Blond heroes

Upfront aside: On Amazon, Breaking Dawn is getting trashed for typos and grammatical errors and spelling errors, like… “blond” versus “blonde.” I didn’t bother to ask if the different usage was gender-specific. So for those who might misunderstand my usage of both “blond” and “blonde” in my book, let me disclaim that “blond” (no “e”) is to describe a male and “blonde” (with “e”) is to describe a female (you can apply that to “brunet” and “brunette” as well). Just your regular ordinary Latin declension.

That out of the way, I want to know how many people really don’t like blond heroes. I don’t remember where I ran across some “fact” with “data” that proclaimed that blond heroes don’t sell well.

I’m reading a book now with a blond villain and crimony, now that that I have that swirling around in my brain, I recall a good majority of the books I’ve read that have a slimy villain, they’re all blond. Not fair!

I love ’em. This is because of Wulfgar in The Wolf and the Dove. And other particular contributors to my life experience.

Two questions:

1. Do you have any particular dislike of blond heroes?

2. Is there evidence that blond heroes don’t sell as well as dark ones?

4 thoughts on “Blond heroes

  • August 10, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    Nice writing style. Looking forward to reading more from you.

    Chris Moran

  • August 11, 2008 at 7:36 am

    Wulfgar-was that Johanna Lindsay? What was the jist of that one again becuase there’s a specific one I’ve been looking for that I forgot the title of.

  • August 11, 2008 at 7:42 am

    I actually don’t remember anything about Lindsay except that she wrote a pirate book, although I know I read everything she wrote right up until 1986.

    But Wulfgar was Kathleen Woodiwiss, The Wolf & the Dove, which I adore only a smidge less than Shanna.

  • August 11, 2008 at 8:55 am

    Chris, welcome and thanks!


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