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Guest Author: Cindy Myers – The Perfect Hero

Posted January 20, 2010 by Holly in Giveaways, Promotions | 14 Comments

Today we have Harlequin author Cindi Myers visiting to celebrate her two January releases: The Father For Her Son and Melting Point in the anthology Baby It’s Cold Outside. It’s no secret that I’m a huge Harlequin SuperRomance fan. I’ve read several of Cindi’s novels and I’m very pleased to have her here talking about the perfect hero.


The Perfect Hero
by Cindi Myers

What kind of man do you think makes the perfect hero for a romance novel? Are you a fan of Alpha males? Does a dark, brooding man do it for you? Do you think single dads are sexy, or do you prefer cowboys?

I’m always curious what readers are drawn to. I’ll admit I like a man who’s strong but not domineering. And I like a guy who’s a little rough around the edges — someone who’s made mistakes and learned from them.

The heroes of my two latest releases have those qualities. Troy, the hero of The Father For Her Son, had a reckless, impetuous youth. In fact, he ended up in jail for his mistakes. Now he’s out and determined to patch things up with the only woman he’s ever loved, and to be a father to the son he’s never met.

Then there’s Kristjan, the hero of “Melting Point” — my contribution to the anthology, Baby, It’s Cold Outside. Kristjan is Iceland’s Olympic gold medalist, a national hero with a reputation as a bit of a playboy. But all Kristjan really wants is to find his place in the world — to find the sense of purpose and belonging that the heroine can give him.

In real life, I think of lots of different types of men when I hear the word hero — certainly policemen, firemen and soldiers — anyone who risks his life for others. But single dads — and married dads who take an equal role in raising their children — are heroes. The mechanic who fixes my car is a hero. My own husband is my personal hero for little things he does every day.

So — what kind of man do you like to read about as the hero of a romance novel?


Leave a comment on this post letting us know what kind of hero you like to read about, or with a question for Cindi, and you can win a copy of either The Father For Her Son or Baby It’s Cold Outside; your choice of either print or eBook. We have one copy of each to giveaway, so let us know which you’d prefer.

Contest ends Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 11:59 p.m.


Harlequin Superromance
January 2010
Life hasn’t been easy for single mom Marlee Britton, but she’s proud of her ability to look after herself and her son. Then old flame Troy Denton shows up after seven years, wanting to be a father to his son. and to rekindle his relationship with Marlee. While Troy struggles to prove himself trustworthy, Marlee wonders how she can ever give her heart to the man who broke it so long ago.

with Jennifer Greene and Merline Lovelace
Harlequin Anthology
January 2010
Kristjan Gunnarson is Iceland’s first ever Olympic medalist. Coloradoan Stacy Bristol thinks he’ll be the perfect model for her new advertising campaign, but she isn’t prepared for the impact handsome Kristjan has on her. As she supervises filming around Iceland, Stacy fights her attraction to Kristjan. Can a down-to-business American and a footloose Icelander find love in the land of ice and fire?

Cindi Myers became one of the most popular people in eighth grade when she and her best friend wrote and illustrated their own historical romance novel. The manuscript was eventually confiscated by her English teacher, who told her she should spend her time learning to properly conjugate a sentence. Since then, Cindi has gone on to write more than three dozen novels, both historical and contemporary. She also teaches writing and is a popular speaker and workshop presenter. She produces a weekly market newsletter at http://www.cindimyersmarketnews.wordpress.com Visit her website at http://www.CindiMyers.com

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