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teamhandh
January 24 2014

Friday Beefcake: Anti-Heroes

At Team H&H, we've learned if a guy is hot and just a little bit evil, he's probably an anti-hero. With Klaus and Caroline having their big moment last night on The Vampire Diaries, we thought...
ldosch
October 10 2013

A Man with a Plan: The Romance Novel Villain

Some of the best villains in literature are men with a grand plan, whether it is revenge or world domination. These men have set their goal, usually from a young age, and have spent their lives setting...
EVail
September 3 2013

Villainesses in Romance: The Rival, the Evil Vagina, the Bad Mutha, and More!

Female villains in romance novels come in a class of their own. For example, it’s fairly simple to pluck a male baddie out of the bargain bin at the Obsessively Misogynist Murderous Rapist Barn...
KateRothwell
August 6 2013

Power Hungry and Hot: Best (Meaning Worst) Anti-Heroes

I’ve just read Siege and Storm, Leigh Bardugo’s second book in the Grisha trilogy. Semi-spoiler here for anyone who hasn’t read the whole first book, Shadow and Bone: the Darkling...
EVail
December 11 2012

Don’t Hate Her Because She’s Beautiful: Villains and the Weakness of Beauty in Romance

When one thinks of The Wizard of Oz, one of the first lines that comes to mind is when Good Witch Glinda proclaims, “Only bad witches are ugly” (right after she asks Dorothy if she’s...
KateRothwell
November 23 2012

Make Mine Canine: Heroes and Heroines and Their Dog Breeds

Dr. Wright's Breedfreak is a short book by a vet about the characteristics of various dog breeds. To say Dr. Wright has some strong opinions is like saying the ocean has some water. Maybe that’s...
MFrampton
June 11 2012

Bad to the Bone: Favorite Villains!

You know yourself if you’ve really loved something it’s much harder to explain why than it is to explain why you hated it; as Paradise Lost scribe Milton put it, “For evil news rides...
Dolly_Sickles
May 5 2012

Authors Linda Howard and Susan Andersen Write the Upside of Abusive Stalkers

It’s strange to think there may be an upside to having an abusive stalker, but if you’re a heroine in a romance novel, you can count on it as fact. And two of the best bright-side-of-stalking stories...
MFrampton
May 1 2012

Redemption? When the Villain Becomes the Hero

Sometimes, instead of making the hero or heroine of a following series book a sibling, the hero or heroine was the villain in a previous book. For example, Mary Balogh, whose The Proposal is out...
KinseyHolley
August 10 2011

If He’s Hot, He’s an Anti-Hero; If He’s Not, He’s a Villain

I love the romantic anti-hero, the hottie who starts out bad but is redeemed, or chastened, or blindsided or bludgeoned by love and winds up a hero almost in spite of himself. Villains don’t get redeemed,...
VictoriaJanssen
August 4 2011

Top 5 Villains I Wish Were Heroes

Yeah, I love villains. Particularly angstful tortured ones who nonetheless find the werewithal somewhere to try and take over the world. And also still have room for Love. No matter how unconventional...
Torifl
July 13 2011

Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark and Wondrous Villains of the Dark-Hunter Series

Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark-Hunter series reveals a convoluted world filled with fantastic supernatural creatures whose ongoing war often bleeds into the human realm. Filled with suspense, intrugue,...
VirginiaCampbell
April 6 2011

Take a Walk on the Dark Side: Villains in Romance

For me, storytelling is all about character development. Character is the essential, crucial element that captures and holds my interest in whatever I am reading. In many story lines, the villain is...