Category: Heroes

Why Married Chicks Crush on Fictional Characters

October 11th, 2018

A Novel Thing? Hardly Do you have fictional character crushes? Do you finish a book and feel a little bereft, even if it has a happily-ever-after ending?  Do you get lost in the male protagonist with his six-foot-plus of hot model gorgeousness? His chiselled jawline, strong cleft chin, Cupid’s-bow lips, and brown puppy-dog eyes; his… See More

Bye-Bye Alpha & Beta-Males. Meet the Best Man!

September 18th, 2018

Is a Beta Better? They say there’s a new man in town. I say his days are numbered! A stereotype called the beta-male is roaming the streets. Unlike a former holder of the post, the alpha-hole, Mr Beta is not cruising to pick up a one-night stand. Mr Beta has likely got a leash in… See More

Does Cupid Aim to Please? Or Is He One Sharp Cookie?

February 13th, 2017

Love Is Blind, Deaf, and Dumbed-Down Chubs draws back his bow, shoots his ♥-tipped arrow, and pierces the heart of our love interest. Aww. Happy Valentine’s Day. This picture, this Hallmark moment, is the stuff of fairy tales. Rewind some centuries, though—before these fluffy stories made us go all gooey; before February 14 was known… See More

Digging up the Dirt on Happily Ever After

October 6th, 2015

‘And They Lived Happily Ever After …’ This blah-blah tagline that full-stops fairy tales embedded itself in the fantasy-loving part of my brain when I was a kid. Years later, I devoured adult fairy tales—romance novels. My hippocampus hankered for that HEA ending, which, for a multitude of women was, and still is, the most… See More