My friend, Lois Greiman is a hoot. You may remember her from one of my earliest posts re when she invited me to do research with her at a male strip joint, one of many reasons I liked her immediately.
She also masterminded CosmoChix with me, and is mom to cutie RBtheBlog fave and RT Cover Guy contestant, Travis Greiman.
Former model, horsewoman extraordinaire, rescuer and healer of animals, multi-published author, tall and pretty. All valid reasons to hate her, say I. Still, she's awfully fun to be irreverent with. Please give a warm Bella Buongiorno to Lois, whose "Tempting the Wolf" just hit the shelves...
As every romance-wielding reader knows, women like bad boys. Guys with tortured souls…men who bite.
Have you noticed all the vampire books on the market these days? Everybody seems to want her own private blood-sucker. Or…if not a vampire, at least someone who’s a little untamed. And it’s been that way for a long time. Edgar Burrough’s "Tarzan" has been around since 1912--half man half ape--kind of.
Wolverine made a splash with Marvel long before Hugh Jackman picked up the role. Think about him with knuckle blades and black leather. Of course, he was droolable in a towel hitting golf balls off a roof in "Swordfish" too, so maybe that doesn’t prove my point.
But you have to admit, dangerous is sexy. So what’s that all about? I mean, in real life most women I know are looking for nice guys, simple guys, guys who sleep in something more conventional than a coffin and can pay their share of the mortgage.
Everything changes in literature, though. In fact, I readily admit I like a fictional guy who shows his fangs sometimes too.
Which is why I wrote "Tempting the Wolf." It’s about Nairn O’Banyon, a knight who was cursed in a past century. A knight who umm…tends to morph into something furry and not so cuddly in high-tension situations.
Okay, it’s about a werewolf. But he’s a sexy werewolf. A werewolf who fears nothing, except maybe witchcraft. Which, of course, made it necessary for the heroine to be…well, I don’t want to give too much away here. But as a writer I feel it’s my duty to give dangerous men their share of challenges.
Why, oh, why does it feel so good to love those boys who are so bad?
Encore! See what I mean? Even her horse is pretty.
Encore due! Visit Lois at LoisGrieman.com and at her group blog, RidingWithTheTopDown.blogspot.com
Encore tre! Sylvia Day GuestBlogs tomorrow, Aug 24! Read a review of her erotic "Bad Boys Ahoy" (Brava) at Romance: B(u)y the Book!