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Title: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: vortix on January 30, 2008, 03:15:04 pm
I have read "Improbable" by Adam fawer, besides it haves a female muscular character that ones imagines must be very sexy, its a great book especially if you like action with great science background.
Does anyone knows other books with or about female muscular characters?
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Post by: Brand on January 30, 2008, 04:05:07 pm
I know of a book called "Chemical Pink". It's about the not so normal co-dependent relationship between a champion-wannabe female bodybuilder and the rich schmoo that supports her. Not the best book ever but quite nice, judging with our interests in mind.
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Post by: tkotom200 on January 31, 2008, 02:33:02 am
Another one is "Unlocking Carol's Smile", where the daughter of the main character works at the post office and is into fitness.  Her boyfriend likes to be lifted (she doesn't do it, but their workout partner gal does, who is an fbb).
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Post by: chrisp728 on January 31, 2008, 03:07:49 am
In one of the later books in the Dune series, by Frank Herbert (sandworms, spice), there is a character called Nayla, who is described as a "muscle fanatic", and "able to lift a 100kg man with one hand". There are a few instances where she demonstrates her strength: pretty cool!
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Post by: wertol on February 02, 2008, 03:33:42 pm
Women of Steel (http://books.google.com/books?id=X-80e42RtW0C&printsec=frontcover&dq=Women+of+Steel&sig=ssPcc5iSLTC0TxkAf_W6TgeNKPk#PRA1-PA12,M1)
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Post by: spoonk on February 02, 2008, 04:24:54 pm
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ZQR4YRZ0L._SS500_.jpg)

Kurzbeschreibung
Auf 234 Buchseiten schildert der Autor, in der auf Tatsachen basierenden Reiseerzählung "Wrestling-Girls und Bistrowagen", eine dreiwöchige Bahnreise, die ihn auf verschlungenenen Pfaden kreuz und quer durch Deutschland führt - zu den Stätten seines bisherigen Lebens und zu guten Bekannten. Dabei offenbart er zwei seiner Leidenschaften: Zum einen das Bahnfahren und zum anderen seine Hingezogenheit zu starken Frauen, die er auf dieser Reise zu finden versucht. Deshalb kommt seine Unrast nicht von ungefähr, denn er ist im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes ein Getriebener: beherrscht von dem übermächtigen Gedanken, sich mit starken Frauen zu messen. Und ‚stark' ist hier wörtlich gemeint, nämlich körperlich stark. Denn bei dem Autor ticken die erotischen Signale anders, als man es gemeinhin gewohnt ist! Wo andere Männer zuerst auf die Brüste sehen, ist es für ihn die Muskulatur der Oberarme, die einen unwiderstehlichen Schlüsselreiz ausübt, und Frauen, die Sportarten wie Rudern, Bodybuilding oder gar Judo betreiben, betrachtet er ganz unverhohlen als Göttinnen. Die Möglichkeit von ihnen im Kampf aufs Kreuz gelegt zu werden, bilden einen der Fixpunkte seiner Reisebeschreibung. So tourt der Autor durch die Lande, trifft Fremde, Freunde und vor allem ihm bis dahin unbekannte Frauen, mit denen er Ringkämpfe austrägt. Klingt skurril, ist es auch, liest sich aber angenehm, flüssig und erheiternd.

Der Verlag über das Buch
Der IfdW-Verlag/Carsten Brieger (IfdW steht für "Informationsdienste für das Wohnungswesen") wurde im Juli 1998 gegründet. Ursprünglich lag der Verlagsschwerpunkt auf Stadtentwicklung und Wohnungswesen. Mit der "Edition junge Wissenschaft" und den "Dokumentationsheften für das Wohnungswesen" sollten innovative Ideen aus dem Ausland (vor allem aus Großbritannien, Frankreich und den Niederlanden) den deutschen Fachleuten vorgestellt werden. Dieses Konzept erwies sich jedoch als nicht vermittelbar.

Seit 2002 wird der mittlerweile auf Nebenberufsbasis geführte IfdW-Verlag von seiner Ausrichtung komplett umgestellt. Anstelle von Stadtentwicklung und Wohnungswesen rückt nun ein gänzlich anderes Thema in den Mittelpunkt: die (körperlich) starken Frauen. Mittelfristig soll das Verlagsprogramm diesen Schwerpunkt über verschiedene Darstellungsformen repräsentieren. Das schließt belletristische Literatur genauso ein wie aufwendig gestaltete Fotobildbände. Mit dem unterhaltsamen Reisebericht "Wrestling-Girls und Bistrowagen", aus der Feder des Verlagsinhabers, wurde der erste Schritt getan.
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: phil on February 02, 2008, 10:39:08 pm
"Hannibal" by Thomas Harris, one of the minor characters is a huge female bodybuilder. I highly recommend reading it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margot_Verger#Margot_Verger


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Post by: vortix on February 03, 2008, 12:14:21 am
here is a link for the first book mentioned

http://www.improbablebook.com/
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Post by: Kuner on February 03, 2008, 12:51:47 am
"Hannibal" by Thomas Harris, one of the minor characters is a huge female bodybuilder. I highly recommend reading it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margot_Verger#Margot_Verger




of course the had to censor her from the movie....
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Post by: yeknom on February 03, 2008, 10:48:43 pm
Wow looks like hannibal is on my books to read list.  K+ phil
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Post by: chrisp728 on February 04, 2008, 01:21:54 am
In one of the later books in the Dune series, by Frank Herbert (sandworms, spice), there is a character called Nayla, who is described as a "muscle fanatic", and "able to lift a 100kg man with one hand". There are a few instances where she demonstrates her strength: pretty cool!

i'd love to see a tv version of this series. wonder who they'd get to play this nayla chick.


The book with Nayla is the 4th in the series, called "God Emperor of Dune". They've actually made miniseries of the first three books in the last few years, but I haven't heard anything about God emperor yet (it takes place thousands of years after the first three books). Anyway, the bloody mainstream idiots would probably write her out of the script a la Margot in Hannibal, or get some skinny actress to play her :/
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Post by: Thracozaag on February 04, 2008, 02:38:32 am
Deathworld series, by Harry Harrison.
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Post by: deserres on February 04, 2008, 10:17:34 am
"Body" by Harry Crews deals with a female bb contest. Full of admiration for female muscles, it's grotesque and provocative, but brilliant and funny.
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Post by: quasel99 on February 04, 2008, 02:09:03 pm
Rose Beecham - the first book of the Amanda series

has a lesbian romance, where one girl (the cop) is craddle carrying her lover and has some muscles too.
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Post by: andygates on February 09, 2008, 10:19:35 am
Strong, independent, intelligent women are a staple in Kim Stanley Robinson's books (Antarctica, Gold Coast...). 
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Post by: paul0415 on February 09, 2008, 03:27:39 pm
There is a strong female character in the Battlfield Earth series by L. Ron Hubbard
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Post by: madsoam2 on February 10, 2008, 12:00:50 am
Haven't read it, but I've heard it's not a terrible book..."Body" by Harry Crews.  If you get it, let us know how it is.

http://www.amazon.com/BODY-Novel-Harry-Crews/dp/0671758527 (http://www.amazon.com/BODY-Novel-Harry-Crews/dp/0671758527)
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Post by: Liftmedk on July 13, 2008, 05:04:24 pm
You should try to read Liza Cody. I think she is Irish. She wrote som books some years ago - one of them is called Monkey wrench I think. It is about a female wrestler with more muscles than brain ;D.
It was okay.
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Post by: fbbfan23432 on July 16, 2008, 08:42:05 pm
I've always noticed that Michael Crichton has athletic and muscular women in his books, I think it might be a secret (not so secret?) fetish of his.  In Sphere he had an actual female bodybuilder as one of the characters; the rest were mostly fitness types, but he clearly has a thing for the more athletic female.  Conclusion; if a man as brilliant as he can conclude there are good enough qualities in the more muscular gals, enough to include them in most of his books as prominent characters, then clearly we are all onto something that will only become more normal as time passes. 
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Post by: Seldom on July 16, 2008, 09:59:06 pm
The character Melanie in "Pandora's Star" and "Judas Unchained" by Peter Hamilton is very, very buff and kicks the shit out of a guy.  There is also a freakishly muscled female bodyguard with a great description of her enormous neck and shoulders, but her part is far too brief (just a couple of mentions).

Also, one of the supporting characters in "Ascendant" by James Alan Gardner is an enormously muscled girl.  She is an alien, but most of the women in his books tend to be pretty athletic and ass-kicking in general.
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Post by: bobthebobman on July 18, 2008, 03:46:00 am
This is a great thread!  Thanks to everyone who shared the books they've read.   ;D

David Eddings wrote the Tamuli and the Elenium series which together are six books, if I remember correctly.  There is a character Mirtai who is from a race of people who are taller and larger than average, and she is described as a giantess.  I can't remember which books she is in, but she is a central character and a warrior, and gets to kick some ass in a few battle scenes.  In one she picks up a man and throws him down a flight of stairs!

Larry Niven wrote Achilles Choice which has a female lead who is a sort of futuristic Olympian who has to choose whether or not to take some special drug which will enable her to become fast and strong enough to compete but which will cause her premature death.  (Basically, I think.  It's been a while since I read it.)  Boris Vallejo did the cover art.

Timothy Zahn wrote some Star Wars books and Mara Jade is a muscular Jedi-woman.  I think she's in The Last Command.

Jack Vance wrote several amazon-types into some of his stories.  There's a couple minor large, strong women in one of the books in the Cadwal Chronicles (can't remember which one).  In Ports of Call there are two tall women "built like bulls" who stick around in the narrative for a while.  And in City of the Chasch there is a religious cult of priestesses who hate men and their leader is a truly formidable specimen who gets is a fight with the main character.  Unfortunately for female muscle fans, Jack Vance's depiction of these women is generally not a flattering one, and they are all minor antagonists in the stories.

I'll probably remember a few more later, and I'll post those.  In the meantime I've got some new books to acquire!
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Post by: naneebooboo on July 18, 2008, 04:59:27 am
I've always noticed that Michael Crichton has athletic and muscular women in his books, I think it might be a secret (not so secret?) fetish of his.  In Sphere he had an actual female bodybuilder as one of the characters; the rest were mostly fitness types, but he clearly has a thing for the more athletic female.  Conclusion; if a man as brilliant as he can conclude there are good enough qualities in the more muscular gals, enough to include them in most of his books as prominent characters, then clearly we are all onto something that will only become more normal as time passes. 

Very true. I remember the 2nd Jurassic Park book had a musuclar fit woman as one of the main characters who even carried a guy at one point (when the trailer was about to fall from the cliff if i remember).
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Post by: LA Redux on July 18, 2008, 05:44:31 am
 A character named Nikaetomaas plays a small but important and memorable role in Clive Barker's most complex novel, Imajica. She's described as follows:

'The woman was half as big again as her companion, her body a glorious machine, her head - shaved but for a ponytail - set on a neck wider than her cranium and, like her arms and belly, so elaborately muscled the merest twitch was a spectacle.'
 
 Imajica is a formidable read, but well worth the effort. Plus, this character, however brief her time in the novel, is actually an original and intelligent one, not simple or stereotypical as other, lesser writers would most likely portray her.
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Post by: bobthebobman on April 18, 2009, 06:45:53 pm
I'd thought I'd revive this thread and hope some other forum members have read and post about books with muscular/strong female characters.

Celestial Matters by Richard Garfinkle has a female bodyguard named Yellow Hare who is a main character and does what bodyguards do.

Anybody else? ;D
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Post by: mm1 on April 24, 2009, 11:04:18 am
There is a book called Iguana Love by Vicki Hendricks who's main character is a steroid abusing female bodybuilder. I haven't read the book, I've only seen a review for it, but it sounds like an interesting story.

Here's a copy of the back cover

 (http://img270.imagevenue.com/loc567/th_74510_Clipboard02_122_567lo.jpg) (http://img270.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=74510_Clipboard02_122_567lo.jpg)
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Post by: Liftmedk on May 09, 2009, 06:08:52 pm
You should try to read Liza Cody. I think she is Irish. She wrote som books some years ago - one of them is called Monkey wrench I think. It is about a female wrestler with more muscles than brain ;D.
It was okay.

Quote from the book:
Eva Wylie, the heavyweight wrestler heroine of "Bucket Nut", returns. She has a big mouth and large biceps, but meets her match in tiny, tenacious Crystal, a street companion from the past. Crystal's prostitute sister has been beaten to death and she's seeking revenge.
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Post by: vonrouge on July 29, 2010, 11:38:56 pm
The woman that gave us TRUE BLOOD&Sookie Sackhouse also gave us Lily Bard a female bodybuilder living in a rural Arkansas town
Shakespeare's Landlord (1996)[16]
Shakespeare's Champion (1997)[17]
Shakespeare's Christmas (1998)[18]
Shakespeare's Trollop (2000)[19]
Shakespeare's Counselor (2001)

Also this particular thread shows me that FBBers will never get any press when the book gets made into a movie
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Post by: vortix on July 31, 2011, 12:26:25 pm
The novels by Dan Brown involve generally athletic woman with are portreited in heroic acts to save theirs loved ones
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Post by: madusa on July 31, 2011, 02:13:33 pm
I read a book called Reka's Jewel a few years ago, which was set in a sort of pre-Christian era and told the story of a young woman who stows away on a ship in search of adventure. There are two muscular characters in the book, one of whom I remember was called Pia, a brunette who protects Reka from Ingrid (I think her name was), a heavily muscled warrior leader who seduces Reka with her muscles. I can't seem to find my copy, so I'm going to try and find it again as it was a really good, erotic read, and the writer brilliantly captured how female muscle can inspire lust.
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Post by: oldflatus50 on July 31, 2011, 05:17:56 pm
This was mentioned earlier, but if your looking for some "comedy" built around the fbb scene, try Harry Crews novel, BODY. I think Harry, very much a non-bodybuilder, was married to a FBB in real life. The book was published circa 1992...

  (http://img135.imagevenue.com/loc535/th_131133569_imagesHarryCrews_122_535lo.jpg) (http://img135.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=131133569_imagesHarryCrews_122_535lo.jpg)
     

Take Care! ;)
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Post by: bruce321 on July 31, 2011, 07:49:42 pm

Pulse (A Chess Team Adventure) by Jeremy Robinson

The Chess Team is a team of special forces soldiers that only take the most challenging missions, which in the books have a supernatural twist to them. The only female team member is Queen, who is basically described as looking like a heavyweight bodybuilder that prefers to kill in hand to hand combat. She's prominently featured, which makes this book very worthwhile.

Instinct (A Chess Team Adventure) by Jeremy Robinson

In the sequel, Queen is featured and if anything is more of a bad ass. She spends half the book running around the jungle topless in a quest for vengeance. What's disappointing is that the only physical description the author gives us are of her abs and breasts. It's as if somebody told him to back off and make the character more marketable.



 
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Post by: Wheatsheaf on July 28, 2012, 12:15:03 am
I've always noticed that Michael Crichton has athletic and muscular women in his books, I think it might be a secret (not so secret?) fetish of his.  In Sphere he had an actual female bodybuilder as one of the characters; the rest were mostly fitness types, but he clearly has a thing for the more athletic female.  Conclusion; if a man as brilliant as he can conclude there are good enough qualities in the more muscular gals, enough to include them in most of his books as prominent characters, then clearly we are all onto something that will only become more normal as time passes. 

Sorry to bring back this old thread but this is a really good point. He as, at the very least, an athletic woman in pretty much all his books. Just found this interesting passage from an article he wrote for Playboy in 1989 (full article here: http://www.michaelcrichton.net/essay-playboy-menshearts.html )

"Even in the simplest aspects of sexual dimorphism — like the fact that men have more muscle mass for a given body weight — the sexes overlap. What man has never cast an uneasy glance at the woman pumping iron next to him in the gym? Trying to casually add up the weight she's lifting. And how many reps is she doing?
The fact is that there are aggressive women and passive men, physical women and verbal men, career-oriented women and home-oriented men.
It may be true that most men differ from most woman in some statistical way. But we don't have relationships with "most men" or "most women." We have relationships with individual men and women. And when we apply the group stereotype to an individual, we are guilty of prejudice."
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Post by: fredzeppelin on July 29, 2012, 01:44:52 am
This was mentioned earlier, but if your looking for some "comedy" built around the fbb scene, try Harry Crews novel, BODY. I think Harry, very much a non-bodybuilder, was married to a FBB in real life. The book was published circa 1992...

  (http://img135.imagevenue.com/loc535/th_131133569_imagesHarryCrews_122_535lo.jpg) (http://img135.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=131133569_imagesHarryCrews_122_535lo.jpg)
     

Take Care! ;)

Crews is from my hometown of Gainesville, FL. In fact I think he taught courses in the English Department at the University of Florida. Real nice,
approachable guy, by all accounts.
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Post by: whocares on July 29, 2012, 03:24:49 am
OK boys.....

Spiderworld - plenty of minor characters are muscular women, in fact, the protagonist travels to a city full of absurdly muscular and dimwitted humans kept as a heavy labour class living under the rule of controlled evolution. The muscular females actually play a central part of the plot too.

The Cradle - by Arthur C Clark and Gentry Lee - the apparent villian is a female bodybuilder; described as a very sweaty and sexualised one at that too.

Red mars, green mars, and blue mars - by Kim Stanley Robinson - references to ancient minoan culture, female athletes feature in numerous parts of the lengthy series.

The man in the high castle - by philip K Dick - one of the protagonists is a women who practices judo; described as tough looking and gained bodyweight from her martial arts exercices.

Foundation and earth (I think) by Isaac Asimov - (at least one of the latter foundation books) One of the explorers arriving on a human world is "arressted" by a very strong looking martial arts woman with authority. She forces him into a "rape" of sorts and her breasts are described along the lines of "just like the rest of her; large heavy and forcefull" or something like that.

Neuromancer, by william Gibson - Case's girlfriend is a seductive cyborg fighter called Molly

Dune series by Frank Herbert - the Bene Gesserit are a sort of amazon tribe/nation/significant force that plays a significant part in almost all the books.

The hot zone by richard preston - there is a female martial artist who took the lessons to make her moves more slow and composed but trained to the point "where she could kill a man". her body is not described as far as i can recall.
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Post by: From Scratch on August 01, 2012, 08:40:49 pm
Thanks bruce and whocares for the suggestions. In Prelude to Foundation, Hari Seldon's girlfriend is much stronger than normal, for reasons that may be obvious to those familiar with Asimov's universe.
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Post by: Norfolknchance on August 03, 2012, 03:55:53 pm
Stieg Larsson's The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (the 3rd of his Millemium series) features a bodybuilding policewoman, Monica Figuerola.  From memory in the book she kicks ass a couple of times and there are a couple of good descriptive passages.

In the Swedish film version she's played by Mirja Turestedt - who doesn't look big let alone like a bodybuilder.  I wonder who'll play her in the hHollywood version - assuming they get that far?

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Post by: Boyo on August 03, 2012, 07:30:45 pm
Stieg Larsson's The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest... In the Swedish film version she's played by Mirja Turestedt - who doesn't look big let alone like a bodybuilder.  I wonder who'll play her in the hHollywood version - assuming they get that far?
Oh, the films will get that far, no question, and our hopes of an FBB (or at least a "tough girl") getting the part of Figuerola stand a good chance because David Fincher is down to direct it and Fincher is a stickler for respecting source material. I mean he made sure "The Social Nework" was airtight in accuracy, as was his take on the book "Zodiac", as well as his take on the book "Fight Club".

