Friday, December 5, 2014

Smokin' Hot—Merry and Bright Book Boyfriend Celebrity Lookalikes

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For this week's entry, we were asked: Who is your book boyfriend's celebrity lookalike?


And seriously? Apropos. I almost always have actors and actresses serve as my writing inspiration. It's great to have visual imagery as a point of reference when creating characters.

Since we're close to the holidays, I'd love to share my book boyfriends (yes, boyfriends!!) for Merry and Bright, my holiday themed ménage available from Resplendence Publishing.

Book TaglineFor Presley, waking up between Gunnar and Frazier is one way to be merry and bright.

So… without further ado…

Please meet the very handsome celebrity lookalikes for my heroes Frazier Boyle and Gunnar Stewart.

Philip Winchester and Sullivan Stapleton

Some background… This duo caught my attention when I watched an episode of Strike Back (Cinemax). After wiping the drool from my TV screen, I quickly mainlined the entire first season (well, second season, but that's a long story) and fell in love with the action-packed series and the extremely hot and handsome stars.

The biggest thing I walked away with? It's a good thing there are two of them. LOL Actually, I stole that line from the show. Their commanding officer delivers that phrase after Stonebridge and Scott save the world… again. See what I mean? LOL

When I started writing Merry and Bright, I had a completely different combination in mind, but when I went to write this post, these two crowded their way in and wouldn't leave. I'm totally okay with that. J

A little character detail. Frazier Boyle is firefighter / paramedic for a busy station house in the city. He loves his job and wouldn't trade it for anything. He's also got a serious thing for Presley Griffith, a nurse at the hospital. Gunnar Stewart is a police detective and best friends with Frazier. Gunnar lives for his work and solving cases, but also knows how to have a good time. He also has some huge feelings for Presley.

The guys have a friendly rivalry where she's concerned, but neither make much headway, mainly because she won't come between them.

But the holiday sees them working together to help Presley through a rough time.



Book Blurb: After losing her parents, Presley Griffith will be spending the holidays alone, and wishes new traditions were easier to establish. But instead of being by herself, she ends up in bed with Frazier Boyle and Gunnar Stewart. The cop and the firefighter heat things up and cool them down and Presley can't think of a better way to be merry and bright.


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    1. LOL. They so are. I need more pictures for inspiration, which is always fun to go looking for.

      Thanks for reading!