The new adaptation of Wonder Woman is refreshing and empowering, and there are so many things for girls to look up to. To start off, this Wonder Woman looked athletic and strong. You can see her powerful muscles move when she runs and fights and you know, she can kick ass. She is one princess who needs no rescuing. And will in fact, save the world.
I have always loved stories with strong independent women, heroines who can fight her own battles and not wait for a man to save her. And this Wonder Woman delivers. She’s passionate and fearless as she charges into battle. Yes, it doesn’t hurt that she’s also a demigod. Sometimes, she jumps headlong into a fight without really thinking about it, driven by her fierce determination to fight for those who can’t fight for themselves.
As a young girl, I thought girls and boys were the same, in that we’re human, and that what we can and can’t do was limited by personality, upbringing and physical abilities, and not by our sex. I watched Top Gun and wanted to be a fighter pilot. I wanted to be James Bond, not the Bond girl. I didn’t know of any limitation to what a girl could be. It wasn’t until much later that I realized the world didn’t see it that way.
I look forward to the day when gender is not an issue. It’s one of the reasons why the Science Fiction and Fantasy genres are so great, to be able to imagine a universe where women and men are truly equals.
Action movies and books need more female leads. In too many stories, the man is always the lead, while the woman plays support. It’s nice to finally see a woman leading the story and the battle. I’m a sucker for two strong protagonists falling in love and fighting side by side. The role reversal in this Wonder Woman movie is both exhilarating and game changing. She represents the action hero in all of us.
Celebrating International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month …
Badass and strong, these women are unafraid to walk into the unknown.
Who are your favorite badass alpha woman?
(Book Two of Luminary Wars) – Releasing in February
Assignment: Protect the Luminary at all cost
Directive: Capture the fugitive Ilonia Deveron
Obstacle: Xend Kitsou
Elite Commander Tera Laux is being sent on a covert mission to secure the future safety of the Luminary, the galaxy’s most influential man. She’s excited to go on the mission except for one little glitch, the infuriating and all too sexy Dr. Kitsou. She might have to work with him, but she didn’t have to like it. How can she focus on her mission when his very presence drives her crazy?
Data Scientist and historian Xend Kitsou is assigned to the mission to provide his research and analytical skills, with a secret agenda. He might admire Tera’s vibrant beauty and fighting spirit, but his top priority is his work with the Luminary to regain an ancient knowledge.
As they race across the galaxy, hunting and setting traps for their target, their past catches up with them and the line between friend and foe begins to blur. They must decide how much they’re willing to risk to complete the mission.
Always Tomorrow is a standalone romantic space opera adventure in the Luminary Wars series.
Xend was still standing where she’d left him, looking as cool and collected as always. She slowed her stride as she became aware of him watching her approach. Suddenly, she felt a little self-conscious as she resisted the urge to smooth her hair and straighten her armor.
From a lifetime of habits, she always tried to present herself with a neat appearance. It was what was expected of her from her parents, it was drilled into her at the military academy and during her service in Fleet. But it wasn’t habit that made her want to do that now.
During the little incident, her shoulder-length hair, usually tied back into a simple low ponytail, had loosened from its binding. It now formed a cloud of errant strands of red hair, a bright chili-pepper red, that framed around her face. Her armor uniform was slightly askew. It was hard to maintain control and a professional image when she probably looked like she’d just tumbled out of bed.
But she wasn’t about to tidy herself in front of him like some women might preen before a man they were trying to attract. She didn’t want him to get the wrong idea that she was doing it for him.
“Are you all right, doctor?” Her hazel eyes met Xend’s, daring him to comment on her dishevelment.
A slow sexy smile met her question. “Couldn’t be better, commander. It’s not every day I have a beautiful woman throwing herself at me.”
“Don’t flatter yourself. I was merely trying to protect you.”
“From that dangerous human missile?”
“Trust me, it won’t happen again.” She retorted.
“Shame. I enjoyed every moment of it.”
Tera clenched her jaw. Did this man take nothing seriously? How did he always manage to twist a situation to his advantage? She’d never known anyone who could be so infuriating.
She tried to wipe the images his words brought to mind. Those seconds of her body pressing down onto his. Even through her body armor, she could feel the unyielding strength of his body. Her fingers had brushed against the tautness of his chest. He was firm and toned for a man who spent most of his day tucked behind a desk inside a stuffy library.
Maybe next time she’ll just let him get blown to bits. The thought gave Tera a moment of ferocious enjoyment and made her feel a little better.
Read the first chapter of Always Tomorrow now.
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