Friday, April 24, 2015

Help me choose my hero and win a free book!

You all did such a fabulous job choosing the perfect picture for my heroine last week, that this week, I'm asking for help with my hero.

His name is Rowan Dutton. Some of you may know him from my book, The Ransom. He was Juliana's drunken gambling brother. Oh.. how I do enjoy redeeming the bad boy! 

ROWAN DUTTON
Rowan is 22 years old. He's a pirate by trade and has light brown/blonde hair that hangs to his shoulders and striking blue eyes. He is, of course, tall, muscular, and physically fit. He wears a gold earring in his right ear. He is a charmer who has a way with the ladies, but deep inside he feels like a failure.  (more on his personality, quirks, and background when I have my pre-release party in June!)

I actually think my cover designer did a great job picking a good likeness of Rowan on the cover. In case you haven't read the book blurb yet, here it is.



When Morgan Shaw crept into the hold of an old pirate ship replica at San Diego’s Annual Tall Ship Festival, her only intention was to avoid the guy who had just dumped her and who was now boarding the ship with two women on his arm. What she didn’t expect was to wake up aboard a real pirate ship three-hundred years in the past. But of course, it wasn’t real. Her wealthy father had obviously staged it all in an effort to get her mind off her upcoming chemo. Or had he? 

Pirate Rowan Dutton seeks enough treasure to repay a debt to his sister and reinstate the Dutton name among British Jamaican Society. He is but one major haul away from accomplishing his goal when a strange woman appears on his ship and causes him to lose his prey. Despite his anger, he is enthralled with the little minx, her strange clothing, odd speech, and her insistence that they are all actors playing a charade paid for by her father.

Yet when the brazen little lady divulges Rowan’s secret to a longtime nemesis, events are triggered that could cost them both their lives and change the course of history forever.
 


So, have at it!!  Please leave a comment here or on my Facebook author page with links to pictures of your suggestions. You can suggest more than one actor/model.  I will gather all the pictures and choose my favorite next Friday. The winner will receive a paperback copy of The Reckoning when it releases. In addition, the winner, along with the two runners up will be mentioned in my Acknowledgements in the front of the book! 


Have a wonderful Weekend!! And thanks for your help!

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35 comments:

  1. Friday 24th,
    "Morning, MaryLu."
    Well ... personally, I think the guy on the cover of "The Reckoning" is right-on, too !!! Don't know who he is ... but he sure looks good, and looks the part ! Other than that ... I'll leave the others to forward their choices and pictures on.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Take care, and, God Bless, In Him, Brenda

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    1. I agree Brenda....he plays Prince Caspian in the Narnia movies. He's perfect for Rowan!

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    2. Ditto....the guy on the cover is perfect!

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    3. Okay, some are saying it's not Ben Barnes on the cover, but he's as close as you're going to get....he fooled me. LOL

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  2. Oooh! I love when you redeem the bad boy! (*cough* Kent *cough*) lol. How about Stephen Amell? (The new Arrow on the TV show). Here's a good pic of him with longer hair.

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/10/bf/c3/10bfc3c340dd9c5244b79b98dab72b8c.jpg

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  3. I say that you use the actor that's on the cover. Prince Caspian! He's perfect!http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=ben+barnes+prince+caspian&qpvt=ben+barnes+prince+caspian&FORM=IGRE#view=detail&id=5078891FB378E70E1B7F39B659DA311710984C63&selectedIndex=77

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    1. Sorry the link is squished in there....you need to check it out...he is perfect! ;)

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    2. Thanks Chappy!! He's a great choice too!

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  4. http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=chris+hemsworth&id=3CAE83A0E4DFB9AC4B53234F22D87D7EAD368CF2&FORM=IQFRBA#view=detail&id=3CAE83A0E4DFB9AC4B53234F22D87D7EAD368CF2&selectedIndex=0

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    1. I adore Chris Hemsworth! Unfortunately I used him for Alex in The Ransom. :-(

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  5. I'll tell you why I believe the guy you already have on the cover is THE one! My daughter doesn't read books (hard to believe of my own offspring, I know), but when I showed her the young lady you chose for the cover she said, "Whoo! I wanna read that book! That guy is hot!" She starting fanning herself (LOL) so there you have it! According to my daughter he has animal magnetism! :) If SHE wants to read the book, I am certain so will everyone else!

