Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Guest: Debra Jayne East


I’m not talking about the strawberry carbonated beverage kind. I’m talking about the weak in the knees, heart palpitating, swooning I’ll name my firstborn child after you crush. Everyone has them at sometime in their life.

I divide crushes in two categories. The first one is a fantasy crush; the other is a real life crush. A fantasy crush is when you go crazy over a singer, band, actor or other celebrity. Usually, it just sells a lot of movies and albums. A real life crush is a friend, a teacher or stranger you meet and are attracted to. It rarely leads up to anymore than that. As a matter of fact, the majority of crushes never get revealed at all! Let me share with you a past crush of mine, which will tell you how old I am, but at this point age is just a number!

First, I think I had a crush on this guy because my mother did. He was the lead intern in a show named after him and women went nuts over his weekly show. Can you guess ladies? It was Dr.Kildare! Played by Richard Chamberlin, he sure looked great in a white lab coat that’s for sure. There was something very appealing about the show that aired to audiences in the sixties.

These days, crushes means lots of money for Hollywood. All you have to say is Edward and Jacob and everyone knows there the two leading men from the Twilight fame.

So, who is my crush these days? Wouldn’t you know I had to create one for myself! I got tired of looking! I decided not to be greedy though and share him with you.

His name is David Martin and he is the male lead in my paranormal romance novel, Radiance: Love after Death.

Marena Jacobs married her high school sweetheart and thought Ben was her one true love. After being together for years and having a son together their marriage ends in a bitter divorce. She never imagined she would be alone in her forties.

Driving home from work one night in a rainstorm, her car crashes and she is shocked to be experiencing the last seconds of her life. She could feel herself floating and staring down at the life that had once belonged to her.

Months down the road after her accident recovery, Marena meets a stranger who seems to be rather different from most men. He is tall, kind hearted and not afraid to take risk. His name is David and he just happens to be totally blind, although that never stops him from doing anything.

Never expecting to be attracted to someone after losing Ben, Marena finds herself fantasizing about his touch and his kiss not long after they meet. When she finally realizes he has fallen in love with her, she finds out he is the last person on earth she should fall in love with, ever. Their secret crush on each other nearly destroys everything they thought love would be.

So, does David sound sexy? Believe me, he is! I created David with everything you could want in a man. He’s tall, good looking and in his sixties although he does not look a day over forty-one! {Hey, Edward Cullen was over a hundred!}

Did I say that he was a virgin? Yes, you heard me...a virgin! Might as well make it interesting!

So, that ladies, is my fantasy crush. I hope you will want to read David and Marena’s love story. For the meantime, comment on this blog about the interview or about your crush and you’ll be put in a drawing to win this e-book for free!

It’s been a pleasure being here today!


  1. I had a crush on my neighbor boy when I frist moved in seventh grade. I always found a seat on the bus because his friend saved it for him (he got on next). I ended up married to the friend for 46 years and haven't seen my crush in years.

  2. Wow, now that's a happy ending if I ever heard one! Thanks for commenting!


  4. My fantasy crush is the model/actor Marco Dapper. He's so yummy! :)

  5. I biggest crush as a child was Kirk Cameron. Now as a well respected, person of society..(I couldn't keep a straight face!) But I love me some Sean Connery! *sigh*

  6. My fantasy crush was Michael Billington of the show "UFO". He was so dreamy back then and had the English accent. Enjoyed your blog today.
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  7. My fantasy crush is Hugh Jackman for many reasons. Besides the fact that he's utterly gorgeous, my impression of him is he's a good person, a great husband and father.

    When I was in 4th grade, I had a crush on a guy in the 6th grade. He and his brother were considered the school's hunks and all the girls had a crush on the both of them.

    Great blog by the way!

  8. Never saw that but I will def check him out!

  9. Hugh Jackman? Oh yes, he is a dream! Imagine him as your leading man! Wow!

  10. My crush, from the age of ten on (yes, I still harbor fantasy memories) was the boy across the street, three years older than me. A bad boy, juvie bad with a hair trigger temper. But he understood dysfunctional, taught me basketball and listened when I talked. When the guy I was dating dumped me the week before prom, he stepped up to the plate and took me. And he gave me my first kiss. No celebrity will ever come close to that.

  11. I have to admit, one of my fantasy crushes is a local hockey player. He is so sweet and truly a very nice guy. The good looking thing doesn't hurt either. :) Yumm! On the other hand, I do have a thing for a man in uniform. Oh mercy!


    1. Congrats to you for winning a free e-copy of Radiance:Love after Death! Thanks for commenting!

    2. Oh, and send me your e-mail at heart-stone@live .com to get your free e-book!

  12. Well, Dr. Kildare was totally crushable! I get that. My most recent crush was on Raynor from StarCraftII. Yes, a video game. lol


  14. I was a Dark Shadows fan and I thought Barnabas Collins was to Die for...litterally.

  15. Yikes, just the word crush bring back memories of my very first one in the fifth grade. He was so handsome and I thought I was going to marry him. I can still see him in my mid but I cannot remember his name (lol). I know some crush!

  16. Thanks to all of you for your comments! I appreciate Denyse Bridger for having me!


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