Browsing tag: heroes

A Season for Throwback

by Kiersten Hallie Krum It’s finally Spring! Unless you’re on the east coast, that is, where we had yet another snowstorm, ironically on the official first day of Spring. Since Mother Nature (the bitch) is determined to give us throwback weather, here are a few of my favorite throwback posts. Enjoy and Happy Monday! Let’s Go Be Bad

That's a Bonnie Hero There, Aye?

by Kiersten Hallie Krum The brogue. The brawn. The dark and stormy brow. The hint of ginger. From historical romances to modern-day romantic suspense to real-life anecdotes of love amidst The Highlands, the Scottish hero rolls his Rs right into the heart of the romance. Scottish heroes put the capital “R” in romantic. From William Wallace to Robert

A Poor Kind of Hero

By Kiersten Hallie Krum I’ve loved Les Miserables since it debuted on Broadway when I was 14-years-old. The music. The redemption story. The fact that here, in the same era of The Phantom of the Opera high soprano celebrated heyday, was a musical with not one, but two songs written in my contralto range. No surprise

Friday Fun: Rogues

by C. Margery Kempe I’m sure if I could unlock the source of my attraction to shambolic rogues, all of my life would fall neatly into some kind of logical coherence, my mind would be suffused with peace and tranquility and doubtless my days would be filled with a calm success and fulfillment. But I

Wronged By Romance

 There’s been a lot of talk in the sports world lately about athletes who’ve misled us. There’s Lance Armstrong, of course. He lied and lied and lied about not doping, and then finally fesses up and admits that well, actually, he was doping. Then we’ve got the Manti Te’o story and the girlfriend who died of leukemia hours after

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