A little from column A, a little from column B…

I have not a single clue at all what to talk to you all about today. It might have something to do with the fact that my brain is just fried after being buried under a metaphorical mountain the past couple of weeks (who ever knew that working from home would be so time-consuming?), or it might have something to do with the fact that I’ve got family over this weekend and I can’t type a full sentence without interruption. Who knows?

But I was thinking about the heroes in my books, and the heroes in the book that I’ve been working on lately, and thought today would be a great day to talk about how we all Frankenstein our love interests together for our books. And, since I’m short on time and brain power today, I thought I’d give you some of the amazing guys I’ve used as inspiration.

Away we go!

Jared Padalecki

Jared is tall, ripped, and gorgeous. He has puppy-dog eyes and floppy hair, and hip bones that I want to bite.

Er. That last part probably should have been in a separate sentence. But Jared tends to make me feel all sorts of things that jumble up together, and if I can write a hero that makes my readers feel all sorts of complex emotions, and not just in their pants, then I’d say I’ve done a good job.

Bonus if he’s as hot as Jared. Unf. Momma like.


Shemar Moore

Yes. Please. Gorgeous, talented, and tattooed, Shemar Moore has done several charity events to raise money for MS research in honor of his mother, who was diagnosed with the disease over ten years ago.

Are you gooey yet?

Michael Fassbender

Yes, Cat. I remembered Fass. :p

But really, Michael Fassbender is a fascinating guy; he plays these deep, complex characters, and puts so much thought and consideration into who they are and what it means to play them… but at the same time, he’s a complete goof a lot of the time. One of my favorite interview snippets I’ve seen floating around is of him talking about how he was absolutely, utterly convinced that he was Superman when he was a kid. Had the outfit and everything, even practiced flying off the back of the couch. How adorable it that?!

So he doesn’t take himself too seriously, and he isn’t afraid to play. We all need that sometimes, and I’m pretty sure that’s what draws me to him.

Which, of course, leads me to…

James McAvoy

Come on, are you really surprised? If you follow me on Twitter, or even if you’ve ever briefly glanced at my Tweetstream, you have to know that I worship at the shrine of McAvoy and his ass. It might be a sickness, but frankly, I don’t suffer from it in the slightest. I enjoy every damn moment of it.

James McAvoy is slim, compact, has amazing eyes and yes, his lips really are that color. He’s also madly in love with his wife; the few times he’s actually spoken about their relationship in public (he’s very careful to keep his personal life private), it’s achingly clear how highly he thinks of her and what she means to him. He’s like a romance hero come to life all on his own.

*happy sigh*

That’s just a few of my guys, of course, but I figure I should probably stop while I’m ahead, huh? So who do you all use for inspiration?

Elizabeth Silver is a writer, an editor, and a frequent late arrival. She can usually be found on Twitter, singing James McAvoy’s praises.

2 Responses to A little from column A, a little from column B…

  1. Thank you for this, especially Fass, aka, my imaginary husband! And James… OMFG, those EYES!!

    *diez and is ded*

    • Elizabeth Silver

      What? Sorry… got entranced by James’s eyes. Again. Did I tell you my mom was visiting this past weekend and has decided that James is very attractive? After watching one movie she could spot him with or without the beard.