heroes that make you go ‘ungh’


You know how I’ve been bored, right. I think I may have mentioned it a few times.

Anyways, yesterday, when Chris and Wren were encouraging my randomness, I came up with yet another awesome idea.

Let’s hold a competition for the steamiest of heroes and the winner will receive the soon-to-be-infamous Ungh* Award!

I know! It’s so friggin’ unreal, even if I do say so myself. *beams*

All you have to do is nominate the hero who most makes you melt into a puddle of… something – it can be m/m or m/f, but only the one! – as well as his story.

Once nominations close at Monday 12 noon my time, I’ll suck up to Tam to get her to create a votey widget thing and, yadda, yadda, yadda, he who gets the highest unghs wins.

See. Fun!

Get thee with the nominateeng!

*Ungh: A sound frequently read in m/m romance and erotica. It is usually made by the recipient of a particularly smutty touch from his lover’s hand or mouth, especially a BJ, and often accompanied by recipient’s head falling back to hit a wall – plastered or tiled – or on to a pillow/the back of a couch.

It is also a term used by certain irreverent readers to describe the most sexiest of heroes and other erotic moments. For eg, “Fuck. Did you read that scene where Nate got himself off in front of Aiden?” “Tell me about it. *fans self* It made me go ‘ungh’.”

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52 Responses to heroes that make you go ‘ungh’

  1. Chris says:

    *It's also heavily used by the guy bottoming in sex scenes, right before he head falls back onto the pillow/against the wall/onto the floor, etc… 😉

  2. Tam says:

    “and often accompanied by recipient's head falling back to hit a wall – plastered or tiled – or on to a pillow/the back of a couch.”

    LOL So true. Ummm. Let me think on this. Difficult question.

  3. Val says:

    Nice photo! “ungh!” says it all.

  4. Roarke, that Irish stallion from the In Death series or Jamie from Outlander.

    I bet Kris picks Jake. heh heh

  5. Lucien – Soulmates Series, Jourdan Lane…


  6. Wait a minnit wait a minnit…m/f heroes?? I haven't read one of those in a long time. Unless you count “Soulless” and some urban fantasy.

    I still nominate Nate.

  7. I forgot to mention that I find the picture on this post incredibly hot.

  8. Jenre says:

    You see I have a problem here. all my favourite heroes are not the sort of men to inspire ungh-ness because I have a love of slightly quirky men. For example I love Vic from the Psycop books but he is definitely not ungh. Nor is Lucas Sloan from Purgatory. Jake is definitely ungh but Kris will kill me if I nominate him.

    I may have to dip into my m/f historicals for this one.

    Jamie from outlander
    Sebastian from The Devil in Winter
    Dane from Lord of Scoundrels

    Oh, wait. I've thought of an m/m one. Ridley from the Utopia X books. He's definitely ungh.

  9. Chris says:

    LOL Jen – Maybe KZ can use that quote as part of her Utopia X promos.

  10. Baba Taro says:

    Another vote for Jamie from Outlander, who has to be near the top of the list. (And my sister agrees.)

    Speaking of book characters, F'lar from the Pern series.

    A literal hero: Peter. Y'know. Nathan's brother.

    Oh, Tom Welling as Clark Kent. Ungh!!!

  11. Jenre says:

    Chris: *snort* I'll let you suggest that one to her :).

  12. @Jenre

    Jake is definitely ungh but Kris will kill me if I nominate him.

    Are you saying you are scared of kris then…..


  13. Jenre says:

    You bet I am. That laser stare can travel over oceans, y'know. 🙂

  14. **giggles****

    Hell she can't be that bad… what has Jake done to her…


  15. Tam says:

    Jamie has a hairy ass if I remember this discussion somewhere. I'll pass.

    I tend to like the beta boys who aren't really “ungh” inducers. That does tend to me more of a dominant alpha trait.

    Hmmmm. Maybe Jay from the Hell Cop series. He works for me. Or Christian from Amanda Young's Pyromancer. Hmmm. I have a thing for guys on fire? What's up with that?

    Oh I know, can it be a tie? Both Brandon and Nicky from James Buchanan. Maybe Brandon slightly more. Or Nicky. Well, both together is “double-ungh” which is even better. Then there is Wild Bill.

    Shit, this is too hard.

    Wait, if I'm doing the widget I get more than one vote. If I HAVE to pick one it's …. damn, Nicky, when he gets all dom. There. Done. Sigh.

  16. Chris says:

    *sigh* As I sit here trying to decide (in between bouts of working), people keep picking my unghers! 🙂

  17. Ingrid says:

    eehh Chris there is supposed to be a winner so doubles should be ok??

    For the record I am not scared of Kris. BTW m/f what is she thinking?? I haven't read a m/f in ages!

  18. Chris says:

    Well, that is a good point, Ingrid. 🙂

    I did read a menage last night (for Kris' challenge that was mostly m/f/m, but there was m/m interaction. The f business really wasn't enjoyable.

