Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Biggest and Baddest Boys of Fiction!

Well, my goofy friend and author Lauren has stopped by with the claim that she has the top Biggest and Baddest Boys of Fiction. . .hmmmmm you be the judge? Is she correct? Do you know some more?

I'm not sure if she's right, but three out of the list I've done naughty things to in my mind, which is big because I'm a very refrained un-humping-books-individual!

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by Lauren Stewart
The beloved Floozies invited me to their blog to talk about, Mitch, the bad boy of my new novel Hyde, an Urban Fantasy. I thought I’d include a few other boys because I can’t get enough of in fiction.

JR Ward’s Vischous, Black Dagger Brotherhood series

 Not only does the guy have a magic hand and only one ball, he’s into the hard stuff—liquor and sex. Being tortured emotionally somehow makes him want to be tortured physically. Go figure. But OMG is he hot. Would I want to see him with a ball-gag in his mouth? Hmm…not sure about that one. But at least then he’d have two balls.

Karen Marie Moning’s Jerico Barrons, the Fever series

 Geez, even his name is hot. This guy is cold and intimidating, but we all know it’s just a defense. How many times does he say things that would leave most of us on our knees in a puddle of insecurity? But, then again, how many of us would kill to be in front of him on our knees, if you know what I mean? And then, when he finally shows himself, who he truly is, all of our suspicions are proven correct—he does feel, he wants, he loves. And we love him all the more for it.

EL James’ Christian, Fifty Shades trilogy

Though he’s not a paranormal bad boy (unless you consider his abnormally long fingers and superhuman ability to give a woman multiple orgasm with little effort paranormal traits *giggle*), I felt like he had to be included in the line-up. As of today, FSoG is still in the top spot on the bestseller’s list, so in terms of current popularity, he beats everybody else, hands (and fingers) down. Opinions on this guy and this book vary widely, but one thing is for sure—Christian is one messed up MoFo. Like Barrons, he’s cold and inflexible. And like Vischous, he’s into bondage and control. James never mentions how many balls he has, but his formative years were similarly horrific to V’s.

My very own, ultra hot, Mitch Turner, the Hyde series

Thankfully, I am not the only one who finds his bad behavior enticing. To control the monster inside him, Mitch uses biting sarcasm and cruel wit.  He pushes people away for their own safety, and he thinks that’s the way he likes it. His childhood was no picnic—killing your own father and being caged on a regular basis will do that to a guy. Oh, and just so you know—he still has both of his balls.

So many bad boys, so little time. We’d be here all day if I named them all. What is it about them that is so fascinating? That makes us sad to say goodbye to them at the end of each book? I’m sure your mother told you to stay away from men like these. So why do they begin to creep into our fantasies as teenagers and stay put as we become smart, independent adults?

While each of them have different amounts of damage in their pasts that make them who they are, and each has his own way of coping with that damage, they all share the same two enemies—themselves and the right woman. Doc Jane, Mac, Ana, and Eden.

One woman for each who brings these bad boys to their knees, breaks down who they always thought they were, and forces them to rebuild themselves. To be better men.

So, is there a part inside each of us that longs to be that woman for someone?
 To be able to control or exorcise the demons that haunt him?
To be the one, out of all the women on the planet, to make the bad boy realize he still has good inside of him?
I’ve dated a bad boy or two in my day. And it never ended well, or certainly not how it does in books.
But the dream is always there, isn’t it? The fantasy?
Have you ever tamed a bad boy? I’d love to hear about it.
What’s your take on why we love them so much?
Who is your favorite fictional bad boy?


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  1. Thanks for having me, Floozies, but I'm afraid I need to call you on something.

    I'm not goofy, I'm quirky. Big difference. ;)

    1. I think we need to put this to a vote.

    2. I will vote for quirky, but only because Lauren knows where I live.

    3. LOL, Roxanne! I vote for quirky too. In fact, I should get two votes, don't you think?

    4. Actually, Lauren, I think you don't get a vote at all. Way too biased. I'm still on the fence about my vote, but I'll take bribes!

  2. Hmmmmm. . .I would argue that you are a smooth mixture of both Goofy---and slightly insane.... Better?

  3. As always, your humor is cutting edge. I do enjoy what you write, inside and outside a book. Great reviews.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Melisa! As always, your support of my inappropriate behavior is appreciated. :)

  4. I love bad boys! It is a close call between Mitch and Vischous for me! Great interview

    1. I love Mitch also! Bad Boy on the outside but a good guy on the inside!

    2. Those two are my favorites too! Thanks for dropping by, Christina!

  5. I have to admit it's the sarcasm that gets to me, not the bondage. Although for a few of the men listed above, I'd make an exception:-)

  6. Amen, Linda! I'm right there with ya. :)

  7. I love Mitch. He's so much fun. And Lauren, I'm sensing a bit of a testicular fetish with you. Interesting.

    1. Interesting point. I shall have to think about that. ;)

  8. Very nice blog, Lauren. Bad boy traits are becoming, especially to good girls. Don't understand it, but it always seems to be that way.

    I've wanted a bad boy a time or two in my life, but settled for a safe, God-fearing, almost good boy instead. (sigh) Sounds so boring when I put it like that, but I married a very good man.

    Glad to see you out there in the blogging world!

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

    1. Hi Patricia!

      I've never thought of that. Maybe it's an opposites attract sort of thing. Good for you to find a good guy. Like I said, bad boys are fantastic in fiction, but in real life? Not so sure. What would grocery shopping be like with Vishous? Or deciding how to raise your kids with Barrons? Although, personally I think that Mitch might make a very good boy scout leader. :) Those of you who've read the book know how Mitch feels about a certain "boy scout".

  9. I LOVE to read about bad boys (my favorite), not date them. ;)
    My experience with one as a teen didn't end so well. Yeah, I learned early. I love how passionate, possessive, and alpha they are. And how they walk the line between good and evil.

  10. Teenage bad boys are the worst! I have my fingers crossed that when my daughter hits that age, she will be smarter than her mom. :)

    Thanks for stopping by, Tina!