There is a thread about the actress for Kick Ass 2; you're far more likely to see a muscle girl in the third film of this trilogy. Don't know who'll play her though.
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Post by: p2edion2 on August 04, 2012, 11:47:59 pm
After I read Hannibal, I always wonder who  could play Margot Verger's role.  Because the description, I always thought in Marja Lehtonen... But if Hollywood changed the end of the movie (compared with the book), it's not strange thet they didn't want a FBB on it either.  Too bad for us.
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Post by: bigbob111 on August 05, 2012, 03:38:25 am
they probably had to drop margot because it would create too many complications for a 2 hour movie. Also most audiences would not anticipate a novelty like a female bodybuilder in the first place compared to eating each others brains for example; that sort of thing happens all the time these days.
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Post by: p2edion2 on August 05, 2012, 11:36:11 am
they probably had to drop margot because it would create too many complications for a 2 hour movie. Also most audiences would not anticipate a novelty like a female bodybuilder in the first place compared to eating each others brains for example; that sort of thing happens all the time these days.
Sure... but in the movie part of Margot's action (and actually the most important part) was credited to Cordell, which was a secondary role anyway.  I mean, in the book the participation of Cordell is minimal compared with Margot Verger, but in the movie they eliminated Margot and gave all the credit to Cordell (I insist, very small role).  So, it's sad, because it was the big posibility for a FBB in a high budget movie.
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Post by: yc2201 on August 06, 2012, 01:00:10 am
IIRC Pool of Radiance had two extremely strong women, one was a warrior, the other was a mage who had her strength massively enhanced by a ring of wishes.
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Post by: Boyo on August 06, 2012, 06:47:11 pm
After I read Hannibal, I always wonder who  could play Margot Verger's role.  Because the description, I always thought in Marja Lehtonen... But if Hollywood changed the end of the movie (compared with the book), it's not strange thet they didn't want a FBB on it either.  Too bad for us.
I think the main reason they cut Margot Verger is not because of some collective Hollywood rejection of female bodybuilders, but because there was no one to play her. As nice as it sounds, you can't just put Marja Lehtonen in a major movie with Sir Anthony Hopkins and Juliette Lewis, based on a Thomas Harris book. In a major role. And you can't reasonably expect any actress to get to the level of muscularity Harris describes for Margot. Margot is described as an absolutely gigantic female bodybuilder, riddled with steroids.
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Post by: Madvillain on September 05, 2012, 11:23:06 am
It's very popular and well-known but Geroge R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series has a woman called Brienne who's stronger than most men, although she's constantly being described for how ugly she is. Tons of imagery about how big and muscular she is though. I don't watch the Game of Thrones TV series but I know she's in that as well.
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Post by: fredzeppelin on September 05, 2012, 04:22:01 pm
Songs of Fire and Ice is literary crack cocaine. I think I read book 3 (the best in the series by far) in a span of a week
because I just couldn't put it down.
Brienne is not really character I found particularly exciting. Yes she is freakishly big and strong, and can best most men
in swordplay, but she is also ugly, and her physique has SOME muscular devlopment (eg. broad shoulders) but it is by no
means a bodybuilder physique.
But you shouldnt be reading that series for the muscular women. You should be reading because it, in a word, ROCKS. I'm
mid-way through book five now, and the pace hasnt slowed down a bit. My only concern is what the heck am I going to read after
this!
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Post by: Madvillain on September 06, 2012, 11:13:27 am
i agree with all that, especially about the series itself. i'm in the middle of the third book myself, and the series just keeps getting better and better. he takes so long to put each book out (which i guess is a good thing actually) but i'm wondering if i'm the only one with the concern that he's getting up there and years and isn't exactly in the best shape.
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Post by: bruce321 on September 07, 2012, 06:15:55 am

Pulse (A Chess Team Adventure) by Jeremy Robinson

The Chess Team is a team of special forces soldiers that only take the most challenging missions, which in the books have a supernatural twist to them. The only female team member is Queen, who is basically described as looking like a heavyweight bodybuilder that prefers to kill in hand to hand combat. She's prominently featured, which makes this book very worthwhile.

Instinct (A Chess Team Adventure) by Jeremy Robinson

In the sequel, Queen is featured and if anything is more of a bad ass. She spends half the book running around the jungle topless in a quest for vengeance. What's disappointing is that the only physical description the author gives us are of her abs and breasts. It's as if somebody told him to back off and make the character more marketable.

A bunch of Jeremy Robinson books.

http://www.mirrorcreator.com/files/11YFQ3GI

Just a quick follow up - Jeremy Robinson has written two more Chess Team novels plus a series of novelettes featuring each team member individually, and the role of Queen has shrunk as other female leads have been introduced. Even in her own novelette, Queen's physique is no longer even described or hinted at. While I'd still recommend the books for fans of the adventure genre, if you're looking for muscular women, don't bother reading past Pulse.

Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: Sthenoglania on December 11, 2012, 07:50:10 pm
For muscular woman in excellent classics - The Beast Within from the la bete humaine series of Emile Zola features  a gorgeously strong and muscular female who is a major character.

The main character in Ken Follet's Third Twin is also strong and has muscular arms

Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: Karharot on January 03, 2014, 09:07:53 pm
The woman that gave us TRUE BLOOD&Sookie Sackhouse also gave us Lily Bard a female bodybuilder living in a rural Arkansas town
Shakespeare's Landlord (1996)[16]
Shakespeare's Champion (1997)[17]
Shakespeare's Christmas (1998)[18]
Shakespeare's Trollop (2000)[19]
Shakespeare's Counselor (2001)

Also this particular thread shows me that FBBers will never get any press when the book gets made into a movie

enjoy them in PDF

http://www.mirrorcreator.com/files/0RDTSXQJ
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Post by: I like strong women on January 03, 2014, 11:05:23 pm
There is a sadistic executioner in Modesty Blaise by Peter O'Donnell-- Mrs. Fothergill.
She kills a captured British spy with her bare hands- he tries to fight back but she is overwhelming-- breaks his arms and then strangles him-- a very hot scene!
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Post by: alison brundage on January 03, 2014, 11:19:25 pm
R. Crumb gets my vote

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Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: joe6345 on January 03, 2014, 11:58:05 pm
Here's one

Memoirs of a Time Traveler Paperback
by Doug Molitor

A wild, amazonian tourist from the future drags a young archaeologist of today on a chase through time, from ancient Atlantis to a nightmare future, from 1776 to Golden Age Hollywood, tracking down the man who's rewriting history. Romantic comedy meets sci-fi with sword-swinging adventure. "You couldn't ask for a finer guide to the future - or the past - than Doug Molitor. Having so thoroughly enjoyed his 'Memoirs of a Time Traveler,' the next book I read is, without a doubt going to be his 'Memoirs of a Time Traveler' again." - Larry Gelbart (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, TV's M*A*S*H, Tootsie.) “For Pete’s sake, do not wait for the inevitable Major Motion Picture! See Doug Molitor’s ‘Memoirs of a Time Traveler’ NOW, as it was meant to be seen: on that giant screen between your ears!” - Randall William Cook Writer, Director, and Oscar™-winning Visual Effects Artist (The Lord of the Rings)
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Post by: simpl1 on January 04, 2014, 12:24:16 am

The Lies of Locke Lamora
by Scott Lynch

Has two amazon sisters, that are muscular gladiators of sorts. They play personal henchmen to one of the antagonists in the book.
They are not main characters but they do play small parts through out the book.
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Post by: Jeremy Lightning on January 04, 2014, 08:10:03 am
I remember clearly that there was another thread about this, where I pointed out that there was a specific book in the Star Wars expanded universe novel series where Princess Leia was shown to be quite fit, even a little bit muscular, and very strong dragging an unconscious male body behind her and in that sequence, it said that she didn't need to use the force to do it because her training with her master Saba Sebatyne had made her body that strong. There was also a later part in the same book that highlighted a female Captain in the Imperial/Galactic Navy that was also very strong and muscular, which showed through her tight uniform.

The book is Tempest by Troy Denning.
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Post by: lvorma on January 04, 2014, 08:44:11 am
Salka Valka by Nobel Prize Winner Halldor Laxness. Salka Valka was a woman who was stronger than most men.
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Post by: Karharot on January 04, 2014, 09:33:54 am


The Cradle - by Arthur C Clark and Gentry Lee - the apparent villian is a female bodybuilder; described as a very sweaty and sexualised one at that too.



enjoy  :)

http://www.mirrorcreator.com/files/07DECKCL
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Post by: I like strong women on January 04, 2014, 07:49:29 pm
I was very disappointed when I saw the film- back in the late 60's.
the book is quite graphic- and I have to say, that one scene really moved me when I stumbled upon it in the book. I still remember it, all these years later.
The fellow she kills never has a chance against her.
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Post by: gwhh19 on January 10, 2014, 04:55:47 am
In the first or 2nd book by tucker max he talks about one of his friends banging a Canadian FBB who could bench press more than his friend could.
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Post by: gwhh19 on March 08, 2014, 04:20:05 pm
in the book Liberty by Stephen Coots one of the secondary characters is married to a muscle and strength models and love thinking and showing her off 
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Post by: gwhh19 on March 10, 2014, 04:03:55 am
Read it here:

http://depositfiles.com/files/qps6w465r?redirect


 :shutup:
I remember clearly that there was another thread about this, where I pointed out that there was a specific book in the Star Wars expanded universe novel series where Princess Leia was shown to be quite fit, even a little bit muscular, and very strong dragging an unconscious male body behind her and in that sequence, it said that she didn't need to use the force to do it because her training with her master Saba Sebatyne had made her body that strong. There was also a later part in the same book that highlighted a female Captain in the Imperial/Galactic Navy that was also very strong and muscular, which showed through her tight uniform.

The book is Tempest by Troy Denning.
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Post by: gwhh19 on March 10, 2014, 04:05:39 am
In the book Sphere.  A female researcher is called Mother Nature with muscles.  She really built and enjoy showing off her muscles and strength during the novel. 
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Post by: Japagreipe on March 10, 2014, 12:43:02 pm
I've wasted a lot of my time looking for books with muscular women, with very little success. Closest I ever got were some various books in vampire/werewolf and sci-fi genre.

In some of the Anita Blake novels there are some muscular women (including Anita Herself who is very strong for a woman her size)

From sci-fi I immediately think about Honor Harrington, who belongs to genetically enhanced group of people. She is big and strong but they don't really describe her strength and muscularity all that much unfortunately. She mostly battles using her ship.
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: erminio on March 10, 2014, 07:49:10 pm
Here's one

Memoirs of a Time Traveler Paperback
by Doug Molitor

A wild, amazonian tourist from the future drags a young archaeologist of today on a chase through time, from ancient Atlantis to a nightmare future, from 1776 to Golden Age Hollywood, tracking down the man who's rewriting history. Romantic comedy meets sci-fi with sword-swinging adventure. "You couldn't ask for a finer guide to the future - or the past - than Doug Molitor. Having so thoroughly enjoyed his 'Memoirs of a Time Traveler,' the next book I read is, without a doubt going to be his 'Memoirs of a Time Traveler' again." - Larry Gelbart (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, TV's M*A*S*H, Tootsie.) “For Pete’s sake, do not wait for the inevitable Major Motion Picture! See Doug Molitor’s ‘Memoirs of a Time Traveler’ NOW, as it was meant to be seen: on that giant screen between your ears!” - Randall William Cook Writer, Director, and Oscar™-winning Visual Effects Artist (The Lord of the Rings)

I bought it on Amazon...It's a good book, a very well written story and I think Doug Molitor is one of us  ;)
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Post by: maniacal_d on March 11, 2014, 04:05:07 am
Eric Van Lustbader. The ones I've read were mostly from the ninja cycle saga:

The Ninja - (1980)
The Miko - (1984)
White Ninja - (1990)
The Kaisho - (1993)
Floating City - (1994)
Second Skin - (1995)

I can't remember which one, but there's a female protagonist with prominent muscular arms.
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Post by: bobthebob on March 11, 2014, 11:11:40 am
Female characters you wouldn't want to get in a fight with
female characters that are strong/physically/magically good fighters/warriors/archery/duelling/psychologically et.

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/10152.Female_characters_you_wouldn_t_want_to_get_in_a_fight_with?page=1 big list

Book Series Featuring the Best Female Characters

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/18412.Book_Series_Featuring_the_Best_Female_Characters#590125


Blood Red Road - Movie soon

Maximum Ride  - Movie soon

The Squad Series - Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Graceling Series - Movie soon

From Wikipedia

Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight—she’s a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king’s thug. When she first meets Prince Po, Graced with combat skills, Katsa has no hint of how her life is about to change. She never expects to become Po’s friend. She never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace—or about a terrible secret that lies hidden far away . . . a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone. With elegant, evocative prose and a cast of unforgettable characters, debut author Kristin Cashore creates a mesmerizing world, a death-defying adventure, and a heart-racing romance that will consume you, hold you captive, and leave you wanting more.

Family d'Alembert series - E.E (Doc) Smith
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Post by: rugbyguy39 on March 11, 2014, 01:07:45 pm
John D MacDonald often included strong, unusual and powerful women in his novels; particularly the Travis McGee series. Remarkable when you consider he was writing in the '60's and '70s. A great story-teller with a gift for description, dialogue and plot twist.

Here's a scene  from The Long Lavender Look:

""A shrink could have a picnic checking me out. When I get all edgy and uptight and mean-acting, making somebody scream and sweat works just like a charm. The better they yell, the more warm and friendly I feel toward them. I like to fell in love with Geraldine. It's like I was helping them get past something, or over something. I wonder sometimes if it's got anything to do with being so strong."
"'You look healthy enough."
"It's more than that. I'm some kind of freak. Wanta see?"
 "Sure."
She looked into the blue car and reached in and took out a beach towel and shook the sand out of it. She went to the front bumper and used the towel to avoid the bumper edge cutting into her hands. She braced herself, back to the bumper, torso erect, knees flexed, shifted her grip and her stance, then took a deep breath, let it out, then snatched up the front end of the car, stood with her knees locked, holding it. Under the thin layer of fat beneath the skin, a female attribute, the sculptured muscles bulged in thighs, calves, shoulders, and arms. Thick cords bulged in her throat as her face slowly darkened. She turned her head slowly and smiled at me, a strangely provocative and knowing smile. Then she lowered it quickly. She wiped the sudden sweat from her arms, throat, and face. I had felt an unexpectedly savage surge of absolutely simple and immediate sexual desire for her, a brute impulse to fell her where she stood and mount her. And she knew it, and had deliberately caused it. There is a perverse streak in all of us, an urgency to experience the unusual. She was totally feminine, and sometime, somewhere, she had discovered that a demonstration of the unusual power of her body would provoke the male. Such physical strength is a rarity, a kind of genetic aberration which could be a throwback to prehistory, to a primitive construction of muscle fiber quite dissimilar to our own. It is more common in men than in women, is quite often coupled with a low order of intelligence which leads to the sideshow career of bending horseshoes, driving spikes barehanded, and folding coins with thumb and forefinger.
She tossed the towel into the car and said, "I can put most men down arm-wrassling. Not very girlygirl, huh?"
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Post by: unclespooky on March 12, 2014, 01:26:06 am
I''m surprised no one has mentioned the Honor Harrington books by David Weber.  The main character is from a heavy grav world, is over 190cm tall (almost 6'3"), is very beautiful, and is genetically engineered to have stronger muscles and be smarter.  Her muscles don't show, but is describes as having the grace of a dancer.  She is constantly having to check her handshake in case she breaks bones.

In the second book, she literally takes on over a dozen armed men with no weapon and kicks the crap out of them... very violenty.

Great character, great series.
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Post by: gwhh19 on March 15, 2014, 04:33:52 pm
No THAT writing!!!!!

download here:


http://www.kickassunblock.info/john-d-macdonald-s-travis-mcgee-series-t6748208.html


John D MacDonald often included strong, unusual and powerful women in his novels; particularly the Travis McGee series. Remarkable when you consider he was writing in the '60's and '70s. A great story-teller with a gift for description, dialogue and plot twist.

Here's a scene  from The Long Lavender Look:

""A shrink could have a picnic checking me out. When I get all edgy and uptight and mean-acting, making somebody scream and sweat works just like a charm. The better they yell, the more warm and friendly I feel toward them. I like to fell in love with Geraldine. It's like I was helping them get past something, or over something. I wonder sometimes if it's got anything to do with being so strong."
"'You look healthy enough."
"It's more than that. I'm some kind of freak. Wanta see?"
 "Sure."
She looked into the blue car and reached in and took out a beach towel and shook the sand out of it. She went to the front bumper and used the towel to avoid the bumper edge cutting into her hands. She braced herself, back to the bumper, torso erect, knees flexed, shifted her grip and her stance, then took a deep breath, let it out, then snatched up the front end of the car, stood with her knees locked, holding it. Under the thin layer of fat beneath the skin, a female attribute, the sculptured muscles bulged in thighs, calves, shoulders, and arms. Thick cords bulged in her throat as her face slowly darkened. She turned her head slowly and smiled at me, a strangely provocative and knowing smile. Then she lowered it quickly. She wiped the sudden sweat from her arms, throat, and face. I had felt an unexpectedly savage surge of absolutely simple and immediate sexual desire for her, a brute impulse to fell her where she stood and mount her. And she knew it, and had deliberately caused it. There is a perverse streak in all of us, an urgency to experience the unusual. She was totally feminine, and sometime, somewhere, she had discovered that a demonstration of the unusual power of her body would provoke the male. Such physical strength is a rarity, a kind of genetic aberration which could be a throwback to prehistory, to a primitive construction of muscle fiber quite dissimilar to our own. It is more common in men than in women, is quite often coupled with a low order of intelligence which leads to the sideshow career of bending horseshoes, driving spikes barehanded, and folding coins with thumb and forefinger.
She tossed the towel into the car and said, "I can put most men down arm-wrassling. Not very girlygirl, huh?"
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: gwhh19 on March 15, 2014, 06:59:16 pm
http://depositfiles.com/files/xwqzcamcx


No THAT writing!!!!!

download here:


http://www.kickassunblock.info/john-d-macdonald-s-travis-mcgee-series-t6748208.html


John D MacDonald often included strong, unusual and powerful women in his novels; particularly the Travis McGee series. Remarkable when you consider he was writing in the '60's and '70s. A great story-teller with a gift for description, dialogue and plot twist.

Here's a scene  from The Long Lavender Look:

""A shrink could have a picnic checking me out. When I get all edgy and uptight and mean-acting, making somebody scream and sweat works just like a charm. The better they yell, the more warm and friendly I feel toward them. I like to fell in love with Geraldine. It's like I was helping them get past something, or over something. I wonder sometimes if it's got anything to do with being so strong."
"'You look healthy enough."
"It's more than that. I'm some kind of freak. Wanta see?"
 "Sure."
She looked into the blue car and reached in and took out a beach towel and shook the sand out of it. She went to the front bumper and used the towel to avoid the bumper edge cutting into her hands. She braced herself, back to the bumper, torso erect, knees flexed, shifted her grip and her stance, then took a deep breath, let it out, then snatched up the front end of the car, stood with her knees locked, holding it. Under the thin layer of fat beneath the skin, a female attribute, the sculptured muscles bulged in thighs, calves, shoulders, and arms. Thick cords bulged in her throat as her face slowly darkened. She turned her head slowly and smiled at me, a strangely provocative and knowing smile. Then she lowered it quickly. She wiped the sudden sweat from her arms, throat, and face. I had felt an unexpectedly savage surge of absolutely simple and immediate sexual desire for her, a brute impulse to fell her where she stood and mount her. And she knew it, and had deliberately caused it. There is a perverse streak in all of us, an urgency to experience the unusual. She was totally feminine, and sometime, somewhere, she had discovered that a demonstration of the unusual power of her body would provoke the male. Such physical strength is a rarity, a kind of genetic aberration which could be a throwback to prehistory, to a primitive construction of muscle fiber quite dissimilar to our own. It is more common in men than in women, is quite often coupled with a low order of intelligence which leads to the sideshow career of bending horseshoes, driving spikes barehanded, and folding coins with thumb and forefinger.
She tossed the towel into the car and said, "I can put most men down arm-wrassling. Not very girlygirl, huh?"
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Post by: Karharot on March 16, 2014, 07:40:45 am
http://www.epubor.com/how-to-convert-ebooks-with-calibre.html

great converter from mobi to pdf files ...
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Post by: erminio on March 16, 2014, 11:20:12 am
http://www.epubor.com/how-to-convert-ebooks-with-calibre.html

great converter from mobi to pdf files ...

 :what: ...mobi to pdf!!??? Pdf files are the worst for ebooks...you can't change the size of the font, you can just zoom everything...btw Calibre is a great software...maybe to convert pdf in mobi, epub...
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Post by: bobthebob on March 21, 2014, 11:47:46 am
Krysty Wroth from the  Deathlands series by James Axler

Extract from Homeward Bound


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Post by: bobthebob on March 21, 2014, 11:55:53 am
Part 2 Of Homeward Bound extract


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Post by: bobthebob on March 21, 2014, 12:27:17 pm
Part 3


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Sorry about the three parts. My connection kept dropping out and I had to do it this waY.
     
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Post by: Warhawk Overdrive on March 21, 2014, 11:58:42 pm
Star Trek: The Next Generation #4 Survivors

The woman appeared human, with olive skin and thick straight black hair cut as short as Yar’s and tied with a kerchief about her forehead. She was neither pretty nor beautiful, but exuded power even seated, eating and talking with her companions. She wore a sleeveless shirt that displayed arms more muscular than most men’s—clearly another of Dare’s mercenary band.

Of course she was dead by the end of the book but that is how it goes most of the time. Someone even wrote a article about it.
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Post by: gwhh19 on March 31, 2014, 03:25:45 am


Running Mates by John Feinstein, author of a lot of Sports Non Fiction books, penned this one about a ex college hoop star turned author who gets involved in murder at the Maryland Legislature.  There is character Jamelle Touretta who is a classic amazon.  described as a Victoria's Secret model on Steroids (something like that) there are several instances where she uses her strength including 2 fight scenes with men.   I always hoped they would make it into a move, but I'm sure like many of the books into movies here they would have minimized or excluded the Amazon character.   




anyone have this book in pdf or epub form??  Please, post it if you do! 
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Post by: gwhh19 on March 31, 2014, 03:31:46 am
Interesting thread. I'm going to chuck in four big-selling, world-reknowned books from hugely respected authors. All feature (if not that centrally) muscular females:

1. "Hannibal" by Thomas Harris - everyone knows this one, right? The main villain is Mason Verger, who is all bitter and twisted because, in his earlier life, Hannibal Lektor eats his face. Anyway, the female muscle in this book is provided by Margot, Mason's sister. She is described as being a very, very large bodybuilder. Huge arms. I'm thinking "Shawna Walker with cropped hair". THAT big. Anyway, in the book Margot eventually kills Mason. When the film was finally made of course, FBB-lovers were excited to see who would play Margot and then disgruntled when they cut her from the film entirely. SHE KILLED MASON!! How is she not in the film!? Diabolical.

