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Cara Elliott/Andrea Penrose
historical romance author
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Barb, I will definitely look for the Mads Mikkelsen scene in A Royal Affair. Sounds fab! And we agree on the voice. The right one can shivers through a girl!
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The young Timothy Dalton and Sean Bean are pretty fabulous . . . glad you enjoyed the photos!
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Your grandma was a very wise woman, Kathy!
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Karin, interesting that brown is getting votes. But then again, we all love chocolate! Nice shoulders—yes! Curly or straight hair—I'm fine with either.
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Mary, you may be on to something! I would definitely stop and pick up a book with a close up of one of these men—sensitive eyes and lips . . . fluttery sigh. Hygiene is, um, sort of a given IMO.
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Will definitely check it out. Purely for research of course!
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Ha, ha, ha! By stable portfolio, I assume you are not being a string of chestnut hunters in his barn!
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Ah, another Dalton fan. I have an old videocassette of his Jane Eyre and have worn it out. LOVE his voice (and his face.)
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Poetry in motion! You are so right, Susan/DC. Or think of Fred Astaire, who wasn't what most people would consider handsome. But he had such physical grace and confidence that he simply took your breath away.
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Shannon, there are some men where the "whole" creates such a striking image that it's hard to focus in on one specific feature.And yes, seeing all the variety is, as you so aptly say, delicious. As for accents—definitely very sexy!
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A cheeky grin—excellent way of putting it Jo. A devilish grin is another. Sound like we are on the same page concerning what we look for in a hero!
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SEan Beane is swoon-worthy front or back view! And dark eyes have a definite allure. Very deep and mysterious.I like that.
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No argument from me, Harriette! It can be very magical indeed!
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Couldn't agree more that the real attraction is cerebral. But yes, we are being"superficial" here. Any favorite noses?
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Oh, great point, Fiona. Sean Connery . . .fluttery sigh. I admit, I'm undone by a British accent. Timothy Dalton's voice is pretty wonderful too.
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Ah yes, the things we writers must subject ourselves to in the name of diligent research!
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Ha, Ha, ha! No question that a good kiss can sweep you off your feet! Hmmm, maybe that's a whole other blog topic. For research, of course.
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Janice, interesting you mention hands. I looks at hands too—they say a lot about confidence, gentleness, being capable. There's a grace about them that seems tied into deeper elements of a man. Clothes matter too in that how a man sees himself says alot. And love your comment about children learning to size people up. So true! They do tend see through all the posturing and verbal smokescreens and sense the simple elemental elements of character.
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Cara/Andrea here, I have been thinking about men recently—purely as research, of course. In starting a new book, the first part of the process for me always entails creating the hero. I usually have a notion of the basic elements of his character—rakish rogue, sensitive artist, honorable soldier, but I need to really visualize him in order to flesh out the nuances. (Though most of the real details come as the story develops. Being a total pantser, I confess that I’m not always sure exactly how he’s going to react —despite my own assumptions he often surprises me!) That naturally... Continue reading
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Oh, sigh on Lord Peter! He's been a favorite hero for a while though I discovered him later in life.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on The First Book Crush at Word Wenches
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Wonderful blog, Nicola! The photos of the castles are marvelous, and the alpha stag is . . . impressive! Oh, those Highland men
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on A Land of Alpha Castles! at Word Wenches
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Oh, adore some of Amanda Quick's heroes in her regency books. Leo from With This Ring (I think) is another great one.
Toggle Commented Oct 15, 2014 on The First Book Crush at Word Wenches
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KJ, I almost wrote about Aragorn too! He's a wonderful hero. But then, we are mentioning SO many great heroes. Huzzah for books!
Toggle Commented Oct 15, 2014 on The First Book Crush at Word Wenches
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Yes, definitely have a thing for underdogs! (Even if in real life it may not be quite as romantic, as with the Jacobites
Toggle Commented Oct 15, 2014 on The First Book Crush at Word Wenches
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Oh, Tricia, the Guards Museum is one of my favorite small museums in London. Have been there several times, and find it fascinating. I learned the button thing there too! Love now being able to tell which unit a Guardsman belongs to, just by the front of his tunic.
Toggle Commented Oct 8, 2014 on Uniformly Magnificent! at Word Wenches
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