Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Lois Greiman GuestBlog: Walking On The Wild Side

Contest Today! One lucky commenting Bella wins a copy of Lois' "Tempting the Wolf!"

My friend, Lois Greiman is a hoot. You may remember her from one of my earliest posts re when she invited me to do research with her at a male strip joint, one of many reasons I liked her immediately.

She also masterminded CosmoChix with me, and is mom to cutie RBtheBlog fave and RT Cover Guy contestant, Travis Greiman.


Former model, horsewoman extraordinaire, rescuer and healer of animals, multi-published author, tall and pretty. All valid reasons to hate her, say I. Still, she's awfully fun to be irreverent with. Please give a warm Bella Buongiorno to Lois, whose "Tempting the Wolf" just hit the shelves...

As every romance-wielding reader knows, women like bad boys. Guys with tortured souls…men who bite.

Have you noticed all the vampire books on the market these days? Everybody seems to want her own private blood-sucker. Or…if not a vampire, at least someone who’s a little untamed. And it’s been that way for a long time. Edgar Burrough’s "Tarzan" has been around since 1912--half man half ape--kind of.

Wolverine made a splash with Marvel long before Hugh Jackman picked up the role. Think about him with knuckle blades and black leather. Of course, he was droolable in a towel hitting golf balls off a roof in "Swordfish" too, so maybe that doesn’t prove my point.

But what about Rutger Hauer in "LadyHawke?" Off the charts sexy. And not just because he’s Rutger Hauer and has the horse. (I admit I’ve had as many fantasies about his destrier as I have about him.)

But you have to admit, dangerous is sexy. So what’s that all about? I mean, in real life most women I know are looking for nice guys, simple guys, guys who sleep in something more conventional than a coffin and can pay their share of the mortgage.

Everything changes in literature, though. In fact, I readily admit I like a fictional guy who shows his fangs sometimes too.

Which is why I wrote "Tempting the Wolf." It’s about Nairn O’Banyon, a knight who was cursed in a past century. A knight who umm…tends to morph into something furry and not so cuddly in high-tension situations.

Okay, it’s about a werewolf. But he’s a sexy werewolf. A werewolf who fears nothing, except maybe witchcraft. Which, of course, made it necessary for the heroine to be…well, I don’t want to give too much away here. But as a writer I feel it’s my duty to give dangerous men their share of challenges.

Why, oh, why does it feel so good to love those boys who are so bad?

Encore! See what I mean? Even her horse is pretty.

Encore due! Visit Lois at LoisGrieman.com and at her group blog, RidingWithTheTopDown.blogspot.com

Encore tre! Sylvia Day GuestBlogs tomorrow, Aug 24! Read a review of her erotic "Bad Boys Ahoy" (Brava) at Romance: B(u)y the Book!

121 comments:

Stacy~ said...

Lois, good morning. You look like you belong on the cover of one of your books. I love the one with the horse :)

I think bad boys are so popular just because they are the unattainable, the "look but don't touch", the ones out of reach at the top of the shelf that are for some reason more appealing than the ones well within reach. There's a challenge to them, whether it's their unpredictable nature, or the need for a woman to "heal" their tortured soul. It' believing that all that intensity and focus would be oh, so irresistible to experience for ourselves.

Of course reality sets in. Mr. Bad Boy might not have a job, or morals, or a heart. It might be fun to have that for awhile, but in real life, Mr. B probably won't be giving up his women and his motorcycle for 8 hours of labor and a used sedan. Do any of us really believe Colin Farrell will give up alcohol, cigarettes, and his other women for us? Better question is, do we even want him to? (Well the smoking, yes).

But we can fantasize, and boy do we ever! Life wouldn't be quite so interestng without a little imagination...and a wall. Or desk.

MaryKate said...

Mornin' Bellas! Welcome Lois! I'm so glad you're here!

Stace-What is it with you and that desk?! Don't get me wrong, I'm definitely feeling ya! LOL!

What is it about the Bad Boy? Well, I dunno, but I love them! IRL, it's the eyes that do it. They have slightly wild eyes. You can always tell a Bad Boy! Look at Stace's example, Colin Farrell. There's something wild in his eyes. And we, silly women that we are, think that we've got that special something that will make that look calm.

I had a friend in high school who always went with the wild eyes. She got her heart broken over and over and over again. When it came time to settle down, she picked a good guy with calm eyes. Two kids and a beautiful home later, she's glad she did.

Any way, Lois, you've chosen a perfect topic for us Bellas! We love to talk boys!

Eve Silver said...

Yep. Dngerous is sexy. Add a little dark. Tortured. Angst-ridden. And gorgeous. Mmmm... perfect hero. But I wouldn't want to marry him, LOL!

Julie in Ohio said...

I'm a mothering/nurturing type. I want to make it all better. If I see someone fall, I want to help them up and kiss their boo boo (with adults that gets a little uncomfortable).
I think that is the attraction to bad boys for me. I want to fix what ever is broken in them. Kiss the boo boo that is their soul. :o)

At the same time see what all that wild, uninhibitedness can do...

