Friday, May 25, 2007

Sabrina Jeffries Guestblog: A Villain To Die For

Caroline Linden: you've won a copy of Sabrina's "Beware a Scot's Revenge!" Send me your snail mail at mbuonfiglio@RBtheBook.com. Congrats, Bella. Did we mention Nathan Kamp's on the cover?

Sabrina Jeffries is funny as anything and a really nice chick, to boot. So who'da thunk this demure missionaries' kid would be so attracted to the wrong sorts? Sure, she's always written gorgeous, jerky bastard heroes who do wildly naughty things in carriages and stuff (see why I love her novels so much), and vibrant, not-always-waify heroines who bring em to their repentant knees. But today, she may have crossed some fabulous line. Please, a TGIF -- and TG for Really Bad Guys -- Buongiorno for a Friend of Bellas...

Have any of you seen the new Robin Hood series on BBC America? I got hooked on it the first time I laid eyes on actor Richard Armitage. And for the uninitiated, Armitage is not playing Robin Hood. He’s playing the villain, Sir Guy of Gisborne, who is trying to steal the favors of Maid Marian.

At first, I thought the producers meant for him to be a typical “bad boy,” with just enough dark deeds to make him interesting, but not enough to make you hate him…or yourself for loving him. A good example would be Cole from the TV show Charmed. Sure, he kills a few people during his periods of evilness, but it’s all for the love of Phoebe, so you forgive him. Mostly.

But Sir Guy is another matter. In one of the early episodes, he sends his own illegitimate baby son off into the woods to be abandoned to the elements and certain death. That goes beyond “bad boy” behavior and right into villain territory.

It should have killed my love for Sir Guy. It didn’t. Apparently, there is something seriously wrong with me, because I still eat those villains up. I want to take them to my heaving bosom and save their wicked souls, while letting them have their despicable way with me, over and over until we’re both hot and sweaty and … Sorry, got carried away. That’s what Sir Guy does to me.

And I’m not alone in my occasional love of villainy, judging from the number of women who had the hots for Hannibal Lecter so bad that they were perfectly happy to read about him riding off into the sunset with Clarice. Some actors just elevate villainy to new heights of grandeur. I’m not sure what it says about me that I’d like Maid Marian to choose Sir Guy over Robin (a perfectly lovely character, by the way), but I can’t help myself. I’m in lust with Sir Guy.

So what about you, do you fall in lust with true villains, or can you only stomach the bad boys? What line can a character not cross if he’s to gain your love? And if you’re into villains, who’s your favorite?

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65 comments:

Stacy~ said...

Morning Bellas - happy Friday! I am so looking forward to this long weekend.

Hi Sabrina, how wonderful to have you here. Don't ask me why, but I haven't read any of your books yet, though I do have 2 of them sitting on my nightstand just waiting for me to pick them up.

Hmmm, villains, villains. I can't think of any that I love that much, and Hannibal didn't really do all that much for me, despite his seductive voice. I think there has to be some tiny little crack in a villain's armor, some speck of humanity or vulnerability in order for me to ever weaken for the villain, but even that isn't a given. Who I usually end up liking are the anti-heroes instead of the outright villains, you know, the ones that might not start out to be heroes but end up being just that anyway.

Btw, I went and saw Pirates last night! I loved it, but, BUT, to me there were unanswered questions that I need answered and an unexpected ending. Does this mean more Johnny in the future? Well, God let's hope so!

Gotta go kids, so have a great day and I'll catch ya later...

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

Buongiorno, Bellas, and welcome back, Sabrina! Can I just say that this GuestBlog has changed my life?

I thought I was the only woman crazy enough to be attracted to the really, really bad guys. But, happily, there are more of you out there. Or at least you, Sabrina.

I can barely remember titles of the novels I'm reading, let alone villains from movies, but I know I've sat in the audience or at home, miserably attracted to the guy I was supposed to hate, and thinking, " this brings your self-esteem issues to new heights, doesn't it, Michelle?"

