Wednesday, October 27, 2010

FIREWALKER Countdown Giveaway--CASSANDRA

Day Six Winner--Mel (meljprincess)

The FIREWALKER Giveaway continues!

DAY SEVEN--Cassandra

Now that I've introduced the guys, I need to introduce the ladies. (I like the guys, so I tend to lavish attention on them.)

Cassandra leapt to her feet and kicked the inert Changer in the buttocks with her Blahnik heel. “That’s for calling me a b*tch.”

Cassandra Bryson is a super-powerful witch who becomes Janet's hotel manager. Cassandra is blonde, lovely, businesslike, good at her job, and way-wicked with magic. She used to work for a top luxury hotel chain in California, but for reasons she's not telling, she's decided to bury herself in a backwater desert town.

Janet isn't sure why Cassandra's interested in working in the middle of nowhere, but she welcomes Cassandra's no-strings-attached help. But Cassandra has some dark secrets that Janet suspects will someday come back to bite them.

Cassandra becomes part of the team in FIREWALKER and SHADOW WALKER, and you learn more about her in the HEXED anthology.

From FIREWALKER:
“Sheriff Jones grilled me about what kind of witchcraft I did,” Cassandra muttered. “I should do a spell to make his balls fall off.”

The question of the day: Heroes or heroines? Do hero-driven stories float your boat, or are you more interested in the heroine and her story?

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20 Comments:

At 5:49 AM, Blogger mbreakfield said...

I like both. My favorite book, Pride and Prejudice, is heroine driven, but I've noticed many of my favorite series are hero driven.
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At 6:24 AM, Anonymous Casey H said...

I like reading about both of them and learning each of their stories.

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At 9:09 AM, Blogger Judy said...

I also like reading about both, but it seems that their are more heroine books out now and I like that.

 
At 10:49 AM, Blogger Kirsten C. said...

I'm not really a one or the other kinda reader! As long as the characters are strong and the writing is great, I typically find the book to be run equally. When the main focus is simply in 1st person, I tend to get a little bored! It's the control freak in me-I wanna know everything that's goin on inside that pretty man's head! LOL Congrats on the upcoming release! I'm sure it's going to be amazing!

 
At 10:49 AM, Blogger Julie said...

I like both! I prefer books that switch perspectives between the hero and heroine, actually. Getting into both of their heads makes the story a richer experience.

 
At 11:41 AM, Blogger Cathy M said...

I enjoy reading both, for me it's all about a great story, and a great romance. When written in third person, I get a chance at getting in the head of both the main characters, and those stories tend to be my favorites.

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At 12:57 PM, Anonymous Chelsea B. said...

Is it bad if I say heroes? LOL! No, really, I like both :-)

 
At 1:07 PM, Blogger Jennifer Ashley/ Allyson James / Ashley Gardner said...

Chelsea: Not a bad thing to say heroes. ;-) The Stormwalker series is one of the few heroine-driven series I've done. I mostly do hero-driven books (e.g., The Mackenzie series, Pride Mates, the Shareem), but I like to branch out to stretch the muscles and learn something new. But I have noticed that most of the important characters in Stormwalker are male, LOL.

 
At 2:02 PM, Blogger glittergirl said...

I like both in third person so I can hear the internal talk to understand their dialog/actions. You are one of my favorite authors because of your varied characters, humor and types of creatures. You won me over with your pirates and then dragons, then princesses, then brawny highlanders with brogue. I have all of your books except Ellora's Caves (cause they're hard to get locally. Keep up with the glorious storytelling! :)

 
At 2:03 PM, Blogger glittergirl said...

I like both too. I do like third person because I want to hear the internal thoughts leading to the dialog/actions. Your dragon series was super and this promises to be better with more types of characters! You won me over with your pirates and princesses. Keep up the fantastic storytelling I'm one of your biggest fans and have almost all of your books!

 
At 2:39 PM, Blogger Robin K said...

I prefer heroine driven stories. As a woman I can relate better. That being said, I do love the heroes point of view thrown in as well :)

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At 4:04 PM, Blogger Heather said...

I like both. So many of my are both, I tend to flip-flop between hero driven and heroine driven stories.

 
At 6:16 PM, Blogger JoAnna said...

I don't really think I have a preference. It could be me but it seems that the stories that are more heroine driven the whole series tends to revolve around her. A lot of the hero driven series tends to have different heroes in each book. Using your books as an example, Stormwalker and Firewalker, Janet is the heroine. But with the Shareem, a different Shareem is the focus of each book. That may not be the case, I still have a ton of books in my TBR pile. :)

 
At 7:53 PM, Blogger Jennifer Ashley/ Allyson James / Ashley Gardner said...

JoAnna: You are right. Most of my hero-driven books have a different hero each book...

Except the Captain Lacey mysteries I did as Ashley Gardner. Gabriel Lacey, a former cavalry officer, returns to London and has adventures/solves crimes (plus a romance weaves through the series, you meet the love interest in book 2). There are six books so far, and Gabe is the hero in each.

I'm getting ready to re-release these on Kindle early next year (which is why they're on my mind). Pretty new covers and everything. With plans to do more original books after.

 
At 5:43 AM, Blogger Shari C said...

I enjoy reading both as long as the story is well written.

 
At 5:58 AM, Blogger Meljprincess said...

BOTH! And I wanna be just like Cassandra! :-)

Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

 
At 8:54 AM, Blogger angel said...

I love both! As long as the characters are strong and the story is well written...

 
At 5:15 PM, Blogger Jennifer Ashley/ Allyson James / Ashley Gardner said...

Mel is today's winner! There are still two more days of daily prizes, then I draw the grand prize from all comments (winning a daily prize does not remove you from the running).

Thanks you all for playing!

Jenn / Allyson

 
At 6:27 AM, Blogger Meljprincess said...

Woooooohooooooo! Thank you, Allyson! I'm ecstatic! I've really had fun. :-)

Mel K.
Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

 
At 8:23 PM, Blogger ❤Stephanie! said...

Maybe it's just from a girl's perspective, but I like a hero's story more because it's less emotional and it mainly has to do with self-upbringing.

Stephanie
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