|Researching in Italy
Now I've returned home and am starting to turn my mind to my next story. Last night I was mulling over the question of what my next hero would be like and, in my slightly jet-lagged brain, the two subjects became linked: the nature of my hero and ice cream. Yes, I know, a writer's brain can be odd.
But think of it this way. When it comes to choosing a hero, we have a whole smorgasbord to choose from. Rather like this:
There are so many flavours of ice cream to choose from, but the same goes for the guys who strut across the pages of our romances. Each one is different, with his own foibles and fears, passions and strengths. There are an infinite variety to choose from. As fellow LoveCat Michelle Douglas and I discovered some time ago. We invented a game of comparing our heroes with ice cream flavours. It soon became obvious that each of our heroes had his own particular flavour.
Then there's Damaso, the Brazilian slumdog tycoon in my September release. Definitely rich rum and raisin ice cream served with rum-soaked tropical fruit.
How about you? What flavour do you think your favourite hero might be? Chocolate and raspberry ripple? Strong peppermint? Caramel or even passionfruit? I'd love to hear your thoughts.
By the way, no heroes were injured in the making of the ice cream featured in this post.