But, good, God! Who couldn't be attracted to Richard Armitage!? I mean, gesu, the man is evil, sweaty, you're-gonna-feel-so-good-while-I-do-you-
but-probably-very-bad-about-yourself-after sex personnafied. sigh.

Uh, oh. Did I just go and set back feminism another 20 years? scusi, darlings.

Portia Da Costa said...

I must admit that I wanted Hannibal and Clarice to end up together in the film the way they do in the book. He was just terrible, a conscience free zone, and yet, he was totally fascinating... and sexy in a bad, bad way.

But other villains? Hmm... I don't know. Even if they're very, very bad, I like to think there's a seed of goodness in there too, and that when the chips are down, they will stand on the side of the light.

So, I think in general, I prefer bad boys who have hearts of gold rather than out and out villains, no matter how sexy they are.

Stacy~ said...

Oh Michelle, you should never be miserably attracted. Embrace it wholeheartedly - why feel guilt. It's way better than feeling nothing at all. Wallow in your bad girl self ;)

Rhonda Stapleton said...

I sooooo love me some good villains. Like Sheriff of Nottingham from Kevin Costner's Robin Hood!!! hahahaha--he was awesome...

SO glad to have you guest blogging here! I LOVE YOUR BOOKS!!!!

Ai Yin said...

well i guess it depends on the writing/filming. if the character really really ooze out the "i'm evil without reason because i like it so much, hate me" air (like what's his name, the character Jason Isaacs played in The Patriot) then i'll really really happily strangle them if they were within reach (not to mention Umbridge, Snape, Bellatrix, Lucius M and Voldy from Harry Potter) GRRR....

MaryKate said...

Mornin' Bellas! Welcome Sabrina! I LOVE your books!

Villains, well the first one who sprung to mind was Sebastian St. Vincent from IT HAPPENED ONE AUTUMN by Lisa Kleypas. Although to me, he was never really that bad and he did get his HEA in THE DEVIL IN WINTER, so I'm not sure he really counts.

Speaking of Robin Hood though, how 'bout Alan Rickman, playing the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves?? Oh yeah, so yummy, and nasty, and delicious. LOVE him! And he proves the EBWAR (Everything Is Better With Alan Rickman) theory!

amy*skf said...

Sabrina, love your books and now I can talk to someone about Sir Guy! The first time I watched Robin Hood I was hooked--on Guy.

It may have started because I first fell in love the actor when he played a dark hero in North and South (set in England). I love the way the series has taken this story-line, Marianne actually will stick up for the beautiful lout sometimes.

And Michelle, OMG you are not alone, I always feel a little ookee when I realize just exactly who it is I'm attracted to, but as Stace said, you have to embrace it.

MK that's who Rhonda was talking about--yes, he's great and of course he's Snape as well. And Ai yin--I adore Lucius Malfoy, I truly want to make it all better...or something.

Julie in Ohio said...

Welcome back, Sabrina!!

LOL, Bellas! You all are good therapy for a tired mind on a muggy Friday. Thanks!

Villains. They are a must in any good book or movie. I can't think of any in particular that have made me all hot and bothered except, as MK mentioned, Sebastian.
I do love me some bad boys but I guess I just don't want them to cross the point of no return into true villain status.

Bad boys are bad but there's a line that even they don't cross. They live by a certain code of honor, as it were. Villains have no boundaries. They don't live by any code. Evil just isn't sexy to me.
Give me a bad boy any day.

MaryKate said...

Oooh! I thought of another one: Rand Morgan from THE WINDFLOWER. He's enigmatic, mean enough to send Merry (the heroine) to drown in a boat that doesn't float and then when questioned about her near drowning, shrugs and replies, "One must suffer a little adversity to be truly interesting." Oh yeah, I LOVE Rand!

Ha! And Michelle thought that I couldn't work THE WINDFLOWER into every conversation.

Playground Monitor said...

