Friday, June 13, 2014

Mills and Boon's Write a Hero Contest!

I love men! The sexier, the more extroverted,  the better. I love to read and to write about confident men who understand themselves, even their own flaws, and who definitely know their way around a bedroom—and while they’ve had plenty of women, they understand the primal, sacred function of physical love with the right woman.  Anyone who’s read a Bronwyn Scott novel won’t be surprised to note that some of my favorite cinematic and literary heroes include in no particular order of preference, because, really, how could anyone be expected to decide between these hot alpha heroes?

Rhett Butler (Gone with the Wind)

Maximus  (Gladiator)



Hawkeye (Last of the Mohicans)



Jamie Fraser (Outlander)


Aragorn (Lord of the Rings)


What do all of these heroes have in common?  They understand the worlds they live in, they understand themselves and most importantly, they understand that quite often those two things don’t mix.  They are all men who are comfortable in their own skin, comfortable with their personal moral codes  and they know abiding by those codes puts them at great risk.  Their one weakness?  Whether or not they can risk including others in those codes. Can they afford to love? Can they ask another to share that code and walk the paths they’ve chosen? These men are responsible with their affections and when they fall, they fall hard. 


Each of my heroes embody a little slice of the qualities these men represent.  Some of my recent favorite heroes include Dorian Rowland from “A Lady Dares.”  He’s  a social outcast, he doesn’t even live in England, and he makes no apologies for it. There’s no happy reconciliation and reintegration for him at the end of the book (spoiler alert!) and the woman he loves, Elise Sutton, has to decide where her loyalties for a life time lay—with Dorian, or in England with the life she’s been raised to live. She cannot have both.  Another recent favorite is Kitt Sherard in my upcoming Caribbean duet—he has sacrificed everything, even his own identity for the sake of family. Can he ask a woman to live with that?


Do you think you can craft a hot alpha hero?  Give it a shot! Enter the Mills and Book craft a hero contest.

Here’s the link, so get busy!! You can do it.


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