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Saturday, February 11, 2006

The sexy geek...

Isn't this cover to die for? This guy looks exactly as I picture Hotwire, the hero for and ABLE. He's a super sexy computer geek/ex-mercenary. Is that an oxymoron for you?

I admit I'm biased. I married an uber sexy geek so I see the breed as hero material for sure, but what about the rest of you? Can you go for a hero who can program a super computer, but isn't sure how to tell if he's in love? Do you think a guy who can go on for hours about the new theory for warp drive space travel but has a hard time saying, "I love you," can be sexy? What about the man who has more geek gadgets than Inspector Gadget, but has never touched a vibrating massager? Can he be your idea of a man who can make the heroine melt into a puddle of passion...or at least certain parts of her anatomy?

I love the super geeky, super sexy hero, but what about you? I'm starting a new series for Brava...and I'm thinking there are definitely going to be a hero or two who are as competent with the computer as they are in hand to hand combat...is that a good thing, or does it totally turn you off?

Let me know what you think...

Hugs,
Lucy

18 comments:

Jennifer Y. said...

First, let me say that I can't wait until And Able is released. I love the first two books.

To answer your question, I think geeks can be sexy and I don't mind reading about heroes who are a bit geeky. Vicki Lewis Thompson has a nerd series that I enjoy with heroes that are "nerdy". So I think it is possible for a hero to be good with a computer and sexy. A lot of it has to do with how they are written. As long as they are written with some sex appeal, it doesn't matter if they are geeks (does that make sense?).

I love many types of heroes (I am not very picky) including the "super geeky, super sexy hero." I am not turned off at all by men who have just as much intelligence as they do strength. I am interested to hear more about this new series of yours.

I hope I made sense...I am a bit tired...LOL.

Michelle B said...

Geeky can definitely be sexy in my opinion. Maybe that's because I can sort of identify with it as I was an engineering major in college and now I'm a math grad student. Granted, I agree with Jennifer that good writing certainly helps! And I prefer a somewhat well-rounded geek:D I find the type of guy you described in your post very appealing and attractive, Lucy!

And speaking of computer geekdom, I better quit procrastinating and go write my computer program that's due on Monday at 9am...eek!

Michelle

Stacy~ said...

I think that the so-called "geek" can be sexy because of certain qualities that are associated with that word. For example, there is usually an intense level of concentration and focus involved, and that can be very sexy to imagine all of that attention focused on you. There's also the idea that a geek is extremely good at whatever the obsession is (computers, science, etc) and again, who wouldn't want to experience that level of expertise?

Blend those characteristics with self-confidence and assertiveness, and that can be extremely sexy. If he's a little unsure of himself, or has a difficult time expressing his feelings, that can be endearing and kinda sexy. So yeah, there's definitely endless possibilities there.

I can't wait to hear more about this series of yours Lucy.

sybil said...

Oh! I want this book, like now. Ready and Willing were both great.

Great cover! As far as geek? Really just depends on the book, not something I seek but not something I put down when I see the word.

Shiloh Walker said...

;o) prolly depends on the geek, but i'd say definitely.

Dannyfiredragon said...

Great cover!

Why shouldn't a geek be a sexy hero? I think it would be great to have such an hero.

snowflake said...

Hi Lucy, gorgeous cover! As far as I'm concerned, it can only add to the sexy quotient if the hero is an expert with computers, as long as he knows how to treat his lady, family, children and senior citizens right.

Karen said...

I LOVE that cover. I'm not big on photo covers (I really like art, what can I say ;) ) but this one is great!

Can't wait to read it. *hugs*

Jamie said...

I think that you can definitely have a sexy, geek for a hero - and the kind you've described sounds totally sexy because of his competence in so many areas and his innocence in others. What woman can resist wanting to enhance his learning? It's all in the way he treats the heroine and the chemistry they have together. I wouldn't want all of the heroes to be the same, because what fun would that be?

LuAnn McLane said...

Oh course! What I love about a geek is that they don't always know that they are sexy, ya know?

Lucy Monroe said...

Oooh...I'm so glad so many of you agree with me. LOL And I'll have something on my website about the TGP series in the beginning of March on my "Current Project" page. :) Including what the TGP stands for...

As for sexy geekdom...like I said, my hubby has it down to an art and who can help writing that kind of thing with such nice inspiration???

Hugs,
Lucy

Judy F said...

Oh I love this cover. I think geeks can be sexy. I agree with Stacy, the level of focus they have on their work when its focused on the heroine can be HOT. And with you writing it I know it will be great.

