Today we would like to welcome author, Jen McLaughlin, to RBtWBC! Jen is joining us with her recent release of OUT OF TIME, the second book in her OUT OF LINE new adult romance series. Enjoy!
Writing men like Finn
One of the biggest challenges for me was a writer is writing heroes that readers will fall in love with. It’s not enough for them to have one or two redeeming qualities. It’s not enough for them to be funny but not smart. When we open up a book, we want the whole package.
We want to be swept off of our feet by a guy who will do anything for the woman he loves. We want a guy that’s smart, funny, cocky, arrogant, kind, and has a six pack with an equally addicting face. We want a guy that has a good job, and a twisty past, but that has a heart of gold.
We want guys like Finn in the second book of my Out Of Line series, OUT OF TIME (and OUT OF LINE, too).
Doesn’t sound hard, right? You just have to take all those things and smash them together and then bam! You have a hero. But the thing that’s the hardest is putting them all together and making it realistic. Because men like Finn? They do exist. I’ve met them. But the majority of men that we meet are not men like Finn.
So you have to help the reader get over their disbelief that men like him can exist. And then, and only then, will the reader fall head over heels for the hero.
And if you’ve met Finn, hopefully you think I succeeded in that aspect.
What’s your favorite part about heroes in books?
BLOG TOUR GIVEAWAY:
Jen is giving away 4 $10 Amazon Gift Cards and an amazing grand prize! The grand prize winner will get to help name a character in book 3 of the series, and will get their name in the acknowledgement section of the book! Contest is international.
If the book happens to hit the top 10 on amazon during the blog tour, there just might be another special surprise in the works for the fans! ;)