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Favorite Characters to Read and Write
Hi everyone! And thanks to Crystal for having me here today. It’s a very exciting week for me, as my latest erotic historical romance, The Other Duke, was released on Tuesday! Which lead me to think about the kinds of characters I like to read and write.
I love an alpha male, I have to admit. But there are so many kinds of that kind of hero . There’s the domineering hero who runs over everyone, including the heroine. He might be sexually dominant, too. Those guys are fun, though I don’t normally write them (I had one in A Measure of Deceit). I prefer, actually, the kind of alpha male who I wrote in this latest book, The Other Duke.
Rafe is a wild child alpha hero. He has confidence and swagger and he expects that things will work out his way. He really can’t picture a situation where he can’t win. And that’s why it’s so fun to throw things like an unexpected inheritance of a dukedom AND a wife (Serafina McPhee). Set a man who feels he’ll always win on his head and wow, that is a fun interaction to write.
As for heroines, I like women who I’d want to be friends with. Some of them are very broken by their pasts, but they are at their core decent, smart, funny and steadfast. I think the heroine I’d want to be friends with most is Annabelle, Rafe’s sister in The Other Duke (who will get her own book, The Scoundrel’s Lover in March 2015). She’s a woman ahead of her time and I think she’d be a hoot to go play with.
So my question to you is, what kind of heroes/heroines do you like best? Any heroines you’d like to hang out with for the day?