Winter Wonder Man Blog Hop

Winter Wonder Man Blog Hop

Welcome to my post for the WINTER WONDER MAN BLOG HOP. For my stop on the tour, I’m giving away an ebook copy of IF TOMORROW NEVER COMES to one lucky winner and an e-Arc of my upcoming paranormal romance DARK INTENT.

 

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“What makes a hero in movies and books wonderful to the point your toes curl?”

For some reason lately I’ve been in an action movie sort of mood, so I’ll list some of my favorite action heroes and their attributes.

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At the top of the list, John McClane in the DIE HARD series. Cocky, self assured, a creative thinker and willing to sacrifice himself to save his loved ones. What could be better? And who can forget the scene in the first movie where he’s walking across broken glass in his bare feet?

 

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Next up, one of my all time favorites, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel). I loved how in Fast & The Furious 6 Dominic is willing to sacrifice himself to save his missing ex-girlfriend, Lettie on more than one occasion. The one scene that sticks out in my mind is when he challenges the amnesiac Lettie to a race, and when it’s done, they end up alone at a deserted area. After she leaves, he finds himself face to face with the villain, and a laser beam scope aimed at his heart. One of my favorite stand-off scenes of the series.

 

Third:

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All right, not a movie, but a television show so good it could be one (although then we wouldn’t get to see Reese as often so there is that). John Reese () on Person of Interest. I love his whole character, his past, his love for Bear the german shepherd he rescued during one case, his friendship with Finch, and the way he’s changed since they lost one of the team. He’s a thinker, he’s unconventional at times, but he can handle almost anything. Plus he tends to almost all of it in a suit. 🙂

 

So my question for you is who is your ideal action hero if you have one and why?

 

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35 Comments

  1. enjoyed the excerpt. will have to get the book

  2. Thanks for the tip on Person of Interest – sounds like a great show with a very intriguing hero. Let’s see, action heroes…I think you nailed it with the confidence and self-sacrifice.

    1. Author

      Hi Nikki! It really is. John’s quite the character, they do a really great job revealing his background as the show progresses. Really enjoyed the last episode that aired “4C”. He was pretty much all over the episode which he hadn’t been for a little while.

  3. I love John McClane. I hadn’t thought of him as a creative thinker but you’re right. Lovely post, Cait.

      1. Author

        Hi Gemma! No problem 🙂 He really tends to go outside the box. Kinda reminds me of MacGyver but better hehe

  4. I’m such a fan of Dwayne Johnson, “The Rock.” He’s a whole lot of handsome man, is awesome in action movies, and he seems like a kind and genuine person in his interviews.

    1. Author

      Hi Tera! Oh I so agree, loved The Rock since his wrestling days. Hard to pick a favorite action role of his though. I may need to do a part 2 of this post 🙂

  5. Thor is my movie guy….protective, alpha, hot!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    1. Author

      Hi Jill! He is definitely hot. Have to say I haven’t seen that movie yet. I’ll have to put it on the list 🙂

  6. You named mine Dominic Love that man, he is the perfect action hero in my book.

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    1. Author

      Hi Donna! Yeah if there was ever someone to model a perfect hero on, Dominic’s definitely right at the top of the list 🙂

  7. Not sure if you ever watch korean movies but Cha Tae-sik(Won Bin) from the korean movie Ajeossi (english name: The Man From Nowhere)

    1. Author

      Hi H.B. Can’t say I’ve seen that one, but I’ll put it on the list to check out 🙂 Thanks for the recommendation!

  8. Hmm … I’m going to have to check out Person of Interest. Based on the information you’ve posted in this blog, I think you might like Justified. The main character is a take charge kind of guy who likes ice cream, has his own code of honor, has a great smile, and oozes sex appeal. The main bad guy is pretty awesome too!

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    1. Author

      Definitely check it out. It’s so good. If it’s possible to be addicted to a show, I’m definitely addicted to Person of Interest. 🙂 Thanks for the recommendation, Justified sounds really great. I will have to check it out for sure.

  9. This sounds like a great read.

  10. Aragorn from Lord of the Rings is my action hero because I love swords.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

    1. Author

      Thanks for stopping by the blog, JanD! A guy who can fight well with a sword is a great visual 🙂

  11. My ideal hero is a mix of Jason Statham, Nathan Fillion (Castle) and Gerard Butler.
    susanmplatt AT Hotmail DOT com

    1. Author

      We have some of the same taste in men Susan. I’m a big fan of Jason Statham & Nathan Fillion too. Thinking I really need to do a hot men of action #2 post 🙂

    1. Author

      That’s a great mix for a hero, Stella! 🙂

  12. Vin Diesel because he’s strong
    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

    1. Author

      Thanks for stopping by bn100 🙂 Another vote for Vin 🙂

  13. My perfect hero is tall, muscular,confident,loyal, Alpha,bad-ass, intelligent, protective, vulnerable and majorly damaged — but ultimately redeemable —like Curran from Illona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series, Terrible from Stacia Kane’s Downside Ghosts series and Roarke from J.D. Robb’s In Death series.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

    1. Author

      Great list of characteristics, Elizabeth! Thanks for stopping by the blog!

  14. My favorite is an alpha hero. One thats strong, caring, protective. I love a sense of humor! And a six pack and guns doesnt hurt anything. lol Great excerpt! Sounds so good! Thank you!
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  15. I love a caring, protective hero, one who can go all alpha male, yet doesn’t feel threatened and even encourages their loved one taking the lead and taking charge. A sense of humor is also important. It doesn’t matter if it’s just goofiness, dry humor, wit, etc, just some type of sense of humor. He has to be able to deal with feelings, not all, oh I’m a guy, we don’t do those things, over-macho crap. I want a guy who’s secure in his massculinity (you know, not afraid to wear pink or scared people will think he’s “gay” or “a girl” for actually doing/enjoying things like going to the theatre or dressing fashionably). Loyalty and fidelity are extremely important as well as being able to cook. A guy who can cook is super sexy. And romantic at heart as well.

    tiger-chick-1(at)hotmail(dot)com

  16. I’m more the bad boy type like Johnny Depp in Public Enemy

  17. I do not have an ideal action hero, but they do all look like Pierce Brosnan in my head 🙂

  18. The hero that makes my toes curl is loyal and has a great sense of humor. I liked your choices.

    jmesparza821 at gmail dot com

  19. Ah, Vin Diesel, he definitely makes me toes curl. I love a strong, sexy, smart alpha male who knows how to sweep me off my feet.

    fsteph55(at)yahoo(dot)com

  20. I do love McLane’s confidence in Die Hard!! My hero is strong and protecting. I love a man who knows me so well that its almost like he could be psychic at times. ghwasd at gmail dot com

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