I can't think of a villain I've fallen for but I do love me some bad boys. They're redeemable and loveable and not necessarily the guy you'd want to marry, but you can lust over the novel versions all day and all night.

I'm headed out for the weekend. All you Bellas have a great Memorial Day weekend and stay safe.

Marilyn

ms. mary said...

Oh Sabrina, I did catch Robin Hood, and I totally agree with you about the villian. I guess we think we can reform them, or at least have them take it out (in a good way!) on us!! I loved Alan Rickman's Sheriff of Nottingham in the movie.
A small fan girl moment, to tell you how much I enjoyed The Royal Brotherhood series, I re-read all of them often, and especially love Marcus and Regina's story. Lovely books, full of emotion. Marcus is so wonderful!

Minna said...

Like Ai Yin,I think it depends on the writing/filming. But yeah, sometimes you wish the villain would be the winner.
Haven't seen the new Robin Hood series, but I remember watching one Robin Hood series -years ago- with Jason Connery as Robin Hood.

Vivi Anna said...

I agree Rhonda. Alan Rickman as the Sheriff of Nottingham...mmmmm, he was so damn sexy. I wanted him to capture Robin and execute him and claim Maid Marion for his own.

I wrote a short erotic story called the Sinister Sheriff in homage to Alan Rickman's character.

flip said...

Seriously, I would not be interested in a true villian. There has to an innate goodness to the person.

Sabrina said...

Hi, Bellas! Great to be here! This is one of the few blogs on the internet where I occasionally lurk.

minna, I've always wanted to see that Robin Hood series, ever since I fell in love with the soundtrack by Clannad. Never saw it, though.

Funny that everyone should mention Alan Rickman as the sheriff. I think I'm the only romance lover on the planet who doesn't have a thing for Rickman, as villain or otherwise. I don't know why--he just doesn't click with me.

But Jason Isaacs in the revolution movie--now there's a guy I can fall in love with. I'm telling you, I am one sick, sick puppy (see, Michelle, we're sisters under the skin?).

Hannibal did nothing for me expect as a spectacular villain, but I still want to read the book. I think Thomas Harris is amazing (and a little scary)

Don't get me wrong--I like the bad boys, too--but there's just something about a really good villain...

To the fangirls--y'all are the best!! I'm happy to be writing for such intelligent, fun women, who don't take themselves or their love of bad boys and villains too seriously. :-)

Monica Burns said...

Morning by {{{beautous bella}}} It's sunny, it's Friday and it's a Holiday weekend for me!! All is right with the world! LOL

Hi Sabrina!! I think you already know I love your books!

Villains are sooooo sexy. I make the ultimate confession right here and now. There truly is a dark side in me that beckons and entices me on a regular basis. So I embrace it in my fantasies, just to ensure I don't do anything really stupid in real life! LOL Here are some of my favs!

Darth Vader Yeah the mask would make it difficult for a kiss, but that voice while he's...ummm ok, TMI there

Rickman Die Hard and the Sheriff roles he excelled at and I loved every minute he was on the screen. So cold and brutal, I was convinced I could change him.

Hannibal Adored him because I understood why he killed. We all have that dark side deep down where we just want the universe to payback the jerks. I mean we all root for the heroes when they off villains, the reverse could be said here in Hannibal's case. I was totally glad to see Ray Liotta's character buy the farm. *evil grin*

Daniel Davis Moriarty on Star Trek. Brilliant mind! LOVED him and was delighted how they turned his character from evil to good with the love of a good woman. I think that show exemplified what a lot of women love about villains.

Arnold Vosloo The Mummy; literally. When he cleaned up he was sexy (I LOVE shaved heads)and I saw that all he was doing was his love for Ancksunamun

GB as the Phantom Definitely a villain, but I adored him, wanted to reform him.

EXCELLENT Topic Sabrina!! MOST EXCELLENT Dudette

Mon

Ai Yin said...

wow, i'm impressed that no one flinched at my calling Voldemort "Voldy". XD

Monica Burns said...