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    1. LOL. Diana, You got me smiling on this one! Thank you daughter for me. :-)

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  6. https://www.google.com/search?q=jonathan+rhys+meyers&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=599&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=WNI6VffsI8T3oATMrIDwCg&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAg#imgrc=fHj1q1ozjhlc-M%253A%3BHQVvVQohQRc4ZM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fcdn.bleedingcool.net%252Fwp-content%252Fuploads%252F2013%252F05%252Fjonathan_rhys_meyers_portrait_a_p.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.bleedingcool.com%252F2013%252F05%252F20%252Fstar-wars-casting-rumour-puts-jonathan-rhys-meyers-in-the-frame%252F%3B349%3B466 Jonathan Rhys Meyers looks like a good match.

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    1. A young version of Jonathan Rhys Meyers gets my vote, too.

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  7. Josh Holoway, who played Sawyer on LOST?https://www.google.com/search?site=&source=hp&ei=MBg7VbfEIcuZgwSbpYDQBA&q=sawyer+on+lost&oq=sawyer+on+&gs_l=mobile-gws-hp.1.1.0l5.16977.20839.0.28651.11.11.0.6.6.0.214.1194.6j4j1.11.0.msedr...0...1c.1.64.mobile-gws-hp..0.11.624.3.HencHF-3zws

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    1. Here is a good good pec pic of Josh Holloway. Sizzle me timbers! https://www.google.com/search?q=sawyer+on+lost&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&fir=ietu6PCWA6EVNM%253A%252CkXKe-aExQibtnM%252C_%253BGvzKrk2PygtW1M%253A%252CsFTYSygJ39aewM%252C_%253B5smPQnBc0ufKMM%253A%252CYwq_BtYTmDWTKM%252C_&usg=__DDJ8qbv2NYgtKCjhfgy9Phel8j0%3D&sa=X&ei=Thg7Vf7lFMywggTdo4GIBA&ved=0CCkQ7Ak!

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  8. I have no idea who this is, but I like his look: http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbbwqdcaqS1rhf9lzo1_500.jpg

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  9. Is there some reason you can't use the guy you already have?

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    1. I don't have a separate picture of him, although I could probably crop the cover.. but I usually like to find the perfect picture to portray each of my main characters.. for the book info page here, and also on Pinterest

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  10. Just thought this guy matched the physique you described. Jared Padalecki: {{ https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/26/af/9c/26af9cc01a03cd87df54d791768e0ec3.jpg }} And another pic: {{ https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/19/cd/f6/19cdf62b8573bf7ba81a62c62bc759ab.jpg }}

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  11. How about Taylor Kitsch?
    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.moviepilot.de/files/images/0875/6158/taylor-kitsch.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.moviepilot.de/people/taylor-kitsch&h=3543&w=2309&tbnid=D5vpNd4JmyOihM:&zoom=1&docid=lLV5TPc7o4m4SM&ei=_Dk8VeSxLIOggwSrloCABQ&tbm=isch&ved=0CDMQMygBMAE

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    1. Great choice, Liz! Stacey already submitted him, but if I choose him, you both will win. :-)

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  12. Your description of Rowan made me think of Brad Pitt when he played Achilles in the movie Troy: http://www.ew.com/sites/default/files/i/2012/11/27/troy.jpg
    Just add a gold earring! :D

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  13. MARYLU the cutie on the cover looks great but I can't help but think of Chris Hemsworth http://www.hdwallpapersinn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/chris-hemsworth-dark-wallpaper.jpg :-)

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    1. You hit the nail on the head with Chris Hemsworth, Teresa. He's one of my very favorite actors. But I used him to represent Alex Hyde (The Pirate earl) in The Ransom... :-( Thanks anyway!

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  14. Barry Watson - one of my favorite actors :) I found two different pictures of him that would work:
    http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/30400000/Barry-Watson-barry-watson-30467509-1184-1500.jpg
    http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/30400000/Barry-Watson-barry-watson-30467499-1000-972.jpg

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  15. I also thought of Brad Pitt when I read Rowan's description but from his "Legend of the Falls" time period:
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/535083999449897112/

    garfsgirl AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. Thanks Lis! He's a good one. Loved him in that movie.

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