Okay, ladies...I'd like to introduce you to two men in my life. The first is Nick Ballard, my inspiration for Jackson Broussard..the MAN in my contemporary romance "Last First Kiss".
Nick is a local boy from Moss Bluff, Louisiana who's recently broken into acting. I haven't met him yet, but I hope to one day soon. Doesn't he look like a sensitive, caring, yet brilliant and sexy Civil Engineer?
The second is James Otto...all 6'5" and 255 pounds of him, whom Trish and I have met in person, as you already know if you've visited my website and seen the photos we took with him. (Incidently, he's the exact same size as Jeremy Shockey, my favorite New Orleans Saint player...can you tell I like 'em big?) James Otto is responsible for the song for which I named the book. "Last First Kiss" is a bluesy and soulful ballad about a guy who hopes he's found the love of his life, so he hopes he has just given her his very last first kiss.
As you can tell, I'm very inspired by music and men. I've got a soundtrack for every one of my books, and actors or singers picked out for every character. When I hear a character's name, I see him, hear him, know everything about his nature, his likes, wants, NEEDS. Oh yes, baby, definitely his needs! : ) (Yeah, I know what the girls look like, too, but I don't feel the need to focus on them, because I'm not gay. If I ever decide to come OUT I'll let ya'll know. LOL)
So, for now, feast your eyes on two of MY inspirations..Mr. Nick Ballard, and Mr. James Otto.
Keep blogging and writing!