Please welcome Natalie J. Damschroder to the blog!
Before LOST came on the air, I watched hardly any TV at all. Since then, however, I’ve become a true couch potato. And while I’ve loved (and devoured) female-driven shows like Gilmore Girls, Veronica Mars, and Revenge, when a show grabs me—really grabs me, so that I’m thinking about it at random times and can’t wait for it to come back on TV—it’s almost always about the guys.
The most recent example that prompted me to consider this as a blog topic is Tom on Falling Skies. This show on TNT is about a band of survivors fighting off aliens who have tried to take over the planet. Tom is a former history professor who rises through the military ranks and turns into a powerful leader. He’s not a studly soldier type, though. Not muscly-hot and rugged. He’s a dad driven by emotion more than cold strategy. That made him hard to forget.
But he was far from the first. I really fell for Michael and Lincoln in Prison Break. The things Michael was willing to do to save his brother—rob a bank to go to jail and then break him out—made for incredibly compelling TV. Wentworth Miller played him with deep emotion, and Dominic Purcell matched him despite the very different kind of character he played.
I guess I have to admit brothers are big grabbers for me. Sam and Dean on Supernatural have that same willingness to die for each other. You can’t find a more masculine guy on TV than Dean Winchester, but every decision he makes is out of love.
Oh! How can I write about this topic without mentioning Auggie Anderson on Covert Affairs? I mean, the guy is a spy and a soldier and a tech whiz and he’s blind. Christopher Gorham plays him with such tough vulnerability, it’s heartbreaking.
This is common with books, too. Mention Roarke, Joe-and-Ranger, Reyes, Ash, or a dozen others and you’ll get swoons and sighs all over the Internet.
So who has captured your attention this way?
Book 2 in the Goddesses Rising Trilogy
by Natalie J. Damschroder
Paranormal Romantic Adventure
Entangled Publishing, August 27, 2013
ISBN 13: 978-1622668908
The world is not what Riley Kordek imagined. On the run from those who’ve targeted her, all Riley wants is a chance to figure out her new ability to bend metal’s energy. When a hot guy who knows more than he should helps her escape her attackers, she thinks she might’ve found someone who can lead her to the answers she needs.
Three years ago, Sam Remington walked away from his employer and the woman he loved, and now, all he’s looking to do is fill the gaping hole left behind. Except, when Sam takes Riley to the Society for Goddess Education and Defense, the stakes rise beyond what either of them could have imagined.
After being alone for so long, falling for Sam would be far too easy—and far too painful, once his old flame calls needing his help. Worse, Riley uncovers a plot with disastrous ramifications not only for herself, but for Sam and the people he loves—and potentially every goddess in the country.
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About the Author
Natalie J. Damschroder is an award-winning author of contemporary and paranormal romance—Love with a Shot of Adrenaline. She sold her first book in 1999, and 2013 will see the publication of her 14th novel. She grew up in Massachusetts and loves the New England Patriots more than anything. (Except her family. And writing and reading. And popcorn.) When she’s not writing, revising, proofreading, or promoting her work, she does freelance editing and works part time as a chiropractic assistant. She and her husband have two daughters she’s dubbed “the anti-teenagers,” one of whom is also a novelist. (The other one prefers math. Smart kid. Practical.) You can learn more about her and her books at www.nataliedamschroder.com.
Thank you Natalie for guest blogging!
So — which guys capture your attention on TV? Share your examples below!
Thanks so much for having me today!
Thrilled to have you here!!!
Love Neil on “White Collar” and Oliver on “Arrow” and, of course, Wolverine. I guess I like good guys who are a little bad. And looking like they do doesn’t hurt either. 😉
You have hidden…uh…depths, Vicky! LOL VERY goof choices, IMO 🙂
Ugh. GOOD choices. Stupid iPod.
“Morgan” on Criminal Minds & “Gibbs” on NCIS trips my trigger!!
Hi, Sherry! I don’t watch the shows, but definitely mmmm. Especially Gibbs! 🙂
John Reese from person of interest. Oliver & Dingle from Arrow. And I like what you said about Dean Winchester, even my husband is a little in awe of him. And his car.
Reese has that mystery-man thing down pat, and Diggle makes a great honorable foil to Oliver’s vigilante. Love them!
And oh, yeah, the Metallicar! I look at Impalas today and lament the homogenization of our vehicles. 🙂