Ai Yin,

I TOTALLY missed your comment about Voldemort and the Jason Issacs from The Patriot. Voldemort doesn't do it for me, not sure why. But Issacs as that colonel. I hated him, but still found myself yearning for him to be good. Probably because he truly believed he was fighting the enemy.

Mon

Cherie J said...

There are some hunky villians in Japanese anime. One of my favorites is Sesshomaru from Inuyasha. What a hottie! Arrogant, handsome, and strong with a little bit of a soft side to make him redeemable.

Lois said...

I can only think of two villians that I like. . . Darth Vader (love that guy, just I wouldn't mind him being my father LOL I would have a spaceship anytime I'd want!) and the Phantom. The fact is with him, he is a bad guy, he's obessive, he's a murderer (and depending on the version, boy is he. . . Geez, the Robert Englund version, yikes!). . . but still, it isn't real life, so who cares. Love the guy. But both of them, they have good in them somewhere. :)

Lois

MaryKate said...

I thought of another one...

How 'bout Jack Davenport who plays Commander Norrington in the Pirates of the Caribbean series? He's a villain, and yet, strangely compelling, especially in Dead Man's Chest.

Vivi Anna said...

Oh yes MK, I loved Norrington. He almost outshone Captain Jack in Dead Man's Chest.

Caroline Linden said...

OOH, Jason Isaacs in The Patriot! OMG, I didn't care if he were good or bad or had cloven feet. The way he could look down his nose with that eeevil little smile and say something utterly menacing in that oh-so-british voice...*faints*

Richard Armitage is luscious as Sir Guy, but I'm not really feeling the love for that series. Robin's too pretty boy cute, I suppose. I did like the twist about Sir Guy being in the Holy Lands for a while, but I seriously think they should have taken off their shirts or fallen into a stream (or both) when Robin and Guy fought in that episode. I also don't have a thing for Alan Rickman; marvelous actor and all, but that's about it.

I can't think of any other villains at the moment. At the grocery this morning there were two HAWT firefighters in front of me. Man, navy blue Dockers never looked so fine...

MaryKate said...

Hi Caroline! Where ya been, Bella? Writing good stuff for us to read???

Caroline Linden said...

Hi marykate! Thanks for asking...since I JUST FINISHED A BOOK! There really isn't a better feeling in all the world.

And to celebrate-I don't mean to boast-OK, maybe a little-I got my hot little hands on an ARC of Eve Silver's DEMON'S KISS!!! Man, I just love making my friends feel so sorry for me, they start sending me their books to make me shut up.

Sabrina said...

Hi, Caroline!! Good to see you here.

I thought of another true villain I adore--Oded Fehr as Zankou on "Charmed." They really could have done so much more with him (like hooked him up with one of the charmed ones *G*). I already liked Oded Fehr, but in this role he's sexy and evil and so appealing, he just leaps from the screen.

About the new Pirate movie? Is it good? I've loved the series so far.

Oddly enough, I can't seem to WRITE villains who are redeemed, not real ones, anyway. I can write the bad boys, but I haven't found that place where I could write a true villain who's redeemed. Don't know why.

Sabrina said...

One more thing about Richard Armitage. I HAVE North and South, but no time to watch it yet. Unlike Caroline (I am SO jealous that you've finished a book!), I still have one due. In little more than a month. I won't tell you how much I have left to write, but it's more than I'd like. So North and South is going to be my reward for finishing the book.

As for the Robin Hood series, most of my friends aren't enthralled. I don't know why I am, except that the Robin Hood story was always one of my favorites.

BTW, I wish I knew why Blogger hates me. This is the third blogger site I've been to this week, and in all of them, I have to go through the word verification TWICE to get posted.

Uh-oh, maybe Blogger senses that I like villains. Ack!!

Keira Soleore said...

Hi Sabrina!! A second hello to you this week after our chat on Risky Regencies on Sunday.

