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What Makes your Hero Worthy
You’re sitting on your couch, panting, reaching for a glass of water to cool your aching throat, as you turn to the next page. Your hero walks through the scene’s door, eyeing the crowd. You bite your lip as he fists his hands in frustration and glares at his foe. His muscles bulging under his tight T-shirt, his legs encased in form-fitting jeans.
Of course, this man is a fictional character and you’re getting worked up and begging for chocolate over him. But who cares right? That man is yours for the 350 or so pages and you only have to share him with the heroine. Or the other hero, or two or three more heroes depending on your tastes. And we all know we love a wide array of romance. That’s what makes this field so amazing.
Our heroes come human, vampire, werewolf, alien, mutants, angels, merman, other shifters, psychics , zombies, etc. I’m sure you can name a hero that I didn’t, but you get the idea.
Its not the species that makes them sexy, nor is it the exact look of them within that species. The can be short, tall, strong, lean or whatever the author’s desire. They can be white, black, brown, blue or purple. Some may be featured more than others, but if you look hard enough you can find the hero to your taste.
And even after you find your sexy looking male, it’s not just that. What does he sound like? Taste like? (I mean sweat ladies. Keep your minds out of the gutter please. *wink*) What are his mannerisms? How does he protect himself, his family, his friends, his heroine? How does he act when his heroine is kick-ass and can protect herself? (I like that one.) How does he treat the people around him? How does he lay down the law?
Shade is a warrior angel who is the swift sword of justice for his bretheren. Does his power make him sexy? I personally think it’s how he uses that power that makes him sexy. Yes, he is mouth-watering to look at. Believe me. He’s sitting right here. Those blue eyes of his just keep staring at me as I write this, so I know. *sigh* Does the fact that he would protect Lily in all situations – even from herself – make him worthy? I think you’ll have to read to find out. LOL
How your hero’s attributes meld together to a delicious specimen of man is in the end, up to your and the author’s imagination. How worthy is your hero? What makes him that way? Why is it that we keep reading novels like this? What makes a hero unique and yours?
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Carrie Ann Ryan is a bestselling paranormal and contemporary romance author. After spending too much time behind a lab bench, she decided to dive into the romance world and find her werewolf mate - even if its just in her books. Happy endings are always near - even if you have to get over the challenges of falling in love first.
Her first book, An Alpha's Path, is the first in her Redwood Pack series. She's also an avid reader and lover of romance and fiction novels. She loves meeting new authors and new worlds. Any recommendations you have are appreciated. Carrie Ann lives in New England with her husband and two kittens.
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Dust of My Wings
Humans aren’t as alone as they choose to believe. Every human possesses a trait of supernatural that lays dormant within their genetic make-up. Centuries of diluting and breeding have allowed humans to think they are alone and untouched by magic. But what happens when something changes?
Neat freak lab tech, Lily Banner lives her life as any ordinary human. She’s dedicated to her work and loves to hang out with her friends at Dante’s Circle, their local bar. When she discovers a strange blue dust at work she meets a handsome stranger holding secrets – and maybe her heart. But after a close call with a thunderstorm, she may not be as ordinary as she thinks.
Shade Griffin is a warrior angel sent to Earth to protect the supernaturals’ secrets. One problem, he can’t stop leaving dust in odd places around town. Now he has to find every ounce of his dust and keep the presence of the supernatural a secret. But after a close encounter with a sexy lab tech and a lightning quick connection, his millennia old loyalties may shift and he could lose more than just his wings in the chaos.
The motorcycle vibrated beneath Shade as he pulled off the side of the road and parked. The rain pelted him, the cold seeping into his bones, but he shrugged it off. He was in northern Washington and this seemed to be the norm in terms of weather.
He lifted his leg and got off the bike, ignoring the stares of the women around him. They watched him stroll, his powerful legs leading to long strides. He’d tucked his wings into the slits into his back to hide the fact he was an angel, but he couldn’t hide his face or the fact that women seemed to fawn over it.
It had been a long time since he had a woman. Not since that were jaguar a century or two ago in a night of deep depression and loneliness for him. But the heat, claws and desperation and only served to fill a physical need that left him even lonelier than before. From then on he left his carnal needs up to his hand. Before the jaguar it had been even longer, but he didn’t want to think about her. The one he’d lost. She was long since gone.
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