2. "Last of the Amazons" by Steven Pressfield - Pressfield is arguably the greatest author of those sweeping, epic sagas set in "olden times". Entirely fiction, but based very much in reality, Pressfield stays usually within medieval, or Roman, or Greek times. This particular book is a (sort of) follow-on to another one of his greek epics. To cut a long story short, a Greek King marries the Amazon Queen, Antiope, and the other Amazons see this as a great betrayal and march on Athens to massacre everyone, basically. Within this story is a thread of a young girl being trained to be a warrior. Some of the best imagery in the book (muscle-femme-wise anyway) is when the young girl is studying the other Amazons when they are training, exercising, fighting etc. She is stunned by their strength and size, and there is also a scene where one of the more fearsome Amazonian warriors gets in a stand-up fight to the death with a Greek male soldier, and effortlessly kills him.

3. "Black Sunday" by Thomas Harris - again Thomas Harris writes about a fearsome female warrior in one of his books. This one is basically about a terrorist plot to murder lots of Americans at a sports game, if I remember correctly. Anyway, the FBI, the CIA, and Mossad are all involved. I can't remember how they all fit in and who wants to kill who, but one of thte Israeli women is Mossad, or something close enough to Mossad. She's a beautiful, dark-haired operative who is deadly-skilled in hand-to-hand combat. She's not in the book all that much, and sees less action than you would hope, but there is a scene where she basically beats the living tar out of a man with, effectively, a single punch.

4. "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" by Steig Larsson - EVERYONE knows this one, right? Monica Figuerola, the 6 feet tall, bodybuilding cop, who becomes the love interst of Mikael Blomkvist. Towards the very end of the trilogy, she gets in to a fight with the man she wants to arrest, and cleans his clock out with a punch at half-force. The woman is, essentially (and in my opinion anyway), Marika Johansson if she were a cop. They've made a Swedish film of this with Monica Figuerola in it!!! And no, she's not at all muscular. "Hollywood" will eventually make a version too, and I don't hold out much hope of Johanna Dejager getting the role  ;D.
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Post by: gwhh19 on March 31, 2014, 09:04:09 pm
In PDF form

anyone know what page this info below is on?


http://depositfiles.com/files/720amcxcx


Read it here:




 :shutup:
I remember clearly that there was another thread about this, where I pointed out that there was a specific book in the Star Wars expanded universe novel series where Princess Leia was shown to be quite fit, even a little bit muscular, and very strong dragging an unconscious male body behind her and in that sequence, it said that she didn't need to use the force to do it because her training with her master Saba Sebatyne had made her body that strong. There was also a later part in the same book that highlighted a female Captain in the Imperial/Galactic Navy that was also very strong and muscular, which showed through her tight uniform.

The book is Tempest by Troy Denning.
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: beowulff on March 31, 2014, 09:12:13 pm
Here's the description of Fiona "Feather" Filip from "Juggler of Worlds":

"She was lean, almost gaunt, but also massively muscled. He guessed she worked out obsessively. She would have been striking, if not exactly pretty, if she didn't scare the bejesus out of him."

Sadly, her bodybuilder physique is not ever commented on again in the book, except in passing.
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Post by: gwhh19 on March 31, 2014, 09:19:37 pm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_R._Palmer


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emergence_(novel)

Emergence (novel)

 Author(s) David R. Palmer
 Country United States
 Language English
 Genre(s) Science fiction novel
 Publisher Bantam Spectra
 Publication date November 1984
 Media type Print (Paperback)
 ISBN ISBN 0-553-25519-3 (first edition, paperback)
 OCLC Number 12968116


 Emergence is a science fiction book written by David R. Palmer and first published by Bantam Spectra in November 1984. It had three printings through July 1985, and was republished in 1990 as a "Signature Special Edition" with a few minor edits and a new afterword by the author.

 Emergence was Palmer's first published novel. It was developed from a pair of Hugo[1] and Nebula award nominated novellas originally published in somewhat different form in Analog magazine. The novel itself was nominated for a Hugo Award, a pair of Locus awards (for first novel and science fiction novel), was a finalist for a Philip K. Dick Award, and won the Compton Crook Award.[1]

 Palmer's sequel to Emergence, entitled Tracking, was serialized in Analog in 2008. Wormhole Press was short-listed to release Tracking and re-release Emergence as both paperbacks and in hardcover, but as of October 2010 the publisher appears to be out-of-business.



 Candidia Maria Smith-Foster, an eleven-year-old girl, is unaware that she's a Homo post hominem, mankind's next evolutionary step. Hominems have higher IQs, they're stronger, faster, more resistant to illness and trauma, and have quicker reflexes. Their eyesight, hearing, and sense of smell are superior as well.
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Post by: gwhh19 on March 31, 2014, 09:21:39 pm
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1469700689/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER


There are secret government agents among us. During the day, they might buy groceries. Maybe they do laundry at the Laundromat down the street. Maybe they go to your local gym and run on a treadmill. To the untrained eye, they are regular American citizens ... but they take their jobs seriously. At night, they break through advanced building security. They hack the computers of terrorists, and they might even kill.

Meet the Angels-four beautiful women by day and four tough government spies by night. There's the fearless leader, ToniBo, an ex-Navy Seal. Miki is a five-foot-tall ex-Green Beret who gives out bruises as fast as you can blow a kiss. CeeCee is an ex-Ranger communications officer and sniper, while Iris is an ex-Special Operations demolition expert and Top Gun pilot. Together, they form a team that's practically unbeatable-all while doing their best to live semi-normal lives.

But now, their country needs them. Bloodthirsty neo-Nazi racists are plotting to take down the president of the United States. They are angered that a less-than-pureblood is running their country, and it has to stop. These backwoods boys didn't count on the Angels, though, and their kidnapping plot is about to get a lot more difficult when four brave women help to save the life of our country's commander-in-chief.

There are illustrations throughout the book- black-and-white, with the women having fairly big-but-offseason physiques. The story's pretty good, too.



A different book:

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Post by: gwhh19 on March 31, 2014, 09:31:27 pm
No super hero stuff, but a cool fiction version of the facts of the real life amazons and what they may be doing today!   Lots of tall and fit women in this novel.  Plus, a lot of women acting liking total amazon, including arrow and sword play 

 The Lost Sisterhood: A Novel



 From the author of the New York Times bestseller Juliet comes a mesmerizing novel about a young scholar who risks her reputation—and her life—on a thrilling journey to prove that the legendary warrior women known as the Amazons actually existed.

 Oxford lecturer Diana Morgan is an expert on Greek mythology. Her obsession with the Amazons started in childhood when her eccentric grandmother claimed to be one herself—before vanishing without a trace. Diana’s colleagues shake their heads at her Amazon fixation. But then a mysterious, well-financed foundation makes Diana an offer she cannot refuse.

 Traveling to North Africa, Diana teams up with Nick Barran, an enigmatic Middle Eastern guide, and begins deciphering an unusual inscription on the wall of a recently unearthed temple. There she discovers the name of the first Amazon queen, Myrina, who crossed the Mediterranean in a heroic attempt to liberate her kidnapped sisters from Greek pirates, only to become embroiled in the most famous conflict of the ancient world—the Trojan War. Taking their cue from the inscription, Diana and Nick set out to find the fabled treasure that Myrina and her Amazon sisters salvaged from the embattled city of Troy so long ago. Diana doesn’t know the nature of the treasure, but she does know that someone is shadowing her, and that Nick has a sinister agenda of his own. With danger lurking at every turn, and unsure of whom to trust, Diana finds herself on a daring and dangerous quest for truth that will forever change her world.

 Sweeping from England to North Africa to Greece and the ruins of ancient Troy, and navigating between present and past, The Lost Sisterhood is a breathtaking, passionate adventure of two women on parallel journeys, separated by time, who must fight to keep the lives and legacy of the Amazons from being lost forever


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Post by: gwhh19 on April 07, 2014, 08:25:11 pm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ms._Tree

The title character is Michael Tree, a female private detective who takes over her husband's investigation business when he is murdered. In her first case, she captures the murderer and discovers his link to the Muerta organized crime family.

Ms. Tree's dead husband was named Michael Tree, the joke being that after the marriage they had the same name. (The female main character's real first name actually is Michael; when friends want to irritate her they deliberately mispronounce it as "Michelle." Michael Tree hates being called Michelle.) Series creator/writer Max Allan Collins makes no secret of the fact that Ms. Tree was inspired by Velda, Mike Hammer's secretary, a stacked, gun carrying, six-foot tall brunette and Mike's lover, who was almost as tough as he was. The basic premise of Ms. Tree was, "What if Velda and Mike Hammer eventually got married, and on their honeymoon he was murdered?"

Throughout the series, in addition to isolated cases that often touch on social issues of the day, Ms. Tree's vendetta against the Muerta family is a major plot thread. Her methods often include deadly violence which she uses with little hesitation. In contrast to genre conventions, she faces serious consequences throughout the series for these violent actions including arrest, imprisonment, commitment to a mental hospital, and involuntary medication.

In another genre divergence, the male Michael Tree's son, Mike (of course), inadvertently falls in love with the daughter of the Muerta matron. The female Michael disapproves of this arrangement but respects her stepson's decision while observing with amusement the Muerta matron's futile attempts to discourage it. To Ms. Tree's shock, when the relationship grows enough to make marriage probable, the Muerta family decides Mike's stepmother is now family and initiates a reconciliation with her while going legit.

In addition, Michael is impregnated by an old flame who is manipulating her to kill his wife. She decides to keep the baby, creating a unique series of adventures of this homicidal PI fighting off criminals even while dealing with a full term pregnancy while the mob family she hates moves to protect her in their own way.
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Post by: gwhh19 on April 20, 2014, 06:41:59 pm
 
 

Best Answer
Know It All answered 2 years ago
 

If you're looking for a beginner level lesbian literature, you can start off with books/writings by Natalie Clifford Barney.

 I have to give you a background of this before suggesting books - this is needed because there are more books interlinking other spheres of human existence and lesbianism, than books about lesbianism surrounding female sports figures.

 "Perhaps the paucity of attention to athletes and sports in lesbian literature is a reflection of the larger society's ambivalence toward female athleticism.
 

 Therefore, "When lesbian athletes and coaches appear in literature, they are frequently depicted as having stereotypically "masculine" athletic interests and values. For example, they tend to be fiercely competitive; for them, winning is the only thing. Such portrayals reflect the period when equal opportunity was the top priority for women's sports advocates."

 The Well of Loneliness (1928) - Radycliffe Hall
 The "schoolgirl stories" - of novelists such as Elsie Oxenham and Angela Brazil.
 Vassar Stories - Grace Gallaher
 Vassar Studies - Julia Schwartze
 Miss Pym Disposes - Josephine Tey
 The High Cost of Living - Marge Piercy
 Sudden Death - Rita Mae Brown
 The Sea of Light - Jenifer Levin
 Water Dancer - Jenifer Levin
 All Out - Judith Alguire
 Sunday's Child - Joyce Bright
 Lady Lobo - Kristen Garrett
 Sportsdykes: Stories from on and off the Field - Susan Fox Rogers

 Of these, special mention is required for "Sudden Death" and "Sportsdykes: Stories from on and off the Field."

 Susan Fox Rogers' book contains both fiction and non-fiction, and is praised for it's freshness of approach to the concept of bringing together the concept sports in lesbian ways in a novel way. It's appreciated for it's thoughtfulness and new sophistication.

 "Rita Mae Brown's Sudden Death (1983) is set in the world of professional tennis, a world in which lesbians have been both spectacularly successful and a potential embarrassment to the public-relations conscious management. The fact that Brown wrote the novel after the breakup of her widely publicized affair with tennis legend Martina Navratilova encouraged readers and critics to approach the novel as a roman à clef."
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Post by: gwhh19 on April 20, 2014, 07:21:57 pm
The Reader (Der Vorleser) by Bernhard Schlink, published in Germany in 1995 and in the United States in 1997.

Kate Winslet doesn't necessarily look like what Hanna is described as looking physically, but if I remember correctly; Hanna (36yrs) is described as very muscular with a strong back arms, legs and hands. Her physique is being described by the young boy Michael (15yrs) when she undresses before him and begins to use him for her sexual pleasures and desires.

Hanna plays a dominant position in their relationship later on in the book and teaches him everything about being a man and how to treat women both sexually and emotionally.

Excuse my language, but she FUCKS his brains out throughout a large portion of the book. The movie doesn't come close. I was assigned this book in a literature course I took in college. I had the pleasure of reading it out loud to some of the beautiful ladies that attended the same class (the women to male ratio in the course was like 15:5). ;) I kinda miss college
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Post by: gwhh19 on April 20, 2014, 07:31:04 pm
2. "Last of the Amazons" by Steven Pressfield - Pressfield is arguably the greatest author of those sweeping, epic sagas set in "olden times". Entirely fiction, but based very much in reality, Pressfield stays usually within medieval, or Roman, or Greek times. This particular book is a (sort of) follow-on to another one of his greek epics. To cut a long story short, a Greek King marries the Amazon Queen, Antiope, and the other Amazons see this as a great betrayal and march on Athens to massacre everyone, basically. Within this story is a thread of a young girl being trained to be a warrior. Some of the best imagery in the book (muscle-femme-wise anyway) is when the young girl is studying the other Amazons when they are training, exercising, fighting etc. She is stunned by their strength and size, and there is also a scene where one of the more fearsome Amazonian warriors gets in a stand-up fight to the death with a Greek male soldier, and effortlessly kills him.


PDF of novel:

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Post by: Warhawk Overdrive on April 21, 2014, 04:38:08 am
My Antonia

Guy tells the story about a girl he grew up with. I don't remember the entire story. (Really don't remember any of it. Of course I had to read it for high school which almost means I was meant to forget it.  ;D)
Except as a teen Antonia was more of a tomboy.


'Oh, better I like to work out-of-doors than in a house!' she used to
sing joyfully. 'I not care that your grandmother say it makes me like
a man. I like to be like a man.' She would toss her head and ask me to
feel the muscles swell in her brown arm.
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Post by: gwhh19 on April 23, 2014, 02:34:26 am
I got the novel in the mail a few days ago and as flipping through it and saw this part:

On Page 184:


She smiled again, rolled up her blouse sleeve and curled her am into a muscle that would have made Arnold S. envious. 




Running Mates by John Feinstein, author of a lot of Sports Non Fiction books, penned this one about a ex college hoop star turned author who gets involved in murder at the Maryland Legislature.  There is character Jamelle Touretta who is a classic amazon.  described as a Victoria's Secret model on Steroids (something like that) there are several instances where she uses her strength including 2 fight scenes with men.   I always hoped they would make it into a move, but I'm sure like many of the books into movies here they would have minimized or excluded the Amazon character.   




anyone have this book in pdf or epub form??  Please, post it if you do!
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Post by: Xia on April 24, 2014, 06:39:20 pm
Adding to the list:
From Micheal A Black:
The second main character is a female bodybuilder. Ok books as well.

 - Random Victim
 - Hostile Takeovers



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Post by: djubre666 on May 07, 2014, 06:05:10 am
Vorkosigan Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold

A long series of SF books about a very short character with an affinity for taller women. More specifically in the novella Labyrynth there is a genetically engineered female soldier who is double his size and freakishly strong. This character and other tall women do not have a very large impact in the books but are nice details to a good series.


Vampire Lestat - Ann Rice

There is a nice scene I remeber reading really far back with a Vampire queen who stomps people/vampires (forgot) to death although beeing normal sized.


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Post by: bobthebob on May 07, 2014, 06:44:06 am
From Goodreads big list

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/3900.Amazons_Female_Warriors_and_Wonder_Women#1300338
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Post by: gwhh19 on May 14, 2014, 06:23:24 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vorkosigan_Saga

Vorkosigan Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold

A long series of SF books about a very short character with an affinity for taller women. More specifically in the novella Labyrynth there is a genetically engineered female soldier who is double his size and freakishly strong. This character and other tall women do not have a very large impact in the books but are nice details to a good series.


Vampire Lestat - Ann Rice

There is a nice scene I remeber reading really far back with a Vampire queen who stomps people/vampires (forgot) to death although beeing normal sized.
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Post by: dustybottums on June 02, 2014, 03:56:58 am
Here's a couple:

Freefall by Kyle Mills. One of the main characters is a hot young mountain climber whose muscularity and strength is often-cited. She's portrayed as very strong with nearly superhuman endurance, and toward the end of the book she literally kills a goon by umping on his back and breaking his neck with her bare hands.

Drakon, by S.M. Sterling.....easily the greatest 'regular' market ubergirl book I've ever read. A very, very bad girl (who happens to be a member of a genetically superior race) travel back in time to the 'present,' and puts her plan for world domination into motion. She's described as Swedish-looking, with a superhuman/supermodel build, and she spends most of the book dominating anyone she comes into contact with through the use of her pheromones and tremendous strength --- she spends a LARGE portion of the book killing people. VERY good.
Apparently, Sterling has written a couple of books featuring this race, but this is the only one where a female is the main character -- and in this case, villain. Sterling is clearly 'one of us.'      (somebody once wrote a fanfic sequel/similar tale featuring a similar character called 'Fun in the Woods." --- this was almost as well written as Sterling's work and featured a similar uber hot, superwoman villain....if you can find it, enjoy it.).
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Post by: bobthebob on June 02, 2014, 04:56:59 am
First three (3) chapters of Drakon

http://www.baen.com/chapters/drakon_1.htm

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Post by: Jeremy Lightning on June 02, 2014, 05:18:57 am
Dusty, your description was too good to ignore, I decided to get it off eBay as soon as I got done reading it, I can't wait to read the whole thing.
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Post by: bobthebob on June 02, 2014, 05:27:15 am
Drakon Chapter 4

Copyright © 1996 by S.M. Stirling <joatsimeon@aol.com>
These sample chapters have been converted to HTML by Bo Johansson

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DRAKON
by S.M. Stirling   <joatsimeon@aol.com>
Chapter Four

 

"No, don't turn around," Gwen said quietly.

The man hissed in pain as her fingers clenched on his upper arm. She walked behind him and to the right, down the crowded street. Neon blinked on the wet sidewalks, on the pedestrians in bulky clothing and on the umbrellas many of them carried. She was wearing... what was the word? A tracksuit. What the advertisement called the World's Finest Cold-Weather Athletic Clothing, with high-laced sports shoes. The clothes were far warmer than she needed, but the jacket had a hood that concealed most of her face, and they were baggy enough to let her body vanish inside.

Few of the crowd looked at her, or at each other. They walked with a hurried, nervous determination that seemed characteristic here; heads slightly bowed, refusing to meet each other's eyes. Wafts of warmer air gusted up out of the subway stations, with a gagging reek of wastes and ozone. Cars splashed rooster-tail fans of dirty water onto the edges of the sidewalks, and sometimes beyond onto the legs of the passersby. Most of the stores sold weirdly primitive electronics, or various sorts of erotic entertainment almost as crude.

At least the rain did a little something in the way of clearing the air.

"Hey, what you want, man?"

He tugged against her grip, and she tightened it in warning. "I want you to do me a favor," she said, keeping her voice pitched several octaves deeper than the natural setting.

To a human's dull ears it would pass well enough for a man's voice, and it was no particular strain for her vocal cords; she could imitate most animals' cries well enough to fool the creatures into killing range.

"This is a C-note," she said, pushing a hundred-dollar bill into his pocket. "I need some papers. A passport."

The man's free hand brought out the folded bill; he peeked down at the edge to verify the amount and then tucked it securely away. She could hear his sub-vocalization, a confused murmur with cop? cop? interspersed through it.

"Get me someone who can do the passport, and you get three more like that. Fuck me around and I pull your arm out of your shoulder."

She gave a single heavy tug, not quite enough to dislocate the joint, proud of her quick mastery of the local dialect. The man's scent turned heavier with fear, a salty odor, faintly appealing.

Why me? the human was thinking to himself. And: Easy money.

"Easy money," she said soothingly. She wanted him to be afraid, but not so panic-stricken he forgot greed.

It wasn't hard to identify petty criminals; not when you could pick up their speech from many times the distance a human could, and automatically sort multiple conversations for keywords. Scenting the drugs and weapons helped, as well.

"Sure, I take you to Jojo," he said.

He was half lying. Ah. He probably knows of such an individual, but doesn't plan to deliver.

"Of course you will," she said. "Right now, and if you try to run away, the arm goes."

 

"Bingo," Carmaggio said softly, and spat the gum in his mouth toward a manhole cover.