Richard Armitage... Oooh!! I wouldn't care what he acted in, I would love him. He makes a fabulous Sir Guy. Sure he's gorgeous and HAWT! He is also definitely the villain, but he makes Sir Guy a human villain, not a monster. And that is what makes it possible for us to, well, lust after him.

Have you see Armitage as Thornton in the Victorian BBC miniseries "North and South"? WOWOW!!

Michelle, here's hoping my posting luck holds today. I was having a ton of trouble on Wed and Thurs, but was finally able to post three times last night.

I won't have access to the 'Net on June 1st, so all the best for the move to Lifetime. I'll be back commenting over the weekend.

Keira Soleore said...

Sabrina, I should've read all the comments first. "North and South" will be SUCH a treat after your book's turned in, especially episode four.

I love Clannad's music and have a few of their CDs.

Caroline: I loved your debut book!!

Have a great holiday weekend, Bellas!

Caren Crane said...

Okay, I not a big one for villains. But I love Jason Isaacs in the Harry Potter movies. He was also a wonderful Cpt. Hook in the best "Peter Pan" ever!

Oh, and if you're a "Pirates" fan, check out Romance Bandits today, which features Sabrina's "The Pirate Lord" cover and where we're giving away some pirate-related booty.

I love reading about villains. Keira, we'll miss you while you're in Hawaii!

Shannon said...

I am not really into the villian, but I love the bad boy. Especially if he has a soft side that only the heroine sees. Of course with some bad boys who are just on the line to becoming a villian I want to help them and make them into good guys, or at least just better guys. But that is just me.

Fiona said...

Any villian played by Allan Rickman is a bad boy for me!

Caroline Linden said...

Thanks, Keira, I'm so glad you liked my book. :)

Hi Sabrina! (waving back at you) RA is deliciously moody and brooding in NORTH AND SOUTH. I watched it after Kristina Cook emailed me five or six (dozen) times asking if I'd seen it yet because she wanted to talk about him...mmmmmmm. (Note: Kristina always knows a good period movie for, ahem, research purposes) So get writing! It will be a lovely treat when you're done--you have more done than you think, right?

I SO wanted to like the HBO Robin Hood series, cuz I love that whole story especially when Guy of Guisbourne is in it, but this one isn't quite working for me. Sigh.

And I have to say my feelings for the villains are always very shallow and base. I do honestly prefer the bad boys, who are bad but still good. The villains who are all bad are good for lusting after, but only that (for me).

PS: Blogger almost ALWAYS makes me enter the word verification twice. Hmm.

tetewa said...

I agree with Shannon I'm not really a favorite of the villains, with the exception of the Phantom. I'm more for the bad boys. Like Sawyer from Lost.

Sue A. said...

I think what I like about those sexy villians is that they take what they want without asking, taking us to places we would never venture otherwise, while at the same time exonerating the heroine and allowing us to vicariously enjoy the experience.

Sabrina said...

Good to know I'm not the only one Blogger hates. Could it be my Mac? Because I never had this problem before I switched to a Mac. Although it would be worth it for the joy of using a Mac.

I want to redeem all the villains, but maybe I just THINK I do, and I'm really only lusting after them. *G*

catslady said...

I have a horrible memory but I love the villain many times in movies. That's what so great about movies and books - it's all fantasy so go for it lol.

Carol said...

I don't care much for the villains. I do, however, like the bad boys! There is just something about them I can't resist! lol I love J.D. Robb's Roarke!

Kalen Hughes said...

Ok, Jason Issacs in almost anything. I mean, have you seen Brotherhood? He's nasty, low and brutish. And I'd like one please. He’s not all that good looking, but man he’s hot. He’s so hot he’s hawt.

I love me some bad boys . . . I must quote the little boy sitting next to me during the film Reign of Fire: “I wanted the dragon to win!”

BIG WAVE to Sabrina!!! She knows I love love love her books. *grin*

ev said...

Hi bellas!!!

gods what a week.

Depends on who is playing the villian and how much I really, really like them.

