Hot Summer Heroes Blog Hop Aug. 15th-18th
What Makes A Hero Hot?
Summer is winding down, but there’s still the Hot Summer Heroes Blog Hop.
What makes a hero hot? I would say that it’s having a good sense of humor, being able to laugh at himself, but not make fun of people. I would also say it’s going above and beyond the call of duty to the heroine, his family and friends. He may not be the typical Alpha male on the inside or the outside, but he’s a hero nonetheless. Jay Galloway, the hero of “Mr. Short, Dark…& Funny” is like that. He’s got a great sense of humor, and one of the Galloway Family’s Ten Commandments is “Thou shalt laugh at thyself.” He made sacrifices for his sister when their parents died, and although he gets aggravated with Reese Elliott, the heroine’s dad, who is in the early stages of dementia, he realizes his mistake and saves the day.
Another thing that makes a hero hot is there being more to him than meets the eye. Scotty Caldwell, the hero of “Mr. Tall, Tan…& Tasteless,” is tall and tan and pretty good-looking, but some people see him as a couch potato without much ambition. There is way more to him than meets the eye. Readers said he didn’t realize that his best friend’s sister was in love with him until she finally told him. The truth is that he did realize it all along. He just didn’t act on his feelings because Lorrie Galloway had a “no dating friends, especially her brother’s best friend” policy. In the sequel, “Tasteless Holidays,” Scotty proves that there’s more to him than meets the eye when he has to do whatever it takes for his marriage.
There’s more than meets the eye to the hero of “Sweeter Than W(h)ine,” Dr. Rafe Farber, as well. Yes, he’s tall, dark and handsome, but he has memories of the past that he can’t share with anyone, even the beautiful Dina Edelman. He masks his pain with jokes and surrounds himself with the good things in life like expensive chocolate and a well-cared for but fancy home. He soon realizes that he has to share some of this with Dina and this makes him more appealing to her.
What about you–what makes a hero hot for you? The first person who visits this blog and makes a meaningful comment will receive a $10 Amazon gift card. Plus you’ll be entered in the grand prize drawing. So comment away and be sure to visit the other blogs, too.
Here are the links for my books, as well as my short story collection, “Three Strikes—You’re in Love.” Watch for “Tasteless Holidays”, coming soon.
Here’s the link to other authors on the blog hop – visit them all for the chance to win fantastic prizes: