Monday, October 04, 2010
Male on Monday - Everyday Heroes
Who doesn’t love a good hero? And, believe it or not, heroes come in all shapes, sizes, and, yes, personalities.
Seriously, if a man is “hot” but the personality is less than, well, his hottie meter just plummeted. I’m all about the caring side of a man. In my opinion, his heart is much more important than his gun show.
Now, having said all of that, you know you’ve hit the motherlode when you can find the personality, the caring heart and the looks that make your insides flutter with excitement.
Am I one of the lucky women to have hit the Hottie Lottery? So glad you asked.
Actually, my hero found me when I was only 14! Yes, I started falling head over stillettos when I was only a freshman in high school. I dated my hero until I was 21 and then I married him and we celebrated our 11 year anniversary this past weekend! Yes, if you did the math, you know I’m only 25. What? I am.
Not only did I marry my hero who does everything for me and our beautiful toddler girls, I had a great man for me to compare any future hubby against.
My father. My father was not only a hero to our family, he was a National hero when he fought in the Vietnam war. He recently pulled out all of his pictures, some are very heart-wrenching, and had me help him assemble a scrapbook. This was such a wonderful, memorable time that will stay with me forever.
I have to say, spending time with both of my heroes means more to me than anything. I only hope my girls see what kind of man they deserve and not to settle for anything less than a hero.
Writing romance is the best way for me to revisit the true meaning of a hero. I love taking a man and opening his eyes to love and happiness. One of my favorite characters is in my October release, FROM BOARDROOM TO WEDDING BED?, from Silhouette Desire. Cole Marcum lost his fiance years ago and now has a second chance to recapture her heart. Only problem is, she’s not so forgiving the second time.
What kind of heroes have entered your life? What wonderful memories do you have?
I’m giving away an autographed copy of FROM BOARDROOM TO WEDDING BED? to one lucky person who shares a hero story with me!