Posts from the Past: EC:GA The Heroine

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These are previous posts that have been dusted off, updated, and freshly presented to an audience that’s never seen them. These limited posts originate from the companion blogs I’ve written for books in my Eternal Curse Series as well as others down the road. Some information may be omitted.

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From 40 Days and Night of Eternal Curse: The Heroine

Mira is the one. She is the embodiment of humanity throughout out the story. She represents just how special human life is, with all its imperfections, weaknesses, and complete lack of supernatural power. Through Mira, the reader is reminded that even though she is, just human, she is capable of amazing feats.

Mira is a very serious character. She’s an academic and a businessperson, but she’s not cold-hearted. She has morals and has compassion for her fellow man. Mira’s struggles are more emotional and psychological than Giovanni’s. Though she is quite wealthy when she’s first introduced in the story, the reader soon learns that she wasn’t always so fortunate.

While Giovanni struggles to accept and love himself, Mira struggles to feel like she really belongs somewhere. She’s constantly reaching out, many times in the wrong places, to find a sense of family or belonging she didn’t have growing up. The thing that’s most interesting about Mira is that, once you understand her struggles, as much as you want to feel sorry for her, you don’t.

You see, Mira is a very strong-willed, confident, and attractive woman. You could take the common saying and turn it around for Mira…She’s a woman’s Woman. Everything about her, just about, makes you want to know her. She’s smart and compassionate, and knows how to relate to just about anyone, by taking the time to get to know them.

For those of you who are wondering, it doesn’t take long for Giovanni to be drawn to Mira’s body as well as her mind. She’s a 30-something black women, who’s five foot nine, and curvaceous. She is not overly sexy and top-heavy, but subtly seductive and aesthetically pleasing to the eyes. Her skin is youthfully smooth and espresso colored. I could go on and on, but you can imagine the rest or just read the book.

There’s no great mystery as to why my heroine is an idealized 30-something black woman. I’m a black woman. Why wouldn’t I take an opportunity to portray such a positive image of what, I myself, aspire to be or look for in a hero. I also made a conscious effort to apply within this character, the types of attributes that make for a well-liked heroine.

40 Days and Nights of Eternal Curse Copyright © 2012 Toinette Thomas

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I like reading, writing, cooking, dancing, movies, and music. I'm a big kid and choose to see the world in my own special way. Yes, I'm educated, but I haven't let that stop me from being who I want to be. I'm a wife, teacher, author, blogger, and more.

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