Today I have the wonderful pleasure of author Rachel Firasek stopping by on her tour with a deliciously scandalous post about virgins! And if you want to check out my review of her new release, The Last Rising, the first in her Curse of the Phoenix series then you can visit that by clicking *HERE*
Virgin Heroines Vs. Experienced Harlots
Let me forwarn you, this is supposed to be a funny post and is not intended toward anyone personally. With that being said, who here empathizes with a virgin in romance? Do you even remember your virginity? Not the sharp pain attached to the deflowering, but the actual state of being a virgin?
I know I don’t. I remember being a kid. I don’t recall thinking about my virginity—even when momma told me to hold it close and dear to me. What does that mean? And why? It is so much more fun being easy.
So, what happens when a romance writer inserts a virgin as her heroine? (imo) You get a heroine that isn’t quite as relatable. I have a theory on why the heroine’s of our past were all virgins, but it goes back to what our momma’s tried to beat into our thick heads.
Have you noticed that in the last 10 years or so, more and more of heroine’s are a little older, a little wiser and ten times more sexually active as their prim and proper predecessors? I have and I love it. I love strong, powerful, take charge heroines. I don’t believe the virgins that find release and pleasure on the first try. If you read my first novel, you’ll know what I mean. Yes, I wrote a virgin. But, I WANT to read about a woman that’s more like me.
How ‘bout you? Which do you prefer? Why? I’d love to know!!! For research purposes of course.
Want a chance to win The Last Rising? Then head on over to our release day post! You can find that here. And look for book two in the Curse of the Phoenix series, The Last Awakening, coming in November!
The Last Rising (Curse of the Phoenix #1)
by Rachel Firasek
ebook, 102 pages
Published September 6th 2011 by Entangled Publishing
After paying two millennia’s penance to Osiris, world-weary Phoenix Ice has had enough. Saving souls without any hope for her own redemption isn’t how she imagined spending eternity. Fed up, she decides her next death will be her last. But when she sacrifices her own life for a sexy Texan in a catastrophic plane crash, she has no idea the consequences will be so great…or that she’ll end up back in his life for her next assignment.Purchase Today at:
Now that Turner Alcott has survived the worst, finding a wife and mother for his son matters more than ever before. When the mysterious Ice comes into his life, Turner knows she’s the one—but love is the last thing Ice wants. If he wants to win her heart, Turner must teach Ice how to forgive herself, and prove that love is the ultimate sacrifice.