Today we're welcoming Robin Covington to H&H. Robin's Sex and the Single Vamp is out today, featuring a vampire heroine who runs a dating agency and the centuries-old vampire who broke her heart—but gets another chance to rectify his mistake. Vampires feature high on the list of boys your dad wouldn't want you to date, and Robin offers a few of her picks for more of those really bad boys. Thanks, Robin!
I grew up in the South, smack dab in the middle of farms, pick-ups trucks and men who hunt. When I started dating, the joke was that any boy who treated me wrong did so at his own peril. We had acres—lots of acreage—and plenty of shovels. So my dates knew to walk the line or my Daddy (along with my State Trooper Uncle) would take of care of the problem and this made them behave themselves—at least as far as my Daddy knew. *grin*
But even my most reckless of dates were “bad boy lite” in comparison to some of the bad boy heroes I’ve found between the pages of a great romance. Here are my favorite anti-heroes:
1. Angelo Pagan, Pablo Castillo, and Syren Rua:
The three heroes in Avril Ashton’s male/male romance Brooklyn Sinners series (Love the Sinner; Sinner, Savior; and A Sinner Born) are all involved in organized crime. These guys aren’t playing mobster either as they alternately run gangs who move guns, drugs and people. They all end up making big changes in their lives when they fall in love but the way they made a living before that happened is the kind of stuff that gets you many, many years in prison—deservedly so. They don’t leave the life because they wake up and realize that it is wrong, they leave because they can’t have their man if they stay in a life of crime. Gritty and heartbreakingly erotic and romantic.