Julie in Ohio said...

Welcome, Lois!
Alpha bad boys is a favorite topic for the Bellas and you brought along Hugh (thank you).

Yes, you will fit in here just fine... :P

CrystalG said...

I think bad boys are exciting because you never know what they will do. They are not predictable and boring. They are dangerous, sexy and loving them is an adventure.

rachd said...

Welcome Lois! Good morning, Bellas!

I love bad boy alphas for a couple of reasons. One, I have such a strong, dominant personality, I fantacize about someone just dominating me. Two, I'm at heart a goody goody who dreads the mere *thought* of getting in trouble. Bad boys just don't give a d@mn about any of that.

Tam said...

Good Morning Lois,
I love reading about Bad Boys, Sexy Bad Boys even better. But I believe they belong in the books, if they ever get out boy would we ever be in trouble.

Nairobi Typ0 said...

I think we like bad boys because we want to believe that we can change them; tame them. They were the boys that our parents said were off limits. They grew into the men our brains told us to stay far away from but made our hearts beat just that little bit faster.

Good boys are the ones we brought home and married. But the bad ones are the ones that still keep us awake at night dreaming and fantasizing.

Good boys are the reality. Bad boys are the dream. And we always want we can't have.

rachd said...

Going to go off topic here, and I appologize, but... Welcome back, Typ0! I hope Australia was a blast!! =)

ev said...

Good Morning Bellas!! Can I tell you all how much this whole blog lifted my spirits yesterday?? And I really, really needed it.

We love the bad boys, but who in their right mind would want to marry one of them?? Use 'em and lose 'em, is or was my motto.

I love many of the genre-vamp/werewolf/elf/fairy/and other paranormal things. Not Anne Rice or Stephen King type- more Laurell K. Hamilton, Nina Bangs and lot's of others. Talk about some steamy sex scenes. To hell with the desk- (besides they are really hard. So are pool tables.)

ev said...

Oh, and I looooovvvvveeeee the picture of Rutger. One of Adrian Paul from Highlander would be nice too......... maybe without the towel??/

Nairobi Typ0 said...

Thanks Rach! Its good to be home.... Although Australia was beyond amazing. We had such an amazing time and i sort of wish we had been able to stay longer. WAHHH!! Oh well, home sweet home and all that. :p

Oh and on topic (sort of): Aussie boys are so incredibly H-O-T!!!

rachd said...

Ev, glad you came back to play! You're a Bella now for sure ;o).

We have said here that just because you fantacize about it doesn't mean you actually want it to happen. I love my guy dearly, and am eternally grateful he is NOT a bad boy. Does that stop those cowboy fantasies of mine? Nope.

Yes, Bellas, for me it's cowboys all the way =). Love me a good pirate as well. ;o)

Monica Burns said...

Hi Lois, Your book sounds delicis!

HELLLLOOOOO Bellas!! Did anyone note that MOI was the last post LATE last night or was it morning Michelle. LOL

Bad Boys and Why We Want them. Everyone's got great explanations, and I just thought I'd expand on the "because they're dangerous and we want to 'tame' them."

We do love the idea of 'taming' a wild creature because there's always going to be that air of danger. But I really believe that the reason women are attracted to bad boys is because they think they (the woman) have that something special that will tame that bad boy and make him into a man who still has that sexy, dangerous edge and yet still civilized enough to treat them well.

The interesting thing, is that there are the occasional bad boys who do get tamed. True, they're far and few between, but they're out there, and I think that's what keeps us intrigued and jonesing after bad boys.

An example of a bad boy gone good, Warren Beatty - Annette Bening tamed her man

I know there are others, but can't think of them...Bellas???

rachd said...

Nice challenge, Mon. I'll have to give it some thought. I'm off to a play-date with the babysitter. I'm back at work tomorrow and could just weep. No more Bellas during the day...

lois greiman said...

You guys are so phylisophical! I'm hearing about eyes and souls and tortured this and that. Whew! I thought we just liked bad boys cuz they have great asses? Am I wrong here?

Michele said...

Oh, those boys your mama don't want you to look at. Maybe that was why that was ALL I used to look at and date. But confess all. Sure we all love the bad boys, probably dated them (if we were lucky), but for those of us who are married? I confess, I found me a good, stable man who could bring home a paycheck (yet is still sexy and handsome) but with nary a trace of bad to him.

So, did you marry bad or safe?

Michele

Playground Monitor said...

I only like bad boys in books, and that's because even though they're bad, they have a chink in their armor that allows the heroine to "tame" them and let them find true love. The romance bad boy is redeemable.

In real life a bad boy is bad news. My sister-in-law has been married to 4 of them. They were not redeemable and the chinks in their armor were just places to store another weapon.

But I sure do love to read about them.

Marilyn

ev said...

Marilyn- I agree with you. Been there, done that, blah, blah,, blah.

