Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Bad Boy Appeal + Giveaway

What is it about a Bad Boy that brings women to their knees? We shouldn't want them. They're everything our mothers warned us about and we should stay far, far away.

But they're irresistible. Even though we know they're not good for us (like too much chocolate) we keep going back for more.

Why is that? Do we crave adventure or self-destruction? Is it the mothering instinct within us attempting to 'fix' a man? Or is there something titillating about being desired by a man who could have any woman he wanted?  This isn't a new concept. Women have always been attracted to the wrong guys. It often starts in highschool and carries on through life.

Can a Bad Boy become good relationship material? Is it possible?

Taming Travis (Wolves of Climax, 4) features my Bad Boy shifter, Travis. He's a classic Bad Boy and has no desire to settle down and play house. His emotional distance only pulls Cassidy in faster. You can find out if he's capable of love in the next Wolves of Climax edition.


[Siren LoveXtreme Forever: Erotic Paranormal Ménage Romance, M/F/M/M/M/M, werewolves, spanking, HEA]

Cassidy is convinced that Travis will never open up to her. He’s fun, flirty, and does delicious things to her body—but doesn’t offer his heart. When they’re forced to hole up in an old weather station for the night, it gives her time to really get to know the dirty-blond miner. Can she break through his tough exterior and tame the man beneath?

Travis finds it safer to coast along on the surface of life. He never planned to invest himself emotionally in anyone beyond his new pack, but Cassidy is making it difficult. His alpha has chosen her, and Travis wants her. If only he could trust the little human, and himself, enough to embrace what he really desires.

NOTE! You are purchasing Siren's newest serialized imprint, the LoveXtreme Forever Series. This is Book 4 of 7 in the Wolves of Climax collection. These books are not stand alone. Each is a continuation of the previous book and must be read in the numbered order. Each book may end on a cliffhanger but usually with a happy-for-now for the heroine and one or more men. The final book contains a happily forever after for the heroine and all her men.


Now, since this LoveXtreme series must be read in order, I am giving giving away the first 4 PDF books to one lucky commenter!  Winner will be selected Friday morning, which is June 1st (already).

How to enter? 

Give me your thoughts on Bad Boys. Is their only place within fiction, where they can be created with the perfect mix of naughty and nice? Or do you have a reformed bad boy yourself?  What's the appeal?

Come on, ladies, inquiring minds want to know...


Michelle V said...

Yes, some of us are definitely attracted to bad boys! And, no, I did not reform my 'bad boy'! Hence the divorce. LOL! I don't know why we are so drawn to them, especially when I was younger (and before I learned my lesson). Maybe it's the excitement and danger of it, and yes, maybe deep down we do think we can change them. That we will be the one woman who can settle him down.

Michelle V
romanceinreview AT gmail DOT com

laura said...

I married my bad boy thinking I can make him change. But I learned in my case that isn't gonna happen. And the pending divorce is showing me that bad boys are not the kind for me but I had fun while it lasted. But I love reading about them.

Sam Crescent said...

I love reading about Bad boys. I've never dated a bad boy but I think they are wonderful to write about. Providing they have a good mix of naughty and nice.

Congratulations on your upcoming release.


Brandi Reynolds said...

The bad boys we love tend to have intense stares as if they can see our darkest secrets and think they are a good idea too. If the bad boys want something, they go after it without thought to consequences. That is the type of freedom that we have all wanted at some point in our lives. Our mothers might have warned us about the bad boys, but they forgot to tell us that they craved them too.

Ursula said...

Congrats on the upcoming release :)

I think bad boys are best left to the pages of fiction where they can be properly reformed yet stay bad enough to keep the heroine happy. In real life these things tend to not work out. I for one love reading about them but the real life experiences are never good :) So keep writing them and we will keep reading them.

(Don't enter me in the drawing. I just wanted to say hey and put in my two cents worth.)


Yvette said...

Bad boys can be tamed but not too much. I still want the edginess they bring as long as its legal. I definitely love reading about them. They jump off the pages.

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Celtie said...

I know that the reason I like bad boys is they never let things get dull. I would rather stay home and read but a bad boy will drag my ass off the chair and go out and experience life. They always seem to make the simplest things exciting and naughty.

Joanne said...

Congrats on the new release. I think we're all attracted to bed boys. We always think we can "fix" what's wrong with them, or help them with their problems. They have the attitude that nothing can touch them, they just want to have fun and not settle down. Somewhere along the way, with much persistence, we get under their skin and just burrow deeper. Then they finally realize that they can't do without us.


flchen1 said...

I do think that much of the appeal of bad boys is that they clearly have been around the block a few times and know the ways of the world--they know how to walk on the wild side and tempt us to join them. And we want to be the one who makes it worthwhile for them to change their ways--not ALL of them, but just enough to realize that we're all they need. And they can continue to put their bad-boy skills to use at home ;p

But I think that a few of those bad-boy qualities aren't negotiable--if the man doesn't come to see me as the end-all, that isn't going to work ;p

Congrats on the series, Stacey--it sounds fantastic!

f dot chen at comcast dot net

SheriV said...

Bad boys are so sexy. But I think I like them more in fiction. :) Where they can be oh so bad and oh so redeemable and even mess up without actually hurting anyone too much. :) My husband is a total good Geek so I don't have the bad boy thing going on in real life, but my biggest high school crush was on a bad boy and now he's a redeemed man and a great dad. So bad boys are redeemable in real life too.

Looking forward to checking out the series, I do love all the rest of your books so this shouldn't be any different.

smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

P.s... Where are my hot cops? :P

Stacey said...

I'm SO loving all these comments. Maybe bad boys really do only belong in fiction. Hmmmm

Keep 'Em coming.


Cops are next. Promise. :)

Luna Wildwood said...

Bad boys are like that juicy cheeseburger, those fresh hot fries and the cool chocolate milkshake that you know is bad for you but you want because it tastes real good and will make you happy when you have it!!!



June M. said...

Bad boys are dangerous, untamed, and tempt us to walk on the wild side. They may not be the best thing for us, much like brownies or fudge, but they are just too hard to resist.
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

Stacey said...

Luna is the winner. Thanks for all the lovely comments. It was an informative discussion!!


Luna Wildwood said...

woo hooo! Thanks Stacey!!