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Characters are made up of a lot of details: age, weight, eye color, and hair pop to mind immediately. Do you put much stock into a character’s hair? Don’t you think it says something about them if their hair is long or short, dark or light, streaked or plain, curly or short? Does it say something about their family, or their independence and confidence?

One of my books Unlikely Lover (formerly known as The Girl with the Thistle Tattoo) has a heroine with black hair with blue streaks. Astraea is rebellious and has a Goth bent. Her blue hair says something very particular about her.

But men’s hair can be just as telling. Imagine how you’d feel about a guy who visited the salon to have his hair streaked every month. Or a guy with really long hair that he wore in a braid. Would these things give you hints about their personalities?

I’ve read any number of books with heroes whose hair I didn’t like. I don’t go for blond guys, for example, so in my mind I changed them to brunettes. That might be cheating on my part, but I figure the author might rather I continued buying her books, even if I had to play with a few details.

I’m a natural redhead, and when I was growing up and first started reading romance novels, so many of the heroines had red hair! It was much easier to put myself in their shoes when their hair was the same as mine. Do you feel that way, too? These days, I’m hesitant to make my heroines redheads because I don’t want them to be too much like me! Weird how the screw turns.

So what kind of hair do you like to see in romance novels? Do you have a favorite hair type, or are you enraptured with any hair that seems to fit the character the author designed?

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Cover by Erin Dameron HillThe Girl with the Thistle Tattoo. Have you read it yet? It’s got a lot of elements that are new to my books. I wanted to write a little something different, with a different kind of heroine, and I sure did. Take a look at it here; read an excerpt there. And here’s my Horny Hump Day tidbit from The Girl with the Thistle Tattoo shower scene.

Touching his body from shoulder down to abs, she carefully sunk to her knees in front of him. Cal grabbed handfuls of her hair, trying not to force her to go faster, having a hard time holding back. He wanted to fuck her mouth fiercely.

I hope you enjoyed this teaser. I highly recommend you visit all the other Horny Hump Day authors to get you over your mid-week malaise.

CBS Radio 01-31-14-arrowsWelcome CBS Radio eBlast subscribers! I’m so delighted to be a featured author in your inbox today. I hope you’ll take a look around, view some descriptions and excerpts, read a free short story or two. You’re my guest and I’d like to make you comfortable.

I’m the often best-selling author of over 20 books, all erotic romances. The most recent ones have included domestic discipline (aka spanking as part of a relationship). You can find all of my books listed on this site, but here are a few you might want to pop to right away.

The Winner: Romantek (the book that’s featured in the CBS eMail Recommendations)

The Princess and the Huntsman (a fairy tale)

Kiki’s Millionaire (a Chesterfield book)

The Girl with the Thistle Tattoo (a Chesterfield book)

The Strong, Silent Type (a Stillwater book)

Handling Stormy (a Stillwater book)

“A Mouse in His Pocket” (a FREE Stillwater short story)

Under Wraps (a straight historical romance without spanking)

And then there’s the Journey Family series of seven books and one FREE short story. Six of them are available immediately, and one more will come out for Valentine’s Day this year. The series starts with Liv’s Journey.

Thank you for dropping by to visit. I hope to see you again soon!