Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Guest Post & Giveaway with Author Stacey Espino

Today I want to welcome Author Stacey Espino! *waves* Welcome Stacey and Thank you so much for stopping by to visit with us.

 Why do we love bad boys?
I find my readers always fall for the bad boy in my books.  The question is why? 
In Taming Jenna, most of my readers preferred Conner.  He had a damaged past, personal demons, and wasn't looking for love.  
In Catch Me If You Can, they liked James.  He was a messed-up cowboy who hated the world and himself.  He pushed away serious relationships, and didn't offer apologies for his behavior.

Are we gluttons for punishment, pushing away men who want to coddle us in exchange for a damaged man we have to fix?  Why does an alpha male who craves dominating his woman turn us on?
Personally, I think many women want a bad boy who is generally good with underlying redeeming qualities.  Maybe it's the mother in us that wants to fix him, or help him have a happily ever after—with us.  Or it's the dormant little girl we all possess that wants to be dominated, protected, and cherished. 
What kind of hero do you prefer in your books? 

* Leave a comment and valid email address and you could win a Book from Stacey's Back list*  
For me personally those bad boys turn me on *shivers* LOL have fun and Stacey will announce the Winner! Good Luck!!!!!

You can visit Stacey Here: 
website is http://www.staceyespino.com  and blog is http://www.staceyespino.blogspot.com
Thank you Stacey for stopping by and I look forward to visiting with you again soon :)  


  1. These sound like great reads!! CONGRATS, Stacey!

  2. I love bad boys especially when they find the right woman and love them.


  3. I like bad boys with torched souls that need mending !!! Play hard to get but finally realize its time to move on !!! Bad boys !! are spicy n hot !!! and I love a man that takes charge !!!! Hero with a past !! they never want to share !! theirs a story !



  4. Bad boys are the ones I'm drawin to because they make you feel wild and free, exciting, hard loving and are the ones you mother told you to stay away from..

  5. Hi Stacey,
    I love bad boys there hot and it's fun to read the women trying to tame them a little.


  6. Oh Heck...I married the bad boy (tattoos and all). I wouldn't change it for the world. The world may cross the street when he walks down it to avoid him, but he makes me feel safe and loved.

  7. We all love bad boys, but not if they're really and truly evil. We just like 'em bad. Think John Travolta in Grease or Brad Pitt in Thelma and Louise. That kind of bad.

  8. I wonder if this holds true for M/M stories? Do certain guys go for the bad boy as well? I'll have to read more M/M and M/M/F. Purely for research, of course.


  9. I think we're drawn to bad boys because of the element of danger but I think for the most part that we don't really want an "evil" bad boy but do want someone who will take charge...depending on how the characters are written....I can go either way ...good guy or the bad boy....lol


  10. I love the bad boys but only the ones with redeeming qualities...


  11. I love a little bad boy in my heroes too. An alpha male with a great sense of humor who thinks the sun rises and sets on the heroine’s shoulders.

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  12. I love the bad boys in books...those in real life, not so much.
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  13. Stacey's books look and sound hot.

    I love an alpha male hero who respects women and thinks they're capable. Just read a book where the alpha hero treated the woman like a child and that left an unpleasant feeling in me.


  14. Who doesn't love a cowboy?! Yeehaw, lol. Congrats Stacey.


  15. I get the appeal of bad boys but I like the bad boy who is really intelligent and sensitive underneath. A little tortured is good too!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  16. I want the buy boy who is safe at heart. he is rough and tumble, but soft within. I married a safe guy and love him dearly. but there are times when safe is boring....

  17. I like the bad boys too. All tough on the outside,but really he's a softy at heart.

  18. Personally I don't like cowboys...smell like horses and unwashed sweat? Ew. And I had enough experience with bad boys in real life to last a lifetime. I used to call it the "romance novel syndrome" when my friends would fall for guys who abused them, but they'd always forgive them, thinking the love of a good woman could change them...why? Who knows? But it never worked.

    So give me an alpha male hero, but only if the heroine is even more alpha than him, so he knows his boundaries. I also like beta heroes who don't have to have the last word all of the time. And with relationship abuse being so rampant, I don't understand the whole BDSM thing being hot. Any man who ever tried to hit me would be singing soprano!

    And in real life my man towers over me by a foot, we both have tattoos, and he is my safe harbor. I'm the "bad girl" that he tamed!

  19. Love those bad boys ;) especially when we can tame them...