Monday, 14 January 2008

Gorgeous Heroes!

First up = a big congratulations to Mona Hassan who was the lucky winner in our New Year books competition - books by me, Kate Hewitt, Christina Hollis, India Grey and Lynne Marshall will be winging their way to you shortly!
Thanks to everyone who entered... and yes, as always, there'll be another chance to win sometime soon so keep popping back! :)

Romance Junkies have reviewed "All Night with the Boss" and given it a 4.5!!!

"ALL NIGHT WITH THE BOSS is a fun, sexy read that will test your every emotion and leave the reader feeling completely satisfied. As much as I understood Lissa’s reluctance, I was rooting for Rory all the way, he was the perfect hero to the end. ALL NIGHT WITH THE BOSS is Natalie Anderson’s debut novel, and if this is just a taste of what she has to offer, then romance readers are in for a real treat."

You can read the whole review here!

Meanwhile, eHarlequin has a totally revamped community forum (it is SO cool) and it a wonderful place for readers, authors and gonnabe writers to meet and interact. Many readers post reviews of the books they're reading for their 100,000 book challenge anmd yes, there are a couple of reviews of ANWTB - and as with the Romance Junkies review, a common theme seems to be how much the reader likes Rory (the hero)- as Bonsal says:

"I like it when a hero really is a good guy rather than a jerk until the end. Rory is an especially likeable hero in my opinion."

- thank you Bonsal and I'm so chuffed you enjoyed the book :)

I like a hero who has a sense of humour, who appreciates a woman who can give as good as she gets and who has the strength to go for what he wants. Rory is no pushover - he's willing to do whatever necessary to get what he wants!
Alpha heroes can still be witty and charming, if you ask me those kind are the most dangerous of all! Because when they go into full Alpha mode - hell, watch out!
In the book that was just accepted the hero, Blake, starts off as a great guy - incredibly sexy, funny and very confident. He's out for a good time and to give that girl a good time - perfect hot young hero stuff! ;) But when something happens to threaten something he holds incredibly dear, then sorry honey, the party's over. He'll do whatever it takes to ensure his treasure is protected. If there's an obstacle, he'll move it, and no way will he let her obstruct him!!!
The Alpha male is wonderful - he just needs strong, valid motivation... then he can be tough and masterful and determined to be in control (ha! the guy's deluding himself). But I do think a sexy sense of humour is still possible and in infact, the absolute icing :)

So, what type of hero does it for you?!


Donna Alward said...

Congrats on the great review! ANWTB is taunting me from the coffee table, but I'm digging in tonight. :-)

Mona said...

Thank you so much, Natalie. It was such a wonderful surprise. Can hardly wait to read the books.
Definitely a Happy New Year;-)

Natalie Anderson said...

Hi Donna - congrats on getting that WIP dones tho!!!

And Mona - I'm so pleased!! Have a wonderful time reading them all won't you :)