Monday, September 12, 2016

Bad Girls Character Profile ~ Bad Girls by Vanessa Liebe ~ #Giveaway

Please welcome Vanessa Liebe to the blog today!


My name is Vanessa Liebe and I write fun & sexy erotic romances, both contemporary and historical. Today I’d like to share a character profile with you for one of my ‘bad girls’

Character Profile

Basic Statistics:

Name: Gemma
Age: Mid twenties
Nationality: British
Hometown: London
Current Residence: London
Occupation: Cat burglar
Talents/Skills: parkour, climbing, breaking & entering
Siblings: None
Spouse: None
Children: None
Significant Others: Recently split from boyfriend

Physical Characteristics:

Height: 5ft 8”
Weight:140 pounds
Race: Caucasian
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Blonde
Glasses or contact lenses? No
Skin color: Easily tanned
Shape of Face: Piquant
Distinguishing features: Her beautiful hazel eyes
How does he/she dress? Tight black top and leggings, balaclava
Mannerisms: Rolls her eyes, glares, huffs with annoyance
Health: In top physical shape
Style (Elegant, shabby etc.): Smart casual when not burgling
Greatest flaw: Her mouth runs away with her

Intellectual/Mental/Personality Attributes and Attitudes:

Educational Background: degree level
Intelligence Level: IQ of 120
Any Mental Illnesses? None

How self-confident is the character? 

She is confident in her abilities and in her burgling, but no so confident when it comes to men.

Does the character seem ruled by emotion or logic or some combination thereof? 
Ruled by emotion

Emotional Characteristics:

Strengths: Resilient, independent, strong, clever, resourceful
Weaknesses: impetuous, negative thoughts, mistrustful, reckless
Introvert or Extrovert? A mixture of the two
How does the character deal with anger? Reacts defensively
With confrontation over her actions? Unrepentant. Annoyed she’s been caught
What does the character want out of life? When she’s rich enough from burgling she wants to move somewhere less hectic than London.
What would the character like to change in her life? Gemma would like to meet Mr Right but she’s highly sceptical that she will.
What motivates this character? She is an adrenaline junkie. She does need the money from burgling, but it also provides her with thrills.
What frightens this character? Commitment. When a man does offer her it, she has trouble believing him and doesn’t think she’d good enough.
What makes this character happy? Temporarily - the thrill of robbing the rich
Is the character generally polite or rude? Rude – as a defense mechanism

How the Character is Involved in the Story:

Character's role in the novel (main character? hero? heroine? Romantic interest? etc.): Gemma is the heroine, or partly an anti-heroine and is the romantic interest. She is the main character along with Scott.
Scene where character first appears: Immediately, when she is driving on her way to rob a block of luxury apartments.

Relationships with other characters:

Character's Name: -- Scott Turner(Describe relationship with this character and changes to relationship over the course of the novel). Gemma has come to burgle Scott’s apartment and she is not expecting him to be home. He’s supposed to be away on a business trip. She has to hide from him until he’s asleep. However, she can’t resist peeking at him asleep in bed and is caught. Their relationship is confrontational in the beginning, then passionate – but when Scott offers her something more, Gemma runs. At the end of the story, Scott finds her and convinces her they are meant to be together.

How character is different at the end of the novel from when the novel began: 

Gemma finds her perfect man; a man who can offer her the danger she craves as well as provide the discipline she needs. She also quits cat burgling.

"If you were a cat burglar, who would you burgle?"
Book Information:

Bad Girls

Vanessa Liebe

Genre: Erotic Romance

Publisher: Blushing Books

Date of Publication: 15th Sep 2016

About the Book:

A cat burgler. A petty cash thief. A desperate housewife. A nosy cat sitter. A reckless basejumper. What could these five women have in common? They are all Bad Girls.

When Gemma climbs into the first apartment on her list to burgle, she is distracted by something more enticing than money and jewels. A moment's hesitation, and she ends up paying for her crime in a most unexpected fashion.

All Shannah wants is a new pair of shoes. They are a bargain, but still not within her means. She finds a way to pay for them, but ends up with far more than she bargains for. Are they really worth the price she must pay?

Melissa is frustrated with her husband away on business all the time. She takes desperate action in order to prompt a response from him, but she may have gone too far. She gets a response alright and things become hotter than she thought they could. Does this naughty housewife manage to save her marriage, or not?

While cat sitting, Jess can't resist the urge to get comfortable. She makes herself at home and in the process crosses some boundaries that her 'host' is far from happy about. Fortunately, she also finds the means to her own—end.

Olivia, The Cat, Davis thrives on the danger and the thrill of jumping off of buildings. The taller the better. As she attempts her ultimate jump, she is met with a stern warning that she has chosen the wrong building this time. If she survives the fall, will she survive the aftermath?

In pursuit of their selfish dreams, each one of these wildly beautiful, but very naughty girls comes up against a man who can teach them right from wrong, and that there are consequences to their actions. Consequences they are more than happy to dish up.
Read an Excerpt:

Anger rising, Alex followed the wet prints, down the hall, up the stairs and along – he clenched his jaw – to his bedroom! The prints were fresh to show up on the carpet like this and Alex was furious. Not only was someone in his house, abusing his trust by making free with it, but they were showing a total lack of respect for it. The wooden flooring downstairs could be damaged by the wet foot prints. However, he'd worry about that in a moment. Right now he was more concerned with who the hell was leaving water everywhere.

He entered his room to hear the TV on in the bathroom. His fists clenched. Leaving water all over the house, using his bathroom and watching his new TV. Someone was in serious trouble.

Alex quickly glanced around his room to see what else had been used or taken. He noticed the vibrator on the bedside table and growled. Jesus. The person had even rifled through his box of toys in the wardrobe and taken one out ready to play with. Rather absurdly, Alex just couldn't connect that action with his cool blonde neighbor. Zara was nice enough, pretty enough, but she didn't seem the sort who would like anything more than vanilla sex.

Alex's musings were interrupted by the bathroom door opening and a stunning raven haired woman coming out. She was wearing his robe which tipped his anger over the edge. It swamped her, despite her being fairly tall and his fingers itched to rip it off the beautiful stranger. Take his property back.

"Who the hell are you?" he ground out through clenched teeth.

She jumped, gulped and then recovered her poise. She flicked her long hair over a shoulder and looked at him haughtily with a raised brow. "More to the point. Who are you?"

Alex had to admire her brass necked cheek, but it was going to end very badly for her.

"I own this house."

He watched the dawning realization that she was in trouble register in her green eyes. "Oh," she said.

"Oh indeed."

Then she looked at him defiantly. "Well, Mr. Young. I'm Zara's cousin, Jess. She had to go away for two nights. Something came up at work and so she asked me to look after your darling cat for you."

Alex's gaze raked her form. "And you decided to move in and make free with my bathroom, did you?"

She smirked. "Actually I used your kitchen to cook myself dinner, I frolicked naked in your hot tub, while drinking your wine and then I made free with your bathroom."

Alex's eyes narrowed. She was unbelievable. Totally unrepentant about what she'd done.

He watched as she sauntered over to wear he stood.

"If you'll just move, I'll be out of your hair," she said looking up at him. "And I'll return the robe tomorrow." She made to reach for the door handle, giving him an expectant look. But Alex didn't budge.

Instead he reached for the belt on the robe and tugged it loose. "On the contrary, Jess. I want my robe back and you're not going anywhere."

About the Author:

Vanessa Liebe is the author of fun, sexy erotic romance and erotica, both contemporary and historical. She mostly writes in the Fantasy and Paranormal categories as she likes a man with bite. Vanessa is married with three children and resides in Hampshire, South East England. When not house training her children, reading or writing, she likes to sit in the garden with a glass of rose wine.


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Vanessa Liebe said...

Thanks so much for posting. Much appreciated.x

Sapphyria said...

You're welcome!