First I just wanted to say, thank you to Francesca for inviting me here today!
So, sexiest part of a man?
Oh, I love a nice hard chest with defined pecs, washboard abs, and that little love trail pointing to his happy place. Give me deep soulful eyes, lips so hot they’d melt ice in Antarctica, and hair so thick and soft it would make a mink jealous. Give me tall, give me built and give me hung, but without a steel-trap brain and a sense of humor that makes me laugh tears, you can have the giftwrap.
We chicks dig men with command presence; it’s why there are so many law enforcement and military heroes. Command presence is inherent. It’s not something that can be taught at the Police Academy or in boot camp. One either has it or one doesn’t, and when one fakes it, it comes across as being an asshole.
It brings me back to cops and military in the leading hero roles, either active or retired, having that background shows up front what kind of man we’re dealing with. A man who can save the world and us at the same time.
Even if we can kick the bad guy’s ass, it’s damn sexy and heart-pounding thrilling knowing our hero can save the day with one hand while he’s got us clasped up close and personal to his chest with the other.
Give me a man with command presence, a brain to work it, and a sense of humor that makes me laugh until I’m crying, and I’m his. I’m not going to lie and say I could do without all that sexiness gift wrapped, I’m a girl and I like those kinds of things, but it will be that brain, and the way he makes me smile that will keep me coming back for more.
When I write heroes they always have that innate command presence. They are intelligent and they can make me and the heroine laugh. My husband possesses all three of these qualities, so in affect, I write what I know.
In the Blood Moon Rising trilogy, my heroes Rafael Vulkaisin and Lucien Mondragon are not law enforcement or military, they are lycan pack alphas. Trying to keep those two in check is like trying to bottle lightening. But I have a lot of fun trying. And while these twin brothers are as alpha as an alpha can be, they are literally as different as night and day, and yet true to who they are: born Alphas. Being alpha is sexy, but sexiness goes deeper than saving the day. Sexy men have emotions and while they aren’t crybabies, they are brave enough to love. To protect what they love and nurture what they love so that it doesn’t die.
As I’m writing this I’m smiling. I love writing about men. I love how they work, how they think and how they act. But at the end of the day, the one that got me and the ones who intrigue me the most are smart, funny, and can stare down a bullet.
What about you? What’s the sexiest part of man to you?
One woman stands at the center of it all... After years of waiting, the Blood Law is at last avenged. Lycan Alpha Lucien Mondragon takes revenge on his brother, Rafael. Lucien is poised to slay Rafael's life mate, the Lycan/Slayer half-breed Falon- but cannot complete the kill. For Falon's mystical powers and fiery nature awaken a heart Lucien thought long dead. Instead of ending her life, Lucien defiantly marks Falon as his own, tormenting his brother to insanity and spurning Rafael's blood thirst for his own revenge.
Though terrified by the savage Lucien, Falon finds herself inexplicably drawn to his primal rage and strength by a desire she cannot resist. Torn between the true love she has for Rafael and the burning hunger she holds for Lucien, Falon knows that the will of her heart will lead her to her destined life mate. But it may also doom the Alpha brothers-and the Lycan race-to extinction...