But i will take Capt. Jack Sparrow anytime. Is he considered a bad boy??

Can't wait to go see the movie again!!!

AAARRRRRGGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!

Sabrina said...

Jack Sparrow is an interesting case (I say this, having not seen the movie). He's definitely a bad boy, maybe a minor villain, but certainly not on the level of someone like Hannibal. A while back, someone took a poll at the Avon Authors Forum asking who people would sleep with: Jack Sparrow, Will Turner, or James Norrington. I said yes to Jack and James, no to Will (too boyish). To my shock, most posters said no to Jack (but yes to Johnny Depp). What??? Jack would have to be fun in bed, I am convinced.

Keira Soleore said...

Sabrina, I'm with you there. Jack is wayyyy more interesting than vanilla Johnny. In fact, Jack makes Johnny hawt and interesting.

Kalen: He's so hot, he's hawt. :) :)

amy*skf said...

Hi Caroline! And Yay!

Ooh Sabrina, make the time, North and South is so good.

One thing I think everyone should know--I don't love these villains, I don't like these villains--I WANT these villains. Love, like, respect--got nothin to do with it.

I'm evil. That's all there is to it. Okay, I'm so not evil, but I can dream, can't I?

Kalen is Jason Isaacs who plays Lucius Malfoy in Harry Potter?

amy*skf said...

Kalen, can you even understand my question to you? Apparently, grammer has nothing to do with it as well.

Anonymous said...

I like the bad boys. Not really into the villains. Love your books Sabrina.

Stacy S

Sabrina said...

Thanks, y'all, for letting me share my dirty little secret. And for those of you who don't really like the villains, it's okay--there's plenty enough bad boys in movies and books to keep you (and me) happy, thank goodness. Just be sure to send me the cool villains you don't want! ;-)

Patti said...

Saying "No" to Will?? Are they crazy? Send him my way, pretty please!

Grace Tyler said...

Love Sabrina's books!

I like the same villanous characters listed here. And it's lust they inspire, not HEA. Jason Isaacs, Jeremy Irons, and Alan Rickman for some crazy reason.

I don't care. Give 'em over!

I agree with Sabrina--Jack would be the funnest in bed! But I'd sleep with Norrington too, if I were that kind of a girl.

Speaking of Johnny Depp and villains, How about his character in Secret Window? I think he's sexy too. Maybe it's knowing why he's nuts that makes him attractive. He should make me run fast in the other direction.

I think some of Johnny's characters in the past have been vanilla, esp. 21 Jump Street, I was all over Richard Grieco (forgive me, child of the 80's here). But the older he gets, the richer his work is. I'd go for his character in Once Upon a Time in Mexico, too. Totally stole that show, and I originally watched it to drool over Banderas. By the end I wanted Depp, once again.

Minna said...

Well, fortunately everything, including that Robin Hood series, is available on DVD these days. I might go and buy it one these days. I liked the soundtrack by Clannad, too. I can still remember it and it's been years since I heard it last time. Maybe I'll look for their CD...

ev said...

I only got to see the first 2 shows of Robin Hood, the Series, so I will have to see if i can find it at work.

The one thing they did do in the new Pirates movie was "fix"Captain Jacks icky looking teeth, which makes him even all the more appealing. Both daughter and I noticed it, which was amusing.

And I loved 21 Jump Street.

Hannibal is just plain icky.

Dannyfiredragon said...

Hi Sabrina,

I love it when a villain is redeem and becomes a hero. I know that not every villain has the potential to be hero, but sometimes they are too charasmatic to be only evil

Mona said...

I'm not really sure about villains.. Is there any kind of them that can be bad to other people but good to you? I think that's really what matters though he's a villain, he'd consider you something else from all other people. That what'd made me love a villain if he's got someone he'd care for. My favorite right now is Josh Holloway from Lost.

Judy said...

Personally for me, it has a lot to do with the looks of a villian, if he's hot, I can forgive him almost anything.

