15 March 2013

What Makes a Yummy Hero?

How can some authors write a handsome hero character that doesn’t push our Oh-la-la buttons and others write heroes that make us wish we were the heroine, pulsing and panting after the drop-dead-gorgeous hunk coming to life through pages?  I’ve read hundreds, thousands, of romances and yet there are only a handful of books I’ve kept because I want to lose myself within the pages time and time again.

"Ladies: An intelligent man will open your mind, a handsome man will open your eyes, and a gentleman will open your heart."  -Unknown

You can ask fifty different women what brand shampoo they use and you’ll get fifty different answers.  Heroes are no different.  I had an epiphany the other day about what makes a hero yummy…for myself.  

"I am as I am; whether hideous, or handsome, depends upon who is made to judge." -Herman Melville

The Bad Boy. Yes, that’s what I like.  A playboy, a man whore, a player…all who falls so in love with the girl that they are “reformed”.  Clichéd, I know, but what can I say?  My first bad boy love was Jason (#2) from the cartoon/anime Battle of the Planets when I was six years old.  I wanted Han Solo over Luke Skywalker because I loved every time he said something snarky to Princess Leia.  I love reading from the perspective of the man, going through his thoughts as he segues from self-depreciation to overwhelming need for his lady.  He’s still a bad boy…but just a fiercely devoted bad boy.

"Girls like bad boys because they think they can 'fix them', but they're not a broken car and you're no mechanic."    -Unknown

I’m still a relatively new author, one who really hasn’t found her niche.  But a nice yummy hero is what every author strives to present, one that grabs the read and makes some hearts swoon.  An unforgettable hero, heart stopping adventure…Yum. 
Thanks for visiting me this weekend!  For a chance to win a free PDF ebook, winner's choice, of any of my titles, just leave a comment about what makes a hero yummy for you!  My trusty assistant (AKA: son) will pick a winner on Tuesday the 19th, so make sure to leave a way to contact you!  Also, please visit the others in the blog hop for a chance to win some great prizes!


  1. Confidence. He has to have confidence


  2. I love my heroes Alpha, bad ass, loyal, damaged and redeemable.

    Happy St. Patrick's Day and thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  3. I love my heroes to be alphas but they turn to mush in thier lady's arms
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  4. He has to be strong, loving, kind, and a great personality.

    MinDaf @aol.com

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  6. I goofed the first time! Let me try again:

    For me, a hero must have a sense of honor. Bad boys are fun to read about, but I agree that we women aren't "mechanics", lol.

    nona (at) nonaraines dot com

  7. Yay! An author after my own heart. I ADORE badboys! My first badboy crush was Bankotsu from the anime Inuyasha.
    Second is Damon Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries, and Klaus also from TVD He is the epitome of a perfect badguy. You hate what he does but can't help but care for the jerk. XD

    Another archetype I swoon over is the wounded warrior. Not physically wounded per say, but emotionally. Can't help but love them. :)

    Thanks for being part of the hop.

  8. Being strong and protective.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  9. he must be loyal, persistent and protective ( i do prefer han solo too;)
    happy St Patrick's day


  10. Loyal, Personality, sensitive and protective


  11. I love yummy hero's ;) They need to be a bit rugged, have a little bad boy, be protective and a bit witty!

    Happy St. Patrick's Day

  12. he must be loyal, persistent and protective ( i do prefer han solo too;)


  13. He's not afraid to show he's vulnerable.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  14. He is loving, caring and protective!
    Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  15. I love dominant alpha men who know how to go after their women.

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  16. Love dominate, alpha male bad boys that go for what they want and take it! But that might be because I'm really a Submissive at heart lol
    Thanks for the great giveaway and for joining the hop!!!!
    Ashley A

  17. lucky in love mrsbrinius@comcast.net

  18. A blog hop! Count me in!

  19. Thanks for being in the Happy St. Patrick’s Day blog hop.
    Hope ya’ll St. Patrick’s Day was great!
    Keep writing so I can keep reading.

  20. intelligence


  21. He has a brain and brawn :)
    Thanks for the chance to win. Happy Saint Patty’s Day!


  22. What a great giveaway hop! I have yet to be lucky in love but I'm working on it. My favorite love book is "Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon. Jamie Fraser is amazing and beautiful. I enjoy St. Patty's Day and this year I'm spending it with my best friend. We're going to two Irish Pubs and also some dance clubs. I am also wearing green and am not a fan of getting pinched. I'm not Irish either, but many people think I am because my hair is red, my eyes green and my name is Meghan, but I'm not at all. I won't be telling anybody that, however… let them believe I'm Irish.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    mestith at gmail dot com

  23. I have not been Lucky in love so far but have not given up yet. Happy St Paddy’s Day! And may your life always be golden!

    Judy Peterson