Whoever came up with it... *smooch*
I mean, come on, who wouldn't love the research involved in writing a blog post like this? When else can I enter search terms like, "Benjamin Bratt nekked" or, "Did Esai Morales ever do porn?" and not feel even slightly guilty? These are serious actors, but if one of them was going to play Xbal Montegro in the movie version of Jaguar in the Sun, book four in the Unveiled Seductions series, I'd need to know if they have... well... the goods to do the part justice. Xbal is the kind of man who'll take you up against a door or on his jaguar god altar if the urge strikes, so yeah, I'd have to break out the casting couch.
As I said before, *smooches* to whoever gave me this line of thought.
But, on a slightly more serious note, I'm pretty sure Benjamin Bratt would fit the bill really well. Here's the description of Xbal, as the heroine Cassandra watches him approach:
Xbal Montegro wasn’t exceptionally tall in the world of the fey, being just an inch or so taller than Cassie’s five-foot-eight-plus-heels, but the way he carried himself made that unimportant. And although he wasn’t handsome in the way so many of the male inhabitants of the faie side of the Veil were, she found him more beautiful than any other man she knew. The broad forehead, high cheekbones and slightly hooked nose were balanced by a firm, determined jaw and sensual mouth, which had a deeply bowed upper lip and almost too-full lower. It was the kind of mouth that on a lesser man would look effeminate. On Xbal it simply looked delicious and gave his harsh, copper-hued visage warmth. Warmth that was now echoed in his eyes as he came to greet her.
See? The mouth might be a little off, but the rest is spot-on. I'd post a picture of him here, but somehow I don't think he'd appreciate it--not with the 'nekked' and 'porn' references above. Not until they're ready to cast the movie... then he'll thank me.
Hopefully on that casting couch...
Anya aka Bootie Hotness
Book four in the Unveiled Seductions series.
Cassandra Solinar has a bucket list and jaguar god Xbal Montegro is on it. About to undergo an essential rite she won’t survive, she wants to wring every ounce of pleasure out of the time left. Including discovering if Xbal’s sex magic technique is as good as rumored.
It’s no hardship for Xbal to accept Cassandra’s invitation for one erotic encounter, but far more difficult to let her go once he gets a taste of the explosive passion between them. Now he’s determined to hold on to her, no matter what.
Cassie can’t tell Xbal the truth about what she’s about to do. It’s illegal, but without her death the entire world will perish. It’s a job she’s been preparing for from birth, but the loss will be greater now. For in Xbal she finds a soul-deep connection she doesn’t want to lose, and the one thing she made a point of not putting on her bucket list—love.
A Romantica® paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave