Sidney Halston lives her life with one simple rule: “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” Mark Twain, or even simpler, “Just Do It” Nike. Sidney talks about the Alpha female, my kind of girls, read on.
Of my five novels, Francesca, the heroine from Below The Belt is by far my strongest female. Her personality is a hodgepodge of female fighters I have personally met throughout the years. It fascinates me how these women who train among men, fight in a male dominated sport, and are physically as strong as most men, can be so soft and sweet when they are outside the arena of the sport. At least that has been my experience so far.
Take Ronda Rousey for example. If you don’t know who she is, she is one of biggest names in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). I’d argue that she is THE biggest and best. When she’s training or fighting, she is a warrior.
But then off the ring (or out of the cage) she is a woman—just like you and me. Okay…maybe not like me (look at her amazing body!).
This is what I love. How multi-faceted these women are. They’re breaking stereotypes and kicking ass. Some are mothers, sisters, wives, girlfriends…etc. They are most certainly feminine.
Francesca is tough as nails. She isn’t afraid to go toe to toe with anyone who stands in her way. She’s very confident in her own skin. Being the owner of Worth the Fight Academy, an MMA training academy, she has to be tough or else she will not get the respect she deserves. The only woman among a sea of men. She was raised at the gym and knows how to fight just as well as any of the guys; she’s a black belt in jiu jitsu and was a world champion when she was younger. But, at night, she like to kick off her shoes and dive into a pint of ice cream or a bottle of wine. She enjoys girl talk just as much as going for a long run along the beach.
So, what happens when an alpha female, such as Francesca falls for an alpha male? Heads will butt. Tempers will flare and someone ultimately has to back down a little. Will it be alpha female, Francesca or professional MMA heavy weight winner, Tony Marino? Continue reading