I definately, finally and happily married safe nine years ago. It ain't perfect by far, but I am far happier that is for sure.

Lois- OMG, a man with a great ass is perfection. So why did I marry one whose pants are forever falling off cause he doesn't have one to hold them up?????

I had to go back and read the rest of last nites posts. LOL

Stacy- There is the ultimate bad boy/good boy set. Ranger and Joe. I would soooo love to be in the middle of that one. Wait until you read Twelve. But, what is the Vivi Fanclub???

Julie in Ohio said...

OOHH, Rach. I'm with ya on a swashbuckling pirate and ropin' cowboy. Throw in a sheik and be still my fantasy filled heart...

My dh is a good guy with bad habits. What does that make him? ;P

Typ0, happy to have ya back!! Of course, Aussies are hot...Hugh? Keith Urban? Mel?

Mon, try as I might I can't come up with any reformed baddies. I was thinking Mel but with his last bought with the law being just a couple of weeks ago, that strikes him. Colin will never settle down...at least not in my lifetime. I would like to see Tom settle down but he is too high strung. *shrug* I got nothin'. :o)

Ev, I'm glad you came back!! We love making new friends. :o)

Monica Burns said...

Lois -- I'm always philosophical LOL - Ask any of the bellas. I go deep. Too Deep the DH says, but I enjoy doing it. Knowing what makes people tick is soooo interesting.

Michele -- I married someone who was willing to take me...of course I (MOI) was the proverbial BAD GIRL, and my man was able to tame me for the most part. Nothing like having the tables switched on you. ROFL

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

OK, THANK you, Lois. I didn't wanna be the only one pointing out that Bad Boys are the best because we know they'll be great in bed and be really Big Men In All Ways.

Oh. Buongiorno. Welcome. Glad your here.

Julie in Ohio said...

Lois, great a$$ and eyes, messy "I just woke up after an all night sex-capade" hair and tattoos are a must of any bad boy.

I don't like piercings, so nix those but love the tatts. :o)

ev said...

Julie- OOOO Keith Urban, the Thunder from Down Under. yum. Too bad he got married. but he is such a good guy anyway. Now, take Toby keith or Montgomery and Gentry- they are all married but still manage to get into some trouble. LOL I would take all of them, even at once if, ya know, they were forced on me.

Monica Burns said...

Michelle -- good in bed?? Hmm, I've been with a couple of bad boys who were lousy in bed. They were too self-absorbed. *grin*

Tattoos?? JulioO??? Oh my!! You're showing your wild side bella!! Vin Diesel has a couple doesn't he?? What about a great tattoo on the hip? Yummy!! LOL

ev said...

Love the ink, but not too much. Just don't want any of my own. Too chicken I guess!!

Helen Brenna said...

Hi, Lois! Buongiorno, Bellas!

Isn't the great thing about Bad Boys, the ones in books and movies, anyway, that they aren't REALLY bad through and through? Yes, their morals are a tad questionable, but when push comes to shove, their hearts' are in the right place.

Oh, and Ladyhawke is one of my all-time favorite movies.

MaryKate said...

Mon - Personally I like the young bad boys. You can "learn 'em up right!" You gotta teach them skills. My ex was a semi-reformed bad boy. He was silly enough though to think that just cause he was what he was, he'd be good in bed. Giver that I am, I disabused him of that notion and he and I had an explicit conversation about the locations and applications of what made me happy. At least he was open to learning. And I was relatively gentle in the teaching. But you know?! Sometimes you gotta have an anatomy lesson.

I don't think I overly damaged his male psyche.

Vivi Anna said...

Welcome Lois!

Hmm, Bad Boys my favorite topic! I dated my fair share...but I have to admit I was the Bad Girl, I know I know I've shocked you all...LOL

I love Bad Boys for all the reasons you Bellas have said, because I always want what I can't keep.

Bad Boy going good..Russell Crowe...he's definitely making an effort to tame his wild ways for his wife and kids. But you know what, I don't find him attractive anymore...LOL

ev said...

Viv- Oh, my, I am so shocked by your admission. Gosh, golly darn, how will I overcome the disappointment that this has caused? My faith in humanity has been shattered. ::sigh::

Monica Burns said...

MK - I admit to the charm of teaching a younger man what to do...I did that with my DH...who was practically a virgin and knew NOTHING until I got my hooks into him (MIL feelings there). He's very, very, happy. Mr. Stud Muffin likes to think he knows it all, but he still has much more to learn. I believe in slow initiations. ROFL

Vivi - RC is a GREAT example! And wasn't it totally fun being a bad girl...oh hell, I don't think I've ever stopped! Just tamed enough to keep that civilized veneer over me. It's one of the things the DH loves, just loves, about me. *wink* LOL

Julie in Ohio said...

Vivi was a bad girl?? I never saw that one coming...LOL :P

MK, you're ever the humanitarian...

Helen, I agree. There is a fine line between being a bad boy hero and bad boy villain. If *our* bad boys didn't have that touch of goodness then they would just be obnoxious.

