Derry, Northern Ireland

Derry, Northern Ireland
A book I'm working on is set in this town.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Underground Guy

I wonder if I should change the title? It seems a bit bland for a story that's becoming very provocative. Maybe even amoral.

I'm using the image of Eric Hanson as Devlin Pope, the narrator and lead character. Eric used to be a porn star who was always a bit ethereal in his beauty...but today his eyes are haunting. Taking him as the ideal my lead wound up making Dev a bit older than I'd intended -- mid-thirties, now. And he's got a streak of dangerous in him that's proving unpredictable.

The journey's his, now, but it's also Reg's. Because already things are happening to confuse the guy and make him a little afraid of Dev. Fact is, Dev's finding he's afraid of himself, suddenly.

Mixed in is an Arab Prince, Tawfiq -- Tawfi. He's deep in the closet because he works in his country's London embassy, and he is also a suspect in the killings. I'm using a photo of that model/actor from Dubai who was so good-looking Saudi Arabia kicked him out for fear he'd drive women wild (and probably did bring a woodie to a few sheiks).

I get their point...he is effin' gorgeous...


MAC said...

I like the title... simple and catches your attention. Makes me want to learn more.

JamTheCat said...

It was the first one that came to mind, and I have to admit -- normally that's the one the story wants to be known by...