Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Guest Post: Author Gina Danna - Her Eternal Rogue

     One of the fun things about writing romance novels is the hero. I love my hero. And frankly, I see him the most clearly in my head as I’m writing. Mr. Tall Dark&-Handsome is sexy, muscular, humorous and a great kisser! After all, he’s my hero!

    Back in the day, twenty-something years ago, when historical romance novels were referred to as ‘bodice-ripping’ tales, we read hot, steamy sex scenes and on the cover, Fabian was our role-model for the hero. My, things have changed.

    First, covers have evolved I think. We have moved beyond Fabian and his flowing blond mane to man-chests and these naked torsos are rippling with muscles, a well-defined six-pact, enough to make any woman swoon. The many covers that have the hero and heroine on it, they are often entwined in sexy, slightly erotic poses that display gorgeous appeal and tension – the type of involvement we want to read. Ooo la la!

    With such beautiful covers out, how could you not make your hero sexy yet totally masculine? When I wrote Her Eternal Rogue, my mind conjured up an image of my vampire/pirate, Alexander, and that picture was of Ian Somerhalder – Damon on Vampire Diaries. The man is hot, sexy with those bluish-grey eyes and his sexy grin that could easily convince me to tilt my head, begging him to bite me. Granted, the cover model isn’t Ian but he too is so handsome, how could I say no?

    As to the sex in today’s stories, a great many sex scenes are hot. Writers now, I think have more advantage to be more revealing, more in depth and what doesn’t help an author more than a sinfully gorgeous man? Once more, Ian as Alexander was a go for me. And with the pictures of him, both on the show and online, you can feel yourself melting in his arms. Oh my…

    There’s nothing more appealing than a hot man – don’t you agree? Yum!

Title: Her Eternal Rogue
Author: Gina Danna
Genre: Historical Paranormal Romance
Number of Pages: 284
Publisher: To The Bitter End Publishing

Alexander Barrington flees his tyrannical uncle for the open seas where he becomes a ruthless pirate who turns vampire.

Captured and sentence to hang, a fate he must avoid to keep his vampire self hidden, a reprieve comes if he rescues Lady Lavinia Sinclair from the French pirates and returns her to her betrothed in England.

Alexander falls for the woman who makes him feel human and alive, but can he really have her without exposing what he is – a thief, the undead? The damned? Refusing to taint her innocence any further, he erases her memory of him and vanquishes into the night but can he really exist without her?

Author Bio:

Gina has spent the better part of her life reading. History has been her love and she spent numerous hours devouring historical romance stories, dreaming of writing one of her own. Years later, after receiving undergraduate and graduate degrees in History, writing academic research papers and writing for museum programs and events, she finally found the time to write her own stories of historical romantic fiction.

Now, under the supervision of her three dogs and three cats, she writes amid a library of research books, with her only true break away is to spend time with her other life long dream – her Arabian horse – with him, her muse can play.

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Where to find Gina:

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  1. I do agree, there is nothing better than a hot man. Tweeted and shared on FB.

  2. Lol, love this post. Got in a whole discussion with my husband the other day about the types of males on romance covers and he thinks we need more variety, lol. Oh how the tables have turned and times have changed!

  3. Thank you. I agree - and am pleased we're away from Fabio. :)

  4. Love sexy men too! I love a man with great eyes too! There has to be intelligence there, or I'm out!

    Loved the interview!

  5. I'm chuckling here. I'm all for a sexy man, but my hubby still has no clue what kind of man I think is sexy. Other than him of course!

  6. I love the new covers. There is something more intimate about a couple in love on a cover than the older clutches!

  7. There's nothing more appealing than a hot man--totally agree! Love the cover!

  8. I've had terrible luck with gorgeous men. I've been happier with appealing, but not gorgeous fellows.