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Paige Tyler | My Top 3 Favorite Summer Blockbuster Movies
Author Guest / June 9, 2016

Hubby (who is my writing partner) and I spend a lot of our time writing, especially on the weekends. In fact, we probably get about 80 percent of our actual writing done on the weekends. So we do everything we can to protect that time for writing. All that being said, sometimes you just have to get off the couch and out of the house every now and then just to keep from going crazy. One of the things we love to do when we go out is catch a movie. And of course, summer is absolutely the best time to do this with all the big summer releases hitting the theaters literally one weekend after the next. So for this blog post, I dug through the Coming Soon pages and found three big summer blockbusters that are sure to drag hubby and me away from our laptops and down to the theater. Warcraft. Okay, I have to admit, neither hubby nor I play WOW, but we did a bit of research for it when we were writing the third SWAT Book, IN THE COMPANY OF WOLVES. You know the part where the hero Becker talks about loving the game…

You’re My Hero: Male POVs in Romance and Urban Fantasy
ParaNormal Bites , Urban Fantasy / June 9, 2016

With the celebration of Father’s Day this month, I wanted to take a moment here to talk about the presence of men in books. In Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance especially, male leads are very important to the storyline. A good hero can either make or break a book. In my reading experience, if I don’t like a hero in a Romance book, that’s it. That pretty much ends all chances that I’m going to enjoying anything else about the book, because if you aren’t invested in both characters in a love story, it won’t have the same lasting impact on the reader. I’ve come across some amazing heroes over the years. Some are alpha and possessive, others are charming and witty, but I love them all. And now, I think whatever your tastes are in men, you’ll likely find an author who writes your kind of hero. Alpha heroes are a popular choice. Readers like heroes that take charge, who show a sense of responsibility for something other than themselves. They also tend to be quite bossy, which isn’t a terrible thing in the bedroom *winks* Some readers prefer beta heroes, who are still amazing but they’re a little…