Today we're thrilled to welcome Katy Evans to Heroes and Heartbreakers! Katy's most recent release, Manwhore, hits shelves today! The heroine of Manwhore is hired to write an exposé about the hero, who lives a less-than exemplary lifestyle. He also happens to be living the lifestyle of the rich and famous. Katy is here to talk about those well-loved heroes—the billionaires—and track their popularity, with examples, naturally! Thanks, Katy!
Billionaires. They’re never out of style. These heroes are sexy, powerful, and never one to mess around.
I started where every writer begins; reading. A lot. First, Young Adult books, later Historicals, and soon I discovered the decadent Harlequin Presents line – my introduction to the billionaire trope. Sheiks, tycoons, and billionaires galore, I would devour these books one after the other. If you wanted a strong and powerful hero who didn’t mess around and who stood, proudly so, at the top of the food chain, these were the books that you picked up—the Harlequin Presents. Soon to be matched, the Silhouette Desires came out with fabulous offerings, many catering to this very well-known and beloved trope.
Emma Darcy’s titles like The Billionaire’s Scandalous Marriage and The Billionaire Bridegroom lined up my shelves next to sultry Silhouette Desires by Maureen Child, Robyn Grady, and Jennifer Lewis.