Jun 29 2012 9:30am

Which Hero is on Your “List"?, Part 1

The Asylum Interviews by Jocelynn DrakeMany couples have “The List:” you know, the list of celebrities your significant other has given you a free pass to have sexual relations with them if you somehow run into them? Because chances are you will never run into said celebrity, so it’s okay to dream.

Today, we’re riffing on the idea of “The List,” asking H&H bloggers to offer the three heroes they’d want to play hide the kielbasa with. We got some wicked answers, and I may be fighting with my fellow bloggers over a few of these men.

I had no idea our bloggers loved so many heroes, so this will be split into two parts. (Already caught up on Part 1? Click here to go to The List Part 2!)


Bronx (The Asylum Tales by Jocelynn Drake): I fell head over heels in love with Bronx, it was love at first sight. Bronx is a troll and no he’s not built that way, he’s a big old enforcer style troll who works as a tattoo artist. Swoon, free tats! Sadly, Bronx doesn’t date humans so I’m screwed, and not the good kinda screwed.

The Taken by Vicki PetterssonGriff (Celestial Blues Trilogy by Vicki Pettersson): Griff had me at hello and I did a 1940s style swoon. You see, Griff is an angel of sorts sent back to help guide people to the Everlast after a violent death. Why do I love him so? Because he died in the days we now call Rockabilly, and he has one helluva fashion sense and the swagger to match.

Desmond (Secret McQueen Series by Sierra Dean): I adore this sexy piece of were, more so than Secret does. He smells like fresh limes and has a tongue that would kill a mere mortal. What’s not to love?


Lon Butler (Arcadia Bell Series by Jenn Bennett): Pirate mustaches, spiral demon horns and a laid-back attitude make Lon so HOT I have been known to skip ahead to find the “Lon parts." I love that Lon doesn’t need fancy clothes or a trendy attitude to be awesome, he just is.

Chasing Magic by Stacia KaneTerrible (Downside Series by Stacia Kane): Come on, it’s Terrible!!! Brute strength, a sensitive side and a love of reading and music make him pretty special. I don’t care that he’s not pretty, pretty is overrated. His dialect is pretty freaking cool too... True thing...

Vishous (Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward): Okay, first of all this guy is made of smarts...who doesn’t love a guy with a brain? Combine this with tattoos, mad skills as a weapons AND jewelry designer and it’s a big WIN. Plus maybe he could teach me how to actually use a computer. Well, maybe not. LOVE THIS GUY


Dance by Judy CuevasFrom Dance by Judy Cuevas, Sebastien de Saint Vallier: He is so, so hot because he is so very, very tightly buttoned-up. Throughout the whole of the novel, I had the urge to muss him up somehow. Get him dirty. Drag him off somewhere and force him to do…things. Dirty, messy things. He makes you long to see him sprawled out with his hair fallen into his eyes.

From Miss Milton Speaks Her Mind by Carla Kelly, Scipio Africanus Butterworth. Scipio has a humble personality and is a sweet friend, and he looks after the workers in his mill, which makes him a political liberal for his time. He’s my kind of guy! It’s obvious he’d be a sweet, shy lover, but I suspect he could be enticed into even more considerable consideration for a woman’s…needs and perhaps even into reading Mary Wollstonecraft.

These Old Shades by Georgette HeyerFrom These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer, Hugh Davenant. Hugh is overlooked in favor of Avon, but considering how long the two of them have been friends, I suspect there’s a lot more to Hugh than we’ve seen on the surface. Else why would he hang out with a social outlier (aristocrat or no) like Avon so much?  Hugh’s…intriguing. What’s he like, underneath his spiffy Georgian outfits?  What has he learned from Avon?  Does he deserve a cool evil nickname of his own?


Christian Grey from Fifty Shades of Grey: The billiard table scene, hello! But really, despite his prowess in the sheets, he’s all about consensual pleasure and absolute shamelessness. No matter what goes on, he refuses to allow shame or self-consciousness into the bedroom.

The English Witch by Loretta ChaseBasil Trevelyan of Loretta Chase’s The English Witch: A rogue with a terrible reputation, but he’s so mischievous and charming, and when he falls, he falls hard, fast, and forever.

Carlos Rivera of L. A. Banks’s Vampire Huntress series: He has swagger for days and watching him handle his business—first as the head of a major record label and then as a double-crossing vampire from hell—is phew! *fans self*. I adore a man who is cold and calculated in the boardroom, but tender in his private life.


Is there anyone on the list that you would fight our bloggers for? Is there anyone you can’t believe we missed? Who would be on YOUR list? Weigh in now and then continue on to Part 2 of The List for more bloggers’s choices!


Natasha Carty reviews Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy on her website Wicked Little Pixie and lives in Toronto, Canada, with her cat, Seamus.

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Lege Artis
1. LegeArtis
OMG, love the topic! Beside those who are already mentioned in lists:
#1 on my hero list is Barrons. There are men and there is Barrons.
#2 is Judd from Nalini Singh Psy/Channgeling series. He has very sexy abilities...
#3 is Smite from Courtney Milan's Unrevealed.
Synde and I have similar taste- Terrible, Lon and Vishious are seriously hot...
Can't wait for Part 2.
2. EmilyFerguson
There are so many! :-)
Honestly, maybe it's because I am reading Outlander for the first time right now (yes, what rock have I been living under), but Jamie Fraser is fast becoming #1. I LOVE a hero with a great sense of humor and he keeps me laughing...Plus, I am married to a red head so clearly I have a soft spot (also see #3 on my list....)

