Monday, October 19, 2015

Brooding Heroes

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Hi everyone! Since this is Just Contemporary Romance, I wanted take a moment to talk to you about Micah Crane. I mean, a brooding hero is one of the greatest parts of a romance novel, right? (I can’t be the only one who thinks this!)

Micah Crane is my bar owner slash mob enforcer in my very first Brazen title, A MOMENT OF WEAKNESS. I had such a great time writing him. He was one of those characters who continuously surprised me with the depth of both his pain and desires, and I enjoyed every minute of it.

Micah can—and will—do just about anything for his six-year-old daughter. He’s fearless in his side job and when it comes to those he loves, he’s inexorably devoted and protective.
Most days he’s in jeans and a T-shirt. Sometimes he’s shirtless or concealed in only a bath towel (though you’ll have to read the book for those details). No matter what’s covering the array of tattoos on his chest, nothing can detract from the love he feels for his baby girl plastered all over his face (rough and tumble guy softened by the giggles of his little girl? Cue the swooning!)

He can’t cook, but he does know how to play with his food. Just ask Laurel (the heroine of A MOMENT OF WEAKNESS). Pink Pop Rocks might be her new favorite treat now. <insert winky face>

He doesn’t have many days off when his associate isn’t demanding jobs from him, but when he does, he likes to spend it with Laurel. Like, perhaps, teaching her how to properly hold a baseball bat? Or maybe that was because he’d wanted an excuse to run his hands over her body (you’d have to ask him about that one!) 

Micah’s not a perfect gentleman and struggles a lot with what is right and wrong, but if there’s one thing he learns throughout this story it’s that being with Laurel makes him want to be a better man. And that, right there, is his sexiest trait. 

So I’d like to know, what’s one of your favorite traits in a romance hero? Leave me a comment and you’ll be entered to win a $5 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card. Good luck! And huge thanks to Maureen for having me here today!


He can fight anything...except his need for her.

Until her new job starts in September, buttoned-up elementary school teacher Laurel Harris is at loose ends and in need of cash. Fortunately her best friend's older brother is a single dad and desperately needs a nanny. Or so she's told. She doesn't anticipate him being such a menacing, muscled, and undeniably gorgeous man...or that he has zero interest in hiring a nanny.

Micah Crane will do right by his young daughter, no matter the cost. And right now, that cost is juggling parenthood with long hours at his bar and working as an enforcer for a notorious crime boss. He doesn't need another complication in his life, but the sweet, frustratingly opinionated little blonde hell-bent on caring for his daughter stirs his blood like no woman ever has. 

All it takes is a moment of weakness to ignite the lust blazing between them. A moment that will unravel their self-control and unleash all of Micah's darkest secrets...

About the author:
Brooklyn Skye grew up in a small town where she quickly realized writing was an escape from small town life. Really, she’s just your average awkward girl who’s obsessed with words. She writes young adult, new adult, and romance fiction. You can follow her on Twitter as @brooklyn__skye, Instagram as @brooklynskyewrites, or visit her web site for updates, teasers, giveaways, and more.

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  1. I'm a sucker for single dads in a romance story. That tells me a lot right there about the character.

  2. I love a big strong guy who is gentle and tender with his kid or his woman! :)

  3. I love the men that are protective of their women - no controlling or overbearing, just protective, and a man that isn't afraid to show how much he loves her. amyp115 AT yahoo DOT com

  4. I really like a good family man. Maybe that's a reason why I avoid books where one of the characters (male/female) is a commitment phobe.

    Micah Crane looks like my kind of hero, and I can't wait to read "A Moment of Weakness".


  5. kindness to everyone

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  6. Protective is one trait I love...

  7. intelligence

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  8. Sense of humor, honor and compassion are three traits I like in my heroes.


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