Today I am honored to host Elena Dillon, author of the fantastic Breathe, which I recently got to read, love, and review! So read on for Elena’s guest post, a bit about the book and a GIVEAWAY!!
Bad Boy vs. Good Guy: Who Wins?
I don’t know about you all but I have a bad boy problem. I’ve had it my whole life. When I was single (a really long time ago) if there was a room full of good guys and one bad boy I would find the bad boy within seconds. I didn’t make good choices back in the day. My husband fooled me into thinking he was bad. He’s a good guy with a thin veneer of bad boy otherwise I probably would have been too stupid to choose him. Thankfully it all worked out.
The cool thing about this in a fictional world is my bad boy issue is not as much of problem as it was in real life. Who doesn’t love the charmer with the smirk and a bad attitude? Instant hotness. If I’m reading a book, watching a movie or TV show and there is a bad boy and a good guy? I’m instantly rooting for the bad boy. Good guy? Boring. I could give examples forever. I’ve listed some below. My choices will be obvious but I would love to know what everyone else thinks. Who wins in these stand offs? Good guy or bad boy?
1. Hook vs. Charming (Once Upon A Time)
2. Tim Riggins vs. Jason Street (Friday Night Lights)
3. Iron Man vs. Captain America (Avengers)
4. Damon vs. Stefan (Vampire Diaries)
5. Han Solo vs. Luke Skywalker (Star Wars)
6. Loki vs. Thor (okay Thor wins but Tom Hiddleston is amazing!)
7. Wade Kinsella vs. George Tucker (Hart of Dixie)
8. Rhett Butler vs. Ashley Wilkes (Gone With the Wind)
Interestingly in Breathe, Jasmine’s love interest is a good guy. As a matter of fact Easton Ward is pretty close to perfect but he’s no wuss. In my next book, however, there’s definitely a Bad Boy.
P.S. I feel bad about Scott Porter (Jason Street & George Tucker) He’s cute but he’s always so boring, I mean, nice…
Elena lives and writes in a suburb North of Los Angeles. She has never lived anywhere besides California which is probably a good thing since she hates being cold and is terrified to drive in the snow. She loves being a wife and a mother to her three kids and three dogs, although really the bulldog is the fourth child who has never matured beyond the toddler stage.
A self-proclaimed nerd, she has been writing since she was a child. She has only recently, however, come out of the closet about this to her family and friends. They now understand better, but not completely, why she talks about characters in stories as if they are real people.
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Breathe by Elena Dillon
Genre: Young Adult Romantic Suspense
Word Count: 62,300
Cover Artist: Alexa Dillon
978-0-9886353-0-2 Breathe Mobi
978-0-9886353-1-9 Breathe EPUB
978-0-9886353-2-6 Breathe Print
978-0-9886353-3-3 Breathe Smashwords
Jasmine’s life wasn’t normal for a 16 year old girl. It hadn’t been normal since the murder of her older sister, Daisy, two years ago. Her life had been changed forever. The monster that murdered Daisy was never caught. That was the reason her family decided to move away from their hometown in Southern California, to start over. Hopefully in a place where the last name Rourke wouldn’t bring on staring or judgment or morbid curiosity.
In Lafayette, Louisiana things are quite a bit different but in a good way. Good manners, Cajun accents and a whole lot of Southern Hospitality all make her think things are going in the right direction. On top of that the most gorgeous boy she has ever met is interested in her. Her new friends are better than she could have hoped for even if she is worried about what they might think when they find out who she is. Life would be perfect if odd things didn’t keep happening. Creepy phone calls, texts, and flowers in her locker start adding up quickly to something terrifying. Could the Monster have followed them to Lafayette? Was he coming after her this time? Maybe she was just worrying unnecessarily…or not.