You come upon a wolf in a bed. Your typical reaction:
A. Well well well...what have we here?
B. Get out of here, you freak!!!!
Long road through town . . . or shortcut through the scary forest?
A. Oh, please. The forest. It'll be fine. And if I get into trouble I'll smash somebody over the head with my basket. The road through town is for sissies.
B. Let me think: walking through a dark, scary, lonely forest or a riding in a fine carriage through town. Hold on, let me get back to you on that.*g*
What sounds more romantic?
A. Hero risks his life to save you and a beloved family member in a bloody and violent scene.
B. Hero recognizes your true fabulousness and must have you and only you, and this dictates his actions forevermore.
Fashion for an evening out:
A. You go for practicality over style. That said, you want to stand out in a crowd.
B. Evening out? Style all the way. There's nothing magical about practicality.
Evening out shoe choices:
A. Boots or flats. You prefer shoes you can walk and run in.
B. High heels. Because, hello, why do you think fairy godmothers make coaches with handsome coachmen?
A. They usually come from your not following directions or sticking to a schedule...but sometimes you need to stop and talk to interesting people and pick flowers!
B. You can usually trace them back to those around you letting you down or being mean or just dense. People, can we try and be decent human beings and all just love each other and get along here?
Most important traits in a hero:
A. Hot, brave and kicks ass. Fun to have adventures with. Good at getting me out of trouble when necessary.
B. Handsome, wise, strong and rich. Super devoted. Will worship me to the end of time.
Your idea of an excellent romantic gift is:
A. The blood-soaked decapitated head of your mortal enemy. Score!
B. The most beautiful ring in the world and, oh yeah, a kingdom to help rule over!
If you picked more A's: You're a Little Red Riding Hood. You like your HEAs, sure, but it's okay if it's a blood-soaked ending, or if you have to wait for it. Good reading choices: Anne Stuart, Ann Aguirre, ilona Andrews, Laurel K. Hamilton, Kelley Armstrong, Linnea Sinclair,
If you picked more B's: Surprise! You have a Cinderella reading personality. You love traditonal HEAs, magic and moonlight and crazy-in-love heroes, even epilogues with kids. Authors for you: Lisa Kleypas, Lisa Hendrix, J.R. Ward, Julia Quinn
If you went more half and half: You want it all! Drama, conflict, crazy devotion, HEA, heroines who can take care of themselves...extra points for a cool outfit. Authors: Kresley Cole, Meljean Brook, Richelle Mead, Joanne Bourne, some Loretta Chase,
Suggestions welcome! Okay, this post got away from me, and it was harder than I thought it would be to put books in these categories. What books would you put where? I might still shuffle them around.
Special bulletin to Little Red Riding Hoods: Jessica at Racy Romance Reviews is holding an open thread discussion tomorrow night, Sunday, on Anne Stuart's Black Ice! It starts at 7 pm EST.