Guest - Alice Gaines : Ferocity

Today our special guest is Alice Gaines. Welcome, Alice!


I love that word and its counterpart, fierce. It suggests intensity and passion. Total concentration on conquest.

I often wonder what it would be like to have a lover who brought the same ferocity that he uses in battle into the bedroom. Imagine your warrior returning from the fight – adrenalin still pumping – to take out all that extra energy on you. As gentle as he might be at other times, as polite as he can act when the situation requires, right now the heat in his blood means he can’t take no for an answer.

Okay, that sounds a bit like Bruno Tonioli critiquing a tango, but I think you get my point. This is fantasy, not reality. If I want reality, all I have to do is get up in the morning.

For real life, I want a considerate lover – a guy who’ll run a bath and pour me a glass of wine when work was rough. I want a guy who’ll listen to my worries and tell me everything will work out. Oh hell, I want a man who’ll take my car to be smogged.

In fantasy, I want the Viking warrior who’s just breached the castle walls and now charges up the tower stairs to find me at the top. Not only is that sexy as all hell, but it relieves me of any responsibility for what happens next. “I had to have hot, luscious sex with that stranger. He gave me no choice.”

My novella for Red Sage Publishing, My Lady’s Pleasure, isn’t quite that extreme. But, the Lady Josalyn has no choice but to marry the Viking Ulric, and she has the mysterious minstrel Trey to ease her way to lust with her husband through his music and his aphrodisiac potions. For a while, she has the good services of both men and ends up with a life of passion with her fierce Viking.

Close enough to fantasy for me.
What about you? Do you love fierce heroes?

P.S. My Lady’s Pleasure is part of the Three Kinds of Wicked series.
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Alice Gaines said...

Hi, Nicole.

Thanks for posting this. I hope readers enjoy my Viking and his bride.


Carly Carson said...

Oh yes, I love fierce heroes. I try not to imagine them in real life because the fantasy will deflate like a busted souffle. Will that fierce hero clean a virus off your computer? Get up at night with a sick kid? But it's all good in fantasy (and he's always hot and has a softer side underneath).

Nicole North said...

Thanks for being our guest, Alice!! It looks like a hot, sexy book!! I love fierce heroes!

Alice Gaines said...


I have to agree with Carly. This is fantasy, but oh, la la!

Wynter said...

I love my heroes fierce! Not what I'd choose for real life either;-)