Today I have Zoe Archer visiting with a most excellent guest post!
Here is her salute to boots!
Quick! You’ve got ten minutes to pack before leaving on an adventure. You don’t know where you’re headed, but you do know that it’s going to be dangerous, involving a lot of running from bad guys, narrow escapes from magic, and, oh, yeah, your companion on this adventure will be a roguish fortune-hunter who is as good with his kisses as he as with his gun. So, what goes in your satchel? More importantly, what shoes are you going to wear?
The answer is obvious: boots. Boots are the go-to footwear choice when it comes to adventure. They’re rugged, durable, protective, and, above all, sexy as hell. Boots mean that things are about to get interesting, but no matter what happens, you’ll be prepared.
If you pick up any book in my BLADES OF THE ROSE series, something will become readily apparent to any reader: I have a thing for men in tall boots. Heck, I just love tall boots in general, but put a guy in a pair and…rawr. The man’s sexiness is increased by a power of ten. Check out the covers for the Blades books. What do they all have in common? The men are all wearing boots. The Kensington art department understood that the heroes are adventurers, explorers, and that means putting them in the appropriate footwear.
Shoes aren’t sexy, but boots definitely are. Imagine a tall, granite-jawed man striding out of the jungle toward you wearing these:
Comfortable? Probably. Sexy? No.
Now imagine that same man prowling toward you wearing these:
And it’s not just men who can wear sexy boots. Women get in on the fun, too. My closet is full of boots, most of them adorned with buckles and/or laces. You can’t have adventure (especially of the steampunk variety) without buckles on your boots. These babies doesn’t live in my closet, but I still dream about them:
That last pair might not be very practical, but consider how powerful you’d feel wearing them, powerful and alluring and dangerous. I don’t often achieve that feeling, especially as I sit here, writing in my sweatpants and striped chenille socks. But I picture my heroes and heroines wearing these dashing boots, and I know that they are capable of anything, ready to meet any peril. That is an invitation I can’t resist. And I know just what boots to pack.
When you think adventure, what article or articles of clothing spring to your mind? Leave a comment, and you’ll be entered to win a copy of REBEL (US and Canada only)! Ends November 30th.
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A note from Candace:
Thanks so much for stopping by Zoe! I really look forward to reading your books, they sound so full of adventure and I LOVE adventure! They are all on my wishlist!
Now I have to say I LOVE those boots! I've been looking for the perfect pair myself an all of those are good candidates. I also agree that a man in boots is YUM- MEEEEEE! Nice tall ones ones are perfect! Now I'm off to find a pair for my husband :)