I am so excited to welcome back Marni Bates to the Tearoom! Marni has joined us to talk about her upcoming release Invisible (which comes out June 25th), and to share some hot guy eye candy from Teen Wolf. You know, as you do. So sit back, enjoy, and take it away Marni!
Romancing the Best Friend!
Well, I know this blog is meant for romance readers (*cough* romance-junkies-just-like-me! *cough*) so I thought I would share what I look for in a man. A fictional man. Y’know, like Scott Fraser, aka the dreamy-yet-super-frustrating photographer that keeps bugging studious Jane Smith in my new book, Invisible.
So I thought I would illustrate my points with these Teen Wolf pics.
Y’know, because it’s important research?
Okay, where to begin…
Attractive feature #1 ~ Intelligence
Let me put it this way: zombies and I have one thing in common–we’re both attracted to braaaiiiins!
Raising your hand in class? An excellent place to start!
Attractive feature #2 ~ Loyalty
It’s always good to know that you’ve got someone watching your back. That there is someone who believes in you and is willing to help out when life gets messy–regardless whether you’ve got a friendship or a relationship. In fact, a great test of character is how somebody treats their friends.
Attractive feature #3 ~ Understands limitations.
Nobody wants to date someone who is too perfect! Or at very least, I wouldn’t! It’s always nice to be around someone who knows their limitations…
Attractive feature #4 ~ Plays to their strengths!
Nothing wrong with a little bit of sarcasm if you ask me. It adds some spice to life.
Attractive feature #5 ~ Opinionated
I happen to think being opinionated is a good thing–for both my male and female characters. I find it refreshing when people know what they believe in and what they enjoy doing. (Then again, I also find it attractive when people are willing to try new things!)
Attractive feature #6 ~ Willingness to compromise
Attractive feature #7 ~ An excellent smolder!
*Snickers* Although let’s be honest, there needs to be some kind of physical sizzle!
Attractive feature #8 ~ A little something extra…
There’s no way to really define that “little something extra” because it’s different for everyone. But in my opinion, there is nothing more wonderful than having someone embrace your quirks and eccentricities because they’re part of an awesome package deal. And maybe this should fall under the “opinionated” header, but I also prefer my heroes to be on the confrontational side. I like someone who isn’t afraid to call you out when they think you’re wrong and who isn’t afraid to push you towards your goals.
That isn’t always comfortable for my heroines. In fact, a number of my heroines would prefer it if these boys would mind their own freaking business, thank you very much!
But it is a whole lot of fun for me!
So I’d love to hear what you look for in a leading man (or lady) for a chance to win a signed copy of Invisible and an ebook copy of Awkward!
Lots of love,
Thanks so much Marni! I can’t wait for Invisible‘s release. And in case you need any more persuasion to buy the book, here’s the awesome book trailer Marni put together for Invisible.
As Marni said above, she is generously giving away a e-copy of Awkward (Nook or Kindle, winner’s choice) and a signed copy of Invisible. US ONLY. So, tell us what you look for in a leading man or lady, and be entered in the giveaway!
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