Monday, August 29, 2011
Male on Monday: Channing Tatum
Harlequin Romance Author Soraya Lane explains how Channing Tatum inspired her latest hero!
Every time I start work on a new story, I cast my hero, and my current work in progress is no exception. I’ve written about a few soldiers now, but never a Navy SEAL, and for some reason that made it harder to cast my latest hero – Tom Cartwright. And then one day I sat down to re-watch the Nicholas Sparks movie Dear John, swooning as I watched my favorite soldier on the screen, and I suddenly realized who my inspiration for Tom was …
Enter Channing Tatum! He was a smoking hot soldier in Dear John, had all the moves in the dance movie Step it Up, and he was also pretty darn impressive as a boxer in Fighting. What do I love about him, I hear you say? I like that he is strong and masculine, looks like he could protect a girl if she needed it, and that he genuinely looks like he could be a marine or a Navy SEAL.
atum is happily married, having met his wife on the set of Step it Up and I like him for that even more. So that’s my male on Monday – the delectable, the delicious, the divine Mr Channing Tatum!
Tell me what you like about Tatum or which movie of his you enjoyed the most, and I’ll enter you in the draw to win a copy of my latest book, The Army Ranger’s Return. And if you’ve never heard of him before (poor you!) just comment anyway for a chance to win!