I was recently thinking about all the jobs that a hero character can have in a book. Interestingly, most of my heroes have a job which requires a uniform of some sort. Whether it be a cop, professional athlete, doctor, or even a forest ranger (as in my new book Soul Searcher).
I guess the uniform thing says something about my fantasies. However, this doesn’t mean that I’ve not had heroes that are restaurant owners, ancient warriors, school teachers, and most recently a dog trailer (yes, really)! So, as you can see my stories run the gambit of professions.
In real life, I’m married to a mechanical engineer. So, no uniform there…but I happen to find my own personal hero the sexiest blonde man alive!
When you think about romance novels, what are the sexiest jobs the hero can have? What are the oddest or quirkiest jobs a hero can have? Does the job really matter?
Today, let’s discuss hero professions in romance novels. Do you have an odd when that you are just dying to see in print? Share it with me and I just might choose your idea for a future book!
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this topic and I’ll be drawing a prize winner from all the participants on today’s blog. The prize winner will receive a free DVD movie of your choice, featuring your fave sexy hero!
Thanks for joining me today at Jeanne’s Blog! Be sure to check out my blog and website for more contests and fun!
Author Bio for Kerri Nelson:
Kerri Nelson has always been passionate about reading books but when she wrote her first poem in the second grade, she discovered her love of writing. At the age of sixteen, she became a columnist for her local newspaper as the high school correspondent for the weekly "Panther Tales" column. She won the Outstanding Young Journalist of the Year Award for her efforts.
After an education and career in the legal field, Kerri began to pen romantic suspense novels with a legal or law enforcement theme. She is a true southern belle and comes complete with her dashing southern gentleman husband and two little belles-in-training. When she’s not reading or writing, you’ll find her baking homemade goodies for her family, feeding her addiction to blogging online or designing custom made book trailers. Kerri is an active member of Romance Writers of America as well as numerous Chapters including Southern Magic, Futuristic Fantasy & Paranormal, Hearts Through History, and Celtic Hearts Romance Writers.
Visit Kerri’s website at: http://www.kerrinelson.com/
Blurb for Soul Searcher (now available from Whispers Publishing):
Faith Harper knew her night was bad when she agreed to have drinks with the Devil. She wasn’t all that surprised at her late night visitor because when you have the ability to look at a person and see their soul, strange things have a tendency of happening to you.
The very next day, she stumbles upon a mutilated corpse in the woods, things rapidly go from bad to worse. Soon, she’s being followed by a sexy forest ranger who has a soul unlike anything she’s ever seen before.
Chase Commanche Phillips has lived most of his life in the forest. He works as the county’s Chief Forest Ranger and is more comfortable interacting with animals than with people but when the beautiful Faith Harper comes running out of the woods and into his arms, he has no choice but to get involved.
After Chase discovers Faith’s special gift, he knows that he must protect her at any cost. With the Devil’s minions watching their every move, Faith must uncover what they're really after before it’s too late.
Sometimes in order to save your soul, you need more than just a little faith.
Excerpt from Soul Searcher:
Faith ran faster and further than she could ever remember running. She closed her mind off to all the thoughts that were nibbling at her brain. She expertly maneuvered her way through the thick brush of the forest. She didn’t know where she was running… she just knew she had to keep moving.
She dodged branches that hung low. She hurdled rocks and fallen limbs with a grace she didn’t know she possessed. She felt motivated to get the hell out of this area.
Suddenly, she thought she saw the glint of the sun reflecting off something shiny in the distance. She thought it might be a window. She headed towards the reflection and hoped that whatever she was seeing held a person with a weapon. She wouldn’t feel safe until she was armed.
Just then, she heard something rustle in the nearby fallen leaves. She turned her head to look, but kept up her quick sprint. She didn’t see anything around her but her loss of focus caused her to miss a ditch that was covered by overgrown vegetation.
Her shoe caught in the thick weeds and she lost her balance. For the second time today, she was falling. This time thick, strong hands grasped her shoulders and caught her with ease. She looked up at the face of her rescuer and a ruggedly handsome face stared down at her.
His dark eyes bore into her and her ragged breath caught in her throat. He had the exact same eyes as the lion.
Links for Kerri Nelson sites and Soul Searcher:
Book Trailer for Soul Searcher: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMxp1omUdzo
Buy Link for Soul Searcher: