We have made it to the Quarter Finals! Now, we are down to some of the toughest competitors and the closest races! In this first round, we have two strong competitors - Kaia of THE DARKEST SURRENDER and Tyra Masters of MOTORCYCLE MAN. Remember, though we have called the contest, we are leaving the voting widgets open for fun. So from this point on, NO voting in Round one or two counts. Just a quick recap of the rules we laid down this time around. For more information on the reasons, check out our Heroine Showdown Homepage for more information and for what is still to come! No characters who do not have their own book, no two characters from any one series, and no heroine was eligible if her hero competed in the Hero Showdown.
Tyra Masters (MOTORCYCLE MAN/Kristen Ashley) Tyra Masters, aka “Red”, is a single, strong willed 35 year old female who presents herself out of the ordinary for a female lead in a Kristen Ashley book. When most female leads are diminished by the overbearing apha male, Tyra is held to a new level. She is looking for something, no someone, that is her equal that can set her aflame, and she will settle for no less especially after one night puts her in Kane “Tack” Allen’s bed. This head of the elite MC club Chaos tosses her out only to come face to face with a fierce Tyra, his new employee. This woman is vocal and determined, demanding to be heard especially when the chemistry they create is consuming. There is no fear in her as she continually gets in the face of the fiercest biker around and lets him know what she wants. At the same time her character is equally sweet and all woman. The single most important characteristic is her ability to ground such a high strung, emotionally damaged character and take his smack talking attitude with stride and match it entirely. When danger presents in Chaos territory, Tyra never backs down, whether she is dropping trashy ex’s or stepping up to protect the lives on her man’s kids, she is a true hero. This woman is unafraid to take a chance and more importantly she is born to be a bad-ass sitting high on the back of a Tack’s bike as together they face whatever the future throws their way!
Kaia (THE DARKEST SURRENDER/Gena Showalter) Kaia is an enchanting Harpy that captured the heart of Strider and tamed his Demon, Defeat! She is a fierce member of the Skyhawk sisters. Kaia is a beautiful fashionista that enjoys playing practical jokes and winning. She is loyal to her sisters and friends, which endears her to the Lords of the Underworld and earns her a place in their tight nit group as an annoying sister like status. Her ability to domestic Strider’s demon and win his love, even though she loves to win herself, makes him realize she is the perfect woman for him. You have to love a character who knows what they want, Strider and the Harpy games, and goes all out for it. Feisty, fun, and strong makes for the perfect heroine!
In Kaia's own words: They don’t call me the Wing Shredder – and the Nut Cracker – for nothing. I’m seriously amazeballs. Just ask, well, everyone.
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