EH’s declaration that my male model hero in The Beach House (Mason Phillips) deserved another hot, unique name had me thinking about the name Mason to begin with.
Back in the 1980s, before my adopted son, Drew, was born, I used to watch many soap operas on television. Among them was a soap called Santa Barbara. Knowing Santa Barbara pretty intimately, I watched the show about it. One of the main characters was named Mason Capwell. Thus my fascination with the name Mason began.
My Mason is a gorgeous male model who is spending the three months of summer in a rented beach house in Morro Bay. This is a sort of intervention on the part of Mason’s agent because she found Mason nearly dead of a drug overdose. Mason has spent some time in rehab, but he’s been in rehab before and it didn’t entirely work. It’s gotten to the point where many fashion photographers won’t even work with Mason anymore so his agent thinks it’s time for him to cool it and get his life together.
My other hero, John Harding, lives full time in Morro Bay and happens to live in the house next door. John is a former firefighter (forced to quit after an injury) turned crime fiction writer.
I wanted John to be a normal guy because I really think, after consultation with a certain bff, this is what Mason needs.
Anyway, this is why Mason isn’t going to get a hero named Blake or Sivon or Ari ( do wonder if EH wants to write her own romances, though).
But that brings me to another soap I watched back in the 80s called, Capitol. There was a character named Trey. Hmm…maybe someday there will be a Trey.
Oh and how about these pictures for Lance and Maurice:
Here they are:
Close anyway. LOL. Maurice is a little older. But the baldy is cute.