroine who has flaws yet is courageous enough to face her fears and try to overcome them.

  8. Cheryl McInnis
    December 21st, 2009 at 8:09 am · Link

    I like very independent, tough-chick heroines who are secretly very much softies.
    Nora Robert probably writes the best heroines, she knows just how to straddle the line between tough and bitchy, LOL.
    I also really like Kim Harrison’s Rachel Morgan and I love the old Anita Blake-before she got all horny and stuff 😛

  9. SusiSunshine
    December 21st, 2009 at 8:22 am · Link

    My favorite heroines are always kick ass with a snarky mouth but she needs a few flaws to be perfect! Like Kate Daniels by ILona Andrews for example. She always gets herself into trouble and never shies away from the big bad Beast Lord!

  10. Judy Cox
    December 21st, 2009 at 8:22 am · Link

    I like a strong heroine. One that can hold her own.

    I have always liked Laurell Hamilton’s heroines.

  11. Christine
    December 21st, 2009 at 8:27 am · Link

    My favorite type of heroine is a partner to hero. She stands on her own two feet and doesn’t need him rescue her. They work together. They are a compliement to each other.

  12. Kate Mobley
    December 21st, 2009 at 8:31 am · Link

    I love a kicking ass and taking names kind of heroine but sometimes I think her flaws make her character. Nobody’s perfect right? 😉
    An example would be maybe Damali in L.A. Banks Huntress series.

  13. Danielle Yockman
    December 21st, 2009 at 8:52 am · Link

    Well, who doesn’t like an ass kicking female who can bring the hero to his knees physically and emotionally? 😆 But I also like a heroine who is strong but doesn’t have to be an ass kicker. Claire from the Outlander Series or Lady Saura from Christina Dodd’s Candle in the Window.

  14. Amy S.
    December 21st, 2009 at 9:00 am · Link

    I like strong heroines.

  15. Deidre
    December 21st, 2009 at 9:12 am · Link

    We see so many flawed heroes, that I find it interesting to see flawed heroines. Ones who are fighting against love because they don’t want to get hurt or who feel that they have other responsibilities that are more important than a love-life.


  16. Jenn A
    December 21st, 2009 at 9:29 am · Link

    I like the woman who are strong and real…they have their flaws they are not necessarily Ok with it but she’ll be damned if she shows it to just anyone.
    Patricia Briggs does it well with Mercy. She knows her strengths and her weakness and uses them to her advantage. She has proven over and over she doesn’t need a man BUT she is stronger and more complete with one. I’m also enjoying Shelly Laurenston’s “Go Fetch” right now . Miki surely doesn’t need a man but when she finds the right one it is nothing short of greatness for her.

  17. Sharla
    December 21st, 2009 at 9:29 am · Link

    I like smart heroines who aren’t always in control, I like Cathie Linz heroines for the humor!

  18. Cybercliper
    December 21st, 2009 at 10:03 am · Link

    My favorite heroine is just your seemingly average person but one who has an inner core of steel, a quiet strength of spirit, and a compassionate heart. One of my favorites is Xylara of the Borderlands trilogy by Elizabeth Vaughh.

  19. JP
    December 21st, 2009 at 10:12 am · Link

    I like my heroines to be strong, but strong enough to yield. Come to think of it, I like my heroes that way too. You did an awesome job of this with both Elise and Brody, BTW. 😉

  20. Amanda
    December 21st, 2009 at 10:33 am · Link

    My favorite kind of heroine is the type that is strong willed but still wanting her other equally strong half even if it scares her a bit

  21. blodeuedd
    December 21st, 2009 at 10:34 am · Link

    It depends really, I like the ones that can be all kick-ass, but I still want them sweet and vulnerable. Not too angry and I do not like divas. So feet on the ground.

  22. MichelleKCanada
    December 21st, 2009 at 10:35 am · Link

    Sad that the Nook is not available for Candians but such is life. LOL

    As for heroines…I like them not whimpy or needing to be saved by a man. I like the ones that “want” a man but not “need” a man.

    I do not like the Dominatrix women though. I actually prefer them to be Submissive behind closed doors but totally in control in the real world.
    You know the scenes in movies when a man and a woman are running from a villian and then the woman always falls or stumbles…GOD I HATE THAT. I like it better if they were matching stride for stride.

  23. RKCharron
    December 21st, 2009 at 11:03 am · Link

    Hi Lauren 🙂
    Thank you for the opportunity to win!
    I really like strong kick-ass heroines like Jack L. Chalker’s Mavra Chang and Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson and Richelle Mead’s Georgina Kincaid and…
    There are just so many great heroines in todays fiction.
    Merry Christmas!

  24. Lisa F.
    December 21st, 2009 at 11:49 am · Link

    My favorite kind are the strong, independent heroines. I also like when they have a little bit of a past.

  25. Kris
    December 21st, 2009 at 12:04 pm · Link

    I love smart heroines with common sense. They are independent but know how to ask for help.

  26. sharon
    December 21st, 2009 at 12:05 pm · Link

    I like them a little shy in the beginning but grows a strong backbone by the end of the book.

  27. Emily
    December 21st, 2009 at 12:19 pm · Link

    I love heroines with a sense of humor. If she makes me laugh, I’ll read her story.

