Posted in contest, Giveaway, Guest Post, mystery, suspense on June 21, 2013

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I’d like to give a big Texas welcome to author Misty Evans!  She is visiting us today during her blog tour for her new book, The Blood Code.  I love the title of Misty’s guest post, shows her sense of humor!  So pull up a monitor and enjoy our guest author, Misty Evans!

Come On…Do I Look Like The Mother Of The Future? Feisty Heroines Who Kick Ass by Misty Evans

As a writer, I’m fascinated with fictional female characters who have changed how women think and act. Imaginary characters who seem real and always inspire me. A few characters whose stories I’ve read over and over: Jane Eyre, Scout Finch (from To Kill A Mockingbird), Alice (of Wonderland fame), and Dorothy (Wizard of Oz). These fictional girls/women have even made it to the big screen and TV and inspired millions of us along the way. Marie’s characters, as well as the other authors here this week, also write strong female characters who will inspire, amuse and entertain you.

A few women in film also fit the parameters of influential women. Below are my top three finalists, each of whom inspired me when I was writing the women in my Super Agent Series.

1. Sarah Connor – Terminator series

The Terminator and the plot \ are fascinating, but Sarah Connor is my favorite element of the story. She’s an amazing individual in the kickass woman category, but she’s also an amazing character in terms of transformation and growth. She goes from this normal working girl (hence, her line, “Come on. Do I look like the mother of the future?) to a finely-honed warrior heroine who nearly loses her humanity in an effort to protect her son, John.

Sarah was the inspiration for my female spy Julia in Operation Sheba. The desire to stop a killer makes her leave her comfort zone and fight, and that, in turn, almost pushes her over the line into doing something she would regret later. In the end, she’s able to stop the killer without breaking her moral code.

2. Buffy – The Vampire Slayer series

The Buffy series gave a whole generation of girls an ego boost in the badass, kick-butt arena. Battling vampires is one thing. Battling (and surviving) high school is another. Buffy’s all about friendship, too, which can be as important in my opinion then the lone wolf characters of Sarah and Ripley. Our friendships support us and give us strength in the worst of times whether we’re staking vamps or falling in love with the wrong guy.

Zara in I’d Rather Be In Paris has some Buffy in her. While she’s 100% girl, she went head to head with every terrorist and mafia hitman I threw at her. No retreat. No surrender. She is one badass super agent even in the midst of certain death, but she also knows when she needs her friends and coworkers for support.

3. Natasha Romanoff – The Avengers Series

In the Marvel Comics series, Natasha – aka The Black Widow – is initially an antagonist. Later, she becomes one of the S.H.I.E.L.D. team. In the current movies, she’s a sidekick at times, but she’s smart, clever, and flat out tough as nails. She never, ever gives up or gives in, no matter how bad things get. And she’s completely confident in her abilities.

Anya in my latest release, The Blood Code, is a potential Natasha. She’s even Russian! She’s not quite up to being a spy yet, but when she learns her grandmother was a double agent during the Cold War, Anya rises to the occasion and embraces her inner undercover agent. When go things go bad – don’t they always? – Anya never gives up. In the end, she even helps the hero stop a nuclear war.


Best-selling author Misty Evans writes the award-winning Super Agent series as well as urban fantasy and paranormal romance. She likes her coffee black, her conspiracy theories juicy and her wicked characters dressed in couture. When her muse lets her on the internet to play, she’s on Facebook and Twitter. Read more about her stories on her website.


Fifteen years ago, Anya Radzoya fled Russia with her grandmother after the suspicious deaths of her parents, but she can’t escape the royal genes that make her one of Russia’s last living princesses. When President Ivanov blackmails her into returning to Moscow in exchange for her grandmother’s life, Anya discovers he’s planning to unleash a nuclear war. With no one else to turn to, she joins forces with CIA operative Ryan Smith.

Undercover at the nuclear summit, Ryan recruits Anya to find proof Ivanov is resurrecting the Cold War, but he suspects his new asset is a double agent. Anya is determined to rescue her grandmother with or without his help, however, and Ryan finds himself falling for the beautiful princess before he even trusts her.

Trapped inside the Kremlin with a cunning and ruthless opponent, the two must risk their lives and their hearts to save Anya’s grandmother as well as millions of innocent people.

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The Giveaway:

THE BLOOD CODE Blog Tour is full of interviews, guest posts, spy quizzes and giveaways! One lucky reader will receive a princess-cut tennis bracelet

Princess tennis bracelet

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Tour Schedule

Official Tour Stops

6/17/2013            So Many Reads

6/18/2013            Notes From A Romantic’s Heart

6/19/2013            Reading Between the Wines

6/20/2013            Going in Circles

6/21/2013            Storey Book Reviews

6/24/2013            In My Humble Opinion

6/25/2013            The Flirty Reader

6/26/2013            Meredith’s Musings

6/26/2013            Paranormal Book Club  

6/28/2013            Reading on the Rocks