I’ll admit it. I fall in love with all of my heroes. How could I not? They are all men who I’ve custom made to my own specs, right? And even when they get a bit unruly and do things I didn’t actually intend for them to do, I still love them.
When I was writing HAUNTING WARRIOR, the second book in my HAUNTING series, I didn’t just fall in love with Rory MacGrath—I plunged, a million miles an hour. And I hit hard. What makes Rory so special is the fact that he begins so completely broken. He’s disconnected from his past, his family and even his heritage. He’s convinced himself that he doesn’t mind being alone and that he doesn’t long to be loved. Of course I knew better. I felt his pain. I could see into his heart.
Rory has been punishing himself for crimes he thinks he committed, for circumstances he had no control over, and for a loss that was punishing enough. Tough on the outside, lost on the inside, Rory needed a woman who would help him see his own strengths—a woman who would challenge him to rise above the past that has crippled him emotionally and step back into the circle of the living. She couldn’t be just any woman and she certainly wasn’t easy to find. In fact, Rory had to travel through time to reach her.
Thrust back in time to ancient Ireland, Rory opens his eyes in the body of another man who is about to marry the very woman Rory has been dreaming about for weeks. Suddenly, Rory is fighting for his life—and the life of his new bride. Their enemies are everywhere and the odds of surviving dwindle with each passing moment. But now that Rory has met the woman of his dreams, now that he has touched, tasted, and made love to that woman, he realizes that he doesn’t want to be alone anymore. He will fight to protect her. He will fight to free them both from the fate the future feels determined to deliver. He will be the warrior she needs him to be and he will win for love . . . or he will die trying.
So yeah, I fell in love with Rory MacGrath. He’ll be coming to your bookstores in May and I hope you will too.
I’d love to hear from you and I’m giving away an autographed copy of one my novels (writing as Erin Grady) Echoes or Whispers to one lucky winner who leaves a comment. Let me know . . . what makes you fall in love with a hero?
HAUNTING WARRIOR, May 2010
HAUNTING BEAUTY, August 2009
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