So excited to have Cynthia Sax, author of Releasing Rage, stop by for a guest post today! Read her take on killer heroes, and learn more about her exciting book!
Killer Heroes With Cynthia Sax
We, romance readers, love the bad boys, don’t we? (grins) There’s something about heroes who have their own sets of rules and don’t follow anyone else’s. They’re willing to do anything for their heroines.
But what about REALLY bad boys? Could a hero be a killer and still be a hero?
In Renee’s The Extraction List, Cain is a cold-blooded killer. He wouldn’t hesitate to end a life to save Riley’s. In Releasing Rage, my most recent release, Rage is a cyborg warrior. He was designed to kill and he enjoys it. Killing is part of who he is.
But like any bad boy hero, these killers have their own set of rules. Rage prefers that his opponents be armed. He gives his enemy a dagger so he has the ability to defend himself, so he can have some dignity at the end, die fighting, with honor. If his opponents are honorable warriors, he kills them as quickly and as painlessly as possible.
Rage’s ability to kill comforts Joan, his human heroine. They’re living in a violent world and she likes having a violent male to protect her. She’s not a killer herself. Her skills lie in other areas. But she knows Rage and his cyborg brethren will safeguard her.
Because when a bad boy, especially a killer, falls, he falls REALLY hard. Rage shows a vulnerability, a softness to Joan that he doesn’t show to anyone else. He’s still a killer. That won’t ever change. But he’s more than that with her. We see his human side.
He trusts her, a rare thing for any killer. He might be her sword but she is his heart, his conscience. There are no limits to what he would do, what he would sacrifice to shield her from harm. And that’s very romantic.
What do you love about bad boy heroes?
Half Man. Half Machine. All Hers. Rage, the Humanoid Alliance’s most primitive cyborg, has two goals–kill all of the humans on his battle station and escape to the Homeland. The warrior has seen the darkness in others and in himself. He believes that’s all he’s been programmed to experience. Until he meets Joan. Joan, the battle station’s first female engineer, has one goal–survive long enough to help the big sexy cyborg plotting to kill her. Rage might not trust her but he wants her. She sees the passion in his eyes, the caring in his battle-worn hands, the gruff emotion in his voice. When Joan survives the unthinkable, Rage’s priorities are tested. Is there enough room in this cyborg’s heart for both love and revenge?
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About Cynthia Sax
USA Today bestselling author Cynthia Sax writes contemporary, SciFi and paranormal erotic romances. Her stories have been featured in Star Magazine, Real Time With Bill Maher, and numerous best of erotic romance top ten lists.
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