I Don’t Like Heroine

I write romance, so I always have two main characters in my books: the Hero and the Heroine. *cringes* I loathe calling my female lead a heroine. She is not a drug. Yes, I know it’s not spelled the same, but it sure sounds alike. And when you’re talking to a writer friend in public about a book you’re working on, and you mention how your heroine is giving you trouble…Well, you can imagine the types of sideways glances people cast.

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So, in an effort to keep myself from being labeled a drug addict (and a crazy one at that, because my heroines rarely act the way I want them to), I think I will start calling my lady lead a Shero. Say it with me. She-Ro. You know, like She-Ra. Princess of Power. The most powerful woman in the universe. When He-Man found out he had a long-lost twin sister, folks didn’t call her He-Woman. She got her own cool name with the appropriate pronoun and everything.

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I like my female leads to be strong, independent women, so I think Shero is a fitting name. They don’t carry a Sword of Protection or ride a unicorn, but then again…I do write paranormal romance. Maybe I could pull it off!

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In the meantime, I’ve got a great vampire werewolf paranormal romance you can read right now!

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