Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Hidden Impact Blog Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway

http://kismetbooktours.com/2015/10/hidden-impact-by-piper-j-drake/

I'm so pleased today to welcome author Piper J. Drake to the blog as part of the tour for her newest romantic suspense release, Hidden Impact. As you guys already know by now, I love romance. Love it. I need everything I read to have a little romance in it, but of course the success of that romance depends entirely on the hero and heroine. I decided to ask Piper to share a few of the characteristics she thought made for a successful heroine, so I hope you guys enjoy!

Piper’s Top 3 Characteristics for the Successful Heroine
Think Quick

Events can happen in a blur of action, requiring fast reaction. In my stories, a succesful heroine may only have a fraction of a second but she’s got to make that count. She’s got to be able to think quick so she doesn’t end up dead or badly injured.

Think Clearly

It doesn’t take military training to assess a situation with a clear perspective. I try to give my heroine the ability to take a look at the situation and see it for what it is, without getting too muddled even when emotions are running high and the adrenaline is flowing.

Think Ahead

To succeed, or survive, a heroine needs to think ahead to what might happen next. Having an idea of the possible utcomes and being prepared for them help her navigate some pretty crazy circumstances. Thinking ahead helps my heroine make choices, not just react.

Mostly, I like a heroine who can think on her feet. It’s not always possible, but whenever it is, she should.

Thanks so much Piper! Be sure and check the bottom of the post for all the details on a giveaway as well as a list of participating blogs:)

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HIDDEN IMPACT


He's not the hero she's looking for

As part of the elite Centurion Corporation team, military-veteran-turned-mercenary Gabriel Diaz is a natural defender. He'll do anything to ensure a mission is successful. Anything but get emotionally invested—he learned the hard way that can be deadly. Easy bodyguard jobs in between the more challenging missions are all he's interested in now.

Maylin Cheng is desperate and running out of time. Her younger sister has gone missing but no one seems to take her concern seriously. Her last hope lies in asking an aloof bodyguard for help. He dismisses her outright, but all that changes when she is almost killed in a not-so-accidental hit-and-run right before his eyes.

As Maylin leans on Gabriel, she begins to rely on him for more than just her safety. But as their attraction grows, so does the danger surrounding them. When the elaborate web they're trapped in unravels, Gabriel will do anything to protect them. Even if that means putting his heart in the crosshairs.

Book one of the Safeguard series


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PIPER J. DRAKE


Piper J. Drake (or “PJ”) began her writing career as “PJ Schnyder” writing sci-fi & paranormal romance and steampunk. She has recently received the FF&P PRISM award for her work as well as the NJRW Golden Leaf award and Parsec award.

Now, PJ is exploring the complexity of romantic suspense, incorporating her interests in mixed martial arts and the military into her writing.


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27 comments:

  1. No idea what those points are, oh well can't enter anyway

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  2. I wish to be a strong hero to protect my mom from all things everything bad.

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  3. I like any heroine who can think! Especially with a suspense book like this one.
    Thanks for sharing, Jenny!

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    1. ME TOO NICK! In my mind I'd absolutely be that kind of heroine, but I fear the reality of me in that type of situation wouldn't match my imaginings ;-)

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  4. that is awesome that they are doing this for their readers, thank you for sharing

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  5. This sounds like a fun read, I like the whole mercenary bodyguard angle. ;) Thanks for sharing this Jenny!

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  6. A heroine that can think on her feet and doesn't get too muddled to react by the hero hotness is my kind of heroine!! ;)

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  7. Totally agree with all of these traits especially when you're in a life/death situation.

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    1. Definitely. May we never find ourselves in such a situation ;-)

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  8. If thinking quickly is a requirement, I would fail spectacularly. I always say I think well,but I take my sweet time with it. I process slowly, but when I do, it works. As for thinking ahead, I'm super good at that part. Perhaps there is hope yet.
    They are all excellent qualities for a heroine to have, though.

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    1. I think I might fail as well Maja. I like to think I'd be all smart, level-headed and badass, but I have a sneaking suspicion I'd start crying instead O.o

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  9. This sounds like a great romance and getaway!! I'm not so much a quick thinker, lol, and would fail in an epic way as a heroine ;)
    Thanks, Jenny!

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    1. Me too Kim, we should form a club:) Heroine Fails.

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  10. Oh yes. I think the operative word here is "think"! I usually like heroines like that. Now if I was only quick and clear in my thinking... ;)

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    1. Right? *wanders off to play brain games*

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  11. I'm too much of a worrier to be a good heroine :(

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  12. Great traits! I love a heroine that's smart.

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  13. I think we all wished at sometimes in are lives we had a here in are lives but in the real world I am happy with the one man in my life he is my HERO.

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  14. Definitely need a heroine that can think quickly and clearly! Obviously being smart and fast on your toes can be a huge help :D Thanks so much for sharing!

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  15. I so enjoy romantic suspense. However, I'd never make it as a heroine, as I am a little slow on the thinking things out bit.

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  16. These sounds like a good life-affirming lessons as well. Or mantras for the day. :)

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