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GIVE ME A GOOD (K)NIGHT!
by Ruth A. Casie
Some people think Regency men are the ultimate romance hero. I agree Regency men look good, exist in a world filled with titles, and appear to live a life of leisure. I enjoy Austen’s Mr. Darcy and Col Brandon and Georgette Heyer’s Robert Beaumaris, but for me Regency men are all too tame. Let me give you my top three reasons why medieval men are my knights in shining armor:
Some enjoy the breeches, shiny boots, tight coats and acres of snowy white linen. I love the shirtless look of a well-defined chest and ripped abs. It speaks protection and comfort. These are cerebral, strong, take control men who get down and dirty with the villain. They take on the physical challenge and fight for honor, for duty, for family, for love, and in the end, show their emotional side.
Knights not only had to prove themselves worthy on the field of battle (for their king, their damsel or even for himself), but also had to learn how to balance the command and control needed to succeed with his own wants and desires. It's a central lesson of many romances. We love to witness the emotional and physical struggle, and fall in love with the heroes along the way.
What do you think? Regency men or medieval nnights? Or something entirely different?♥
Ruth A. Casie has always had stories in her head. Encouraged by family and friends this ballroom dancing, Sudoku playing, aspiring gourmet has given way to her inner muse writing historical fantasy. Now, rather than write marketing and communications for corporate America, she writes historical fantasies about strong men and empowered women and how they cope with unexpected challenges. She hopes her stories become your favorite adventures. For more information, please visit www.RuthACasie.com.
BOOKS BY RUTH A. CASIE
THE GUARDIAN'S WITCH
Carina Press, July 2013
KNIGHT OF RUNES
Carina Press, 2011
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