Man Monday – Chris Hemsworth

Today I’m guest author over at Regency Historical Romance author, Tamara Gill’s blog party. Drop by for a chance to win a free copy of One Wicked Night or just chat.

He may have only had 10 minutes or so of screen time in the 2009 Star Trek, but the gorgeous Chris Hemsworth makes a big impression as George Kirk, Captain of the Kelvin. Who wouldn’t love a character like George Kirk who dies to protect his wife, child and everyone else on the ship. And even in the midst of a battle he could laugh about the horror of naming his child Tiberius. I love humor in a romance hero.

Of course, at 6’3″ the Australian born actor makes a captivating hero. And he’s due to step into the role of Thor opposite Natalie Portman (one of my favorite actors), directed by the wonderful Kenneth Branagh. The basic plot of Thor: The powerful but arrogant warrior Thor is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard and sent to live amongst humans on Earth, where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders. I am so looking forward to watching this in 2011!

Man Monday … Raul Bova

Oh, the things we writers endure for character research!

If fate smiled on me tonight I would be watching this gorgeous body move and speak. But alas, my Under the Tuscan Sun DVD has failed me and kinda spoiled my night. This is Raul Bova, Marcello from Under the Tuscan Sun. It’s been a while since I’ve watched this movie so I cannot remember much, hence the plan to watch it tonight, but I did stumble on this piece of dialogue online.

Marcello: Francesca.
Frances: Yes?
Marcello: I am going to make love all over you!
Frances: Okay.

Honestly, I need the film. Priority A for tomorrow.

In other news, Voting has opened in the Authors After Dark Bookie Awards. Visit http://www.authorsafterdark.net/bookieawards.html to vote for my novella One Wicked Night.

There are FIVE polls in total due to the high number of nominations ADD recieved and you must vote on each question. One Wicked Night is nominated on Poll 2 for E-book Only Short and Erotic Short Story. All votes appreciated.

My good friends, the writing team of Lydia Dare, are also nominated  as well.

Poll 1:  Cross Genre Novel and Debut Author
Poll 4: Werewolf book of the year – Lydia

Hope your Monday is a good one!