Friday, 2 May 2008

Pierce and the new WIP

So the furore of my last ms is behind me and I'm slipping into my new wip. As I have a deadline for the 15th July (yikes!), I've decided to go back to an old friend rather than try and start one from scratch.

So, you're probably wondering, what is that uber-sexy and sophisticated picture of Pierce Brosnan in The Thomas Crown Affair doing on the side of this post. Well, he was the original inspiration for the hero I'm working on. He's called Lincoln Latimer and he's a billionaire bad boy who's been forced to do community service at a summer camp for delinquent boys in Maine. There he's going to have to take orders from supervisor Ali Connor. A sassy, no-nonsense British tomboy who's passionate about the kids in her care, Ali is the sort of woman Linc wouldn't look at once in normal circumstances (thinking he prefers sleek, shallow socialites), but after two weeks at the camp, he's going to look, not once but many, many times, until he starts to get an inkling what's missing from his life — and his sexual frustration reaches fever pitch.

Anyone who has read my first book Bedded by a Bad Boy (aka Bedded by a Playboy in the US) might remember Linc and Ali who appeared as secondary characters - so this is a prequel of sorts, but also has to stand alone. I wrote Linc and Ali's story as my first ever completed ms and (having reread it recently) it's going to need a lot of work to turn it into the sparky, super-sexy Modern Heat I want, but at the moment I'm enjoying it, not least looking up juicy pictures of my muse on the internet. Always a valuable pastime. Darn, I guess now I need to go write something.

3 comments:

Trish said...

Googling for heroes is a VERY important research tool. Savour it like fine wine I say ;)

And you my darling one have just been TAGGED over on my blog.... have fun with the new WIP...

Heidi said...

Crap Trish, thanks a bunch, now I've got to figure out who to tag, and how to tag and, oh heck. I better get started.

Trish said...

Just remember - copy and paste is your FRIEND...