Guest Blog & Giveaway with Ava Delany

Hello and welcome to the first day of my Beginnings series blog tour. Please feel free to comment because I will pick one lucky commenter from the commenters on my blog tour and they will win a copy of the soon to be released A Soldier’s Woman.

Let’s start out this tour hot. Let’s talk about the most popular types of heroes in romance today. Mmm, my favorite topic, sexy, luscious, handsome heroes.

A popular hero right now is the vamp. So what makes a vamp sexy? Superhuman powers and an alpha personality. So yummy. Plus, I love the fact that, all through the centuries, he’s chosen only the heroine. No one else will do.

The shifter is another popular hero. He has the superhuman and alpha things going for him too, and I love the feral quality of a beast barely contained.

Who could forget the bad boy? He’s cocky, sexy, and doesn’t play by the rules—especially when it comes to the woman he wants. That’s a seriously hot combo. I love the wildness of a bad boy. You never know what he’ll do.

The alpha (he can be a prince, a duke, rich, or just a plain old alpha, but he’s powerful by human standards) is another fabulous hero. He’s handsome, well dressed, and sexy, and I love the power he wields more comfortably than if it were his own skin. He knows what he wants and is willing to do what he must to get it. Just thinking about it gives me a little thrill.

The cowboy is a hero that has many women drooling. Washboard abs and manners, that’s a great combo. I love that little bit of cocky a cowboy exudes, and how well he can protect the woman he loves.

Last, but not least, the funny, charming guy. He’s funny, disarming, and hot. I love this kind of hero because he’d never intentionally hurt the heroine, but if he or anyone else does, he steps up and fixes it.

A number of my heroes fall into the funny, charming category or the alpha category, but never completely. Though in Dark Daze—the paranormal romantic suspense I hope to release this year—my hero has paranormal powers, most of my heroes are human. In A Librarian’s Desire, the hero is a sexy and cool frat boy, but he’s got that cowboy style protective streak in him. In Dominated, my hero is an alpha dom, but has a quiet desire for a strong sub. In The Wedding Night and it’s prequel A Surprising Day, my two hero-centered stories, the hero is a bad boy with tats and a wild streak, who also is sincere and sweet in many ways.

Did I miss your favorite hero type?

Even if I didn’t, feel free to list your favorite type of hero and tell us why you love him. And don’ t forget to tell us if there’s some sort of juxtaposition you love. (The alpha that’s soft only with the woman he loves, etc…) I love to talk about sexy heroes!

We are giving away one e-copy of A Librarian’s Desire

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Giveaway will be open until Aug 19th
Winner announced Aug 22nd

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11 Responses to Guest Blog & Giveaway with Ava Delany

  1. Dawn Hagan August 15, 2011 at 11:01 am #

    would love to win this book

  2. Homebody August 15, 2011 at 11:17 am #

    Hi, I'm interested in this book. I'd like to enter to win an eCopy. Thanks for having this contest. :)

    arianya at gmail dot com

  3. Monica August 15, 2011 at 11:18 am #

    A new book is always welcome!

  4. Na August 15, 2011 at 3:46 pm #

    All this talk of heroes reminds me why I love books. There are so many and they are all worthy for different reasons. Personally I prefer a dark, tormented hero not because I want to see the poor guy suffer but because it's so worthwhile seeing love transform his life for the better. These books have caught my eye and I would be happy to read all about "A Librarian Desire".

    Wishing you a great tour!

  5. Anonymous August 15, 2011 at 4:04 pm #

    I would love the opportunity to win a copy!

  6. Karen C August 15, 2011 at 7:25 pm #

    Wow, you've certainly covered the heroes! I like the military-police-fireman type heroes; combine the characteristics of the alpha, bad boy, cowboy and throw in a sense of humor – yummy!

    Thanks for the chance to win a copy of A Librarian's Desire!


  7. maria August 16, 2011 at 10:04 am #

    Yay! It's letting me post a comment! Whew! *Clears throat* I would LOVE an opportunity to win a book. They sound totally delicous!

  8. June M. August 19, 2011 at 4:01 pm #

    I think you hit all the major types of heros. This is why I love romance books. Depending on what type of hero you are wanting, you can always find a great hero that will fit the bill. This week you may want a vampire, next week, a Dom, the next week a cowboy. And many times you can get a combo in one hot hero alpha/vampire/dom of a hero is my fave combo! Yummy!
    Your books sound great. I will definitely be checking into them.
    June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  9. heather August 20, 2011 at 9:46 am #

    Would love to win. As always amaziing, giveaway

  10. Kallypso Masters August 20, 2011 at 5:28 pm #

    Um, I'll have one of each, please. But my favorite would be the Alpha Dom! 😉


  11. Ava Delany August 23, 2011 at 10:05 pm #

    I think I'll take one of each too. lol
    Thanks all for visiting and commenting.

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