Are You Afraid of the Dark?
He suffers the judgement of others…because of the choices he’s made in life.
Hello my lovely readers! Carlene Love is with us today. She’s got a moody guest post all about her intriguing and scorchy-hot new hero from her latest series. Two words: male stripper.
Here’s Carlene on her latest hero:
There is a character in my mind, a character I want you to see. He is my inspiration for the second book in my new series. He’s why I write what I write. He’s who I *have* to write about.
Dark. So dark they don’t match anything else about him.
His smile is much, much brighter than mine. Pearly. Mine are not. In fact, mine are crooked. But whenever I smile—it makes him smile, too. His smile creeps up his face. Adding those lines, which make me feel slightly better about the ones lining my face. Everyone loves his smile.
But it doesn’t compare to his eyes.
His eyes make me anxious. I think he is fully aware of this. He has a brilliant mind. His eyes betray little about him, but this secret of his, that he is incredibly intelligent, they shout it from the rooftops. He is not shy. His eyes hold trust when they look at me. I won’t ever break that.
The darkness I am describing has nothing to do with color.
I am at the same time completely sure of, and yet not sure at all, of his intentions.
With one generous, searching look, he’s figuring you out. Not just you, but the intricacies of the world and all its wonders. Do you need his help? Can you handle yourself? Will you accept him? Can he trust you? Can you be friends?
They are too dark. His eyes.
Maybe I’m wrong. About some things, when it comes to him. No one should ever feel ashamed or alone because of the risks they’ve taken in life.
His eyes don’t make me think of sex. They make me wonder if he is okay. He suffers the judgement of others, all because of the choices he’s made.
His eyes urge me to keep close, to find ways to be there for him. To not be afraid of the dark.
In closing, I thank the singular Madeline Iva for inviting me to post today. I am grateful for the way she and the other wonderful women of Lady Smut deliver such forward-thinking and fantastic. You all are priceless souls.
I hope the rest of the day is kind to you all!
Thanks Carlene! Readers if you’re looking for more of this brooding hero (and how could you not?) go HERE to Carlene’s website — where you can also find some free reads HERE. (Yay free reads!) Here’s a peek at the first book in her series: STAY FOR ME