So far, we’ve heard the praises sung for paranormal heroes and contemporary heroes but I’d like to make the case for my favorite kind of hero – the historical kind! C’mon now — doesn’t a wild Highland warrior stir your blood? Or a handsome but dangerous pirate on the high seas? Or a Regency rake in a London ballroom? Or better yet, a fierce Viking from the North?
You see, historical heroes get the best of all worlds — they can be alpha males to their core, fierce lovers, protectors of their women, and it’s okay…. They can be true to their times and places and not have to apologize. They can learn and aren’t afraid of losing their masculinity because they love.
Sigh….My kind of man…!
And the best thing about having these wonderful, strong, manly men as heroes is that they need equally strong and womanly women to stand up and challenge and be heroines worthy of these men. Women who often step outside what was expected of them in their times and places, women who risked their lives and their hearts seeking the love of the special men. Women who found that they made these good men better by loving them.
Don’t they make your heart beat faster? They do mine….!
So, which historical hero is your favorite? The Regency Rake? The wild Highlander? The fierce Viking? The dashing and dangerous pirate? Or some other man of his time? Post a note and I’ll choose a lucky winner to receive a copy of my upcoming Brava anthology UNDONE — which features three wonderful historical heroes (including my Scottish warrior from the magical area of Kilmartin glen….).. Did I say ‘sigh’?
Terri is currently working on her next historical hero and is thrilled that her newest book will hit the shelves in just two weeks! Her story, A STORM OF LOVE, is connected to her first Brava romance – A STORM OF PASSION, released in December 2009….and her next one A STORM OF PLEASURE coming out in October 2010. Visit her website for lots more info and upcoming events… www.terribrisbin.com