Yes, I love the ink. I find it sexy from the shoulders down. I don't care for them on the neck and head.
LOL, Mon! Did I just give myself some bad girl cred? :P

Minna said...

I just love fictional Bad Boys, since in the end they always turn out to be good guys, after all. In real life most bad boys just tend to be bad in a bad way.

Playground Monitor said...

My DH just got a tattoo -- tribal band around the left bicep, which is quite muscular since he's been working out at least 4 days a week for the past 6 years. I won't be getting one. They involve needles and I don't care what anyone says, that has to hurt. Heck, even Mr. I-Ride-A-Bike-and-Have-a-Tattoo had a couple shots of Crown to ease into the tattoo session. :grin:

Marilyn

Vivi Anna said...

That's true Minna. Fictional Bad Boys always have a soft spot for their heroines, and they would change for her...

In real life, we don't get so lucky...

Monica Burns said...

You know, I got a henna tattoo around my ankle a couple of years ago, and the DH LOVED it once he got used to it. I liked it too because I felt sexier with it, wilder and rebellious definitely and because I happen to think I have nice ankles. *grin*

I've just not worked up the courage to go permanent. I HATE pain, and I keep thinking about sagging skin in my 80s and 90s...if I live that long. ROFL

Julie in Ohio said...

OMG, Monica!! I think some ink in a strategically placed area could do wonders for sagging skin... :P

MaryKate said...

I AM a humanitarian! Haven't I told you Jules? "Always giving, NEVER taking." LOL!

I keep saying when I get to my goal weight, I'll be getting a little tattoo in the small of my back. A shamrock. Small and tasteful.

I love tats on guys though. I used to date a Navy SEAL. He had the traditional Navy anchor on his upper arm. And it was quite the upper arm too! LOL! Very sexy!

I have a good friend who has his daughters' names on his shoulder in Chinese. It's also sexy.

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

Of course, I love fictional bad boys. But Colin farrel (sp) just looks like he needs a bath as far as I'm concerned. And I agree w/ whoever said it above. I see his eyes now and think, the poor bastard is DYING for a drink. And I don't envy him in the least how hard his recovery must be.

There are bad boys who are bad cause they know they've got it goin on and are mischevious (sp) about it, and BBs who are just mean jerks. I like the former, thanks.

But here's what I think about when I think bad boys: those Italian footballers in that locker room shower. I can just imagine how great their raps are, and how sexy their accents would be in broken English.

And you know how those European guys are when they're trawling. Relentless. I think we've talked before about our experiences.

So, even now when I meet a guy in my own life who's a hottie bad boy, I get that feeling I used to remember from single days -- that attractive chemistry thing coupled with the knowledge that the aftermath would be bloody hell to pay. Oh, man, it would hurt so flippin good, though.

Easy for me to say now that I'm married to a really good one.

MaryKate said...

Also, Matthew Fox on LOST has a pretty sexy tattoo on his upper arm. It's SO sexy, that the writers of LOST have decided to incoporate how and why he got it into his back story.

Michael Vartan from ALIAS also had a really sexy tattoo.

Kinda like Harrison Ford's scar on his chin, every character he plays seems to have a story about how he got it.

ev said...

Harrison Ford is definately at the top of my sexy guy list, right along with Sean Connery. I don't give a crap how old they are either. gotta be something in my DNA since hubby is one of them too. :;sigh:: At least the Army and his late wife trained him well.

Vivi Anna said...

Oh, I LOVE tats! I have a few, and want more. I'd love to get my feet done...something cool like twisting ivy aroudn my toes, over my foot and wrap aroudn my ankles...

Michelle I'm with you on Colin Farrell, I don't think he's all that...kind of a greaseball..but saying that, if I ever met him and he talked to me in that fantastic Irish accent, I'd f*&^ him!

Hazel White said...

Lois,

Since you have the same taste in men as I do (I would KILL for a night with Rutger Hauer), I'm pretty sure Tempting the Wolf is a fantastic read. I'm going to run out right now and buy a copy. If your hero even comes close to Rutger in LadyHawk, I'll have a new keeper to add to my bookshelf. ;-) I'd sign myself "your biggest fan" but besides so many others wanting that title, it could refer to physical dimensions. So, I'll just say,

Thanks from your fan,
Hazel

Monica Burns said...

Michelle, Viv --- Colin's never interested me, and I've had trouble understanding what the fuss was. *grin*

Ev -- I understand the fascincation with HF and SC...I loved them too until HF left his wife for Calista...thought it was mid-life crisis crap. As for SC...he totally lost his sex appeal when he told Baba Wawa that it was ok to hit a woman if she deserved it. I watched that and my respect for the man as a person and actor totally dissovled. *sigh* But it's hard to deny his acting ability.

Julie in Ohio said...

For those of you who are wondering "why Colin?": Sexy eyes, great butt, "I don't give a flying f^*k" attitude, "I just woke up after a long weekend of sex-capades" hair, tatts, wicked smile and sexy as sin accent.

