Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Guest Post & Giveaway: SM Reine

This giveaway is closed. The winner is Sariah.

Please welcome author SM Reine to the blog today. Her new book, Death's Hand is out this week. Check out the details and this guest post from Sara. 

Policing relations between Heaven, Hell, and Earth is messy and violent, but Elise Kavanagh and James Faulkner excelled at it-- until coming across a job so brutal that even they couldn't stand to see one more dead body. Now they've been pretending to be normal for five years, leaving their horrific history a dark secret. Elise works in an office. James owns a business. None of their friends realize they used to be one of the world's best killing teams.

After years of hiding, something stirs. Bodies are vanishing. Demons scurry in the shadows of the night. A child has been possessed. Some enemies aren't willing to let the secrets of the past stay dead...

I have to admit something a little bit embarrassing. We’re all friends, right? We all love books here, and I’m pretty sure we like them spicy (why else would we be addicted to Red Hot Books?), so we can be honest with each other.

When it comes to hot heroes... I fall in love fast and hard.

I think my first real love was Edward from the Anita Blake series. His smoldering good looks and ruthlessness made me totally infatuated with him. I drew a lot of pictures of him on my binders (this was high school, don’t worry) and fantasized about him slaying my nonexistent vampires. When he hooked up with Donna in Obsidian Butterfly, I was seriously crushed! Why hadn’t Laurell K. Hamilton saved him for me?

Well, fortunately, I picked up Anne Rice after that, and she’s not short on any number of hot guys to lust after! If I wrote my name as “Mrs. Sara Lestat” once, I must have written it a thousand times. That didn’t go so well once I got to Memnoch the Devil (the books started getting a little weird from there), but that was okay, because fictional marriages and divorces are faster than a trip to Vegas.

My list of boyfriends gets pretty tangled from there—my marriage to Remus Lupin from Harry Potter resulted in heartbreak (curse you, Tonks!), and Patch from Hush, Hush and I had to end it because of a difference in philosophies (nothing to do with Nora, I assure you). After that, I gave up on YA guys (too unreliable) and dove head first into romances, where I was suddenly surrounded by heavily muscled shirtless guys courtesy of JR Ward, Shayla Black, and Jeaniene Frost.

But there was a problem: All of these guys kept running off with the heroines of their books!

I’m married to a real human guy these days, so I’m coping. I don’t draw pictures of my hunky fictional boyfriends all over my pages anymore, and the only name coming after “Sara” belongs to my husband.

And yet, I still haven’t given up on those hunky heroes. Instead, I write them myself instead of falling in love with the ones I read. My books are full of hunky heroes—whether they be demon hunters or badass warlocks or ordinary guys thrown into the thick of things, they’re all completely crushable and fictionally marriageable... at least for a few weeks, until the next fictional guy comes along to break my heart.

But please don’t tell my real husband. I’m not sure he could stand the competition.

Who are your favorite fictional boyfriends?

Answer the question below for a chance to win a bookmark and Death's Hand charm.

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At Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 11:03:00 AM CDT , Blogger Sariah said...

My favorite fictional boyfriends would have to be Bones or Ethan. Oh and Clay. Thanks for the chance.

sariahwalters at gmail dot com

At Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 1:41:00 PM CDT , Blogger CdnMrs said...

There's Bones (Of Course!)and Vlad by Jeaniene Frost, Rehv, Rhage and Tohr by JR Ward,Wraith courtesy of Larissa Ione, Clay and Jeremy by Kelley Armstrong, Ethan and Morgan by Chloe Neill, Curran by Ilona Andrews, etc, etc, etc

At Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 5:06:00 PM CDT , Blogger Amelia James said...

My favorite fictional boyfriends are the bad guys: Sawyer, Spike, Lindsey. Heroes are fun, but bad guys are unpredictable. You never know what they're gonna do.


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