BadBarbs' Blog said...

And Able is awesome too. I loved it, the hot tub scene alone will be talked about for days.

Lucy Monroe said...

Thanks, gals...and Barb, you are such a TEASE! LOL

Hugs,
Lucy

Maura said...

I'm really waiting for Able! :)

I don't think geeky is incompatible with sexy!

I love the new cover.

Jaynie R said...

oh nice. I think he looks hot. Cant wait to get my paws on it.

Cryna said...

I think that there is nothing wrong with a sexy Geek hero. So often because people see them as a geek they are ignored. I think it would be great to have a series based on someone like this. Besides I think with you writing it is bound to be interesting and have us all hooked.

Joni said...

So I am posting a little late, but I just had to answer this when I was of sound mind and body....just took awhile for my body to cooperate you might say, but then I had a darn good excuse as to why it is now as opposed to when it was posted..hahaha. In answer to your question, it can only be a big "heck yeh", most definitely geeks can be sexy.

When I started telling my friends what my first thoughts of a geek were, they took that answer as a flaw rather than as a compliment which I have never spoken anything with the intention as being funny when it comes to being totally serious. When my casual friends laughed and said that they just couldn't picture me with a geek, it kind of hurt my feelings, but on the other hand, I'd never been totally honest with my feelings towards them when certain moments called for it were being discussed about the man I'd chosen to want to spend the rest of my life with than they were when my best friend told me hers.

My best girlfriend I'd had since fourth grade volunteered her opinion without being asked and said, "I think Matt is such a geek. I don't ever see a marriage between you two lasting more than six months!" Some friend, huh? Well guess what, sometimes friends speak more loudly when it's not something they could ever be comfortable with instead of being the friend whose opinion mattered the most of what she would want for her friend as opposed to what she wanted for herself. Knowing the friend as I knew her, well...lets just say she wasn't the the greatest role model when it came to relationships and what makes one last as opposed to what one can do to change a negative into a positive by adding just a touch more "elbow grease". In other words some people stop believing how good a relationship can be for others when their own fairy tale didn't turn out as they'd once expected it to and believed it would. Needless to say she's made a lot of poor choices over the years because she just didn't get that a geek can be all and more to a woman than meets the eye. There are wonderful hidden agendas they don't have to put into words mostly because they aren't social creatures by habit or have given much thought to their romantic side because they truly have never seen themselves as the romantic sort. But if you asked most geeks if they've been in love more than once, they'd be lying to a certain degree if they said yes. A geek will never let out their romantic side unless they're totally comfortable with the person they have found to be "the one" and if you're "the one" you better watch out, be ready, willing and able to accept them for who they are from the get go because they won't hesitate bringing everything to the table in the first three dates because those are items he can discuss openly. You ask him to put in words what he truly feels for you by the third date, don't be surprised or take it as a slight against you when he falls a little short in this area. Geeks are very vulnerable creatures and express themselves more outwardly through their analytical, logical and technical abilities, which basically tells you everything about their work ethic, which takes up a great deal of their life. But watch how their bodies change and light up when they're describing them to you, "the one" as opposed to another who he has no interest in other than to spend a nice brief moment in time having fun, trying to find out what the heck she ever saw in him and why she accepted a date with him at all. He would tell you straight up that if he can't be friends first with a woman, how can there ever be room for more? Geeks are also very shy, private and modest people. So if you're looking for sexy as the first thing you need your geek to be, you'd best pass. What they find sexy will be totally and unexpectedly different from what you might perceive it to be. If you're the right one for them, you'll find it in the subtle gestures, the way they look at you through their eyes. It's the unspoken words that will tell you all you need to know until you've assured him or her you're serious enough to take the next step with. If he/she sees you're worth fighting for, he'll/she'll do what he's/she's emotionally capable of expressing in words, but no more, because rejection has basically been his/her worse fear and he/she won't lay anything on the table he/she can't leave with still in tact!

But once you've captured a geek's heart, the possibilities are endless in the "sexy" department, because he'll basically do just about anything for you and not care about how foolish he might look doing them. He's having fun and that's what matters more to him than any potential right of passage you're expecting to attain from him he may or may not be able to deliver! Is my geek theory even close to what yours, the one asking the question is? I can only give you my opinion based on my experience with the "geek" in my life. I've been married to him for 22 years. Who'd have thought we had a chance? I've already told you who didn't and it distanced our friendship for many years - until she matured into the woman I always knew she was capable of becoming - it just took a longer journey for her while I was having the time of my life in spite of it! hahaha