So remember that book Demons at Deadnight that I reviewed a week or two ago? Well, I'm lucky enough today to have the AWESOME authors, Alyssa and Eileen Kirk, to chat with us. What's the topic, you ask? LOVE TRIANGLES! Oh boy. THIS should be interesting. Well, I'll shut up now and let the real entertainers take it away. So without further ado, here's Alyssa and Eileen!
Okay, we poked a little fun at love triangles in Demons at Deadnight and someone commented to us that we must dislike them. Not true. But let’s face it. They’ve become extremely prolific and often feel like they follow a formula.
Heroine meets two handsome strangers that instantly love her and she’s instantly drawn to both of them. Or, heroine meets new guy in town and instantly falls for him just as her best friend confesses his love for her and suddenly she sees BFF as more than just a friend.
Two stereotypes usually emerge. The caring, goodie-two-shoes—the one she’s supposed to be with, the boring one—or the sexy bad boy that she should steer clear of but he’s too charismatic to resist. And often it’s very one-sided, obvious from the beginning who our torn heroine is going to pick.
The truth is we actually LOVE love triangles! They can be a blast! So today we’re sharing some of our favorites.
Sookie, Bill and Eric - The Sookie Stackhouse SOUTHERN VAMPIRE Series.
Both Bill and Eric are dangerous, although Eric is definitely the bad boy of the two. Even Alcide is thrown into the mix for a while, and that works too! What team are we are on? Eric. He’s just too hot to resist!
Anita, Jean Claude and Richard - The Anita Blake VAMPIRE HUNTER series.
(And we’re talking about the early books, when it was just the three of them. Not when the series became one huge orgy with Anita and every creature that walks the earth.) Jean Claude the patient, smoldering, smooth vampire. Richard the hot-headed werewolf. These guys were such a smokin’ pair. Why wouldn’t you go for both? Jean Claude’s our pick. Dreamy.
Katniss, Gale, and Peeta from THE HUNGER GAMES.
This almost isn’t a love triangle. At least not right away. And it’s secondary. Katniss is too busy trying to keep herself and everyone she loves alive to worry about romance. We liked Gale for that one.
Elizabeth Bennet, George Wickham, and Fitzwilliam Darcy - PRIDE AND PREJUDICE.
We adore Darcy but if you don’t know the story, the writing does an excellent job of twisting things up until the end.
Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo – STAR WARS Trilogy.
Thank goodness Luke was her brother because both guys hit the awesome mark.
King Arthur, Guinevere, and Sir Lancelot - The Camelot Legend.
Probably, the most epic of love triangles. A king and a knight. Honestly, don’t know what side we end up on here.
If we can find a common thread in all of them it’s that we get to know both men, and so does the heroine. She has a genuine connection with each, and seems to be honestly torn between the two men based on their unique qualities and the different pros and cons they bring to the relationship.
And we can’t talk about love triangles without mentioning Jacob, Bella, and Edward. Love or hate the books, this triangle hit the mark for millions. Meyer did something right, although, unless Edward had his head cut off and he turned to ash, poor Jacob had diddly-squat of any real chance.
So how do you feel about love triangles? Who are your favorites?
And a big thanks to Natalie for allowing us to visit. We always count her in our geometric shapes of blogger love!
Alyssa and Eileen
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