Please, a vigorous "Ciao, bella" to our very own Bella, Vivi Anna...
I wanted to write something profound and meaningful for this blog post. I mean Michelle was gracious enough to give me this wonderful opportunity to talk to all the Bellas, but I’m afraid my mind stalled. I actually started this blog post four times already. Truth be told, I just want to talk about sex.
Well, what I really want to discuss is the numerous ways to make a Vivi Sandwich. There’s the Joaquin/Vivi/Viggo Serious Sandwich, or there’s the Bad Boys Ahoy Sandwich with Orlando/Vivi/Johnny, or there’s the Sub Sandwich with all my favorite toppings, (and bottomings) Christian B/Gerard/Vivi/Hugh J/Clive.
But alas, I’m sure you have your own favorite sandwiches and don’t want to hear about mine. So really when it boils down to it, the only thing left for me to logically discuss is sex.
But we’ll save that subject for next week.
So, let’s talk about my second favorite subject (okay besides me), kick-butt heroines and action adventure stories.
I love any book/TV show/movie with a strong, kick-butt chick as lead protagonist. You see, I’ve always wanted to be one. Believe me I tried over the years. But alas, I got beat up a few too many times to really make it a logical thing to keep pursuing. Don’t get me wrong, I know how to handle myself. And I can throw a knife and shoot a rifle pretty damn well. It’s just I guess I don’t have enough discipline to be Sydney from Alias, or Lara Croft from Tomb Raider—and I don’t have that kind of money either. So I live out my adventures through fictional others. I was depressed when I heard they ended the Bombshell line. Some of those women rocked!
That’s also why I love to write about the kick-butt heroine. Hell Kat is definitely one of my favorite characters. She’s so cool, she’s like ice. She drives a motorcycle, wears lots of leather, has a really cool black leather eye-patch, and kicks a lot of butt. Oh and always gets her man (men). I like that in a girl. Is it weird to have a fictional book character as a role model????
Right now, I’m reading the coolest book series called Rogue Angel by Alex Archer. It’s about an archaeologist and explorer named Annja Creed (all kick-butt heroines have cool names) who discovers that her destiny is tied to the legend of Joan of Arc and her legendary sword. She travels around the world searching for ancient artifacts and uncovering mysteries of the past. Its Indiana Jones meets the Davinci Code. I’m on book three—The Spider Stone—and it is so rocking.
Some other kick-butt books I’m enjoyed—Alien Huntress books by Gena Showalter, The Hollow series by Kim Harrison, Women of the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong, Weather Warden series by Rachel Caine, Anita Blake by LKH. There have been others, but I find they are few and far between.
Do you like action-adventure stories? If so, what have been your favorites? Do you think there is a market for girl action books?
Vivi Anna has a great interactive website for her new Nocturne series, "Valorian Chronicles." Visit ValorianChronicles.com to read the first chapter of "Blood Secrets."