The release of my feminist v. spanko novel, Body Politics is a mere week away, and I’ve begun to work on my Pinterest board for the book. I need a male image to represent Mark DeLuca, the hero of the story.
Mark is the deputy chief of police and a spanko. He’s American by citizenship, Italian by heritage. He’s very tall, six feet six inches, muscular and macho to the core. He’s thirty-nine years old.
(A little secret between you and me: I’m in love with the guy. But I don’t think he’d be interested in me, even if Stephanie Gordon, the heroine, wasn’t in the picture. Besides that, he’s not real. Not real, Cara. Not real.)
So, I search for “masculine man” on Bigstock photo for a picture to represent
my Stephanie’s Mark on Pinterest. How difficult it can be to find a photo of a handsome, masculine man? Come, browse with me for a moment (remember my search term)…
My first real possibility, but still a tad young. Maybe Mark ten years ago. What I like is the expression on his face.
And finally…Mark. I wish the model’s expression were more intense, but this works. May I introduce Mark DeLuca.
I’m not quite done with the Body Politics Pinterest board (still don’t have a cover to show), but if you want to take a peek at what I have so far, it’s here.
Body Politics, the third novel in the Rod and Cane Society series, will be released by Loose Id, January 8, 2013. All the novels are written as stand alones so you can read them out of order or pick the one that strikes your fancy. Here’s the Body Politics blurb:
Feminist Stephanie Gordon knows the instant she meets blind date Mark DeLuca it’s not going to work. Sure the deputy chief of police is criminally sexy, but he’s arrogant, domineering and sexist. Thank goodness after the evening ends, she’ll never have to see him again.
A member of the Rod and Cane Society, an organization of men who spank, Mark DeLuca is attracted to Stephanie like a paddle to a well-rounded ass. He sees beneath the shield of feminist militancy to the soft, sensitive woman she tries to hide. When she storms away in a snit, the chase is on. Can a Dom convince a diehard feminist her true strength lies in submission?