The back courtyard was cold and slick with the last rain; which kept the smell down, at least. He walked over to the body. Damn, that's unusual. You got used to corpses in all sorts of positions; upside down, hanging from things, in beds, in cars. Once he'd had a killing where the girlfriend's body got stuffed into a large sealed crate and mailed by the ex-wife to the husband. Who'd fainted, fallen over backward, and killed himself when he opened the crate—and that presented some interesting evidentiary problems.

This one was lying on his stomach, with the forward third of his body propped up against the brick wall of the building. As if he'd run right into it and poured down, like Wile E. Coyote in one of the old Road Runner cartoons.

Carmaggio took his hands out of his pockets and pulled on a pair of gloves. "Another fun night in the Busiest Precinct in the World," he said. A couple of the uniforms and technical people laughed as they went about their business.

They were about a block from Times Square; he could see the reflected lights of the Embassy in a puddle out on the street, beyond the cars and the cordon. At least now the press had had a month to forget the warehouse killings, so he didn't have a flock of black-winged cameramen following him around, flapping and squawking and waiting for something to die. There was a Sbarro's next to the Embassy, which reminded him he hadn't eaten. I'll get a meatball sandwich afterward, he decided.

"Ai, me muero," Jesus Rodriguez said, gloving up as well. "You know, there was a time when I thought I'd be catching murderers, not spending my days with the bodies."

"Hmmm."

Carmaggio crouched behind the body for a second. Hands were down, resting on the ground palms up. There was a smear of blood on the wet brick, starting about face height for someone the victim's height. He touched a gloved finger to it and rubbed the result with the ball of his thumb; unscientific, he supposed, but it often worked as a rough-and-ready timecheck. Hard to tell, though, with this temperature and all the water oozing out of the brick—God damn all midwinter thaws, anyway, they screwed things up worse than snow. Maybe there was something to this global warming thing; winters had frozen harder when he was a kid.

The initial blood spatter was huge, like an inkblot in one of those old psychologist's tests. More blood in a pool around the base of the wall. Head injuries bled out fast, as bad as a major wound to the chest cavity.

"What do I see in this?" he wondered, stepping back and looking at the blot. "I see someone who had their head shot out of a cannon at a wall, is what I see."

There was nothing around the body but garbage. He crouched again and used a pencil in his left hand to move the ponytail of greasy black hair that covered the victim's neck. Aha.

Livid bruises on either side of the spinal column, right above the shoulders. "Look at this," he said.

Jesus joined him. Henry spread his hand as if he were about to take the back of the dead man's neck in it, a straightforward grab with the thumb on the left side. It fit exactly, thumb-mark and four fingers, although from the spacing the hand had been slightly smaller than Carmaggio's.

"What does that say to you?" he asked his partner.

"Perp is right-handed," Jesus said helpfully.

"Oh, funny man."

"Geraldo has nothing to me, patrón. I'd say someone put his face to that brick with an extreme quickness."

Henry grunted. "How long?"

Jesus picked up one of the hands by a thumb. There was a purplish sheen to the waxy skin, and a whitish spot appeared when the younger policeman stuck a finger in the livid patch that had lain nearest the ground. The joints of the hand moved freely.

"Hour, maybe two, no more than three."

"Right."

There was a bulletin out with the extremely incomplete description they'd gotten from the restaurant where Fischer had been seen last, but the chances of it doing any good were... Somewhere between nada, zip, and fucking zero, he thought resignedly. You couldn't pull in every tall redheaded woman within a mile of Times Square.

"All right, let's move him."

Two of the uniforms came forward, and Jesus got out his minicam, speaking softly into the throat mike. Henry whistled.

Teeth dropped out of the shattered mouth as the slack body was lifted free of the bricks. One of the patrol officers swallowed and wobbled a bit, until her partner hissed sharply at her. Broken jaw, mandible pushed right back. All the upper teeth snapped off. Frontal bones pushed in until there was nothing but a glistening mass of pulp, and the forehead had a dished look.

Carmaggio felt a little off himself. Nothing I could take to court, but it's the same MO, he thought. The skin along the nape of his neck roughened. Angel dust? he mused.

Something unnatural was behind this combination of speed and strength and utter savagery.

"Right, let's see if this is who I think it is," he said. He slid a hand inside the dead man's jacket and began checking pockets. "Green cards, blank. Social Security, ditto. Oho, Jojo was getting upscale—passport. Couple of computer disks. Official stationery..."

"Jojo?" Jesus said.

"Do-it-while-you-wait Jojo Jackson himself," Carmaggio confirmed. "Aha."

A piece. A .32 revolver in a waist holster, no sights, trigger guard cut away—Jojo had always liked to think of himself as seriously bad; in fact, he'd just been bad. Not a very good documents man, either. Sooner or later something like this was going to happen to him—the means might have been more conventional, but the result was much the same.

There was something a little farther down the alley, too. A scrap of paper flecked with blood and plastered to the wet side of a dumpster. A C-note.

"Somebody might want to bag this," he said mildly. More of the warehouse money.

"Now, why do you come to Jojo?" Jesus said, imitating Carmaggio's voice.

ID. Lots of things you could do with cash, but you needed some ID for most of them. Like moving around, buying airplane tickets, renting a car. Not necessarily very good ID—people just didn't look most of the time—but some sort or paper.

"Travel plans," he answered. Wherever the mystery killer was going, it was probably bad news for the recipients... but New York could use the breathing space.

 

Gwen unfastened her seatbelt and stood. Air flowed in through the door of the airliner, mildly warm. Welcome to Cali, Colombia. Welcome to a country that had never even existed in her history; there had been a Republic of Grand Colombia from the 1820s, but that had stretched over all the Andean lands. The smell of burnt kerosene was overwhelming, and she breathed through her mouth to compensate. Outside only the distant mountains were familiar. Friends of hers had estates here, growing coffee and stock and heaven-berries and ganja—in the Domination's timeline. There was a minor liftport and a settlement nearby, mostly servus. This millions-strong monstrosity was almost completely alien, save for a few ancient Spanish churches and public buildings preserved for aesthetics in both histories.

She hefted her bags and followed the crowd to the Customs checkthroughs. Green-uniformed guards with submachine guns slung across their chests waited among the milling crowd. Some of them had guard dogs on leashes. The animals' heads came up as they scented her, tracking back and forth with cocked ears to find where the unfamiliar trace came from. One of them began barking and tugging at his lead, until the policeman quelled him with a sharp order. Passengers surged away from the growling and bared teeth.

Noisy lot, humans, she thought.

Their smell lay heavy in the concourse. It had none of the sharp clean scent of her own species, or the comforting sweetness of servus; the harsh feral smell put her teeth on edge. She showed them in a snarl of her own for an instant. It was a good thing that humans couldn't use their noses for anything but keeping their eyes and upper lips apart; if they had a decent sense of smell she'd never have been able to hide. And what they did scent, they only noticed subliminally, most of the time. She had been working on her pheromones during the flight. It took a while to adjust them upward, although toward the end the cabin staff and several passengers had been hovering around her seat—without knowing exactly why, of course. She smiled as she handed her forged passport to the clerk.

He was only a pace away across the desk. His brown skin flushed as he looked up at her. She took off her sunglasses and tucked them into a pocket, smiling as she met his eyes. The Colombian swallowed and put a hand to the collar of his shirt.

"Welcome to Colombia," he said mechanically.

"Why, thank you," she said, smiling more widely. The forged passport rested between the fingers of her right hand. "It looks like a lovely country."

"Ah... your Spanish is excellent," he stammered. Several of the other clerks were looking at him oddly; he straightened and cleared his throat.

"Thank you," Gwen said.

It wasn't difficult to learn, when you had an eidetic memory; just read a grammar and spend a few days listening to Spanish-language television, of which New York had plenty, and practice a little. She probably had a Puerto Rican accent.

"Ah, purpose of visit?"

"Business," she said. To be precise, laundering $970,100 in American currency, but no need to go into details. Some contacts with the local criminal classes might also be useful.

"How long do you expect to remain in Colombia?"

"About a month."

Drops of sweat were rolling down the clerk's face. The men at the other desks were glancing over again and again. Hmmm. Perhaps a little too much on the pheromones.

"Your papers, please, and put the luggage here."

She put the suitcase on the flat surface and handed him the passport. He dropped it to the desk and opened it, reaching for his stamp.

That he hesitated only an instant when he saw the ten hundred-dollar bills folded inside the passport said a good deal for his nerves and self-control, especially when you remembered the effects of the pheromones. The standing desk had a wooden rim around it; the bills vanished into a drawer.

Thump. The stamp went down on her passport, and the clerk opened the suitcase and gave the clothes inside a cursory inspection. The money was underneath the folded garments, in neat bundles wrapped in plain paper and sealed with tape.

"Enjoy your stay, Señora Smith," the clerk said. He hesitated, then went on: "If you need assistance..." and slipped a piece of paper across the desk. With his name and address on it.

She palmed it. "I'll certainly remember your kind offer, Señor Gaitán," she said.

The man looked after her as she walked away, until a supervisor came by and cleared his throat. She continued slowly, thinking. A hotel, of course. Then...

"Gwen!"

"Why, hello, Dolores," Gwen said.

One of the flight attendants; Dolores Ospina Pastrana. They'd chatted on the plane, although of course she hadn't understood exactly why this particular yanqui was so interesting, so charismatic. The stewardess was pulling her luggage along on a wheeled carryall, looking trim and efficient in her blue uniform. She fidgeted with the handle,

"Do you have a ride?"

Gwen smiled, white teeth flashing. "Why, no, I don't. Thank you for the offer; I hope it isn't an inconvenience."

"No, no, I'm off duty for the next three days."

"That's wonderful," Gwen said, smiling more broadly. Her nostrils flared slightly. "Perhaps you could show me some of the sights."

She didn't intend to stay in Colombia long, and a native guide would certainly help her get started more quickly. The evidence could always be disposed of, one way or another.

"It's a lovely city," Dolores said. "But it can be dangerous for an outsider."

Gwen chuckled. "Let's go. I'm sure you can shield me from the perils of ignorance."

 

"Who did you say you were with?" Mary Chen asked, stepping in front of the personable young man before he could pass through.

"We're with the Federal government, Dr. Chen," he said, with a frank, open smile.

He was wearing a nondescript dark suit and raincoat; so was his friend. They were both six-footers, one young and dark, the other fortysomething, heavy, and graying blond; the older man looked like an athlete gone very slightly to seed, or a lawyer who spent a couple of nights a week at the gym. He carried something like an attache case, only considerably larger. Unlike his younger companion, he didn't smile.

"Well, that's you and a couple of hundred thousand others, even under this administration," Chen said. "What does the Federal government want with medical evidence being held in an ongoing investigation?"

Nobody waltzes into my office like this! It might not be much of an office; cluttered, with a couple of spider plants on top of the filing cabinets, and smelling faintly of disinfectant from downstairs, but it was her turf.

The young man laughed easily, eyes crinkling. "We're with an executive agency," he said. "And it's not an ongoing investigation anymore. Since it's a closed file, I'm sure you won't object..."

"Great, an executive agency. FBI, CIA, NSA, Bureau of Indian Affairs, NASA, what?"

He reached into his jacket. "The City wants full cooperation," he said gently, and extended a handful of documents.

She read raising her brows. "Impressive." It was; including two heavy hitters in the NYPD. "Unfortunately, you don't seem to have noticed that I'm a medical examiner—and we're appointed by the courts. We're not part of the police department."

She handed the sheaf of paper back. Mary Chen had spent a good deal of the last twenty years around police officers; long enough to recognize the very slight bulge below the young man's left armpit. Icy certainty paralyzed her mind for an instant. These were Feds of some sort; it would be deeply stupid to make a claim she could refute with a simple phone call. And they were serious. Some sort of Federal cop, or more likely spooks; FBI would have been more open about who they were.

The older one stepped by her and put his carrying case on the desk. He pressed the buttons on a digital lock and snapped the catches open with his thumbs, the metallic click loud in the little room. Much of the space inside was insulation, leaving just enough for an arm. A very large arm.

"Look," she began. "If you think I'm going to sit still for this, you're very much mistaken."

The young man's smile didn't waver. He reached a black-gloved hand inside his jacket and produced another folded paper.

"Dr. Chen, this is a national security matter," he said. She snorted.

"If you'll take a moment to think about it, you'll realize that that's not just a phrase to shut you up. We're nearly into the twenty-first century, and pretty soon genetics are going to be as important to our security as electronics have been for the past few decades. You must realize something of how sensitive this matter is, or you wouldn't have kept it as quiet as you have—nothing to the press, no publicity, just a few friends of yours at the university, nothing on paper. That's fine, but this needs to be studied by top people. We can provide the facilities. You can't; with all due respect, you're a forensic pathologist, not a research geneticist. No offense."

"None taken," she said between clenched teeth.

Before she could continue, the man handed over the letter.

"The United States needs to keep its technological edge," he said earnestly. "Otherwise, our influence goes; and it's an influence for good, well beyond our borders."

The paper was an official document, but not from the American government. The language was Vietnamese; in the upper right-hand corner was an identity photograph of her aunt Edelle. Who was still in Hue... in a Vietnam growing even more hostile to its ethnic-Chinese minority since the naval clashes over those damned islands. Not that it had ever been very friendly.

"I didn't even know she was still alive," Chen whispered.

Gloved fingers plucked the document out of her hand. A promise, she realized. Hanoi was extremely anxious to stay on Washington's good side these days. Possibly a threat. More probably just a promise.

She turned her head aside. "In the cold storage," she said.

 

Claire Finch had been with the FBI for three years now. She'd never seen her superior as angry as he was now; a cold, grim rage that crackled through the office despite the expressionless set of his face.

"The investigation's being canceled," he said.

"Twenty-odd murders, and it's canceled?"

"Not our jurisdiction." John Dowding rose and walked over to the window, looking down at the Washington street.

"The Fischer was a kidnapping-murder."

"Nope. He went back to his apartment voluntarily."

"She used his panix.com account illegally—that is our turf."

"Not according to the memo," he said over his shoulder.

"What about the DNA sample from the skin and hair?"

"The sample's been removed from Quantico. The records have been removed. Just between you and me, that... arm... thing, whatever, has been quietly spirited away too. And the people who were working on it have been told it's a matter of national security. Not that anyone would listen to them with the evidence."

Finch shook her head. "This stinks, sir."

"Stinks of Langley, possibly the NSA," he said. "They took a look at the genetics and they panicked. If someone is that far ahead of us, it is a crisis."

"Not as much of a crisis as it was to Stephen Fischer," she said tartly.

"Granted." Dowding's long, bony face nodded. "And this doesn't look like an espionage situation to me—and it'd be our affair if it was."

Not theirs personally—they were with the Behavioral Sciences section—but counterespionage within the borders of the U.S. was a Bureau function. A distinction more often observed in the breach than the observance, true, but the Bureau was about as likely to relinquish its jurisdiction as a pit bull was to give up a marrow bone.

Finch bit at her lower lip. "Sir, generally if the Other People tried to take something like this away from us, the Director would tell them to go pee up a rope."

Dowding leaned back in his swivel chair and tapped the knuckles of one hand with a pen. "Exactly. So the truth about this evidence must be so terrifying that the Director or someone just below his level wants to hand it over to somebody else."

"I have a bad feeling about this, sir," she said.

Dowding nodded. "Finch, I trust you."

She looked up, startled. He was holding a disk in his hand, one of the new read-write opticals. "This is that DNA report on the skin samples that Quantico did," he said.

They shared a glance. The powers-that-be hadn't really grasped how difficult it was to get rid of every copy of inconvenient data, yet.

"Here's what we're going to do," he said. "Strictly off the record, of course. I think our highly-unusual mystery suspect will be back..."

 

The Parque de Calzado wasn't much, Gwen decided. A few tall palm trees, a rectangle of grass cut by a St. Georges cross of tessellated brick pavement, and a central fountain. Around it were apartment buildings in the hideous style the humans seemed to like, boxy things of steel-reinforced concrete; nobody in the Domination's timeline had ever built anything like them, except as factories or warehouses. Here they were residences, including Dolores's, where she'd holed up for the past three days.

It was also quite dark, now.

"Gwen, this park is... this is not a safe place," Dolores pleaded.

"Even less so, now that I'm in it," she chuckled.

The air bore a confusion of scents; mostly bad, but not as much so as New York. The temperature was quite pleasant as night fell; a fair number of people were out strolling. Fewer and fewer as she led the ex-stewardess away into the back streets.

"Gwen—"

She stopped, impatient, and gripped the Colombian by her upper arm, jerking her close. "Dolores," she said quietly, staring into her eyes. "Lets get one thing settled about this relationship, right from the start. I'm in charge. Understand?"

"I—" She could hear the others heart accelerate, smell the acrid tinge of fear in her sweat. Pupils dilated.

"I understand."

"Good. Shall I send you back to the apartment?"

No, the Columbian subvocalized. Not alone, not now. She shook her head.

"Good." I don't want you on your own for long, not for a couple of weeks yet. It would take that long to get her settled in and accepting the situation. The alternative was to snap her neck, but that would be wasteful; besides that, she was likable.

"Now, let's keep going. Do you know the Rule of Seven?"

"No. Seven?" Dolores was trying to keep the quaver out of her voice, Gwen noted with approval.

"Nobody is more than seven acquaintances away from anyone else. For instance, you know this Señor Mondragón—"

"Just his name, from the papers. I don't know such people."

That seemed to be a general attitude here in Cali. People who did know such people or said they did had a tendency to vanish.

"—and someone we meet will know someone who knows someone, and we'll be led to Señor Mondragón, soon enough."

Why does she want to meet a criminal?

"Because I have some business to conduct, mi amiga. Now shut up."

Gwen patted her gently on the back to take the sting out of the words. She had been very useful, and it was a great relief to finally have her biological needs taken care of on a civilized basis. If something of a strain for Dolores at first.

They had wandered into an alleyway; dark enough that it was a little dim even to Gwen's eyes, and Dolores was blundering along in a literally blind panic. It stank as well, of cat-piss and less savory odors, starting with spoiled garbage. Gwen smiled, her ears cocked forward a little. Two sets of heartbeats, they were accelerating as she and the Colombian walked down the cracked and slimy pavement. Two shapes spreading out, black silhouettes outlined against the slightly brighter street beyond. A light flared under a heavy brown acne-scarred face as one lit a cigarette. Dolores whimpered slightly, but kept to her position in Gwen's wake.

The short man's face looked a little puzzled as the women kept coming toward him. His companion was four inches taller and much heavier; a blank bovine expression over shoulders and belly that stretched the grubby white cotton of his T-shirt.

"One for each of us," the short man whispered aside to his friend. Aloud:

"Good evening, ladies! You shouldn't be wandering alone around here. Perhaps we can help you."

"I think you can," Gwen said, smiling. "We're looking for a Señor Mondragón."

Both the men stiffened slightly; she watched the play of muscles around mouth and eyes, listened to the involuntary intake of breath. Not enough for a human to notice, but meaningful. Both men recognized the name, of course; but their fright was direct and personal. Fear produced anger.

"Shut up, puta. Miguel, you take the other one."

"I don't think so," Gwen said, as he reached past her for Dolores.

She grabbed the wrist; it was thick, a thin layer of blubber over solid muscle and bone. A quick jerk, and the big man stumbled forward, sending his lighter companion spinning aside to crash into the flaking stucco of the alley's wall. At the same time she squeezed, feeling the small bones of the wrist grate and splinter under her grip. The man gave an incredulous grunt, eyes and mouth flaring open in three O's of surprise. She jerked again, bracing her feet—he was heavier than she, even though she weighed over a hundred and ninety pounds, much more than a human of her size. When a lighter object reacted against a heavier, the lighter tended to move regardless of energy outputs; it was a matter of leverage, not strength.

He stumbled again, to his knees. Gwen pivoted on her left heel and kicked with her right, into his throat, releasing her hold as the blow impacted. The body snapped backward several meters and fell limp, head lying back between the shoulderblades. She took a deep breath and stepped closer to the survivor; he was standing with his hand half under the tail of his zippered jacket, eyes bulging in shock.

"Miguel?" he said, halfway between a croak and a whisper.

Humans are slow, she thought. Not just their reaction time, but their ability to assimilate data.

"Miguel is dead," she said. "Now, I need some information."

The hand came out with a knife, curved and sharp, moving quite quickly for a human. Gwen swayed her upper body back just enough for the cutting edge to miss as it ripped upward, her hand snapping out to grab and span the others fist where it clenched around the hilt. She continued the natural path of the weapon until the point touched the man's throat just below the angle of the jaw. For a long moment they stayed locked, a trickle of blood running down his throat from the knifepoint. His pulse fluttered on the edge of shock and then steadied a little; there was a irritating edge to his scent, a hint of metabolic wrongness. Some sort of drug interfering with the metabolism, she decided.

"Who are you?" he shrilled. "What are you doing?"

"What I'm doing," Gwen said, leaning a little closer and increasing the pressure of the steel, "depends on you. If you're not cooperative, I'm going to torture some information out of you and then kill you. If you were better looking and didn't smell so bad, I'd rape you first. Or you can tell me what I want to know."

