SINGLE MOM HEROINES
First off, I want to thank Romance Junkies for hosting me today. It’s a pleasure to be here.
I recently did an interview for a radio station in Great Britain and the interviewer asked me about the appeal of single moms as heroines. Are they popular because a lot of readers are single moms, and thus identify with the heroine? Are they popular because single moms are strong, appealing heroines — and the idea of a man who will love not only her but her child — is so appealing?
The heroine of my January Superromance, The Father For Her Son, is a single mom. Marlee has been raising her little boy alone for six years and her ex, Troy, now wants back into their lives. Marlee has a hard time trusting Troy, and she has a particularly hard time trusting him with their son. She’s afraid of being hurt, and even more afraid of her son being hurt.
Being a mom is one of the most important jobs in the world, and raising a child by yourself has to be one of the biggest challenges anyone can face. Yet so many women do so every day. I can’t imagine a stronger, more admirable character than a single mom.
What do you readers think — do you seek out books with single mom heroines? Do you like them? Not like them? Why or why not?
THE FATHER FOR HER SON
Life hasn’t been easy for single mom Marlee Britton, but she’s proud of her ability to look after herself and her son. Then old flame Troy Denton shows up after seven years, wanting to be a father to his son. and to rekindle his relationship with Marlee. While Troy struggles to prove himself trustworthy, Marlee wonders how she can ever give her heart to the man who broke it so long ago.
MELTING POINT” in BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE
with Jennifer Greene and Merline Lovelace
Kristjan Gunnarson is Iceland’s first ever Olympic medalist. Coloradoan Stacy Bristol thinks he’ll be the perfect model for her new advertising campaign, but she isn’t prepared for the impact handsome Kristjan has on her. As she supervises filming around Iceland, Stacy fights her attraction to Kristjan. Can a down-to-business American and a footloose Icelander find love in the land of ice and fire?
Cindi Myers became one of the most popular people in eighth grade when she and her best friend wrote and illustrated their own historical romance novel. The manuscript was eventually confiscated by her English teacher, who told her she should spend her time learning to properly conjugate a sentence. Since then, Cindi has gone on to write more than three dozen novels, both historical and contemporary. She also teaches writing and is a popular speaker and workshop presenter. She produces a weekly market newsletter at http://www.cindimyersmarketnews.wordpress.com Visit her website at http://www.CindiMyers.com