Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Do you love watching your favorite heroes overcome very real odds to find their happily ever after with a strong, compassionate woman?
I do. To me there's nothing more endearing than a wounded hero, whether he's a wounded warrior, a grief-stricken lover--or a powerful man risen from unfortunate circumstances that still shape his self-image and makes him feel inadequate in certain situations.
These heroes' struggles to overcome their handicaps capture my attention and makes me want to see them succeed. It doesn't surprise me that I've written several books that feature tortured heroes, five of whom have serious physical limitations that shape their character. Click on the covers to read more about each story.
Many of my favorite heroes qualify as wounded, either physically or emotionally. Linda Howard's SARAH'S CHILD, one of the first romances I ever read, has a hero so badly wounded by the loss of his beloved wife and children that it seems for much of the book that Sarah, the heroine, will not be able to ease his grief so he can live again. Justine Davis wrote the RITA-winning MORNING SIDE OF DAWN whose supermodel heroine's love allowed the double amputee she loved to come back into the light.
Do you have a favorite "Beast" hero who has stuck in your mind over the years? If so let me know and I'll look for the books if they're still available or reissued as ebooks!