Tuesday, July 3, 2012

July 4th, Magic Mike, and Paladin

Best 4th of July Ever!
It's the Fourth of July and that calls for some good old American BBQ, hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cold watermelon, a parade, some fireworks, and of course, a great movie in the afternoon. How about we all go see Magic Mike?

You can learn more about the movie on Facebook, or its official site.

I'm not here to review it -- haven't seen it yet, but it's on my list of "to see on the big screen." I'm a Matt Bomer fan, and think Alex Pettyfer is adorable. Also starring Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Joe Manganiello, Olivia Munn, Riley Keough, Cody Horn, and the always hot Adam Rodriguez. Couldn't ask for more entertainment than this group!
Lake water is refreshing



While we're waiting for the movie to start, want to meet one of the Pool Boys from my Yahoo group Romance Lives Forever?

A swim in the lake is always refreshing, so I thought I'd share an image of one of the guys coming up from a brief dip. This photo is by Andrei Vishnyakov. The link is to his Facebook page, but you can find his work on many stock photo sites.

Original
Since I have your attention and I'm talking about a favorite photographer, now might be a good time for me to share a new wallpaper with you. One of my immortals, a winged Sempervian named Paladin was inspired by one of Andrei's photos. The original is to the left, followed by my interpretation of the character. I created this for my wallpaper page. It will go up sometime on the Fourth. It features images of the characters in my books, maps, and other goodies. There is also a free reads page.

Work was done by me in Photoshop using images purchased on Photoxpress.com

Paladin - click to see full sized (1920x1080)

Have a hot, happy, and safe Fourth of July!



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