Do I want to look at him all day long?...yes

Do I want to have a conversation with him?...no

Do I want to hear him read the dictionary?...absolutely, unreservably YES!!

Playground Monitor said...

Henna tattoos! I totally forgot that I got one of those when we went to Cancun for our anniversary. It was a panther across my belly right below the navel. I'm not sure I'd place a tattoo there again cuz that area ain't as firm as it used to be if ya get my drift.

I have a henna kit somewhere in my office -- found it on a sale table. I should pull that baby out and get the girlfriends over here and have a henna tattoo party. :grin:

Marilyn

Julie in Ohio said...

I know the hate mail is going to commence...but, the bad boy I just don't get is Kenny Chesney.
He has a not caring attitude and nice butt but he is missing the pizzazz that others have.


please remember my sensitive skin and don't throw anything hard...

MaryKate said...

Jules - I'm with ya! I don't get Kenny Chesney either. I DO get the Keith Urban thing!

I also agree about both aspects of Colin: he's in desperate need of a hosing down AND I could listen to him talk all day long!

Julie in Ohio said...

MK, I'll follow your humanitarian lead and GIVE myself to the job of hosing him down...

MaryKate said...

I LOVE it when I rub off on people, Jules! You are a true humanitarian and goddess! Tell you what, I'll hold your shoes so they don't get wet!

Maureen said...

That is a great picture on the horse. I like the hero that appreared to be bad but underneath is pretty good.

Julie in Ohio said...

LMAO, MK!!

Cherie said...

Tempting the Wolf sounds great. I liked your picks on bad boys. I think I find bad boys attractive because of their confidence and ability to take charge in difficult situations.

Cherie Japp

Julie in Ohio said...

Ev mentioned Toby Keith. Now there is a bad cowboy. He can ride'um and rope'um and nobody rocks a cowboy hat like he does.
I don't find him overly handsome but he is rugged and that gets my pulse racing. What can I say, a little dirt strategically placed is a turn on for me...

MaryKate said...

I'll take Dennis Quaid in a cowboy hat (and nothin' else!)over Toby Keith! I think he's got a heaping helping of bad boy in him. And he is delish!

Jennifer Y. said...

Hi Lois!

I love the cover for that book!

Psst...I don't get the Kenny Chesney thing either...*ducking*

Lacy in TX said...

Oooh, I vote for Sam Elliot as my cowboy fantasy! And as if looks aren't enough he has a voice to swoon for, "Beef it's what's for dinner!" LOL

An admirer said...

Love the wolfie swordsman pictured. But not as much as Tempting the Wolf.. a fab & fun read, Lois!

Amy S. said...

Tempting the Wolf sounds great. Loved the cover!

Michele said...

Lois, you've been fantasizing about Rutger's derriere?

Oh. Wait. I read that wrong, didn't I? His destrier.

Yeah. Right.

M

Julie in Ohio said...

Bellas, you rock!! I really thought I was in the minority when it came to Kenny's lack of charms. It is true that great minds think alike. :o)
{{Big Hugs}}

lois greiman said...

Kenny Chesney...hmmmm...too baby face for me, bellas. But Collin Ferrel--I use him as a droolable dream in my un-mystery novels sometimes cuz he seems like the perfect bad boy an intelligent woman should avoid but still lust for. I mean, come on...maybe he is greasy, but maybe he's just... slippery. In which case you have to hold on tight for the ride of your life--while he reads the dictionary...cuz yeah, you've got to keep him talking even if you can't understand a word he's saying once he switches over to his native burr. But really, do we care??

aBookworm said...

Oooh, pick me, pick me!!! HJ is beyond droolable ;-)

lois greiman said...

Michele,

You know how I admire a great horse. Hardly noticed Hauer's ass at all. :) Wasn't even aware of how he hugged his dark Fresian...manes flying, swords clashing. Oh man!!

Julie in Ohio said...

Lois, your cover is delish. IMHO, there is nothing sexier than a well defined chest...hips...legs...arms...chiseled cheeks...
Where is the fire extinguisher?

Julie in Ohio said...

Lois, I'm glad you see Colin's potential... :o)

Betina Krahn said...

Bad boys are for fastasies. Strictly. The delicious thing is: there are a thousand kinds of bad.
The kind that sets me off is the smooth, supremely controlled, strong,inscrutable,untouchable,quietly menacing sort. . . who behaves in a fairly gentlemanly way but has restrained mayhem in his eyes. A guy with the physical grace of Adrian Paul, the manners and restraint of Sean Connery (early days), and the edge and ruthlessness of, oh, say, Kevin Spacey on a bad day.
Works for me.
But on the other hand, Lois, there's that guy with the well muscled chest and the little "inner wolf" problem. . . who once a month has a few bad days. Chances are that once he's housebroken, he'd really understand the PMS thing. . .

Lois-- sell a million of them!

Nicole said...

Well I love the cover of Tempting the wolf! Can't wait to read it, haven't been able to get a hold of the book yet though. I'm sure I'll love it just like all your other books!

rachd said...

