Shana Galen is the bestselling author of passionate Regency romps, including the RT Reviewers' Choice The Making of a Gentleman. Kirkus says of her books, "The road to happily-ever-after is intense, conflicted, suspenseful and fun," and RT Bookreviews calls her books “lighthearted yet poignant, humorous yet touching." She taught English at the middle and high school level off and on for eleven years. Most of those years were spent working in Houston's inner city. Now she writes full time. She's happily married and has a daughter who is most definitely a romance heroine in the making. Shana loves to hear from readers, so send her an email or see what she's up to daily on Facebook and Twitter.
I used to be a teacher, and I can tell you hall passes are not given lightly. As soon as you give one kid a pass, everyone wants them. There’s a stampede for passes to the bathroom or library or study hall. I used to give my students 4 hall passes a semester and initial when they used each. If they wanted more, they had to “buy” them with bonus points I’d give out for participation or helpfulness or acts of kindness. Unused hall passes were worth +25 on a quiz of the student’s choice.
Keeping that in mind, I’m going to give you 3 heroes I’d definitely give hall passes to. I’ll leave the 4th up to you. Would you give it to another hero I didn’t mention or use it to “buy” something you’ve been wanting?
Hall Pass #1: Historical
My first love is historical romance, so my first pass goes to Ethan Caxton, the Marquess of Winterbourne from my own new release, WHILE YOU WERE SPYING. Is it cheating to give one to my own character? Maybe, but when teachers say they don’t play favorites, don’t believe them. We all have favorites, and Ethan is mine. I started his book about a dozen years ago and am so excited it’s finally being published. I love Ethan because he’s patient and protective and sexy as hell. He’s the kind of guy who gives a woman a look and has her fanning herself.
Hall Pass #2: Contemporary
My next hall pass goes to Theo Harp from Susan Elizabeth Phillips’s HEROES ARE MY WEAKNESS. Theo is a writer. I taught English and have a soft spot for writers, really any man who’s good with words and language. I also like Theo because he’s the kind of guy who always does the honorable thing. He’s also great with kids, and I love guys who can relate to kids.
Hall Pass #3: New Adult
My final hall pass goes to a football player, Drew Baylor from Kristen Callihan’s THE HOOK UP. Drew is talented, smart, and the BMOC, but he doesn’t want the vapid sorority girls throwing themselves at him. He’s interested in quirky Anna Jones. I love a guy who can see beneath the surface, and I love a hero who has a passion. Drew loves football. He feels alive when he’s playing it, but it never takes the place of what’s really important. Teachers love jocks who also care about their studies.
Your turn. Would you give that last pass to another hero I didn’t mention or use it to “buy” something you’ve been wanting?
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Francesca Dashing would like to forget that Ethan Caxton, the Marquess of Winterbourne, exists. He humiliated her in front of all of London Society—and he doesn't even remember it! But when Ethan shows up in her sleepy Hampshire town, he's hard to overlook, and his presence stirs up long-buried feelings. Francesca tries to keep her distance...until her life is threatened and the mysterious and handsome marquess comes to her rescue, in more ways than she ever thought possible.Winterbourne has traveled to Hampshire on orders from the Foreign Office—he's investigating an arms smuggling ring and is determined to find its leader. Miss Dashing stumbles into his way—literally—and derails both Ethan's assignment and his ordered country life. Ethan knows he needs to ignore the distraction, but when Francesca is the victim of a vicious attack, he's compelled to put aside his mission to protect her. Guarding the viscount's daughter is work, nothing more, and Ethan has no plans to let down his guard...until Francesca's chocolate-brown eyes and endless compassion melt the ice in his heart and lay siege to his defenses.
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