Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Men of Character Inspiration by Maya DeLeina

Of all the things I do on Facebook, there is one type of post I make that will set my laptop or Iphone on fire with likes and comments.

And it all has to do with simply adding a photo to an album cleverly labeled “Men of Character Inspiration.”

When Facebook updated some of their features, the page prompted me to add a location for all of the delectable photos I have collected in the album. What did I choose?  I aptly named my location “In a land called Yummy.”

Currently, I have 27 photos in this album of 9 men. This is exactly appropriate for the title of the album, character inspiration. I guess if I named the album Eye Candy, I would have more like 707 photos or something within that range. 9 men and 27 photos— this tells me that I am very particular about the look of the men I develop in my stories.

There is one distinct detail in common with all of my men I use for inspiration— soul piercing eyes. Yes, rippled abs and succulent muscular arms are delicious, but it is a man’s eyes that can literally cripple every neurological receptor process that makes me form a single thought or body movement. Spellbinding, captive and telling, his eyes can freeze me in a moment of pure bliss. His eyes make the tiniest of hairs on my skin stand on end. His eyes can make Goosebumps parade up and down my spine. His eyes can make me….

Sorry, I had to get a drink of water.

Okay, you get the picture. I love a man’s eyes.

But lately readers and friends have been pointing out another distinct characteristic in my men that I didn’t notice.

They are all hairy!

It seems that a man that is a bit fury is sexy to me. Seeing that I don’t write about werewolves, this was a pretty surprising revelation for me.

Now, I feel I must clarify the fury part of this story.

I love a man that can sport a thick and rough five o’clock shadow. The deep scruff line against a strong jaw line is simply divine and….

Sorry, I had to get another glass of water.

I also love a man with a light draping of chest hair, something to get your fingertips lost in. I am talking Gerard Butler chest hair- not Magnum PI. That is like a rug. I mean, the point is to get your fingertips lost….not your entire hand.

And then there’s the ever present treasure trail. *Sigh*…let’s not go there or else I’ll just have to sit by the water faucet this time!

Now when it comes to a fury man, there is a tricky balance to be had.  There are but two absolute areas in which no man should have a hair. Okay, more like three, but for the sake of keeping this article somewhat refined, let’s say two: inside the ears and on the back.

I have a “manscaper” friend that admitted that while he stays clear of the “nether regions” he gets his back waxed monthly. “Good on ya!” I said joyously as I patted his nicely bare back. I guess us women are the stronger of the sexes as we immediately go for waxing in the “nether regions” without a blink of an eye!

Friend or not, my Facebook page is open. Take a look and my album and you’ll see exactly the type of vampires you’ll run into in my series, Ambrose Heights Vampires.

And be sure to check out my vampires brought to life: http://www.mayadeleina.net/mayas-vampires.html

If only Stephenie Meyer had a similar man craving; Edward would rival the fur on Jacob!

Flesh Fantasy – Ambrose Heights Vampires 1

Blurb:  [Siren Allure: Erotic Paranormal Romance, vampires, bondage, orgies]
Tonight, Rain Calisto searches for her man, and Rhys Matthews comes into focus. He is well-built and sinisterly sexy. In the same Denver nightclub, Armand Anastasio searches for his woman—Rain. But the men are more than gorgeous. They are vampires, and they are unmated.
A chance encounter lands Rhys and Rain together. Their attraction remains undeniably powerful and they fall prey to lust. With each passionate tryst, Rhys senses a connection that goes beyond the flesh. Unbeknownst to Rhys, Rain is a diabetic. Her insulin alters her biological makeup, disguising a revelation he isn’t quite prepared for.
Rain is Rhys's fated mate.
As they struggle with this knowledge, another bombshell is dropped. Rain’s insulin-laced tissue creates a rare vampiric blood that can fetch a hefty profit, and Armand has always known this. Is his attraction to Rain genuine, or is he just out for her blood?
This is the diary of Rain and Rhys. Recorded here is their transformation from a flesh fantasy to eternal love.
Buy: http://www.amazon.com/Fantasy-Ambrose-Heights-Vampires-Publishing/dp/1619261499/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_2

Veil of Seduction –Ambrose Height Vampires 1

Blurb: [Siren Classic: Erotic Paranormal Romance, vampires, HEA]
A newborn vampire. A powerful leader. An inconsolable woman. The shaping of their eternity all lies within the eyes.
Steffan Matthews is the devastatingly handsome vampire leader of Ambrose Heights. He cultivates social order and invents concoctions that allow vampires to feel human once again.
But Steffan also has a devouring obsession that brings him to his knees. Her name is Anya. Steffan sets out to claim Anya, a mortal ripe for the taking, as his mate. But the blackness in the eyes of his newborn should’ve served as a warning. Anya is off-limits according to the vampire creed.
It will take the strength of the kinship, the purity of love, a hint of magic, and a subterranean guardian to shield Steffan against the wrath of Ryan Evans, protect him from the fate of the Nemesis, and bridge a passage to his rightful destiny.