Mar 1 2012 9:39am

Work for Love: What Romance Heroine’s Job Would You Do For Free?

Ruthless Greek Boss, Secretary Mistress by Abbey GreenDid you work for free yesterday? If you are a salaried worker, chances are good you did—your employer pays you a salary that doesn’t account for Leap Year’s additional day.

So if you had to work for free, for just one day, in a heroine’s profession, which would be your choice? Add your own preference in comments, but some thoughts to get you going:

—a governess in an aristocrat’s household, such as in Karen Ranney’s An Unlikely Governess?

—a secretary to a Greek billionaire, as in Abby Green’s Ruthless Greek Boss, Secretary Mistress?

—an auto mechanic, a la Mercy Thompson (from Patricia Briggs’s series)?

—a botanist, as in Adele Ashworth’s My Darling Caroline?

—a necromancer, like Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake?

—a brewery owner, like in Victoria Dahl’s Good Girls Don’t?

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K.M. Jackson
1. kwanawrites
If I'm not getting paid then I'd totally be a secretary to a Greek Billionaire. No kids involved, great locations and somehow they always score brand new wardrobes. I could do that job!
EC Spurlock
2. EC Spurlock
I'd be out there excavating with Amelia Peabody!
Megan Frampton
3. MFrampton
I think I'd go with bartending--I useta do it, right after college, and I loved it. Plus--free drinks!
Marian DeVol
4. ladyengineer
Fantasy - work for London's Home Office as a spy in Regency England tracking down intelligence in Napoleonic France...

More realistically, I'd sign up for a day as an analyst (inside desk job) for the CIA or NSA. Okay, so I'm a coward! ;->

Interestingly enough, the CIA is currently running recruitment ads on the radio here in Atlanta for their "clandestine service". How is that for serendipity! ;->
EC Spurlock
5. Rika Ashton
Necromancer, without a doubt!
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