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Saturday, January 3, 2015

Sheep Interview: Actor, Cover Model James DiNonno + giveaway

We love sexy alpha men at I Smell Sheep. We also love books, and of course we love sexy men who love books! Enter our main book-cover-squeeze; James DiNonno! He's stopped by to play before and he's back again. See, we don’t scare them all away. Check out our interview below and make sure to enter to win a copy of Blood Assassin! 

Katie: Welcome back James! I'm so happy the duct tape and rope didn't scare you off! *villainish laugh*
James: Takes More than that to scare me off :) Great to be back Katie.

Katie: You're on the cover of the upcoming paranormal romance Blood Assassin by Alexandra Ivy, how did that come about?
James: The creator of the Deacon Chalk covers hit me up for this cover, and of course I was in. Guess I made an impression.
Katie: I've read the book and you do look a lot like the main character, do they tell you much about the part beforehand
James: They just told me I was a bad a$ assassin type. 
Katie: Oh man, you sure are! *fans self* 

Sharon: You are an active/fitness kind of guy. What outdoor sports do you do?
James: During a nice spring/summer day my fave place to be and thing to do is on the beach playing some doubles Volleyball. And in the winter when I'm brave enough to rough the cold I enjoy snowboarding. I slacked on both this past year but looking to change that this year.
Sharon: I think we can let you slide…you did tie the knot! Does your better half enjoy the same? 
James: She likes the beach when it's not crazy hot, and during the evening. She's more into woods, mountains and rivers...a nature girl.

Katie: Since we last interviewed you, I've been seeing you all over the place! What TV shows and films have you been a part of in the past year?
James: I shot "Person of Interest" for the second time as a stunt Principal. I also shot a few reenactment shows including "True Crimes", "I killed my BFF" and "Scorned".

Katie: Where can we look forward to seeing you in the coming year?
James: I did a few Indie Films coming out soon titled "Dark" and "Sugar".
Sharon: Sounds sweet! (heehee, see what I did there? Snort)
James: You're out of control lol

Photo by Leo Michels
Sharon: If you were a bouquet of flowers what kind would be in it?
James: You don't expect someone with a tough guy image to answer that do you? lol
Sharon: You could go with a bunch of Venus Fly Traps…
James: Actually I thought of that. I had one when I was a kid, it died pretty quick. Guess I fed it a bad fly :/

Katie: Can you take your shirt off? I mean, what? Who said that?!
Sharon: *whispers to Katie* His wife is over there and I hear she can shoot lasers out of her eyes if anyone messes with him…just saying…
James: Yea my wife is very protective of me so be careful lol
Katie: Well, then SHE can take his shirt off. I mean d'uh!
James: She's always down for that lol
Katie: *faints from a joygasim* 

Katie: A huge congrats on the recent wedding! Tell us a little about your lovely wife who is also a model, is that right
James: Yes she's an accomplished high fashion model among other things, she just got her real estate license. She's the most incredible woman I've ever known. And I met her in church believe it or not. Truly a match made in Heaven.
Sharon: awwwwww…
Katie: How can you not love these two?!
James: I know, we're sickening right? ha :)

Sharon: What song did you have your first dance to as husband and wife?
James: So in Love by The Icarus Account

Rapid Fire round, you know what to do! 

Katie: Slap fight or Leg wrestle?
James: Leg wrestle

Sharon: DC or Marvel?
James: Marvel
Sharon: *high fives James and Katie* Knew you were cool.
Katie: Ok, if you could be ANY Marvel character who would you pick?
James: I think Wolverine is pretty bad a$$. Healing powers, bones and claws made of Adamantium, pretty much indestructable...I can live with that.
Katie: Leopard print or Cheetah?
James: Cheetah, I wearing it? ha
Katie: Pfft, does it matter. hehehe
James: My buddy has lots of Cheetah print, I'll borrow some.

Sharon: Give her candy or give her flowers?
James: Flowers

Katie: Sappy love stories or Action packed blood and guts.
James: Action baby but I can appreciate a good love story
Sharon: You can have both!

Sharon: Walk on the beach or Walk in the mountains?
James: beach but my wife would say guess we're going to the mountains lol
Sharon: Got to go with your wife on this one. I’m mountains all the too.
James: Ok then you two go to the mountains lol
Sharon: Oh boo, hiss...oh, she driving?

