Where have all the good men gone, And where are all the Gods?
Where's the street-wise Hercules, To fight the rising odds?
Yup, a lot of us girls do actually want this type of hero. Well, I for one do. Sorry, but despite being a strong, independent woman I want a ‘real’ hero (at least in my fantasies). I want a man who will fight for what he wants, who will fight for me, a good man and strong. Somebody to swoon over…
Isn't there a white knight upon a fiery steed? Late at night I toss and I turn
And I dream of what I need.
I dream too! Does anybody else drool over that vision of Aragorn, in LOTR, on a horse….? Apart from the looks, he’s got that quiet, dignified determination about him. And he’s a protector. The proper old-fashioned type of hero who will fight against evil. I’d let him swing me into his saddle any day…
Somewhere after midnight, In my wildest fantasy. Somewhere just beyond my reach. There's someone reaching back for me.
Well, in my fantasies that perfect hero is actually within reach, It doesn’t have to be after midnight… I’m allowed to dream and write about heroes all day, and all night… it’s my job.
Racing on the thunder. And rising with the heat
It's gonna take a Superman, To sweep me off my feet.
He doesn’t have to have super powers, although a super fit body is good… and a brain to match. I like a clever man, I mean the physical side gets you so far, but there are times when it’s good to talk… So, dear hero, looks and bravery aren’t everything, though they will get you a long way.
Up where the mountains meet the heavens above, Out where the lightning splits the sea
I could swear that there's someone somewhere watching me, Through the wind and the chill and the rain, And the storm and the flood, I can feel his approach like a fire in my blood.
Okay it might not be what it means, but all that talk of wind and rain… Mr Darcy in that wet shirt anybody? Or a Heathcliff striding across the moors? It does it for me. I suppose my ideal hero will always make my blood race, sometimes it takes the strong silent type to shows you the type of passion which can last a lifetime… mmm… Sorry, where was I?
I need a hero, I'm holding out for a hero, 'Til the end of the night
He's gotta be strong, And he's gotta be fast, And he's gotta be fresh from the fight
I need a hero, I'm holding out for a hero, 'Til the morning light
He's gotta be sure, And it's gotta be soon, And he's gotta be larger than life
Larger than life? Maybe, in my dreams. But in reality it’s a lot to live up to having a hero around.
Yeah, in his heart I want him to be brave, determined, and a little bit reckless. But my real hero is the guy who can make me smile, make me laugh, who can put up with my moods, who loves me even when I’m busy writing about imaginary men, who will always do the best he can even without superpowers, and even on the bad days. A hero who doesn’t notice a bad hair day, or a too much chocolate day….
And my book hero? He’s the Bonnie Tyler type, strong, capable, good looking, fit, but with a sensitive side, and a sense of humour, oh and intelligence… er yeah, a lot for one man… which is why in Stable Mates I’ve got quite a few of them. I’ve cheated, it’s allowed. I’m an author….
Lyrics – Bonnie Tyler, I need a Hero - copyright with Lyrics © Sony/atv Music Publishing Llc
Of course. Stable Mates. - Lottie's battered heart seems in need of some flirting and fun, and where better to find them than back in tranquil Tippermere, home of sexy eventer Rory Steel, the smiling Irish eyes of hunky farrier Mick O'Neal, and mysterious newcomer, model Tom Strachan? But when landowner Marcus James drops dead unexpectedly, and the threat of his waggish wife Amanda selling the heart of the village out from under them looms large, things look like they're about to heat up in and out of the saddle.
And I'm pretty sure there are more hot blooded males in there too. Thank you, Zara, for bringing your ideas on heroes with you today. For those in the mood for some red blooded men, Zara's book is out now. You can download it here...
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