Friday, October 10, 2008
Tamelia Tumlin, Take a Walk on the Wild Side
He’s dark. He’s dangerous. And he’s irresistible.
What makes women swoon over bad boys who possess that dark dangerous edge that can take us to the point of no return and back again? That one layer of taboo we just can’t seem to resist no matter how hard we try. Whether he is a vampire, a werewolf or simply the lone biker who lives by his own set of rules, it doesn’t really matter. Our legs turn to noodles and our hearts beat erratically just at the mere thought of him.
Women claim they want a man who is sensitive, a man who understands them and a man who promises security. But, do we really? If given a choice between the dependable sexy guy next door and the mysterious sensual stranger with a hint of darkness bubbling just below the surface, who would you choose?
I think it boils down to a woman’s need to feel safe, secure and protected. Certainly, the guy next door can provide this. And on most occasions he does. However, with the guy next door, the thrill of the unknown doesn’t exist. There is no real chance of not getting what we want. We know exactly what he’s all about and though we may sometimes love him for it, taming the guy next door doesn’t create the same shiver of excitement and euphoria as taming the mysterious bad boy does. Bringing a dark, dangerous man to his knees gives a woman a sense of power. To know that she and she alone has the ability to make or break him is a rush like no other. It is also his ultimate declaration of true love.
Obviously this sounds callous and calculating-almost as if we are toying with them-but, in reality these are the men whom we fall for the hardest and these are the men whom we will fight for the most. Why? Is it because we are vindictive and just want what we can’t have? Of course not! It simply the fact these are men who are our true soul mates and our equals. For if we are going to give our hearts to a man-any man paranormal or not-then we want to make positively sure he is worthy of it. And who could be more worthy than the arrogant, sexy hero who just realized he can’t possibly live without us?
You can find many examples of this logic in the romances we read. No matter who or what the hero is, underneath his cool exterior lurks something dangerous and irresistible. Something we just can’t help fall in love with each and every time we pick up a romance book. So, for a chance to take your own walk on the dark side, pick up some of the Black Rose’s from The Wild Rose Press and fall in love over and over again. I guarantee you shivers, thrills and a sense of victory everytime.
Romance Author, Tamelia Tumlin
For Better or for Worse