Series: Lost and Found

Author Guest Post: Holding Out for a Hero by Jerrie Alexander

Posted February 25, 2014 by Jonetta in Author Guest Post | | 16 Comments

Author Guest Post: Holding Out for a Hero by Jerrie AlexanderCold Day in Hell by Jerrie Alexander
Series: Lost and Found, Inc. #2
Published by Self Published on September 29, 2013
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 242
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Ex-Army Ranger Tyrell Castillo’s first mission for Lost and Found, Inc. goes awry when his contact is kidnapped, and he’s left scrambling for weapons and explosives. He’ll have to blow up a drug cartel’s compound, rescue the woman, and keep her safe while they cross the sweltering hot Colombian jungle.

Driven by the need for revenge, Ana Maria Vega Cisneros doesn’t want to be rescued. She wants revenge. She’ll risk her life to ensure the drug lord who killed her family suffers the same fate.

The cartel leaves a trail of blood on their hunt for Ty and Ana. When Ty receives the order to kill the drug lord with extreme prejudice, he and Ana will face the enemy head on. Can Ty protect the woman who’s hell bent on vengeance? The woman he’s grown to love?

We welcome Jerrie Alexander back to The Book Nympho! She’s the author of the series Lost and Found, Inc. Jonetta reviewed Hell or High Water, the first book in the series.

 

Holding Out For A Hero

 

When you think of a hero, what criteria do you use?

Brave? Well that’s a given. Whether I’m wearing my female hat or writer’s hat, a man has to have certain qualities to rank up there with our nation’s military finest. Did you read the book Lone Survivor or see the movie? Heroes!

Other than being strong, fast, courageous, and fearless, I like a hero who carries himself with confidence. The kind of confidence that says he’s doing the right things for the right reasons. His inner strength must be so ingrained that tenderness is freely given and isn’t a threat to his masculinity. Secure in his masculinity, he’ll allow himself to rescue an abandoned kitten or dog without feeling a display of kindness might jeopardize his reputation as a hard-ass.

Have you ever seen a firefighter drop to his knees and resuscitate a dog or cat that had been overcome by smoke inhalation…hero.

Take Bonnie Tyler’s hit song from the 60s, “Holding Out For A Hero” for example. (All you youngsters who haven’t heard this song, download it. It will be the best .99 you ever spent.) Lyrics are copyrighted so I can’t use them here, but she nailed what most women want in a hero.

Here’s a real life example. How about Payton Manning, the quarterback for the Denver Broncos? His prowess on the football field is well known, but for me, the class he demonstrates when he’s not playing makes him a hero.

In 2012, Ray Lewis and the Baltimore Ravens dealt Manning and the Broncos a devastating loss. After the game, Manning went to the Ravens locker room. You see, Lewis was retiring. But it was after Lewis had showered, changed into his suit, and finished with the press conference, that he learned Manning and his family were waiting for him.

Manning lost that game, but he stayed long after his teammates had left just to shake Ray Lewis’s hand and wish him the best.

That’s class with a capital C. And I want my hero’s to have that kind of classy confidence.

What qualities do you look for in a man? Are they the same expectations you have for a hero in a romance novel?

 

Look for Jonetta’s review of Cold Day in Hell in March. 

About Jerrie Alexander

A student of creative writing in her youth, Jerrie set aside her passion when life presented her with a John Wayne husband, and two wonderful children. A career in logistics offered her the opportunity to travel to many beautiful locations in America, and she revisits them in her romantic suspense novels.

But the characters went with her, talked to her, and insisted she share their dark, sexy stories with others. She writes alpha males and kick-ass women who weave their way through death and fear to emerge stronger because of, and on occasion in spite of, their love for each other. She likes to torture people, make them suffer, and if they’re strong enough, they live happily ever after.

Jerrie is the author of THE GREEN-EYED DOLL, THE LAST EXECUTION, short story, SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME and the Lost and Found, Inc. series. She lives in Texas, loves sunshine, children’s laughter, sugar (human and granulated), and researching for her heroes and heroines.