Sunday, October 2, 2011

Into the Fire
by Cherie Marks
(This post is adapted from a post I did on where a group of writers 'write by the seat of our pants.')

You don't have to be a male model to rule my world.  I'm drawn more to the mind.  A creative-minded brainiac gets me going quicker than anyone.  But it doesn't hurt if he has a great smile and bedroom eyes, if you know what I mean.  Inspiration comes from many, many places.

For example, Into the Fire is about two competing chefs. Who can really resist a man in an apron? Especially if he's wearing little else and catering to my foodie needs. So I painstakingly pored over images, hoping to get some sizzling pictures to inspire my hash-slinging hero until I finally found just the right ones. Here are just a couple of the too-hot-for-my-kitchen top chefs I came across:

Rocco Dispirito


Jeff McInnes

Bryan Voltaggio

Oh, my, is it hot in here, or is it just that chefs wear too many clothes? But what exactly is the point? The need to give my fully visualized characters their HEA, of course.

Okay, okay, I've "researched" enough.

But before I go, any other chefs warm your burners?

Comment for a chance to win a $10.00 gift card to Amazon or BN. Don't forget to leave your e-mail along with your comment. I'm so thankful for the commenters who've stopped and taken the time to leave a few words that I'm going to give away another prize--a PDF copy of Into the Fire. So, two drawings today for commenting on any of my blogposts.

The blurb and excerpt for Into the Fire can be found here at my earlier post. You can also go here to see the book trailer.

Cherie Marks
Into the Fire available at from The Wild Rose Press, October 5, 2011


mnjcarter said...

Okay, that second guy is hot!! How about Rob Rainford? He's looking mighty fine himself, wish I could post a pic, but I'm a tech idiot.

Maria D. said...

I kind of have a thing for Tyler


Cajunflair said...

Oh, yeah...I remember those luscious chefs on the ACA blog. They're still looking good. I can't wait to read the book.

Cajunflair said...

Cherie Marks said...

mnj, I sooo have had a huge crush on Sam Talbot since I first watched him on Top Chef. Had to Google Rob Rainford--can I just say, what a gorgeous smile!!

Maria D, Tyler seems so full of energy and fixes great food. What's not to like?

Lori, so glad you stopped by *waves madly*. Yes, I decided to recycle some purty pics for this post. I'm back to reading Someday Somebody, and I'm having a hard time because all I want to do is READ YOUR BOOK. I put it as my current read on Goodreads. I'll keep you updated.

Barb H said...

Cherie, Yummy-looking chefs you've tracked down. I must admit I don't watch the cooking shows, so I can't answer your quetion--except I'm perfectly willing to go on a chef-evalu restaurant circuit some weekend. LOL.

June M. said...

I have to say guy #2 (Sam Talbot) is my fave! That is just what I need, a hot guy that cooks, and one that cleans too!
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JM said...

I have to vote for Sam too. I'm glad they keep bringing him back for other shows. I'll even admit Gordon Ramsey catches my eye, but I think it's more ballsy attitude than anything.
Great post, Cherie. I can't wait until your book is out! Don't worry about adding me to the drawing.

daydrmzzz said...

You looks are nice but they do fade but cooking skills usually get better with age! Lmao ;) I luv men that cook, mine burns water.