Meet the (Other) Heroine: Mal

Meet Mal Photo by Laura Gomez. Courtesy of Unsplash. Full Name: Mallory Cotts Featured in: The Golden Dove by C.K. Brooke From: The Kingdom of Dorsett Status: Stable girl at Dorsett Castle Distinguishing characteristics: Long black hair, tall and gangly. Gentle and modest; good with horses. Motivations: Just to take and live each day as … Continue reading Meet the (Other) Heroine: Mal

Meet the (Other) Heroine: Pavi

Meet Pavi Full Name: Pavola Ward Featured in: The Wrong Prince by C.K. Brooke From: Wintersea Fortress, Llewes, East Halvea, World of Jordinia. Status: Ward of the king Distinguishing characteristics: Tiny and slender. Cropped red hair. Extremely intelligent. Taught herself to read and loves devouring tomes about science and mathematics. Motivations: To escape the oppressive … Continue reading Meet the (Other) Heroine: Pavi

Meet the Merry Maidens

My upcoming novel, Marian, Princess Thief: A Robin Hood Retelling, is full of strong, kick-butt heroines! In preparation for its release, I thought I'd let you in on a special preview of the characters, Lady Marian's Merry Maidens: Name: Alaina DalePseudonym: “Alan-a-Dale”Origin: Once a minstrel in a traveling pack of troubadoursOutlawed: By choice Weapon of … Continue reading Meet the Merry Maidens

Meet the (Other) Heroine: Benedicta

Meet Benedicta Photo by Hai Phung. Courtesy of Unsplash. Full Name: Grand Duchess Benedicta “Nedi” Ducelle Featured in: The Emperor's Daughters by C.K. Brooke From: The Royal Palace, Pierma, Jordinia Status: Fourth and youngest Grand Duchess of Jordinia Distinguishing characteristics: Pale blonde hair, a generous heart, determination. Motivations: Benedicta would like a husband and family someday, … Continue reading Meet the (Other) Heroine: Benedicta

Meet the (Other) Heroine: Johanna

Meet Johanna Photo by Tiko Giorgadze. Courtesy of Unsplash. Full Name: Johanna Cosmith Featured in: The Duchess’s Descendants by C.K. Brooke From: Rhys, Jordinia Status: Daughter of the late Duke and Duchess of Jordinia Distinguishing characteristics: Wild curly hair; flirtatious. Perhaps a bit too experienced with gentlemen… Motivations: Johanna is carrying an unexpected surprise and she … Continue reading Meet the (Other) Heroine: Johanna

Meet the Heroine: Shell

Meet Shell Photo by Emily Goodhart. Courtesy of Unsplash. Full Name: Roshelle Featured in: Shell: A YA Mermaid Short Story by C.K. Brooke From: Eastern shore, Maryland Status: Middle school student Distinguishing characteristics: Beachy blonde hair, an alleged “skin condition,” according to her mom, that prevents her from submerging in water. Motivations: The sea…it beckons … Continue reading Meet the Heroine: Shell

Meet the Heroine: Lori

Meet Lori Photo by Karoline Soares. Courtesy of Unsplash. Full Name: Lorileen Masters Featured in: Fool Moon by C.K. Brooke From: Cree Status: Daughter of an orchardist Distinguishing characteristics: Long dark hair that she wears in a braid. Was cursed by a wicked witch and now sees ghostly shades. Motivations: A normal life. Freedom from … Continue reading Meet the Heroine: Lori

Meet the (Anti-)Heroine: Tàlia

Meet Tàlia Photo by Mari Lezhava. Courtesy of Unsplash. From: The Kingdom of Dorsett Featured in: The Golden Dove by C.K. Brooke Status: Crown Princess of Dorsett Distinguishing characteristics: Slight, blonde, ill-tempered and intimidating Motivations: Preserving her crown and her kingdom the way she likes them, and keeping subordinates in their place. Tàlia’s StoryPrincess Tàlia … Continue reading Meet the (Anti-)Heroine: Tàlia

Meet the Heroine: Guinevere

Meet Guinevere Full Name: Guinevere Pendrakon From: Camylot Featured in: I, Guinevere by C.K. Brooke Status: Queen-to-be of Camylot Distinguishing characteristics: Long blond hair; has a special, innate connection to the sword, Exkalibur Motivations: Fighting for the ones she cares about, becoming the queen her kingdom needs. Guinevere’s StoryOn the winter solstice, a mysterious sword … Continue reading Meet the Heroine: Guinevere

Meet the Heroine: Artemis

Meet Artemis Photo by RMD Laurens. Courtesy of Unsplash. Full Name: Artemis From: Mt. Olympus and the island of Crete, Ancient Greece Featured in: Secrets of Artemis by C.K. Brooke Status: Olympian Goddess, Daughter of Zeus Distinguishing characteristics: Always carries a bow and arrow; expert hunter. Short dark hair; eternally youthful. Motivations: Discovering her own … Continue reading Meet the Heroine: Artemis

