As I examined the male characters in my books recently, I remembered how often men are mentioned by readers around me. They love a certain hero; love “dark guys,”; act up if men are shown as flirtatious; much, much prefer reading about men; hate reading about girls; self-consciously announce when using male POV or thinking about using it; criticize women who care if men are hot; criticize men who aren’t hot enough; giggle about “falling in love” with their own heroes. The list goes on and on. They talk a great deal more about men than about women actually.
I had always thought Don Tachimant from Jurant one of my most boring characters. He does nothing but sulk and complain. But I realized he was one of my best heroes when I looked at him from the POV of women. His actions relative to women. He is unable to deal with situations and often panics, but he is affectionate and deeply loyal. Qualities women always say they love, love, love. I now see where they are coming from. To me, he was just a way for plot to happen, but to them he was more.
So here’s a list of how I’d rate my books, based on the heroes. This leaves out works that haven’t been released on this website yet, even if they’ve been completed or read by people before.
And there will be more updates
7 books published and 3 more on the way. Farmer's daughter, LOTR fan, loves to read rather than talk about reading. Always has time to finish her WIP.