I don’t know about you, but I’m sick to death of people bashing red-heads for not being attractive. Talk about feeling like the “red-headed stepchild!” Even Patty Stanger on Millionaire Matchmaker said on an interview one time that she didn’t invite red-heads to her mixers because nobody ever picked them. I have two words to say to that . . . *rolling eyes* . . . no that’s not what I’m thinking, so don’t be ugly. I have two words to say to that: SO WHAT! Patty, you need to invite those girls (or guys) anyway! Personally, I think most people I’ve met who have red hair are quite attractive. So why all the rant about all those guys and dolls with flaming locks? Because one of my male characters in Pleasure House is one of those people Patty Stanger said she’d never invite to a mixer. Too bad, because this guy is one who knows how to fire you up and make you beg (though I must admit, he does have a slightly weird side).
Most erotica tales seem to feature men who are the typical tall, dark, and handsome types. Yes, I have those, too, in Pleasure House, but when I was in the middle of creating my scenes and developing the characters to go in them, I found myself growing rather weary of those tall, dark-haired, blue-eyed hunks. Surely there had to be something different out there, something that stood apart from the rest. Enter Daren! Now, I know that name is not a common one for the time period the book is supposed to have taken place, but no matter, I like it anyway. I like him a lot! As a matter of fact, I think I love him!
When I created Daren, I racked my brain trying to figure out how to make him special and unique. And then it hit me–make him a red-head. Make his skin flawless and his eyes golden–“the color of rich ale.” Make his face incredibly handsome, and try to make his character show a way about him, one that makes him not only irresistible to the admits at The House, but irresistible to the reader as well.
The thing I like about Daren is that he is a meticulous lover, one who puts thought into every detail. He’s one who will spend lots of time on how to make an event special. Once you meet him, he’s one of those people you just want to please, or at least not make angry or cross. So there he is, mamma’s red-haired, golden-eyed beauty!
There, there, now. No more bashing those with fiery tresses, for they have their own special steamy brand, even if they aren’t exactly like Daren. And the next time you host a party or mixer, invite some red-heads to spice it up a bit.