Not Your Typical Romance Hero by Lucy Felthouse
I admit it, most of the heroes I write into my stories are tall, muscular types that a large percentage of women would swoon over – typical romance heroes. Think Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Chris Hemsworth… you get the idea. I write these types of guys because I swoon over them too, and it’s much easier to write about a hunky hero if you think he’s hot, too. After all, if you don’t love him, your heroine probably won’t, and nor will your readers.
Despite all that, in my latest release, which is also my first ever novella, I have not gone for the typical romance hero. Damien, the male lead does not look like any of the male celebrities I fancy, nor does he look like he should be gracing the cover of a magazine. But I love him anyway. Why? Because it’s so damn hard not to! He may be of average height and average build, with long curly hair and glasses, but he’s still uber cute. He’s super smart, and loves books and travel – he even works in a bookshop! He also has the most adorable dimples, is shy, and loves chocolate. He may not be a typical romance hero, but he is still totally and utterly swoonworthy.
Do you love him yet? I want you to, but not too much, because he’s mine! 😉 Or at least, he would be if he was a real person, and y’know, I didn’t already have a boyfriend.
Want to fall in love with him for yourself? Then grab my first ever erotic romance novella, Off the Shelf, which appears in The Secret Library: Silk Stockings, from Xcite Books.
At 35, travel writer Annalise is fed up with insensitive comments about being left on the shelf. It’s not as if she doesn’t want a man, but her busy career doesn’t leave her much time for relationships. Sexy liaisons with passing acquaintances give Annalise physical satisfaction, but she needs more than that. She wants a man who will satisfy her mind as well as her body. But where will she find someone like that? It seems Annalise may be in luck when a new member of staff starts working in the bookshop at the airport she regularly travels through. Damien appears to tick all the boxes; he’s gorgeous, funny and intelligent, and he shares Annalise’s love of books and travel. The trouble is, Damien’s shy and Annalise is terrified of rejection. Can they overcome their fears and admit their feelings, or are they doomed to remain on the shelf?
More info, excerpt and buy links: http://lucyfelthouse.co.uk/published-works/the-secret-library-silk-stockings/
Lucy is a graduate of the University of Derby, where she studied Creative Writing. During her first year, she was dared to write an erotic story – so she did. It went down a storm and she’s never looked back. Lucy has had stories published by Cleis Press, Constable and Robinson, House of Erotica, Noble Romance, Ravenous Romance, Resplendence Publishing, Summerhouse Publishing, Sweetmeats Press and Xcite Books. She is also the editor of Uniform Behaviour and Seducing the Myth. Find out more at http://www.lucyfelthouse.co.uk. Join her on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to her newsletter at: http://eepurl.com/gMQb9