Wednesday, 12 May 2010

New Project whilst waiting on Submission Replies.

Due to a comment I've since added fun-time movie female heroine (Nicole Kidman)alongside the hero (Jude Law) and George Clooney whom I think could pass himself off as the shipping magnate.

I mentioned previously about researching jewels for another historical novel, but meantime characters from a comtemporary theme appeared in a dream and just had to take precedence. Hence I've embarked on their story first, which involves a stunningly good-looking hero movie star,

a billionaire shipping magnate, and a glamorous heroine who incites male lust without even trying.

The plot incorporates love, betrayal, emotional and physical scarring, and love regained despite odds stacked against such happening.

I blame this image of steps leading down to secluded cove for inspiring the present WIP. It embodies the essence of what happens and why the hero turns to this place in his time of need. Needless to say there is a very sad underlying element to the story, but the end makes up for all the heartache suffered by hero and heroine alike.

This is a side view of the property owned by the stunningly good-looking hero, who, for reasons I cannot reveal feels need to hideaway from the world mid-novel and in doing so becomes a mystery stalker!!! The steps in the first image (above)are to the left of this image.

Imagine lush tropical island, and living in this gorgeous villa. Well you can't, it belongs to a billionaire shipping magnate, who sought a special person to take control of his life, found her, and whisked her away to his island retreat, though I can't say why he needs her! It would reveal too much of the plot.

Stunnng view isn't it? Lucky Billionaire and heroine look out on it every day for months, and then an old love of hers unexpectedly walks centre stage! Hee hee, love never runs smooth.

I really love this yacht because it's a perfect replica of the yacht, which is featured often within the novel. It of course belongs to the billionaire shipping magnate who has designs on the heroine, not least in a sexual manner. Speaks for itself, it's a bird-pulling magnate: the yacht!

Just for historical interest, this is the fort where the real "Man in the Iron Mask" was kept captive, his identity never revealed. It does feature in the novel but is not a main prop.


Anonymous said...

I'm guessing Jude Law is the stunningly goodlooking hero-cum-movie star. Excellent choice. Who do you see as the Billionaire? And why no heroine image?
The private residences give a great impression of the dirty rich at home, and the boat . . . Well . . . a billionaires favourite toy if ever I saw one. Don't suppose you could get us an invite to onboard party?

Beverly X

Kerrin said...

Wow Francine you have been busy with all your research! sorry i haven't been on your blog for a while. I love your pictures! Would love to be on an island like that!!
Good luck with the submissions :)

Francine said...


Hope you approve of my choice of heroine and shipping magnate!

Every comment noted, of course.


Francine said...


Ha ha, what is it with islanders? Always enchanted by other islands! Mind you, a tropical island wouldn't go amiss at the moment, it's been bl**dy freezing here for the whole of this winter.


Anonymous said...

I second Nicole Kidman for heroine, and George Clooney is as good as chocolate. So yes, he will do nicely for the billionaire.

Beverly X

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Looks like an exciting premise you've devised, and the crew and location are stunning. Best of luck with the project!

Thanks for following my blog! I look forward to reading more from you, too :)

Francine said...

Hi Nicole,

Thanks for dropping by my blog, and yep I'll be watching all those I've discovered on my travels along the Blog Highway!

Francine said...

Hee Hee Beverly,

I guessed you'd enjoy George.

Oooh, now you've got me thinking chocolate coated George Clooney!

Karen said...

I can see the film version of this fab story already! Can I be an extra? I'll have a scene with George Cloony please :o)

Francine said...

Hi Karen,

quote: Fab story?

Wow, that's boosted my morale no end. Will the writing live up to the promise though?

To realise the dream and be an extra: if only!


Tamara Hart Heiner said...

I love new projects! I started one a few weeks ago and haven't had a chance to do anything with it since. It sure is fun to have a visual setting!

Francine said...

Hi Tamara,

Thanks for dropping by my blog.

Re visual settings: yep, I find it handy to take a break from writing flat-out somtimes. Hence I go hunt out old snapshots or find images of places I've been. I'm not too keen on placing characters in a country etc., that I'm not familiar with. The end product might come across more in vein with info from a tourist guide site on the Internet! ;)

That new project of yours! Bite the bullet and and plug it!


Suzanne Jones said...

Great photos.

Good luck with the submission.

Francine said...

Hi Suzanne,

I need all the luck I can get, along with every one else pitching to HM&B.

If it comes back an R it'll go elsewhere - I don't have time for crying or throwing a hissy fit!! Too busy writing!!!

I do keep an eye on your blog but don't always post, usually because I arrive on a particularly interesting topic and everyone has moved on to the next. I blame my writing!