Golly ghee whiz I can’t think of any heroines who are equally immersed in gore and sexual muck without a clear-cut hero who enjoy a very devoted romance following. No, wait, I just ran out of fingers on which to count.
(ps - If you haven't checked out Smart Bitches, Trashy Books yet, you really should. Seriously.)
Next time I get into an argument with someone about which is more sexist/more feminist: scifi/fantasy or romance, I'm just going to ask them - "Which romance novels are you claiming as pure scifi/fantasy?" I have a feeling that will end the debate before it starts. Because I'm beginning to suspect that a large portion of the best of both genres are being claimed by fans of both genres at the same time.