The Bad Boy
The bad boy holds a special place in my heart. I married the antithesis of a bad boy, but for some reason they hold some appeal. Maybe because I can watch them and be friends with them without worrying about succumbing to their charms. Not that I think I ever really succumbed to anyone’s charms. I don’t trust anyone that much and you come on strong I back off.
And bad boys are fun. Admit it. You know it. I like to be friends with them because they are so much fun.
What are some of the traits of a bad boy?
He’s fun as I said before. He’s confident. He’s good in bed. (Or at least he thinks he is.) He thrives on being bad and he knows how to get you to do what he wants. He has studied women for years and knows every type and how to get past their defenses. Think about your hero. Wouldn’t he be fun to write this way? Wouldn’t it be fun to live vicariously through a guy like this? (What? You don’t sometimes imbue your characters with traits you’d like to have?)
Hollywood bad boys to keep in mind: Colin Farrell (Oh that accent) George Clooney (Could anyone else take Cary Grant’s place?), Cary Grant (Swoon). Even someone like John Mayer can be a bad boy. Think sensitive guitar player. You won’t see that one coming.
So bad boys come in all shapes and sizes. He doesn’t need to be an ex-Special Forces guy. He can be that college professor or the accountant who does your taxes.
My hero in my latest release, Destiny of a Gargoyle, is not a bad boy. His younger brother in a later book is, but that is a post for that release.
Donal Foley was born in a time when magic ruled the Earth.
Gargoyles protected fairies from goblins. His family was a group of elite gargoyles who were assigned to protect a specific fairy. His father’s dereliction of that duty cursed his sons to become stone and wait.
Now reawakened in the twenty first century where no one believes in magic how is he going to convince his fairy that she is one and that she is in danger from a goblin?
He must do that without falling in love with her.
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