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Friday, September 30, 2011

Sylvia Day: What is it about the angel hero that’s so sexy?

There’s just something about ‘em. When I see a winged hot guy on a book cover or DVD case I always look twice. I can’t help it. They’re just so visually striking. But why? Why is a really sexy guy with wings sticking out of his back so delicious? Is it the mixture of naughty--washboard abs and golden skin--and nice--angelic wings? Or something else? What incites that double take?

The hero of my upcoming series launch, A Touch of Crimson, is an angel (as you can see by the cover). Adrian is sexy for a lot of reasons. He’d be sexy even if he wasn’t an angel. But as an angel...  wow. It’s got a lot to do with those gorgeous crimson-tipped wings of his. Not just the wings themselves, but how he uses them.

He uses them for flight, of course. His heroine, Lindsay, loves to fly with him, even though she’s afraid of heights. She loves the way his body feels against hers as he pushes through the air--she admires the strength required to lift their combined weight and she’s aroused by the powerful flexing of his muscles as he holds her tightly against him.

He uses them in battle. Adrian’s wings are his greatest weapon. They’re impervious to damage from mortal weapons and the tips slice like blades. When he pivots, they flow fluidly around him, like a cape. Lindsay is mesmerized by the way he fights, finding his agile movements lethally graceful, a deadly dance that’s both graceful and frightening.

He uses them to shield Lindsay, not just from danger but from the world at large. In intimate moments, he wraps them around her, creating a private space where nothing exists but the two of them.

Lindsay uses Adrian’s wings, too. As impervious as they are to damage, they’re highly sensitive to her touch. The lightest stroke of her fingertips brings him the greatest pleasure.

And when his wings aren’t needed, they dissipate like mist, allowing Adrian to move through society like anyone else. Although he could never really fit in. There’s just something about him...

So, if you’re an angel hero fan, what is it about them that does it for you? Is it the good boy gone bad? Or something else entirely? I’ve got a copy of MEN OUT OF UNIFORM to give away to one commenter!

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16 comments:

scarlet wilson said...

Wow! What a wonderful description of his wings - my imagination is running riot!

Lil said...

It is the good boy gone bad but with the core still good that appeals to me.

CrystalGB said...

It is the good boy gone bad that attracts me and the power that he has. :) Your book sounds great. Love the cover.

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Sheree said...

It's definitely the "good boy gone a little bad but still intrinsically good" part that gets to me. And the hot covers don't hurt either!

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Kelly said...

For sure the good boy gone bad... Because it is so much fun to watch them fall ... :)

Kelly
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Na said...

Hero angels can be pretty irrisistible. For me, when I think of angels, I think of them as delicate, fragile and untouchable creatures. Now, put the word hero next to it and that changes damatically. I think action hero. He is a worthy fighter, not delicate at all, strong and invincible. *sigh*

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Leni said...

There always seems to be something of a conflict that gets me. Along with the stunning covers on the books.

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Vanessa N. said...

I think it's the fact that good guy has an edge to him. He can use the wings to fight but can still use them to create private gentle moments.

Michele L. said...

Wow, what an amazing cover! Love it! Yes, definitely the guy thing where he is rough around the edges but inside soft as marshmallow.

Cool wing description Sylvia! Can't wait to read your book!

elizabeth said...

Love the cover, and the description of how Adrian uses his wings. I guess for me, what's sexy about angel heroes is that they will protect you with his life. He loves with a passion for only his heroine. I would love to have someone love me like that.

Thanks for the contest.

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Jane said...

I guess I agree that angels are attractive because of their inherent goodness. They might falter, but they usually find their way again.

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Sylvia Day said...

I love the cover, too! Tony Mauro is the cover artist and he really knocked it out of the park. :)

Thank you, everyone, for stopping by!

susan said...

Hero with wings makes me know there are male ones as well as ones like me who are female. ha ha My wings are not as big as the male's and my halo won't stay where it belongs but who cares. I love the male angels and hope to read your book too. Male angels are HOT. susan Leech garysue@dejazzd.com

Margay said...

Hmm, I think it might have something to do with the wings...Seriously, though, good boy gone bad with just enough good to be redeemed - that's pretty sexy.


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Laurie G said...

I haven't read this type of story yet. Angels carry an intriguing mystique. Throw in a good guy gone bad doing heroic deeds...sounds irresistible!