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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Welcome to M.V. Freeman

Please join us as we welcome our great friend M.V. Freeman here to celebrate the release of her debut book!

She is going to talk with us about Dangerous Heroes!

 Mary Writes:

The Dangerous Hero

He eyes you across the room, gaze cool, predatory and it makes you shiver, just a little. The smoke from his cigar spiraling up around his rough hewn face makes your heart stutter. No matter what you do, you find yourself looking in his direction and he never stops watching…
He is not good for you.
But he draws you.
And when you finally meet him—he tears your world apart.
This is Mikhail Petrov, the hero that I wrote for my book Incandescent.  
He is brutal, charming, and desperate. He was the hardest hero in the world to write—but now he is my muse. 

He is not your guy next door person. He’s more of the get the restraining order, swat team, and contemplate witness protection program.  

I *adore* this type of hero.
But I don’t want the dangerous man in my real world ( I married a very nice guy), but I love to read about him or watch one.  You know the type—the overbearing, pushy, always gets his way.  We usually see them on Twenty-Twenty exposes or America’s most wanted.
Makes me wonder what that says about me?

I tried writing Mikhail as a good hero--you know, the morally up right kinda guy like the Captain America type who always makes the right choices. Boring. It just didn’t work. It fell flat, the dialogue didn’t zing.  But when I made him bad, it changed the playing field. 
I have friend that wants the good guy—always. But I can’t. I need the Damon from Vampire Diaries—who will do anything to accomplish his goals.
Mikhail does just that.

What do you want? The good guy? The bad guy? Or the one that you’re not sure of…..
Let me know!

I asked M.F. Freeman to tell us some about her debut release, Incandescent:
Some gifts are unwanted, and Laurie’s Hudson’s affinity for fire is one she hates. It has destroyed her relationship with her family and she has few friends. She’s fought hard to keep the fire inside suppressed, living a low key life as a bartender, until a brutal and charming man blows into her life.
Around Mikhail Petrov, her careful control disintegrates. She is at once drawn to his urbane, cool demeanor and irritated by his overbearing manner. Her options are taken away when he kidnaps her, forcing her into a fight she wants nothing to do with. 
As she learns to survive, Laurie faces the hardest choice of all, her freedom or the destruction of the frustrating man she’s come to care for. 

Some things you like to know about M.V. 
and where to find her!

M.V. Freeman is a native of Minnesota, but calls North Alabama her home. She is a member of RWA, and the chapters: Georgia Romance Writers, Southern Magic, and Heart of Dixie. By day her mind is filled with medical jargon at the local health clinic, but at night she finds herself exploring alternate worlds within our own. Heavily influenced by Slavic languages and culture, you will find she weaves these elements into her stories. Her award winning current story INCANDESCENT is the first in a series. She is currently working on the second book in the series while plotting another project.  When she is not writing, she’s reading, cooking, throwing around kettle bells, or making coffee.

You can find her at:
Website: www.mvfreeman.com
Email: mvfreeman@ymail.com          
Twitter: @MVFree
Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15726728-incandescent

Thank so much for having me on this blog today. I am honored! And happy that Alicia Pace (Jean & Stephanie) and Katherine Bone are going to be celebrating their releases with Crimson Romance.
Mikhail likes tea and vodka. Unfortunately our state doesn’t allow me to send alcohol by mail—so I will give tea to one lucky commentator!


  1. Congratulations, Mary!

    I'm partial to those guys who are tough and mean to everyone but the heroine. He wants to treat her like everyone else but keeps catching himself acting *snort* gentle. Of course, what you and I think is gentle, and what a man thinks is gentle, may be two different things. Love it!

    1. Hey Carla! I love your description of a hero!

    2. Ohhh, I love me a tough and mean hero! Two of my all time favorites are Wolf MacKenzie from MacKenzie's Mountain and Wulfgar from the Wolf and the Dove. Hmmm, I see a trend!

    3. Thanks Carla! And I agree...gentle to a guy can and is completely different.

      And Stephanie, I *totally* forgot about Wulfgar, he was one of my favorites! Thank you for reminding me of him.

  2. Welcome, Mary. Of course Mikhail likes tea! Bet he drinks it in a dirty mug.

    I think notification of your real life physical party came across my fb when I was in Scotland so I didn't realize it was happening until, well, it was happening.

    I will just have to party with you here!

    1. oooh, I wish I could be in scotland partying...that would be fun! :)

      We can always have another party for a few of *ahem* debut authors here. Just something to ponder.

  3. Yay!!! MV Freeman is here!!! (waving) I'm so glad you could spend time with us on the blog!!

    Mikhail is an awesome hero! I love heroes who are driven by circumstances beyond their control but who also have honorable intentions. Of course, these heroes are passionate creatures sidelined by the one woman with the power to upend everything they've strived for in their lives. And, it is through these heroines the hero is empowered to achieve his goals.

    Wishing you the greatest success with INCANDESCENT!

    1. Thank you so much Kathy!

      Mikhail is different all right--but the heroine--she was tougher. I had to grow her, make her strong. That was the hard part. In then end, I liked the result. :)

  4. Hey all, MV will be with us later today. Don't despair if she doesn't answer right away. ;)

    1. Thank you Kathy,

      I'm always late. Me and the rabbit from Alice in Wonderland are related.

      And a watch doesn't seem to help...sigh.

  5. Cool post, Mary. Fellow lover of the bad boy here :-) Mikhail is one of my favorite characters, ever. Congrats on your new release!

    1. Moriah, you like bad boys, eh? Mikhail sure hits the spot, doesn't he?

    2. Thank you so much Moriah! ;)

      You honor me greatly!

      I do adore him. But there is another hero I've come across who I like just as much. I believe his name is Wilhelm....*grin*

  6. Good afternoon, Mary! Mikhail is a very cool hero. I have a certain fondness for the bad boy. I wish you much success with INCANDESCENT!

    1. Another bad boy lover. Hey Crystal, that reminds me of another bad boy, Sideon. Yeah. Just sayin...

    2. Crystal--thank you! I appreciate that more than you know.

      But I think I'm going to create an even more difficult hero coming up. ;) I do love a challenge!

  7. Sorry I'm late to the parTAY! Welcome Mary! And hmmm....I keep seeing tough and mean, bad boy, and now I see even-more-difficult. Geeze, Mary! You trying to send us into hot flashes, or what! Tehehe...! Keep writing girlfreind! I can't wait for Even-More-Difficult, myself! Ha!

    And you're right. We have us several parties to plan here under the tree! News happens fast around here! :D

    1. I love it---I love to celebrate with y'all. ;)

  8. It has been great to celebrate with M.V. here under the tulip tree. Many thanks M.V. for being here with us and to everyone who stopped by!

    1. Thank you--you made my day, I had fun!