Gena Showalter On Book Boyfriends
New York Times Bestselling Author Gena Showalter Shares Her Latest Book Boyfriends
The answer to this question often changes depending on the book I’m writing at the time. I tend to fall madly, passionately in love with whatever hero I’m torturing...I mean, bringing to life. Right now, I’m head over heels for Killian Flynn from Firstlife (available February 23rd!) and Baden from The Darkest Torment (available May 31st!). Killian is responsible for winning human souls for his realm (in Firstlife, this life is a dress rehearsal and real life begins after death in the afterlife, where two realms in power…and at war). He grew up in an orphanage, and he’s never known love. Instead, he’s learned that victors are adored and failures are abhorred. That’s why he will stop at nothing to win. But he is unprepared for Ten Lockwood. She’s immune to his seductive charm and he actually has to expose his true self to interest her—and by doing so, he gains her appreciation and ultimately her love at no tangible cost. It changes him, and I loved witnessing his journey.
As for Baden, he is a fierce warrior at the brink of sanity, more beast than man. A demon drove him to his death centuries ago, but the king of the underworld has brought him back to life; Baden is only just now realizing the horror of his consequences. He is bound to king, forced to obey the man’s every command. He's unable to withstand the touch of another, and he's quickly devolving into a heartless assassin with an uncontrollable temper. Things only get worse when a mission goes awry and he finds himself saddled with a bride—just not his own. Obsession grows. And yet, he might be tainted by evil, but honor flows through his veins. He is loyal to an extreme. I adore his ferocity, his animal-passions, and that unbeknownst to him, the heroine, who is a dog trainer, is training him like one of her dogs. I smile every time I think about it.
From New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter comes another scorching Original Heartbreakers tale featuring an aloof bad boy and the rowdy Southern belle who rocks his world…
Millionaire video-game creator Lincoln West has a dark and tragic past. The sought-after bachelor lives by a rigid schedule and a single rule—one relationship per year, lasting no more than two months. No exceptions. He moved to small town Strawberry Valley, Oklahoma, with his brothers-by-circumstance hoping to escape the worst of his memories—until a brash beauty dredges up long-buried emotions.
A reformed party girl, Jessie Kay Dillon is determined to walk the straight and narrow. But her love-hate sizzle with West is just too irresistible. They can't be near each other without tearing off their clothes, but the last thing she needs is to be his next two-month dump. Can she be the one exception? Because as any former girl-gone-wild knows: rules are made to be broken.
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Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the spellbinding Lords of the Underworld series, two young adult series--Everlife and the White Rabbit Chronicles--and the highly addictive Original Heartbreakers series. In addition to being a National Reader's Choice and two time RITA nominee, her romance novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan and Seventeen magazine, she's been mentioned in Orange is the New Black--if you ask her about it, she'll talk for hours--and her books have been translated in multiple languages. She's hard at work on her next novel, a tale featuring an alpha male with a dark side and the strong woman who brings him to his knees. You can learn more about Gena, her menagerie of rescue dogs, and all her upcoming book at genashowalter.com