  19. Ingrid says:

    YUCK! Chris! She made you read it? How evil! Poor thing

  20. Sarah says:

    I immediately thought of My Fair Captain. ungh.

    Recently though? I dunno. Maybe those two boys getting it on like donkey kong in the ambulance? Joey and Aaron? KA Mitchell gives good pron.

  21. Chris says:

    I know. The dark side of the challenge…

    Oh! Acheron. Bones (from the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost). Jacob from PsyCop.

  22. Ingrid says:

    Thought this one was easy but scrolling through my file (the big one *inserts evil grin*) it is harder to pick one than I thought.
    The ones that make me go “ungh” I realise it is the combo of the guys that makes me do so not just the one.

  23. Kris says:

    Chris: I forgot the ungh of the bottom. Bad me.

    You know the m/f/m was only a suggestion, right. It does say m/m in the title. *g*

    I said 'just one'. Again with the counting problem that readers have. You want Acheron, Bones or Jacob. Choose ONE!

    Tam: “LOL So true.” That it is. 😉

    Nicky, done. Your agonising for this competition was greatly appreciated. *g*

    Val: Oh, yeah. You know it'll be a loverly day when you wake up to an ungh pic like that. *g*

    Katiebabs chook: “I bet Kris picks Jake. heh heh”

    Har. Fucking. Har.

    I'm saying that you nominated Roarke *I luff him* as your one since about a gazillion other people nominated Jamie.

  24. Chris says:

    Well, it's hard to diagram the menage book linearly. If I was drawing it, I'd put the f in the center, with three m's around, and then the 4th m skipping between the f and all the m's.

  25. Kris says:

    EH: Oooh, noice choice with Lucien.

    “Hell she can't be that bad…”

    *shakes head* Oh, my poor sweet innocent, EH…

    Wren: Yeah, m/f. I know I mostly talk about m/m here, but I still read a lot of it too. 🙂

    Nate. Ungh. His PA. Double ungh. So very, very hot.

    Jen: One, Jen. One!!

    Jamie, I've decided, is just going to be a given. I'm picking Ridley for you. You're welcome.

    “You bet I am.”

    As you should be.

    Baba Taro, hi, and another Jamie fan, I see. 🙂

    It's funny. I never got into Anne McCaffrey's fantasy series, but I loved her sci fi work, especially the Ship and the Tower & the Hive books. They were great.

    “Oh, Tom Welling as Clark Kent. Ungh!!!”

    Definitely! He sure is pretty. 🙂

  26. Kris says:

    Ingrid: I am an equal opportunity hero-ho. Hmpf.

    “YUCK! Chris! She made you read it? How evil! Poor thing”

    It's for the challenge! In this instance, my evilness is not at fault at all.

    I take your point about the ungh sometimes being a response to a couple. Maybe I should do an award for that next. *g*

    “Thought this one was easy but scrolling through my file (the big one *inserts evil grin*)”

    Why are you picking on me this morning, Ingrid?? *poutmope*

    Sarah, we're all ungh for Nate. LOL.

    Joey and Aaron's ambulance scene. Oh, yeah. That was super steamy.

    Maybe the ungh couple could also include a special mention for the best sex scene. That could work. *g*

    Chris: What in the hell you are reading?? Oh, and thanks for putting the image of a skipping penis in my head this early in the morning. Eeek.

  27. Chris says:

    Heh, did you have your coffee before you sat down to read your comments at least?! 😉

    Right now I'm reading a CWD mess and only continuing out of a sort of sick fascination.

  28. I haven't had a good “GUH” moment in a long time. I need to remedy this.

    Also, you can pick up the first page of The Algol Disaster (brian-eating Dark-elves) at http://angelnanowrimo.livejournal.com/240530.html

  29. Kris says:

    Chris: I need to make a note to self to only start reading comments with my second coffee. I've decided that one just isn't enough for my brain to disengage out of sleepy random, which can sometimes be even more dangerous than my normal random.

    Angelia: Yay!!! *off to have a read*

    *ducking back*

    “I haven't had a good “GUH” moment in a long time. I need to remedy this.”

    Yes. A woman cannot survive long without the guh/ungh.

  30. K. Z. Snow says:

    Jenre of “Well Read” gives vampire Ridley Barron two unghs up! 😀

  31. K. Z. Snow says:

    *sigh* Jackson will always be my ungher. I just can't see past him to any higher, deeper, or broader levels of unghiness. I am truly blinded by prejudice in this case.

    When it comes to others, I feel the way Ingrid does: it's usually the pair that makes the heat, like two sticks rubbed together. Wild Bill and Michael, for example. One without the other just doesn't ungh it.

    (Y'know, Kris, “ungh” sounds to my ear like the ringing of a muffled bell. I'm having trouble imagining an excited man uttering it…except on Literotica.)

