Welcome to the Rock*It Reads Heating Up the Holidays Blog Hop. There are 15 stops on the blog tour. The more blogs you visit and comment on, the greater your chances of winning the grand prize, a $75 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble or Amazon, and a huge collection of books from the authors of Rock*It Reads. Smaller prizes will be available at each stop along the way.
Good luck, and have fun!
Oh, that blog hop header makes me think of…snow. Yeah, that’s it…snow!
Since we’re heating up the holidays, I thought it would be fun to heat them up with the hero from my latest release. ENSLAVED hit stores last Tuesday (Nov. 6). It’s the 5th book in my Eternal Guardians series and it features Gryphon, a guardian who was once a playboy but whose life completely changed when he was imprisoned in the Underworld. Yeah, yeah, there I go, taking a nice, cute and sexy guy and making him all dark but…isn’t that what readers love??? (I know I do.)
Inspiration for Gryphon was’t all that hard to find. He’s blond, muscular, blue eyed and of course…hot. And I knew exactly who to pattern him after as soon as he came on scene in the very first Eternal Guardians book, MARKED. I’m not the kind of author who usually visualizes celebs for her characters, but when I started this series I had 7 (okay, 9, really) very unique men and I needed to visually be able to differentiate them in that very first book. So I made a character chart for each of them and–yes–looked for images online that fit their descriptions. This is what I used for Gryphon:
So now I’d like to know what you think.
Do you like knowing who an author envisions when writing, or does it ruin the fantasy of the book for you? I’m giving away a print copy of MARKED to one lucky commenter, and an ebook copy of BOUND TO SEDUCTION to another!
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Don’t forget to visit the other authors on the Blog Hop for more chances to win!
|Kris Kennedy||Bonnie Vanak||Erin Kellison|
|Sharon Page||Lila DiPasqua||Elisabeth Naughton|
|Norah Wilson||Jennifer Lyon||Monica Burns|
|Vanessa Kelly||Mia Marlowe||Joan Swan|
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