Casting the Slye Temp Heroes + Dianna Love Giveaway!

Hi fishy friends! (UPDATE-Dianna Love has graciously offered to give away a copy of Last Chance to Run!  Just comment before 10pm ET to be entered!)

Mermaid CarleneHow is everyone doing today?  I hope you are all well and enjoying warm, bounteous waters.   This is my fifth summer living on the east coast and the first time I’ve decided to knuckle up and brave the heat, humidity and thunderstorms by staying put rather than travelling home to San Diego, California.  While I’m proud of the many things being a west coaster has made me–laid back, able to dip into Valley Girl talk in the blink of an eye (Just ask Kerri-Mermaid), and SME (Subject Matter Expert) on rolled tacos, I know the one thing that is a major downfall.  I’m a WEATHER WIMP!  Because of this, many of the activities I’ve planned for myself and the kiddo are going to see all the super hero movies and staying inside writing with the AC while my son watches professional wrestling.  I know it’s not the best summer plan and as soon as we learn to catch our breaths, we’ll venture out more and more.  Until that time, I’ve actually discovered a pretty cool side effect of frequenting AMC theaters and WWE.  I’ve got a ton of heroes to place as the visual stars of all the testosterone flavored romance novels I’m reading this summer.

Have you heard of Dianna Love’s Slye Temp series?  It’s extremely romantic and extremely suspenseful and stock-full of hunky heroes.  I just finished the first in the series, Last Chance to RunLast Chance to Run.  I’ve already cast the Man of Steel, Henry Cavill, as the book’s hero, Zane.  Sorry Dianna if that is not at all who you intended when you wrote this fantastic book but in my mind, Henry fills those boots right up!  I haven’t quite decided who to cast as the second book’s hero, Josh from Nowhere Safe, but I’m thinking someone fearless yet tender.  Perhaps the current WWE champ, John Cena.  Oh, but for the third, I’m set.  The absolute perfect incarnation of Ryder from Honeymoon to Die For is hands down, the man twelve-year-old boys and their moms alike who happen to watch a little too much WWE Raw is the Apex Predator aka The Viper aka Randy Orton.  Love. him.  And thanks to my boy, I’ve even learned Randy’s theme song by heart from when he takes the ring.  I may even adopt it as my own theme song as a writer…”I Hear Voices in my Head.”

So have the summer blockbuster cinema heroes inspired you as you read and visualize your steamy romances?  What are you reading this summer and who would you cast as your favorite book heroes?  Channing, Brad, Jamie, Henry?  Oh, and if you need any info on the WWE guys, I’m your girl 🙂

Happy 4th of July tomorrow friends!

Fishy kisses,

Carlene Mermaid



20 thoughts on “Casting the Slye Temp Heroes + Dianna Love Giveaway!

    1. Now you’ve got me curious, Mary Jo 😉 About those other things…
      Definitely adding the Daniels to my list too. Happy early 4th, fishy friend! 🙂

  1. Thanks for including Last Chance To Run on this blog, Carlene!! If you want, i’ll give away a copy of the book to someone who posts. 🙂

    I would suck at picking actors. I would never have chosen Robert Downey Jr for Ironman and I can’t imagine anyone else. I’m with Kerri on Chris Pine. He’s perfect in Star Trek. 🙂 Have a fun day!

    1. Hi Dianna! Welcome to the pond. You’re so right about Robert Downey Jr, Great point! Of course we’d love to give away a book to a fishy friend and Last Chance to Run is awesome. How about I pick one lucky commenter at 10 pm Eastern time tonight?

    1. Hi Diane!!! For those who might not have met Diane, you will LOVE her books. We won RITAs on the same night!!! In fact there were 3 noodles that night – Stephanie Faegan too (another author to check out). Hope to see you at RWA in ATL!

    1. Hahaha, Lynne–I have had a major crush on Jeff Goldblum ever since The Fly!!! He’s definitely got something hot going on. 😉

  2. Um, hello? Mark Wahlberg is on the top of MY list! Chris Pine, Channing Tatum…oh my!

    I must share: Brad Pitt and Shia LeBeouf where at the Army’s premiere National Training Center last week (it just so happens to be where I work). Though I didn’t get a chance to meet them, I was privvy to all the rumors circulating and receiving emails from people saying, “did you know Brad Pitt is here?” Yes, yes I did before most of you…Anyway, they are both lookin’ pretty hunky in the desert doing research for an upcoming film. Look real hard, Shia is in uniform. Hubba, hubba (I loved him in Transformers).

    Without further ado:

    And Carlene, I’ll say it again..don’t forget about us little people! 😉

    Much love,

    1. Kathleen! THANK YOU for sharing those pics. I guess if you’re gonna work in Death Valley, it’s only right that you get treated once in a while. Awesome shots of Brad and Shia. And of course I only left Mark’s name off my list because I know he’s all yours. 😉 Silly girl, I love you. XOXO

  3. All righty friends, I am happy to announce the winning comment belongs to Kerri! Congrats girlie 🙂 I’ll let Dianna know. All I can say is you’re going to enjoy your time spent with Zane. 🙂

  4. Hello hello! *Waves from the other side of midnight.* Is it beyond the pale to nominate Ryan Gosling? Hubby and I were watching Crazy Stupid Love and DD came in JUST to watch him take his shirt off. Smart girl.

  5. Top 3 Hero types: Hugh Jackman (aka Wolverine) – How awesome is he in any shape/form!?!? Always Brad Pitt (especially as the Guide to Death in Meet Joe Black), and Chris Hemsworth (Thor). Channing Tatum too as the every man hero. 😉

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