August 3rd, 2009

andrew potter

Man Candy Day: Courtland Anderson, Anthony Lowther & Christian Helland

Dylan Rosser is often showcased in my Man Candy post. I like his style, I like his use of colours, he seems able to find the right colour for every models, enhancing his skin. I like also that he always finds very particular men, without doubt beautiful, but not always a standard (and sometime boring) beauty. Dylan Rosser's models are various and different, able to satisfy every taste. Today I picked three of them, Courtland, very young but I bet with a bright future in the modelling industry, Anthony, not new to the industry, and also a favorite of Fabrice Lachant, another photographer I like very much, and Christian, a cool beauty who unveils unexpected hidden layers.

Courtland Anderson, 20 years old, is partly African American, Dutch and Cheyenne Indian, and was born in a far away city named 'Daygo,' also known as San Diego. When he was seventeen, he decided that dreaming a fairy tale wasn’t enough anymore. He wanted to make it come true, and thus he went on his quest which brought him to Los Angeles, the city of angels, and Hollywood, the city of stars. Here he found his fulfillment, working for television, movies and featuring in music videos. But that isn’t enough for Cortland. He has bigger dreams.



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Anthony Lowther, founder of Dynamite hosts, spotted a gap in the market and he intends to fill it with Adonis-esque party hosts! Dynamite Hosts is a unique and pioneering agency that offers exceptional personnel. Combining the fact all hosts are well established models along with their ability to interact with party goers of all backgrounds, thus creating that required extra edge and energy to any event.



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Born in Newcastle in 1980, Anthony can DJ to a high standard and he is specialising in all that is house. He has had a lot of experience as a free style dancer and is very competent at most sports and was a swimmer for his county. His model agency is Storm; he was on GT Magazine cover and he is one of the Man Candy for Dylan Rosser.

This Super 8 film was shot during a photoshoot with photographer and director Joseph Sinclair



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Christian Helland is a 26 years old Norwegian guy based in London. Christian is represented by D1 Models, U.K. (www.d1models.com) and Team Models, Norway (www.teammodels.no).

 

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andrew potter

Storykeeper by Jade Buchanan

As the cover suggests (and btw, a beautiful cover by P.L. Nunn) there is a bit of yaoi in this romance, above all in the character of Jason, the blushing virgin. I'm not disappointed by it, since I bought the book expecting it, this is one of the time where the cover tells and enriches the story in the right way.

When I say that there is a yaoi influence it's not only in the blushing of Jason, but also in the way he is forced by Enitan, the Storykeeper, to admit his desires. Deep inside himself, Jason knows what he wants, but he has not yet act according to his desires. Jason is even too pretty, pale translucent skin, blue baby eyes, blond curly hair; all his life he was avoided by girls since he was too cute, maybe even more than them, and by boys since he wasn't male enough. In this situation, Jason has not really had the chance to decide what he really likes, he simply avoided every temptation. He devoted himself to his study, becoming the classical library mouse.

Then his sister came to live with him and brought a very special novelty in his life: her collection of romance books. Among those books, Jason found something unexpected, man on man love stories (cameo role for the Tin Star and J.L. Langley who is the first author our Jason tried). From that moment on, a more than 20 years old Jason is awakened to his own desires, homosexual desires. But he still doesn't act on them, he limited himself to read and dream. Then one day he finds a very special book, a book that writes itself while Jason is living the story, and that brings Enitan in Jason's life. Enitan is an immortal being, and he has no actual corporeal form, he assumes the body that Jason likes, tall, dark straight long hair, chocolate skin... it's not difficult to notice that he is at the opposite of Jason, both in body than behavior. Where Jason has problem to express his feelings, Enitan is more than ready to voice them and to act according to them. He teaches to Jason all he has to know about sex and love, but the book will be ended soon.

The plot of your dream man who comes out from the book is not new, I remember a novella by Sherrilyn Kenyon, who then developed her famous Dark Hunter series from another similar story, Fantasy Lover. Here the interest lies in the character of Jason and probably in his repressed feelings, Enitan not only represents who Jason wants as companion, he is also who Jason would like to be, and for this reason he is dark where Jason is light, and he is bold where Jason is shy. More than dreaming to be Enitan's lover, Jason would like to be Enitan himself.

The book is basically a sexy romp played in the little bedroom of a shy book mouse... probably the story half and more the romance reader are dreaming.

http://www.aspenmountainpress.com/new-releases/the-storykeeper/prod_244.html

Reading List:

http://www.librarything.com/catalog_bottom.php?tag=reading list&view=elisa.rolle


Cover Art by P.L. Nunn