When it comes to creating a hot male love interest for my female protagonists, I usually create characters that I’m personally attracted to. Of course, I find different qualities in different men attractive, which means that not every character is going to be the same.
Sometimes I find a man who is sweet and gentle endearing, and other times someone who is more confident and dominant is hot. So thinking about my current main male character (who I have yet to find a good name for) I wanted to make him a little different.
It makes sense that he is going to be wild, since he is, well, not exactly human. But he also needs enough tenderness that my heroine (who is human) falls for. I think I’ve found a balance in my head, and the outline is all written up now, so it just comes to writing it down now (which I’ll be doing next month as part of Nanowrimo).
I’m quite excited to be writing my first romance novel (with erotic and paranormal elements) and if the story in my head is anywhere near as good as what ends up on paper (or e-reader) then I think many people will love it too (or at least I hope so). (The other novel I was writing – the zombie one – is finished but will be under a different pen name. It made sense to keep my genre’s separate so as not to confuse readers).
I’ve done some research into the period of 1943 (the time period in which the story will be set) and while it won’t be a true representation of that era (due to the fantasy paranormal elements) I think setting it back in time, is going to make it all the more hotter.
The idea of a strong male fantasy creature in the throes of lust of an equally strong independent young woman of this era is already allowing me to imagine some pretty hot scenes.
Bring on November so I can start writing it …