Monday, February 6, 2012

How to Get an Unstoppable Hero

Unstoppable Heroes banner.
My blog has a new banner, and it matches the one on my website. I also created a cool little button -- so you can have your own "Unstoppable Hero." Clicking the images will open them in a new window at full size. Do it. The images are hot!

My original banner is below. I love this one! It was created for my by Laura Givens, who is the cover artist for the Tales of the Chosen series. In the image, she put all the guys in tuxedos and grouped them as if they were at a party. Everyone is either looking at Senth (on the right), or glancing at Luc on the left. Luc is giving a serious look at Senth, across from him, because he has lost his tie. In case you're not familiar with the stories, Luc is Senth's adoptive father, having reared him from age three. The Kin who is just to the right of Luc is Jawk Brighton. He had a fling with Luc while Luc was still in a relationship with Wulf Gabriel (center, with a bow tie). Didn't go over well, to say the least.

In the background to the right of Jawk is Alitus Vivaldi. Alitus is the Minister of Imperial Intelligence for the Imperial Armada, and up until the book Jawk, Tales of the Chosen, had been in an exclusive relationship with Empress Rheyn Destoiya. When Luc and Wulf had a falling out, Alitus offered comfort to Wulf, who was also a Chosen (different story for a different day). Suffice it to say, they became partners in spying for the empress, and much closer than friends, much to Luc's dismay. Between Wulf and Senth is the blond-haired and blue-eyed Khyff Antonello, Senth's half brother. His book is For Women Only; Senth's is At the Mercy of Her Pleasure. Khyff and Senth's books are M/F. Luc's, Jawk's, Alitus's, and Wulf's are M/M. Alitus also has some M/F scenes, because it's about his relationship with her, and how he meets Wulf. Jawk is the book the seals the deal, so to speak.
Heroes Banner.

Although I adore this banner, it doesn't show Izzorah, who is Luc's forever love. It needed an update. But... I didn't want to have to add a character to the banner with each book, so I decided to make it more general. The new version provides an image of Luc (used in one of his trailers) and one of Izzorah (from wallpaper on my site). The other two are hotties from upcoming stories. The button had room for only three. Out of deference to my alpha hero Luc, I chose him, Izzorah, and the third guy because I love that color blue. In case you really like that color as well, I can tell you that the picture was taken by photographer Andrei Vishnyakov, and he is brilliant. Click his name to visit his site. He sells stock photos on Dreamstime, Photoxpress, Fotolia, and he's also on DeviantArt and RedBubble. I follow him everywhere.

I'm always looking for ways to do things easier and faster, and to have the most up-to-date items I can afford on my site. When I decided to make a button for people to grab on my other blog (Romance Lives Forever) I Googled how to do that, and found an awesome site. It's called "Grab My Button" Code Generator and it's run by Cool Realm. Click the site name to visit it, and find out how to make your own. It was easy and fun. Here's what mine looks like:

Unstoppable Heroes button.
To add the button to your own blog, you can right click and save it, then upload and link it to -- or, add a gadget using the code below.

<div align="center"><a href="" title="Unstoppable Heroes" target="_blank"><img src="" alt="Unstoppable Heroes" style="border:none;" /></a></div>

Is that easy or what? =^_^= If you decide to upload it to my site, leave the url in the comments so I can come over and see! I'll follow your blog if you have host the button, and thank you for spreading the word.

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