Developing characters for my romance stories requires inspiration. My volume of
names is usually where I start. It lists the meaning and origin of names, as
well as associated gemstones, colors, and elements. It helps tremendously with
character profiles, but sometimes I need visual inspiration. This was true in
Song series. If you havenít read the books, let me share what the
trilogy is about.
Two of the alpha heroes served as Army Rangers along with their friends. The
team was facing death when Dalir, an ancient warrior, gave them a second chance
at life. He also shared one of his special abilities with them: Time travel.
They use this gift to protect people. When theyíre not facing danger, they play
music. Their band, Thaneís Redemption, gives them an outlet from the stress of
their quest and serves as a cover between missions. In short, hot guys in a band
with supernatural abilities, teamed with an equally tough, drool-worthy, ancient
warrior, on a mission to save the world.
A dream team was a great visual aid and inspiration for writing the books. Here
are my picks for The
Song series alpha males.
as the hero in Thaneís
Redemption, Book 1. Yes. Iím addicted to Game of
Thrones, but thatís not the only reason. Kitís long hair and soulful eyes
make him a perfect fit as Thane. A committed and loyal hero, willing to lay it
all on the line for the woman he loves.
as the hero in Reidís
Deliverance, Book 2. William captured my attention and votes
during Dancing with Stars (Season 14). Lauren, the heroine in the
second book, described Reid as a clean-cut hottie who inspired fantasies of
holding on for a sinful ride. Can you see the resemblance? I certainly can.
Jack Reynor as
Colby, the reconnaissance expert on the team. I wanted more of Jackís character,
Shane, in Transformers: Age of Extinction. Shane was not only
a protector, but he believed in the woman he loved. In my mind, that makes Shane
similar to Colby. A guy whoís not afraid to take the lead, keep the faith, and
get the job done.
Williams as Mace, technical guru. I didnít catch Redaric as Tyler on The
Young and The Restless, but Iím definitely going to check him out in his
future projects. As I think of The Song series, I can see this actor
portraying, Mace, the man whoís an irresistible mix of brains, looks, and muscle.
Jay Ryan as
Wes, the teamís logistics expert. If youíve watched the reboot of Beauty and
the Beast, you noticed Jay as the main character, Vincent. In The
Song series, Wes is tough, dangerous, and a loner, but the right woman
could bring out his tender side. I can see Jay playing this intense, complex
Jason Momoa as
Dalir, the hero in Dalirís
Salvation, Book 3. Yes. This pick could be related to my
weakness for superheroes and loving that Jason is playing Aquaman on film, but
imagine what I see. Over six feet of tall, delicious, ancient warrior wielding a
sword. Can you deny that Jason isnít a solid match for Dalir?
What qualities in an alpha male hero inspire your fantasies?
to meet Dalir and join the release celebration for Dalirís
Salvation (Release date 27 September 2016).
To be with the man of her dreams, sheíll have to face her worst
Ari is looking to live a normal life. But after she hits her head, normal is no
longer an option. A mysterious, rugged man appears, whom only she can seeÖ each
night he fulfills her fantasies and leaves her begging for more. Sheís sure heís
a figment of her imaginationóuntil she finds out the hard way that heís all too
real. Now, to truly be with him, Ari will have to embrace the parts of herself
sheís been desperately keeping at bay.
Dalirís been burned by love before, yet he canít resist Ariís beauty and charm.
And all it takes is one kiss to spark nights of passion. But thereís danger on
the horizon that only Dalir and his friends in the band Thaneís Redemption can
deal with. And the longer he stays with Ari, the greater the peril to them both.
Will the two of them be strong enough to fight for their newfound loveóand their
Sensual [Lyrical Press, On Sale: September 27,
2016, e-Book, ISBN: 9781601835444 / eISBN: 9781601835444]
Nina Crespo lives in Florida where she indulges in her favorite passions --
the beach, kick boxing, a good glass of wine, date night with her own real-life
hero and dancing.
Her lifelong addiction to romance began in her teens
while on a "borrowing spree" in her older sister's bedroom where she discovered
her first romance novel and became lost in the world of happily ever
Curiosity about people and places, including what's beyond the
stars, fuels her writer's imagination. This wellspring of inspiration allows
Nina to create sensual contemporary and paranormal stories, which she hopes will
feed your own addiction for true love and romance.
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