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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wednesday Spotlight: Riptide Publishing

In addition to being entered into the weekly spotlight contest, all commenters on today's post will be entered into a drawing for the winner's choice of Pull, At Day’s End, Beneath Me, Rite of Passage, Behind Blue Eyes, Tough Guy, Best Unspoken, Coin Operated Boy, Trey #3, The Secret Ingredient, or The Zagzagel Diaries.

Freckle Fetish

Everybody has them, fetishes. Many don't speak of them; some are in denial that they have them. But the truth is there are certain things in each of our lives that we get off on that would raise a few brows or garner a chuckle or two should our friends find them out. Things that turn one person on may not turn on another, in fact, they may seem unhealthy or even disgusting to some. But c'mon, who doesn't like freckles?

Freckles play a huge part in my first title with Riptide Publishing called Divinity. Vampire/night security guard Martin Hayes can't seem to stop thinking about them or the man who's covered with them, the new night janitor, Dylan Mesmer.

Now, before you jump in and proclaim, "Of course, we like freckles! They're cute." while you're thinking of Jensen Ackles. I'm not speaking of cuteness or the smattering of freckles across the cheeks of an adorable face.

I'm talking full, blown-out freckles so numerous they cover every inch of a man's skin—everywhere. Yeah. Those kind of freckles.

I've known men who have them and hate them, and I've known men who wear them with pride. But until I wrote about them and used them as a prop in my short vampire tale Divinity, I have to admit, freckles were a total turn-off for me.

I once had a boyfriend who was covered in freckles; so heavily was the coverage and his skin so populated with the things, I believe that was on my list of reasons why never to see him again. Of course, I was fifteen, but still, considering not too many guys in my town had red hair or freckles or took European cruises, complete with 3-day stays at nudist islands, and then seeing all those freckles splattered across his chest and arms and legs, and even his ass, I think really scared me at the time…

In writing Divinity though, I wanted my vampire Martin (the main character) to have an attraction to something so strongly that it lasted for centuries and was near unforgettable. Well, when my mind heard "unforgettable," the first thing I thought of was those freckles that had traumatized me as a teen.

And after writing about them and how Martin adored them on Dylan (and Dylan's ass), well, I'm looking forward to the next carrot-top I meet who's kind or brave enough to show me his freckles.

Bryl R. Tyne is a wrangler by nature and a writer by choice, published with Riptide Publishing, Noble Romance Publishing, Ravenous Romance, Dreamspinner Press, STARbooks Press, Untreed Reads Publishing, Changeling Press, and Amber Quill Press. Check out Bryl's bi-monthly column: My Way Find out more about the author at:


Bookishly Awesome said...

That's kind of adorable. I've never been a huge fan of freckles either. I mean, small freckles across the nose is cute... tons of freckles covering the skin is not so much. Perhaps after reading this book I will have a different opinion.

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booklover0226 said...

Oh, I can't wait to read about those freckles, Bryl!

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Bookwyrm369 said...

LOL! I never thought of freckles as a turn-on or turn-off but now I'll be paying attention to the next redhead I meet ;-)

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joder said...

I like freckles and don't mind when they are heavy. I figure I'm no catch myself with lots of scars, so don't consider it a big deal. A small smattering though can definitely enhance a person's looks. It gives the impression of a sunny disposition.

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Bryl R. Tyne said...

Thank you guys for stopping by! I truly thought I hated freckles at one time in my life. But, you know what they say about never saying never. I actually find them good looking now.

Sherry said...

After reading the post I'll probably stare at people and see if they have freckles. Sounds like a very good story.

-Maria- said...

Funny interview.
I've freckles in the nose in Summer ^_^