Heidi Rice :: Under the Spotlight
~ Tell us about your first crush?
That would be a toss-up between Milan Dedic, Paul Newman and Steve McQueen. As I couldn’t sit behind Paul and Steve in assembly and daydream about them or hang out at the bus stop hoping to share the bus home, I probably got more swoon mileage out of
~ Who is your favourite fictional romantic hero?
Assuming you’re talking about ones I’ve written (as ones I haven’t written are way to many to mention), it would have to be my first published hero Monroe Latimer in Bedded by a Bad Boy.
~ Do you have a favourite city in which you set your novels? If so why is it such a sexy city?
Although it really ought to be
~ Who do you use as hero inspiration more than any other man?
This is a tough one, because I use lots of different guys to inspire me for my different heroes. Monroe, my tough/tender loner from my first book Bedded by a Bad Boy was inspired by three of my main men: Steve McQueen, Sawyer from Lost and Marlon Brando in On the Waterfront. Jack Devlin, my best-selling crime novelist with a dark past from my second book The Mile High Club was definitely inspired by Pierce Brosnan in The Thomas Crown Affair (anyone remember Pierce’s naked butt in that film, who wouldn’t be inspired by it!). But someone who always inspires me, hormonally speaking, is Johnny Depp. He’s my age, speaks French (which I have always aspired to do), is a bit of a rogue and well, he’s gorgeous. I’d even snog him as Jack Sparrow with those dodgy teeth (although I may have forgotten to mention that to my husband).