Blog Post: Writer Wednesday guest author Moira Rogers and Giveaway!

From Thea:  I’m very happy to have friends and talented paranormal romance writers Moira Rogers for this week’s Writer Wednesday visit.

You might have noticed the odd plurals in that sentence… and that is because Moira Rogers is actually the pen name for a successful writer team, Bree and Donna.  Thank you, Bree and Donna, for coming to visit!

They are offering a giveaway this week, and the details follow at the end of this blog post.


Bree: So, when Thea asked us to guest post, I begged her for a little inspiration.  This is because I have a well documented terror of guest posts, seeing as my idea of a blog post involves photoshopping berets on to bunnies and pretending they’re an army sent by Keith Melton to destroy me.

Donna: Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean Keith isn’t out to get you.  Ahem.

Bree: But she offered me several ideas, including one I sort of loved: a fictional freebie list.  Five fictional characters our spouses would have to forgive us for ravishing if we happened upon them in a sexy situation.

Donna:  I don’t understand why these need to be fictional, BTW, since I have one of these for real.  (George Clooney, Taylor Kitsch, Jon Hamm, Scarlett Johannson, and Joe Manganiello.  They haven’t shown up at my house yet, for some reason.)

Bree: Well, they don’t HAVE to be fictional. But everyone on twitter already knows your actual list, Donna.

Donna:  Mmm. Taylor Kitsch has to have Tim Riggins hair, otherwise I’m subbing him out for Eion Bailey.  What were we talking about, again?

Bree: Fictional characters. Like Tim Riggins. Except maybe not, because I’m not sure I would put him on my Fictional Freebie list.  No offense, Tim Riggins.  If fictional athletes are on the menu, no one tops my first literary love–Calvin O’Keefe from A Wrinkle in Time. (Wait, maybe my list is going to turn into fictional men I’d marry. Because I’d marry him. Fictionally.)

Donna:  Stu Redman from Stephen King’s The Stand.  Perfect husband material.

Bree: So is Helo aka Lieutenant Karl Agathon from the Battlestar Galactica reboot. I think he might actually literally be the most honorable man in the galaxy. And he’s hot like burning.

Donna:  If we’re talking about the whole galaxy, I want Clint Barton, AKA Hawkeye, from the Marvel universe.  I love a man with good aim. (That sounded so dirty.)

Bree: Yeah it did. But hell, why restrict ourselves to this galaxy. Anne Bishop’s Black Jewels books gave me Lucivar, and I’ve never loved a cold-blooded killer more.

Donna:  This is where you lose me.  I’d rather have Nathaniel Eaton, captain’s son and true hero of The Witch of Blackbird Pond.  What a ginger dreamboat.

Bree: I’m going straight for a prince, then. Rohan, Prince of the Desert in Melanie Rawn’s Dragon Prince.  Not only was he killer in a knife fight, he was smart. SMART with a capital S-M-A-R-T. Brains are so sexy.

Donna:  If we’re going for smart men now, I want Atticus Finch.

Bree: Well, it was smart men or historical men.  Though if you’re taking Nathaniel Eaton, that frees up Mr. Darcy for me. Because, well, come on. Do I even have to explain?

Donna:  Okay, fine.  A scoundrel.  I call dibs on Rhett Butler.

Bree: That’s quite we have going.  I picked a scientist, a spaceship pilot, a warrior, a prince and a broody gentleman.  I’m…not sure what the common denominator is there.

Donna:  For mine, it’s integrity.  They all have it in spades, and it guides them in everything they do.  That’s hot.

Bree: You’re right. Honor.  I find honor very sexy.  So now we leave you with a question, readers…who are your top five fictional loves, and what trait ties them together?  Can you find the common theme among your favorites?  Let us know!


Thea again:  Bree and Donna are offering to one lucky commenter their pick from Moira Roger’s backlist, which can be found here:

So after you enter the giveaway by answering Bree’s question in a comment, go shop and daydream about which digital title you would enjoy…

As with all my Writer Wednesday guest contests, this giveaway ends at 12 noon MDT, on Friday May 4th.  Good luck!

18 Responses

  1. julaine says:

    Looks are good. Brains are a must. Humor is a definite plus. Steadfast and loyal to his or her partner? Oh, yeah. All this things get added to my personal hotness scale and it changes and varies according to my whims and moods but here are 4 in no particular order and then my all time scorching favorite.

    1. Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes
    2. Ilona Andrews Kate Daniels
    3. The Fabulous Dr. Who
    4. Jeaniene Frost’s Bones

    …and DRUMROLL… my fangirl squeeze for…

    5. J.D.Robb’s Roarke (What is there not to love about
    that sexy Irishman. He has to be a literary device.
    because no one is that perfect. He’s like Buddha,
    but he looks like Matt Bomar, but not gay and with
    Bill Gates smarts and not his corporate raiding.
    He’s the Chinese takeoyt menu of romantic heroes.

