Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Do You Like Fantasy?

You know why I love Gena Showalter books? Because she knows how to write fantasy.

1. Intelligent, resilient heroine
2. Stong, dependable hero who usually has a troubled past
3. Two people who fit - who make each other complete and help heal emotional scars
4. A man who knows how to pleasure his woman beyond her wildest dreams
5. A woman who knows how to give her man exactly what he needs (even if he doesn't know that he needs it)
6. Villains who are truly villainous - evil, creative, creepy, strong - real challenges for the hero/heroine
7. Women who don't need or want to be rescued but who will accept a partner
8. Settings full of imaginative twists on old legends, new creatures and quests
9. Wonderful description that puts us in the scene
10. Sexy and fun banter between characters

If you like this kind of fantasy, then you'll like Gena Showalter's HQN series. Her Alien Huntress has these elements but it's much edgier and darker. We go from sassy to smartass. ;-) But the heroes are so sexy they make the pages steamy. I am DYING to read about a secondary character in Showalter's upcoming book ENSLAVE ME SWEETLY (a superb book). I'm using all my wiles to make her write a book about him with ME as the heroine. If you have any affection for me at all, please tell Gena she should do so. ;-)


Michele said...

Consider it done.
Well, at least me putting in a good word...*wink*

Gena Showalter said...

I think that can be arranged...:)

Kelli McBride said...

Oh Goodddddyyyyy! Wait until you all read this book! You will see EXACTLY why I am lusting for this character. He is so hot! And yet, he never overshadows the hero, Lucius Adaire (who is perfect for Eden Black). He just appears as a strong secondary character that grabs your attention and leaves you wanting more.

Dana Pollard said...

Kelli, I think Gena is sweet for doing this for you. Don't tell her I said so, though! hehe

I can't wait to see what she comes up with for you! ;)

Betty S said...

Gena’s heroes should be illegal they are so damned hot!


Last I heard the surgeon general my require a warning label before women everywhere start having these visions and fantasies that absolutely melt you to the bone.

Oh, my God.
I'm fanning myself again.

Anonymous said...

LOL }:)