Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Wow, What a Cowboy Hat!

As I was perusing pictures for my last blog,  I stumbled upon The Most Beautiful Man website.  And look who I found!   I remain neutral, I think they are all great, but this pic might change a few minds.  What do you think?  Have you seen William Levy on Dancing With the Stars?  Would he make a good cowboy? 

Sunday, April 8, 2012


In the world of romance, readers and writers alike tend to fantasize about romantic situations, whether traveling far to exotic lands or near, like your friendly neighborhood cattle ranch. Mostly, we fantasize about heartrob heroes. 

My heroes tend to be of the cowboy variety.  I love reading and writing about them.  And often I wonder which non-western, non-cowboy man would do justice to a bonified rootin' tootin' wide-rimmed, felted Stetson.  Which of these guys would be your pick to plunk a cowboy hat on his head and get away with it!   (hint-tomorrow I will show you which guy has already worn a hat, but it comes with a Viewer Warning.  Very hot!)

Jake Owen

Ryan Reynolds
David Beckham
William Levy
Ryan Gosling
So which guy would you chose?  (or do you have another suggestion?)

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Monday, March 19, 2012


For the inspiration of Chance Worth's legendary character for my newest release, A COWBOY WORTH CLAIMING,(You might have already met Tagg and Clay)  I had an image in my head of someone with attitude and someone who walked the line between good and well, not always so good.  But always righteous and always courageous.  If you've ever watched JUSTIFIED on FX, you'd see my Chance Worth in Raylan Givens.   The modern day Kentucky marshal keeps justice on just THIS side of the law barely, with swagger and for us women, devastating good looks. 

Here's a sample of my inspiration of my hero from the old west, in Timothy Olyphant.  Oh and some of you might remember him from Deadwood fame!

That's my Chance Worth. What do you think of him? 

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Thursday, July 21, 2011


There's just something about a man with attitude.  He doesn't have to be the best looking guy in the room, but if he's confident, walks with a swagger, speaks with a deep rasp and has a knowing smirk of a smile, he'll most likely turn female heads.  He's the man who says what he means and means what he says. 

I'll start my list counting down from #10.  See if you agree?  Who would you add?

#10  Scott Caan- definitely his father's son. Love him in Hawaii 5-0. 

#9 - Couldn't leave off Steve McQueen, the ultimate in attitude.

#8  David Boreanz - What can I say, he's all man and dreamy.

#7 Daniel Craig - James Bond...can't wait to see him in Cowboys and Aliens
#6 Dwayne Johnson "The Rock". Can't forget his wrestling days.

#5 Jason Statham - There's just something about this man. I know...attitude!

#4  Shemar Moore- Needs no further explanation  

#3  Tim McGraw-My country connection. Wouldn't be right without him.

#2  Bruce Willis - From Moonlighting to Die Hard with major attitude.
And my #1 Pick for the Man with the Most Attitude deserves a gallery of pics.
Since I discovered him in Justified on FX, I've been hooked. 
**Timothy Olyphant**

In his younger days.
And now as Raylan Givens in Justified

Wouldn't you know I'd choose a modern day marshal to be my #1  Pick!!

Is there anyone you'd like to add to the list?

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


I am truly happily married but because I write deadly handsome hard-won heroes in my romances, I'm constantly on the prowl for inspiration of the hot hunky variety!

The other day while watching the Academy of Country Music Awards, otherwise known as the ACMA's, my hero spoke to me right through the TV screen.  Now, I am an avid country music fan, but I'm more inclined toward the tried and true more mature artists like George Strait, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Toby Keith and Ronnie Dunn.  (BTW- Ronnie's new solo single, Bleed Red, is AMAZING!) 

So when Chris Young appeared on screen - a newer up and coming country artist, I was wowed and significantly floored!

He was the hero of my current story, my Work In Progress.  He was Clayton Worth!

Clay (my hero) is an ex-country music star turned rancher. And Chris Young fit the bill perfectly.  He is rugged enough to be a rancher with an edge to his voice and a whole lotta attitude.   Clay lives on and operates the ludrative Worth Ranch in Red Ridge, Arizona (see Tagg's Story first, in Carrying the Rancher's Heir) He's rough around the edges and smooth at the same time.  I found the same qualities in Chris Young.

Clay runs a charity for children named Penny's Song.  Chris has a daughter named Penny.  How is that for coincidence?

Three days ago my editor asked me for photos of my inspiration for the characters in my December Harlequin Desire (title to be determined) and I found that inspiration in Chris Young.  Yay! Problem solved.  Now...on to my heroine.

Here's an awesome song that inspires from Chris Young. Enjoy!!

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011


A Fairy Tale Romance and a Hero:

There are heroes, and then there's Prince William (28) who recently flew a RAF Sea King helicopter in North Wales through a storm over a mountain range to reach the stranded victim suffering from chest pains.  He maneuvered the 72 foot bird to a position enabling three crew members to snatch the victim, Greg Watkins and airlift him to a nearby hospital.

Can you imagine someone whispering in your ear, "Prince William's just flown you here."

In the rescued man's own words:
"I didn't know much about what was happening at the time. The winchman helped me out and onto a stretcher and whispered, 'Prince William's just flown you here,' Watkins, a gym worker from Ebbw Vale in South Wales, told the paper. It didn't really sink in until I woke up after my operation. Now I think it's amazing."

"If it wasn't for him and the rest of his crew, I'd be dead. Hearing his helicopter getting nearer and nearer was the best sound that I've ever heard. They saved my life," Watkins added. "He'd probably say he was just doing his job, but to me he and his crew are heroes."

A True Fairy Tale Romance:

Kate and Prince William will wed on April 29th at Westminster Abbey. 
Will you be watching?  

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


HAWAII FIVE-O  does not disappoint.  Here's my idea of the sexiest hunk on television this season!! You might remember him in the movie The Back-up Plan.

I say he's hero material.

Do you agree?