Friday, May 1, 2009

Lunch Break

It's time for our staff to take a break. We'll be back at the top of the hour with White Rose. In the meantime...

I'm Lisa Dawn and I work in the marketing department here at the Wild Rose Press. I feel like giving away some goodies from the TWRP.

I have a booklights and bookthongs.

Inquiring minds want to know...

Do you relate more with the hero or heroine in a romance novel?

33 comments:

Silver James said...

It depends. LOL Though I tend to lean toward the heros.

Future Mrs. Ashley Rose said...

I relate more with the heroine. It's easier for me to place myself in the female shoes. =]

The Wild Rose Press said...

I hear you Silver, a heroine we want to be and a hero we want to be with. then you have the best of both.

Lisa

The Wild Rose Press said...

Ashley,
I love a feisty heroine who does things I would never dream of doing.

lrwirum said...

I think I tend to lean more towards the heroines. :-)


Larena

Kara Lynn Russell said...

I love the chance to get inside the heroe's head. I wish I could do that in real life sometimes.

Tarah Scott said...

Gosh, that's a toughie. When I'm writing, I become each character--male or female as much as I can--and relate equally. When I'm reading, it depends on the story the writer is telling. I will sometimes relate to the heroine more than the hero, and visa versa. When I read a book that has me torn, I'm in love with that author for sure!
Tarah

Lori, Sr. Editor for Wild Rose Press said...

I love a strong hero, someone I would want to be with. On the flip side, a weak female is a real downer. No whiners allowed. :) Lori

The Wild Rose Press said...

Kara Lynn, we should probably be thankful we don't know what goes on in their heads. lol In some cases ignorance just may be bliss.

Carol Ann said...

I can relate to both. The heroine is easier for me to show emotions but I love getting inside the hero's head and - love, love writing from the mean old villian's head!!

Carol Ann Erhardt
Wwwmcarolannerhardt.com

danie88 said...

Have a good lunch!

I have to agree with Silver... it depends on what type of heroine or hero they are... is the heroine a sweet and shy girl and the guy stubborn and protective... then id say I would lean more towards the heroine then the hero... like I said it depends...

Helen Pilz said...

I usually relate more to the heroine but, since I worked in a male dominated field for many years (forestry and wildlife management,)I actually feel more empathy for many male characters.

Eilidh said...

What in God's name is a book thong? Is that for Scarlet books only?

I like a book that gives me some insight into the masculine brain. I've never been able to understand what on earth guys are thinking. Like, why are romance novels so boring to my husband? I don't get it.

The Wild Rose Press said...

Lori,
I have two little boys and I'll ask them if they want some cheese with that whine (wine) Agreed no girlie men. Did that sound like Arnold Schwarzenegger? What movie was that where he said No girlie men.

The Wild Rose Press said...

ROFL Eilidh!
You know it goes in the crack!
(otherwise known as a string bookmark with beads on the end.)

Amber Leigh Williams said...

Whew, this bash has been fun! I can hardly keep up :)

As to inquiring minds, for some reason the hero. Probably because the western genre is my favorite and...well, need I say more?

Amber

Hywela Lyn said...

I usually relate to my heroine. I love being able to imagine myself as feisty, brave and beautiful and to go to fantastic places with a hero I've already fallen for before I started writing about him!

Susan Shay said...

Lisa,
I used it ask my boys if they wanted french cries or if I needed to call the waaambulance.
Susan Shay

The Wild Rose Press said...

Amber,
I swear, for me cowboys are the sexiest. I love em' rough and ready. The right heroine can tame her man, yet leave him wild.

The Wild Rose Press said...

Susan, that is so funny! I admit, my boys have me figured out. I'm a pushover. Thankfully my husband is able to amputate them from my side now and again.

Amber Leigh Williams said...

Amen, TWRP! Espeically if he looks like the cover model on Rita Thedford's "Hot Night at the Blue Bug Saloon." He he he

Amber

The Wild Rose Press said...

There are some really hot cowboys on some of those Scarlet covers.

Makes me want a cool glass of water. (fans herself)

Lisa

Amber Leigh Williams said...

Oh, yes. Those Scarlet covers have definitely corrupted me ;)

Amber

Susan Macatee said...

As a writer, it's hard to choose, since I have to get into both their heads. And even as a reader, it depends on how the story is laid out, but I'd have to say for the most part, it's the heroine I most identify with.

The Wild Rose Press said...

Well, hour lunch break is almost over. so cyber champagne and birthday cake to everyone.

thank you all for helping TWRP grow over the last three years. It's an amazing journey and I am so happy that RJ and Rhonda are taking me along for the ride.

For all the authors. thank you. I'm here because of you.

Lisa Dawn
Marketing Director
The Wild Rose Press
The Wilder Roses
White Rose Publishing

peggy said...

I think I relate more to the heroine.But love to read all about an great hero.

Amber Leigh Williams said...

Thanks for organizing the TWRP ad in the June RT, Lisa Dawn! It's B-U-tiful :)

Amber

Sharon Donovan said...

It depends on the author and the way the characters are presented. If the author wants you to feel for the hero, the reader will. And same goes with the heroine. But personally, I agree with Carol Ann. I love to get inside the antagonist's head and wouldn't ya just know it, he's usually a demented psychopath? Right Lori? LOL And I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for all you do for us Lisa! Happy Birthday TWRP!

The Wild Rose Press said...

Lunch Break winners

Susan Shay - book light
Larena - book light

Tarah Scott - book thong
danie88 - book thong

Will you all email me at lisadawn@thewildrosepress.com

I'll need mailing addresses.
thank you
Lisa

kat1reader said...

I can't say I relate more to either, but I prefer the books I read to have POV of both - it allows me to connect with both characters. Personnaly, my fave books are ones with heros who are "oh-so-in-love" with their heroines...and I don't "get that" when it is only a heroine's POV.
Congrats to the winners...just wanted to share my POV.

Caffey said...

I really do love relating with them both, getting to know both. Its hard to pick just one, but I tend to want to relate more with here heroine, not so to put myself in that place, but to see what kind of personality and heroine she is and all and how that connection grows with the hero throughout the book

Mary Ricksen said...

I try to identify with the hero, but I guess I relate more to the heroine, because she is a female too.

Linda LaRoque said...

Odly enough, most times it's easier for me to relate to the hero.