  32. K. Z. Snow says:

    In case you haven't visited Literotica lately: “Uhh…unhhh…uhhhnnnngggghhhh…ggggaaaaaah! I'm going to cccccuuuummmmm!” {choo-choo, squirt-squirt}


  33. Kris says:

    KZ: See how it works. *g*

    Jackson is definitely worthy of the ungh. Your bias plays out… in this instance. 😉

    KZ, we like the ungh. I think we decided that it was much better than the squeel and the 'OMFG I'M MOTHERFUCKING CUMING'.

    Ms CF: Choo-choo, squirt squirt?? You been watching Thomas the Tank Engine pron again?

  34. Chris says:

    *breaks out the brain bleach for the Thomas the Train ref*

  35. K. Z. Snow says:

    Again, I apologize for leaving my keyboard unattended. I was under the desk, trying to explain Teh Ungh to you-know-who. He was wondering why I hadn't nominated him, and I had to explain that this “award” was for fictional characters only.

    Castanet sees pron in everything. What can I say?

  36. Anonymous says:

    I nominate Jake(not Kris' Jake!) The Jake and Remi from 'With Caution' by J L Langley.

  37. Kris says:

    Have I told everyone how much I Goddamned love that picture or is it pretty much a given?

    Chris: *hehehe* Got ya.

    KZ: Nathan can be so demanding sometimes, KZ. One wonders how you can bear it.

    Suzi: Now that's a Jake I definitely approve of. Leather chaps. Merow.

  38. Good morning young lady…

    I can see you are alive and something… at least..

    Glad my Lucien made the list…..

    I do hope someone nominate Jake….. yes that Jake..


  39. Kris says:

    Good evening, sweet EH. 🙂

    I am alive, and just about to head off to the Mumma's to be fed and watered.

    Lucien is a hottie and therefore worthy of the ungh list. 🙂

    Nominate Jake 'The Arsehole' Riordan at thy own peril. Thou hast been warnedth.

  40. Ingrid says:

    I think Nate or Sar'haan from Offworld or Ricer from Rose among the ruins or D or Tristan or..

    aargh! I can't choose!

  41. Jenre says:

    I did stick to one. I said Ridley from Utopia X.

  42. Kris from Mumma's says:

    Ingrid: Geez. Yes, you can!!!!

    Jen: You chose 3 others beside Ridley. Gawd.

  43. Mumma J says:

    M turn, my turn, my turn…

    I don't know, sometimes you have to throw the girl child out the door!!! The boy child went an hour earlier AND even escorted the aged parent down the driveway!

    Mr Darcy (BBC version), walking out of the lake with that broody look…

    UNGH. SHIT I need a cold shower…

  44. We should have an UNGH button to put on your blogs 🙂

    How can I forget Nate and Adrian from My Fair Captain!

    I also nominate every BDB boy. Word.

  45. I have been getting my GUH quotient, but not from fictional characters. I have friends who feed me pics of hot celebrities.

    I'm 7 books into my 50 for 2010. 3 of them have been erotica (so is number 8) and I have had no UNGH or GUH or anything more than a “nice. Can they really do THAT?” moment.

  46. Kris says:

    Mumma, I should have known you were going to get on to make your nomination for Mr D as soon as I left. LOL.

    Katiebabs chook: An ungh button would be good… who do we know who could do something smexy like that…

    Every BDB? Surely not Phury cos… 😦

    Angelia: So are you going to share these pics or just tease us about them? 😉

    Three erotica stories and barely any guh-ungh? Do you have a particularly high guh-ungh threshold are they just that meh? 🙂

  47. Oh, I always follow through.

    Male and female, of all ages in all shades, shapes and styles, some labeled with names other than what you're used to.

    Not entirely work safe. But very Guh-worthy

  48. A little bit of nboth I'm thinking on the lack of Ungh.

    Eternal Darkness really was that meh. I was profoundly underwhelmed. How did we all manage to make blind vampires so BORING?

    And by book 3 and 4 of a BDSM series, your “Ungh” is pretty well fried. Not much is shocking by that point. (although book one? two? had a great scene.) And it all clearly runs together.

  49. Kris says:

    Thank you, Angelia. 🙂 God, but I adore Errol Flynn. He, to me, is the epitome of the suave, dashing hero from the 1930s and 1940s. *sigh*

    I love the idea that you 'novel cast'. I think KZ does that too cos she sent me a pic of her inspiration for one of the characters in her Utopia X series.

    “How did we all manage to make blind vampires so BORING?”

    *snort* I'm still trying to work out how we made them sparkle for fuck's sake.

  50. Naomi and I always cast. It just makes it easier to get the imagery right.

    The Errol muse was a busy man last year. A Robin Hood novel, Curse of the Pharaoh's Manicurists and Alive on the Inside. Nicky was busier though, since he had Niko-Chan and Shell-Shocked in there too.

    That artwork of the Horned God just makes me melty every time I see it. It's going on my fall altar next year.

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