Sunday, November 18, 2007

Secret Agent Heroes and Why We Love Them

I watch very little television, but there is a new show I just love. It's called "Burn Notice" and features a spy who has been "burned" by his agency. It's funny. It's intense. It's great. And the spy? To die for. He's gorgeous, he's charming and he's tough. Great combination.

It's no surprise to my family that I love this show. After all, they have to hear all about my own personal secret agent heroes as I'm writing their stories. When I created The Goddard Project agency, it was pure self-indulgence. I wanted to write about hereos that made my own pulse kick up a notch and my breathing go a little funny. You know? And being married to a super smart alpha has its perks in this way too. He helped me to come up with the whole high-tech premise of the series. He makes great inspiration for the sexier than sin heroes too.

And speaking of uber sexy...that's Alan Hyatt to a T. The hero of DEAL WITH THIS (in stores on Nov 27). Sex on a stick, as Jillian would say. The man is hot, he's dangerous and he's very talented where it counts. As an agent - of course. Okay, so maybe I wasn't just talking about his job performance, but you'll have to read the book to find out. LOL

What is it about secret agents that make them such compelling heroes for us? Is it the element of secrecy? The edge of danger? Their ability to use weapons the rest of us wouldn't even recognize?

I'm not sure, but I do know that I adore them and will be writing many more stories about The Goddard Project's agents because of that. :)

Want to watch a really cool book trailer that does a great job of showing off our sexy secret agent? Here it is:


P.S. I've got a month long party going on at my personal blog ( to celebrate the Nov 27 release of DEAL WITH THIS. Pop by and say, "Hi," and get entered into one of the many drawings for prizes going on.


Estella said...

Am glad to hear there will be more Goddard Project books.

Jane said...

I love Burn Notice too. I hope there will be a season 2. Sharon Gless is hilarious as his wacky mom. Can't explain why super agents are sexy, they just are. Hope to find a real life one someday.

Lucy Monroe said...

Thanks, Estella. :) I really love this series and I'm glad you like it too.

Oh, Jane, she is such a hoot! I can't imagine there not being another season - it's done really well. And it's so funny. :)

Karen H in NC said...

I am also a big fan of 'Burn Notice'. I was very pleasantly surprized by the quality of writing and acting on that program and it hooked me right out of the gate. So, now I am waiting rather impatiently for season 2 to start...long time till summer!!

But Lucy, if this new book of yours is anything like that program, I'll pick it up as soon as it hits the shelves!

Amy said...

Hi Lucy, I am really looking forward to Deal With This.

RachaelfromNJ said...

I wish I would have given Burn Notice more of a chance. I watched one episode a while ago and didn't like it. If I remember right, I didn't like the narration and the characters. I wish I gave it more of a chance now hearing how good it is.

Lucy Monroe said...

Karen...well, the thing is *I* love a little comedy with my sexy heroes and espionage. So, it's pretty natural that my TGP books reflect that. When "Burn Notice" came on the air, there was no doubt I was going to watch it too.

Thanks, Amy!

And Rachel, do give it another chance. But not every show is everyone, right? Just like every book. However, I remember no liking an episode of Eureka but ending up loving the series, so it's always worth trying something promising more than once. :)

Hugs to all!

readingissomuchfun said...

Hello Lucy,

Oh great post I love Burn Notice. My fiance and I watch it together we both love that show :)

Happy Thanksgiving To You All.


deseng said...

I haven't seen Burn Notice. After hearing all your comments I will have to check it out!

Way to go Lucy! Clappity clap on your new book!


Lily said...

I did know that you were having a party!