Hi Bellas! So much to comment upon and I don't feel like rambling. So, I'll go with the "reformed" bad boy thing for a second. What about Tim McGraw? Faith seems to have tamed him some. Pretty cute too. I don't get Kenny Chesney either, I understand Monica's POV with SC and HF and share it, and to be completely non-philosophical yes, BB's have some mighty fine asses and muscles! A nice tat doesn't hurt either.

I'm still on the fence about CF. I saw a recent pic and begin to see the appeal. Julie, MK, I strive to be equal to your selfless giving. ;o)

Julie in Ohio said...

Rach, definitely Tim!! He is another who rocks the cowboy hat.

MK, I can see Dennis Quaid as a hottie but not a bad boy. He got whipped by Meg Ryan...

"there's that guy with the well muscled chest and the little "inner wolf" problem. . . who once a month has a few bad days. Chances are that once he's housebroken, he'd really understand the PMS thing. . ."

ROTFLMAO, Betina!!! I can overlook a "little inner wolf" problem with any guy that understands the PMS thing... :o)

MaryKate said...

Oh Rach - Don't get me wrong, I'm not exactly with Jules on the CF thing...I just wanna watch her hose him down! LOLOLOL!

Sorry, Lois, we're really nice girls. Really. But you know...you brought it up. OK, not really the hosing thing, Michelle brought that up. AANNNYYYYYYYWAAAAAAAY....

Julie in Ohio said...

MK, I think my last post came out harsh. I didn't mean anything bad against DQ. I have always liked him.... arrrrggghhh

another casualty of internet miscommunication. :(

MaryKate said...

Jules don't think another thing about it. He DID get whipped by Meg Ryan. But prior to that, he was a serious, serious bad boy. And he has a serious six pack. And didja ever see THE BIG EASY? Yowza. Remy McSwain (even an awesome romance hero name!) can take me for jumbalaya ANYTIME!

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

Um, Marykate, you really do need to be specific when delineating one "L" or 2. This 2 "L" Michelle would never dream of suggesting such a pedestrian thing as hosing down an Irishman with a a stream of water.

Now, a big ol bucket of Gatorade and a sweaty Italian footballer? Perhaps. Can I get you a towel, Mr. Cannavaro? Perhaps a dry pair of Dolce & Gabbanas?

May I say, Bellas and guests, that you are in rare form today? I believe Ms. Greiman has that effect on most of us!

It's so nice to have you new folks stop in!

MaryKate said...

Oh Michelle! You're SO right. I sincerely apologize! You indicated that Colin needed a BATH! Jules, get out your scrub brush and rubber ducky !

Julie in Ohio said...

LOL...Michelle does try to set a good example... :P

MK, I haven't seen The Big Easy. But I whole heartedly agree with his hottie factor. Remy would make a good hero name... :o)

Julie in Ohio said...

...rubber ducky, your the one. you make bath time lots of fun...

MaryKate said...

WHHHAAAT?!?! You've never seen THE BIG EASY? Well, it's like, one of the hottest movies ever! I mean EVER! And he's just...wow. He and Ellen Barkin have amazing chemistry!

Michelle - Maybe we should do a blog about that...the hottest movies ever.

rachd said...

Hey, Michelle, she started it! She had to go and bring up the whole bad boy thing.

MaryKate said...

LMAO! Jules, I nearly choked on a gummy bear! At least I didn't mention "battleship." (Friends anyone?!)

lois greiman said...

Seriously, anyone who hasn't seen The Big Easy should run out and get it immediately. Put the kids down for the night, make sure your significant other is 'available' and get a drool bucket. DQ at his finest...hey, I never realized until this moment that that also stands for Dairy Queen. Which is good for fantasies too...but of a different sort.

MaryKate said...

Lois, clearly you are a woman of refined taste and reasoning. I DIG that about you!

rachd said...

Ah, DQ and DQ. What could be better???

Monica Burns said...

Ok...DQ I was beginning to wonder what the hell Ice cream had to do with hot men unless it was using the male as an ice cream dish, so I pushed up through the posts and there it was --- Dennis Quaid. ROFL

As for Kenny Chesney, ummm not to be totally ignorant, but who is he?? Is he sports? Country music? Alternative rock? I don't do those, although I've heard the name, just can't remember where. *smile* Hell I'd never heard of Canna until Michelle mentioned him. Of course I love Richard Grant, and not many women know who he is. He's quirky, which is why I love him....no actually I love him because he played the Scarlet Pimpernel sooooo well!! LOL

Julie in Ohio said...

Kenny Chesney is country music. His songs are good(I like "no shoes,no shirt, no problem") but his singing leaves much to be desired. Alot of women think he's a hottie. I'm not one of them. *shrug* You are not missing much.

MK, I'm sorry to make you choke. After I get done scrubbing CF's back, I'll come give you the heimlech (sp?)... :P

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

A blog full of givers, that's what we have her. G-I-V-E-R-S!

