Everyone has a favorite. Not just a favorite superhero, but a favorite actor who brought the superhero to life for you. The one who made you believe in superpowers and that the world can be saved in under two hours.
As romance writers, we often cast the same actors in our books that Hollywood puts in superhero movies. Ally Blake and I have used Christian Bale (aka Batman). Trish has waxed poetic about Justin Hartley's Green Arrow. Why? Well...just look at them! We're using them for visual inspiration after all...
Like romances, superhero movies hold true to the happily ever after promise, so you know you'll leave the theater satisfied, even when there is the possibility of a sequel. The guy gets the girl, even when he is from planet Krypton.
There are darker undertones at play. Who better to brood than a hero trying to conceal his identity and true feelings for the greater good of mankind? And who doesn't love the idea of a dark hero saved by the love of a good woman?
Personally, I like to think about having superpowers. I do sometimes feel like the mom in Incredibles, where I'm always reaching for things just out of my grasp...but I want something less practical.
Not sure whether you want to fly, regenerate, mind read, or teleport? The Heroes TV show has a quiz you can take to see which superpower suits you best. (It turns out, I am Claire...the indestructible cheerleader...and you are?)
Jenna is hard at work on her next title for Mills & Boon Modern Heat. In the meantime, Her Cinderella Complex is available with a millionaire, secretary, engagement of convenience, private island, and a hot pool sccene.
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*** CONTEST UPDATE! ***
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