PS--Some of yall are gonna be CRAZY jealous of her in about 30 seconds...
Gabe Nelson would be a great district attorney, but his public image is too boring to get voters' attention. Tattoo artist Devin Padilla can help him show off his fun, sexy side, but she needs something in return—his legal expertise to track down her missing brother. She's not Gabe's type, but they can't keep their hands off each other, whether it's good for his image or not.
At first, Devin thinks she got the easy end of the bargain. Gabe's the sexiest stuffed shirt in Manhattan, and his kisses practically set her on fire. But every deal has its fine print. As their relationship goes from business to pleasure, Devin realizes this one won't cost her soul…it'll just steal her heart.
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I’m a visual person, so one of the first things I do is find photo inspirations for my main characters, especially, I confess, the heroes. Okay, so I like the man candy, what can I say? Nick, the hero in the first book in the Art of Seduction series, Triple Threat, is an action movie star who sets his sights on the Broadway stage. When I saw hunky Joe Manganiello in a regional production of A Streetcar Named Desire, I knew I’d found my visual inspiration for Nick. (It didn’t hurt that I got to meet him after the show, too. Yes, he really is that tall. See the second pic below. I’m around 5’4”.)
My current release, Triple Time, needed a different kind of hero inspiration. Gabe Nelson is sort of a mix of Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird and Alex P. Keaton, Michael J. Fox’s character in Family Ties. Not quite as in-your-face alpha as Nick/Joe. One day my hubby was home sick watching The Time Traveler’s Wife (Yeah, he’s the kind of guy that’ll watch the occasional chick flick or Hallmark holiday movie. A keeper.) One look at Eric Bana, and my search for Gabe was over.
Right now I’m working on book three in the series, Triple Dare. Cade, my hero this go-round, is in books one and two, so I’ve had an idea what he looks like for a while now. And it’s something like this: fitness guru Jesse Pavelka. (He’s my only blonde hero so far. I definitely have a preference for brunettes.)
Last but not least, there’s baseball player Jace Monroe, the hero of the fourth, as yet untitled, book in the Art of Seduction series. I’ve always thought of him as Adam Levine, but recently I started watching the TV show Younger and I think this guy, Nico Tortorella, may be an even more perfect fit for tatted-up bad boy Jace. What do you think?
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A lover of all things theatrical, Regina lives on the Connecticut coast with her husband, teenage daughter and two melodramatic cats. When she’s not writing, she’s most likely singing, reading, cooking or watching bad reality television. She’s a member of Romance Writers of America and of her local RWA chapter.
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So...what about you? Blonde or Brunette?
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PS--Did yall see that?! Another hero named Cade. *fist pump*