  28. Crystal B.
    December 21st, 2009 at 12:44 pm · Link

    I like heroines who are strong, intelligent and aren’t afraid to go after what they want.

  29. Fedora
    December 21st, 2009 at 12:47 pm · Link

    I like smart heroines who are used to taking care of themselves, but don’t necessarily have a huge hangup about having to be alone. I loved Kyra in Ava Gray’s Skin Game–very much used to being alone, and it was lovely to see how she adjusted to having someone be a part of her life.

  30. Melissa (Books and Things)
    December 21st, 2009 at 1:12 pm · Link

    Smart, funny, independent with a streak of human-ness. Kick ass is also good. Especially when a man can match her. 🙂

  31. Teresa W.
    December 21st, 2009 at 1:17 pm · Link

    My favorite kind is one who can get in there and kick some ass along with the guys, my favorite is Riley Jensen!

  32. Asheleigh Deramo
    December 21st, 2009 at 1:23 pm · Link

    😀 My favorite heroine is one that doesnt need anyone and is fully capable of doing things on her own. but with someone she is amazing!
    or of course one who is smart and beautiful and cares about ppl and doesnt leave until they help that person — like in anya’s book Witch Blood (Isabelle)

  33. Terri W.
    December 21st, 2009 at 1:26 pm · Link

    My favorite kind of heroine is the one who is independent and can kick ass (ex: Eve Dallas series by J.D. Robb).

  34. limecello
    December 21st, 2009 at 2:01 pm · Link

    My favorite kind of heroine is smart, capable, but also relatable. She’s not perfect. Examples? Min Dobbs in Bet Me (by Jennifer Crusie). Trina Roberts in Underfoot by Leanne Banks. Isabel Favor in Breathing Room by SEP.

  35. Arantza
    December 21st, 2009 at 2:18 pm · Link

    I like strong heroines that at the same time have a soft side like Mercy Thompson.

  36. Tracey D
    December 21st, 2009 at 2:20 pm · Link

    I like tough, rough, and tumble heroines. They can roll with the punches and not get a squeamish (is that a word?) when they see blood and severed limbs.

  37. Jane
    December 21st, 2009 at 2:29 pm · Link

    I like heroines who are intelligent and can take care of themselves like the female spies in Andrea Pickens’ Merlin series.

  38. Cathy M
    December 21st, 2009 at 2:50 pm · Link

    Love the strength of character that JD Robb gives Eve Dallas. She is strong both mentally and physically, smart, loyal, committed to do anything 100%, can kiss ass when needed, and adores Roarke. She is not perfect, but is growing as a person and as a lover, and I love reading about that kind of personal growth.

  39. Estella
    December 21st, 2009 at 3:51 pm · Link

    I like a ‘kick ass’ heroine, who doesn’t need help from anyone, but is willing to accept it when offered.
    Eve Dallas is a great example.

  40. april s
    December 21st, 2009 at 4:06 pm · Link

    😀 I love kick butt heroines like Eve Dallas in JD Robb Naked series-she is in charge but yet she has her flaws and that I really adore. I love Patricia Briggs Mercy thompson who is plucky and couragous. And I am really getting into Ilona Andrews character of Mercenary Kate Daniels and her in charge professional life but vunerable private life and her expanding base of friends and possible bf. :mrgreen: I have more authors I can name but I will leave it with those 😀

  41. laurie
    December 21st, 2009 at 4:46 pm · Link

    A plus sized one. Yes, I like one that is not in skinny jeans..She has to be intelligent, committed, loyal and goes after what she want’s. But she also has to have a few problems herself to overcome..

  42. Diane M.
    December 21st, 2009 at 4:50 pm · Link

    I want strong heroines and hate the ones that don’t learn from situations, the TSTL ones.

  43. Debby
    December 21st, 2009 at 5:01 pm · Link

    My favorite heroine is one that is capable and drives the hero up a tree. She can get around him and he really gets annoyed when she does.,

  44. see
    December 21st, 2009 at 5:47 pm · Link

    I like a herione that I can relate too. One that isn’t fake. She has to know what she wants, not wishy washy…

  45. Chelsea B.
    December 21st, 2009 at 5:48 pm · Link

    Hmm. Lets see. Kind but strong. Independent but likeable. Any heroine by Cindy Miles or Kerrelyn Sparks 🙂

  46. Jeanette Juan
    December 21st, 2009 at 5:59 pm · Link

    A kickass heroine who stands up to any alpha!

  47. Joder
    December 21st, 2009 at 6:25 pm · Link

    I like a kick-butt heroine who isn’t afraid to go nose-to-nose with her man. An example for me is Gemma from the tv show Sons of Anarchy.

  48. Mary Jacobs
    December 21st, 2009 at 6:38 pm · Link

    Kick Ass — that is all I need!

  49. Gayle O
    December 21st, 2009 at 6:44 pm · Link

    My favorite heroine is strong enough to not need a hero but soft enough to want a hero. I love it when they help themselves but also need help at times.

  50. Van P.
    December 21st, 2009 at 6:47 pm · Link

    My favorite heroine is strong, independent, funny and kind….and totally kick-ass. (Ex: Kate Daniels from Ilona Andrew’s MAGIC series)