Introducing Erica Hayes & Shadowfae giveaway! posted by Maree Anderson for Writers Gone Wild
Please welcome our guest blogger, Erica Hayes, who's here today to talk about hot paranormal heroes.
Hot paranormal heroes.... Mmmhmmm! What's not to like about that subject?
And if that's not enough to get your Saturday off with a bang, then this should help:
Leave a comment for Erica and one commenter will receive a copy of her debut release, SHADOWFAE!
Welcome to shadowfae....
Imagine a secret world veiled in fairy glamour and brimming with unearthly delights.
A city swarming with half-mad fairies, where thieving spriggans rob you blind, beautiful banshees mesmerise you with their song and big green trolls bust heads at nightclubs.
A subculture at war, lorded over by demons and factions of sadistic bloodsucking gangsters.
Seduction and oblivion consume you. Chaos reigns.
And once you're in, there's no escape...
If you'd like to know more about Shadowfae, then please check out my recent Writers Gone Wild post or go directly to Erica's website.
I'll announce details on my regular Thursday slot next week, so please stop on by to see if you're the lucky commenter.
So get comfortable and get ready to be entertained. Oh, and just before you start reading, one warning: I'd advise you not to be holding a drink in your hand while you read this, because you might well end up spilling it all over your keyboard ;-)
Erica Hayes on hot paranormal heroes:
Hot paranormal heroes. Kind of an oxymoron, isn't it?
I mean, show me a paranormal hero who isn't the most gorgeous hunk of man this side of Hugh Jackman…. Actually, show me a girl who doesn't think Hugh Jackman is hawt. That might be more of a challenge…
Anyway. It's not only looks. Your paranormal man-candy has everything a woman could want. And if he doesn't… well, yur doin it rong.
For starters, he's powerful: everything and anything from super strength and volatile senses to vampiric hypnotism or sexy werewolfin' action. He's usually got an alpha streak, whether it's total 'me-Tarzan, you-weak-at-the-knees', or that he will kick the collective asses of all and sundry to keep his heroine safe, or just that he won't take I'll-go-on-top for an answer in bed. And what girl doesn't want a guy who'll start a bar fight in hell's nightclub to Defend Her Honnah! and then whisk her home for some hawt paranormal lovin?
Speaking of which. He's probably immortal – or at least has lived for centuries – during which time he hasn't exactly lived like a monk. He's learned a thing or six about how to… ahem… pleasure the ladies. Author wish-fulfilment, anyone? Abso-lute-ly. Let me tell you, Stephenie Meyer (god love her) has nothing on us writers of steamy paranormals. His own special brand of heroin? Meh. I'll take the guy who shags like a Greek god, cooks me breakfast and feeds the cat on the way out.
And even if Our Hero has lived like a monk – y'know, the poor tortured soul who Isn't Worthy Of A Good Woman's Love – he's probably spent a lot of time brooding. Which seems to do wonders for a guy's libido. Oh, yeah. If he hasn't done it for six hundred years, wait till he sees me! He's gonna be all over it up and sideways, baby. And no romance hero – let alone a paranormal hero – ever ever ever has… shall we say… over-excitement issues. Nope. Nada. Not once. I don't care how long he's been saving himself (heh!) for the right woman. Premature ejaculation just ain't romance.
Sigh. Do we live in the best imaginary world, or what?
And the best thing, from a writer's point of view? No one can say it ain't real. No one can say, 'Now come on, he can't do it that many times in one night.' Or, 'No guy is that scorchin' hawt that he can bring a woman to multiple climaxes (that's what they're called, doncha know) merely by using his eyelashes.'
Or, in the case of Maree's scrumpalicious demon book, with his ten-inch boy parts. Or was it twelve?
Because it's magic, folks. And we'll cast whatever spell we want. That's why they call it romance.
So tell me: who's your favourite paranormal (or urban fantasy) hero? And what makes him so hawt? Is it the Dark Hunters' Acheron? Raphael from Angels' Blood? Sookie Stackhouse's Eric? (I mean, come on. What a waste. What does he see in her anyway?) You tell me.