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Favorite heroes. Let's face it, ladies. We romance readers love our heroes. They're half the reason we read romance. Or is that just me? ;) So, I created Favorite Hero Friday. If you're a regular visitor or you know me personally, you probably know this, but for those who don't, here’s how you play:
1. Tell readers about a favorite hero you’ve read. Come on. Think about your all time favorite book. What makes that hero so darn sexy?
I'll tell you mine. Jamie Fraser, of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander. I've read that book a dozen times over the years and I swoon every single time. He's imperfect. He's very passionate, gives 100% to everything he does, and he can be hotheaded, but he's brave and strong and he'll fight to the death for the people he loves. He makes personal sacrifices for them without blinking an eye. Yet he's kind and he can be very gentle and he's almost innocent when it comes to love.
Oh. Pardon me. I got lost there for a moment. Where was I? Oh yeah...
2. Now tell readers about a favorite hero YOU'VE written. And yes, I know. This is like trying to choose a favorite child or a favorite of your pets. It's not really possible. Mine are usually the hero of the moment. But pick one anyway. Which hero stands out in your mind?
I'll share here as well. Jackson Kade, from my upcoming novel Whatever It Takes. I just sent my editor cover art facts on him, so he's been on my mind. I adored writing Jackson. He's a southern gent, born and raised in Savannah Georgia, but I wouldn't exactly call him a gentleman. ;) He's a flirt and he enjoys being just a little risque when he does it. He's also not perfect. He's a workaholic whose never been told he was loved. Raised by parents who were emotionally unavailable, who, as he says, wanted an heir not a child, he doesn't know how to show love, because he's never been shown it. And it cost him the woman he loved. But he's a romantic at heart. He's my most romantic hero and he enjoyed sweeping the heroine, Becca, clean off her feet. I had so much fun writing this book.
Now, as most of you know already, I usually I schedule authors one by one, but today’s guest had to cancel. So, I’ve decided to do a free for all. Leave a comment and answer those questions. Be sure to include a buy link to YOUR book, so readers can check out your hot heroes!