Saturday, February 22, 2014

Round Robin Blog Tour Feb 2014


We're back on another Round Robin Tour! February's topic is about heroes,  what you like in reading, what you write, your favorite, whatever!  What type hero(s), traits, personality, in particular always  draw you into the story? Has it changed with time? And do you write this type of hero? 


Ironically enough, I had this very discussion with my 18 year old son the other day. Not only is he a voracious reader and a fellow writer, he's also a fan and loves my heroes! He loves their humor, their tenacity, and how they always try to do the right thing. 
The types of heroes that draw me in (and fill my books!) are strong men with a moral compass that sometimes keeps them on the fringes, yet they don't hesitate to be the good guy and save the day. Most of my heroes are dedicated to their friends and families, although a couple come from backgrounds where their sense of family was challenged by abuse or neglect.
Handsome, ruggedly or otherwise, also springs to mind.
They also have a great sense of humor that keeps them grounded and gets them through some unsavory events in their lives. Leo Blue, one of my favorite characters in the Wild Blue Mysteries series, will reveal more--much more!--of him and his background in The Bakery Lady coming out later this year.  
Passion is required. Passion for their work, their loved ones, their beliefs, whatever. There has to be something that riles them up and makes them do the things they do. Leo, for example, is passionate about righting wrongs, which is why he becomes a private detective. Of course, he also becomes passionate about sugar cookies thanks to a certain young woman, but I'll cover more about that in The Bakery Lady!
Brilliant or blinded by passion, I love a hero who is entertaining, dedicated, and easy on the eyes.


And now off to visit the lovely Marci Baun to find out her favorite type of hero! 

Be sure to check out the many other blogs on the tour and find out what kind of heroes make their knees weak!! 
Fiona McGier at http://www.fionamcgier.com
Diane Bator at http://dbator.blogspot.ca
Ginger Simpson  at http://mizging.blogspot.com
Rhobin Courtright at http://rhobinleecourtright.com/

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7 comments:

  1. I'm with you, Diane. I like my heroes honest, intelligent, humorous, and good looking. Oh, and sexy. LOL But if they are all of that, they are sexy. (grin)

    Marci

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  2. I like your heroes, Diane. They definitely interest me, especially Leo Blue. Anad a sense of humor is a must. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Chemistry must play a part in the mating ritual. I learned after my divorce and subsequent dating that unless there is chemistry, a relationship is doomed. As I've gotten older and my husband ages, too, he's still my hero beause all the reasons I married him are still valued by me today. He may be gray, not quite so buff, and under foot all the time now that he's retired, I still know he's that macho guy who'll step up to the plate when I need him. Great post. I enjoyed it, and how nice that you share such a great relationship with your son. I have two and sometimes I wonder if they know I'm alive. :(

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  4. I think I'd like your heroes. My sons discuss all kinds of things with me, including when I get stuck on plot points and want a male point of view. Recently I sent a link to them about how few roles there are of substance for women. One sent me back a link to a study that showed only 28% of females in movies even had a speaking line, and usually all of them were naked at some point. He finds that as offensive as I do. He suggested that movies starring strong females would be a huge draw for men like himself, who prefer relationships with equals. And of course, the young girls would flock to them for role-models sadly missing in today's "testosterone-fest" movies.

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  5. Thanks for the feedback, ladies! My three sons are my biggest fans and constant source of inspiration!!

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  6. Well said Diane.
    I like men who know their own mind but will give a heroine time to make hers up.

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  7. Passion is required. Passion for their work, their loved ones, their beliefs, whatever. There has to be something that riles them up and makes them do the things they do.
    Brilliant or blinded by passion, I love a hero who is entertaining, dedicated, and easy on the eyes. Diane sounds like my kind of hero, too.

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