#2 would probably have to be either Hawke or Drew from Nalini Singh's Psy-Changling series (too hard to choose!)

#3 Christian Grey - 'nough said.....
3. JacquiC
On my list would be Hardy Cates from Kleypas' Blue Eyed Devil (for a contemporary hero) and Rehv (for a P/N hero). For a historical hero, it's hard to think of only one. I loved Cam Rohan (another Kleypas hero!). Also loved Rupert Carsington in a different way.
Natasha Carty
4. WickedLilPixie
@Lege - Thanks! I figured I'd leave Barrons to the rest of you all to fight over!
@Emily - I totally need someone to make me laugh as well!
@Jacqui - Yes to Rehv, love him
6. Danni T
1. Vishous-definitely agree with that one
2. Judd from Nalini Singh's Psy/Changeling series. I love him. Will fight to the death over him.
3. Bowen from Kresley Cole's IAD series.
Barbara Bauschka
7. njoireading
#1 - Leo - Not Quite a Husband#2 - Christian - Flowers From the Storm
8. Annabel
I am a total historical nerd so here goes:

1. Rothgar from Jo Beverley's Malloren books.
2. Jerveaulx from Laura Kinsale's Flowers from the Storm.
3. Seanessy from Jennifer Horsman's Virgin Star.
9. SisterShanghai
#1 I'm putting my gloves on to fight LegeArtis for Jericho Barrons.
#2 Zadist from BDB. "Z" makes you afraid to want him...and afraid not to want him.
#3 Tegan from the Midnight Breed Series.
I obviously have a thing for men that are "other", ruthless, and gritty. The "Take No Prisoners" type of guy. What does that really say about me? *grins*
10. Lucy D
#1 - Malcom Slaine from Kresley Cole's IAD
#2 - Victor McKell from Gena Showalter's Alien Huntress
#3 - Demetrius from Elisabeth Naughton's Eternal Guardians

Wait -- this is a wish list?? I thought I was placing an order. Damn!
Glass Slipper
11. GlassSlipper
This is really difficult to narrow down to three!

1. Terrible from Stacia Kane's Downside series
2. Morgan MacKinnon from Pamela Clare's Surrender
3. Nicholas Kenleigh from Pamela Clare's Ride the Fire
12. BeretBrenckman
1. Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas - title character) - classic broody, vengeance seeking, Byronic hero!
2. Roarke (J.D. Robb - in Death series) - rich, powerful, Irish
3. Baron Duncan of Wexton - the Wolf - (Julie Garwood - Honor's Splendor)
Jessica O'Brien
13. JLOBrien
1) Bennett McKay (Cowboy Casanova- Lorelei James)- Good looking, good with ropes and a cowboy to boot (hee hee)
2) Brody Brown- (Coming Undone- Lauren Dane)- Strong, responsible, all tattooed up. There is a tie here with Cope from Inside Out also by Lauren Dane. (I am sorry if that's against the rules lol)
3)Gideon Cross- (Bared to You- Sylvia Day)- Just yum.
Elizabeth Halliday
14. Ibbitts
Roarke, Rhevenge, Ranger.
I must have a thing for guys who's name begins with a 'R'...
Oh! And Vlad!
There goes the 'R' theory.
Robbie Thornton
15. Button
Acheron Parthenopaeus from Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series is top of my list by about a mile. I've been mooning over Ash for years now.

Also rans:

Terrible from Stacia Kane's Chess Putnam series. If you don't know why, then you haven't read the series.

Rain from CL Wilson's Tarien Soul series. Few heroes grab my heart from pretty much the very first, but Rain did, and he kept my interest held for 5 rather longish books.
16. jsmom2
Just the 3 is very difficult. In no particular order...

Jared Ryder, Viscount Chillhurst, Deception by Amanda Quick. So many of her heroes resonate with me.

Ethan Quinn, Rising Tides by Nora Roberts

I'm a Terrible girl, also.

look at me, picking up more TBR's :) along the way here, I love these kinds of posts.

and Derek Craven. I just totally cheated.
17. pamelia
I can't even pick one Kristen Ashley hero -- Tack from "Motorcycle Man" or Mitch from "Lawman" or Luke from the Rock Chick books. Can my love for those three count as one?
If so, then I will add the 2 following pics:
Curran from the Kate Daniels books and Rhevenge from the Black Dagger Brotherhood books.
19. SassyT
@SisterShanghai: I'm so with you on Z. I mean you just want to hold him and make him forget all the bad stuff that happened to him. He's my favorite out of the bunch (followed closely by Hollywood aka Rhage and Rhevenge). Guess I'm a sucker for the vamp

Agree with all the ladies about Barrons (although I'm still not sure what the heck he is).
Janis Clark
20. maliamartin
No contest - Jamie from Outlander. A very sexy Scot who is willing to risk all for his family. He's sensual, tender, has a great sense of humor and is completely supportive and accepting of everything Clare is.
21. poison girl
#1 Acheron Parthenopaeus (Dark-Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon) he's a god, beautiful, caring, many other amazing things i could go on about for hours, basically he's PERFECT!
#2 Daemon Sadi (Black Jewels Trilogy by Anne Bishop) once again he's beautiful, he can be cruel and tender, protective, loyal, once again there's much more. I actually cant decide if he should be number one or two. Can't i have both?!?!?!?!?! :)
#3 Richard Cypher (The Sword Of Truth Series by Terry Goodkind) he's good looking, heart of gold, loyal, total badass when he needs to be and stands up for what he thinks is right no matter what. Doesnt get much better than that and did i mention he's a badass war wizard the only of his kind in 3,000 years:)
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