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Monday, May 13, 2013

Guest Post Susan Taylor: Why is Jon Snow one of the sexiest men alive?

Erotic PNR and contemporary author Susan D. Taylor (AKA Susan Arden) knows sexy, so we asked her to tell us who she thinks is one of the sexiest men alive. Let her know if you agree and who else you would add to the sexy man list.

Why is Jon Snow one of the sexiest men alive? 

And so with one of the most popular television programs, I thought well let’s see if we might find our next hero.

Thanks a bunch for letting me hang with you today, sharing my observations of a potential romantic hero. Kit Harington aka Jon Snow

I don’t write from a wide-eyed fan vantage point but rather from a writer who has the odious task of observing men when casting the role of a hero within sweet and spicy romance tales. Life can’t get any tougher. Can it?

Here I am, sneaking around the back lot where Game of Thrones is being shot. Along comes Jon Snow onto the set of Game of Thrones. Silently, I glide close to the production wall and slip unseen next to one of the camera man. He eyes me suspiciously. I smile and show him my fake press pass. He nods obviously impressed. (This is simply my imagination and I’m in charge, so bear with me.)

Sexy man casting begins. I take out my pad, nibbling on the end of my pen. Studying Jon I almost forget my purpose. Okay, here it goes.

The pros:

1. His voice. British accent. BONUS POINTS. Listening to him, oh it’s more than just a voice. There are these super sexy rolls he employs. Yummy.

2. Hair. Definitely something worth addressing. Dark, thick, and messy. Blue-black. Looks like he just…ummm, walked across a windswept forest. Yeah, that’s what it looks like.

3. Jaw. Unshaven. With just the right amount of beard growth to scrape nicely against the check, chin, or neck of the heroine.

4. Leather. Dude is a walking testimony to wearing black animal skin that fits better than a glove. Including the ones he wears.

5. Weapons. His mouth and sword. Both are cutting. Both are driving.

6. Body language. Commanding. He lowers that square jaw of his ever so slightly to the right and many a woman come undone by whatever he’s stating. Maybe he simply utters, “Make me a ham sandwich.” Whatever tumbles out of his mouth is acted upon immediately.

7. Wit and humor. Saturates his being and those about. And this is the key to masculine allure. He says the unexpected and backs it up with a power punch of intellectual prowess. TOO DARN SMEXY.

8. Wounded. His life is far from pretty and from the challenges heaped on, we get to see his defiance, refusal to back down, and I adore his flaring temper.

9. Heart. He’s got one. And it’s big. I bet pounding. This is what counts most in hot-sexy-romance. It’s the organ that gets the girl. Each and every time.

The cons: 

None. Except he’s already on Thrones, discovered, and has umpteen fans. Hold on. This is my party, and I’ll borrow who I want. *Crooking finger* Hey Jon, might I have a word???


Down on South Beach, Marissa's worked her tail off...well, not literally. She arrives at work shocked to learn she's lead broker for Wyatt Herndon. She takes her boss's advice--don't screw this up--to heart.

Her gorgeous client demands she attend to all his needs. In less than convention terms, she agrees to be on Wyatt's beck and call non-stop for two days. There might be a problem. Marissa is a mermaid and tonight is the full moon, which means she must return to the ocean for her midnight swim.

It's also Valentine's Day and this one night is known as the Hunger Moon. A time for mating, Marissa finds she's unstoppably mesmerized by Wyatt. She craves to feel his body do things she's never experienced. Not once.

Wyatt's more than captivated by his broker with her sexy as hell body and inflexible business morals. So much, he's willing to throw away his whole land deal. Now, there's only one thing on his mind, possessing Marissa completely.

Sparks fly over dinner and as their physical chemistry flares, Marissa and Wyatt can't keep their hands off each other. During a night of mind blowing sex, they are put on a collision course with destiny.

Wyatt's convinced he's found the perfect woman until she disappears. Then over the next 24-hours he uncovers her secrets and must decide if he's in too deep to turn away from love.


About the Author:

"I love the concept of falling in love. The type of romantic journey that is so intense, it's borders on insanity."--Susan D. Taylor

After growing up in Miami, Susan moved to Nashville where she taught biology and special education. No longer a public school teacher, Susan now writes about consuming passion, how attraction plays out, and characters that are either going to incinerate or meld like warm caramel.

Susan lives with her husband, two blue heelers, two crazy cats, a gecko and a snake. An RYT 200 (Yoga Alliance) practicing in vinyasa flow yoga when she's not writing her next hot romance.

Beyond writing, I knit, garden, and work with stained glass. This has been an interesting journey and continues to beguile me into the world of romance and speculative fiction writing.
*I look forward to the publication of my first manuscript, Secret Desire, through Etopia Press in 2013.
*My NaNoWriMo manuscript sold to Crimosn Romance. Tempted By Trouble is set for release April 1, 2013.
*Paranormal Shifter Series, Installments 1-3 are set to come out later this 2013. Collared For A Night through Crimson Romance.


  1. Love, love, love being here today!

  2. Love the post :-) My favorite character on GoT. :-)

  3. I think it's the hair, he has great hair.

  4. Jon's got this whole tortured, bruiting male thing going on. And I LOVE it! He is truly one of a kind. The actor who portrays the man from the novel, stellar!

    He is so freaking loyal! And he never complains. My gods, he is amazing! Awesome fun post. Can't wait to watch next weeks episode! :)