Monday, August 27, 2012

FLESH FOR FANTASY~

I write erotic romance fantasy. Yes, I am afraid the heroes in my stories are figments of my fevered imagination and have no real basis in reality.

It all began in my late teens. I had a dream man in mind. He looked amazingly like Tom Selleck in Magnum PI. I wanted a guy at least six foot-four with the kind of lean musculature to rival those Greek god sculptures in museums.
I loved facial hair on a man (still do) so if he had a 'stache a squirrel could hide nuts in, all the better! Dark hair and blue eyes a must. Killer dimples and a brilliant smile also a plus.

Now, did I really think I would find this guy for a life-mate? Not really, no more than when I was a kid, I thought I could throw myself off a cliff and walk away from it like Wile E. Coyote did.

All those polls that say romance give women unreal expectations for love and relationships is utter bunk. I think most of us know it's make-believe.

Those historical heroes who are all over six foot with shoulders that fill the door frame? Nope. Just go to your local museum and have a gander at a few Victorian Age uniforms behind glass. These guys were small! Average height for a man back then was 5'7, it is 5'9 today.  Washboard abs? Not likely. Men back then fenced and rode horses and perhaps boxed, but that would not be enough to sustain that rippling mass of muscle. Hell, even in this age, it takes hours and hours of time in the gym every single day to look like that. Or so the cover models tell me, ;)

Take a walk down a busy city street or in a mall and look at the people. Most of us are rather ordinary looking.  A lot are overweight. (hey, throw me in this mix)

What is the harm in taking a romance novel and immersing yourself in a make-believe world with a beyond handsome hero? None at all. And if you are that rare individual who manages to snag a Greek god, I say, 'good on you, mate!'

As for me? My guy just reaches 5'11, is built like a line-backer with shoulders that won't quit. He's cute with an infectious smile and brown eyes and he loves me. He's all the hero I need or want~ now, excuse me, I am off to read a historical romance! ;D


8 comments:

  1. I'm all for living in my fantasy world for however long at a time. & I have no problem taking Chris Hemsworth there with me...none at all! :) For me...it's the accent that does it. Mmmm...

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    1. Oh yes, Chris is so yummy. Good fantasy! Thanks for stopping by, Brigette!

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  2. I love it! Of course its fantasy, and its fun! I had no illusions I would meet prince charming, but am happy with the guy I have. great post, lol about tom selleck!

    jaundyce

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    1. thanks Jaundyce, I still drool over shirtless shots, that will never change. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Great post, and I have to say, I think Tom Selleck is just as yummy now as twenty years ago. He was on Rachel Raye the other day, and totally beguiled the women there. TOTAL man's man.
    I have my own Prince Charming, but it's nice to read about others, too.

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    1. Thanks Jm, Tom is still yummy, isn't he? That kind of masculinity goes to the grave, I think! Sean Connery has it, too! Cheers for stopping by!

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  4. I agree wholeheartedly. When I read I romance novel I want to get lost in the world of fantasy. Do I confuse it with reality? Heck no! Can I throw Sean Connery out there as one hot number?

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    1. LOL! I just mentioned Sean above. Really, I think most of us ladies get the difference. I feel bad for those who don't. I love getting lost in a book! Cheers Gayl!

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