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Thursday, January 12, 2012

~~~~~~Dreaming of Books Giveaway Blog Hop~~~~~~

Welcome to the Second Annual Dreaming of Books Giveaway Hop.

The dates for this hop are Friday, January 13th to Wednesday the 18th. 

Thanks to Reviews by Martha's Bookshelf for co-hosting.

Nearly 200 blogs are each hosting a giveaway for something a reader, author or blogger would enjoy! Just click the Dreaming of Books Giveaway Picture on the right hand side of your screen for a list of all the wonderful authors, bloggers, readers, reviewers and more that are giving away some awesome prizes!!

We hate them and we love them. No, I’m not talking about our spouses. I’m talking about the ever evolving villains of today’s fiction world. The writers of our generation have slyly and creatively blurred the lines of good and evil to the point of confusion. The villains they have created stand in the grey area between right and wrong. One page has you falling in love with the character, then comes the grand betrayal. Your once chivalrous knight suddenly transforms into the treacherous troll under the bridge.

Gone are the days when the bad guys were easily detectable by the huge hairy moles on the end of their freakishly protruding noses and maniacal hack saw teeth. Replacing their hideous appearance, now stands an ultra-sexy, uber-fit, flesh statue carved by the gods themselves.

With the mad-scientist lab coat in the trash, they don expensive tailor made suits and evening gowns that most of us wish we could afford to sniff. Their plots of evil doing no long involve taking over the tri-state area. Their conspiracies still centers around ruling the world, but for an understandable reason. Some great injustice haunts their past, forming their future as a force to be feared and reckoned with.

And say goodbye to the times when they hid away in the shadows, watching their henchmen completely fail at carrying out their dastardly plans of destruction. As full fledged respected members of high society, super villains today have Ivy League educations, unlimited resources, and employ a full state of the art army of highly trained mercenaries. And this just covers our human arch nemeses.

Our world is filling more and more with the ever growing paranormal fiction phenomenon. No longer do we care for the cliched everyday anthropoid. We crave fangs, claws, and powers beyond our wildest understandings. But these traits banish them to the edges of our world, watching from the outside in.

A hunger for acceptance builds with-in those creatures so deep, leaving them no other options than to destroy all that is around them in the hope for their races survival, making their causes a tad more justifiable. I mean who wouldn’t like to see their race of shape shifting, cannibalistic, Neanderthals finally being accepted in a world that previously rejected them to the sewers of Gotham City? 

With their super natural abilities, they suavely manipulate you into trusting their labyrinth of lies, wanting them carnally, believing in their campaign of annihilating innocence and willing to do anything for them ,short of suicide. I am guilty of falling in lust with my fair share of bad boys and sulking in a pit of jealousy over the bad girls before and after their intentions were revealed.

But for the new twists on how we perceive villains, I am thankful. Without the trailblazer’s of yesterday’s paranormal fiction world, my novella, The Demon Side, probably would have been laughed out of the writing world.

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  1. Thanks for the giveaway!

    My favorite hero is Roarke from JD Robb's In Death Series. Just love him!

  2. Thanks for the Giveaway :)

  3. How does one go about choosing a favorite hero? I love so many of them! I guess the one that stands out the most to me would be Zhadist from J.R. Wards Black Dagger Brotherhood.

  4. much luck with the Hop, Heaven!

  5. Peter Petrelli from Heroes <3

  6. My favorite hero is Gambit from X-Men.

  7. Adam from the Mercy Thompson series or Howl from Howl's Moving Castle

  8. Not sure about a favorite hero. Would love some suggestions.
    Sara Kovach

  9. Jonas Wyatt from Lion's Heat by Lora Leigh

    kayla.s.graham at gmail dot com

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. I am not sure about hero, but my favorite all time character is Lestat.

  11. Jacob from The Vampire Queen Series by Joey W. Hill. He is the ultimate alpha. He can light my fire anytime.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

  12. My favorite Hero...I actually always thought my 2nd grade teacher was...since he was the one who got me hooked on reading. Haven't really picked one from a book or a movie that can really equal George yet.

  13. A favorite hero changes with the book or series I am reading LOL today I will pick Rachel Morgan from the Hallows series by Kim Harrison :) Thank you for participating in the fun giveaway hop.

  14. My favorite hero is Superman. No matter what he has one flaw. I love that he is perfect otherwise and besides Smallville was my favorite show...

    Thanks for the giveaway.


  15. Thank you very much great giveaway! My favorite is Dimitri from Vampire Academy Books by Richelle Mead!