Friday, November 11, 2011

Guest Post: Author S.M. Reine

The Five Hottest Urban Fantasy Heroes (Who Made it to the Screen)

One of the very absolute best things about urban fantasy is the SUPER DUPER HOT heroes. No other genre can do hot heroes like you see in fantasy! Seriously. I love romance novels and all, but I can only have the hot boss and sexy millionaire so many times before I want a little more oomph in my hot guys. Spicing it up with a little bit of the undead or magic is the only way to go.

Although books are almost always better than their adaptations, there’s one thing that TV shows and movies have over the books: super duper hot actors. Here are my top five sexy heroes out of adaptations of urban fantasy.

5. Timothy Olyphant in I Am Number Four
I’m such a sucker for nice arms, and they don’t get any nicer than Timothy Olyphant’s. I actually saw this movie before I read the book, and I’ve loved both, even though they’re so different. Having this hunk of man to look at definitely doesn’t hurt.

4. Ryan Kwanten in True Blood
If you check the dictionary for the words “man candy,” they would just have a picture of Jason Stackhouse. To be fair, his picture would also be next to “makes bad decisions” and “

3. Ryan Reynolds in Blade Trinity
Honestly, I could probably just make a list of hot Ryan Reynolds characters. My belly dance teacher even taught us where the psoas muscles are by calling them the “yummy Ryan Reynolds muscles,” which should really become the clinical term for them. (Hint: You know those lines sticking out of his jeans that you have the crazy urge to lick? Psoas.)

2. Alexander Skarsgard in True Blood
Wait... what were we talking about? I just got lost in Eric Northman’s dreamy eyes. The cast of True Blood really deserves a list all its own (just like each one of Ryan Reynold’s pecs), but I couldn’t write a list of hot guys and not mention our favorite Viking.

1. Alex Pettyfer in Beastly (TIED)
I can’t believe I almost didn’t watch this movie because of Vanessa Hudgens. Thank goodness for an 8 hour flight from Europe to convince me otherwise! Alex Pettyfer isn’t just muscly and hunky; he’s absolutely beautiful. I wonder if it hurt when he fell from heaven. (Ouch, sorry, bad line.)

1. Ian Somerhalder in The Vampire Diares (TIED)
I seriously debated including Damon. If you follow my blog at all (link:, I dedicate whole posts to this gorgeous man. But I just couldn’t finish this list in good conscience without mentioning him just once. I mean, have you SEEN him? And the actor is really nice to animals. Swoon.

If I was going to cast a super duper hot actor as the hero in my book, James Faulkner, I would totally cast Ewan McGregor. He has just the right amount of bad assery and gentleness... and the gorgeous body doesn’t hurt.


But to be fair, I would cast Ewan McGregor as EVERYBODY in my book if I could get away with it. Even the female characters. He is that hot.

Who are your favorite hot urban fantasy heroes?

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PhotobucketPolicing 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...


  1. This post is making me want to read more urban fantasy. I am still a romance reader, although I have read some urban fantasy. Thanks for the yummy movie recommendations too.

  2. I really loved Chris Hemsworth in Thor. I guess I'm a sucker for hero movies. Love Timothy and Ewan too.

  3. I'm stuck on Eric too but that picture of Jason(Ryan) has me possibly reconsidering my fave.

  4. Great post! I think I'd cast Ewan McGregor as all of my heroes as well-what's not to love about that man???

    I'm with Rain-Chris Hemsworth as Thor just pulled on my heartstrings. Loved him. I also like Josh Dallas as Prince Charming in Once Upon A Time.