Monday, August 20, 2012

Male On Monday :: Pinterest

I can see the eyebrows raising from here. Stay with me on this. The Pink Heart Society never disappoints on Mondays, and I'm about to show you the latest author's little secret for hero inspiration. Pinterest.

Most think of Pinterest as a place for recipe ideas, and a way to collect craft, wedding, and fashion ideas. Because one day you'll make that umbrella wreath and butterfly chandelier and strawberry tiramasu.

Authors are using it the same way...but I've noticed a trend. Writers are creating storyboards on Pinterest for their books, as well as what inspires them. Presents author Caitlin Crews does an amazing job with her Inspiration boards. It's like a window into how she can create such sexy stories in amazing locations.

Presents author Abby Green has a Pinterest storyboard for all of her books. It's such fun to see how the author pictured the characeters and see if it matched up with who shoed up in your mind as you were reading. Check out the board for her latest, One Night With The Enemy and see what I mean.

Blaze author Jill Shalvis has great boards for her books and hero inspiration, but my favorite has to be her From The Mixed Up Files of Jill's Fantasy Life. This gorgeous man is captioned with "You bet, babe, I'll be happy to hold this pose for you all day long."

Romance and Entangled category romance phenom Barbara Wallace has inspiration boards for her stories as well. They are a little more suitable for work. I didn't find a shirtless one in the bunch. Note to Barb...consider fixing that!

I could do this all day. So, my advice for when you finish a book and still want more of the characters, check and see if the author is on Pinterest. If your favorite author isn't there, you can console yourself with recipes for chocolate cake!

Check out my Pinterest boards for what inspired my books. So excited about The Romantic Times review of Drive Me Crazy -- 4 stars and a HOT! They are so good to me.
Bayley-Burke's newest is a crazy and sexy ride from Washington DC to Oregon. Readers will eagerly turn the pages as they wait to see what happens next. From haunted B&Bs and whore-houses to a petting zoo, her main characters are on the road - and the romance - of a lifetime.


  1. Great post Jenna! I LURVE Pinterest and could spend all day every day on it. Sigh. Thanks for the heads up of the other authors there, I'm off to look at their boards now. Any excuse! xx Abby

  2. Can't believe I forgot to mention Heidi Rice. Her book boards are great. she has quotes from her stories and everything!

  3. Will remedy that straight away, Jenna!

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