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Friday, March 15, 2013

ONE QUESTION ABOUT HEROES & A GIVEAWAY

AND THE WINNERS ARE: DEBBIE LEMON AND MERRIEDTH AND SHARRON QUALLS! I WILLCONTACT YOU BY EMAIL.
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HUNKY HEROES!
I love to create heroes that capture your heart. But hunky, near-perfect heroes raise one nagging question. Answer it in a comment and be entered to win one of my books:








Question: Does reading (or writing) about near-perfect heroes sometimes make you feel disappointed in real-life men?  Put your answer plus your email address in a comment and be entered to win your choice of any of my books!
What's my answer? I    admit that being immersed in my fiction world may make my expectations a little unrealistic sometimes. But that's just me. What about you? 
Enjoy a little eye candy. Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget your email. Check out my books on my website
Three winners will be drawn Monday morning.

 


19 comments:

Mary Jean Adams said...

Not really. But then I'm far more interested in what's in the head than under the shirt. I admit to finding geeky guys kind of attractive.

Cindy A Christiansen said...

My heroes are anything but perfect. Can't stand reading about the perfect hero because they don't really exist in the real world. I've got my feet on the ground, so I guess it doesn't bother me. Great post, Jean.

Liberty Ann Ireland said...

Trust me. My Daddy, my Hubby, and my FIL are all my heroes. However they keep me grounded....ahem. ;)

Fun and good choice for a post!

Sarah said...

I do admit a good visual distorts my expectations a bit...but I find the most attractive quality of a book hero is more than the physical, it's what else they have to offer. I find pleasure in their tortured souls and redemption (or lack of in some cases)...

And really, I've known very few men with bodies like these in my real life...been fortunate to date one of them...but mostly men just don't look like this...so it's all my fantasy, and I'm ok with that expectation..because real men fade, fantasy men stay vibrant and sexy forever ;)

Lynn Rae said...

I have to admit that a too-perfect hero pulls me out of a story very quickly. Too rich, too handsome, too BORING. I like men who don't know how attractive they are and are genuinely delighted (and even surprised) to discover that the woman likes them.

Anonymous said...

Fiction is fantasy. I like a hunk between the covers.
Christi Williams

Debbie Lemon said...

I read to escape real life.And I like my characters to be hot and alittle flawed.Perfect is boring but conflict makes the book more interesting to me.But it also depends on the mood I'm in.I love to look at the hunk on covers.
debbie.lemon@rocketmail.com

Mary Jo said...

I don't think hunky heroes make me disappointed in real men. These are the fantasy, the escapism, whatrreally matters is who they are inside, how they handle what life throws at them.
mjtoth.dis(at)gmail(dot)com

S. J. Qualls said...

My heroes, well now, hmm...
I write about men I would like to know, preferably eye candy, but more intelligent than the heroine. (Must be some kind of thing a shrink would have fun with.)
Quite fond of the eye candy that is natural, not into muscle builders. Hah!

Sharron(dot)Qualls(at)gmail(dot)com

S. J. Qualls said...

Oh! Nope, not disappointed in real men, you do, after all, get what you paid for after a quarter century or so. :-)

merriedth said...

yes sometimes it does disappoint me...
velvetbear72@yahoo.com

Yvette said...

For me no, I know the difference between reality and fantasy but it is nice to fantasize about the perfect male specimen.
Yvette
yratpatrol@aol.co,

whitleyweston said...

Thanks for the eye candy. I'm single so there isn't one here at home continually falling short. I think writing and reading romance puts you in an amorous mood so maybe some faults could be overlooked. Does that answer the question?

Larion aka Larriane Wills said...

perfect doesn't really exist. we all know that, but it's nice to dream. lol

Cindy Bartolotta said...

I think we all read as an escape. No one is perfect. That being said, a good description makes for a better picture when we read. I think if the hero (and even the heroine) have flaws, we, as readers, can better relate. No, I don't feel disappointed in real life men. I do feel some real life men get too vain about their looks.
synlab1 at yahoo dot com

Isobelle Cate said...

The eye candy is giving me heart palpitations Jean. ;)

Sometimes it does, but when I create my heroes, I always think that the perfection factor is relative. Instead my heroes just try to be the perfect mate for the partners they choose or are destined to be with.

isobellecate@gmail.com

Holly J Gill said...

Ok Jean I have found my hunk lol!! I love this eye candy... I don't think any guy is perfect, but we can certainly dream :)

holly_gill at btinternet.com

Wackyheadcase said...

Not at all! I read to escape reality and all men in general disappoint me in real life so at least the fantasy is worth it :)
wackyheadcase@gmail.com

Sherry Burney said...

Not at all. I haven't found my Prince Charming yet (the first one was a complete Toad) but the books give me hope that there is someone. Keep up the great writing and I'll keep reading!!

mslp@blomand.net