Hunky Hero Showdown 8/17/10

Posted August 17th, 2010 by in *Feature/Meme / 0 comments

All hunky heroes are created equal, right? WRONG! We love our heroes. We discover a new one in every book we read, but what if we had to pick one? What if your two favorite heroes asked you the most terrifying question: Who would you choose? Welcome to a little thing we at OUAC like to call the HUNKY HERO SHOWDOWN!

THE PLAYERS:

Hero #1:

Valek – Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

Poison Study by Maria V SnyderThe Summary of Poison Study

Yelena is about to be executed for the murder of a high ranking General’s son. She killed him and she makes no excuses about it. Moments before her appointment with the noose, Yelena is called into the office of the chief of security’s office. Valek offers her an interesting choice. She can go now and die by hanging or, she can eat well, have rooms in the palace but risk assassination everyday by becoming the Commander’s food taster. Yelena chooses life for however long she may have it. This is a trilogy and the romance truly develops over the three books. Poison Study is the first book in the series and is a teaser to the romance you know is around the corner.

Excerpt

I nodded, unable to speak. Telling him about my magical abilities, I thought, would only get me killed faster.

“Trusting is hard. Knowing who to trust, even harder, ” Valek said.

“And my track record has been rather horrendous. A weakness of mine.”

“No, a strength. Look at Ari and Janco. They appointed themselves your protectors long before I assigned them. All because you stood up for them to the Commander, when their own Captain wouldn’t. Think about what you have right now before you give me an answer. you have gained the Commander’s and Maren’s respect, and Ari’s and Janco’s loyalty.”

“What have I earned from you, Valek? Loyalty? Respect? Trust?”

“You have my attention. But give me what I want, and you can have everything.”

Safe Harbor by Christine Feehan

Hero #2:

Jonas Harrington – Safe Harbor by Christine Feehan

The Summary of Safe Harbor

Hannah and Jonas have been in love for a long time, they just can’t seem to admit it to each other. Hannah is one of seven sisters all with magical powers. Despite her powers, she spends most of her time traveling the world as a model. Jonas, ever her protector and guardian, hates her occupation and wants nothing more than to be the reason she sets permanent roots in Sea Haven. When she is attacked by a psychotic fan, Jonas and Hannah’s feelings for each other are forced to the surface. Hannah knows her feeling for Jonas run deep, but she sees no possibility of a future for them. Jonas will have to change her mind, because now nothing will stop him from protecting and claiming the woman he loves.

Excerpt

“Why did you pack a bag, Hannah?”

Sparks leapt in her eyes and her white teeth snapped together with a bite of temper. “I’m protecting my sisters – and you.” Angry with him, she blurted out the truth and was instantly sorry

He should have know – should have guessed. Hannah who thought she was such a coward. There was a curious melting sensation in the region of his heart. He crouched down in front of her and framed her face with both hands, leaning in to brush his mouth over hers. The softest of contacts, barely there, just a whisper of his lips over hers.

Hannah pulled back, blinking away tears…”I can’t be with you. I just can’t. You have to accept that it’s my decision.”

“Not on your life, baby.”

So, what’s the verdict? Valek the secret savior or Jonas the overbearing romantic? We want to hear from you! Leave a comment and let us know!

Stephanie

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  1. Stephanie @ Once Upon A Chapter

    Valek was very aloof in these books but his love had a lot of depth. Does that make much sense? I think what I'm trying to say is that he was kind of like the strong silent type who didn't go into his emotions often. Such a great trilogy!

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