Hose-downs, back scrubs, soft-serve dates. You Bellas humble me with your generosity.

Speaking of which, ev asks, "whats the Vivi fanclub?"

Where, o, where to begin...


Bellas?

rachd said...

I have no idea where to start with the Vivi fanclub. The possiblities are so endless...

Julie in Ohio said...

I believe to begin you have to have a M/M with Vivi in the middle... (I think that is what Stacy was talking about)


But to be part of the Vivi Fanclub you have to love Vivi. She is the most outspoken of all the Bellas and you have to admire that.

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

To be in the Vivi FanClub, one must agree that the best way to think of two hot guys -- oh, I don't know, say, Fabio Cannavaro and Hugh Jackman -- is to think of them with Vivi snuggled between them tightly. This has become affectionately known as "a Vivi Sandwich."

One may substitute any combination of snaxy men in pairs, or multiples, as in the cases of the "Vivi Hero," the "Vivi Buffet," the "Vivi Smorgasbord," etc.

Julie in Ohio said...

You can't forget her detail to descriptions...

rachd said...

Or, the amazing stories she has to share, good girl that she is ;o).

MaryKate said...

Yes, our Vivi likes to be the white creamy filling between...well alot of lucky guys! I agree with Jules, she's also very gifted in the description department! That's why we adore her!

Julie in Ohio said...

Where is Vivi today? She was here this morning and then vanished.
What she thinks she needs to write or something?
She really needs to get her priorities in order...oh, wait that's me that needs to do that... :P

Stacy~ said...

My favorite kinda bad boys are the rugged type. Like Gary Allan. Oh baby, he does it for me, and he's got that sexy voice.

Kenny Chesney doesn't do anything for me though. Now that he's thinner, to me he looks like he's old and sick. But his music is kinda fun.

Well as for the Vivi fanclub, she's inspired a fantasy that works in a big way for some people: m/f/m. In my case, the "f" is me, LOL.

What have I learned here today? THat I need to rent "The Big Easy"

lois greiman said...

It's funny how everyone's taste in men differs. (Except about Hugh Jackman, of course. We're not crazy.) But I mean, I never really thought Brad Pitt was appealing until I saw him in 'the hat' in Legends of the Fall. Then I went to Meet Joe Black, and yikes!! His reputation was cemented. Something about seeing him all strangely vulnerable as Death. See what I mean? Death shouldn't be sexy? But oh oh...here's an odd one... Anyone see The Full Monty??? Ugliest men in the world and I thought they were all appealing.

But maybe that's just me.

Julie in Ohio said...

OMG, Lois!! I saw "The Full Monty". They didn't start out appealing but by the middle of the movie their personalities were coming across and they started to be more appealing.
I'm not a big Brad Pitt fan BUT "Legends of the Fall" is one of my favs. I fell hard for Tristan. IMO, it was the fact that he was all rough and rugged that did it for me. When he's all soft and clean I don't care for him. I haven't seen "Meet Joe Black"...I don't think.

Julie in Ohio said...

Stacy, I'm right there at the video store with you...

I learned that Michelle prefers buckets of gatorade to hoses of water... :o)

Vivi Anna said...

Bellas!!!!

I WAS writing...but now I'm all hungry with all this talk about Vivi sandwhiches..and buffets!! I love that Michelle!!! LOL

Shirley Karr said...

Okay, I agree with y'all about Hugh Jackman (hot!), but I don't get the appeal of Colin or Russell Crowe. And you've all missed the absolute best (and hottest) bad boy of all time, who was tamed and is now *exactly* the kind of guy you want to raise your kids with, especially if you want to live in the Carribbean or south of France: Johnny Depp.

Johnny can do androgenous or cross-dress and still look sexy, and have you seen the glint in the eye of Captain Jack? Donnie Brasco? The Astronaut's Wife, Chocolat, or Secret Window? Hoo boy.

Julie in Ohio said...

Shirley, you are so right! How could we have missed Johnny? He is a yummy bad boy complete with the tats...mmmmm :o)

Vivi- We love it when you write, but miss ya when you're gone... :o)

Stacy~ said...

Shirley, you bring up a good point. In addition to hottie Hugh, Johnny is a fine choice. It's that wicked, knowing glint that keeps us coming back for more.

Someone mentioned Full Monty - never saw it, but the comments reminded me of embarrassing crushes. Anyone willing to share theirs?

Julie in Ohio said...

Have you gotten into Rach's 'ritas, Stacy? :P

Phyllis said...

Just got home from work. I enjoyed reading all the comments. Looks like everybody had a great time today. Lois I love your books. Keep the great stories coming.

Phyllis said...

Thought I'd add my two cents here.....I agree bad boys are great for fantasies and Hugh Jackman and Colin Farrell are YUMMY ;)

KimW said...

