Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Heart of a Regency Romance: The Hero or the Heroine?

To me, a Regency is about the journey of both the hero and heroine, and what they must overcome in order to be together. I've heard differing opinions on this subject; to some, it's all about the hero. To others, the heroine.

I believe an author must love both characters in order to portray them as believable people. Readers, however, might identify with either the hero or heroine.

What do you think? When you read a Regency, do you find yourself drawn more to the hero, to the heroine, or does it depend on the story?

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Fun With Characters: Heroes

I must admit that, when it comes to Regency heroes, I love a good rogue - someone who lives life by his rules, not necessarily those of Society. That in itself makes me wonder what happened in their child- or young adulthood to make them that way?

In my last book, The Reluctant Rogue, Sebastian spent his formative years being compared unfavorably to his older brother, which drove a deep rift between him and his father. Consequently, he turned out to be more than a little rebellious, which was a lot of fun to write!

What about you? What kind of hero draws you in the most: the brooding recluse, the wounded war hero, the unrepentant rake, the carefree rogue, or the stalwart best friend?

I look forward to reading your answers!