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Jan 3 2014 3:15pm

Reaper's Property by Joanna WyldeLet’s face it: There is nothing average about romance heroes—least of all their manly appendages. Bigger is better, and apparently we readers like it that way (well, I assume so because we buy these books). There are times, however, that authors push the Erection Envelope, creating Mammoth Members that should probably inspire fear rather than arousal. Here are some extremely memorable heroes whose penises are actually large enough to be their own characters.

1. Horse aka “Humongously Hung” from Reaper’s Property by Joanna Wylde

Horse is a member of the Reaper’s Motorcycle Club who is interested in sweet Marie. When Marie’s brother screws over the MC, Horse has his chance to blackmail Marie into becoming his house mouse. Not too much is made of Horse’s Colossal Cock, especially since he believes that Marie won’t have any problem accepting his Great Girth. However, he certainly seems proud of himself.

So why are you called Horse?”

“'Cause I’m hung like one,” he replied, smirking.

When Marie spies the Astronomical Anaconda, she does a double take.

[You might too...]

Nov 7 2013 2:00pm

Thor and Loki in ThorMarvel’s Thor: The Dark World will be in theaters on November 8th in the United States, although it's been premiering all over the world outside the U.S. for the past month. In red carpet interviews, it stars, Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston, seem to have an easy friendship, which is in direct contrast to the troubled relationship their characters Thor and Loki share onscreen. Their contentious sibling rivalry has been the root of the drama that fueled both 2011’s Thor movie and Marvel’s The Avengers movie, as well. The trailers for Thor: The Dark World seem to indicate that Thor and Loki will spend at least a bit of time working side by side in this movie, even though their relationship looks to remain thorny.

Loki is my favorite character in the Marvel Universe right now, which is totally due to the fact that Tom Hiddleston plays him ( I went to see The Avengers eighteen times in the movie theater). I’m going to see it a nineteenth time on November 7th, as part of the special Thor Marathon that will include Thor, The Avengers, and the premiere of Thor: The Dark World. I am most looking forward to Thor and Loki’s scenes together partly because Hemsworth and Hiddles are just so much pretty in one frame, but mainly because my reading and viewing history has taught me that familial strife can lead to some of the best stories. There’s just so much angst, misery, snark and even begrudging loyalty that comes with warring family members. And if the stories include sorcery, royalty and/or Gods, similar to Loki and Thor, they seem to be all the better! They can be found in different mediums, across various genres and can run the gamut from comedy to tragedy.

[I'm just his brother, not his keeper...]

Jul 27 2013 4:00pm

Wrong Ways Down by Stacia KaneStacia Kane's Terrible-POV novella, Wrong Ways Down, finally has a release date (August 6!). It's always a worry when we see a point of view in a story that we haven't seen before that it will take away from the mystery that made that character so great to begin with. In a lot of cases the book may be told in first person and so you get no sense whatsoever what's going on in the head of the hero.

So with this in mind, we want to know what male POV do you wish you could read? We've seen Barrons's point of view from Karen Marie Moning's Fever series, but we thought he may deserve a full novella like Terrible. Do any other heroes that you've seen a glimpse of their POV deserve a whole novella or are you content with just a scene? What do you think when authors give you the hero's perspective after a first person book or book from only the heroine's perspective? Do you like first person books or prefer only third person?

Share your favorite male POVs out there and give us your wish list for other points of view you wish you could read!

May 16 2013 4:30pm

Circus of the Damned by Laurell K. HamiltonOnce upon a time, there was a Big Bad Wolf. He ate grandma, remember? Terrorized poor old Red right out of her hood?

Then he got all smexied up, became either a were or a shapeshifter (because they’re different, you know—it’s that whole moon thing), and turned into a romantic hero. Big alpha males who change into a beast to defeat the bad guys and a cuddly puppy when confronted with the right woman. What’s not to love?

The first non-horror shifter I remember reading was Laurell K. Hamilton’s Richard in the Anita Blake series. Richard Zeeman was handsome, tortured, and total hotness on two legs or four…well, until he got whiny and annoying. But he had a good run of books before that happened.

Since then, werewolves have remained at the head of the were-critter/shapeshifter pack as the alphas of paranormal romance and urban fantasy, but they’ve gradually had to learn to share the spotlight with some other shifters. Some are equally sexy. (I mean, who doesn’t love a big old were-tiger? Was I the only one shouting for Sookie to stick with Quinn? I think not.) Others are, well, downright bizarre.

[Do you have a favorite type of shifter?...]

Feb 22 2012 1:58pm

Gone Too Far by Suzanne BrockmannMany of J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series readers joke that the books are like crack (or “crahck,” if you’re  spelling BDB style), so we went to Twitter and asked what other series are equally crack-like?

Most of the responses were, unsurprisingly, paranormal or urban fantasy, but there were some series offered that did not involve preternatural creatures. Here they are:

  • Suzanne Brockmann’s Troubleshooters series
  • Roxanne St. Claire’s Bullet Catchers series
  • Erin McCarthy’s Fast Track series
  • Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series
  • Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress series
  • Lara Adrian’s Breeds series
  • Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark series
  • Patricia Briggs’s Mercy Thompson series
  • Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake series
  • Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunter series
  • Christine Feehan’s Carpathians series
  • J.D. Robb’s In Death series

What would you add to the list?