"Si, si, anything you want to know, lady, anything! Look, I know where you can get kilos, the real thing, cheap, I'll—"

"That's my boy!" Gwen said cheerfully, patting him on the cheek with her free hand. His made vague pawing motions at the air. "Now, Señor Mondragón."

"Oh, Jesus and His Mother, no soy nadie, I don't know him."

"But you know someone who knows someone, don't you, little one?" she said softly.

The drops of blood flowing down his neck became a steady trickle. Tears and mucus from eyes and nose joined them. Unconsciously his right arm kept trying to jerk the knife away from his throat, but she controlled the surges without allowing more than a quiver in the metal.

"Si, I know Pedro, Don Pedro, and he—"

Gwen waited until the babbling began to repeat itself. "That's all," she said, and pushed with quick, savage force.

The knife slid through neck and throat and into the small man's mouth, then crunched into the bones of the palate. She pushed a little harder, and there was a yielding crackle as it slid into the brain. The body arched in spasm, a thin trickling whine blowing out of clenched teeth, then slid to the ground, voided, and died. Gwen sighed and turned.

Dolores was backed against the wall, hands pressed to either side of her head, her mouth trembling. Trembling with terror and a dreadful reluctant excitement.

Ah, Gwen thought. Got to watch the pheromones.

"Come on," she said soothingly. "Enough outdoor work for one night."

 

"You make me tired. Just looking at you makes me tired, Carmaggio."

Looking at you generally makes me want to puke, Captain, Carmaggio thought. He could feel the back of his neck flush, which was usually a bad sign; probably Captain McLeish could see the thought printed across his face like an LCD display. McLeish smirked and leaned back in the swivel chair behind his desk; there were pictures of himself with several commissioners and mayors on the walls, and a slight smell of old socks. He looked Carmaggio up and down, letting the contrast between the other man's rumpled off-the-rack and his own beautifully tailored suit speak for itself. He was in better shape than Carmaggio, too, which the tucked waist showed off quite well.

Looks like a pimp, Carmaggio thought. Right down to the cool-dude side whiskers, although at least he didn't have letters shaved into his 'fro.

It wasn't that he had anything against blacks. Not after Happy Lewis saved his ass that time he didn't see the claymore; he'd made a private resolution right then and there not to use the word "eggplant" for anything but vegetables ever again.

It was asskissers and fuckups he didn't like. McLeish was a prime example of both, in his considered opinion. How he'd gotten as far as he had only God and the Echelons Beyond Reality who thought they were God knew. Welcome to the wonderful world of the civil service. He was profoundly glad that they'd found out ulcers were caused by bacteria, not stomach acid—because every time he had to report to McLeish, he got a couple of cupfuls of the original patented bile spewed out into his gut.

"We've got twenty-three homicides, Captain. With all due respect—"

"How many thousand homicides do we have in this shitty city, Carmaggio? You've got no evidence to put a solid link between them, and nothing new has turned up in six months. It's spring—wake up and smell the roses. Serial killers don't stop. That's what our great good friends at Federal Bullshit Incorporated keep telling us."

"Yeah, they don't stop. Not permanently. If we let this one go—"

"They've already gotten away." The you dumb guinea bastard was unspoken but plain. "Not to mention the FBI say they don't want to hear about it anymore; and whose idea was it to call in Quantico, in the first place? This is not, for your information, some pissant little two-sheriff town without its own forensics department."

Carmaggio felt the flush spreading from the back of his neck to his ears.

"Maybe the tooth fairy did it, Carmaggio. Maybe that Jew cunt at Primary Belway Securities was the one who offed Fischer."

Maybe Jojo beat his own head in against that wall because he realized he'd never be President, Henry thought, as his superior went on:

"And maybe you don't have enough work to do. You want me to put a few more on your docket? Didn't you have a court appearance today?"

"Yessir."

He didn't slam the door as he left. There hadn't been any more action on the file, and there was a lot of other work to do. He'd long ago resigned himself to the fact that he'd retire not much above his present rank; interviews like this were simply a symptom of that. People got to the top of the greasy pole largely because they wanted to, real bad—sometimes so they could do the job, more often not. He did this lousy job because he wanted to, not to get a better office. Shits like the captain regarded actual police work as a distraction from more important matters.

Whether or not the captain thought it was too much trouble to bother with, they'd be hearing from this particular perp again, closed file or no closed file.

Or somebody would be hearing about them. This isn't the sort that goes somewhere and hides.

 
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: jass5 on June 02, 2014, 07:18:28 am
Another one is "Unlocking Carol's Smile", where the daughter of the main character works at the post office and is into fitness.  Her boyfriend likes to be lifted (she doesn't do it, but their workout partner gal does, who is an fbb).

looks very good any links ?
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: bobthebob on June 02, 2014, 02:39:51 pm
List by Julie Velor


Jax Abbott Super What? Super Sixteen She tells the hottest guy in class that he reminds her of an elf. She gets enormous cramps. She annoys one of the Populars. She makes even the geeks pity her. She finally gets the super powers she thought she'd never have and explodes all the windows in English class.  All before lunch on her first day at her new high school.  Then her other powers start to kick in. The League of Liberty wants to send her to their special school, where she'll be the only teenager among seven-year-old brats. Her grandmother wants to take her back to her island for special training. And she has to find a date for the Mini-Prom.  Will she even make it to her sixteenth birthday? Will she pass her driving test? Will her grandmother's coaching get her to pass the tests for the League of Liberty? That's in the second book.

J. D. Austin Bobby's GirlShe's smart, beautiful, and strong -- really strong.  She's one of the good aliens, sent into exile in Los Angeles so she can 'fit in.'  Can she and her new Hollywood buddies save the Earth from the bad aliens?

Nancy A. Collins Sunglasses After Dark In the Blood Paint it Black A Dozen Black Roses She climbs a ladder with a guy twice her size hanging on her back. In a pool hall she singlehandedly takes on nine members of the toughest gang in town. At point-blank range she takes three hollow-point bullets in the stomach and yet walks out of the morgue.  In her spare time she goes around killing vampires with her silver switchblade.  She's what Buffy the Vampire Slayer should have been. She is Sonja Blue.  She's also a vampire. Sort of.  The first three books can be found in a single volume titled Midnight Blue.

Robert A. Heinlein Friday She's a genetically engineered woman with superhuman abilities. Among other things, she works as a courier. But some of her best work is done in a bed.  This is probably the most mainstream book on this list.

Brian Herbert and Marie Landis World of Darkness: Blood on the Sun During the early part of World War II, Desidra is cast out of her clan. She gets a cryptography job with the US Army and is stationed in Alaska.  In her spare time, she uses her superhuman abilities to aid the Allied war effort.  She also falls in love. With an enemy officer.  (I swear I didn't pattern Marlen after her.)

Tanya Huff  Blood Price, Blood Trail, Blood Lines, Blood Pact,  Blood Debt Not for the impatient reader.  Vicki Nelson was a homicide detective with Toronto's finest until an eye condition gave her the choice of riding a desk or leaving the force. Naturally she leaves and becomes a private investigator.  She's the first person on scene when a grisly murder takes place, the victim's body drained of blood. Other murders soon follow. Naturally people start thinking vampire.  Complications set in. She's hired to investigate by the first victim's girlfriend, unaware that Vicki was at the scene. The detective in charge of the case is her ex-partner (and ex-lover).  Henry Fitzroy is also concerned, but for different reasons. Even though he's innocent of the murders, if the people of Toronto really believe there's a vampire on the loose, they might come after him with their sharpened stakes.  Vicki and Henry meet, and join forces. The two of them, along with Vicki's ex-partner, eventually stop the killer.  That's all in the first book. The group continue to solve additional strange cases.  In the fourth book, after Vicki's mother is killed, Vicki herself teeters on the brink of death. The only way to save her life is for Henry to 'enhance' her.  Okay, so it's not exactly the same thing as an Aurora Universe enhancement. But the results are quite worthwhile, in the fifth book she really kicks some ass.

Julie Kenner Aphrodite's Kiss Zoë is a librarian. She's also a halfling.  On her next birthday, she must decide whether she will lose her powers and become a mortal, or else keep her powers and join the Venerate Council of Protectors.  She's already being tested to see whether she's qualified to join the Council. If she flunks, she'll lose her powers (and memory of them) and become a mortal.  Can she live with her super-powers? Can her mother live with her when she finds out that Zoë has inherited her father's powers?  Can her super-powers get her the man of her dreams? Especially as he's looking for an average Jane?
 
Christopher Moore Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story Jody wakes up under a dumpster with a burned arm. She also has superhuman abilities, including strength, speed, and heightened senses. And a big bundle of money.  And a lot of questions. Just what happened to her?  The downside? When the sun comes up, she falls asleep.  She also can't keep any food down. Not even water. Only blood.

Christopher Pike The Last Vampire series She's five thousand years old but could still pose as a high school student.  This six-book series starts out with her kicking some ass and ends with her kicking some real ass. In between, she has to deal with other vampires, half of the Los Angeles police department, a bunch of Marines, and her not-quite-vampire daughter. At the end of it all, guess who's the only one left standing.

S. M. Stirling Drakon Gwendolyn is a member of a genetically engineered race called the Draka, from another dimension. When an explosion rips a hole through the dimensional barrier, she is transported to another dimension.  To Earth. In our dimension.  With her superhuman abilities, she wreaks havoc.  There are three other books in the Draka series, though all of them are set in the world of the Draka, and predate this one. Marching Through Georgia Under the Yoke Stone Dogs  These three books are also available in a single volume, Domination.  There's also an anthology of short stories set in the same universe by other authors, titled Drakas.

Paul B. Thompson and Tonya R. Carter Darkness & Light Volume 1 of the Dragonlance Chronicles Prelude.  Kit and Sturm hitch a ride with some gnomes and end up on the magical red moon. The magic affects them all differently. One of them gains super-vision, another gains super-hearing. Naturally, the only female in the group gains super-strength.

David Weber The Apocalypse Troll A man on the verge of retiring from the Navy is sailing solo across the Atlantic. A bunch of UFOs overfly the carrier task group just over the horizon. Shooting breaks out. One of the UFOs crashes near his boat. Inside is a wounded survivor, apparently human.  Definitely female.  I also highly recommend his "Honor Harrington" series, starting with On Basilisk Station.

David Weber and Eric Flint Crown of Slaves Set in the same universe as the "Honor Harrington" series above and likewise filled with strong and tough women.  And one especially strong and tough woman. Not that her Amazons are anything to sneeze at, but if you're reading this page you'll love Thandi Palane.

Philip Wylie Gladiator A scientist creates a serum which endows the recipient with incredible strength. He injects it into the fetus in his pregnant wife. Unfortunately (for us), the baby is a boy.  The book follows the life of the son, and his struggles to fit into the 'normal' world.  This is a true classic. It came within a Y chromosone of being the first work in this genre. It's hard to find, but definitely worth the read.

John Zakour and Lawrence Ganem The Plutonium Blonde The Doomsday Brunette Would you believe an android with a plutonium core, 150 times stronger, 176 times more durable, 200 times faster, with senses far more acute, and a vastly higher IQ than normal carbon-based humans? And looks like an exotic dancer on top of all that?  How about four brunettes, created from super-charged DNA to be stronger, smarter, more beautiful, more alluring, more magnetic, more everything than the average human? And "nigh-invulnerable."  And coming soon, The Radioactive Redhead.



Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: gwhh19 on June 14, 2014, 06:07:02 pm

Freefall by Kyle Mills. One of the main characters is a hot young mountain climber whose muscularity and strength is often-cited. She's portrayed as very strong with nearly superhuman endurance, and toward the end of the book she literally kills a goon by umping on his back and breaking his neck with her bare hands.

Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: Karharot on June 15, 2014, 08:57:02 am
Freefall by Kyle Mills. One of the main characters is a hot young mountain climber whose muscularity and strength is often-cited. She's portrayed as very strong with nearly superhuman endurance, and toward the end of the book she literally kills a goon by umping on his back and breaking his neck with her bare hands.


enjoy

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Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: gwhh19 on June 15, 2014, 02:48:29 pm
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Freefall by Kyle Mills. One of the main characters is a hot young mountain climber whose muscularity and strength is often-cited. She's portrayed as very strong with nearly superhuman endurance, and toward the end of the book she literally kills a goon by umping on his back and breaking his neck with her bare hands.


enjoy

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Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: El_Roy_1999 on July 21, 2014, 10:09:49 am
I don't know whether it's been mentioned yet, but the character Karen Weaver from Frank Schätzing's "The Swarm" is described as being a very compact, very muscular powerhouse of a woman. She doesn't have a lot of scenes, but she gets to do a few things and show off a little.
There's also her personal history, which involves her turning her life around from self-destroying drug addict to muscle hero woman.
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: gwhh19 on July 23, 2014, 07:04:50 pm
I don't know whether it's been mentioned yet, but the character Karen Weaver from Frank Schätzing's "The Swarm" is described as being a very compact, very muscular powerhouse of a woman. She doesn't have a lot of scenes, but she gets to do a few things and show off a little.
There's also her personal history, which involves her turning her life around from self-destroying drug addict to muscle hero woman.

Sounds like a rip off of the book/movie sphere

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Swarm_(novel)

 :shutup:  :bravo:  :what:  :rock:  :hellno:
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: El_Roy_1999 on July 23, 2014, 08:31:24 pm
It actually talks about this.
The book's rather weird and I did not really enjoy it. The muscle woman was a nice touch, though.
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: Jeremy Lightning on July 24, 2014, 03:17:43 am
I've been reading Drakon by SM. Stirling, and let me just say that usually I don't get hard while reading sci-fi/fantasy books, but for this story, it seems like almost every time I get a chance to sit down and read this book, I'm boning up! Thanks so much for suggesting this book!
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: bobthebob on July 31, 2014, 11:23:49 am
Subspace Survivors - E. E. "Doc" Smith

https://www.sendspace.com/file/j6x5un


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Other books by "Doc" Smith

Family D'Alembert

Tzar Wars series by Stephen Goldin.

Audio books also available.
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: bobthebob on July 31, 2014, 01:03:35 pm
J. T. Edson   17 Feb 1928 - 17 Jul 2014

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._T._Edson


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Female fight fetish[edit]
Almost all J. T. Edson books contained female fights. They are usually rough, well-described catfights between equally-tough women. For example, on "THE WILDCATS", we can read:

Calamity's idea of fun was to ride in, find a saloon, locate its toughest female employee and pick a fight with her. If in doing this Calamity could also embroil the rest of the saloon in a general free-for-all it made her day and she enjoyed it to the full. (...) Like some men would ride out of their way to meet a fast gun and pick a fight with him, so Calamity Jane sought out, to try conclusions with, any tough woman she heard about. Calamity felt some pride in her toughness and the notoriety it brought her way. She laid claim to the same talents as legend had it Madam Bulldog showed, so what would be more natural but that Calamity would ride over to Tennyson and see who was the better woman.

This is recurrent fetish on many Edson's books. Here is a partial list

- 'A Horse Called Mogollon' - Libby Shell, clad in Levi’s, fights Beatrice

- 'Calamity, Mark, and Belle' aka 'Texas Trio' (1989) - Calamity Jane vs Belle Starr; and saloon girls Jill vs Joy

- 'Diamonds, emeralds, cards and colts' - The whole book is basically an excuse to have a mud catfight.

- 'From Hide and Horn' - Dawn Sutherland vs Barbe de Martin

- 'Hell in the Palo Duro' - Belle Boyd vs Emma Nene

- 'Old Moccasins on the Trail' - Kidnap victim Mavis vs gang girl Florencia

- 'Ranch War' - Two women start fighting in a corral, roll down a hiil, take turns using a whip, end up fighting topless on the edge of a cliff and fall into water, still fighting.

- 'Renegade' - Rebel spy Belle Boyd vs Yankee spy Eve Coniston

- 'The Bad Bunch' - Calamity Jane vs Tawny

- 'The Bull Whip Breed' - Calamity Jane vs savate expert Jacqueline

- 'The Fortune Hunters' - Joan vs larger woman Marlene

- 'The Hide and Tallow Men' - Marlene vs Gianna

- 'The Law of the Gun' - Sallie the Goat vs Maggie Gallus, saloon brawl

- 'The Quest for Bowie’s Blade' - Belle Starr vs Belle Boyd, fight by the river

- 'The Quiet Town' - Arranged fistfight in Bearcat Annie’s saloon: Eeney Hoffman vs Olga Petrosky, fight between Eeney Hoffman and Bearcat Annie

- 'The South Will Rise Again' - Belle Boyd vs Baroness Virginie

- 'The Texan' - Saloon girls fight, Iris vs older woman Pauline

- 'The Town Tamers' - Wrestling match in a saloon between Taffy Davies and Fran Markie

- 'The Trouble Busters' - Buffalo Kate Kilgore vs Miss Freddie Woods in a saloon brawl

- 'The Wildcats' - Calamity Jane pick a one hour long brawl against saloon owner Madame Bulldog only to enjoy discovering who is the better woman. Plus: Madame Bulldog teach Viola who is the new boss, and professional gamblers Poker Alice vs Madam Moustache fight about the best table to play poker.

- 'Trigger Master' - Two wrestling matches in a ring, described in a sexy manner.

- 'Troubled Range' - Salon brawl; Belle Starr vs Calamity Jane. Then there's an outdoor fight between Tilda-Mae, a mountain girl, and Jaya, an oriental girl. The third fight is between Cattle Annie and Little Britches, which starts in a cabin and ends up out doors.

- 'Waco’s Debt' - Mary Anne Catlan vs Della Christine, outdoor fight

Also Bunduki Series

Blonde Genius - Amanda Tweedle and Penelope Parkerhouse
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Post by: reiner76 on August 11, 2014, 06:57:29 am
I don't know if this has been mentioned, but Destroyer #109 - American Obsession is a pretty good story.  It deals with both male and female muscle growth.  Written by Warren Murphy and Richard Sapir.
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Post by: gwhh19 on August 11, 2014, 07:56:34 pm
A new hormone has been created that restructures body fat to muscle overnight. Its effectiveness--and its great expense--make it the latest craze among celebrities. But when innocent people start paying for the stars' self-improvement regimens, Remo and Chiun slip into the hallowed halls of the legalized drug trade, and find themselves up against a greedy corporation and an army of lean, mean celebrities



http://www.amazon.com/American-Obsession-Destroyer-109-Series/dp/037363224X

I don't know if this has been mentioned, but Destroyer #109 - American Obsession is a pretty good story.  It deals with both male and female muscle growth.  Written by Warren Murphy and Richard Sapir.
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Post by: gwhh19 on August 11, 2014, 08:05:28 pm
what the muscle summary for this book?


Subspace Survivors - E. E. "Doc" Smith

https://www.sendspace.com/file/j6x5un


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Other books by "Doc" Smith

Family D'Alembert

Tzar Wars series by Stephen Goldin.

Audio books also available.
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Post by: Morami on August 12, 2014, 08:57:22 pm
The Chameleon's Shadow  by Minette Walters

A 250-pound lesbian weight lifter and doctor named Jackson playes a promione trole in this novelle/drama about a british soldier which mens are blew up in iraqi.

They have a fight and her body is described in a lot of details.  ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Post by: Karharot on August 13, 2014, 07:14:23 am
The Chameleon's Shadow  by Minette Walters

A 250-pound lesbian weight lifter and doctor named Jackson playes a promione trole in this novelle/drama about a british soldier which mens are blew up in iraqi.

They have a fight and her body is described in a lot of details.  ;D ;D ;D ;D

enjoy

http://www.mirrorcreator.com/files/W917KWKT
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Post by: ArmKing on August 13, 2014, 07:18:05 pm
The Cleric Quintet Book 1: Canticle. A monk named Danica, the main character rubs on the hard, rolling muscles of her stomach
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Post by: jt1978 on August 15, 2014, 09:41:56 am
The "Demon Cycle" fantasy series has some good characters to note here.  Series starts with "The Painted Man" book, the author is Peter V Brett.

Renna Tanner is the main one, as she becomes increasingly strong, fast and powerful from the end of the 2nd book and through the 3rd.  There's lots of descriptions of her using her strength fighting, and she definitely carries the lead (male) character to safety at least once.  Cant recall her being described as particularly muscular though.

There are lots of minor female characters described with some muscle and strength.  A highlight being Wonda Cutter who is described as very tall and muscular - she is a kind of amazon warrior woman.
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Post by: bobthebob on August 26, 2014, 10:26:01 am
The Golden Amazon by John Russell Fearn

From Wikipedia

The Golden Amazon (1944)
The Golden Amazon Returns (1945; 1949 variant title The Deathless Amazon 1953 Canada)
The Golden Amazon's Triumph (1946; 1953)
The Amazon's Diamond Quest (1947 as "Diamond Quest"; 1953)
Twin of the Amazon (1948; 1954)
The Amazon Strikes Again (1948; 1954)
Conquest of the Amazon (1949; 1973 chap)
Lord of Atlantis (1949; 1991)
Triangle of Power (1950)
Amethyst City (1951)
Daughter of Golden Amazon
Quorne Returns
The Central Intelligence (1953)
The Cosmic Crusaders (1955)
Parasite Planet (1955)
World Out of Step (1956)
The Shadow People (1957)
Kingpin Planet (1957)
World in Reverse (1958)
Dwellers in Darkness (1958)
World in Duplicate (1959)
Lord of Creation
Duel with Colossus
Standstill Planet
Ghost World
Earth Divided
Chameleon Planet (with Philip Harbottle)

Intro by Phillip Harbottle to Daughter of the Amazon.

