Thursday, November 3, 2011

I Need A Hero with Guest Blogger: Mary Corrales

Welcome paranormal erotica author Mary Corrales to the Book Boost!

Here's what she had to say...

How Romance Heroes Are Real

I love reading romances that have heroes that display a dual nature. What do I mean by dual nature? The males are both civilized and at times wild. The civilized side is controlled, composed, and consists mainly of the mind. While the wild side is dangerous, hungry, and ventures forth through instinct; much like real men, if you think about it. Hence, why men don't ask for directions. Ah, a secret revealed.

The two natures of men battle, though they actually need to work together. When they don't work as one, a hero can be mild mannered, but overreact at the slightest silly provocation. For instance, when the heroine dresses sexy, the hero often thinks it's to attract other men. Not so, as the heroine has often already set her sights on the hero. Am I right, ladies?

Speaking of heroines, the female can temper the wild side of the hero easily through recognition and acceptance. This occurs when she accepts the wise words of her own instinctively wild self that tells her that he is worth fighting for and being patient for. She must shed her old, destructive patterns of self-deprecation in order to embrace the love the waits to blossom. Gena Showalter is a master at showing this sort of character development.

This is why no matter the naysayers when it comes to romance novels, we as readers know that love truly does exist just like in books. It is the connection of two wild souls, come together to cherish, protect, and partner one another through a lifetime.

A Note from the Book Boost: Nicely put, Mary. Thanks for joining us today. Please tell us more about your book.


Alexine Coridan is lonely and unlucky in love. Vowing to live her life with no more regrets, she decides to have a one-night stand with the Nightfall Art Gallery’s reclusive owner, Ren Aloysius, but is he more than she is looking for? What forces will be unleashed when she sheds her inhibitions for a man who promises ecstasy with just one touch?

Showcasing his darkest erotic artwork and needing to feed his sex-demon counterpart, Ren is intrigued by Alexine's passion. After his demonic side decides to assert itself into their sexual interlude and claim her as his soul mate, he's forced to let her walk out of his life.

Fate returns Alexine to Ren's side, but will her feelings for him be enough to tame his demon within?


The scent of females drew him, testing his limits and causing his gut to cramp. The unique power of his demonic blood pulsed in his veins, reminding him with every night that drew nearer to the full moon that he was less than human. He might mingle with the innocent, but he was not one of them.

As a Cambion demon, the offspring of a Succubus demon mother and mortal male, he possessed the dark abilities of his demonic side along with the flaw of mortality even if his lifespan was longer than most. That was why his paintings were so special to him. His paintings allowed him to express his dark sexual needs without actually acting upon them.

How long that might last, he didn’t know. Every year more and more of his control over his demonic abilities slipped from his grasp like something itching to escape and take control.

He made his way through the crowd to his most prized painting, The Unquenchable Goddess. The painting depicted a woman floating in a lake surrounded by pine trees, while a man with a penis of fire stood between her legs, holding her hips in preparation of his first thrust.

Domination and death.

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Rose Anderson ~ Romance Novelist said...

Great insight! I personally love this duality.

~Rose Anderson

Mary Corrales said...

Thanks for having me here today. It's a pleasure. :)

Mary Corrales said...

Rose - Thanks for the comment. It is fun isn't it. Especially, when we see that wild side roused.

Anonymous said...

SO SORRY Im a day late! WONDERFULLY astute post, Mary! I love the duality of the hero --never a dull moment around one! LOL!

OOOOH, soooooooo LOVE your books! Great excerpt too!

hugs, Kari Thomas,

Mary Corrales said...

Kari - Thanks so much for coming by. I hear you've got a new book coming out December 7th. Lol.

Best of luck to ya, sweetie.