Hunky Hero Showdown: The Paranormal

Posted November 27th, 2010 by in *Feature/Meme / 0 comments

hunky hero showdown
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!

VAMPIRES, WEREWOLVES AND DEMONS, OH MY!:
THE PARANORMAL
THE PLAYERS:

Hero #1: Lore – Ecstasy Unveiled by Larissa Ione Hero #2: Zsadist – Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward
Ecstasy Unveiled (Demonica, Book 4) Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 3)

The Summary of Ecstasy Unveiled

Lore has a lot going on in his world. He’s been contracted to kill brothers he didn’t even know he had and know he has to kill one of their friends to get out of his slavery as an assassin and to save his sister’s life. Standing in his way is a guardian angel who will see her charges live. Idess will see her last two humans survive and then she can finally join her brother and ascend to Heaven and earn her wings. Everything is going as it should whenĀ a demon assassin seeks out her two charges. She will destroy him at all costs but what’s a girl to do when said demon becomes one of her charges?

Excerpt

“Stop.” Lore rounded on her, but he didn’t look angry. If she had to pick a look, she’d say he seemed startled by her vow to help him. “I have to do this. I knew what I was getting into, and I’ll deal with it.”

“But why? Why did you do it? After what I’ve done to you, you should enjoy seeing me enslaved.”

“You really believe that.” He took a stop toward her. “I’m risking Sin’s life by putting off what I have to do to Kynan, I’m doing that for you. Not for Kynan or my brothers. I took a knife for you. I’ve kissed you over and over when I never kiss anyone. So why the hell would I want to see you suffer?”

Her mouth dropped open in shock, and her stomach fluttered. Some idiotic feminine instinct she didn’t even know she had went tail-wagging stupid at his admission.


The Summary of Lover Awakened

Emotionally wounded and tortured from his past as a slave, Zsadist finds he has little reason to enjoy his existence. As someone who has experienced a life filled with hatred and suffering, he has never known what joy and laughter life can bring. His cold and dark exterior is part of what makes him a ruthless vampire warrior feared by all. His aggression has intensified to the extreme ever since Bella was kidnapped by their enemy, the lessers. He has alluded any kind of peace since she went missing. Despite all the obstacles, Zsadist finally rescues her and later realizes he is having a more difficult time facing his feelings for her.

Bella is grateful for the lengths Zsadist went to in order to rescue her and becomes instantly aware of the bond they share. The more she encourages Zsadist to explore this desire they have for one another, the more Zsadist retreats. They desperately need each other, but Zsadist’s insecurities and inner turmoil constantly push Bella away. While Zsadist is determined to eliminate the enemy and avenge her, Bella is determined to convince him they deserve a chance at a future together. Only time will tell if this woman can awaken the passion and hope inside this emotionally tortured warrior…

Excerpt

“And I can’t stop myself.” He squeezed his eyes shut. “Christ…I can’t breathe for knowing that bastard is out there. He has to die.”

Fear and gratitude and something altogether warm squeezed her chest. On impulse, she leaned in and kissed him on the lips.

He jerked back with a hiss, eyes wider than if she’s slapped him.

Oh, hell. Why had she done that? “I’m sorry. I’m sorry, I – -“

When she would have shot out of bed, his hand clamped on her arm. “That was my first kiss, okay? I just didn’t expected it.”

Bella stopped breathing. How was that possible?

“Oh, for chrissakes, don’t look at me like that.” He let go and went back to staring at the ceiling.

His first kiss…”Zadist?”

“What.”

“Will you let me do that again?”

There was a long, long pause. She inched over to him, pushing her body through the sheets and blankets.

“I won’t touch you anywhere else. Just my lips. On yours.”

Turn your head, she willed him. Turn your head and look at me.

And then he did.

So fellow paranormal readers, which would you choose? The demon or the vampire? Leave a comment and make your choice known!

Stephanie

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No Responses to “Hunky Hero Showdown: The Paranormal”

  1. Kristen My Bookish F

    ok so this is so not a fair choice lmao! I just ordered Larissa's first books for now I am going to have to go with vampire! and then maybe I will change my answer!KristenMy Bloody Fairy Tale

  2. JenM

    I liked Lore a lot, but Zsadist is my all time fantasy lover so there's really no contest here. The more tortured they are, the more I want them. In fact, this is making me want to reread Lover Awakened right now. It's pouring rain outside and I'm going to curl up in my chair and dream of Z……

  3. Kristen My Bookish Fairy Tale

    ok so this is so not a fair choice lmao! I just ordered Larissa's first books for now I am going to have to go with vampire! and then maybe I will change my answer!