The Golden Amazon, was published by World’s Work in April 1944. In this story a young girl is made the subject of an idealistic scientist’s illegal glandular experiments. The scientists dream is to end wars by creating a woman devoid of the frailties of mankind, who upon reaching maturity would institute a benign scientific rule. But the apparently successful experiment has a flaw: it instills into the girl a hatred for all men, and a ruthless cruelty. Her supernatural scientific gifts enable her to master atomic power, and practically leads her to destroy the world. She breaks the will and strength of men, and elevates women to positions of wealth and power.

  (http://img206.imagevenue.com/loc82/th_048594979_Fearn_DeathlessAmazon_122_82lo.jpg) (http://img206.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=048594979_Fearn_DeathlessAmazon_122_82lo.jpg)
     

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Post by: chris007 on August 26, 2014, 04:25:56 pm
Here are my recommendations:
Jeremy Robinson
Not wishing to totally disagree with one of the earlier posts, the Pulse series does indeed feature a well-muscled woman, however to describe her as a heavyweight bodybuilder is a bit of an exaggeration.  However, I would recommend another Jeremy Robinson series, Project Nemesis. The first book, Project Nemesis, introduces the character, Sheriff Ashley Collins, who turns into the love interest of the main character.  In this book, she is portrayed as very fit (i.e. fitter than the main character in terms of running etc) with a strong curvy body.  However, in the second book Project Maigo, there are more references to her being large muscled and strong.  A few examples:
1.   the main characters jokes with her about being more buff than him which she replies “that’s the way you like it”.
2.   She carries an unconscious man over her shoulder in a time of crisis
3.   Another character needs her help, and begins with the request “this is where you come in, Muscles”
You need to read them in order.  When my wife got to the 2nd book, she knows about my interest in large muscled women, she said “I know why you liked this book!!!”.  A very good read even without the muscle woman.

Modern Ranch Living – by Mark Poirier
Features a 17 year old female bodybuilder as one of the main characters.  An unusual read but good all the same.

The Realm of Ashenclaw Series – by Gary Vanucci
A Lord of the Rings type read which features a beautiful female barbarian who is one of four main characters.  She is portrayed as hugely muscled.  There is chapter where she is challenged to an arm-wrestle in a tavern whereby the “big man” is put down by her enormous bicep which is larger than his.  There are four books in the series.  A good read but sometimes hard to follow (author’s writing style).

The Daniel Series – by David Rory O’Neill
Saved the best till last.  There are a large number of books in this series which basically chronicles the life of the three main characters from their early 20s to later in life.  The books are mixture of espionage, thriller and love/relations.  The books are quite erotic in places, which is something I don’t tend to go for, but when one of the main characters, Lauren, is a beautiful blonde large muscled amazon, then I don’t mind at all.  The descriptions of Lauren’s large muscled strong body feature numerous times throughout each book and is clearly written by an author who is attracted to this type of body shape.  Many mentions of her strength are also mentioned (i.e. there is a scene where Lauren is working on an old vehicle, in shorts, sports bra and baseball cap.  Another character walks in and marvels at Lauren’s huge tanned muscles whilst she is working.  The other character offers help and they realise that they need to raise the vehicle.  The other character states that they haven’t got a jack to life it and Lauren replies that you are looking at the jack and promptly lifts the heavy vehicle easily – with big descriptions of her huge thighs bulging etc).  As a side note, there is an interesting new book that this author is working on, I can see from his blog, which is called Rachel’s Walk.  The description of this book is:
This follows Christopher who lets crushing shyness stop him pursuing the nextdoor school girl of his dreams. Later as adults they meet again. She has transformed herself from the overweight schoolgirl he knew into a powerful woman, a serious bodybuilder with a dangerous career in the military. Another look at sexual roles and role reversal.
Anyway, David Rory O’Neill is highly recommended.

Happy reading....
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Post by: gwhh19 on August 26, 2014, 09:35:05 pm
Great job.


 :singing: :blah:
Here are my recommendations:
Jeremy Robinson
Not wishing to totally disagree with one of the earlier posts, the Pulse series does indeed feature a well-muscled woman, however to describe her as a heavyweight bodybuilder is a bit of an exaggeration.  However, I would recommend another Jeremy Robinson series, Project Nemesis. The first book, Project Nemesis, introduces the character, Sheriff Ashley Collins, who turns into the love interest of the main character.  In this book, she is portrayed as very fit (i.e. fitter than the main character in terms of running etc) with a strong curvy body.  However, in the second book Project Maigo, there are more references to her being large muscled and strong.  A few examples:
1.   the main characters jokes with her about being more buff than him which she replies “that’s the way you like it”.
2.   She carries an unconscious man over her shoulder in a time of crisis
3.   Another character needs her help, and begins with the request “this is where you come in, Muscles”
You need to read them in order.  When my wife got to the 2nd book, she knows about my interest in large muscled women, she said “I know why you liked this book!!!”.  A very good read even without the muscle woman.

Modern Ranch Living – by Mark Poirier
Features a 17 year old female bodybuilder as one of the main characters.  An unusual read but good all the same.

The Realm of Ashenclaw Series – by Gary Vanucci
A Lord of the Rings type read which features a beautiful female barbarian who is one of four main characters.  She is portrayed as hugely muscled.  There is chapter where she is challenged to an arm-wrestle in a tavern whereby the “big man” is put down by her enormous bicep which is larger than his.  There are four books in the series.  A good read but sometimes hard to follow (author’s writing style).

The Daniel Series – by David Rory O’Neill
Saved the best till last.  There are a large number of books in this series which basically chronicles the life of the three main characters from their early 20s to later in life.  The books are mixture of espionage, thriller and love/relations.  The books are quite erotic in places, which is something I don’t tend to go for, but when one of the main characters, Lauren, is a beautiful blonde large muscled amazon, then I don’t mind at all.  The descriptions of Lauren’s large muscled strong body feature numerous times throughout each book and is clearly written by an author who is attracted to this type of body shape.  Many mentions of her strength are also mentioned (i.e. there is a scene where Lauren is working on an old vehicle, in shorts, sports bra and baseball cap.  Another character walks in and marvels at Lauren’s huge tanned muscles whilst she is working.  The other character offers help and they realise that they need to raise the vehicle.  The other character states that they haven’t got a jack to life it and Lauren replies that you are looking at the jack and promptly lifts the heavy vehicle easily – with big descriptions of her huge thighs bulging etc).  As a side note, there is an interesting new book that this author is working on, I can see from his blog, which is called Rachel’s Walk.  The description of this book is:
This follows Christopher who lets crushing shyness stop him pursuing the nextdoor school girl of his dreams. Later as adults they meet again. She has transformed herself from the overweight schoolgirl he knew into a powerful woman, a serious bodybuilder with a dangerous career in the military. Another look at sexual roles and role reversal.
Anyway, David Rory O’Neill is highly recommended.

Happy reading....
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Post by: bobthebob on August 27, 2014, 03:39:38 am
Modern Ranch Living.


kirkusreviews.com

Trying times in Tucson for a teenager and her neighbor.

Set in the same Arizona city as his story collection, Naked Pueblo (1999), Poirier’s second novel tracks the lives of 16-year-old Kendra Lumm and 30-year-old Merv Hunter. Kendra has been lifting weights since she was ten and now has a magnificently muscular body, but she’s not a happy camper; she pushed older brother Thomas so hard she broke both his arms. Now she’s seeing a counselor, though the reason for her anger is not hard to find. She’s not nearly as smart as skinny Thomas, and her mangled speech is as embarrassing as acne. Might she be a retard, she wonders dismally? Neighbor Merv is not much better off. True, he likes his job as manager of a waterslide park, but he doesn’t have a girlfriend and still lives with his mother, who may be going crazy—Kendra saw her in the desert clutching some electrical appliances, and escorted her home. Neither of these unhappy people is sympathetic. Kendra’s hair-trigger temper is a turnoff, and Merv is a sad-sack. Instead of a plot, we have a question: What’s behind the disappearance of Kendra’s former boyfriend Petey Vaccarino, and is it linked to a bunch of sinister meth-heads? But Petey is a fringe character, and the meth-heads are here for atmospherics, a backdrop for characters always on the boil. Kendra and homeboy Miguel want to have sex, but they end up screaming obscenities; Merv does have sex with Melissa, a knockout, but that ends in recriminations, too. Even a poetry class at the community college dissolves into name-calling. Somehow it’s no surprise at the end when Merv, who should be on top of the world after a terrific job upgrade, looks at his mother, by now a recovering lunatic with a sharp tongue, and decides he wants to break her jaw.

Bad vibes and sadistic fantasies are all that keep this limp story afloat.

Brief Description.

By the time she hit junior high, she was worked, thick with muscle and intimidating to some of her teachers. Her abdominals were like six caramel apples, and her shoulders were as wide as an Olympic swimmer's. At home, she walked around in her sports bra, on display, pausing to flex in mirrors and snack on protein.
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Post by: crimson_E_86 on September 01, 2014, 05:25:48 pm
I think Lisa Cross's book has a muscular women as the main character.

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Post by: Boyo on September 01, 2014, 10:28:31 pm
Interesting thread. I'm going to chuck in four big-selling, world-reknowned books from hugely respected authors. All feature (if not that centrally) muscular females:

1. "Hannibal" by Thomas Harris - everyone knows this one, right? The main villain is Mason Verger, who is all bitter and twisted because, in his earlier life, Hannibal Lektor eats his face. Anyway, the female muscle in this book is provided by Margot, Mason's sister. She is described as being a very, very large bodybuilder. Huge arms. I'm thinking "Shawna Walker with cropped hair". THAT big. Anyway, in the book Margot eventually kills Mason. When the film was finally made of course, FBB-lovers were excited to see who would play Margot and then disgruntled when they cut her from the film entirely. SHE KILLED MASON!! How is she not in the film!? Diabolical.

2. "Last of the Amazons" by Steven Pressfield - Pressfield is arguably the greatest author of those sweeping, epic sagas set in "olden times". Entirely fiction, but based very much in reality, Pressfield stays usually within medieval, or Roman, or Greek times. This particular book is a (sort of) follow-on to another one of his greek epics. To cut a long story short, a Greek King marries the Amazon Queen, Antiope, and the other Amazons see this as a great betrayal and march on Athens to massacre everyone, basically. Within this story is a thread of a young girl being trained to be a warrior. Some of the best imagery in the book (muscle-femme-wise anyway) is when the young girl is studying the other Amazons when they are training, exercising, fighting etc. She is stunned by their strength and size, and there is also a scene where one of the more fearsome Amazonian warriors gets in a stand-up fight to the death with a Greek male soldier, and effortlessly kills him.

3. "Black Sunday" by Thomas Harris - again Thomas Harris writes about a fearsome female warrior in one of his books. This one is basically about a terrorist plot to murder lots of Americans at a sports game, if I remember correctly. Anyway, the FBI, the CIA, and Mossad are all involved. I can't remember how they all fit in and who wants to kill who, but one of thte Israeli women is Mossad, or something close enough to Mossad. She's a beautiful, dark-haired operative who is deadly-skilled in hand-to-hand combat. She's not in the book all that much, and sees less action than you would hope, but there is a scene where she basically beats the living tar out of a man with, effectively, a single punch.

4. "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" by Steig Larsson - EVERYONE knows this one, right? Monica Figuerola, the 6 feet tall, bodybuilding cop, who becomes the love interst of Mikael Blomkvist. Towards the very end of the trilogy, she gets in to a fight with the man she wants to arrest, and cleans his clock out with a punch at half-force. The woman is, essentially (and in my opinion anyway), Marika Johansson if she were a cop. They've made a Swedish film of this with Monica Figuerola in it!!! And no, she's not at all muscular. "Hollywood" will eventually make a version too, and I don't hold out much hope of Johanna Dejager getting the role  ;D.
Huh? Did you just copy n paste one of my posts as your own?
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Post by: flexomatic on September 02, 2014, 05:06:10 pm
Most famous book would be "Chemical Pink" by Katie Arnoldi. It's an honest view into fbb admiration and the bodybuilding industry with all the dark sides too.

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Post by: 87fg on September 03, 2014, 01:04:29 am
Sphere by Michael Crichton does feature a strong and muscular woman character. Her name is Alice Flecthcer, but sadly she is killed in the novel.
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Post by: warriorhari on September 03, 2014, 08:12:40 am
Thanks all for the good reads :)
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Post by: M7 on September 03, 2014, 10:33:53 am
Most famous book would be "Chemical Pink" by Katie Arnoldi. It's an honest view into fbb admiration and the bodybuilding industry with all the dark sides too.




It is certainly NOT an honest view. It's a horrible book. I was mad at myself for buying it when it came out when I saw just how demeaning, negative and disrespectful it is to female bodybuilding. :hellno:
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Post by: FemFlexUSA on September 12, 2014, 10:53:30 pm
Most famous book would be "Chemical Pink" by Katie Arnoldi. It's an honest view into fbb admiration and the bodybuilding industry with all the dark sides too.


It is certainly NOT an honest view. It's a horrible book. I was mad at myself for buying it when it came out when I saw just how demeaning, negative and disrespectful it is to female bodybuilding. :hellno:

The problem isn't really the author's disdain for the culture of female bodybuilding.  The real problem is her inability to write.  It's one of the worst reads ever. 
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Post by: timer on September 14, 2014, 01:27:45 pm
British fbb Lisa Cross recently published a novel, "Devil and Disciple", that is the first of a series. Didn't get a chance to read it yet but the book description looks tempting enough:

"What would you sacrifice to make your dreams a reality? Devil and Disciple is a tale of obsessive lust and spine chilling passion that provokes, inflames and most definitely inspires. Female body builder, Amanda Hearst, was a muscle fibre away from attaining greatness when Russian oligarch, Alexander Sokolenko, presents her with a Faustian proposal that demands much soul searching and much sacrifice, maybe more sacrifice than Amanda is willing to give. As Amanda delves the deepest darkest depths of obsession she realizes that some obsessions are far more dangerous than others. What happens when she realizes that "Manuscripts don't burn?""

For more information: http://www.devilanddisciple.com
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Post by: gwhh19 on September 15, 2014, 12:35:02 am
She lived in the novel.  Just like Sharon stone who played the character (with out muscle) in the movie version, she lived there also! 


Sphere by Michael Crichton does feature a strong and muscular woman character. Her name is Alice Flecthcer, but sadly she is killed in the novel.
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Post by: gwhh19 on October 18, 2014, 10:25:16 pm
Stories about real life amazons:

In her groundbreaking book, Adrienne Mayor has gone above and beyond all past works in making the Amazon women of legend real. The stories of who the Amazons were, how they really lived, and why they loved their lives with such timeless vivacity make the reader of this sensational work want to stand up and raise her sword to the sky to cheer! Never before has one author so seamlessly merged the iconic lives and lore of the Amazons with genuine images, facts, and research. With the depth of a textbook and the easy conversational style of a good friend, Mayor rapidly dispels myths about one of the strongest female cultures in history while uplifting the hearts of readers with dreams of strength and adventure. The Amazons is an absolute must-have for any person who yearns to learn about how women in the ancient world really lived and for those modern heroes and heroines who will surely be inspired by the rich, vibrant history of our world's cultures."—Virginia Hankins, actress-stuntwoman

 "The Amazons is a stupendous achievement—a long-anticipated centerpiece in the great puzzle of humankind. The story of these forbidden women, silenced for so long by the rigidity of traditional scholarship, is as exciting and surprising as a bestselling murder mystery; I simply couldn't put it down. Through scholarly brilliance and passion, Adrienne Mayor has opened the door to a forgotten world of gender equality, and her book ought to be required reading in every college history course."—Anne Fortier, author of The Lost Sisterhood: A Novel

 "Nobody brings ancient history and archaeology to life like Adrienne Mayor. From the Russian steppes to China, and from Roman Egypt and Arabia to the Etruscans, she leads the reader on a breathtaking quest for the real ancient warrior women reflected in myths—their daring, archery, tattoos, fine horses, and independence from male control. The book's rich erudition, communicated in sparkling prose and beautiful illustrations, makes it a riveting read."—Edith Hall, author of Introducing the Ancient Greeks: From Bronze Age Seafarers to Navigators of the Western Mind

 "Adrienne Mayor's inquiry into the myth—and surprising reality—of Amazon women begins with the fierce Greek huntress Atalanta, but takes us deep into the past and as far afield as the Great Wall of China. With the restless curiosity and meticulous scholarship that have become her hallmark, the author once again has found a gap in my bookshelf and filled it, admirably."—Steven Saylor, author of Raiders of the Nile: A Novel of the Ancient World

 "Adrienne Mayor excels at demonstrating the truth that lies behind what seems simply storytelling, and there is no more exciting confrontation of myth and history than in the story of the Amazons. This is a great book—at once exhaustive, scholarly, thrilling, and imaginative, spanning the history, art, and imagination of ancient peoples from Italy to China."—John Boardman, University of Oxford

 "One can only wonder at the courage and conviction of the ancient warrior women who dared to defy their peers, and who became such powerful inspirations that their memory lives on for millennia. We owe it to them to remember their stories. Adrienne Mayor's fabulous book illuminates a complex picture of ancient lives. It gives us the chance to understand these amazing female fighters, and to recognize their daughters in our midst, those who fight with courage and conviction for what they know is a better world."—Samantha "Swords" Catto-Mott, medieval long-sword champion and creator of special effects in film

 "In this fascinating book, which combines flowing prose, a lively and engaging presentation, and wonderful illustrations, Adrienne Mayor brings the reader into the excitement of discovering the truth about the Amazons. She demonstrates quite convincingly that the Amazon traditions largely derive from the undeniable historical fact that nomadic, armed horsewomen existed on the fringes of the ancient Greek world. Mayor is the first to examine the evidence systematically and in detail and she makes a concrete and persuasive case."—William Hansen, author of Classical Mythology: A Guide to the Mythical World of the Greeks and Romans

 "In this comprehensive account of the Amazons, Adrienne Mayor examines the subject in a way that no one else has done and presents overwhelming evidence that they were not entirely fictitious. Only Mayor has looked at the evidence from all the relevant fields to show how, together, they can solve what to each of them separately are complete mysteries. This will be the classic book on the subject for a very long time."—Elizabeth Wayland Barber, author of The Dancing Goddesses: Folklore, Archaeology, and the Origins of European Dance

PDF of book:

https://www.sendspace.com/file/shadmo
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Post by: gwhh19 on November 03, 2014, 06:06:08 pm
Max Tucker in his 1 or 2nd book he wrote.  Talks about a friend of his banging a FBB from Canadian who could bench press more than he could. 
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Post by: gwhh19 on January 13, 2015, 11:00:33 pm
On the old TV series Alien Nation.  The human detective neighbor is an alien and one day she talking to him about someone who broke into his apartment (she could spell the cigar smoke in the air) and he asked if she wanted her to check out her place in case someone broke into that apartment also (she worked for the police also as a coroner).  And she says almost matter as fact that she is stronger than him and he looks at her like way cool babe!!  They do date later in the series!    Very cool! 
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Post by: gwhh19 on April 29, 2015, 07:04:03 pm
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/achilles-choice-larry-niven/1000360936?ean=9780812510836


Anyone have this in pdf or epub format?


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Post by: erminio on May 02, 2015, 03:56:25 pm
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/achilles-choice-larry-niven/1000360936?ean=9780812510836


Anyone have this in pdf or epub format?


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Here you are

http://www72.zippyshare.com/v/ny1o0Y6X/file.html

Downloaded from

http://bookzz.org/

a very interesting site... :)
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Post by: gwhh19 on May 04, 2015, 02:15:58 am
In the novel version of the General Daughter (movie) they talk about how fit the general daughter is!   
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Post by: Nixon74 on May 11, 2015, 07:41:33 pm
Has anyone mentioned Dan Simmons' Hyperion Canto's? It's a bit pretentious but still one of my all time favourite SF-series. One of the main characters is Brawne Lamia who kicks ass:

Brawne Lamia is the sole female pilgrim on the voyage to Hyperion. It's a little hard to picture her. She's from Lusus, a world that has gravity 1.3 times stronger than that of Earth. Because of that, she's shorter than many others, but has "heavy layers of muscle". She also has "black curls [that] reached to her shoulders" and a mouth "wide and expressive to the point of being sensuous, curled slightly at the corners in a slight smile which might be cruel or merely playful".  According to the narrator, she "might well be considered beautiful".

 
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Post by: bobsaget on May 14, 2015, 09:57:26 pm
I still love Frank Herburts description "Professional muscle fanatic". I was so young when I read that and loved it at the time
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Post by: gwhh19 on June 11, 2015, 08:37:02 pm
Can you expand upon what you said here and what it means?   

