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Discover THE LOST Heroes

With the release of THE LOST just a day away, I thought I’d share some of the secrets behind the creation of the novel. Before I tell you why I love Adam and Bobbie from THE LOST, here is the blurb from the back jacket cover:

    Adam Bruno is no ordinary millionaire. The heir to an ancient race possessing a dark, powerful magic, he can shapeshift and create energy. His gifts make him a living weapon and have forced him to live in seclusion. But now an inhuman force hunts down Adam-just when he finds someone who makes him feel more human than he ever imagined possible . . .

    Home from combat in Iraq, Bobbie Carrera wants only peace, yet soon joins Adam in a terrifying battle against paranormal enemies who hide in plain sight. She’s drawn to his strength of mind and body; he’s attracted to her courage and intoxicating energy. Their scorching passion can either transport them to the heights of ecstasy or-if Adam’s powers rage out of control-destroy them. But when an invisible brotherhood tightens its nets and someone Adam trusts betrays him, only a heartrending decision can save them.

Now, I have to tell you, that’s only the tip of the iceberg for these two characters.

I loved Adam because he is an uncertain hero and a bit tortured. He has no idea why he has such unusual powers and until he meets Bobbie, his powers have only caused harm to others. Not so at his first touch of Bobbie. The fact that he is finally bonding with someone is difficult for him, especially since he not only doesn’t have a clue as to why he has such powers, Adam doesn’t really know who he is. I loved exploring how he slowly comes to terms with not only his abilities, but with the fact that he no longer has to be alone.

As for Bobbie, well, she is like one of my favorite heroines of all time and that’s saying a lot that she’s competing with Diana Reyes from THE CALLING. A Marine home from war, she is both emotionally and physically wounded, but that doesn’t stop Bobbie from coming to Adam’s rescue in various ways. She rescues him when he is attacked and she rescues him from loneliness because she is a woman who is sure of herself and what she wants in life.

Many of you have asked what inspired THE LOST . Well, lots of things that we’ll be talking about again over the next couple of weeks. For now I’ll share with you the eye candy that inspired both Adam and Bobbie physically.

Adam is blonde, big and beautiful and the man who caught my eye to fit that bill was Curtis Stone.

CURTIS STONE

As for Bobbie, I wanted someone who was athletic, dark-haired and dark-eyed. Beautiful. Kate Beckinsale was the perfect choice for a model.

Kate Beckinsale

Together Bobbie and Adam are wonderful. Sexy, dark and empowered by being together. I love the chemistry they have and the way that the power of their love and Hunter power merge to make them both stronger.

I hope you’ll feel the same way about them after reading THE LOST.

Curtis Stone Photo Credit: Joseph Trotz@en.wikipedia.com
Kate Beckinsale Photo Credit: Photo Credit: Mario Antonio Pena Zapatería@wikipedia.en.com

Who’s the Boss? Why Tony Danza of course!

Today’s Guilty Pleasure Monday is a blast from the past: Tony Danza. I always loved him in WHO’S THE BOSS and TAXI.

Tony was discovered for his role in TAXI at a local boxing gymnasium, but actually went to college on wrestling scholarship. He was born in Brooklyn, but grew up on Long Island. Tony was nominated several times for the Emmy and Golden Globes and was also a People’s Choice Best Male Performer Award for WHO’S THE BOSS.

Tony had a talk show and more recently released a cookbook with his son: Don’t Fill Up on the Antipasto: Tony Danza’s Father-Son Cookbook.

Hope you enjoyed today’s Guilty Pleasure Monday!

Photo Credit: MattB@wikipedia.en

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

This Celt is in the last minute throes of prepping for the Liberty States Fiction Writers Conference on Saturday. If you’re in the Woodbridge, New Jersey area, please remember that the book fair is open to the public. The fair runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Now I’m sharing some photos with you of my Celtic nation: Galicia in the north of Spain.

Western most portion Finnesterre

Finisterre

Photo Credit: Maksim@en.wikipedia.com

Celtic Castle


Photo Credit: Alma@en.wikipedia.com

Spanish bagpipers


Photo Credit: Dario Alvarez@en.wikipedia.com

Puentedeume – My family’s paternal hometown


Photo Credit: Basilio@es.wikipedia.com

Orense – My family’s maternal hometown


Photo Credit: Victor Hermida Prada@es.wikipedia.com

Hope you enjoyed these photos! Have a great St. Patrick’s Day!

Guilty Pleasure Monday and a Happy Release Day!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I want to wish you all the very best for 2011 and hope you had a great holiday season.

We’re starting off the New Year with one of my favorite cuties: Bobby Cannavale! If I had to picture who would play Rafael Santiago from AZTEC GOLD, Bobby would be the man. I first saw Bobbie on THIRD WATCH where he played one of the paramedics and since then, he’s been in a number of other movies and television programs. Bobbie has that little boy charm in a wonderful man’s body! If you want to see him in a really cute role, check him out in SHALL WE DANCE with Richard Gere.

Hope you enjoyed today’s Guilty Pleasure, but here’s another special little thing for you today! It’s release day today for AZTEC GOLD, my new paranormal novella from Carina Press! I’ll be visiting a number of blogs during the month to celebrate and will also have a fun contest coming up for you.

To also celebrate the release of AZTEC GOLD, I’ve done a little video trailer for you! If you can’t see the video below, you can click here to see the video.

Bobby Cannavale Photo Credit: Tony Shek@en.wikipedia.com