Saturday, November 5, 2011

Casting Call: Romancing the Hero

Romancing the Hero was such a fun story to write.

Of course, I can identify with Jody Feather, the heroine. A romance writer. Spending so much time alone with your characters, they come to life so vividly sometimes. 

Jody loves her hero, Jake Emerson. Sure, she throws him into the path of adventure, mayhem and romance equally, but he always comes through a better man for the experience. That's why readers love him too. 

Jody also has a parakeet named Frank who loves Sinatra songs, something else we have in common. When my kids were little, we had several parakeets. All named Frank. Occasionally we'd let him out of the cage. The last one always grew excited when we put on a Frank Sinatra CD, and would croon along. I miss old Frank.

Like me, Jody likes Frank because he's low maintenance, and she can leave for a few days without having to worry too much about him. So when a guy claiming to be Jake Emerson shows up on her doorstep just as she's leaving for a writers' conference, she knows old Frank won't starve if she's delayed a day. Or two.

A little unnerved by the last breakup, Jody's not feeling sexy and confident. Jake reminds her just how inherently sexy she is. Maggie Gyllenhaal has such a wonderful sexy earthiness about her, but can also play vulnerable characters so well. She's a perfect Jody Feather.

Jake is the perfect embodiment of a true hero. Sexy, sensitive, charming, intelligent, inventive, adaptable... the list goes on and on. Oh, and he drives a motorcycle. There's just something about a guy on a motorcycle!

Chris Evans can play Jake Emerson any day.

Or buy your copy at Smashwords


Michael Offutt said...

Wow what a looker Jake is. Holy cow...can't keep staring.

Cate Masters said...

lol, Michael. He is easy on the eyes. Actually the guy in my book video (at the end) is the one I love to look at even more. Check it out!