Thursday, July 11, 2013

Strong is Sexy Heroine of the Week: Rielle Mainline

Book: Getting Real
Author: Ainslie Paton
Heroine: Rielle Mainline

Posts about heroines...why does that seem so rare? Why does it seem to me that all anyone wants to write about is the heroes and the heroines get stuck with being deemed "good enough" for him – or worse – unlikable.

Which brings me to the point. I wanted to write a heroine who was playing the role in the rock star sub-genre normally associated with the hero.

Reille Mainline is the lead singer in a band called Ice Queen. She is the ice queen. She’s young, athletic, talented and obsessive about being the best. She’s also tortured by a family tragedy, an accident she believes she caused that killed her mother. As a consequence she can’t stand her own appearance because she looks like her Mom and disguises it with hair pieces, makeup, coloured contact lenses and provocative clothing and behaviour.

As a performer and a business woman she is in a class of her own. As a person she is insecure and introverted. She shies away from personal relationships and puts distance between herself and the rest of the world outside the band. Her real self is the opposite of her public image.
It’s not her position, her profession, or her talent that makes her strong however, it’s the choice she makes to face the tragedy in her past and heal herself so she can be worthy of the boy next door hero and start to live a real life.

She does this by choice, alone, fighting her inclination to continue to hide her real self and when she’s completed her transformation she goes back to get her boy.

Getting RealA romance about confronting fears, making music, and learning to be true.

Rielle Mainline is a rock star with a hardcore image, a troubled heart and a twenty-five city tour to front with her band, Ice Queen. She should be ecstatic. But the tour includes Sydney and Rielle has spent years trying to deal with the tragedy that happened there.

Roadie, Jake Reed knows Rielle’s reputation as a prize bitch will make being Ice Queen’s tour manager a challenge. Jake’s comfortable he can handle her, until he meets her, and then he’s thrown off-balance, unsure if he wants kiss her or throttle her.

Sparks fly, tempers flare and boundaries are crossed. It’s rock star verses roadie, alpha girl verses the boy-next-door and neither of them will survive unchanged.

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  1. Must... fight... urge... to read this book! Ah hell, who am I kidding? This is right in my wheelhouse.

    1. Erik, You'll have to come back and tell me what you think. :D