Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Supernatural Guide to Awesome Heroes by Rosalie Lario

It’s no secret that I when I’m reading or writing, I prefer my heroes to be extraordinary—whether they have a touch of magic, superhuman abilities, or are entirely non-human. There’s something about a hero with abilities that sucks me right into the storyline. Call it the ultimate escapism, if you will.

So I’m here today to share my guide for what makes the perfect supernatural hero. In order to do it for me, a supernatural hero must be:
  • Stronger than human. Who wants a man with regular old strength, when you can get one with superhuman strength? This is especially so in the paranormal genre, where characters are generally up against badass villains and face larger-than-life situations.
  • Faster than human. For the same reasons noted above.
  • Willing to play by his own rules. Supernatural heroes are already outside the normal realm, so it stands to reason that the regular rules won’t apply to them. A supernatural hero lives by his own rules, and damn anyone who gets in the way of that.
  • Able to use intellect when appropriate, but if not, okay with kicking some ass. There’s nothing sexier than an intelligent hero, one who doesn’t have to resort to violence in order to come out on top. But there are times when intellect alone won’t solve a problem. So a supernatural hero must be willing to get his hands dirty, if that’s what it takes.
  • Sexy. This one’s a no-brainer. Just because a hero is supernatural doesn’t mean that grotesque is okay. Maybe he’s got horns or fangs or glowing red eyes, but if he does, they’ve got to look sexy on him.
  • Full of humor, preferably of the wiseass variety. Because humor is so, so hawt. Give me a smartass with a repertoire of one-liners any day, baby!

My current release, MARK OF THE SYLPH (Book 2 in the Demons of Infernum series), features my ideal supernatural hero. Even though half-demon Taeg has glowing red eyes when unglamoured, the man is still sexy as sin. He’s also stronger and faster than humans and is accustomed to doing things his way. The man isn’t afraid to crack a joke, and he’d much rather do that than fight, but he’ll throw down if it comes to that.

GIVEAWAY: One eCopy of MARK OF THE SYLPH (Book 2 in the Demons of Infernum series) by Rosalie Lario

Half-demon Taeg is desperate to free his pregnant sister-in-law, who is spellbound to an indestructible book that will create an army of the undead. He is convinced that an ancient sword can destroy the book and the spell forever, but this relic has been hidden for a millennia by a powerful glamour. The clock begins to run out on his search when an old rival goes after the book and Taeg’s family in his quest for revenge.

Librarian Maya Flores has a secret: she’s immune to magic and is well aware of the supernatural beings prowling the streets of New York City. Haunted by a brutal demon attack that took her family, she is on a one-woman mission to destroy the evil demons who did it—and any others who get in her way.

Maya is Taeg’s best hope for uncovering the sword. Unfortunately, she wants nothing more than to kill him. As he fights for her trust and to save his family, she is forced to face the truth that not all demons are evil. And the worst part? She might be falling in love with one, too.

About the Author:

Rosalie Lario practiced real estate law for several years before finally admitting to herself negotiating contracts wasn’t nearly as fun as dreaming up stories. When not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son in their home state of Florida, as well as searching
out things that go bump in the night.

You can visit Rosalie here: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook


Rosalie Lario said...

I want to thank Stacey for inviting me here today. I'd love to know what makes a supernatural hero awesome to you!

Cheryl said...

Great Post. Books sounds like a great read.

I like my supernatural hero to be very bad, but of course fighting on the side of good with a strong sense of chivalry. Although they would never admit it.

Victoria said...

I like my supernatural hero to be tortured. It's always so sweet when they meet their mate and she soothes the pain away :).


June M. said...

I agree completely that the hero should be intelligent and have humor, love a smartass. Most of my favorite authors use a lot of humor in their books.
June M.
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

Jacki C. said...

I enjoy the supernatural heroes - their strength, dangerous looks and soul. But, I like them to have a tiny bit of humanity in their souls. Otherwise, they really have no way to connect with a human.

Kathryn Merkel said...

I love the hero that thinks he is unredeemable, until he meets a woman who sees the fading light inside & fans it into a bright & burning flame.

drainbamaged.gyzmo at

DANIELA said...

I agree!!! I like heroes of all kinds, but love them even more if they are supernatural, stroonger, faster, sexier, hotter than the average heroes.
Thanks for summing it up so well.

dany7578 at hotmail dot com

Stacey said...

Congrats to Victoria for being drawn as the winner. Rosalie will contact you soon. Thanks to everyone who entered! :)

Denise Z said...

I am picky about my heroes LOL I want him to definitely have an alpha personality, although he must be secure enough in himself to not have to constantly prove his alphaness by force. He needs to temper his strength with internal tenderness to those he cares for, including his followers, as well as his lover. Thank you for the fun today and for the awesome giveaway opportunity. I would love to read Mark of the Sylph:)