Tuesday, March 27, 2012

An Afternoon With Your Favorite Hero/Heroine

Happy Tuesday All,

Before I get into today's post...don't forget...today is Kerrelyn Sparks' release of Wanted: Undead Or Alive and her launch party (which I talked about in yesterday's post).

They're the stars of novels. They're the ones who you wonder "What will happen to them next?" Oftentimes they're the "good guys", although sometimes there's shades of gray.

We're talking heroes and heroines!

Everything from contemporary genre to paranormal, there are heroes and heroines in pretty much every novel.

Some of my favorite heroes were super-heroes, like Spider-Man and Super-Man...yes, Batman is cool, too.

Some of the ones from the contemporary genres were unlikely heroes, like Simon in Debbie Macomber's The Perfect Christmas.

Prefer a little mystery in your life? Check out Theodosia in Laura Childs' Tea Shop Mysteries.

As in real life, sometimes a contemporary genre hero is a lawman, like in Christie Craig's Shut Up And Kiss Me.

Then there's the ones that are supernatural. Like angel, Malcom, in Suzanne Selfors' Coffeehouse Angel.

Or, you might take a trip in the YA paranormal and find Jinn (a genie!) from Jackson Pearce's As You Wish. Or while you're in the YA Paranormal section, check on Kylie Galen from C.C. Hunter's Shadowfalls series.

Vampires, you say? Glad you asked...head into General Fiction and look up Syrie James' most romantic, and talented, Michael, in Nocturne. Or you can hunt up Vanda in Kerrelyn Sparks' Forbidden Nights With A Vampire.

The point is, whether you're in general fiction, thriller, mystery, romance, or YA, heroes and heroines exist everywhere. Some of them become like friends, even if they are fiction. They are real to us and to the writers.

So, that brings me to today's question...which hero or heroine of a book you've read would you want to spend the afternoon with?

Have A Tip Top Tuesday!


Tonette said...

Wow ,Bethany, that's a hard one... when I was young, I had a real 'thing' for Andrei Bolkonsky from "War and Peace". I also LOVE Jane Austin's heroes...but as for contemporary novels, give me either Joe Morelli or Ranger from Janet Evanovich's Stephany Plum Novels...oh, yeah!

Roni said...

Smoke, the lead character in Angela Knight's book Master of Smoke. He's my favorite out of all the paranormal romance books I've read. (And there's so many I couldn't possibly count.)

Bethany said...


I hear you on the Jane Austen ones. There's a few I think would be fun to meet.

I haven't read the Stephany Plum novels, but I've heard really good things about them.

Thank you for dropping by :-)

Bethany said...


Sounds like fun!

Thank you for dropping by :-)

Johanna R Jochum said...

Since I just got done reading Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, I would have to say Jamie and Claire! Those two are my new favorite hero and herione!

Bethany said...


Hope you'd have fun hanging out with them!

Thank you for dropping by :-)