Dariel's World

Hi. I'm Dariel Raye, an interracial/multi-cultural paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and psy/suspense author, and every day of this journey is a learning experience. I'm also a counselor, musician, and animal lover. My stories are about all-conquering love and romance, and I enjoy hosting other authors as well. Enter a world where werewolves, vampires, multi-shifters, vamp-like Nephilim, Vodouin Fey, and all things paranormal capture our hearts...

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

POLL: What Do You Love Most About Romantic Heroes?




Gotta love those alphas! People often say that our fathers help shape our ideal man fantasies. Maybe, maybe not, but my favorite romantic heroes definitely have a few traits in common.

I like them taller than average (my father was 6'3"), let's call it "big-boned," attractive in a rugged sort of way, but most of all it's the way they treat the woman they love that impresses and moves me most. Ideally, my heros are generous with their resources (time, money, knowledge, skills, contacts), supportive of and interested in my dreams and pursuits (not envious, competitive, or resentful), thoughtful (if it's important to me, it should be important to him), and protective(after all, biblically, that's a big part of his role ;-)

Inquiring minds want to know. What qualities in a romantic hero move you most? C'est la vie! Feel free to add your own...

7 comments:

Kerrigan Byrne said...

I like a little bit of attitude. Maybe not cocky, per se, but a confidence that is obvious in his manliness and his emotions.

Dariel Raye said...

Yeah, me too. I think that's part of the edginess for me :-)Strong and confident, but not so arrogant that he's an ass :-)

Kevin Z. Allen said...

For me, it's also about the eyes and the shape of the lips. I hate a man who has "sleepy" eyes and lips like walrus blubber. Yuk!

The eyes should be big, but not popped. Dark and smokey to add a bit of mystery about him. Makes me want to get to know him how he thinks.

...and the lips...should be warm, soft and tender. Slightly moist. Not juicy, soup cooler lips. Uggh!

Dariel Raye said...

LOL. Yes, everything in perfect proportion. I like sultry eyes, not big, but intense.

ML Guida said...

I definitely like the alpha males and have a thing for guys with long hair like Daniel Day Lewis in the Last of the Mohicans.

Dariel Raye said...

I like the longer hair, too. Maybe cuz it's unconventional.

Dariel Raye said...

Ya know, ML's comment just made me realize what's missing from my angel pic - he needs longer hair!