Sunday, August 05, 2007

Official Opening of MOANday

While at National Conference in Dallas, I dropped in at the PRO retreat to listen to author Colleen Gleason (and see her visit here on December 19, 2006) speak on what to do the year after you sell (and before your book comes out). One of the funniest moments (and there were quite a few, she's a great speaker) came when she told us about the day she garnered the most traffic on her blog. I'll let you in on a secret, she said, that day I posted:























A picture of Alan Rickman. Now, this didn't have anything to do with writing, but she was illustrating the fact that you never know how people will show up to your site. She had a large number of visitors that day who had simply googled Alan Rickman and this picture put her in the links.

Well, the Playfriends were all joking about how authors would come home from Nationals and post all these pictures of Alan Rickman on their sites. Then we talked about posting hunky pics on our blog, kind of like our friend Michelle Buonfiglio blesses us with over on Romance by the Blog. Those Bellas love them some hot guys, let me tell ya!

Well I said we needed to start posting on a regular basis, that I'd sacrifice one of my days for us to do it (yeah, what a hardship!). As we were discussing this, Problem Child burst out, "Hey, that would make it MOANdays."

And thus, MOANdays were born. From here until the distant future when we can no longer scrape up pictures of tall, built, sexy guys, the first Monday of every month will be a day when you can come to the blog and check out the eye candy.

We'll start off with my current hero, actor Aiden Turner. Love those abs.





























And here's a favorite that I believe I picked up from over at Michelle's site some time ago. Rauol.






















Remember, ladies, this is all in the name of research for our books. No gawking! (smirk)

So today, tell me who you'd like to see here on MOANdays. And tell me your favorite sites for finding hero pics. One lucky commenter will receive, you guessed it, a prize.

Angel


PS. Hmmm, this reminds me that we need to change our hunks in the Locker Room...

24 comments:

Kathy said...

It's still Sunday but I'm moaning already.

I'd like to see:
GERARD BUTLER, MATTHEW MACFAYDEN, HUGH JACKMAN, CHRIS EVANS, TOBY STEPHENS, DANIEL CRAIG, KARL URBAN (from the movie Pathfinder)

Have a great Moanday!

Playground Monitor said...

Uh... Alan's photo was a little small so I took the liberty of replacing it with a larger version. Now there's more to moan over. ::grin::

Gotta have my man Matthew someday. I second Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig. And what about George Clooney?

PM

Angel said...

Thanks, PM! I thought the same about the photo, but didn't know how to fix it. You know me and blogging technology. :)

Stacy S said...

I'd like to see Gerard Bulter & that guy from the Tudors ( Jonathon something). I check out Romancing by the blog.

Instigator said...

Jonathon Rhys Myers....he's just YUMMY! I also like Timothy Olyphant from Catch and Release.

I'm loving MOANday :-)

Instigator

Smarty Pants said...

Johnny, of course. Love Alan, so I'm good there. Hugh Jackman. Gaining a new appreciation for Gerard Butler after the Soapbox post the other day. Clooney never hurts either.

Rhonda said...

Oooo! I'm going to love MOANday. I'm casting another vote for Gerard. Yummy.

Jen said...

We know from my Soapbox Queens post that I'm currently stuck on Gerard...and well, Daniel Craig since he's the hero in my WIP. ;-) Moandays -- that works, ladies!!

Problem Child said...

Really? I said that? Hmmm, I'm better than I thought. :-)

Alan is lovely.

Sting, Sting, Sting.
Jon Bon Jovi?

CrystalG said...

Matthew McConaughey, Josh Lucas, Orlando Bloom, Johnny Depp

Anonymous said...

love it. i love geroge clooney.matt damonis hot.

tetewa said...

My vote for Moandays are as follows: Ryan Gossling and Stuart Townsend.

Kathy said...

You can tell yesterday was Swoonday. I forgot to mention THE pirate himself, Johnny Depp!! (Sorry SP, I failed you.) And Stewart Townsend if HOT in Queen of the Damned. Of course, Chris Evans does FLAME UP in Fantastic Four! ;-)

colleen gleason said...

Hee heee....thanks for the kudos about my presentation. I had a blast doing it, and I'm glad at least some of my suggestions *smirk* are being put into play.

I need to talk to someone about having my "friend" Colette Gale guest blog here about her new erotic Phantom of the Opera novel--releasing tomorrow. :-)

I had such a great time when I blogged here about my Gardella series, that I know Colette will have a good time too. ;-)

colettegale.com for more info.

catslady said...

Most of the good ones have been mentioned so I'll just add Leonardo DeCaprio :)

carol said...

Hi all,

Great idea for Mondays. I think you guys have it covered. My vote goes to George Clooney as well.

sharon said...

I wouldn't mind seeing James Purefoy on the list.

ruth said...

My fave or all is Ioan Gruffudd, the looker in Amazing Grace.

Cherie J said...

My choices for MOANday would be Orlando Bloom and Hugh Jackman.

Sue A. said...

Thanks for making Monday so bearable.
I'll second Jonathan Rhys Meyers!

Have a great week everyone!

diane said...

Another addition that would be apealing is Viggo Mortensen.

ellie said...

Ralph fiennes received my approval.

Kimberly L said...

Gerard Butler, Matthew McConaughey,
Clive Owen.

LadyVampire said...

A lot of great hunks already mentioned but I thought I would suggest two more...Joaquin Phoenix & Vin Diesel.