that heroine chick

PhotobucketLast week, we talked about evening gowns for my current Harlequin Desire heroine to wear to a high-priced charity event.  This week, we need to decide who my for her should actually be.  Especially when I press for perfect cover art later. :winkwink

So here’s some background…

Her name is Jessica Taylor of the “Taylor Fine Jewels” Taylors.

She’s got curly, shoulder-length (give or take) blond hair, sometimes with a streak of wild blue down one side—’cause she’s a rebel. :whip

She’s got multiple piercings—several in her ears & one in her brow—plus a tattoo that’s only visible when she’s naked. :cuffs

She’s sexy, of course, & very independent, working a blue collar job, even though she was raised with money.  And you’ve seen the gorgeous sapphire blue evening gown she’ll be wearing at some point in the story, so you can picture her in that, if you want.

Here are some of the gals I’ve been considering, but I’m open to suggestions, too!

Jenna Elfman — She’s always been a favorite of mine.  I like how cute & quirky she is.  And in these pics, at least, I love her hair.



Kate Winslet (-ish; I don’t think this is actually Kate, but I like her look, so I’m going with it :moon ) — Longer hair than I’d been envisioning, but it could work.


Jennifer Morrison — Ditto.  Plus, I kind of like her more now that she’s on Once Upon a Time than I did when she was on House, M.D.


Elizabeth Banks — I’m not a big fan, but the hair certainly works.


Charlize Theron — I do like her, but am on the fence about how well she suits my heroine.


So what do you think? I’ll tell you who I’m leaning toward later, but for now, I’d like your opinions & even added recommendations in case you think of somebody I’ve missed. :oops


21 Comments  •  Comments Feed

  1. Jessica Lemmon says:

    I have to go with your first pick, Jenna Elfman (and not just because my friend has called me “Dharma” for going on 10+ years now… :winkwink She’s the perfect mix of fun :cuffs and serious. And she’s cute, sexy, and believable as a bit of a wild child. :whip

  2. Jessica Lemmon says:

    (first commenter of the day AGAIN?!) my, my but who’s the brown-noser lately? :muahaha

    Practicing my day’s worth of “I love yous” now. :jumping

    • Heidi says:

      Ha ha! You’re on a roll. And I’ll be changing that soon, too, now that V-Day has passed. But enjoy the candy hears while you can. :peekaboo

  3. Bonia says:

    I agree! I love Jenna Elfman! She’s fun and beautiful, and I could see her as a total BA. (BadA$$)
    Although I do love Jennifer Morrison! So can I vote for 2? lol

  4. Kathleen O says:

    Oh I have to go with Charlize Theron… She has that beautiful good girl look, but can play that “I’m good bad girl” come and try me on for size if you dare, personality.

  5. LeeAnn Pratt says:

    Jenna Elfman for sure..she is my all time fav..:) :blowkiss

  6. CL Parks says:

    While I think Miss Theron is probably the most beautiful woman in the world, from what you described I’d go with Jenna Elfman. She seems like she would be a quirky, fun girl in real life, not just on television.

  7. Shell B says:

    OK…. yes for Jenna…. NO for Kate…. NO for Elizabeth and HELLS NO for Charlize. (Not citing reasons but lets just say she had one of my “husbands” in her bed for a long time and she kicked him to the curb without sending him home to me)

    What about some old Dawson’s Creek ladies like Michelle Williams or Busy Phillips. Not sure of the age of the character in question either. Your ladies are all older than those I thought of.

    I thought of Elisha Cuthbert too and Naomi Watts. Or Mandy Moore.

    Just some ideas to throw around. 🙂

  8. Heidi says:

    Hey, all — I’ll be away from the computer most of the day taking the shoebox o’ receipts to the Tax Man, so I’m relying on you to hold down the fort. Er…you know what I mean. Keep up the great debate, post about it on your other sites/pages, & invite your friends over to play. (Just don’t abuse the Dungeon Hotties *too* much while I’m gone. :whip )

    Happy Heroine Hunting! :jumping

  9. Alexx says:

    :jumping Like Jenna and Jennifer have my votes. Either I think are great.

  10. Laura J. says:

    I like Jenna first choice and the Jennifer. Jenna does have the rebel quality about her and I would love to have a sultry voice like she has. Jennifer can pull of both sweet and badass when she needs to.

    Now….bring on the hero! :cuffs

  11. Mary Kirkland says:

    I was gonna go with Jennifer Morrison but since everyone else has picked Jenna…naw, who am I kidding, I’m still picking Jennifer Morrison. lol

  12. Tina B says:

    I think Jenna sounds the best fit! Or maybe Jennifer Morrison. I really like Kate, but I don’t know that she would work. :winkwink

  13. donna says:

    How about Renee Zellweger?

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