Katie: Fall or Spring?
James: Spring

Sharon: Wear a watch or Use a cellphone?
James: Cellphone

Katie: Sing in the car or Sing in the shower?
James: Rockin in the car
Katie: And what are you belting in the car concert?
James: Pearl Jam, STP, AIC, pretty much any 90's grunge band.

Sharon: Country or Rock-n-Roll?
James: No contest...Rock

Katie: Hairy back or Hairy chest?
James: Trimmed chest

Katie: James, thanks so much for taking time to chat with us and we look forward to everything you have going on!
James: Thanks for having me back ladies. Always a pleasure.
Sharon: *whispers to Katie* He is so polite. We would totally keep him if it weren't for that whole “laser” thing…
Katie: I say we keep him anyway! Just have me home by midnight :)

Blood Assassin (The Sentinels Series Book 2) 
By: Alexandra Ivy 
Paranormal Romance 
Pages: 433

They are the outcasts of humanity. Blessed with power. Cursed by fate. Driven by passion. The Sentinels have returned. . .
Out Of The Shadows
At six-foot-three and two-hundred-fifty pounds, Fane is a natural born guardian. A flawless mix of muscled perfection and steely precision, he has devoted years of his life to protecting a beautiful necromancer. But after she found love in the arms of another, Fane has been a warrior adrift. He swears allegiance only to the Sentinels. And no woman will ever rule his heart again. . .
Into The Fire
Not only a powerful psychic, Serra is that rare telepath who can connect to minds through objects. When the daughter of a high-blood businessman is kidnapped, Serra agrees to help. But when she stumbles onto a conspiracy involving secrets sects and ancient relics, her life is in mortal danger--and Fane is her only hope. Is the warrior willing to risk his body, his soul, and his heart, for Serra? Or will one last betrayal destroy them both?

About James:
James has been involved in fitness for almost 20 years. His passion for fitness led him to get certified as a personal trainer in 2004. James prides himself on giving his clients the best workout possible to achieve maximum results. He lives out the phrase "practice what you preach" and has experienced first hand how hard work, proper nutrition and supplementation can transform your body from the inside out. To look better, feel better, and perform better you MUST know how to properly train and eat and James will help you down that path. He is based out of Short Hills, NJ where he trains at Can Do Fitness as well as in-home training. So contact James now to get started!
Being artistically minded and viewing the body as a work of art, after 20 years of "sculpting" James felt it was time to take fitness to the next level and became a fitness model in 2010 with one of the top fitness modeling agencies in the country.

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  1. I'm not sure but I'm drawn to Gerber Daisies

  2. I think a primrose. I do love bleeding hearts but not as a representations.

  3. I would say yellow roses represent me. That was my wedding bouquet.

  4. I like tiger lilies ;) Thanks for the fun post!

  5. Carnation, not too pretentious.


  6. I'm not sure but maybe an orchid.

  7. That was such an awesome interview and dang, but I love that cover.

    I think if I had to pick a flower that represented me it would be the Coneflower. They come in many colors and are hard to kill. Kind of like me...very colorful and strong as nails.

  8. hilarious interview and flower... hmm bella donna?

  9. I had no idea which flower, so I googled it! Took a quiz :P Gave me the flower Iris.


  11. I am represented by the magnolia.

  12. Lilies of the Valley is my flower for the month, but I can be kind of prickly, so I'd say a rose.

    Bonnie Hilligoss -

  13. bleeding hearts LOL yet love the yellow rose

  14. I've always associated with the Lotus flower.

  15. I don't know but I love the Sweet Pea. James has a beautiful smile. I can't believe I live 10 minutes from James. :) But I'm a little hesitant when it comes to lasers. lol
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  16. I love roses so I hope they represent me.

  17. I'm a Rose! I'm beautiful on the inside and the outside. But I can prick you with my thorns if I need to protect myself!

  18. Fun interview!! I don't know which flower best describes me, but my favorite flower is Wisteria. I love the smell & purple is my favorite color. Blessings & Thanks for the Giveaway.

  19. This interview was hilarious. "We would totally keep him if it weren't for that whole “laser” thing…" <-*dies* lol.

    1. Thanks :) when the person we interview has a great sense of humor it makes it a lot of fun.

  20. loved the interview.. Flower lilac