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: http://www.moirarogers.com/all-digital
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!