The Book Lovers are happy to turn the helm over to Monica Burns today who is going to chat with us about some very sweet things.
Hi everyone, I’m delighted to be visiting here at Book Lovers, Inc., and a big thank you to Susi for inviting me to talk desserts with you. Desserts you ask? Yep, I’m talking bon bons. What are they? They’re the French expression for candy. They don’t necessarily start out as chocolate, but they’re more like fondant or other sweet candies that wind up being covered in chocolate. So many misinformed people think readers of romance do nothing but eat bon bons while indulging in our favorite occupation, but they’re wrong. If anything the actual bon bon we indulge in are the bon bons between the covers of our favorite romance novels. I’m talking hot, delicious heroes in romance books.
Men in general are delicious confections, but the heroes in my favorite romances are like red-hots on the tongue. They tempt us just like bon bons and all manners of desserts. Some are as sinful as dark chocolate while others are a little less hard and dark. I’m not sure I really like using the description of milk chocolate when it comes to heroes, because dark chocolate has a hard edge to it, while milk chocolate sounds less sinful. Perhaps I’m wrong because I prefer the taste of milk chocolate over dark. Of course chocolate in any form is always a sin to be enjoyed and milk when added just eases the hard bite of the flavor.
Think of it like this, my hero Lysander in Assassin’s Heart is definitely dark chocolate. He’s been through hell and has a hard outer shell of dark chocolate with the delicious taste of maple nut crème on the inside. A true alpha hero with sinful overtones hiding a rich creamy filling. Now when it comes to milk chocolate, that’s a more difficult one.
I write alphas who are strong men, fierce protectors, and always putty in the hands of their women. Ares from Assassin’s Honor is just like that. I’d have to liken him to a Hershey’s Kiss. That aluminum foil on the outside of that Kiss is just like his hard, “don’t let’em see you sweat” exterior, but on the inside he tastes hard and smoothly delicious on the tongue. Milk chocolate doesn’t get any better than my Ares.
My latest hero, Garrick, in my upcoming March release, Pleasure Me, is a combination of desserts. He’s part chocolate cake (made with rich virgin olive oil) and a dark fudge icing. Another part of him is a smooth creamy butter pecan ice cream topped with caramel sauce. But I think the best part of him is just like Andes mint chocolate. It’s like being blindfolded and tied up while he licks honey off your skin. It’s a wickedly delicious sensation not just on your tongue but your body as well.
So I have to admit a partiality to the multiple experiences that Garrick provides a woman. I mean, a younger alpha male who’s a virgin tempting me to sin while tying me up and blindfolding me? No, it doesn’t get much better than that kind of delicious sensation on the tongue or anywhere else for that matter.
So who’s one of your favorite romance heroes and what kind of bon bon is he?
All you have to do is answering the question at the end of Monica’s post .