Friday, October 17, 2014

Hot Sea Captains and a Give Away

Who doesn't love hot sea captains? I have to admit that I have a soft spot for them, a nautical mile wide and fathoms deep. I think of the British Navy, and I recall the film Master and Commander with Russell Crowe fighting the French in the Pacific, trying valiantly to protect British shipping lanes, the life blood of the Empire.




 
 
So with Mr. Crowe's stint as a Naval Captain, we find the qualities of hotness, integrity, and courage. All fine things indeed for a romantic hero. But what other qualities might we seek in a Hot Sea Captain?
 
I refer now to one of my favorite sea captains of all time, Captain Frederick Wentworth, of His Majesty's Navy, from my all time favorite Jane Austen novel, PERSUASION.
 

 
As you can see, this particular captain is especially fine as portrayed by one of my favorite British actors. This character also has the beautiful traits of loyalty and pride, as he waits for the woman he has loved for over ten years.

And last, but far from least, I come to another Hot Sea Captain, Captain James Montgomery from my own Regency romance, MUCH ADO ABOUT JACK.  Captain Montgomery has a lot of stellar qualities, the chief of which is, of course, smoldering good looks. This photo speaks for itself.


 
But James, aka JACK, also has the qualities of loyalty, courage, and a sense of humor. I must admit that as romantic heroes go, Hot Sea Captains are at the top of my Happy List.
 
If you would like a chance to win a signed copy of MUCH ADO ABOUT JACK, please comment below telling me what your favorite quality in a Hot Sea Captain might be...

The winner will be announced in the comments section on Saturday, October 18th.
 
After years of acting in Shakespeare’s plays, I’ve been delighted to bring the Bard to Regency England in my historical romances HOW TO TAME A WILLFUL WIFE, a re-telling of The Taming of the Shrew, LOVE ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT, and my latest, MUCH ADO ABOUT JACK. For more from me and my novels, please join me on my blog

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    1. Lavender, that's a good one. Thanks for outing your name in the hat :)

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  2. Oh, I'd love his swagger and his deep accent and maybe the heat in his eyes! Love the cover of your book and I wouldn't mind meeting Jack at all.

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    1. LOL Carolyn :) I love a man who swaggers too

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  3. Their muscles, strength... I always like when they grab a woman so easily and toss them over their shoulders. So Sexy....!!!

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    1. Thanks Christina :) I'm so glad you've tossed your name in the hat :)

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  4. I love intelligence along with loyalty. It takes a lot of intelligence to be a good sailing captain. My husband is a sailor so I know what it takes to captain a boat. One of the first captains I read was in an Angelique book by Sergeanne Golon. He made a huge impression on my young mind as to who a sea captain should be...he had lots of other qualities like courage, swagger, strength and of course sexy ;-)

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    1. Glittergirl, you've just described my perfect man :) Thank you for joining the fun :)

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  5. He definitely has to be a little dominate, to be a captain! Also needs to be: A good listener and observant!

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    1. I agree with all of that Chelsea :) Amen!

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  6. I like all that order giving. Very sexy! I also like it when they forget to put on their shirt :-)

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    1. LOL Shana! I must admit that I love a little of that bossiness too...and his shirt being optional :)

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  7. Clothes, accent, and biceps/pectorals! Oh, and long hair!

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  8. The tight breeches and loose, billowy shirt they forgot somehow to tie closed.

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  9. Sexy and arrogant. He also needs to act mean, but actually be a sweetie.

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  10. His ability to lead his men - if they trust him with their lives - you know you are in good hands -

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    1. That is true Vickie...and a captain has to earn that trust.

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  11. My favorite quality in a hot sea captain would be his ability to chart a course and get his ship where it needs to be, and his seamanship. :D Of course rugged good lucks doesn't hurt either.

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    1. Good looks and brains always slay me...the perfect combination

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  12. looks

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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    1. I do love a man who loves his family, Leah. If he's good to them, he'll be good to you

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  14. Strength, loyalty commanding attitude :)

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    1. Desiree...I love all those things too...

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    1. I love it when people in pain find joy again...that is always good to find on the page. Grace Burrowes is a genius at that...

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  16. Loyalty; risk taking; leadership of his men; fighting skills to defend his ship (or woman); courage in life (and love)

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  17. The first book that I read that had a captain was The Flame and The Flower.... I Love how they take command... now I have to go read it again thanks...lol

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    1. LOL Heather...now I want to read it too :)

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  18. Their intelligence, their shirts unbuttoned to the waist and blowing in the wind (or uniforms if they have to wear them LOL), all those muscles from hard work and their hair. *sigh*

    Marcy Shuler
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    1. Brains and kindness...another good combination Janet

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  20. Leadership, confidence, honor, determination, but also the ability to look that hot in his uniform! lol

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  21. Their confidence, intelligence, honor, loyalty, and last but not least finely honed muscles. Have I mentioned how much I love that cover with Jack? I get distracted every time I go to your website. :-)

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    1. LOL Thank you Glenda! I am with you on your list of hot traits :) and I have been distracted by JACK since I saw that cover :)

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  22. Hmm...Someone like Killian Jones/Hook from Once Upon A Time! Easy smile, confidence...dashing good looks ;)

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    1. Smiling confidence goes along well with good looks :) I love that

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  23. Intelligence, loyalty,confidence, and the ability to inspire these in others.

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    1. That is the true measure of a good captain...the qualities he inspires in his men. Thanks Patricia

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  24. Besides being handsome, a great sense of humor is an absolute must :)

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    1. I love a hot man who can make me laugh :) Thanks Nan

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  25. Their commanding air & bravery

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    1. Courage and command...I think I need to work those traits into a title! Thanks Linda :)

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  26. Thank you all so much for taking the time to play this game with me! I am working on an idea for a series about hot sea captains, and you have helped me hone my ideas a lot with this. Thank you! I am happy to announce that the winner of this copy of MUCH ADO ABOUT JACK is Gretchen. Thank you all for hanging out with me...the next time I post here I'll be giving away a copy of HOW TO TAME A WILLFUL WIFE.

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