I love creating sexy heroes in my books. The kind of guys that melt your heart and make you wish you could be the heroine they ride to rescue, the one that ends up kissing Mr. Sexy. So, I have to ask myself what do I think makes a man sexy–physically and mentally? What kind of guy would make my readers’ hearts beat a little faster?
I may have grown up in Alabama, but I’ve been living in Texas for a long time now. And I’m pretty observant. And I’ve observed that when I’m sitting in a restaurant or maybe pumping gas into my car, and a nice looking, cowboy hat wearing, pickup truck driving man comes along, my heart definitely starts racing. So, I realized I think cowboys are dead sexy. I mean just look at my Hotter in Texas series. Dallas, Tyler and Austin all look great in tight jeans and a cowboy hat. And they all have a strong sense of what’s right. So I’m pretty sure other people think they’re sexy too. Not to mention the long tradition of sexy cowboy heroes in movies. Remember Clint Eastwood, Sam Elliott, Tom Selleck, Sam Shepard or Daniel Craig sitting atop a horse in one of their movies. Doesn’t your heart speed up?
I also like to write about sexy cops, usually the broken ones, the ones with a lot of baggage. I’m not sure why I’m so drawn to cops, but I just know that they do for me what cowboys do for me. They make my heart go pitter patter. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s the uniform, but most of the cops in my books don’t wear uniforms because they’re detectives. Again, it could be that they also have a strong sense of what’s right–and they know how to protect a girl from a hit man like in Divorced, Desperate and Daring.
Since I like cowboys and cops, what could be better than a sexy cowboy detective? But that’s me. What do you prefer: Sexy cowboy, sexy cop or sexy cowboy detective? Which makes your heart skip a beat?
Starting in July, I’m going to be holding a month long contest with weekly prizes and a BIG prize at the end of the month. So, be sure to check it out!
The winner of last week’s trivia contest is Brandi Poage. Brandi, email me at email@example.com and tell me which book you want and the size of your t-shirt. Thanks to everyone who entered. There are definitely many of you who really know my books well.