Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Guest: Linda Poitevin

Big welcome to Linda Poitevin toay, whose latest release SINS OF THE SON is book 2 of her The Grigori Legacy series that features hunters and fallen angels.  Linda has a signed copy of SINS OF THE SON to give away to one lucky commenter, so let's chat about our favorite movie superheroes!  [Winner announced this weekend.]

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.
When Bonnie Tyler wrote those words, she may well have been speaking to my deepest fantasies because, friends, I gotta tell you…I am a total sucker for superhero movies. There’s just something about those larger than life types that just…mm.  You know?
Honestly, Hollywood can’t turn comic book characters into movies fast enough for me. Spiderman, Batman, X-Men (I’m thinking Wolverine here), Thor…heck, even the Hulk in his latest screen appearance is more than a little attractive (Mark Ruffalo is just so darned endearing, isn’t he?).
I have to say, though, that there is one hero that holds a special place in my – um – heart, and that’s Iron Man. Seriously. Is there any man (albeit an imaginary one) on the face of the planet who is more swoon-worthy? Even if we set aside his (well, Robert Downey’s) extraordinary good looks, there’s so much that remains. Real substance. His intelligence, his razor-sharp wit, his extraordinary confidence, his rise from the mess he created of his own life to become something better, his determination to use his power for good (clean energy, anyone?)…and all those gadgets. Can you imagine how easily he might create a cleaning robot – or heck, a whole self-cleaning house – with the right encouragement?
And if we’re being completely honest, the money wouldn’t hurt either…just sayin’. J
Yup, for me it’s Iron Man all the way. Oh, dear…that last bit could be misconstrued, couldn’t it? Oops.
Now it’s your turn. Who is your favorite movie superhero and why?

Latest Release: Sins of the Son: Book 2 of The Grigori Legacy
A detective with a secret…
When homicide detective Alexandra Jarvis sees a photo of Seth Benjamin on a police bulletin, she knows that Heaven’s plan to halt Armageddon has gone terribly wrong. As the only mortal aware of Seth’s true nature, only she can save him.

An exiled angel turned assassin…
Aramael was a hunter of Fallen Angels until a traitor forced him into earthly exile. Now, with no powers and only a faint memory of Alex, his mortal soulmate, he will stop at nothing to redeem himself—even if it means destroying Seth in the name of the Creator.

A world with little chance of redemption…
As Alex’s need to protect Seth sets her on a fiery course with the determined Aramael, the coming conflict between them may push the world over the edge—and into the very chaos they’re trying to prevent.


SandyG265 said...

Christopher Reeves as Superman is my favorite movie hero

Linda Poitevin said...

Ah, yes...he was pretty special in that role, wasn't he? Good choice, Sandy! :)

Michelle Hollywell said...

I'm going to have to go with Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman. Back then she was the epitome of female empowerment.

Spav said...

I love both Spiderman & Captain America. They are both down to earth nice guys. :)

Linda Poitevin said...

@Michelle -- yes, she certainly was...though I think my favorite female was Xena...better costume. ;)

@Spav -- Good, solid choices! I, apparently, have a bit of a bad-boy thing going on. ;)

Anthony said...

Favorite movie superhero ... wow. Tough one for me. I'm going to go with Bruce Willis' David Dunn in UNBREAKABLE, one of the most under-rated but excellent super-hero origin movies of all time.

Linda Poitevin said...

Ooh, I'd forgotten all about UNBREAKABLE, Anthony. Nice choice...and now I need to watch that movie again! :)

Barb P said...

Hi Linda! I have always loved William Katt in The Greatest American Hero (showing my age **Grin**) but he was the everyday ordinary guy, who finds an alien super suit, that makes him extraordinary, in a bumbling kind of way. I love the series and thanks so much for the awesome giveaway!!

Elizabeth H. said...

Barb P. - I know who you're talking about! That show had the best theme song ever!

My favorite superhero is Gambit from the X-men. While I grew up on Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman & Christopher Reeve as Superman; Gambit is my all-time fave!

bn100 said...

I like Wolverine because he's a wolf and he's strong.