Christopher Lucen opened a coffee and sandwich joint in South Philly because he wanted to be part of a community after years of running from place to place, searching for something he could never quite name. Now, he relishes the familiarity of knowing what his customers want, and giving it to them. But what he really wants now is love.
When they meet, Christopher is smitten, but Ginger … isn’t quite so sure. Christopher’s gorgeous, and kind, and their opposites-attract chemistry is off the charts. But hot sex is one thing—truly falling for someone? Terrifying. When her world starts to crumble around her, Ginger has to face the fact that this fight can only be won by being vulnerable—this fight, she can’t win on her own.
Small Change is the first book in a series that will include M/F and M/M romances.
Heroines Rocking Tattoos
In my new romance, Small Change (Small Change #1), Ginger Holtzman is a tattoo artist and the owner of a tattoo shop. No surprise: she’s covered in tattoos. I’m a huge fan of the art form, and I also love to give myself stick and poke tattoos for fun wink. So, to celebrate the beauty of tattoos, here are five awesome tattooed heroines!
Allie Beckstrom, Allie Beckstrom series, by Devon Monk
In this urban fantasy set in a Portland bursting with unevenly distributed magic, Allie is a Hound—she uses magic to track the casters of spells. Allie’s father is rich, powerful, and (you guessed it!) evil. And when Allie finds out how evil, she knows she needs to go it on her own. She’s talented, impulsive, and stubborn as hell, which leads to her making life pretty damn hard for herself, not just because she’s leery of trusting anyone, but because when she meets hottie, Zayvion, she’s convinced that there’s far more to him than meets the eye.
Violet McQueen, Sins duet, by Karina Halle
At the beginning of Black Hearts (Sins # 1), art student Violet learns that everything she knows about her parents has been a lie. When charismatic, smoldering Vicente appears, Violet is primed to reach for him, hoping he is someone she can trust. But Vicente isn’t what he appears either.
Karou, Daughter of Smoke and Bone series, by Laini Taylor
The hamsas on Karou’s palms aren’t her only tattoos—but they’re the ones that matter most. An art student in Prague, caught between two worlds, Karou’s whole world is about to shift. Part adventure, part myth, and part romance!
Mercy Thompson, Mercy Thompson series, by Patricia Briggs
Mechanic and coyote shifter Mercy lives next door to a werewolf and works for a vampire, and that’s just the beginning of the magical folks she’s in contact with. The series has mystery and action, and is a slow burn romance with Mercy navigating what role she will have in a werewolf pack.
Lisbeth Salander, Millennium series, by Stieg Larsson
Lisbeth Salander does some very questionable and messed up things that I don’t endorse. However, she’s an incredibly smart and resourceful character who refuses to be limited by rules, and doesn’t compromise her personality for anyone—not her boss, not her collaborators, not her lovers.
Who is your favorite tattooed heroine? Let us know in the comments!
p style=”text-align: left;”>ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Roan Parrish lives in Philadelphia where she is gradually attempting to write love stories in every genre.
When not writing, she can usually be found cutting her friends’ hair, meandering through whatever city she’s in while listening to torch songs and melodic death metal, or cooking overly elaborate meals. She loves bonfires, winter beaches, minor chord harmonies, and self-tattooing. One time she may or may not have baked a six-layer chocolate cake and then thrown it out the window in a fit of pique.
She is represented by Courtney Miller-Callihan of Handspun Literary Agency.