Thursday, July 28, 2011

Guest Blogger - What Makes a Hero? by Misa Buckley

The male character of IRONHAVEN is not a hero. He’s a spoilt brat, used to getting whatever he wants and an utter coward when it comes to standing up to his over-bearing parents. He let the one person to accept him for who he is slip through his fingers and he broke her heart. So why should you, the reader, care that he gets left behind to freeze on a dying Earth?

Lucian is human and he makes mistakes. He’s lived in a bubble, but when that bubble is burst, quickly comes to see the unfairness of the world he’s been abandoned to. And he decides to do something about it.

IRONHAVEN is a story about redemption. Lucian doesn’t just have to reconcile his actions to his fellow man – he also has to fight to regain the trust of his ex-fiancée. When he realises that words aren’t going to cut it, he uses actions. Through those actions, he becomes a hero, but that’s not why he does what he does.

He does those things because he loves Gen. He does them because he realises she is the best thing that ever happened to him. He has a second chance and he makes the most of it.

Does being a hero mean starting out trying to do the right thing? Or is it recognising your mistakes, holding your hands up and then doing everything you can to correct them?


The Earth is dying, and Lucian Hoyt is going to die with it thanks to his parents cancelling his pass aboard the last shuttle off the planet. There is hope, though – a brilliant inventor has come up with a plan to build a ship to evacuate those who’ve been left behind.

That inventor turns out to be Genevieve Scott, Lucian’s bitter ex-fiancée. If they’re going to work together to get off this planet, they need to put their past aside, but even melting the ice between them can’t erase all the scars.

IRONHAVEN is available from Decadent Publishing {link when I get it!}

About Misa:

Misa Buckley is a sci fi geek who escapes the crazy of raising five children by creating imaginary worlds. She loves character-driven stories that have romance, adventure and really hot sex.

When she's not writing, you'll find her watching Stargate SG1 and lusting over Ba'al. She has a thing for bad boys in black leather.


Twitter: MisaBuckley


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