Wednesday, March 11, 2009

On the Hunt for a Hero

While writing my blog for Wickedly Romantic on Monday, I went on a Hero-Hunt.

What is a Hero-Hunt you ask? One of the best parts of being a romance author. But it can also be one of the toughest.

I have Logan, the hero of Catch of a Lifetime, in my head. I know what he looks like, how he sounds, how he smiles. I know his backstory, I know all his emotions with the opening of the book. I know this guy.

But I like to have the visual. The first two heroes were easy: Reel is Matthew McConnaughey from Failure To Launch, and Rod is a combo of Matt and Hugh Jackman (since Rod and Reel are twins). But Logan doesn't look like a celebrity, so how to find him?

A lot of internet research is hit or miss. I scored a hit with this one. Googling didn't quite work when you plug in characteristics, or "sexy guy," or "hot guys." (You get some pretty interesting pictures though when you do...) So I thought, let me check models. Again with the interesting pictures.

It took me a while, but I found this site: Cape London Model. Lots of pictures to visualize your hero/heroine. The hazard being, of course, that one can get quite waylaid in the search :)

So, who did I find for Logan? This picture of model Bill Edwards works for me. You?



9 comments:

  1. I always type in "Hot naked hunks" when I go hunk-hunting. It will take you to places you've never imagined...
    But this guy is very nice...

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  2. Ah, Cheryl, I did wonder how you found all those pics. I didn't try that one. :)

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  3. Hi Judi!

    He reminds me a little bit of McSteamy (Eric Dane) from Grey's..
    http://www.collegecandy.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/26/eric_mcsteamy_dane.jpg

    Oh, the things I get to do at work :)

    Danielle

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  4. "Hot naked hunks" - OMG! I am gasping for breath here! See, never would have even thought of it!! And here I thought you were close, personal friends with the men posted on your blog, Cheryl. :)

    I am fortunate in that the hunk was ready picked for me. Matthew Macfadyen photos appear on my desktop steadily so inspiration is never an issue. As for other characters, I have not thought of it. Interesting. Thanks for the idea, Judi!

    Off to Google images.....

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  5. No fair on the Matthew McConnaughey! I thought I had called dibs.

    The first time I laid eyes on Do-Lord, I thought to myself, OMG--Matthew McConnaughey! His looks are FINE, but it's that "I know a joke that you don't" grin that sucks me in.

    Your new guy has definitely got IT too. I like.

    Off to Google hot naked hunks...

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  6. Oh yes, the absolute best hunt to do too!

    Linda

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  7. Yes, hot naked hunks on Google images. Oh, the places you'll go!

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  8. Judi~

    I read your blog and then clicked on the pics and what do you know, I forgot to comment..sorry.

    I think he's quite adorable, not as cute as the guy I have for Rich Ronaldi, but then I'm into Italian hunks. Can you say yum?

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  9. Yay, a new man link! Thanks, Judi. Robin, you should go to Judi's post on Wickedly Romantic from the other day...there was a selection of eye candy, and I voted for #4, who has that yummy dark Italian look about him!

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