Green-Haired Goth Girl Heroines
Camille Joplin Trent, the heroine of Breaking All The Rules, isn’t your average erotic romance heroine. She isn’t your average anything. She has green hair, tattoos, and multiple piercings.
Many readers would expect such a woman to work in a tattoo parlor or a bike shop or somewhere else that hires edgy employees. Camille doesn’t do anything anyone expects. She works in a very conservative high tech company, a company with a rigid dress code. I suspect if she worked in a tattoo parlor, she’d have blond hair and wear pale pink suits with matching pumps.
Because Camille is a rebel. She prides herself on not conforming and that means breaking the rules of any organization or group she belongs to.
As she explains
Although I no longer wear my temporary tattoos or visible body jewelry, the green hair and the holes in my ears, nose, and bottom lip remain, declaring my rebel status to the world.
This is who I am, who I’ve always been. I break rules. I push people. I don’t fit in anywhere.
Camille grew up on a hippie commune, as the hero Nate describes her childhood home. She’s the product of two very rebellious parents. Her beloved parents taught her to question everything, to live by her own rules, to do what she and not society thinks is right.
Camille also uses her appearance to warn others away from her. She’s scared of being rejected, of being hurt or hurting others, so she erects a wall of rebellion around her.
At first glance, Nate, the rigid rule-setting CFO, appears to have nothing in common with Camille. He wears the required suits, looks like one of the corporate clones Camille constantly mocks, won’t do anything without a contract.
However, Nate also makes up his own rules. He won’t, for example, have sex unless he pays for that privilege. His contracts are exactly that—his contracts. He crafts the often unconventional terms to suit his own rules. Like Camille, he keeps others at a distance. While she uses her Goth girl act, he gives them the Iceman freeze out, shutting down conversations before they begin. Yes, Nate is as much of a rebel as Camille is.
I truly believe that we all have a green-haired rebel within us. We might not allow this rebel out to play very often but she’s there, waiting to cause chaos.
When was the last time you let your inner rebel out? What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
Breaking All The Rules
Releasing April 1st, 2014
Nathan Lawford, Blaine Technologies’ chief financial officer, is known as the Iceman. He conducts his personal and business affairs without emotion, never allowing himself to become involved with anyone. When Nate sees something or someone he wants, he negotiates, paying a simple, set monetary price.
Now he wants Camille, the company’s green-haired intern.
Camille Joplin Trent never expected to be paid to pleasure the man of her dreams. She can’t quite figure out why this is a bad thing. Nate is intelligent, handsome, sophisticated—everything she’s ever wanted in a lover and never thought she could have. Their contract is for a month, thirty lust-filled days of making every sexual fantasy they’ve ever had come true. At the end of this month, the rules state that their relationship will end.
Of course, Camille has never been good at following rules.
Cynthia Sax lives in a world filled with magic and romance. Although her heroes may not always say, “I love you”, they will do anything for the women they adore. They live passionately. They play hard. They love the same women forever.
Cynthia has loved the same wonderful man forever. Her supportive hubby offers himself up to the joys and pains of research, while they travel the world together, meeting fascinating people and finding inspiration in exotic places such as Istanbul, Bali, and Chicago.Please visit her on the web at http://www.CynthiaSax.com
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