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Over the next several weeks I'll be featuring our authors from this fabulous new line as they each tell us about their top 5 favorite paranormal characters. Today's guest is Kristin Miller. Her book, Gone With the Wolf features an oh so sexy Alpha Werewolf who knows what he wants and isn't afraid to go after it. Please join me in welcoming Kristin and celebrating her new release!
Thank you so much for having me on the blog today! I’m thrilled to be talking about my five favorite paranormal creatures from books or movies.
5. Daniel from Lauren Kate’s Fallen series. Although this series is young adult (and my works are definitely a few notches higher the heat level), I absolutely love Daniel. He’s a fallen angel and has been in love with Luce Price since The Fall. There is something about a love that transcends time that moves me. He’s so sweet, yet fights for what he wants: the love of his life. He’s the kind of hero who melts your heart.
4. Selene (Kate Beckinsale) from Underworld. Okay, what’s not to like? She’s a vampire, and a kick-ass heroine who stands up against her own family for what she believes to be right. She’s a death dealer—a woman in a man’s profession. She makes me want to squeeze my ass into a leather leotard for my husband and invest in blue cat-eye contacts. My dear husband won’t get either from me, but at least we own the Blue-ray of the flick so I’m constantly inspired. :grin:
3. Cian from Nora Robert’s The Circle Trilogy. This hero rips my heart out and tears it to shreds. Every time I read this book I fall in love. Cian is the ultimate tortured hero, written how only The Great Nora can. He is a vampire who has tired of the sour hand he’s been dealt. The last thing he wants is to fall in love…which is the one thing he needs to save his soul. Perfection.
2. Damon Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries. I know the Top 5 was reserved for characters from books or movies, but how could I leave him out? Damon is the dark-haired, light-eyed vamp who is bad to the bone. We get glimpses of his soft interior when he’s around Elena, and that just makes me root for him all the more. There is no greater hero than the one who faces the world head on, then falls to his knees in front of his lover.
1. Rhage from J.R. Ward’s Lover Eternal. I saved the best for last. Rhage is a vampire who is animalistic to the extreme. He drives a bad ass car, is sexy as hell, and acts like he’s constantly fighting with himself to control his natural urges. It’s that danger—the constant wonder if he’s going to snap, throw you over his shoulder and carry you to bed—that makes me fall for him. He’s not bad, per se; he’s just rough and undeniably alpha. So hot.
Little secret: Although he didn’t make the list, I totally crushed on Michael J. Fox from Teen Wolf as a pre-teen. (Shhh…don’t tell.) I think that’s why I like writing werewolves so much. ;)
Thanks Kristin! That's a mighty fine list you got there. I could stare (okay and drool) over #2 all day. Ian Somerhalder is sooooo hot.
Kristin Miller has had a passion for language and literature her whole life. Born and raised in northern California, she often made up stories about faraway places and edge-of-your-seat adventures. After graduating from Humboldt State University, Kristin taught high school and middle school English, married her college sweetheart, and had two beautiful munchkins. In 2008, she took time off from teaching to raise her children, and started writing while they napped.
Her first novel was published in 2011, and since then she has had seven other novels published (mostly paranormal romances). She is the author of the dark and gritty Vampires of Crimson Bay series and the short-but-steamy Isle of Feralon novellas.
CEO and alpha werewolf Drake Wilder has given up the search for his one true love. When he discovers that she’s a secretary in his company, Drake’s primal instincts kick into overdrive.
What he wouldn’t give to have her fingers rake over his body instead of the keyboard…
Free-spirited bartender Emelia Hudson wants nothing more than to make her Seattle-based bar succeed. But when profits decline, she slips into a dress suit and secures a nine-to-five. After learning that her bar has become property of Wilder Financial, Emelia is determined to get some answers.
Two can play the ruthless business game. If only her attraction to the boss wasn’t so intense…
When Drake’s twin brother senses that Drake has found his match—and now inherits their father’s billion dollar estate—he hatches a plan to take Emelia out. Drake vows to protect her at all costs, but he might have to pay with his own life.