Friday, March 19, 2010

I've Been Tagged! It's Boyfriend Book Time!

Jen at Unedited has tagged me to build my own book boyfriend! The tag button is a little too naughty for my taste (and I'm sure you've all seen it by now), so we will move right along to the book making!

I will describe these features as if I were choosing for characters in my book... what are some options I look for??

Hair color and style:

I'm always a fan of the messy, rockstar, hair-in-the-face look. But come to think of it, I don't think I've ever written any characters with this... must ammend that.

Being blonde myself (well, I used to be really really blonde, so I still identify as one), I tend to gravitate toward the lighter shades, especially for the nicer, angelic characters.
And for the darker, edgier characters, it seems natural to make them with jet-black hair. I don't know why this is... I should work on that, too. lol.

Obviously it changes for each character, and I make it up as I go. haha.

Eye color and facial features:

I like the chiseled facial structure (my hubs has this! :),
and blue eyes are always good.
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But so is green:

When I'm writing a character, I often start with one eye color for them, but then find a really neat way to describe a different color, then maybe another... it's sometimes a very difficult thing to decide on!

Height and body type:

I generally write main characters in the average/tall skinny range. But definition is always a plus.

Visible age:

Well, this strictly depends on the character. In my WIP, one of my main men is around 40, and I like to think he has aged as well as these fine fellows.

Human or other:

Human form on a regular basis, I'd say.

Paranormal skills:

Immortality, immeasurable strength, flying...


Must love dogs! Especially Boxers!

Must love music!


Hmmm... they can come from anywhere really...

Special skills:

Must be handy!!

Nerdy hunk?

Sure! What a great hero a nerd makes!!

And I'm adding my own section...

They don't make em like they used to:

Most of you have already been tagged for this, so I'll pass it along to anyone who wants to participate!


  1. Sigh..... thanks, Kristin. I really needed that!!

    And I think every one of these posts I've seen has had a picture of Ryan Reynolds... mega sigh... LOL. : )

    Love your book boyfriend! When is he coming to visit me??

  2. wow. what an eye candy post and great idea! Love it!

    not too serious i hope

  3. Nerds are the best. :-)

    I like the "They don't make em like they used to" section. That's cute!

  4. I'll have to bookmark this post. Wow. :D Thanks!

  5. I am so glad you carried on the nerdy hunk!!!! I couldn't help myself on adding another one!

    My oh my what wonderful taste you have!!! Yummy!

  6. You have a great taste. I love all except maybe the rock star one.

    Stopped over from Sat. Network. glad I did.

    Hope you will have time to check out my interview with Sharon Draper. She is one awesome lady and her new book has gone onto my all time favorite list.

  7. *Swoon* I can't help falling in love with your book boyfriend. And I think that we do have a pretty similar taste there! Thank you for visiting my site =)

  8. This was a really great post!!!!I think a drooled a bit while reading it!!!Found your website from the Saturday network from books at midnight!!

  9. It was fun reading this :)
    Believe it or not, but pictures of sexy men and women actually increase the number of your blog visitors and readers to quite an amazing level :)) My HOLLYWOOD SPY is a proof for that theory.

  10. Your ending was my definite favorite. No one's better than Gene Kelly. Best. Dancer. Ever.

  11. Blimey, so many attractive man in one place. I had to re-read the post again, and again!
    I wonder which of these guys look most like your main male in your WIP?

  12. Totally LOVE you book BF... definitely some drooling going on over here! lol and i am a big fan of they dont make them like they used to! lol

  13. He sounds like a really hottie! Most of my characters are 10....

  14. Love, love, love me these posts. And I'm with you on the actual made me blush a little too.

    Mmmmmm...I'm also with you on the Goo Goo dolls lead man...quite tasty. Actually, I quite like your entire selection...

  15. Kristi - good eye spotting Johnny Rzeznik!! Him and I go way back. And by that I mean... I've seen them in concert 3 times (once in the front row!! ).