Emily from SEDUCED IN SPAIN
Emily works as a PA for a hotelier, but she has higher ambitions than that. She’s chosen this career for herself despite her parents’ disapproval. When she was younger, she used to be the odd one out, the quiet and studious one who didn’t take risks and knew nothing about love. But an encounter in Spain opened her eyes, and she’s grown into a confident woman who’s learning what’s best for her.
I love most about Emily that she doesn’t let others get her down or boss her around.
Sepalika from SAVED IN SRI LANKA
It was a (welcome) challenge to write from an Asian woman’s point of view for this romance novel, though my Sri Lankan side was a huge help. Sepalika is in a real spot of bother and had prepared herself for the worst, but falling in love with Daniel makes her realize that she deserves better. It’s great seeing her sort of ‘come into her own’ and finding the courage to fight for her happiness.
I love most about Sepalika that she is so caring and kind, yet has a backbone.
Felicia from the FIRE TRILOGY
Writing about a fire witch was thrilling. I had initially planned only one book with Felicia, but she demanded she wanted to go on an adventure, so “Playing with Fire” was followed by “Dancing with Fire” and “Living with Fire”. She’s stuck between needing to lead a normal life and yearning to find out more about her true self, to discover and use her fire magic. She’s a fiery force to be reckoned with, sometimes wild and willful, but also caring and a bit insecure.
I love most about Felicia that she is always up for a challenge.
Jayne from the FORBIDDEN Series
In the romantic thriller I coauthored with bestselling American author Mike Wells, we have two leading ladies, so to speak. There’s Eleanor, who isn’t who she seems, and Jayne, our main character. Jayne might appear as the proverbial ‘plain Jane’ but she’s much more than that. Once she’s faced with difficult decisions, she finds an inner strength.
I love most about Jayne that she isn't fooled by riches and promises, but uses her heart and her brain to find her way.
Nadia from KALEIDOSCOPE OF HOPES
This character reminds me of a (modern day) Cinderella, but in reverse. Nadia grew up among riches, then has to face one difficulty after another until she’s lost almost everything. She tries to make the best of what she has—and then her life gets turned upside down again when her new neighbours move in. While she might not seem strong on the outside, she never gives up and she always strives to make everyone happy.
I love most about Nadia that she’s quiet, caring and intelligent.
Cathy from WHEN I SEE YOUR FACE
At the beginning of the book, Cathy couldn’t be in a worse situation. She’s battled an abusive relationship and has no idea what to do with her life now. But she faces her second chance head-on and slowly learns to love herself and really live. She follows her dream of starting her own cake business, and she is determined to trust and love again despite all she’s been through.
I love most about Cathy that she never lost her kindness and endurance, although everyone has been treating her wrong.