Another picture to drool over
Monday, October 19th, 2009 Oct 19th, 2009 leave a response

A few weeks ago I was waiting at the hairdressers while son #3 was having all his lovely blond hair cut off, and I started reading People magazine. A few pages in I saw this ad. I can’t quite remember what the product was because of the guy in the picture. It was the first image I’d ever seen that reminded me of Valentin Sokorvsky from the first Simply book, Simply Sexual.

I have to tell you something…Valentin is still my favorite hero. I want to write at least another book about him because he simply intrigues me, and I know I haven’t really discovered all the fascinating hang-ups of his complex personality. I love all my heroes, even Lord Minshom and yet Val is the one I’d most like to meet.

So, you can imagine that I was thrilled to see an image of him. I checked the date on the People magazine but it was brand new, so I couldn’t bring myself to pinch the ad or to ask if I could have it because, then I would’ve looked weird. I went home and tried to google the ad but I couldn’t find it online anywhere. I resigned myself to never seeing that gorgeous face again.

Then last week I opened a thread on RWAOnline and there he was…the same guy, in a different ad, but it was definitely him!
pic of Valentin
Okay, so not absolutely him, but the facial structure and the eyes? Very Valentin.
I know that some of you will now be disagreeing with me as your image of Valentin isn’t the same as mine at all-I know how that feels. it’s like when a film casts someone who looks nothing like the character in your head.
This is Oriol Elcacho, btw, just in case you’d like to go and check out some other pictures of him πŸ˜‰
Oops I just accidentally ‘stumbled’ on another picture of him πŸ™‚
val 2

12 comments to “Another picture to drool over”

  1. Eden Bradley
      · October 19th, 2009 at 1:18 pm · Link

    He’s still lovely to look at, despite anyone’s vision…thank you, Kate!

    • Kate
        · October 19th, 2009 at 1:38 pm · Link

      Always happy to share the joy, Eden πŸ˜€

  2. Voirey Linger
      · October 19th, 2009 at 1:24 pm · Link


    And very close to the image I had in mind.

    • Kate
        · October 19th, 2009 at 1:39 pm · Link

      Really? That is so cool!

  3. Crystal Jordan
      · October 19th, 2009 at 1:44 pm · Link

    He looks like the Val in my head, too!

    And I know he’s your fave, which is fine, because that means I can take Peter and claim him as my fave of your heroes. Tied with Gideon. And maybe Gabriel. You write good boys, what can I say? :mrgreen:

    • Kate
        · October 19th, 2009 at 2:03 pm · Link

      I love them all-but, okay you can fight it out with Jen for Peter-but you might also have to fend off Louisa Edwards. Now Gideon is another of my absolute favorites πŸ™‚ And Gabriel is livable with πŸ™‚

  4. Jennifer Leeland
      · October 19th, 2009 at 1:47 pm · Link

    No way, Crystal. Peter is MINE, I tell you. MINE.

    And that’s EXACTLY how I pictured Valentin. Perfect.

    • Kate
        · October 19th, 2009 at 2:04 pm · Link

      I will refer you to the above comment to Crystal LOL

  5. Ciar Cullen
      · October 19th, 2009 at 1:49 pm · Link

    Nuh uh, Kate, not right. I don’t care what you created from scratch. Hmnn, must go surfing after work to correct your picture of your own creation. πŸ˜†

    • Kate
        · October 19th, 2009 at 2:04 pm · Link

      Go ahead-knock yourself out!

  6. Jeannie Lin
      · October 19th, 2009 at 1:52 pm · Link

    You know, I have to say this is pretty darn close! I love a nice strong jaw. πŸ™‚


    • Kate
        · October 19th, 2009 at 2:05 pm · Link

      yes Mmm…Valentin…

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