Tuesday, April 6, 2010
I love a man with a sense of humor. If he can't take a joke, he'll never be able to win the heroine over. :) And even with suspense, a touch of humor helps to break up the tension.
I don't write slapstick humor, but as one of my critique partners said my humor would sneak up behind her when she was least expecting it. It's not forced, it just happens. :)
In these excerpts from three of my werewolf tales, I've shown what I hope shows a hint of humor. Sometimes without seeing more of the story, it might not be that humorous. And what some find humorous, others might not.
Humor is really subjective. :)
Excerpt from To Tempt the Wolf:
“So who’s this guy really who was fixing your window?” Rourke asked.
Hunter stalked back inside, catching Rourke’s question.
“Tessa’s lover,” he said, with a smirk and the look of the devil sparkling in his eyes, his cheeks slightly red from the chill.
She could have socked him. Rourke’s jaw couldn’t have dropped any lower.
Excerpt from Destiny of the Wolf:
“Lupus,” she whispered and Darien’s eyes grew wide.
Before she uttered another sound, he leaned down and kissed her, but the kiss didn’t stop at silencing her words. His lips pressed deeper, promising more, willing her to agree, and then his warm mouth tantalizing hers faded away.
“Larissa,” he called out, drawing her forth from the darkness. Darien’s dark eyes gazed at her, pensive, pained.
Several of the men chuckled.
“The ladies will be clamoring for a kiss that would make ’em pass right out.” Silva’s voice was silky soft, dreamy, wistful.
From Legend of the White Wolf:
Lights were on in the room and the place was already toasty warm as if the welcoming mat had been set out for her. Perfect. She walked into the room and glanced at the two queen-sized beds, one with the chartreuse covers pulled back from the pillow, a chocolate wrapped in gold foil sitting on the center of it. She smiled and pulled off her parka, peeled off her boots,
and reached for the phone to call room service when she saw a leather bucket filled with ice. Wow, they sure knew how to coddle their guests.
That’s when the bathroom door opened. She whipped around and faced a naked man towel-drying his hair. Or at least until he saw her.
His mouth gaped. Her expression matched his, and he quickly wrapped the towel around his waist. “I didn’t think room service would come this soon.” He glanced down at her sock-covered feet, her boots lying beside them.
A true story: We had gone to the lake with our toy poodle and as soon as she saw the ducks, that were about her size, she tore off after them. In horror, we watched as she literally walked on water. Then sank. She quickly submerged and wide-eyed returned to shore. Where did the water come from??? She hated water. And that was the last of her interest in the ducks.
We couldn't have planned the event. It just happened. But we sure laughed.
Laughter is the best medicine! It aids the digestion. It makes life fun! When I think of sexy hunks, they have to have a sense of humor. Have to! What about you? Do you like men who enjoy a good laugh?
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