Red-Headed Men…Sigh

Charles Dance Now What is it about red-headed men?  There’s a quality whichdraws you to them and I’m still trying to figure it out. I love dark, mysterious alpha heroes, don’t get me wrong.  Black of hair, blue eyed men, or even dark eyed, yep, I’m there. But red-headed men will draw my

2018-11-09T15:28:13-06:00Wednesday, November 28, 2018|Categories: Fun Stuff, Intriguing Heroes|Tags: , |

Character Inspiration — A Classic Casting

It is sheer coincidence, but this week I seem to be talking about character inspiration all over the place.  I was talking about the character inspiration for Neven in the Kiss Across Worlds book on my newsletter.  I'm also currently plotting book 9.0 of the Scandalous Scions series (which currently has no name), and thick in

Happy Dads’ Day

Liane Metzler It's Fathers' Day in North America (Australia and the UK have theirs in September, and other countries are dotted all over the calendar), which is when I get to pause and acknowledge. For dads everywhere, have a great day. Cheers, . Get the news that no one else does.

2018-06-15T14:59:07-06:00Sunday, June 17, 2018|Categories: Intriguing Heroes|Tags: |

Sexy Lips on Men…Revisited.

I'm sure this has happened to you.  You're having a conversation with friends and everyone is chatting happily, the topics keep moving around, then you happen to say something that you think is completely innocuous. Suddenly, conversation stops and you can hear crickets chirping.  Everyone is looking at you and you can feel yourself mentally

2016-05-31T15:22:23-06:00Tuesday, June 7, 2016|Categories: Fun Stuff, Intriguing Heroes|Tags: |

Where Did All The Long-Haired Heroes Go?

While short hair for men is the fashion right now in the early half of the twenty-first century, I can’t help but bewail the diminishing numbers of heroes with long hair. When did it stop being sexy? In Romanceland, heroes throughout history and into the realms of the paranormal have enjoyed long locks for decades. 

Romantic Suspense Heroes – Why Are They Always In Uniform?

I noticed this trend when I was writing the RS series a few weeks ago. I was trying to sort out in my own mind all the different sub-categories of RS and found it easier to try and classify them via the occupation of the hero: spy, cop, military, security, black ops…notice the trend? Nearly

Working Notes – Progress Report and Sherlock (god help me).

I do love a bad boy, and Roman Xerus is currently stirring up all sorts of mischief in Blood Stone.  I'm nearly 150 pages in, and the story is just settling into the guts and heart of it...I think it's going to be another long one. I would possibly be a mite further along if

Working Notes – September 26: Blood Stone

I've been getting a huge number of hits on the site lately for Brian Austin Green, and the role he played in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.  People are reading my rave review about him as a romantic hero.  I find that promising as Green is my inspiration for one of the heroes in the