She is going to talk with us about Dangerous Heroes!
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.
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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!