Category Archives: Man Candy Monday

#ManCandyMonday Danny Pino & Carlo from At the Shore

It’s Hispanic Heritage Month so I’m going to tempt you all month long with some sexy Latin men! Today’s choice is a familiar face for fans of COLD CASE, LAW AND ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT, or THE SHIELD. Danny was born in Miami, but is of Cuban descent and has appeared in a number of television shows and movies as well as motion pictures. He has been nominated for numerous ALMA and IMAGEN awards and has taken home two IMAGEN awards for his work on COLD CASE and LAW AND ORDER. You can visit Danny on Instagram and Twitter.

I actually think Danny would be a good choice for Carlo in #3 in the At the Shore Series. You get to meet Carlo in ONE SUMMER NIGHT, but his bigger role starts in #2 and he is the hero of #3.

Danny Pino

#ManCandyMonday #AttheShore Eduardo Varestegui

I’m one of those authors who does not put up pictures of their characters to have visual confirmation of their looks. Funny because I am a very visual person normally. So the character is always formed in my brain first and when I’m asked to provide photos for the publisher’s art department, I have to start searching for people who look most like the characters in my books.

This weekend I was channel surfing and came across the second Paul Blart: Mall Cop movie. I love Kevin James and decided to give it a go and who was in it but Latin hottie Eduardo Varestegui. Eduardo has been in a number of telenovelas as well as English language movies like Chasing Papi and more recently, Little Boy, which was produced by a production company in which Eduardo is a founder and partner.

I kind of think Eduardo could play Owen Pierce from One Summer Night. Love the dark wavy hair and light eyes (I am a sucker for those!). It kind of matches Owen’s nearly black hair and silvery charcoal grey eyes.
Eduardo Verastegui
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#ManCandyMonday Male Model Ben Dahlhaus

Who is this mysterious Man Candy? Apparently, little is known about Swedish Male Model Ben Dahlhaus according to Beardaholic. Ben dropped into the fashion scene in 2014 and has already appeared in ads for watchmaker Brathwait and more recently pen legend Mont Blanc.

Chiseled, bearded and long-haired, he’s still sexy!

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#ManCandyMonday Chris Pine from Wonder Woman

Chris Pine’s baby blues first caught my attention in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. I thought he was so handsome and since then, he’s just kept my eye through the rebooted Star Trek movies, Unstoppable and now Wonder Woman. I can’t wait to see that one! So without further ado, the sexy Chris Pine.
Chris Pine
Photo Credit: Eva Rinaldi [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Surfer Kao Smith #ManCandyMonday & Weekend Surf Sounds #AttheShore

Don’t know why, I’ve always been attracted to that blonde surfer type. Of course, hubby looks nothing like that and is not much of a swimmer, but go figure.

Today’s Man Candy is surfer Kao Smith who is a professional surfer and together with his brothers owns The Sunrise Shack on Oahu’s Sunset Beach. The Sunrise Shack specializes in providing “drinks that create health, strength and happiness.”

I think this shot just epitomizes the surfer coming in after a day on the waves. Thanks to Kao’s Instagram for this photo!

Stralia 🇦🇺

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For those of you who might miss some of my weekend posts on Facebook and Instagram, I’m sharing these soothing surf sounds with you today! Just one of the reasons I love the Jersey Shore.