Sunday, January 07, 2007

Vote Now and Win!

Clive Owen, Antonio Banderos, or Colin Farrell?

That’s right, Greiman is putting up pics of sexy guys again. But she has a reason this time. Really.

Here’s the deal…I have a new book coming out. UNSCREWED will hit the shelves at the end of this month. It’s the ongoing story of Christina McMullen, cocktail waitress turned shrink, and her continuing relationship/battle with Lieutenant Jack Rivera, L.A.’s most sex-itating cop.

Recently, my publisher asked me to submit pictures of how I envision Rivera. And while he’s pretty clear in my mind…and dreams, he’s not easy to explain. Thus I took on the onerous task of gazing at dark, mouth-watering guys for a while in an effort to determine who best embodies Chrissy’s nemesis.

So…for those of you who haven’t read my Un-mysteries, I’ll give a quick little description of my most talked about un-hero, and then I’d like you all to vote on which of these men best represents him.

Here goes: Gerald (Jack) Rivera is in his late thirties. He’s Cherokee and Spanish, has a couple of moldering skeletons in his closet and is L.A.P.D. down to his short hairs. He’s divorced from a woman who was way too sweet for him, (unlike the smart-mouthed Christina) has a soft spot for his Mama and his dog, is smoking hot, and stab-in-the-eye exasperating.

So have at it folks. Which of these guys best personifies Rivera? Or, can you think of someone else who might be even more sexy….errr…I mean…appropriate? Chime on in.

Once I get a consensus, I’m going to post pictures of Rivera’s look-alike on my website, and at the end of the month there will be a fun little give-away for someone who has commented on our Riders’ blog during the month of January. So make sure you stop by on January 31st to see who wins.

39 comments:

Nicole said...

I gotta say that I love your Christina McMullen series, its one of my favorites!.I think that Victor Webster would make a really hot Rivera. I have a few picture links for him, but you should google him too...

http://www.supermanhomepage.com/images/superman-lives/victor-webster1.jpg

http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1804367913/photo/515440

http://fansites.hollywood.com/~vwebster/images/0087.jpg

Helen Brenna said...

Boy, now I'm confused. I was all set to vote for Colin Farrel, and Nicole introduces Victor Webster.

This is gonna be tough, Lois!

lois greiman said...

Nicole,

Wow, are you smart. I don't know who Victor Webster is, but I googled him and see that he has some kind of aversion to wearing shirts...a characteristic I find quite appealing in a leading man...so...I guess he's smart too.

Now I'm confused too, Helen...but in a good way.

And by the by, thanks for loving Christina, Nicole. She loves you back

Michele said...

Antonio!

'nuff said.

M

lois greiman said...

I was sure you would mention Christopher what's-his-face, Michele--you know--the Batman guy.
I'm glad to see you still have some sense when it comes to hot shirtless guys. :)

Oh wait, you didn't mention Johnny Depp either. Are you still high on Nyquil?

Debra Dixon said...

Yes.

lois greiman said...

While I understand your sentiment, Deb, 'yes' doesn't count as a vote. You can't have them all. Life's hard that way, I know. And while it would be fun to fantasize about, I doubt if any of these three guys is going to be reading our little blog, so you can tell the truth...which would be your flavor of the month?

Loralee said...

I will have to increase my heart meds if you gals keep showing such yummy photos! (Please don't stop, LOL)
Antonio today---who knows who tomorrow will bring?

lois greiman said...

Loralee,

Did you see Antonia in Original Sin with Angelina Jolie? Holy cow!! If that was the original version think how much they could have perfected it by now.

Kathleen Eagle said...

Clive Owen, absolutely.

Jennifer Y. said...

I am a Clive Owen fan and have to go with him.

Melissa said...

My vote is for Clive Owen.

Loralee said...

Missed that one, Lois. Sounds like I'd better get lots more heart meds before I see it. Oh, boy!

lois greiman said...

Yeah, Loralee, stock up on meds and watch Antonio. Sigh.

And what's with the Clive contingency all of a sudden? I just threw him in there for kicks. I always thought he looks kind of grouchy. He doesn't even take off his shirt. Can you really trust a superstar who doesn't take off his shirt? :)

Helen Brenna said...

Grouchy?

