I was left blinking in a bit of shock at the annual company Christmas party on Saturday night. No, it’s not about who showed up with whom, although there was a bit of that kinda shock rippling through the room. I got into a little discussion with my friend Liz (the one I jokingly call the “Evil” HR Manager after Catbert) and one of the VPs. A female VP. Who is reading Tales of the Darkworld Volume One.
I’ll admit to having a little case of the jitters over her reading my book. After all, the vampires own a cemetery! She’s one of my bosses. I kinda worried whether I’d said or done something that she might not like. So when she said, “You know, I’ve been reading your book…” I kinda felt like a deer in headlights. But her question to me was, “Are any of the characters based on real people? Because that hero sounds pretty hot.”
Whew! Felt like I dodged a bullet there. And I did say that some characters in the series share characteristics or names with people I know. But not Declan Antaeus. So I thought today in honor of her question I would show everyone who I envisioned in my head when I was writing my heroes. I know it’s a Marcus Monday but a plethora of hotness to replace him should be okay for one measly Monday, right? Okay, here goes.
(The images are clickable so you can drool over the full size image if you want.)
hero: Declan Antaeus, actor Victor Webster
hero: Colin Granville, model Will Chalker
hero: Holden Antaeus, model Andre Coelho
hero: Garret Renquist, model Rafael Lazzini
Ride the Lightning
hero: Vahid Delrey, actor Antonio Cupo
Other male characters (some of whom have appeared in the series thus far) who haven’t had their own book yet:
Book Five – Common Ground
hero: Marius Granville, actor Daniel Craig
Book Six – Sunstroked
hero: Corey Green, actor Forbes March
Book Six – Sunstroked
hero: Seth Dylan, model Marco Dapper
Book Eight – Thunder and Myth
hero: Ruan MacCallan, actor Paul Walker
Book Ten – Force Majeur
hero: Sean Antaeus, actor/model Julian Fantechi
Some characters aren’t really visualized in my head yet as far as appearance. The enigmatic Alfred Stone for one. Al is special so I’ve been giving him a lot of thought. Eventually, I will hit on his “look” and find a face to match it.
So that’s it from me this Monday. I’m all recovered from the Christmas party, the rain seems to have stopped here, and I’m looking forward to sending out holiday cards and a few gifts this week. Just waiting for the Fedex guy to bring me a box today. Sorry for a lack of Marcus, but I think I’ll try to post the female characters tomorrow with my video Holiday Card in place of a Tuesday Tune.
Have a great Monday!