    Kristen
    My Bloody Fairy Tale

  4. JenM

    I liked Lore a lot, but Zsadist is my all time fantasy lover so there's really no contest here. The more tortured they are, the more I want them. In fact, this is making me want to reread Lover Awakened right now. It's pouring rain outside and I'm going to curl up in my chair and dream of Z……

  5. Lisa Jo @ Once Upon

    JenM…you and me both! lol I've said it a million times on the blog, but I just love a tortured hero! So of course Zsadist is my all time favorite as well! He's pretty awesome!When I was picking out a quote to use for this feature, I basically re-read the whole book! lol I couldn't put it down! It's just too difficult to resist the appeal of that tortured soul!

  6. Brazen Broads Book B

    Hi there,We reveiwed Zsadist's story at Brazen Broads Book Bash….and I (Moira) absolutely loved Zsadist. We have a monthly Top 5 post, and you guessed it – Zsadist made my Top 5 Male Romance Characters. Alexandria…well, not so much. We would like to pass on an award we received, so stop over to get all the information. It's a fun way to notice new blogs, and also helps new readers discover your site. http://brazenbroadsbookbash.blogspot.com/

  7. Lisa Jo @ Once Upon A Chapter

    JenM…you and me both! lol I've said it a million times on the blog, but I just love a tortured hero! So of course Zsadist is my all time favorite as well! He's pretty awesome!

    When I was picking out a quote to use for this feature, I basically re-read the whole book! lol I couldn't put it down! It's just too difficult to resist the appeal of that tortured soul!

  8. Brazen Broads Book Bash

    Hi there,
    We reveiwed Zsadist's story at Brazen Broads Book Bash….and I (Moira) absolutely loved Zsadist. We have a monthly Top 5 post, and you guessed it – Zsadist made my Top 5 Male Romance Characters. Alexandria…well, not so much.
    We would like to pass on an award we received, so stop over to get all the information. It's a fun way to notice new blogs, and also helps new readers discover your site.

    http://brazenbroadsbookbash.blogspot.com/

  9. Melissa B

    OK, Z is pretty awesome, but I have a serious kind of Lore Love!! Lore, Lore, Lore ~~ seminuse Demons rule!!

  10. Roseytoes

    I love Lasrissa's characters, but I must say, Zadist is probably the most haunted hero I have had the pleasure to fall for. I just wanted to kiss him and make it all better while reading the book, so Zadist it is.

  11. elizabeth

    Have to pick Zsadist. Of all the brothers, I have always chosen him. I have athing for lost "boys", and he was a truly lost "boy".

  12. Alisha

    Lore all the way. Zsadist is definitely one of my favorite character's but Ecstasy Unveiled is such a wonderful story.

  13. Melissa B

    OK, Z is pretty awesome, but I have a serious kind of Lore Love!! Lore, Lore, Lore ~~ seminuse Demons rule!!

  14. Roseytoes

    I love Lasrissa's characters, but I must say, Zadist is probably the most haunted hero I have had the pleasure to fall for. I just wanted to kiss him and make it all better while reading the book, so Zadist it is.

  15. elizabeth

    Have to pick Zsadist. Of all the brothers, I have always chosen him. I have a
    thing for lost “boys”, and he was a truly lost “boy”.

  16. Alisha

    Lore all the way. Zsadist is definitely one of my favorite character's but Ecstasy Unveiled is such a wonderful story.

  17. Stephmartin71

    Wow, I am so sorry Lore & Larissa but Hands down, Zadist wins this contest. Z was my first, heartbreaking character that I fell absolutely in luv with.

  18. Stephmartin71

    Wow, I am so sorry Lore & Larissa but Hands down, Zadist wins this contest. Z was my first, heartbreaking character that I fell absolutely in luv with.

  19. Stephanie @ Once Upo

    Well it looks like Zadist won away with the title this month but Lore put up a pretty good fight! Thanks everyone for stopping by and letting us know what you think! šŸ™‚

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