    Picking a Ebook from the Moira Rogers Blacklist would be tough because I already have most of your work already and can I say that I really admire the fact that two people can work so well together. I wish you were continuing the Red Rocks Pass and the Sanctuary stories and can I give a small shout out to
    Lars and Claire from Moonshine?

    Good luck with Impulse, the next entry in your Southern Arcana series due in September.

    • Moira Rogers - Bree says:

      Awww, thanks so much! Your list is awesome. 🙂 (And your wish is granted…we ARE continuing the Sanctuary stories! A new one is on the schedule for January 2013 now!)

  2. julaine says:

    Great! Off to update my organizer now. Have you decided on a title? I really think Samhain has become my favorite ePress. I have purchassed over 300 titles from. them since 2008. So many great authors like yourselves getting a start and established authors getting a chance to place shorter or more experimental work that wouldn’t have a chance of be published normally.

  3. Jeannie Smith says:

    Anyone with a English or Scottish accent for me. Jamie from Outlander is a no-brainer for me. I also love Jeaniene Frost’s Bones.

  4. julaine says:

    I forgot that you wanted to know what was the common thread woven through my gallery of characters. That would be that the authors through their choice of words made me fall in love with their creation and carry a little piece of him or her heart with me until I can share more of their continuing adventures.

  5. Pam Brewer says:


    Great post. Some of my five favorite fictional loves are: Jim Butcher, Charles (Alpha Omega) Bones (Night Huntress) Curran (Kate Daniels) and Adam (Mercy Thompson). The traits that tie them are integrity, humor and of course they all have some sex appeal.

    Thanks for the chance.

    • C.D. says:

      But Jim Butcher isn’t fictional. Is that fair?

      Maybe you mean Butcher’s Gaius Octavian (“Tavi”) from the Codex Alera, or his Harry Dresden.

      Or, no? An imaginary version of Jim Butcher, as improved by immediate availability?

  6. Laurie says:

    Ok, Bones is getting alot of votes, maybe it’s the accent. I have to include Bones and Adam (Mercy) as well and Clay (Kelley Armstrong’s Otherworld plus southern accent), Acheron (Sherrilyn Kenyon) and Zsadist (JR Ward). I think the thread is that they love their ladies, faults and all, and would do anything for them and to protect them. Also, some have tragic pasts that they have overcome, it’s awesome to see someone do that.

  7. bn100 says:

    Fun post. Sebastian from The Devil in Winter, Harry from Tempt Me At Twilight, Leo from Married By Morning, Cam from Mine Till Midnight, Kev from Seduce Me At Sunrise

    They are all Lisa Kleypas heroes and are caring and protective.

  8. gamistress66 says:

    oh, i can’t just pick 5, all my other heroes would be jealous 😉 of course it’s easy to explain some of what they have in common — a sense of honor (even if it’s following a code that’s all their own), a sense of humor (may be a little quirky or sarcastic, but it’s there), & a willingness to go “above & beyond” for those they care about, particularly their heroine.

  9. Brenda Hyde says:

    Man, how am I suppose to pick? That’s just crazy.

    1. Aragorn from Lord of the Rings
    2. Vlad from Jeaniene Frost’s books
    3. Adam from Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series
    4. Rhys from The Iron Duke
    5. Hunter from the Sign of the Zodiac by Vicki Pettersson

    Okay– these come to mind first. They are all alpha males who are smart… guess that kind of covers my husband too. LOL

  10. So many great replies! I especially agree with those who like Adam…oh, he’s one of my favorites. (Honor again! He’s got so much of it!)

  11. thea says:

    *waving at everybody* My two cents; Honor and ethics are so sexy! And kindness. 🙂

  12. Amanda Grinstead says:

    That’s an awesome question!! My top 5 include Mr. Darcy of P&P, Peta from The Hunger Games, Jericho Barrons of KMM’s Fever Series, Mick from Allyson James’ Stormwalker Series and either Curran from Ilona Andrew’s Kate Daniels series or John Pritkin from Karen Chance’s Cassandra Palmer Series. Most of these men share a deep sense of commitment to something, whether it’s honour, the greater good, standing firm in their self of self or loving their woman wholeheartedly. They’re all witty, clever and strong (in terms of personality) in their own ways. The black sheep here is Jericho Barrons who is NOT necessarily a good guy at all but he’s got a magnetism that’s off the charts so I have to include him here.

  13. Yami says:

    I would have to say here’s my list..

    1. Sha Gojyo from Kazuya Minekura saiyuki.
    2. Brad Crawford from wieß kreuz by project wieß.
    3. Tzader from baledor series by Dianna love and sherrilyn Kenyon.
    4. Vane from sherrilyn Kenyon DH

    What the all have in common
    1. Honest
    2. Protective
    3. Stand up for what they believe in.
    4. Taunt their enemy.
    5. Would do anything to get their goal done..

    I have a scandalous rogue an assassin, a were, and yeah its an interesting list not sure on that order though.yamikokoro(@)