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Friday, May 4, 2012

Men of May Blog Hop, May 4-6

A great writing tip I once read was to pattern your characters after celebrities, that way if you get to writing, and you suddenly can’t remember the color of his eyes or the style of her hair, you have an easy reference. Since this was often an issue for me, I started to use this tip in every story. Want to know what famous people have inspired my characters? Of course, they are pretty much all from paranormal type shows, but well that is what I mostly watch.

My novel, Hidden Salem, coming out in October, had three sexy men inspired by TV and Movies.

Noah, my sexy cop, was inspired by Ian Somerhalder (Damon from Vampire Diaries and Boone from LOST) I mean that combo of ice blue eyes and jet black hair all tousled – who could forget that?

Dylan, my cute history teacher was no stretch, using Matthew Davis(Alaric Saltzman – history teacher from Vampire Diaries) The guy was just perfect for the adorable, nice guy that everyone loves.

Thomas, the ghost, was inspired by Matthew Mcconaughey (Loved him in How To Lose A Guy in Ten Days) I liked the curls and down-home good looks from my guy from 1768.

Okay, I know you are going, where are the guys without shirts, right? Well, I’ve used many more guys from TV for inspiration like…

Everyone's favorite werewolf, Alcide from True Blood - Joe Manganiello
Yes, he was my wolf in my At War in the Willows Series of course. 
Also, one of my vampires in that story was Eric from True Blood - Alexander Skargard
Last but not least would be Sam from Supernatural - Jared Padalecki who posed as inspiration for my fallen angel in A Questionable Hero. 
Oh wait, and you know that Sawyer from LOST - Josh Holloway has been often used as a few different characters *winks*

So, to enter my giveaway, simply comment below telling me what guy would inspire you? Leave me a way to contact you. I will choose 3 winners on May 7th. Each will get their choice of one of my currently available stories in PDF format. Go to http://www.kikihowell.com/2010/06/stories.html for a complete list. 


  1. I agree with all your choices. My history teacher didn't look as good as Matthew Davis. So not fair!

  2. All of the above choices are beautiful.

    James McAlvoy has been it for me lately. There is something in his eyes and how he carries himself that makes me pay attention.


  3. Your choices were inspired but I would love to read one based on Jason Statham - he's truly yummy :D

  4. My hubby inspires me. He is strong, hardworking, sweet, just an all around great guy.

  5. A lot of great men are listed already. But for me, Ryan Reynolds!!!

    beckerjo at verizon dot net

  6. Jesse Williams from Grey's Anatomy...Yum! And Alexander Skarsgard (long or short hair- he's gorgeous either way!)


  7. Totally agree with your choices and another inspiration would be Alex O 'Loughlin.


  8. I agree with your choices and I also agree with Vanessa on Alex O'Loughlin.

    rachel at thejeepdiva dot com

  9. Your choices are great, all I would do is add Jason Statham to the list. And Adrian Paul when he acted in the Highlander series!

  10. Hi
    Do I really have to choose? hehe
    They're all so yummy!!!! But Ian Somerhalder is who I like the most, I'm inspired everytime I see him on The Vampire Diaries *wink*

    dany7578 at hotmail dot com

  11. Great choices! I am a Chris Hemsworth girl!! Can't get enough of him lately.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  12. Tim McGraw inspires me. He is an amazing man. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

  13. You can't go wrong with those inspirations, that's for sure!

    Hugh Jackman would inspire me if I were creative!

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  14. Tie between Alexander Skargard and Jenson Ackles :) Yum

    Debi Anne

  15. Great post! Which of those hotties arent inspiring? lol Right now, Jenson Ackles would inspire me! :D

  16. Very nice post. Alexander Skargard would be pretty inspiring.


  17. I know the giveaway is over, but just wanted to say THANK YOU for all of those magnificent pictures of those gorgeous men! :D
    I could just stay here and stare at them all day.


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