Welcome to RWA/NYC’s Heroine Blog Tour.
This week, we are interviewing Heroines from New York’s Leading Romance Authors. Some are candid, some are funny, all are wonderful. We know you’ll fall in love with each and every one of them.
(Psst--watch for their Hero’s interview next month!)
I’m a jeans a t-shirt kind of girl, even though my mother has always pressured me to dress like I walked out of the pages of Vogue. If I have to dress up, I like to find classic, timeless things at vintage stores in the village. I have long dark hair and brown eyes. I look like my mother, and I wish I resembled my father more. He’s never been a part of my life. If I looked at him, at least I’d have some part of him with me.
Q: Are you a girly girl or a tomboy?
Somewhere in-between. I’m low maintenance, but tomboy might be over-stating it.
Q: What do you do for a living? Do you like it?
It’s the summer between my junior and senior year of college, and I’m interning at my mother’s SoHo art gallery. My mother is a big art dealer. I had the chance to go to Europe with my best friend, but my mother said she needed me to help out at the gallery. I know I should be happy for the chance to learn the business from her, and I am. My mother has always been cold and distant, and I thought that would change when I was finally involved in the gallery. My mother’s career always comes first with her. But working together has not brought us closer. If anything, it’s creating more tension between us.
Q: Tell us your story.
One of the (many) things my mother and I don’t agree about is the future of art. I’m obsessed with street artists – the guys who paint the sides of buildings, like Banksy in the U.K. There’s a crazy talented, but very secretive artist in New York who goes by the tag GoST. I started following his work – literally -- trying to find the trail that would lead me to meet him. And I have. His real name is Rory, and now that I’m getting close to him, I’m even more obsessed. Rory hates everything that expensive, elitist art galleries stand for. So I haven’t told him who my mother is. And if he finds out, I’m afraid I’ll never see him again. Rory knows how to disappear, and I will do anything I can to keep that from happening.
Q: Describe the Hero of your story. Is he a Mr. Darcy or a Christian Grey?
He’s more like the beast in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Like Alex Pettyfer in the modernized film version.
Q: Just between us, what do you like best about your Hero?
His talent. His passion for art and creativity. Oh, and his beautiful dark eyes and perfect body don’t hurt!
Q: Do you prefer the bedroom door open or closed?
I prefer it closed – but I’d do it outdoors or anywhere if it meant being with Rory.
Q: What TV show best describes your relationship with the Hero – Scandal or Game of Thrones?
Game of Thrones.
Q: If your story is made into a movie, what actress do you want to play you?
I’ve been told that I look a lot like Lily Collins. So that would be a good way to go.
Q: Tell us about your author.
Jamie Brenner likes to write love stories set in interesting worlds, with lots of drama but always with an