But looks aside, it really depends on the villian, is he truly villianous with just a tad of humanity in him? Or is he truly indesputably villianous? If he has some humanity in him, even a dust particle of humanity, I think I could, and most likely, would fall in love with him. But then, I've usually fallen in love with some disreputable characters before, humanity not-withstanding.

In a nutshell, yes I love the villians and I would definitely try to reform him...

Sabrina said...

I think you're onto something there, Judy, with that spark of humanity thing. Sir Guy is truly despicable, but he also adores Marian. There's this little part of the viewer who is convinced that if push came to shove, he would do anything, even change his ways, for her. It's a very seductive fantasy, which is why rakes/pirates/villains reforming is such a popular part of romance. We all know it's a fantasy, but that's precisely what makes it so much fun.

Joyce said...

I think everyone has different opinions on villains. There has to be strong trace of goodness. Hannibal - never.
Capt. Jack - definitely.

Anonymous said...

am i too late to have my comment count for the contest??????

Stacy~ said...

Minna, I LOVE that version of Robin Hood, and have it on VHS. Now I want it on DVD. And I have the Clannad cd.

Yep, I found Davenport to be rather sexy in Pirates 2.

Johnny Depp was just irresistible in Chocolat, too.

Have a great Memorial weekend!

CrankyOtter said...

I'm a bad boys fan, but not a villains fan. I picked up an old S.Brown where the "hero" kidnaps the heroine's child for a political statement. That was the end of that. I don't care what your beef is - if you ever kidnapped a child there is no recovery. You will never now be a hero to me. I want you to burn in a fiery pit of hell, and not in a good way.

I'd love to win the novel, but I'm leery these days about scots heroes after working for a very non-hero scottish boss. Kind of ruined the fantasy for me. Maybe your book will make me forget old what's 'is name.

Sabrina - Thanks again for the signed bookplates in Reno for the 3 Prince books. Genius idea. And it kept me from having to stalk you in the hallways after the RWA booksigning.

(let's hope this takes the 2nd time. my verification letters are start with a major LA radio station call sign, KROQ...)

orannia said...

Morning Bellas,

OK, I know I'm REALLY late posting this (as it is now Monday here), but I have to say I like bad boys (Rehvenge anyone?). As for the how far is too far, I think it depends on what they did and when they did it. People change and grow...however some bad boys are fine the way they are :)

Hmmm, I love the sound of Robin Hood. Is this a BBC show? I so hope it gets here (but then I'm still waiting for The Tudors!)

Have a lovely week all (and I'm sorry I missed you Sabrina - I love your books :)

orannia

Kalen Hughes said...

I've been MIA, sorry. Yes, Jason Isaacs is Lucius Malfoy in HP (possibly the only role I don't find him hot in). I'm just not in to blonds . . . *grin*

I'm will all the women who'd take Jack, or Johnny, but leave Will (though I might take Legolas).

Grace Tyler said...

I'd take Legolas, too. Orlando just doesn't come across as hot in other movies. Maybe it was the blond hair and pointy ears.

Sabrina said...

Yes, Robin Hood is on BBC America right now, but the DVD is supposed to be coming out next week. You might to watch an episode though before you spring for that.

Hi, Kalen! Great to see you here.

I've figured out why I adore Zankou on Charmed. He's an intelligent villain. I think that intelligence is a key characteristic for me in terms of falling for a hero (intelligence and the hero's being hot!!). Smart guys just appeal to me.

Anonymous said...

Call me crazy but I kinda have a thing for Lord Voldemort. Maybe it's because I've seen who plays him. Of course most of the male villains in Harry Potter are hot. Lucious Malfoy and Serverous Snape are just plain yummy.
But I usually like the villain in most movies.

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

I'd never call you crazy, Anny! Cause I'm SO totally with you on Snape, especially. He was the best part of Potter for me, and, I think lots of moms who were dragged to the flicks loved him, too. Oh, who is it who coined the phrase, "Everything is better with Alan Rickman?"