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Laura Kaye | For the Love of a Greek God Hero

November 6, 2011

Laura KayeNORTH OF NEEDOwen is the kind of a man any one of us would love to call our own. He is everything that is wonderful: warm and giving with a mischievous sense of fun and an almost child-like sweet tooth. Here is a man who takes delight in Lucky Charms and ice cream, who is a tiger in the sack, and whose number one priority is not to hurt Megan. Truly, I could eat him up with a spoon. ~From the Book Wenches Review

Given the awesome reception NORTH OF NEED‘s hero, Owen Winters, is receiving, I thought I’d share what I think makes him so lovable and compelling. As a basic description, Owen is a long-exiled snow god who is the adopted son and destined successor of the Boreas, the Supreme God of the North Wind and Winter. And here’s why I and the heroine Megan love him, and hopefully YOU will, too:

Godly Handsome. What else would you expect in a Greek god? LOL Let’s just say that cover does Owen all kinds of justice. Here’s Megan’s first impression: Even asleep, unconscious, whatever, the guy was ruggedly handsome. Mop of shiny black hair, strong brow, square jaw, fair skin, full red lips. A male Snow White. And that’s just the tip of the scrumptious iceberg, as it were.

Super Powerful. The Greek gods are renowned for their supernatural powers, and Owen’s no different. He can control the wind, the weather, and the nature of the season. He can exist in either elemental or corporeal form, and can travel between the human realm and the Realm of the Gods.

Playful. For Owen, it’s been a long time since he was last corporeal and a part of the human realm. Therefore, he experiences everything with a sense wonder that Megan finds totally adorable and contagious. This is a big man, an ancient god, a powerful creature of the divine realm, and yet he loves to play in the snow, race Megan while skiing, and eat ice cream and Lucky Charms like a kid. And I love the juxtaposition.

Devoted. The thing that makes Owen happiest above all else is Megan’s joy and comfort, and I love that he’s so powerful yet has this incredible soft spot when it comes to his woman. There are so many incredible examples of this, I can’t pick just one!

So, that’s some of the reasons me and Megan are totally in love with Owen Winters. What makes a hero especially lovable and compelling to you?

Thanks for reading!

Laura Kaye

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Her tears called a powerful snow god to life, but only her love can grant the humanity he craves…

Desperate to escape agonizing memories of Christmas past, twenty-nine-year-old widow Megan Snow builds a snow family outside the mountain cabin she once shared with her husband, realizing too late that she’s recreated the very thing she’ll never have.

Called to life by Megan’s tears, snow god Owen Winters appears unconscious on her doorstep in the midst of a raging blizzard. As she nurses him to health, Owen finds unexpected solace in her company and unimagined pleasure in the warmth of her body, and vows to win her heart for a chance at humanity.

Megan is drawn to Owen’s mismatched eyes, otherworldly masculinity, and enthusiasm for the littlest things. But this Christmas miracle comes with an expiration–before the snow melts and the temperature rises, Megan must let go of her widow’s grief and learn to trust love again, or she’ll lose Owen forever.

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About Laura Kaye:

A multi-published author of paranormal, contemporary and erotic romance, Laura Kaye’s hot, heartfelt stories are all about the universal desire for a place to belong. Laura is the author of the bestselling contemporary romance and award-nominated HEARTS IN DARKNESS and the bestselling and award-winning paranormal romance FOREVER FREED (NJRW Golden Leaf Award for Best Paranormal of 2011), as well as an erotic romance novella, JUST GOTTA SAY. Her fourth book, contemporary fantasy romance NORTH OF NEED, is the first in the 4-book Hearts of the Anemoi series. Laura lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

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