Current Project: St. Patrick's Day Anthology
Status: Chapter 7 plot points developed
I am at the point I love spring break. No kids, only my own, who are all grown up and live in their own places. Now I miss them a lot. I would love to have them at my home more often. However, I am spending the day babysitting my first grandbaby. I love babysitting but it can be very frustrating.
Dark heroes, alpha heroes, we love to hate them. The first romance I ever read was given to me by my mother-in-law. She gave me a book by Heather Graham. I fell in love with the pirate/spy. He was very dark yet I adored him. It seems to me that in the last 10 years the alpha hero has vanished.
Devil Blackmoor the hero in my second book My Angel was very Alpha. Yes, he was arrogant. But no, he never abused the love of his life. He never understood why Angela didn't see things the way he did. He was Russian royalty and she was a backwoods peasant from America. What peasant wouldn't want to be his mistress? After all he would love her while he wouldn't love his wife. His wife had to be royalty too. Angela on the other hand would never be anyone's mistress. She would be a wife or nothing at all.
I for one love the alpha/dark hero. Is he making a comeback? Or is he still replaced by the not so alpha hero. In my mind the dark hero cannot knowingly be abusive in anyway. In Devil's case he didn't understand Angela. It was unthinkable to him that she wouldn't be overjoyed to be his mistress. When he finally understood her, he did everything in his power to regain the love that had been lost between them.
So once again I will continue the question: What makes a hero irredeemable?