Hi Lois! Nice to see you out and about. I really can't put into words what the appeal is to werewolves, vampires, etc. If someone had told me a few years ago that I would love this type of hero, I would have laughed. And then laughed at myself today because I'd have been so wrong. I wouldn't want to marry a bad boy but I love to read about them. Your books sounds great!

catslady said...

Oh LadyHawke is one of my favorite movies - it's in my top ten of all time.

Bad boys are great to love but marrying them is another thing!!!

Michele said...

Monica! Richard Grant SO does it for me. I loved him as the Pimpernel (of course, I do love a nice fop). Anything Grant is in is awesome. He's tall, not at all physically striking and can be very self-deprecating, but he is also smooth, charming and really can deliver a smoldering line.

Okay, since we're talking Brits here, anyone adore James Nesbit? I find him oddly sexy, and it's because of his humor.

M

rachd said...

Oh, Lois, I *loved* THE FULL MONTY! I fell in love with Dave by the end of it. He was on some sitcom at some point.

And, Shirley, how in the WORLD did I forget Johnny??? He is my most favorite bad boy of all time. Yummo!

Embarrassing crushes, Stace? I'll tell mine if you tell yours...;o)

Julie in Ohio said...

I think anyone with a sense of humor is attractive...even Rodney Dangerfield. :o)

Michele, if you are talking about Brits then you must refer to their accents also...

That reminds me (thank you Michele for bringing up Brits) Hugh Grant. He is a bit of a bad boy. I was extremely disappointed with him for doing what he did with that prostitute who looked like a really bad drag queen. But he is good looking, has accent, tries for the british gentlemanly behavior but underneath you know he really wants to flip everyone the bird...

rachd said...

Well, I'm about to go majorly off topic here, but I just had to say I'll really miss you Bellas in the mornin'. Oh, the afternoon too. I won't be able to check-in until the party is past. =( It's back to work in the morning. Thanks for letting me play this summer, and I'll be on as soon as I get home from work! =)

Julie in Ohio said...

Rach- Don't get any speed tickets on your race to get home. Thanks to yesterdays blog, we know how you are. :P

Julie in Ohio said...

Lois, thanks for guesting with us. This has been *really* fun. Please, please, please come back to play soon...often...whenever you have a free moment you don't know what to do with... :P

ev said...

Well, now that I have caught up on all the posts...
I am sooo glad someone mentioned Johnny Depp. Even on 21 Jump Street he was a great bad boy!!

Monica- I never read that about SC with Baba Wawa. Huh.

Julie, et al.- My daughter saw Kenny Chesney in concert and said before the show he was just really rude to the fans. I understand he has changed that tude in recent years, but he still doesn't do it for me.

MK- Can we please hose colin down while he is reading the dictionary? I'll be happy to scrub behind his, um, ears.

Lacy in TX- I just love Sam Elliott. I listen for his voice on ads all the time. I am a very sad woman.

Finally, thanks for explaining the Vivi Fanclub. I like it!!

Hugh Jackman......drool.....

lois greiman said...

Okay, with all those lovely thoughts running through my little mind, I'm signing off. Thanks all for such a um.... stimulating discussion. It was fabulous, wonderful, and delightful, and I'd be thrilled to come back again to dish. In the meanwhile I'll be lurkin' and maybe posting if someone thinks to put up a pic of Depp again in pirate garb. Yikes. Thanks again. L

Shirley Karr said...

Ask, and ye shall receive...
Hardest part was choosing just one, but this is one of the pics that typifies Captain Jack for me.
Okay, I can't figure out how to get the image into my post here, but you can see it (as well as pics of me in smuggler garb at National a few weeks ago) in my Photobucket:

http://s114.photobucket.com/albums/n241/ShirleyKarr/

Cathie said...

Evening Lois!!! I met you before at a book signing in NY! I've been looking forward to buying this book, soon! Sounds so wonderful!!

Stacy~ said...

Yep Rach, musta been the 'ritas *g*

Actually I my head hit the pillow at 9pm....no, that's what as exciting as it sounds. I went to sleep. Didn't feel well. Girl stuff ya know. Now I'm up @ 4:30am. I'm gonna be fun today I just know it.

Embarrassing crushes? Okay I'll spill. Jack Black and Rob Schneider. Oh and Adam Sandler in "THe Wedding Singer". Ewww I can't believe I said that! It's the humor thing I swear.

Lois, thanx for stopping by. It was fun. Next time we'll have to find something to talk about - bad boys obviously do nothing for us - LOL.

Sylvia's here today!

rachd said...

Stace, I'm feelin' ya on the Adam Sandler thing.

Okay, off to make breakfast and head out the door.

Have fun with Sylvia today. Tell her I LOVED BBA!! Thanks!

Lois, thanks for stopping by. It was great! =)

Stacy~ said...

Yeah, say hi for me too. BBA totally rocked! And I can't wait for "The Stranger I Married".

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

Thanks for stopping by, Lois! We look forward to your returning, especially cause I get the sense you don't care whether we clean the place up before you get here. :) Come back soon!

See, See, Bellas? Didn't I tell ya she'd be fun?