I often find it hard to think of topics to blog about, but when I was asked to do a Male on Monday spot, suddenly blogging didn’t seem so hard! What could be easier to write about than gorgeous men?
Before I start a new story, I like to cast my characters and make a collage of images. Guess what I start with? Yup, the hero. And this involves trawling the internet for images of delicious guys …
My first two books for Harlequin Romance form a miniseries called Heroes Come Home, and both stories are about returning soldiers. In casting the two heroes, I needed strong, handsome, “real” men, and it didn’t take me long to find my inspiration.
Enter Eric Dane and Colin Farrell! Completely different men, but oh-so gorgeous and rugged in their own ways. I’m personally not into “pretty” boys – I like the look of a man who could protect me and defend me if necessary. A guy who could almost look like a bad boy, but with a twinkle in his eye that tells you he has a soft heart and a kind personality.
Fans of Grey’s Anatomy will know that Eric Dane is called “McSteamy”, and it’s a name he deserves. He walks into a room on screen and you can almost see women sigh and fall to the floor. He’s buff, he’s strong, and he always seems to play a cheeky character. Except in the movie Valentine’s Day … I almost swallowed my own tongue when he kissed a guy and played a gay character. Talk about ruin my fantasy!
Colin Farrell can often play the typical bad boy in movies, but he also has a certain charm that is enhanced by his swoon-worthy Irish accent. And he’s a great actor too – I haven’t seen a movie of his yet that I don’t like, and I particularly liked him in uniform in S.W.A.T.
My question to you is – if you could go on a dream date with either Eric Dane or Colin Farrell, who would you choose and why? The best answer will win a copy of my debut Harlequin Romance, Soldier on Her Doorstep!
Personally, I think I’d have to pick Dane. No, Farrell. No Dane …
Who am I kidding, it’s impossible to choose!
Soraya's debut is a Romantic Times Top Pick! SOLDIER ON HER DOORSTEP is out in the UK now and coming next week to the US, Canada and Australia! W000T!