Thursday Thirteen – Hot Cars for Heroes

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On to today’s Thursday Thirteen – Hot Cars for Heroes!

If you’ve visited before, you know that I love cars! There is just something about them that is totally amazing and at times, downright sexy. I mean, what would Batman be without the Batmobile? (Ok-muscles in a tight black outfit are totally sexy as well.)

So here’s a list of my top hot cars for heroes. I’m basing this not just on how sexy the car is, but how the hero or his kick-butt lady would look driving it.

1. 2010 Chevrolet Camaro – GM hit it out of the ballpark with this one!
Chevrolet Camaro
Photo Credit: Nick Ares@en.wikipedia.com

2. 1968 Chevrolet Camaro – All the Bad Boys back in high school were always fixing these up while us Good Girls watched and dreamed.
1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Photo Credit:Rich Niewiroski Jr.@en.wikipedia.com

3. 2010 Jeep Wranger Sport – Only in a Jeep! for making those fast getaways over rocky terrain.
Jeep Wrangler

4. 2010 Aston Martin – Bond. James Bond. ‘Nuf Said.

Photo Credit: razvan.orendovici@en.wikipedia.com

5. 1953 MG – A classic Roadster

6. 2009 Chevrolet Corvette C6 – Sleek, sexy and fast, just like our heroes.

Photo Credit: GrantC@en.wikipedia.com

7. 1960 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible – Nothing better than driving with the top down and seeing the stars at night.

8. Delorean DMC – Best known for being Michael Fox’s ride in the Back to the Future franchise

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9. Bentley Contintental GTC – Classy and yet sporty. For those getaways along the roads of Monaco beside a prince.

Photo Credit: Bobak Ha’Eri@en.wikipedia.com

10. Plymouth Prowler – Yummy!

11. Saturn Sky – Saturn will truly be missed.

Photo Credit: Reedred@en.wikipedia.com

12. 2011 Ford Mustang with Performance Package – Save a Cowboy, Ride a Mustang.

Photo Credit: Jamesthebard@en.wikipedia.com

13. Chrysler Sebring – My own personal ride!

Photo Credit: S 400 HYBRID@en.wikipedia.com

Hope you enjoyed today’s Thursday Thirteen. Feel free to let me know what are your top choices for sexiest cars.

Choosing the Right Car

A car says a lot about you and as a writer, a car may say a lot about your characters. Or least it says a lot to me because I so love automobiles!

I’m hard at work on the next book in the SIN HUNTER series – THE LOST – which will be out in April 2011. I had a dilemma as I was selecting a car for the engimatic hero of the story – Adam Bruno – a self-made millionaire who appears to be a workaholic, especially to young Tony Carrera who is interning at Adam’s alternative energy company.

What car to choose? Expensive for sure. Adam is a man who enjoys the fruits of his labors. But I also wanted to select a car that said there was a playful side as well.

Hard choice so I began to think about the possibilities.

Since I’ve spent a lot of time wandering around Ocean Grove, New Jersey because it’s the setting for STRONGER THAN SIN and will also play a pivotal part in THE LOST, I pulled up some photos I had snapped at one of last year’s Ocean Grove car shows for inspiration.

If you cannot see the slide show below you can click here to see the Ocean Grove Car Show photos or cut and paste this link into your browser:
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After reviewing them, cruising the web and chatting with my good friend and fellow author Irene Peterson, I decided on the Bentley Continental GTC Speed. As Bentley says on their website, “Born of the same heart as the Continental GTC but with a different soul. Darker. Sportier. Tauter.”

In a way the same could be said of my hero – Adam Bruno. He definitely is a different soul and darker than Jesse Bradford, the charming and shining ex-football player who takes the lead in STRONGER THAN SIN. But for me the Continental GTC Speed, especially in Bentley’s Umbrian red just screams that there is a playful bad boy buried beneath the corporate pinstripes. What do you think?

Bentley Courtesy Bentley Motors