Guest Post — Michele De Winton

Thanks so much for having me over to chat. I’m pretty happy that the second of my Love on Deck titles is out now and the third will follow in the not too distant future. Yeay.

Out Now PostBack in release week my fabulous publicist asked me to find a bunch of man candy shots of my hero (you can check that whole crazy goodtime on pinterest and it got me thinking about some of the telling physical features of Mr Rick McCarthy. One thing that sprang to mind – but which didn’t sneak into my hero images, were his tattoos. For a straight up and down guy – Rick is the CEO of a major Biotech conglomerate – he has a pretty good display of ink.

I like a good dose of coloring in. Especially if it’s something original and something that means something personal and even private to the person. For Rick it’s a reminder of what he and his brother were searching to achieve – a cure for leukemia, and penned in swirling chemical formula, in my mind it’s definitely unique and distinctive.

Heroine Felicity Williams is a fan too:

“I do believe you might expire if you don’t get in that water. Best we undress for lunch don’t you think?” Without waiting for her reply, Rick dumped his small bag, stripped off his jacket and shirt, and peeled down his trousers to reveal turquoise board shorts and an array of ink Felicity would never have guessed at. He stepped into the pool and splashed the water up over his chest, making his tattoos sparkle and his muscles gleam. Oh God. If there was ever a need for a new Caped Crusader, Richard McCashin’s chest could take on Christian Bale’s any day. His tattooed torso was hairless with perfect pecs, not too buff so they looked like man-boobs, but firm and smooth and…Must. Not. Look. At. Passenger. Muscles. Say something to distract yourself. “Wouldn’t have picked you for the coloring-in kind.”

He rubbed his hand over his chest.

Duh. Now you’ll be rude if you don’t look…

What about you? Do you like a man unsullied, untouched and unmarked? Or do you like to see a little of what he’s thinking on the inside written forever on his skin? The forever part is pivotal to me and that’s where it gets more interesting – if it’s going to be there forever, what are you going to put on display? What a man choses says a lot I think. Do you agree?

Thanks again for having me! For more info drop by any time



About Michele

MDWintonMichele was born in the mid 1970’s amid a burgeoning sprawl of vineyards and new retirement homes. With two teachers as parents, her love of reading and books was cemented at an early age. Being a writer however, was not was she was supposed to do when she ‘grew up’. Despite training in law (or perhaps because of it) she has been a dancer, producer, writer, and all round arty type in various countries for most of her life.

Moving into writing full time in 2010 was like being a part of a contemporary romance – perfect! Creating new worlds for her characters, or rather letting those same characters show her their worlds is now a highlight of Michele’s daily life. And falling in love over and over as each hero and heroine allow their true feelings to surface is something very special. What a treat to do it every day! Now back home in New Zealand after travelling extensively, Michele writes from an office where the sound of the tapping keyboard is only rivalled by the whisper of wind in the trees.

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Felicity Williams can’t remember the last five years thanks to an accident that wiped out her memory. She fled her old life in hopes of starting fresh and found refuge working on a cruise ship. But her past is coming for her…

Rick McCarthy wakes after a climbing accident to discover that his business partner and fiancée has quit her job and disappeared. He’s trying to accept that she’s run out on him, but now he needs her signature to close a deal that could literally be life or death. He’ll go to any extreme to get what he needs…even if that means becoming someone else to win her back. But a little lie becomes a large mess when they’re stranded on a deserted island together, and old misunderstandings might ruin their chance at new love…

About Beth Rhodes

Beth jumps into life with both feet...or head first. Impulsive and spontaneous to a T, she joined Passionate Critters and never looked back. She loves writing and reading, which made this wonderful group of woman a perfect match for her.

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About Beth Rhodes

Beth jumps into life with both feet...or head first. Impulsive and spontaneous to a T, she joined Passionate Critters and never looked back. She loves writing and reading, which made this wonderful group of woman a perfect match for her.

8 Responses to Guest Post — Michele De Winton

  1. Nina Croft says:

    Hi Michele – I love tattoos – been trying to persuade my man to get one for years – no luck so far! Maybe I’ll give up and get one myself instead!

  2. Beth Rhodes says:

    i love tattoos! My hubby has one great tattoo on his shoulder. Could be why we’re still married… haha. JK! I don’t think getting one myself is going to work, though. i’m always worried i’m going to get really fat and it will stretch out and get all ick. 😀

  3. Molly McLain says:

    Hi Michele! I’m a big fan of tattooed heroes. My real life hero doesn’t have any, so maybe that’s why I’m so drawn to guys that do have them? Of course, I have to be discreet about it lol, so inked book boyfriends seem to be the perfect solution. I love when the tats show a side of a hero that isn’t necessarily that forthcoming–like seems to be the case with your hero, Rick. I think that’s what makes them sexy. 🙂 Well, that and if there are muscles to go along with the ink. 😀

    • This! Definately this! Yes i love that hidden side peeping through. especially when the hero has enough conviction to get that hidden side permanently inked. Thanks for your thoughts.

  4. Thanks so much for having me. So lovely to be in the company of such fabulous well read and written people! Xxx michele

  5. Jennifer Shirk says:

    My hubby won’t get one either. Boo-hiss. 🙂

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