Don't you be bad mouthing MY Clive, Lois.

From the looks of it, you'll have a battle on your hands!

lois greiman said...

Calm down ladies. I didn't say grouchy was BAD. I mean really, I can only understand one out of every five words that comes out of Collin's mouth. And those are usually curse words. But as long as its said with a brogue I don't hold it against him.

Debra Dixon said...

Put me in the Colin column.

Put me anywhere with Colin. I'll take it from there.

--Deb

lois greiman said...

You're so brave, Deb. I admire you immensely.

Nicole said...

I'm a huge Colin fan...but I'm still siding w/ Victor.

KimW said...

Clive Owen...yummy!

Betina Krahn said...

Yes, yes, Clive! Despite my ambivalence over Children of Men. sigh.

He's just great to look at. . . especially those eyes!


:)Betina

lois greiman said...

Right, Betina, eyes, that what I notice first about guys too. Really.

You know who I forgot? Daniel Day Lewis. All dark and smoky and sexy. Remember him in Last of the Mohecans. "Stay alive. I will find you." Yikes. Still get goosebumps. Once upon a time a reader gave me a life-sized poster of him at a book signing. Sigh. I love readers. And posters. And dark, smoky, sexy guys.

amy*skf said...

Yes, yes Clive is yummy--but he is not right for Rivera.

I lurve Rivera, I love Chrissy. You're 'un' mysteries are great. I recommend them to everyone.

I honestly don't think any of these guys are right for Rivera--but Lois, Original Sin...what a movie.

amy*skf said...

Okay, I googled Victor and I'd say in ten years he'd be perfect.

I wonder if you could google "hot Cherokee/Spanish guys"

lois greiman said...

Amy,

So glad to hear from you. I have to admit that I've done a little more hot googling lately than anyone probably should. Hoping to get up some new possibilities today. Stay tuned.

Helen Brenna said...

I hate to admit it, but I think amy's right. As much as I love Clive, I'm not convinced he's right for Rivera.

No throwing snowballs, ladies!!

Teresa said...

My vote is for Antonio. I recently saw him in Take the Lead. When he was dancing man was he sexy!

Lee-Anne said...

Hello from Down Under! You've given us a tough choice, Lois...

I've been a Clive Owen fan since "Second Sight", but he doesn't ooze LAPD--Chivas Regal scotch whiskey, certainly--although, I believe he'd make a great James Bond.

Colin Farrell makes me melt, too, but I'd prefer him steeped in Bailey's Irish Cream...

For Rivera, I'd have to go with Antonio: smoldering latin fizz with a tequila voice that can murmur sweet anythings in my ear any time he likes. Just his voice is enough--think "Puss" in Shrek!

Luv all,
Leelee.

TheHeroine said...

Hi Lois,
Greetings from NJ! We met at Borders Books in East Brunswick when you did your signing tour last year. I LOVE the UN series. Anyway...Cherokee and Spanish? Did everyone forget Steve Sandalis?
http://p4.hostingprod.com/@stevesandalis.com/PhotoGallery2.html
You see, I'd vote for Antonio, but here's already one of the heroes in my mystery series! lol Is there enough of him to go around?

TheHeroine said...

Oops...didn't sign my name to my comment.

Chelle

"TheHeroine"

Martha said...

Antonio!!!

traveler said...

Clive Owen.

alissa said...

Antonio for sure.

ellie said...

Clive Owen has it all.

pearl said...

Antonio is ideal.

joelle said...

Antonio is the candidate.

Helen Brenna said...

Lois, you getting all this?

lois greiman said...

Lee-Ann, Chelle, everyone!!

I love your enthusiasm, ladies. So glad to know you're up to the challenge of staring at hot men. Thanks millions for the input. Stick around, I'm posting on Monday again and may have more tasty guys for you to consider.

Steven Sandalis--haven't seen him around forever.

What was the sexy guy's name who played in The Highlander series????

Laurie said...

ANTONIO Loved him in Evita and Zorro... "Hot" looking and he can sing to me any time.

I like the younger (20-30) Sioux Indian brave guy who played in Dances With Wolves...he traded for the vest with Costner's character... long hair, dreamy ,dark eyes. He salutes them as they depart at the end of the movie. I don't know his name