The Goddess Welcomes – Kaily Hart

How Many Pairs of Running Shoes Does One Man Need?

I really enjoy writing in the male Point of View (POV). Alright, alright, who am I kidding? I love it! It’s easier for me to write than the female POV for some reason and a whole lot more fun. In recent years, and certainly throughout my ‘before writing’ professional career, I worked in a male dominated industry and have a lot of male friends. Male friends that were, and are, very open about what they think about. TMI, anyone? I grew up a tomboy and I still love to get my hands dirty on occasion. I’m not a woman’s woman, but I’m a girly girl, if that makes any sense. I can render a wall, paint anything, use a power tool with ease and dry wall, but I have a purse and shoe collection you wouldn’t believe. I think I just relate a whole lot better to a simpler, more direct approach to things. Sometimes a spade is just a spade, you know?

I love to think about and explore how men really think. It’s fascinating and let’s face it, I’m always more interested in the hero in romantic fiction. It’s the heroine we’re invested with, but it’s the hero’s show in many ways. As such, I really try to get into the male psyche and try to delve into what and how a guy might think and how he’ll act in certain situations based on the personality I’ve built. Of course, I use what’s at my disposal for research; family, friends, my husband, even my young son. No-one is safe! Sometimes I get it. And at other times? It’s still a mystery, like…why the heck my husband thinks he needs eleven pairs of athletic shoes. Eleven! He insists they’re all different and serve very specific purposes. LOL. Okay, I don’t know about you, but they all look the same to me.

So, what do you think? Do you think you have it figured out?

Check it out!! Read the Excerpt!!

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Christ, he was a sick fuck.

Sam rubbed his hand over the rough stubble on his jaw, the raspy sound loud in the quiet room. Carla, Carrie, or whatever the hell her name was, had left. Hell, she hadn’t been able to get away fast enough once she’d figured it out. He could still smell the unmistakable scent of sex. It was thick and heavy in the air and wafted up from the ruined sheets he was lying on every time he moved. It’d been good—hard, fast and impersonal, just how he liked it. Okay, so it’d gone to crap at the end, but he’d gotten his rocks off and had no complaints in that regard. She’d been gorgeous and built, with a tongue that was more talented than most and a way of moving her hips when she rode him that had almost blown the top of his head off. So what was his problem and what the fuck was he doing? He shouldn’t still want to, shouldn’t need to—


Desperate and young, Jillian Moore did something she knew would one day come back to bite her in the ass. She’d posed nude. For money. Years later, and on the fast track to a successful career, she’s still haunted by her mistake. She can’t help but wonder when her past will catch up with her.

Samuel Steele is not short on female attention, but the women who warm his bed pale in comparison to the fantasy he’s created of the seductive temptress in the painting hanging prominently in his bedroom. A fantasy that has ruined his once satisfying sex life. When he discovers that her exact likeness works in his building—for him—things get…interesting.

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8 thoughts on “The Goddess Welcomes – Kaily Hart

  1. Kristy, thanks so much for having me here today! It’s fun to ponder the male make-up. All in the vein of research, of course :). Anyone want to share? Things they may have figured out or those that still perplex you?

  2. Kaily, LOL at the female vs male shoe collections. Understanding male psychology is so important in making a more realistic and unforgettable hero. I don’t always ‘get’ men. When I do, I don’t necessarily agree with them ;). After all, aren’t two X chromosomes better than one? Just kidding. Gotta love a sexy, stubborn hero and a heroine that can bring him to his knees!

  3. Well, you already know I loved, adored, and wanted to climb in-between the covers of “Picture This”. After this blog post of yours, I have a whole new reason to love your voice!

    You articulated my thoughts exactly about writing from the hero’s point of view. We’re also similar in the girl’s girl versus woman’s woman thing. Most of my friends are also male, and not shy about sharing their thoughts and experiences with me so I can write more accurately.

    It’s evident you put a lot of thought and time into building your characters and stories. As short as it is, “Picture This” packed quite a sensual and emotional wallop for me. I can’t help but wonder if it’s because, like you, there are still some things I’m bewildered about concerning men…yet are so much fun to try to figure out. 😉

  4. I love men and truthfully, relate much more to them. I’ve always been a tomboy, though I do appreciate some “girly” things. But the boys are just more fun…in a lot of ways. ;D And I definitely love writing from the male POV!

    Great post! 🙂

  5. You have a shoe collection and can’t understand your husband’s love of shoes? Neither can I!! Is it a ‘man-thing’ or do all men have a lust for shoes? My husband has more pairs of shoes than I do!
    I love the way you portay Sam POV. It’s so ‘in your face’

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