#ManCandyMonday Tyler Hoechlin aka Carlo in #3 At the Shore

Tyler caught my eye years ago on Teen Wolf and as I was thinking about who to share for this morning’s Man Candy, it occurred to me that Tyler would be the perfect hero for #3 in the At the Shore Contemporary Romance series. The hero in that book, Carlo Texiera, is a chef and caterer extraordinaire who has to convince wedding planner Emma Grant that there really is a Happily-Ever-After for them. You’ll be seeing more of Carlo in book #2 as well!

Tyler Hoechlin 2012

#ManCandyMonday Dan Stevens from Beauty and the Beast

It was a busy weekend what with the Liberty States Fiction Writers conference and a post conference movie date with a good friend and my lovely daughter. What movie? Beauty and the Beast, of course. The animated feature was always one of our favs (closely followed by Anastasia which we will be seeing on Broadway shortly!)

I wasn’t sure what to make of the actor playing the Beast/Prince. I have to say that the transformation at the end surprised me in a good way. I won’t spill in case you haven’t seen the movie yet.

So today’s Man Candy Choice is Dan Stevens, the Beast/Prince. (And FYI – Emma Watson was the perfect Belle!)

#ManCandyMonday Sam Heughan from Outlander

Scottish actor Sam Heughan is best known for his role as Jamie Fraser in the Outland series. He received two Saturn Award nominations for his role in that series and has appeared in a number of other television shows and movies.

Outlander premiere episode screening at 92nd Street Y in New York 08 (crop)

#ManCandyMonday Man Buns, Bad Boy Bracelets & Thumb Rings

Sometimes there is a lot of the writer in the characters they create and I’m finding that’s the case with Connie, the heroine in #2 in the #AtTheShore series. In one scene, Connie admits that she doesn’t like “Man Buns, Bad Boy Bracelets & Thumb Rings”, but finds them amazingly attractive on the hero, Jonathan Pierce. Yep, she’s falling for the Bad Boy and it’s really interesting.

So why mention this today on Man Candy Monday? Because I find myself intrigued by Wil Willis from Forged in Fire who has Bad Boyness in spades in addition to a man bun, bracelets, and rings.

Wil is an actor and writer who is also ex-military and from a military family. Wil was an Army Ranger and then served as an Air Force Pararescueman. He’s the host of Forged in Fire and has also hosted a number of other shows related to the military and weaponry. The show is fascinating and Wil is as hot as the forges on the show!

Thanks to Wil’s Facebook Fan Page for this smoldering photo!

#ManCandyMonday A Different Shade of Jamie Dornan

So I know lots of you have run out to see the latest installment of that story, but today I’m sharing a more intriguing side of Jamie Dornan – his role as serial killer Paul Spector in the BBC’s THE FALL.

I’m a little late in the game to see this crime drama. Season 3 just ended this past October and there are talks of a Season 4 in the far off future.

I did my equivalent of a binge watch, catching two or three shows at time when I could. It was really fascinating to see the police procedures in another country and how a female Detective Inspector (Gillian Anderson) deals with men in power, her own demons, and the reality of a serial killer who is highly intelligent, methodical, and scary. Handsome. The face of an angel with a soul filled with evil. Fascinating.

If you get a chance, check it out. It’s available on various streaming services.

Click here if you cannot see the clip from Season 3 of THE FALL below.

#ManCandyMonday Taron Egerton

This cutie first caught my eye in Kingsman: The Secret Service. Great movie if you haven’t seen it yet! Then he did an amazing turnaround and played Eddie the Eagle in the movie with that name. He was unrecognizable. Up next for Taron, voicin Johnny in Sing and the Billionaire Boys Club (2017) and Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017).

Will be looking out for him in the movies! Hope you enjoyed today’s Man Crush Monday!

Taron Egerton

#ManCandyMonday Matt Lanter from Timeless

Good morning! Sorry I’ve been gone for a few weeks, but I have been crazy. I spent two weeks after Christmas helping my daughter paint and get her new home ready. She moved in during that horrible winter storm, but luckily it went well. After that, some kind of stomach bug hit me and laid me low, but now I’m back!

It’s Monday which means, time for a Man Crush. Today’s choice is Matt Lanter from NBC’s TIMELESS. Matt has those dimples and that sexy boy next door look. For the first few shows, it was killing me that I thought he looked like someone and I couldn’t put my finger on it. But then I realized that he looked like a young Marc Blucas of Buffy fame.

Matt started off as a contestant on a Bravo reality show, but soon had a number of acting and voice roles. He was in 90210 and has also voiced Anakin Skywalker for the animated film Star Wars: The Clone Wars which was a box office success.

What do you think? Cute or not?

Also, if you like history, you should check out TIMELESS. It’s very interesting and of course, romance. I can totally see it developing between Matt’s character and the female lead.