Suit Up Sunday: Levi Poulter

I’d like to dedicate this lovely image to the awesome-sauce that is Xara X. Xanakas. She introduced me to the hunky Levi, and I’m pretty sure my life hasn’t been the same since. I mean, the sheer daydream power alone in this guy is enough to fuel enough plot bunnies to last at least a century!

Suit Up Sunday: Joe Manganiello

A lot of writers “cast” their books with models and actors. I’m one of them. For me, it’s an easy way to keep certain details of my characters appearance in mind.

Take, for example, the absolutely incredibly handsome Joe Manganiello. Really, the man is too delicious for words. Very inspiring.

In fact, he’s so inspiring Silvia Violet and I are hosting an event this week where we are challenging other authors to write an original story based on an image of Joe.

You can learn more about the event here:

Next Friday, March 11, is “Joe Day” and we’ll be having a blog roll for all of the Joe inspired stories.

Should be a ton of fun. I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!!

So who inspires you?

Suit Up Sunday: Mr. Darcy

Most of us have that go-to movie or book that makes us mushy or gets us out of a funk. Mine? Pride and Prejudice. Book or movie, I’m not picky. There’s something about Mr. Darcy. Particularly as played by the hunky Colin Firth.

Consider my butter melted.

I’ve loved the book since the first time I read it, way back in high school. Every time I read it, I find something else to love. For me, Darcy is the epitome of the romantic hero. Why? Because he’s flawed. He’s not perfect, but by golly, he thinks he is.

Until Lizzie gets ahold of him that is. *g*

And let’s not forget the other Darcy. You know, the one from Bridget Jones’s Diary. Also played by Colin Firth. What? I’m consistent!

Happy Sigh. I really am terribly easy to please most days. Give me a grumpy fella who looks great in a suit, who is charmed by (and possibly driven slightly crazy by) their romantic interest.

I’d love to write an M/M version of Pride and Prejudice some day. It’s on the to-do list, for sure.

Which romantic hero inspires you? Who would you love to write some day?

Suit Up Sunday: The Naughty Nobleman (NSFW)

There’s something so incredibly sexy about this picture. I will have to write a story about it one day. Have to. It can’t be helped. Perhaps some rakish Duke out for an evening of pleasure.

Yeah. That’s it.

Suit Up Sunday: Colton Fold

No one who knows me will be surprised by this…I have a WEE tiny little crush on Colton Ford. Wee tiny. Really. Miniscule, really truly. A smidgen of a crush. That’s all.

Oh who am I kidding…that man melts my butter twelve ways from Sunday.

And in a suit? *whimper*

Or in his birthday suit? *flails* I swear, I wouldn’t kick that man out of bed unless he wanted to do it on the floor.

I pretty much can’t think of a better way to start my week.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go clean the drool off my laptop.