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Cara Bristol
November 17th, 2010, 03:12 PM
Would anybody besides me like to see some older (40-something) heroes/heroines? Join the discussion on my blog:

http://carabristol.wordpress.com

romancereader
December 24th, 2010, 02:56 PM
:jump: Yeah I'm 31 well just turned it this month. That would be nice to see someone in there 40's be a hero. All the romance novels I read all are in there what early 20's I've read a couple that are in there late 20's but later in age never. Would be nice to see one's like that though.

Pages of Romance
January 22nd, 2011, 08:51 PM
I would! I am turning 37 on the 27th and I am tired of reading romance novels with people much younger than me. I am a new writer, unpublished so far, but am working on my second romance novel with heros in thier young thirties.

Someone has to start the ball rolling.
Cary.

romancereader
January 24th, 2011, 11:39 PM
:vacuum: What do you write PAGE OF ROMANCE? It would be so cool if they did write more and more romance novels with older hereos.:mailbox:

Pages of Romance
January 25th, 2011, 12:50 PM
Hi! thank you for responding. I write historical/regency romance. I have not tried to publish my first book as of yet and still woring on the second book now. I do want to try shifting readers' minds as to seeing thirties and fourties can be sexy too.
Are you an author?

romancereader
February 10th, 2011, 09:07 PM
:welcome3: Someday I do write though but for now just writing. I'll look forward to reading your stuff.:cool2:

Pages of Romance
February 11th, 2011, 08:27 PM
What are you waiting for? Start writing!

CorinaJoyC
February 13th, 2011, 04:22 PM
I would love to see "older" characters portrayed realistically. It's funny to me that 30's seems to be older. I just turned 55. Why can't we see characters that are in their 40's and 50's? Even 60's.

Interestingly, I have found that quite a few of the self-published items available in for e-readers do indeed involved characters in their 40's. I am not sure I have read any in their 50's or beyond but it's something to keep an eye out for!

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March 2nd, 2011, 09:16 PM
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Jewel Adams
March 12th, 2011, 11:54 AM
Absolutely, I think as I get older the 20 year old heroes don't appeal as much as they once did. Even in my writing, I find I'm writing old heroes :) and I love them.
Get writing :)

Deborah Melanie
March 15th, 2011, 03:47 PM
I have my own personal older hero :) so think it would be great to see older characters in books.

CJArcher
March 15th, 2011, 06:37 PM
I love sexy heroes in their 40's but they're so hard to find. Maybe I'll write one...

kayelle_allen
June 5th, 2011, 05:59 PM
On the subject of older heroes...

The thing I find attractive about an older hero is that he isn't discovering the world for the first time - he's experienced life and now savors it instead of grabbing for it. There's a confidence about an older hero that a younger one doesn't have yet. The kind that only comes because he failed in the past, lived through it, and learned what not to do.

I think they're a bit more generous in their appreciation of fine things as well. They've perhaps collected a bit of wealth along with their experience, and are a bit more stable. Not to say there isn't something yummy about an older hero who's lost everything, is broken hearted, and yearns for someone who'll see him as he is and still fall for him...

Kissa Starling
June 5th, 2011, 07:54 PM
I've written several stories with older characters in them. Love is timeless. Many of my characters are 40-90. I have a sweet romance short coming out in a few months from Red Rose Publishing that has a character in her 90's- The Last Waltz.

kayelle_allen
June 5th, 2011, 08:02 PM
I've written several stories with older characters in them. Love is timeless. Many of my characters are 40-90. I have a sweet romance short coming out in a few months from Red Rose Publishing that has a character in her 90's- The Last Waltz.

Her 90's! How wonderful. And sweet as well.

Kissa Starling
June 5th, 2011, 08:17 PM
I've always enjoyed talking with older people and hearing about their life journeys. So far it's only spilled into my sweet romance stories but hey, you never know!

kayelle_allen
June 7th, 2011, 12:13 AM
Do immortals count? I have an immortal who ages like a human, and in his book series he's 63. Surrender Love is his latest book, and I'm working on the sequel now, Surrender Trust.

They age like we do, except a little slower, but end up with all the age-related aches and pains, need for reading glasses, and a slower metabolism. Still, if they're injured, they can heal almost instantly.

I'm not sure that qualifies him as an "older hero" - but not sure. So what about immortals? Do you think they should be considered in that category?

Amy Gallow
June 13th, 2011, 08:47 PM
Hi Kayelle,
I have the advantage of being older and the 55 in one post seems like a spring chicken to me.
My hero is not a true immortal, he enters the tale as a 107 year-old veteran dying in a California nursing home but is translated to a different place as a physically younger version of himself. The last book of the series begins with him contemplating that he's outlived Methuselah in this reality (which may be the fantasy of his dying mind?). Thus he has the advantage of a mature mind in a body capable of doing his will (something I frequently wish for)

kayelle_allen
June 14th, 2011, 02:22 AM
...the advantage of a mature mind in a body capable of doing his will (something I frequently wish for)

Ah, the good old days! I wish I'd done more exciting things when I was younger. Then maybe I'd have a better excuse for being worn out now. :duh:

I'm glad you think immortals should count. I think that's part of what makes them so appealing as lovers. All that experience...:rockon:

romancereader
August 1st, 2012, 10:33 PM
On the subject of older heroes...

The thing I find attractive about an older hero is that he isn't discovering the world for the first time - he's experienced life and now savors it instead of grabbing for it. There's a confidence about an older hero that a younger one doesn't have yet. The kind that only comes because he failed in the past, lived through it, and learned what not to do.

I think they're a bit more generous in their appreciation of fine things as well. They've perhaps collected a bit of wealth along with their experience, and are a bit more stable. Not to say there isn't something yummy about an older hero who's lost everything, is broken hearted, and yearns for someone who'll see him as he is and still fall for him...
:swoon:I completely agree with you, an older hero is well they basically know what they want from the world, like you said they are more experienced in life's hardships already. I prefer older men anyways but would be nice to actually read an older hero novel. I've read only two books in my life with an older man but would like to see more.smilies/cloud9.gif