Meet the Heroine: Lucie

Meet Lucie Photo by Alice Alinari. Courtesy of Unsplash. Full Name: Luccia Camerlane From: Backshore, Tybiria, East Halvea Featured in: The Wrong Prince by C.K. Brooke Status: Baron of Backshore’s daughter Distinguishing characteristics: Heppestonian heritage, soulful eyes, always wears an amethyst pendant from her late mother. Motivations: Compassion for others and doing what’s right Lucie’s StoryLucie … Continue reading Meet the Heroine: Lucie

Meet the Heroine: Antonia

Meet Antonia Photo by Nathan Dumlao. Courtesy of Unsplash. Full Name: Antonia Serafina Korelli From: Innía, World of Jordinia Featured in: The Red Pearl by C.K. Brooke Status: Runaway priestess-in-training Distinguishing characteristics: Blonde hair, blue eyes, a doll-like appearance. Scar on her shoulder. Admirably brave in most cases—except when it comes to her debilitating fear … Continue reading Meet the Heroine: Antonia

Meet the Heroine: Néandra

Meet Néandra  Photo by Luke Braswell. Courtesy of Unsplash. Full Name: Néandra Konina Gatspierre DucelleFrom: Jordinia Featured in: The Last Empress: A Jordinia Prequel by C.K. BrookeStatus: Empress of Jordinia Distinguishing characteristics: Dark hair, soft-spoken, always sees the best in people—arguably to a fault. Motivations: With traditional values yet an optimistic spirit, Néandra is motivated … Continue reading Meet the Heroine: Néandra

Meet the Heroine: Raphaela

Meet Raphaela Photography by Averie Woodard. Courtesy of Unsplash. Full Name: Grand Duchess Raphaela Ducelle From: Jordinia Featured in: The Emperor's Daughters by C.K. Brooke Status: Grand Duchess of Jordinia Distinguishing characteristics: Long black hair, green eyes, freckles, a slightly hoarse voice. Motivations: Independence, novelty, freedom. Raphaela wants to travel the world and make her … Continue reading Meet the Heroine: Raphaela

Meet the Heroine: Catja

Meet Catja Photography by Emmanuel Bior. Courtesy of Unsplash. Full Name: Professor Catja Lovell From: Sialla, East Halvea, World of Jordinia. Featured in: The Duchess's Descendants by C.K. Brooke Status: Anthropologist studying the Oca people of the North Islands Distinguishing characteristics: Olive skin, dark hair, spectacles. A lady scientist. Motivations: Carrying out her late father’s … Continue reading Meet the Heroine: Catja

Meet the Heroine: Eponina

Meet Eponina Photography by Alice Alinari. Courtesy of Unsplash. Full Name: Lady Eponina Glen Wilqen From: Bainherd Plains, West Halvea, World of Jordinia Status: Princess of the Bainherd Plains Distinguishing characteristics: Opalescent eyes, gossamer-like hairMotivations: Bright and clever, Princess Eponina longs for the opportunity to use her intellect and be involved in matters of political importance. Eponina’s … Continue reading Meet the Heroine: Eponina

Meet the Heroine: Selu

Meet Selu Photography by Pierrick van Troost. Courtesy of Unsplash. Full Name: Seluna CampagnaFeatured in: The Duchess Quest, The Duchess Inheritance, The Duchess Revival, and The Duchess’s Descendants by C.K. Brooke From: Jordinia Status: Convicted royalist, former political prisoner. Now she steals to survive. Distinguishing characteristics: Slender and lithe with oblong, cattish eyes and long, dark … Continue reading Meet the Heroine: Selu

Meet the Heroine: Dainy

Meet Dainy Full Name: Eludaine Cecinda Ducelle Featured in: The Duchess Quest, The Duchess Inheritance, and The Duchess Revival by C.K. Brooke From: Born in Jordinia, raised in Heppestoni Status: The lost Duchess of Jordinia, formerly believed to have been executed along with the royal family Distinguishing characteristics: Short hair, a bell-like voice, talented singer, small … Continue reading Meet the Heroine: Dainy

Meet the Heroine: Em

Meet Em Photography by Kenny Luo. Courtesy of Unsplash. Full Name: Emeline Winthrop Featured in: Commanding His Heart: American Pirate Romances #2 by C.K. Brooke Era: 1785, Post-Revolutionary U.S. From: Jamestown, Virginia Status: Farmer’s daughter. Industrious maker of cheese & soap. Distinguishing characteristics: Long, raven hair; hopeless romantic Motivations: A happy future. She refuses to … Continue reading Meet the Heroine: Em

Meet the Heroine: Abi

It’s time for our very first #WriterWednesday! We’re ringing in the New Year with my #MeetTheHeroine series. For the next 15 weeks on my blog, I’ll be featuring a heroine from one of my books, every Wednesday. Let’s dive in with our first heroine from my pirate romance novel, Capturing the Captain: Meet Abi Photography … Continue reading Meet the Heroine: Abi