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Top 5 Hottest NSFW Fictional Villains

Posted April 27, 2012 by Anne

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Anne’s Picks

The White WitchChronicles of Narnia, CS Lewis

Furs, Turkish Delight, the ability to turn her enemies into stone – what’s not to love?


Vicomte de ValmontLes Liaisons Dangereuses, Choderlos de Laclos

Admittedly the original player, but also the best. Hate the game, not Valmont.


Alec d’UbervilleTess of the d’Ubervilles, Thomas Hardy

Rape or seduction? Hardly seems like an appropriate question to ask these days, but thanks to Alec d’Uberville it’s a historically apt one.


Rupert Campbell-BlackPolo, Jilly Cooper

Rich men behaving badly. I can’t explain why this was a turn-on to my fifteen year old self, it just was. Okay? Okay.


Tom RipleyThe Talented Mr Ripley, Patricia Highsmith

Sociopathic, evil and the ultimate epicurean, willing to do anything to enjoy the good life. Motive that I can get on board with.

NB would have had Patrick Bateman AGAIN but he’s not a villain he is actually a hero. Or an anti-hero. But not a villain.


Mark’s Picks

Cersei LannisterA Song of Ice and Fire, George R.R. Martin

Although her hotness is pretty much undone by the fact that she’s a fundamentally horrible person.


Mara JadeThe Thrawn Trilogy, Timothy Zahn

These Star Wars expanded universe novels feature a foxy redhead Jedi who wants to kill Luke Skywalker.


HAL 90002001: A Space Odyssey, Arthur C. Clarke

Let’s face it, we all find technology a little bit sexy.


Lady MacbethMacbeth, William Shakespeare

Hmmm, I do seem to have a type.


Grendel’s MotherBeowulf

Because she was played by Angelina Jolie in the movie.


Joel’s Picks

Christian Grey50 Shades of Grey, EL James

Eric NorthmanSookie Stackhouse series, Charlaine Harris

VictoriaTwilight, Stephanie Meyer

Effie TrinketHunger Games, Suzanne Collins

Chopper ReadFrom the Inside, Mark “Chopper” Read

The TriffidsThe Day of the Triffids, John Wyndham

Plants are hot. I’m not weird for thinking it.

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Top 5 Book Characters

Posted April 2, 2012 by Anne

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Inspired by a challenge from Chris Allen of Defender fame, we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite book characters. We’d love to know yours too – contribute in the comments!



Patrick Bateman – American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

Everyone’s favourite serial killer. Bateman is an enigma and each time I read the novel I have a different reaction to him. He’s capable of shocking acts of the most extreme violence, and is totally obsessed with surfaces, and bad 80s pop music.


Tyrion Lannister – A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin

I’ve managed to get through three of these massive books quite quickly as I read as fast as I can to get to Tyrion’s chapters. He’s a member of the hated Lannister clan (boo Joffrey, you twerp!) and he’s usually trying to help them get what they want (no spoilers in the comments below, I haven’t finished the books yet!) but you can’t help but like him and hope he succeeds.


Abigail Gentian, Campion & Purslane – House of Suns by Alastair Reynolds

In order to explore the galaxy, Abigail Gentian creates 1,000 clones of herself (500 male and 500 female) and sends them off in starships. Several million years later, two of those clones, Campion & Purslane, are travelling the galaxy together as they’ve fallen in love. Perhaps the most narcissistic coupling in the history of the universe.


Roland Deschain – The Dark Tower by Stephen King

King’s epic seven novel saga (soon to be eight) is held together by the presence of Roland, last of the gunslingers. He looks & dresses like a character from an old Clint Eastwood Western, but he has the skills and spirit of one of King Arthur’s knights. He can’t remember how long he’s lived for (time doesn’t have much meaning in mid-world) but it seems that he’s always been obsessively searching for the Dark Tower, as once he reaches it he can save all worlds (including ours). He’ll save your life and then kill you if it’s called for.


Joe Pitt – The Joe Pitt Casebooks by Charlie Huston

The Joe Pitt books are written in a masterful noir style and feature a main character who’s something of a private detective for vampires. He’s tough, and in many ways he has a strong moral core. But he’ll also betray friends, play everyone against each other and beat up people for the heck of it. In each book he winds up getting brutalised in quite creative ways by his enemies so by the time he limps into the last chapter you just hope the guy finds some peace.



Lily Bart, The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

The stunningly beautiful and bitingly sardonic Lily, who throws away every opportunity she is afforded due to pride. “Why must a girl pay so dearly for her least escape,” Lily muses as she contemplates the prospect of being bored all afternoon by Percy Grice, dull but undeniably rich, “on the bare chance that he might ultimately do her the honor of boring her for life?”


Scarlett O’Hara, Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

When I was little I convinced my mother to make me hoop skirts, which I wore around the house for months after reading this book, so enamoured was I with the delightfully charming and malevolent Scarlett. “Marriage, fun? Fiddle-dee-dee. Fun for men you mean.”


Patrick Bateman, American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

His materialistic obsession with surface detail and image divides readers, -“It all comes down to this: I feel like shit but I look great” – but I’m firmly on the side of Bateman worship. His general revulsion for human kind is strangely appealing, and charmingly/jarringly similar to the sentiments of those around him. “If another round of Bellinis comes within a twenty foot radius of our table we’re going to light the maitre d’ on fire. So you know, warn him.”


Anne Shirley, Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

This is a no brainer. Whenever I’m asked about the spelling of my name Anne Shirley’s line spills unbidden from my mouth – “Anne with an ‘e’”.


Anton Chigurh, No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

I was tossing up between the heroes, Sheriff Ed Tom Bell and Llewelyn Moss, or the villain, psychopathic killer Anton “What’s the most you’ve ever lost of a coin toss?” Chigurh – of course I had to go with the villain, even though one of my favourite lines in the book is the Sheriff’s “If it ain’t a mess, it’ll do ‘til the mess gets here”.


Sebastian Flyte, Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

“Drinking is not a hobby, Sebastian,” says Lady Marchmain to her wayward (probably homosexual, definitely alcoholic) son. I disagree. I adore Sebastian’s indulgence in the finer things life has to offer, but perhaps I should treat him more as a cautionary tale than inspiration. “If they treat me like a dipsomaniac, they can bloody well have a dipsomaniac.”



Bella Swan



Sookie Stackhouse

Waitress hot.


Katniss Everdeen

So hot right now. Especially in the scene with the fire.


Lisbeth Salander

Techno goth hot.


Harry Potter


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