I’ve noticed a growing trend.
I like bad men.
Not just the guys with tough exteriors with gentle hearts. I have a growing fascination with anti-heros that are worse. Recently, I’ve read stories with them doing drugs, womanizing, killing, and even cheating. I wasn’t crazy with the cheating but not enough to stop reading apparently. Would I chase one in reality? No. But here I am routing for the heroine who does.
I’ve created a similar anti-hero in Tane, my Nosferatu pain in the ass in Bait and returning in Catch. I love writing him. He does all the things I wish I had the courage to say and do. But he so refined in comparison to the Nosferatu I met in my head this week. Lucius is an ass kicking, drug abusing, bored warrior. I enjoyed creating a scenario where he encounters a female of his race in heat.
A couple weeks ago I did read something that gave me pause. It’s nice to know that I do have limits. The hero raped a whore as a religious sacrifice. Not my cup of tea. She enjoyed it and he didn’t beat her or anything but I got dizzy. LOL
Do you like bad heros? Why?
Where do you draw the line?
I’m at LSB blog today as well. Come check out Book 2 of The Angler series: Catch.