Today I have a special guest, Diantha Jones, author of the Oracle of Delphi series. She is going to share her take on sexy men in literature…should be fun! Also, be sure to check out her social media and book links at the bottom of the post. There happens to be two giveaways at the end of the post as well! Now, here’s Diantha:
Why He’s Hot: My Take on Sexy Men in Literature
Bookish females say some crazy stuff, but it always kills me when they are like,
“Why do all the men in fiction books have to be so hot?”
Are you kidding me?
Honestly, do you REALLY want to read a book about an ugly guy? Be real with yourself: NO. Unless the book is about being ugly, why in THE WORLD would you want to spend your free time reading about some dude that looks like Quasimodo?
“Because Diantha, it’s more realistic.” *flips hair*
Girl, shut up. Fiction books aren’t reality! That’s why they’re called fiction!
Yes, I understand. Contemporary lit is supposed to be an imitation of real life and not every guy in real life is hot stuff (In fact, most of them aren’t). But even still, it’s supposed to provide a fantasy. There may not be vampires or werewolves involved, but it’s still not actuality. It’s still fiction and if a book doesn’t take me out of this world and put me in a new one, then what’s the point?
Swoon-worthy guys are what it’s all about! And there is a book boyfriend/husband out there for each of us. Some of my faves?
Daemon Black, Lux
Dean Holder, Hopeless
Aiden St. Delphi, Covenant
Edward Cullen, Twilight (YES! It’s Twilight! Don’t judge me.)
Remy “Riptide” Tate, Real, Ripped & Raw
John Matthew, Black Dagger Brotherhood
Jericho Barrons, Fever
Bowen MacRieve, Immortals After Dark
And recently, Hunter, Obsession
Oh, and how could I forget Strafford Law, Oracle of Delphi. Yes, I created him, but this demigod Prince is one heartthrob who I absolutely love to write about. He’s sexy, sarcastic, and simply irresistible when he turns the swag on. Basically, he’s the male version of me 😉
But my point is, the guys above are crazy vital to these series and I’m almost positive that their impact would not be as great if they didn’t have major sex appeal to go along with their personalities, intelligence, and overall awesomeness. Honestly, if I can’t see myself married to, dating, sleeping with, or simply making out with the main guy in a book, he isn’t worth reading about.
Diantha Jones was born the day thousands of turkeys sacrificed their lives to fill millions of American bellies on November 22 which also happened to be Thanksgiving Day (Her mother says she owes her a turkey). She is a Journalism graduate who wants to be a career novelist (of books, not Facebook posts). When not writing or working, she is reading on her Nook, being hypnotized by Netflix, or on a mission to procure french fries.
Links to Diantha’s new book, Prophecy of Soltice’s End:
Email Diantha Jones at: theauthor (at) diantha-jones (dot) com
The Oracle of Delphi Series
Oracle of Delphi Giveaway (click below)
Prizes are listed
Prophecy of the Author’s Genius Contest (click below)
Solve the prophecy, win a $25 Amazon Giftcard (must guess the classic book title and author)