With the exciting news that Fifty Shades of Grey had been cast, the Entice team sat down and dreamed of the day that some of the Entice titles would be adapted for the screen. And
if when it does, our editors will be ready for their pick of star. Charlie Hunnam, move over! Here are our hunk castings for three popular Entice titles:
1) Sweet Proposal by Celia J. Anderson, Leo
Books, chocolate and a Jacuzzi: could there be a better combination? Gorgeous Geordie Leo arrives in Clayton-on-the-Bream with a mission to make his mark. When he reveals his ideas for a bespoke bookshop and chocolate-themed cafe, struggling writer Mab can’t resist both him and his plea for help.
If you haven’t read Piatkus Entice winner Celia J. Anderson’s Sweet Proposal yet, then what are you waiting for? It’s a deliciously heart-warming and romantic read as we follow our heroine, Mab, on her search for her happy-ever-after. And when hunky Leo arrives on the scene, he is surely the man to make that happen. Not only is he manly, gorgeous and super sexy, he’s from Newcastle – who can resist the Geordie accent? and he’s funny. A perfect combination! Now if Gerard Butler can perfect that Newcastle twang then he is a Leo in the making! Why aye man! - Caroline Kirkpatrick
2) Dark Predator by Christine Feehan, Zacarias
We may not always come right out and admit it, but every woman has her preferred type of hunk – ‘witty and charming’, ‘silent and brooding’, ‘heavily muscled, not-too-bright but primal’ – film, TV and books offer a positive cornucopia of drool-worthy options. I lean towards the ‘tortured, morally-on-the-edge but totally badass’ (Omar from The Wire, Khal Drogo from Game of Thrones – even Robin Hood!). That’s why, when we started discussing our favourite book heroes, my thoughts immediately turned towards Christine Feehan’s Dark Carpathian series, as she excels at exactly this type of hero, the kind you desperately hope can save himself in time. Without finding their life mate, her heroes are slowly drained of all colour and emotion, until their temptation to kill and become an abomination is too strong to resist – it gives this whole series an immense tension and power. My favourite Carpathian hero is Zacarias in Dark Predator, a “merciless, ruthless and implacable dark predator”, who finally, against all the odds, finds his soul mate. I find that the closer the hero is to the edge of darkness, the more dramatic and moving his journey is back into the light. To anyone who hasn’t read Feehan before, as well as any fans of seriously dangerous and dark heroes, I heartily recommend you give Feehan’s work a go!
Just for fun and as the Dark Carpathians aren’t yet a film (and WHY NOT?! Come on, Hollywood!), I’ve pasted a picture of Khal Drogo – can’t you just see him in the battlefield, brutally protecting the woman he loves… *sigh. – Anna Boatman
3) The Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones, Reyes Farrow
Never has the Devil been so sweet . . .
Er, I mean, the Devil’s son. And he is. SO SWEET. Any by sweet I mean sexy, dark, smug, fierce, brooding and the altogether ‘bad boy’ that so many girls climb out of their window for these days. And best of all? He meets Charley head-on! He’s a match for our girl! Seriously, Charley is basically the friend I would never think anyone was good enough for. But Reyes? He had his faults (inferno, fire, damned for all eternity, blah blah blah blah blah) but he’s just enough damaged (and just enough redeemed) for our favourite Grim Reaper.
For Reyes I have always imagined someone with with charm, someone smooth, but perfectly capable of winning in a bar fight. I need him to be dark, but with soft eyes. *Cue* Adrian Grenier. He’s a dream. Perfect casting. - Grace Menary-Winefield