Friday, February 10, 2012

Today the Three Crazy Chicks are smiling from ear to ear. Stephanie Beck is here and giving us her view on things warm and fuzzy. And no, we’re not talking about that robe you wrap around yourself as you stumble to the coffeepot in the morning. Stephanie is a full time mom, and author. Writing since she was fifteen, Stephanie loves romance and all things romantic, heart warming and usually funny, though a more serious piece will find its way in occasionally. With books in several genres like erotic, suspense, and paranormal romance, Stephanie balances a life between writing and family.So take a few minutes, and get to know Stephanie and her thoughts today.

Something furry (and I don’t mean my legs)
By Stephanie Beck

Why is body hair a turn off in romance? Anything beyond light stubble on a hero’s dashing face seems to be off taste at the moment, but seriously, I don’t see it!
Maybe I’m partial to the fuzzy guys because I married a man with a perma-sweater and the kind of really great beard that has people asking if he’s Amish. He had to shave it nearly off once for work and I missed his beard. Without it, his face looked…naked…and not the good kind.

The real irony I see in this is the werewolf trend. By definition werewolves are furry! (All those movies with the smooth chested, smooth faced werewolf males are WRONG). I think women with a thing for furry guys started making werewolves sexy. Howling at the moon? Oh no, it’s the luxurious hair and fur a woman wants to sink her fingers in.
I don’t think werewolves need to be comically hairy. Having a werewolf shave six times a day would be ridiculous, but what’s wrong with a hairy chest or a little back fuzz? There is a reason the ‘treasure trail’ on a man is called the ‘treasure trail’…it must lead to good things and if it’s left off in favor of glossy rock hard abs, well, it’s the leading lady’s loss. On the other side of that argument, I find bald or shaved-headed werewolves to be tickle my irony funny bone, (Scott, in Unraveling Midnight, has a shaved head—it goes along with the badass).
Attention to body hair says a lot about a character, werewolf or not. If an adult man doesn’t have a fair amount of hair, or is baby’s butt smooth…well, he most likely had to have focused time, attention and possibly money on that vanity. What does that say about a character? I’ll say it, when a big, strong, badass alpha male has baby smooth anything it makes me picture him painstakingly shaving and then lotioning (you know, like a woman) or I get a mental image of him sitting at a salon waiting for his waxing appointment.

Long story short: I need more fuzzy guys in my romance. They need to be clean and neat and sweet and strong…and furry.
Share your ideal fuzz level. One lucky (US only, sorry) winner will receive a Goody Bag full of my favorite things. Another lucky (open to international readers) will receive an ebook of Unraveling Midnight.
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Blurb for Unraveling Midnight: Book 2 in the Creating Home Series
An entanglement with a werewolf brings unexpected turns.
Scott, a lone werewolf expelled from his pack, bends over backward to give his kids everything he can - including knitting lessons for his daughter. Learning to knit becomes much more appealing with Lucy Jamieson as the teacher. His heightened senses tell him the compassionate and beautiful human might be what he and his little band need, yet getting involved with Lucy means exposing her to his paranormal reality.

Although Lucy's childhood skewed her expectations of family, she recognizes and respects Scott's desire to protect and provide for his kids. When Scott is hit by a truck, Lucy offers to help with the kids--and gets more than she bargained for after learning Scott's true nature...

Stephanie Beck....Even before she understood what all the thrusting meant, Stephanie Beck loved reading romance. When the stories didn’t end the way she wanted, writing her own was the perfect solution. From ridiculous humor to erotica, Stephanie loves being transported within a story. When she’s not elbow deep in words, her husband and two daughters command her attention. After they are sleeping she knits or bakes cookies...or squeezes in more writing.


Visit Stephanie Beck at http://www.stephaniebeck.net/

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20 comments:

  1. I am a shifter lover. Give me a man that growls then stick me with a fork and call me done! I like a little hair, especially the treasure trail ;) it is only natural. But NO back hair :shudders: thanks for the give away! sstogner1 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Sharon! I love shifters too...they're just so damn sexy!

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  2. Grass on the playground is a good thing. Hehee!

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  3. I like it when the chin stubble is just long enough that it isn't scratchy, but just the perfect amount for tickling of the naughty type. And I'm with Sharon...back hair is no good. It's even worse when they shave it and it starts to grow back in. Very creepy feeling. I'm also with Shonna...there should definitely be grass on the playground.

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    1. I can't imagine what back stubble would be like...bleh.

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  4. I love werewolves and a nice built man with same facial and chest hairs. Back hair is nasty.

    nikii0502@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Niki. Back hair is just getting no love! I find it to be just a part of life, but to each their sexy own :)

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  5. NOPE to the back hair but hair on the chest Hell Yeah (well not a sweater vest kind of hairy) but some hair on the chest. Let's just say I want my man to look like a man and not some young teenage male who has small patches of hair here and there. Does that make sense to anyone but me?? Happy trail, grass on the playground or a treasure trail- it's ALL good!!

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    1. Sure it makes sense! I'll leave the young teenage males to the young teenage females who don't know any better :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. I'm Wolf girl lover myself.. BUT i say BUT,, the hair has to be a certain smoothness to it.. a silky feel and feathers the body.. not a sweater and not on shoulders or over upper back..

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    1. I'm right there with you on the smooth factor!

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  7. I have to say I have honestly not thought about this much LOL I just like a person to be what they are and are comfortable with. I do have a slight issue with nose and ear hair, unless it is on the tufts of the wolf. Thank you for the fun post and the awesome giveaway opportunity!
    dz59001[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Love werewolves. But I am not a hair fine. Like LT said fine and smooth for me and no back hair and of course have to have the happy trail loll sandracarol123@yahoo.com

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    2. Bleh, ear and nose hair, I forgot about those! I'm good with keeping those under wraps!

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  8. I'm with you sister. I like the natural state of things and mourn the shaving of the beard when my husband has had to do it for work too. I guess my tactile senses don't mind the hair in most locations. I'm not big on shaggy brows or nose hairs.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win your book. It sounds good.
    sophiarose1816@gmail.com

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    1. Shaggy brows and nose hairs fall under basic grooming for me, so they need to be kept tidy! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  9. Well, since I'm a lesbian I hope to Gawd that my woman doesn't have any "furryness" or is it "furriness" (is that even a word?). I mean only in the right spot that is...and even then she doesn't have to be "furry." LOL....

    Hell I work in a Salon as a massage therapist and you will only find a drop of hair on my arms and my brows (and even those are waxed) and all the rest? Smooth as a baby's bottom...Even the underarms!

    mstiggerlicious@yahoo.com
    Dawn Salisbury

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  10. A little chest hair is hot, but no to the back hair. I figure if I have to shave everything but my arms and head, a guy can do a little manscaping. Plus, if a guy would shave his pitters that would rock my world lol Nothing quite like a hairy pitter decked out in white deorderant flakes.

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  11. I have say that I like a little hair on the chest and of course the happy or treasure trail *G* I don't like too much hair any where though, except for a head-full of soft, thick hair to run your hands through, or grab hold of, whichever is most appropriate at the time, lol. I definitely think that with all that women have to do with shaving, waxing, etc. that men should do some manscaping too. It is just sexier that way.

    But I do have to say that I love looking at the waxed chests on book covers, and imagining licking those pecs and abs, lol.
    June
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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