:what:
I still love Frank Herburts description "Professional muscle fanatic". I was so young when I read that and loved it at the time
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Post by: bobsaget on June 14, 2015, 01:55:44 am
http://dune.wikia.com/wiki/Nayla

Nayla is a soldier with the Fish Speakers and is basically a bodybuilder and his description is clumsy but tells enough so that you know she is  Ms Olympia sized
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Post by: From Scratch on June 17, 2015, 10:42:49 pm
Has anyone mentioned Dan Simmons' Hyperion Canto's? It's a bit pretentious but still one of my all time favourite SF-series. One of the main characters is Brawne Lamia who kicks ass:

Brawne Lamia is the sole female pilgrim on the voyage to Hyperion. It's a little hard to picture her. She's from Lusus, a world that has gravity 1.3 times stronger than that of Earth. Because of that, she's shorter than many others, but has "heavy layers of muscle". She also has "black curls [that] reached to her shoulders" and a mouth "wide and expressive to the point of being sensuous, curled slightly at the corners in a slight smile which might be cruel or merely playful".  According to the narrator, she "might well be considered beautiful".

She also has a good fight scene, and showcases her strength a few times. It was a pretty good series, and I recommend it to fans of the genre.  :woot:
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Post by: John Dee on July 10, 2015, 09:47:57 am
Here are my recommendations:
Jeremy Robinson
Not wishing to totally disagree with one of the earlier posts, the Pulse series does indeed feature a well-muscled woman, however to describe her as a heavyweight bodybuilder is a bit of an exaggeration.  However, I would recommend another Jeremy Robinson series, Project Nemesis. The first book, Project Nemesis, introduces the character, Sheriff Ashley Collins, who turns into the love interest of the main character.  In this book, she is portrayed as very fit (i.e. fitter than the main character in terms of running etc) with a strong curvy body.  However, in the second book Project Maigo, there are more references to her being large muscled and strong.  A few examples:
1.   the main characters jokes with her about being more buff than him which she replies “that’s the way you like it”.
2.   She carries an unconscious man over her shoulder in a time of crisis
3.   Another character needs her help, and begins with the request “this is where you come in, Muscles”
You need to read them in order.  When my wife got to the 2nd book, she knows about my interest in large muscled women, she said “I know why you liked this book!!!”.  A very good read even without the muscle woman.

Modern Ranch Living – by Mark Poirier
Features a 17 year old female bodybuilder as one of the main characters.  An unusual read but good all the same.

The Realm of Ashenclaw Series – by Gary Vanucci
A Lord of the Rings type read which features a beautiful female barbarian who is one of four main characters.  She is portrayed as hugely muscled.  There is chapter where she is challenged to an arm-wrestle in a tavern whereby the “big man” is put down by her enormous bicep which is larger than his.  There are four books in the series.  A good read but sometimes hard to follow (author’s writing style).

The Daniel Series – by David Rory O’Neill
Saved the best till last.  There are a large number of books in this series which basically chronicles the life of the three main characters from their early 20s to later in life.  The books are mixture of espionage, thriller and love/relations.  The books are quite erotic in places, which is something I don’t tend to go for, but when one of the main characters, Lauren, is a beautiful blonde large muscled amazon, then I don’t mind at all.  The descriptions of Lauren’s large muscled strong body feature numerous times throughout each book and is clearly written by an author who is attracted to this type of body shape.  Many mentions of her strength are also mentioned (i.e. there is a scene where Lauren is working on an old vehicle, in shorts, sports bra and baseball cap.  Another character walks in and marvels at Lauren’s huge tanned muscles whilst she is working.  The other character offers help and they realise that they need to raise the vehicle.  The other character states that they haven’t got a jack to life it and Lauren replies that you are looking at the jack and promptly lifts the heavy vehicle easily – with big descriptions of her huge thighs bulging etc).  As a side note, there is an interesting new book that this author is working on, I can see from his blog, which is called Rachel’s Walk.  The description of this book is:
This follows Christopher who lets crushing shyness stop him pursuing the nextdoor school girl of his dreams. Later as adults they meet again. She has transformed herself from the overweight schoolgirl he knew into a powerful woman, a serious bodybuilder with a dangerous career in the military. Another look at sexual roles and role reversal.
Anyway, David Rory O’Neill is highly recommended.

Happy reading....


Thanks for the suggestions.

I read the Rachel's walk. I did not like the beginning and last phases of the story, but in middle it had great moments and it held me there to follow the story for a while. Altogether I am happy that I came to know David Rory, But I wish he spend more time and energy to deepen his novellas.
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Post by: gwhh19 on July 17, 2015, 02:48:52 am
Here the Books.  Convert them to pdf if you want!

http://depositfiles.com/files/rur8rng2j


The "Demon Cycle" fantasy series has some good characters to note here.  Series starts with "The Painted Man" book, the author is Peter V Brett.

Renna Tanner is the main one, as she becomes increasingly strong, fast and powerful from the end of the 2nd book and through the 3rd.  There's lots of descriptions of her using her strength fighting, and she definitely carries the lead (male) character to safety at least once.  Cant recall her being described as particularly muscular though.

There are lots of minor female characters described with some muscle and strength.  A highlight being Wonda Cutter who is described as very tall and muscular - she is a kind of amazon warrior woman.
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Post by: gwhh19 on July 17, 2015, 02:50:07 am
She pops a biceps later in the book that according to the author would make Arnold jealous! 


Running Mates by John Feinstein, author of a lot of Sports Non Fiction books, penned this one about a ex college hoop star turned author who gets involved in murder at the Maryland Legislature.  There is character Jamelle Touretta who is a classic amazon.  described as a Victoria's Secret model on Steroids (something like that) there are several instances where she uses her strength including 2 fight scenes with men.   I always hoped they would make it into a move, but I'm sure like many of the books into movies here they would have minimized or excluded the Amazon character.   




anyone have this book in pdf or epub form??  Please, post it if you do!
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Post by: hwillish on July 17, 2015, 02:51:44 pm
In Harlen Coben's latest book "The Stranger" there is a bodybuilding teacher who is a friend and fellow teacher of the main character's wife.  Her name is Kristin Hoy and unlike most books, she plays significant  role in the plot and appears quite often throughout the book.  I also think Harlen Coben is attracted to fit women as many of his books have reference to his female characters "muscular calves".

But in this particular book, he has a very funny take on the female physique.  His son and his son's best friend who is Kristin Hoy's son refer to her a "butterface" which translates to But Her Face...lol

Interesting to see how Hollywood would treat this if they were to make the movie.
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Post by: Karharot on July 17, 2015, 04:18:28 pm
In Harlen Coben's latest book "The Stranger" there is a bodybuilding teacher who is a friend and fellow teacher of the main character's wife.  Her name is Kristin Hoy and unlike most books, she plays significant  role in the plot and appears quite often throughout the book.  I also think Harlen Coben is attracted to fit women as many of his books have reference to his female characters "muscular calves".

But in this particular book, he has a very funny take on the female physique.  His son and his son's best friend who is Kristin Hoy's son refer to her a "butterface" which translates to But Her Face...lol

Interesting to see how Hollywood would treat this if they were to make the movie.

enjoy  ;)

http://www.mirrorcreator.com/files/3QSOXDKQ
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Post by: gwhh19 on July 18, 2015, 03:55:11 pm
I cant find her in the book. 

Can you give us some pages number in the book that she on??


In Harlen Coben's latest book "The Stranger" there is a bodybuilding teacher who is a friend and fellow teacher of the main character's wife.  Her name is Kristin Hoy and unlike most books, she plays significant  role in the plot and appears quite often throughout the book.  I also think Harlen Coben is attracted to fit women as many of his books have reference to his female characters "muscular calves".

But in this particular book, he has a very funny take on the female physique.  His son and his son's best friend who is Kristin Hoy's son refer to her a "butterface" which translates to But Her Face...lol

Interesting to see how Hollywood would treat this if they were to make the movie.

enjoy  ;)

http://www.mirrorcreator.com/files/3QSOXDKQ
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Post by: Karharot on July 18, 2015, 04:13:47 pm
just type on search "Kristin Hoy"
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Post by: huge8657 on July 27, 2015, 10:12:33 pm
Rachel's Walk by David Rory O'Neil

Very good, well worth a read.
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Post by: Warhawk Overdrive on July 27, 2015, 11:55:53 pm
I cant find her in the book. 

Can you give us some pages number in the book that she on??


In Harlen Coben's latest book "The Stranger" there is a bodybuilding teacher who is a friend and fellow teacher of the main character's wife.  Her name is Kristin Hoy and unlike most books, she plays significant  role in the plot and appears quite often throughout the book.  I also think Harlen Coben is attracted to fit women as many of his books have reference to his female characters "muscular calves".

But in this particular book, he has a very funny take on the female physique.  His son and his son's best friend who is Kristin Hoy's son refer to her a "butterface" which translates to But Her Face...lol

Interesting to see how Hollywood would treat this if they were to make the movie.

enjoy  ;)

http://www.mirrorcreator.com/files/3QSOXDKQ

Thomas put the car in park and sprinted toward the front door. Justin’s mom, Kristin Hoy, opened it
—Adam could see the bright shock of blond hair—and that surprised him. Kristin taught at the same
high school as Corinne. The two women had grown pretty close. Adam had figured that she’d be down
in Atlantic City, but then he remembered that this conference was for history and languages. Kristin
taught math.
Kristin smiled and waved. He waved back. Thomas vanished into the house as Kristin started down
the path toward the car. Politically incorrect as it sounded, Kristin Hoy was a MILF. Adam had
overheard a bunch of Thomas’s friends saying that, though he could have figured it out on his own.
Right now, she was sashaying toward him in painted-on jeans and a tight white top. She was some sort
of competitive bodybuilder. Adam wasn’t sure what kind. Her name had a bunch of letters after it, and
she had earned the distinction of being a “pro,” whatever that exactly entailed. Adam had never been a
fan of the muscular weight lifting women of old, and in some of her competitive pictures, Kristin did
indeed look a little corded and cut. The hair was a little too blond, the smile a little too white, the tan a
little too orange, but the look worked pretty damn well in person..........
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Post by: gwhh19 on August 01, 2015, 02:51:33 pm
Stephen Coonts Novel AMERICA.  One of the supporting characters (a Steve Jobs type) is an older man who married to a younger woman.  Who just not a younger woman but is a fitness model.  Not just a model!  In a part where he talks about how great she is and how strong and built she is.  And how other men are jealous of her unusually physique.  And he works out just to keep up with her in the bedroom!  And how he loves everything about that!   
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Post by: gwhh19 on August 01, 2015, 02:52:06 pm
What makes this novel so great about muscle woman? 

Rachel's Walk by David Rory O'Neil

Very good, well worth a read.
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Post by: oriander2000 on August 11, 2015, 01:18:06 am
I've just finished Reading "Achilles' Choice", by Larry Niven & Steven Barnes.

Well, lucky for me, I was just looking for a simple sci-fi novel, nothing muscle-focused. This book was written in 1991, but it reads like a 60s work (not that there's anything wrong with that).

SPOILERS:

 - In the future, Olympian athlete Jillian Shomer gets presented with a (Achillean) choice: keep competing just as she is, or get a surgical procedure called "Boosting", that dramatically improves  both your physical and mental performance...at the cost of limiting your lifespan to 5 years. If she wins a gold medal, she will be "Linked" (wirelessly connected to a satellite network), that would expand her life indefinitely. If she doesn't...

Don't expect too much on the subjects that got the book mentioned in this Forum, though:

 - She is indeed described as a good looking, very capable athlete at the beginning, and there are workouts, checkings, and even a shower and a sex scene, but they are written in a very subtly way: so, don't expect "Lustful Sporty Amazon - The Novel" .

 - She does get "Boosted", and both her strenght and body grow exponentially, but there is no overabundance of descriptions: so, no "FMG - The Novel" either.

 - There are even some Judo grapples, before and after the "Boost",  but they get narrated in a very precise, sporty language...so, no "FemDom - The Novel" . Sorry. ::)

In all, is a short, decent sci-fi book, a little bit too long for a tale, and a little bit too short for a novel.

The things that make it recommendable for this Forum members are two:

1 - Boris Vallejo's art. Period.
2 - It does provide a good "universe" or base for fanfiction stories; it would be an alternative to the chemical and magical gimmicks that most writers and artists tend to use.

(http://thumbnails114.imagebam.com/42801/d4de42428005571.jpg) (http://www.imagebam.com/image/d4de42428005571)
Run, lady, run.


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Post by: davidM on August 15, 2015, 07:25:48 pm
What makes this novel so great about muscle woman? 

Rachel's Walk by David Rory O'Neil

Very good, well worth a read.
I am the author mentioned. David Rory O'Neill. Here is the cover to the next book in the series. I hope it explains why muscular women are a big part of this series: (http://thumbnails114.imagebam.com/42921/2d246b429208085.jpg) (http://www.imagebam.com/image/2d246b429208085)
Rachel's Walk by David Rory O'Neil

Very good, well worth a read.
Thanks for the recommendation. 
Here is a small bit featuring Rachel in my next full length novel called Lauren. The Butterfly Effect.

Lauren was with Rachel in the gym when the call came through on her mobile. She and Rachel were reclined on their backs on leg press machines. Lauren said nothing but continued her presses. She was pressing 700lbs on sets of ten reps. Rachel was on 1000lbs on sets of eight reps. When she finished her set she looked over at Rachel and yet again was stunned by the power so evident in her legs. She was on her second set and had not yet broken a sweat.
“Rachel that weight is simply astonishing.”
Rachel finished her set and looked over at Lauren. “Yes, well, I am taking it easy. I can go much heavier on this 45% incline.”
“Really?”
Rachel stood and increased the weights. She reclined once more took several deep breaths then pressed four times. “That’s 1550lbs. This machine has no more. I’ve done 1650 a few times.”
“Bloody Nora girl that’s absurd. There are pro-men lifters who can’t manage that.”
“Maybe but these inclined machines are not a true measure. Squats are the only true way to judge. I think I might be in the top two or three women in the world but I’m too tall to really push the top women. I can squat 1400lbs.”
“My goodness Rachel that is truly astonishing. What are your legs now? Twenty-seven inches thighs and seventeen calves I’d guess.”
“Close, near thirty thigh and nineteen.”
“Shit on it, that is impressive. OK girl, if you are finished stunning me can we get showered? I need to talk to you about developments on the Dirty-boy opp.”

(http://thumbnails113.imagebam.com/42921/4d4761429208059.jpg) (http://www.imagebam.com/image/4d4761429208059)
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Post by: davidM on August 16, 2015, 11:26:49 am
Thanks Chris. I really appreciate the recommendations. I have finally found my way in here and expect to get myself out of the sandbox soon!
Warm regards David Rory O'Neill.
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Post by: davidM on August 16, 2015, 02:43:48 pm
Rachel's Walk by David Rory O'Neil

Very good, well worth a read.
The Author here . Here is the cover: (http://thumbnails114.imagebam.com/42937/a20dbe429364352.jpg) (http://www.imagebam.com/image/a20dbe429364352)
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Post by: timer on August 17, 2015, 08:32:47 pm
In Ice Hunt by James Rollins, there's a minor character, lieutenant Washburn, who is described as an amazon on more than one occasion
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Post by: gwhh19 on September 11, 2015, 08:14:50 pm
I read ice hunt it. Was pretty good.
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Post by: gwhh19 on September 13, 2015, 03:54:32 pm
PDF VERSION HERE:

https://depositfiles.com/files/3mpc2hz8u?redirect


I read ice hunt it. Was pretty good.
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Post by: gwhh19 on September 13, 2015, 04:10:35 pm
The Skull Throne:

http://depositfiles.com/files/gf0c435rj

Here the Books.  Convert them to pdf if you want!

http://depositfiles.com/files/rur8rng2j


The "Demon Cycle" fantasy series has some good characters to note here.  Series starts with "The Painted Man" book, the author is Peter V Brett.

Renna Tanner is the main one, as she becomes increasingly strong, fast and powerful from the end of the 2nd book and through the 3rd.  There's lots of descriptions of her using her strength fighting, and she definitely carries the lead (male) character to safety at least once.  Cant recall her being described as particularly muscular though.

There are lots of minor female characters described with some muscle and strength.  A highlight being Wonda Cutter who is described as very tall and muscular - she is a kind of amazon warrior woman.
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Post by: gwhh19 on November 05, 2015, 02:34:07 pm
Book 5 of net force

Super strength plus super intelligence.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Clancy%27s_Net_Force
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Post by: gwhh19 on November 08, 2015, 04:36:35 pm
http://depositfiles.com/files/t2rgg6c29


Book 5 of net force

Super strength plus super intelligence.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Clancy%27s_Net_Force
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Post by: timer on November 21, 2015, 11:13:18 am
Units finished reading microserfs by Douglas Coupland. It feathers 2 fbb software engineers who join the software company of the protagonists in the second half of the book.
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Post by: Karharot on November 22, 2015, 07:04:25 am
Units finished reading microserfs by Douglas Coupland. It feathers 2 fbb software engineers who join the software company of the protagonists in the second half of the book.


http://www.solidfiles.com/d/46ef06c6e4/
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Post by: gwhh19 on December 01, 2015, 07:14:31 pm
Interesting

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microserfs



Units finished reading microserfs by Douglas Coupland. It feathers 2 fbb software engineers who join the software company of the protagonists in the second half of the book.


http://www.solidfiles.com/d/46ef06c6e4/
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Post by: gwhh19 on December 10, 2015, 04:01:18 pm
The wife of the lead character talks in detail about how much muscle she has gain since she married her very fit husband. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consent_to_Kill
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Post by: gwhh19 on January 27, 2016, 07:24:49 pm
Woman more enhanced strength in a novel series: 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Lorien_Legacies_characters#Number_Six
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Post by: mother on February 08, 2016, 12:18:59 am
I have read "Chemical Pink" and I enjoyed it very much.
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Post by: bonita on March 17, 2016, 07:15:26 pm
my all time favourite is: Serious strength Training---Tudor Bompa
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Post by: joe6345 on March 18, 2016, 05:15:08 pm
sanctuary by Ian Page

A zombie novel featuring a fitness fanatic and her friend a female bodybuilder.
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Post by: Patrick_Henry on March 18, 2016, 06:13:39 pm
"Chemical Pink".. I enjoyed it very much.

Yeah, I liked it too..
Chemical Pink is the most focused, in-depth book I've personally read about fetish-ized female muscle.

Any other hard-copy reads out there comparable to Chemical Pink in terms of female muscle (& shmoes) being the central focus (?)
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Post by: joe6345 on March 18, 2016, 06:35:41 pm
Devil and Disciple - The Temptation

by L. J. K. Cross

Written by bodybuilder lisa cross plenty of muscle worship domination.
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Post by: workoutfanatic on March 27, 2016, 07:00:34 pm
Mitch's wife Anna? Are you sure you got the correct book in this series?

The wife of the lead character talks in detail about how much muscle she has gain since she married her very fit husband. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consent_to_Kill
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Post by: gwhh19 on March 30, 2016, 02:28:55 pm
In the book version of the general daughter movie.    They talk about how fit the general daughter is!  They say she like a fitness trainer level of fitness and muscle tone and size. 
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Post by: gwhh19 on April 08, 2016, 09:51:49 pm
Lots of muscle talk here.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ashleys-war-gayle-tzemach-lemmon/1120794364
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Post by: Warhawk Overdrive on September 17, 2016, 04:44:15 am
Star Trek: The next generation. The Genesis Wave book 1 & 2
One of the best things about this character is she not dead by the end of the book. (at least the first two books


.....Mission Specialist Dolores Linton stood inside the lift all alone. She was a few years younger than Geordi and quite a vibrant woman; stocky and muscular, she looked as if she could break him in half. He had no problem believing that she was a geologist who spent her life hiking and climbing.


....Dolores Linton was standing about a meter away from him, an intense look in her sultry eyes. She was dressed in a formfitting black evening gown that a regular crew member wouldn't have dared to wear. A slit up to her thigh showed her muscular legs, while the sleeveless gown revealed an impressively developed upper body, too.

"All right," answered the muscular brunette, mustering some bravado.


La Forge watched the muscular young woman's easy stride.....

Dolores Linton's face was on his screen at his desk in engineering, and the muscular geologist was talking a kilometer a minute.

With a dumb smile, he gazed at the muscular young geologist, thinking she looked great.....

Her brawny arms wrapped around his back and came close to crushing him, while her body melted against his.

Feeling spent, she slumped across the console, her head resting on her brawny arms.


Here is a thought for some of you artistic types. Based on this little bit of info, what would Dolores look like? I could not find anything about her hair or height but I think she is brunette

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Post by: Patrick_Henry on October 07, 2016, 03:46:02 pm
Devil and Disciple - The Temptation
Written by bodybuilder lisa cross plenty of muscle worship domination.

Just finished reading it; pretty good read. Lisa's a skilled wordsmith, and the book's cover photo (of Lisa) is gorgeous & intriguing.

