Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wednesday Guest- Cate Masters

What attributes would you give your perfect hero?

Everyone has their own version of the perfect hero. For some, he’s tall and handsome, a guy who oozes charm. For others, maybe a playful guy with a great sense of humor. Others might prefer a worldly man, knowledgable about many different cultures.

What if you could create a guy with all these traits? Someone sweet but tough, gorgeous but not conceited, a guy who appreciates a woman for who she is?

In Romancing the Hero, that’s the guy romance writer Jody Feather creates. For her novels. She never expects to meet such a man in real life.

Especially not Jake Emerson. Her hero. From her novels!

But is it really Jake? He certainly has all her hero’s mannerisms, and knows intimate details of her books. And he sure embodies Jake’s physical self exactly as she’d imagined.

Jody’s logic says one thing. But her heart says another. Which is right?

Does it matter?

Maybe you should watch the book video before you decide. :)

So who would your perfect hero be? Does he resemble anyone familiar?

Visit my blog to see who I envisioned as Jody and Jake, and to read the blurb, excerpt and other goodies:

Thanks so much for having me at your blog, Paty! Always a pleasure.

Cate Masters has made beautiful central Pennsylvania her home, but she’ll always be a Jersey girl at heart. When not spending time with her dear hubby, she can be found in her lair, concocting a magical brew of contemporary, historical, and fantasy/paranormal stories with her cat Chairman Maiow and dog Lily as company. Look for her at, and in strange nooks and far-flung corners of the web.
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Cate Masters said...

Thanks so much for having me today, Paty! I love the pic of you and your horse, btw - he looks like a sweetie.

Julia Phillips Smith said...

Great concept, Cate! What would most writers do if their own creation walked into their lives? LOL! I might freak out a little bit.

Cate Masters said...

It's definitely cause for a double-take, Julia! If only because he's so gorgeous, lol

Jerrie Alexander said...

Great post, Cate. The trailer is interesting and the story is really intriguing.

I think all of my heroes have a little John Wayne in them. The rough around the edges honest man who fights for his country and family.

Maria Zannini said...

I have a very clear image of my heroes and heroines--though I'd probably check myself into the state mental ward if they ever appeared in real life. --oh, except for the hero of True Believers. I'd insist on a ride in his starship first. (Priorities) LOL

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I am the perfect hero!
Just kidding. I'm just hero enough for my wife and even then I'm sure I fall short.

Nicki Elson said...

Ooh, I like this premise. I think it would be completely nerve-wracking to actually meet the perfect dream guy.

Cate Masters said...

I love John Wayne too, Jerri. Actually, old movies with Gregory Peck make me wish for more modern-day heroes like him.

Oh, I'd love a ride on his, ahem, spaceship too, Maria! If I remember correctly, he had certain attributes other heroes don't, lol

You're too modest, Alex. You're a hero to lots of writers too.

Perfection might be a little boring after awhile, Nicki. But Jake's got flaws to keep thing interesting. :)

Nancy Jardine said...

My perfect hero has to be able to look himself in the eye and like himself...wel...most of the time. But he also needs to be able to laugh at himself if he's messed up.(so long as he's sorted it all out of course!)Now who fits the bill???

Susan Macatee said...

It would be fun to meet any of my romance heroes in person. But I don't base them on any one person, they're mostly a conglomeration with some of my real life hero, my husband's, attributes.

Paty Jager said...

Thanks Cate, Bud is a sweetheart. This is a great premise for a book. My perfect hero has a good sense of humor and allows the heroine to be who she is.

Have a great Thanksgiving Cate and everyone!

Cate Masters said...

Love a hero who can admit he's wrong, Nancy - and know how to make up for it! :)

My heroes tend to resemble my hubby too, Susan. Probably a hazard of the occupation, lol.

Thanks again Paty!

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone - thanks so much for hanging out today.

Calisa Rhose said...

This is wonderful. I have to read this one, Cate!

Anonymous said...

What a fun idea for a plotline!

Danita Cahill