Monday, January 26, 2009

Tall, Dark and Handsome Blond Men



Pardon my descent into Beefcake. But I just have to talk about blond men.

"Tall, dark and handsome" is more than a romance novel cliche, it's the accepted description for the perfect man. I remember Mel and I once having this discussion about using this description for a blond hero. I was like, "but if he's blond, can you still use the term dark?" (unless he's Wesley Snipes with a dye job)
Mel thought yes, that the term had become a generalized description for "hot".

When I create a hero for one of my books, I use a real live guy to draw inspiration from. I've used Josh Lucas twice now. Once for my (yes, mine) 'Miles Mountkeefe' in my non-pubbed historical, "The War Bride", and I'm recycling him as my redneck Chief of Police, Zeke Grant, in "Bunco Babes Back in Action" (the proposal I'm working on and hope to sell- keep your fingers crossed for me). So I guess you can say I have a thing for Josh Lucas. Can you blame me?





I'm also particularly drawn to Daniel Craig (yum), Simon Baker (he's not just yours, Mel) and the delicious Rupert Penry-Jones.


I'll leave you with this little gift from You-Tube and Rupert. Wait till the end. There's a surprise! (if you're easily offended, don't watch)


9 comments:

Mel Francis said...

he is quite yummy...and um, nice package.

And yes, Simon Baker is all mine. I have the papers to prove it!

MariaGeraci said...

Papers? I'll have to see those please.

Louisa Edwards said...

I've looked for hot blondes before, and they're not so easy to find! There's Paul Wallace (too pretty for me), Mitch Hewer (too young), Luke Mably (of The Prince & Me, now, he IS hot), Justin Hartley (too surfer boy), and everyone's favorite but mine, Matthew McConaughey. Kind of slim pickings.

Mel Francis said...

Paul Bettany (I have his papers, too) and Johnathon Rhys Meyers. (he's pretty blond, isn't he?)

And I do love Matthew McConawhetver, but mostly for his cocky smile and accent. Oh my. I just tremored.

MariaGeraci said...

Luke Mably is nice, a little too youngish but he has potential;) I've actually always loved Leo too-I still consider him blond, even though his hair is a little darker now than his Titanic days.

maria antonella geraci said...

hi my name is maria antonella geraci i live in the uk but my family originate from sicily i came across you on the net and couldnt help reading your blog it made me smile n laugh about your comments on the hunks n couldnt agree more i am also interested in your books do you know if they can be brought over in the uk i would love to read them if possible my email is maria_antonella_geraci@hotmail.co.uk would be nice if you could email me with info have a nice day takecare from maria antonella

Anonymous said...

Rupert Penry-Jones allegedly gained the nickname Rupert Pendulum-Jones.

Anika

MariaGeraci said...

Anika,
I can, um, see why!

Anonymous said...

Try ex porn star Jean val Jean ....aka Emmanuel Delcour and if he doesnt do it for you what about the Oh so lovely Charlie Hunnam? Go the sexy blonde men .......

 

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