Today is guest day. I love reading fellow Kiwi authors and so today a new friend Barbara DeLeo (great names start with de...) is stopping by to say hi. I hope you'll give her a warm welcome. She's even generously offered a book for one lucky commenter. Welcome!
Hi Michele and thanks so much for having me on the blog today. Congratulations on all your success with The Boss and her Billionaire and on your new release, A Talon at her Throat.
You write such gorgeous heroes – men who know exactly what they want and who are not afraid to go after it. It’s got me thinking about why there are some heroes that can make me melt into a little puddle while I’m reading, and others who make me want to poke them with a very sharp stick. And I’m also wondering if there are some traits that are universal for heroes. Honesty? Selflessness? The understanding that no matter how much your butt itches there’s never a good time to scratch it?
In the interests of full disclosure, I thought I’d do a top ten list of the traits I like a hero to have.
#10 He knows just the right moment to fill my glass and when to empty the garbage.
#9 Even a white t-shirt and jeans make him look like a god
#8 He’s kind to animals and children, and remembers his mother’s birthday
#7 He smells of hard work and sea breeze and sunshine
#6 Should I swoon, he’d scoop me up without flinching
#5 He understands that ice cream is my drug of choice
#4 He knows my bum never looks big in anything no matter how many times I ask
#3 He recognizes the business end of a fry pan and a vacuum cleaner
#2 He values friends and the time to do the things that make his eyes shine
#1 He laughs and lives and loves with gusto
Now it’s your turn! Barbara has an e copy of her debut novel, Contract for Marriage to give away to a commenter who lists the top three things they look for in a hero.
Contract for Marriage
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Barbara DeLeo’s first book, co-written with her best friend, was a story about beauty queens in space. She was eleven, and the sole, handwritten copy was lost years ago, much to everyone’s relief. It’s some small miracle that she kept the faith and is now living her dream of writing sparkling contemporary romance with unforgettable characters.
After completing degrees in Psychology and English then traveling the world, Barbara married her winemaker hero and had two sets of twins. She still loves telling stories about finding love in all the wrong places, with not a beauty queen or spaceship in sight.