Badass Heroines and Why We Love ‘Em

Yesterday, one of our authors (Marti Melville) was contacted by a reader who praised the story in The Deja vu Chronicles. He’d just finished reading Midnight Omen and wanted to let her know how much he enjoyed it.

Marti asked a very good question: What did you like most about the book?

Without hesitation, this reader replied, “Because Kathryn is a badass! I love badass heroines.”

‘Nuff said.

What exactly is a heroine in a story? She’s the main player (usually the one who “saves the day” in a small cast of characters in a book. 

We got this covered!

Heroines of all ages fill the pages in many books we have ready for you to devour. Below is a list we know every badass heroine aficionado will love!

The Deja vu Chronicles Midnight Omen Silver Moon Onyx Rising Cutthroat's Omen: A Crimson Dawn pirates pirate romance Celtic witches Caribbean paranormalKathryn (from The Deja vu Chronicles) is a Celtic witch, kidnapped by pirates and taken deep into the Caribbean where she learns to survive, becoming the baddest pirate of the Spanish Main.

Besieged by the supernatural, a Celtic healer and rogue miscreant find the strength to survive against cutthroats and ancient ghosts in the haunted 18th-century Caribbean.



Sjora (from Tales of the Dead Man) is an unlikely hero, facing odds of surviving as a pirate aboard an airship and companion of a dead man. Though she’s tried to leave her pirating life behind, she accepts one last mission to steal away a dead man straight out from under the watchful eyes of her people’s enemies.

On the brink of destruction, Aerthos awaits the prophecy with hope that the elusive corpse can be found. All eyes turn to Captain Sjora Kahn’dyr, who must travel to the capitol of the Steel Cities, the home of her enemies, where she must steal the body out from under the watchful gaze of the Baron’s armies and return it to her people. But will this rescue of the Is’aad Morquith bring about the end of Aerthos or could a dead man save them all?



Sarafina (from the Sarafina series) is a girl taken from nail polish to polishing her cutlass, as she fights along side pirates.

Upon discovery of a rare antique box, Sarafina uncovers an ancient spyglass that transports her back to the 18th-century where she meets scallywags bearing cutlasses, who sail aboard tall ships that bear an unusual black flag.  But when she is suddenly kidnapped, she must quickly use her cunning to survive the adventures of the Spanish Main before the spyglass is lost and she is forced to live the rest of her life at sea as a pirate.



Beyond the Last Hill by David K. Bryant author and published by Doce Blant PublishingSally Fisher (from Beyond the Last Hill) does things the way she wants! Not the police, governments or her own editor would get in her way. 

On the verge of world crisis, Major Dan Barrington of the US Army and Sally Fisher, a newspaper journalist, try to unravel secrets held by the British authorities—codes and confidential information denied to the United States government. They quickly find themselves enmeshed in a net of intrigue, suspicious death, and personal danger. Soon they realize that they must uncover the difference between deceit and reality to prevent the catastrophe that could be launched from Beyond the Last Hill.

Lines blur between deceit and reality await discovery Beyond the Last Hill — based on true events.



Echoes P. J. Roscoe, supernatural ghosts medium suspenseBronwen Mortimer (from Echoes) is a true Celtic woman who is willing to face her past, fight the dead, lift a curse, kill an evil rapist and still be true to herself.

To escape life, Bronwen Mortimer moves to a quiet village in Shropshire, England. But when she witnesses murder, and becomes the target of a serial rapist, she must find the answers to a tragic past that involve the Kenward family and the ancestors of Derwen village. If she fails, she will never again return to live in the present.

There are many casualties of war, but some refuse to be forgotten.



Alys: The Terra Mirum Chronicles by author Kiri Callaghan and published by Doce Blant PublishingAlys (from The Terra Mirum Chronicles) is a Dreamer facing her fears, staring down the Unseelie King, and going head to head with a Jabberwock.

Following her best friend’s suicide, Alyson Carroll descends into the realm of Dreams and Nightmares. In her quest to find home, she discovers that Charlie might not truly be gone after all, but when she meets Oswin, the prince of Terra Mirum, she must face her own fears and raise an army against The Nightmare Queen, or surrender as the world of dreams is consumed by terror and darkness forever.


It’s difficult to choose just one badass heroine, isn’t it? Well, maybe choose them all. Really, what more could anyone want than a team of fierce heroines in their library?

Happy Reading ~

Doce Blant Publishing

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