Wednesday, June 25, 2014

What Makes a Hero?

It’s been some time since I’ve been featured on the Decadent blog and it’s a pleasure to be back.  When thinking about what I wanted to talk about today, I kept coming back to just one topic - Heroes. Usually the heroes in romance books are larger than life figures: billionaires, cowboys, pirates, soldiers, and so on; dashing figures that rescue the heroine whether from a literal foe or a figurative one. But in my Decadent release, Goddess of the Hunt, the heroine, CIA covert operative Paige Aster, is a larger than life character fully capable of handling whatever danger looms. I needed a strong, sexy man that would complement Paige without detracting from her uniqueness.
   Enter Eoin Fitzpatrick [inspired by the handsome-as-sin Michael Fassbender]. A man of caution and contradictions, he is torn between a sense of chivalry, his lust for his partner and the quest for justice that drives him. He knows, even while he succumbs to Paige’s seduction, that he may be forced to choose between his lover and bringing down the men that destroyed his family.
And in that decisive moment, Eoin proves, in my opinion, the defining characteristic of what makes a hero.

by Becky Flade

Codename Diana
CIA field agent Paige Aster hides a cunning intelligence and lethal skill behind a mask of golden beauty. It serves her well as she moves from one undercover assignment to the next.
Current Mission
Retrieve a stolen United States military defense program from a terrorist cell in Dublin, Ireland, before they trade it to Islamic extremists in exchange for munitions. Her only back up on this time-sensitive mission is a deeply embedded MI-6 operative.
Her Asset
Eoin Fitzpatrick has sacrificed everyone he holds dear to bring these terrorists to justice. He’ll sacrifice Diana, too, if she threatens to compromise his mission or his cover. He has orders to do just that – his agency is only doing hers a favor.
Compromised or Comprising?

Paige expects danger, but welcomes passion taking her pleasure where and when it’s offered. She’s not prepared for the effect Eoin has on her. Or what happens when she surrenders to him. Paige burns for Eoin but will he leave her burned…

About the Author:
A city girl, born and bred, I place my stories in and around southeast Pennsylvania, or at least have a character or two from the area. Home is where the heart is and I make mine with my very own knight in slightly tarnished armor. When I’m not busy living my own happily ever after, I’m writing about someone else’s.

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Making my own dreams come true, one happily ever after at a time!

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Liv Rancourt said...

I think you nailed it, Becky. A hero makes the hard choices, even when he'd rather not. Eoin is a very fine example of that!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Liv!

Rachel Donnelly said...

Sounds like my kind of story. Can't wait to read this.

Teri Riggs said...

The book sounds great! I love the trailer.

Anonymous said...

I hope you enjoy it, Rachel

Anonymous said...

Thanks Teri. I made it myself with Animoto and fan art