Good tale of an aspiring bodybuilder & her mysterious benefactor. Good descriptive writing and insights. I assume some of the details about daily routine & family attitudes toward bodybuilding are autobiographical (?) The book is set internationally, and seemed thoroughly researched & documented.  My one complaint is that the detailed documenting of a bodybuilder's regimen kinda' took away from the pace/focus of the storyline but.. All things considered, I really liked the book (especially an intense gym scene, Chapter 25) & it's packaging.

Can't remember exactly, but think I read that Lisa is gonna author a second book. I'm hyped about it.
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Post by: Nixon74 on December 19, 2016, 02:46:43 pm
I highly recommend the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. It's one of my favourite fantasy series of all times. It features several buff and athletic female characters and feats of (super) strength by women.  Lt. Karrin Murphy, a main character, is a pretty cop with  a blackbelt in aikido and a hard body and she can really kick ass.

A description of Charity Carpenter: "The second thing I noticed was Charity’s arms. She had broad shoulders, for a woman, but her arms were heavy with muscle and toned. Her forearms, especially, looked lean and hard, muscles easily seen shifting beneath tight skin."

And there are several other strong female roles, but i don't want to spoiler too much. Just read the damn series!
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Post by: Nixon74 on January 31, 2017, 09:55:37 am
The description of Charity is from book 8 in the series: Proven Guilty. There aren't that many muscle descriptions but most women in his books are tough and strong. ;)
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Post by: John Dee on February 24, 2017, 10:49:52 am
Devil and Disciple - The Temptation

by L. J. K. Cross

Written by bodybuilder lisa cross plenty of muscle worship domination.

Can you please give us more details on this book in terms of the quality of writing, and the extent to which it can be appealing and arousing (!) to a person with female domination fetishes?
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: timer on March 10, 2017, 08:43:07 pm
I read a book called Reka's Jewel a few years ago, which was set in a sort of pre-Christian era and told the story of a young woman who stows away on a ship in search of adventure. There are two muscular characters in the book, one of whom I remember was called Pia, a brunette who protects Reka from Ingrid (I think her name was), a heavily muscled warrior leader who seduces Reka with her muscles. I can't seem to find my copy, so I'm going to try and find it again as it was a really good, erotic read, and the writer brilliantly captured how female muscle can inspire lust.

Couldn't find anything about this. Do you remember the authors name?
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: joe6345 on March 11, 2017, 05:34:56 pm
Devil and Disciple - The Temptation

by L. J. K. Cross

Written by bodybuilder lisa cross plenty of muscle worship domination.

Can you please give us more details on this book in terms of the quality of writing, and the extent to which it can be appealing and arousing (!) to a person with female domination fetishes?

It is very well written there are scenes of muscle worship, lift and carry strap on etc its all their.
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: Kitamurafan on June 30, 2017, 01:35:23 am
I thought I'd start a topic about books and stuff.

Does anyone have any good recommendations for books featuring muscular women or physically strong women? The only book I've read with a muscular female lead was Modern Ranch Living by Mark Poirier.

Also, what's everyone reading now? I'm reading The Dark Half by Stephen King.
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: oriander2000 on June 30, 2017, 06:01:41 pm
The third book of the Stieg Larsson's "Millenium" trilogy quadrilogy introduces a character named Monica Figuerola, which is a blonde, 6' 2" avid sportswoman and (non competing) bodybuilder. She gets thorough descriptions in the beginning, but then her build and general appearance get swept aside and she kinda vanishes into the background. The movie delivered us this:


(https://s7d4.turboimg.net/t1/35413615_1118full-mirja-turestedt.jpg) (https://www.turboimagehost.com/p/35413615/1118full-mirja-turestedt.jpg.html)  Nothing against actress Mirja Turestedt, of course.
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: Superz22 on June 30, 2017, 09:00:37 pm
David baldacci has a series of books centered around Sean king and Michelle maxwell and he goes into a fairly good description about how fit and buff Michelle is.  Split Second and Simple Genius are 2 of the books in the series. Baldacci is a good action/thriller author and the muscle talk is a bonus.

 
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: Kitamurafan on July 01, 2017, 06:54:55 am
Thanks Superz22, I think I'll check out Split Second. It sounds interesting. I've never read any of Baldacci's stuff.
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: Kitamurafan on July 03, 2017, 01:26:30 am
Thanks for the link, necro2080. I didn't know that thread existed. Am I wrong that a Search function doesn't exist on this forum?
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: Jimthehunter54 on July 03, 2017, 09:10:10 am
I'm about to start reading "The Cradle" by Arthur Clarke and apparently, looking through this thread, there's a hot fbb in there which I'm exited for.  I'll tell how it goes.
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: UK_Fan on July 04, 2017, 12:18:25 pm
Thanks for the link, necro2080. I didn't know that thread existed. Am I wrong that a Search function doesn't exist on this forum?

I think its only for paid-for members or those who are very high-ranked on the karma scale (pts and named rating - 'golden VIPs').
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: Kitamurafan on July 04, 2017, 10:52:36 pm
Thanks for the link, necro2080. I didn't know that thread existed. Am I wrong that a Search function doesn't exist on this forum?

I think its only for paid-for members or those who are very high-ranked on the karma scale (pts and named rating - 'golden VIPs').

Since there is already a muscle/strength books thread, should we keep this to just regular reading? I finished Stephen King's The Dark Half yesterday and enjoyed it much more than I thought I would.
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: Magari on July 05, 2017, 01:52:32 am
Reading Chernow's "Hamilton".   He had keen insight into human nature and therefore politics and government....wondered how we could prevent demagogues from becoming president
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: Kitamurafan on July 08, 2017, 12:19:33 am
Only Superhuman by Christopher L. Bennett is a great hard science fiction take on the superhero genre. The main character is strong and her muscles are described several times.
(http://i.imgur.com/PhkJkM8m.jpg)
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: timer on July 15, 2017, 09:00:58 am
Recently picked up a copy of American Gods. Turned out to be the extended version (12,000 words longer). If you're going to read it,  advise you to read that copy. It expands the universe.
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: ilovefbbs95 on July 16, 2017, 05:13:23 pm
The wonderful Lisa Cross wrote a book on the subject didn't she? Not sure if it was a memoir or novel based on her experience.
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: schillster1 on July 17, 2017, 03:15:09 pm
Other than some of the stuff I've read on the fetish sites... I've only read one book that I found at the now defunct Media Play.  I own the book but it's downstairs in my man cave storage room.  All I can remember is that it's a murder mystery down south set at a bodybuilding show.
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: darkchyldeinc on September 25, 2017, 07:17:38 am
Also the once giants series by Eugene Kirk and Garran Mad has a very muscular female protagonist. The story is also well written.
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: gwhh on November 29, 2017, 07:22:51 pm
Spy School: Secret Service

I moved down the corridor so I could get a better look at her. She was using the bars of her cell as
makeshift gymnastic equipment, hanging by her hands from them several feet above the floor, her legs
spread in a midair split. Instead of her usual sparkly pink leotard, she was in drab prison garb, but she
still had a bit of her traditional glitter in her hair. While Nefarious had grown paunchy during the time
since I’d last seen him, Ashley had actually become even more fit in jail—which was really saying
something. She had been in excellent shape at evil spy school. Now her muscles bulged so big, they
strained the legs and sleeves of her uniform.
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: davidM on July 25, 2018, 06:17:16 pm
Try googling David Rory O'Neill - a whole series of novels and novellas featuring FBB.  That's me by the way.
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: 87fg on July 26, 2018, 11:50:43 am
If you like non-fiction I suggest Venus With Biceps . It delineates the history of muscular women as represented through photography and various visual media. It starts from the late 1700s to present. The interesting aspect of this is that some think muscular women are something new. They are certainly are not. What the book explains is that these women were either regulated to particular areas. Street performers, circus acts, or vaudeville presentations were places people could see female strength. The revolutionary element came in the late 20th century, when women developed their muscles and strength to the highest degree.   
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: pumpfiction on July 26, 2018, 07:10:26 pm
I'd go with the classics, and I'd recommend the modestly untitled Body by Harry Crews. I'm not sure if the late Crews was himself a female muscle admirer but he nailed the subculture very well. I read that the book was published in 1990 while the book's plot in its late stages, IIRC, pits the heroine Shereel Dupont - a Cory Everson prototype against a formidable competitor the likes of Lenda Murray (At least that was my impression when I read it 20 years ago). Full of southern US humour that I appreciated despite far from being accustomed to it. Definitive recommendation.
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: Patrick_Henry on July 26, 2018, 10:28:04 pm
The wonderful Lisa Cross wrote a book on the subject didn't she? Not sure if it was a memoir or novel based on her experience.

I read Lisa Cross' Devil and Disciple: the Temptation. It was a decent read; Cross is a good writer.

Along same lines, Chemical Pink (K. Arnoldi) is a good novel about a female bodybuilder & an adoring (but perverse) admirer.. I read Pink about 15 years ago..
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: E15R91F on September 05, 2018, 12:49:50 am
Another topic on this subject:  http://saradas.org/index.php?topic=26696.0
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: Chameleon on September 19, 2018, 02:38:12 pm
Just finished "Random Victim" by Michael A. Black which is the first in the "Leal & Hart" series.

Leal is a typical cynical cop and his new partner is Hart, a female bodybuilder. Not all that much action but there are a few nice descriptions in there, will certainly read the next one. 3 books so far, "Random Victim", "Hostile Takeovers" and "Sacrificial Offerings"

Pretty good book - a fairly conventional crime thriller greatly enlivened by including a fbb.
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: gwhh on October 24, 2018, 02:01:41 pm
Here a link to the PDF version of this book:

http://depositfiles.com/files/3zupbm7h0 (http://depositfiles.com/files/3zupbm7h0)

Enjoy


Only Superhuman by Christopher L. Bennett is a great hard science fiction take on the superhero genre. The main character is strong and her muscles are described several times.
(http://i.imgur.com/PhkJkM8m.jpg)
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: Warhawk Overdrive on November 18, 2018, 04:24:25 pm
After some searching I was able to find Body by Harry Crews, the novel has many fbb's and there are many descriptions of how muscular/strong they are. Also uh if this thread counts also fanfic, I would recommend the RWBY fanfic 4 years of beacon, there are many decriptions of how muscular some female characters are, so I think it would please many of you.

Body (epub)

Link:
https://mega.nz/#!3rpUXYiJ!GBAujMfBvGMI8DVU0Clqa1b-MHzoIqSeUwm-OMtWUgY

There was talk of making a movie based on that book. I read it back in the 90s but (my 2 cents)I did not like the ending
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: taoschild on December 25, 2018, 04:30:49 am
Several good books to add. Body by Harry Crewes and Muscle Love by my wife and me. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H6Y2HSY
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: yin-master on December 31, 2018, 09:13:58 am
Just a reply to oriander2000 coment on the stigma Larsson book.As I read your comments and scrolled down to the photo.i was cracking up laughter
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: yin-master on December 31, 2018, 09:16:34 am
I ment cracking up with laughter.but seriously though,what a let down.i feel you .
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: knufflschmoe on January 01, 2019, 01:01:16 pm
also was reading " Devil and Disciple  The temptation

heard Lisa Cross was intensely supported by Denise Masino : trust that when I consider the
countless various erotic story plots within her whole film production ?!.....
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: taoschild on February 03, 2019, 04:24:08 am
You might be interested in my novel Muscle Therapy: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07M7996TV
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: timer on June 08, 2019, 10:17:15 pm


Modern Ranch Living – by Mark Poirier
Features a 17 year old female bodybuilder as one of the main characters.  An unusual read but good all the same.


Happy reading....

Got the chance to read it over the weekend. Was an interesting experience.
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: gwhh on April 04, 2020, 06:22:15 pm
Robert E. Howard described Valeria in "Red Nails" as follows:

She was tall, full-bosomed, and large-limbed, with compact shoulders. Her whole figure reflected an unusual strength, without detracting from the femininity of her appearance. She was all woman, in spite of her bearing and her garments. The latter were incongruous, in view of her present environs. Instead of a skirt she wore short, wide-legged silk breeches, which ceased a hand's breadth short of her knees, and were upheld by a wide silken sash worn as a girdle. Flaring-topped boots of soft leather came almost to her knees, and a low-necked, wide-collared, wide-sleeved silk shirt completed her costume. On one shapely hip she wore a straight double-edged sword, and on the other a long dirk. Her unruly golden hair, cut square at her shoulders, was confined by a band of crimson satin.
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: taoschild on September 24, 2020, 09:02:57 pm
Does anyone have a master list anywhere of fantasy/action literature which has protagonists or major characters which are muscular females?  There are a number of good ones in this thread. The ones I've read that are worth reading:
Body - by Harry Crews
Chemical Pink - by Katie Arnoldi (though super negative toward msucle lusters)
Achlles Choice - comes with drawings too
Modern Ranch Living - well written
Iguana Love - unlikeable character but bodybuilder in training
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: gwhh on October 17, 2020, 07:59:26 pm
Modern Ranch Living:

 Editorial Reviews
From Publishers Weekly
Short story writer and novelist Poirier (Naked Pueblo; Goats; etc.) is making a name for himself as a chronicler of the surreal everyday life of the suburban Southwest. In his panoramic, essentially plotless second novel, he captures the aimless, air-conditioner-blasted, pop-culture-saturated nature of existence in Tucson, Ariz. During the summer of 2001, Kendra Lumm and Merv Hunter have nothing in common except proximity. She's a teenaged fitness fanatic, he's the 30-year-old manager of a Splash World, and they both live with their parents in Rancho Sin Vacas, a sprawling gated community in the desert outside Tucson, where growth occurs "at the rate of an acre an hour." Kendra is seeing an anger management therapist, and Merv is trying, halfheartedly, to determine whether he'll always be a loser who lives with his sleepwalking insomniac mother. When a Magic Marker–sniffing juvenile neighbor suddenly disappears, filling everyone with concern and foreboding, the protagonists begin to address their own problems. Kendra and Merv cross paths only occasionally, but their parallel pursuits of happiness are similarly baffled and good-natured. Kendra's strange Valley Girl–like speech patterns ("plussing as which") add a baroque touch to this deadpan expedition into a weird corner of the American psyche.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
From Booklist
Summer in Tucson, Arizona, is hot and lazy, and strange things are happening in the neighborhood of Rancho Sin Vacas ("ranch without cows"). Kendra is a 16-year-old fitness fiend who spends her days focused not on school^B but on muscle growth and trying to control her violent nature. Her wimpy brother is soon off to college at Columbia, but he fails to find a personality, just moping around and occasionally hanging around a strange girl from high school. Merv is their 30-year-old neighbor across the street who lives with his batty mother and faces a job with no real future. When the local drug addict mysteriously disappears and murder is suspected, these characters form unlikely alliances as uncertain futures loom closer. As the summer heats up, so do their lives, and as things twist out of control, they realize that this will be the most important summer of their young lives. Poirier has an understanding of and finds humor in the strange as well as a gift for characterizing the ennui and discontent that envelopes youth. Michael Spinella
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
Review
...Poirier's characters are believably eccentric, and his plots teem with the plausible weirdness of desert towns. -- The Advocate, November 23, 2004

It's a craftily concocted story with more than a few surprises... -- The San Diego Union Tribune, September 26, 2004

Poirier's got a knack for swift, vivid description... -- The Seattle Times, October 31, 2004
About the Author
Mark Jude Poirier grew up in Tucson, Arizona. He is the author of two short story collections, Naked Pueblo and Unsung Heroes of American Industry, and the novel Goats. He lives in New York City.





Does anyone have a master list anywhere of fantasy/action literature which has protagonists or major characters which are muscular females?  There are a number of good ones in this thread. The ones I've read that are worth reading:
Body - by Harry Crews
Chemical Pink - by Katie Arnoldi (though super negative toward msucle lusters)
Achlles Choice - comes with drawings too
Modern Ranch Living - well written
Iguana Love - unlikeable character but bodybuilder in training
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: Warhawk Overdrive on November 07, 2020, 01:54:15 am
I'm doing a audio book of a sci-fi series call "Star Kingdom"  There is a female who was was made from human and feline genes. She was built to fight. She has enhanced strength, speed, agility etc. The book compares her to another character. A large male who is a competitive bodybuilder in his free time. (They still have bodybuilding shows 2000 years from now on other planets.) She is a bit shorter than him (6'2) and her muscles are about the same size
Title: Re: #READERS SHARE: Books with muscle/athletic woman
Post by: gwhh on November 12, 2020, 06:34:49 pm
Domination of the Draka Series by S. M. Stirling
Overview: The Domination of Draka is a dystopian alternate history series by S. M. Stirling. It comprises a main trilogy of novels as well as one crossover novel set after the original and a book of short stories. This series is also called the Draka series or Draka Saga.

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The Draka novels postulate a slave-holding militaristic white African empire founded by British Loyalists who escaped to South Africa after the American Revolution rather than to Canada (as in our history). They were later joined by French Royalist émigrés, Icelandic refugees, and demobbed veterans of the Napoleonic Wars, then by tens of thousands of defeated Confederates after the American Civil War.
Genre:Science Fiction/Alternate History


Marching Through Georgia 1942: The Eurasian War.
The fleets of Imperial Japan raid the coasts of a United States that stretches from Panama to the Arctic. The Nazi war machine takes Moscow and sweeps east to the Urals. To the south the Domination of the Draka is a giant forge with serf-manned factories pouring out tanks, airplanes and artillery as the Janissary legions gather for the final triumph and revenge.

Under the Yoke In Stirling's alternate world of Marching Through Georgia , the Tories of the American Revolution left the colonies for South Africa and founded a slave-based society that evolved into the Domination of Draka, ruling all of Africa and siding with the Allies in WW II just to gain more land and chattel. This sequel opens in the 1940s with the Draka reducing Europeans to serfs, as they have already done with Africans and Arabs, and beginning to come into conflict with a U.S. headed by President Marshall. Fred Kustaa, an OSS agent, ventures into Draka territory to bring weapons to Finnish resistance fighters and to smuggle out Professor Ernst Oerbach, a scientist who holds the key to fusion bombs. Kustaa's contact in the latter mission is serf Marya Sokolowska, a captured Polish nun. Stirling's latest has less military action than its predecessor--though an ambush of Draka forces by Finnish insurgents and a flashback by one of the characters to WW II are limned with vigorous battle scenes--deepening the overall darkness of the author's vision of Draka society. This is a potent, unflinching look at a might-have-been world whose evil both contrasts with and reflects that in our own.

The Stone Dogs During the cold war between the Alliance and the Domination, Frederic and Marya work for the OSS as spies and assassins. During the Draka conquest of India, Marya Lefarge is taken prisoner. She becomes a serf to Yolande Ingolfsson, who after torturing her repeatedly with a neural weapon, forces her to become a "brooder" (i.e. a surrogate mother) for her offspring, Gwendolyn. Yolande also swears vengeance on Fred Lefarge after he kills her lover, Myfanwy Venders, during the Indian Incident. As both superpowers expand into space, they prepare different doomsday weapons. The Alliance's weapon is a computer virus ("comp plague") secretly planted in Draka military computers by spies; the Draka's is a biological virus called the Stone Dogs that causes infected personnel to go insane. Yolande discovers Marya, who has contacted the OSS, planting the comp-plague and allows her to escape with knowledge of the Stone Dogs. This forces her uncle, Archon Eric von Shrakenberg, to use the weapon prematurely. The Draka win the resulting conflict; however, their incomplete victory leads to Eric negotiating an arrangement whereupon the Alliance is allowed to launch its generation ship "The New America" and the remaining Alliance survivors in space are granted limited Draka citizenship.

Drakon It is four centuries after the ending of Stirling's previous novel of the Draka Domination, The Stone Dogs. An accident with an experimental stardrive flings a genetically tailored Draka warrior, Gwendolyn Ingolfsson, across universes and time into contemporary New York City. Kenneth Lafarge, a secret agent for those who fled the Draka, comes to Earth in pursuit of her. Caught in the cross fire are New York cop Henry Carmaggio and his lover, investment counselor Jennifer Feinbaum. The Draka's plan is, very simply, to open an interdimensional gate and bring in a Draka army to conquer Earth. Defeating this cheerfully bloodthirsty scheme involves nonstop action and Stirling's usual wealth of technical detail, wry wit, and superlatively drawn female characters, not the least of them the appalling Ms. Ingolfsson.

Drakas! THINK ABOUT HISTORY. NOW MAKE IT WORSE...

The Domination of the Draka begins as a British possession in Africa, but soon becomes far more. Absorbing refugees after the American Revolution, and later the Civil War, the Draka become a people bred to rule with an iron fist. They permanently enslave the peoples of Africa, when they do not simply kill them.

But this does not slake the Draka thirst for power. Sweeping across the world, the Draka empire engulfs nation after nation, shackling into servitude all who are not Draka. Europe, Asia, and finally all the Earth and its colonies throughout the Solar System fall before the might of the Draka.

But empires are not faceless monoliths; they are made of individuals, complex humans with their own hopes and dreams. And so one might ask: Who are the Draka? What sort of people does the Domination rule? The Draka would have many different answers...

...and this is their story.


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