A few days ago, I was skimming through some random Regency Romance titles, when I stumbled upon this delicious gem of inspiration.
One quick Google search later and this sexy hunk had a name—Paul Marron! I’ve heard his name before—my bestie, Jennifer Haymore, has had him on several of her Grand Central covers, but I had no idea how versatile he was!
I borrowed this collage from the Realms On Our Bookshelves blog:
He can be anything you want–a vampire, a Highlander (in a kilt—yum!), a sword-wielding warrior, a mercenary…and in every scenario, he’s shirtless and glistening. Yeah. That’s inspiration. You’re welcome.
I was looking up “muscular back” the other day (don’t ask), and I stumbled onto this hot piece of beefcake. His name is Clay Matthews and I get the vague sense that he plays football. Just guessing here.
So, grab a football and go long. This guy looks like he’s ready to tackle something and it might as well be you! *snicker*
I’m late, I know. I’m sorry. I got the final edits in for Siren, which means I’ll hopefully have a release date to announce soon. Can’t wait! But we both know that’s not why you’re here. It’s Man Candy…er, Wednesday!
This is Joe. In his spare time, he’s a werewolf on the show True Blood. He’s just gotten out of a really painful relationship, and I thought you might be willing to comfort him. :c)
Careful though. He bites.
I’m baaaack! Things have been quiet on the blog, but behind the scenes I’ve been working hard. Thanks for being patient. And because you were so good while I was away, I brought you a little treat. Okay, it’s actually not so little. It’s a tall, delicious, German-Irish treat named Michael Fassbender.
He wants to show you something. And you want to see it. Trust me.
You’ll be pleased to know that I was working hard this weekend, catching up on the first season of Game of Thrones. Research, my friends. Research. Take this sexy morsel, for instance.
His name is Khol Drogo and he’s king of the barbarian warriors. The second he stepped on stage, I melted. Sure, he’s delicious, but he’s also dangerous, powerful and fiercely protective of the woman he loves. He’ll rip a man apart, literally, for threatening his woman. Wow. I’m in.
Drogo got me thinking about my own heroes. I write mostly Regency and in that world a man can’t rip another man’s throat out to prove he cares. It simply isn’t done. But every one of my heroes has a little bit of Drogo in him. That wild, fearless warrior type speaks to me on a biological level. But it’s his love for the heroine, his absolute devotion to her, that gives us glimpses of his humanity. Those are the heroes I melt for; those are the heroes I want to write. I want to watch the mighty warrior fall to his knees for love.
This little morsel is Sven. Sven wants to do all kinds of wicked things to you, because he’s naughty like that. He also cooks, cleans, and does laundry. Amazing, right?
I think we can all agree that Mondays, in general, are unpleasant. The weekend is gone, and now we must trudge through another five whole days before tasting freedom again. So, I thought we could use a little something to lift the Monday blues. Let’s call it visual inspiration. For you writers out there, it’s research. Completely necessary in our line of work.
And because I’m in a True Blood mood, I plucked this little gem off the interwebs. The thousand year old Viking, Eric Northman. Isn’t he pretty? He’s just lying there, pondering all the different ways he’s going to make you squeal.
You. Are. Welcome.
And just for fun, here is a youtube video of the actor who plays Eric, Alexander Skarsgard, drunk, dancing to Sexy Back by Justin Timberlake. In spandex, no less. Oh, to be that dude he’s licking…