October 20, 2013

Preferring A Certain Type of Man -- "Hunter's Hunt" Giveaway

Since I didn't do a giveaway for Hunter's Hunt, even though it's available for a month, I thought I should do one now. So, for a chance to win a pdf. copy please read this post and answer the question below. The contest will run till October 24th and I'll post the winner on October 25th. Please don't forget to leave an e-mail address!

Today I want to talk about what turns people on. In Hunter's Hunt, the main character Hunter Bell, is searching for a certain type of man: burly, hairy and he should be able to take a paddling.
From most of my friends I know they prefer certain types. There's the one friend whose partners all had to be tall, dark-haired men. The eye color wasn't a big issue although said friend preferred brown eyes. Then there's another friend who wants her potential partners to be middle-aged—younger men are a complete no-go. And how about still another friend, who won't look at anyone who hasn't got blue eyes and bulging muscles?
I have to admit I find these regulations amusing. Don't get me wrong, everyone likes what or who they like and I'll never judge anyone for it. It's just that I find it limiting but then again I never had a preferred type. My partners have ranged in a variety of hair and eye color. As for their bodies? Some have been my own height (which translates into small since I'm only 5 feet 4), some have been much taller. As much as I love a firm body I never minded if my partner was soft in the middle or had a receding hairline. Pondering all that led me to ask myself what exactly gets my blood boiling.
Did I find an answer to my question? To be honest—no. But I found out what convinces me to look twice or smile. It's a simple facial feature: dimples. I'm an utter and complete sucker for people with dimples.
Which brings me right back to Hunter's Hunt because Hunter's love interest has the deepest dimples Hunter has ever seen. If only admitting to his attraction would be easy...
Have you been attracted to someone that didn't fit your usually preferred type? I invite you to tell us about it and what came of it. 

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Wanted: one bear. Must be burly and hairy, and strong enough to paddle. Hunter Bell is on the prowl, and he knows just where to find his prey: at the Bear Trap, a gay leather bar he’s more than a little familiar with. So many men, so little time. He’s just about to pounce on his choice of the evening when a newcomer enters the bar, turning everyone’s head. Adrian Michaels is everything Hunter despises in a man. He’s lean and boyish looking, and he has the deepest dimples Hunter’s ever seen.
And yet there is an immediate attraction, one that neither man can deny. They’re both too astonished to do anything about this apparent interest in one another, and they waste their opportunity. Now it’s up to Hunter to forget about his stereotypical preference and go for the guy that’s just entered his dreams. If only he can admit to himself that Adrian’s what he really wants...


It took a moment for the newcomer to absorb his surroundings and, when he did, he flinched. A few men chuckled upon discovering the baffled look on the guy's face, which proved that he indeed hadn't known about the nature of the Bear's Trap. Hunter watched him shift from one foot to the other while most men turned back and resumed their conversations. The new guy remained rooted to the spot, dripping water all over the floor, before he squared his shoulders and pushed through the mass of bodies. At last he reached the bar, where Hunter was still standing, for some unknown reason interested in this guy.

The newcomer waved at the bartender. "Is there a phone anywhere?"

"You don't have a cell phone?" another guy asked, perplexed.

The newcomer shot him a 'drop-dead' look, startling Hunter into a laugh. The new guy turned toward him with a quizzical look. Hunter was face-to-face with an irritated man, whose dark blue eyes were blazing.

"Bad day?" Hunter heard himself ask.


Hunter pulled his cell phone from his pocket and held it out to him. "You might better go to the back. Otherwise, you won't be able to understand anything."

Baffled, the other man took the phone. "Thank you, uh, what's your name?"

"Hunter." He held out his hand for the other man to shake.

"Last name or first name?"


"Thanks, Hunter. I'm Adrian."

"Hey, Adrian."

Adrian gestured with the phone toward the end of the bar and raised one delicate eyebrow. "This way?"

Hunter nodded and beckoned Adrian to go past him. Adrian only made it a few feet before one of the other men groped him, drawing out a surprised yelp from Adrian. He shoved the guy aside then proceeded farther into the back. On his way, he struggled with advances from more guys than Hunter could count. At some point, Adrian whirled around and, even from that distance Hunter could see the fast heaving of his chest, the free hand balled into a fist, and the stressed look on his face.

With a sigh, Hunter pushed away from the bar and strolled after Adrian. He caught up with him right when another man, a regular customer called Dean, made a pass at him.

"Hey, knock it off. He's with me, Dean."

"With you? Since when are you going for his type, Hunter?" Dean asked with a sneer.

Hunter shrugged while he sent a dark glower toward Dean, which caused the other man to drop his eyes and inspect the contents of his glass thoroughly. Hunter laid a hand on Adrian's shoulder and pushed him ahead. Adrian cast him a worried look but walked where Hunter steered him. After opening a door to a private room at the end, he ushered Adrian through and switched on the light.

"Go ahead."

Adrian clutched the cell phone in his hands, staring at Hunter with an apprehensive look. Hunter noticed that Adrian's eyes were of a dark, almost navy, blue. He swallowed. Even behind the glasses, Adrian's eyes seemed large and expressive. He had to concentrate on listening to Adrian's question. "Is this... is this some kind of leather bar?"

"Yeah. Never been in one before, have you?" Hunter asked.

"No. No offense and all, but I'm not very fond of it."



"Need a bodyguard?"

Adrian eyed him before he obviously came to some kind of decision. "You free for bodyguard duty for maybe an hour?"

"Sure." Hunter grinned. "I won't even try to molest you."


  1. My husband was not the type I usually went for but now we have been married a long time and are still happy.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

    1. I'm glad to hear about your happy marriage, Debby. :)

  2. I have a very definite type. I like long hair. The rest is optional, including gender. I just can't find men, or women, with very short hair attractive in any way. I'm a real sucker for eyes but not even beautiful eyes can make a face that isn't framed by hair attractive. My ex had the most beautiful long curly hair. Then, one day I went to pick him up from his friend's house and this shaven headed monster came raging down the steps and stuck his head in the window of the car. I almost hit him over the head with whatever was on the seat at the time. He scared the life out of me. It took a long time to forgive him, but I did eventually come to love him, lack of hair and all. I still wouldn't go for someone with short hair though. chakira@hotmail.co.uk

    1. I can imagine that this must have been a shock when your ex suddenly cut his hair.

      Also, on a sidenote, I'm always happy to hear / read that there are lots of other people who don't care about gender. For years I wondered if I was weird because I couldn't care less about gender. Give me someone with deep dimples and I'm lost. ;-)

  3. If I have a type I don't know what it is - my recently deceased husband was with me for 40 years (from the age of 15) and I never really looked for anyone else to turn me on. He managed to get my interest with a sense of humour and a cute butt so maybe that's what does it for me. *Shrugs*

    felinewyvern at googlemail dot com

    1. Ilona, thank you for participating and for sharing your thoughts.

  4. I never really had a preferred type. when I met my husband, we just seemed to click right away and have been married for 38 yrs now. He had a mustache when we met, cut it later as he worked in the oilfield for 20yrs and recently grew it back. Looking forward to reading Hunter's Hunt. Thanks for the giveaway. lacombejc@suddenlink.net

    1. Christine,

      thank you for participating! It's interesting to see that a lot of people don't have a preferred type. Isn't it great when you click right away? :)

  5. I'm attracted to personality and intelligence more than I am to physical characteristics but pretty eyes, a great smile or a bald head and goatee will ALWAYS get my attention. I do generally prefer men that are at least a few inches taller and not more than a few years older or younger than me.

    The strangest attraction that I can recall is becoming insanely attracted to a man who I kind of considered a big oaf when I first met him. There was no attraction at all on my part. We worked together at a children's home in NC and as I got to know him, I started to find myself attracted to him. Part of it was his sense of humor but the biggest turn on was how great he was with the kids. I found myself becoming quite smitten. He was apparently attracted to me from the start and eventually asked me out. We were involved until I relocated to MD.


    1. Hi Lynette,

      thank you very much for participating and sharing your story. I love it when these things happen! :)

  6. My husband had really long hair when we met then had to shave it all off. I loved him to much to leave him then . But i prefer men with long hair.

    1. I like long hair too, it's just so much fun to run your hands through long strands. :) Thanks for participating!

  7. I don't feel like I have a type. I'm so much more a personality than exterior person. So, for that, I definitely have a type. I love intelligence, and a sense of humor with an appreciation for sarcasm. I don't care if they're talkative or quiet, or introverted or extroverted, but they have to have kindness. So, with that in mind, I don't think I've been attracted to anyone who was outside my type.

    Thanks for the giveaway, Chris, and I hope Hunter's Hunt has been successful for you!

    caroaz [at] ymail [dot] com

    1. Hi Carolyn,

      a sense of humor is important to me too. You're very welcome and good luck in the draw!

  8. I'm not sure I have one perfect type - I have a few that will turn my head, but yes, there have been a few times where someone who didn't fit the mold. Generally they had no interest back in me so I never really had to deal with what would I do long term. Mike is definitely one of my 'types' however. :)

    1. Hey Andy, thanks for stopping by! The answers to my question are so interesting and manifold. I'm glad you got your man. :D

  9. My type; I prefer dark hair and beards for men. Especially the little satan goatee sort of beard.

    1. That's attractive. :) Thanks for participating!