Thursday, 15 March 2012

Silver Foxes

Mark Harmon
Hi, my name is Sue, I love older men.

Hi Sue.

Anderson Cooper
Okay, I am old, but way way back many centuries when I was young, I loved the men with silver hair. If they have dark body hair, even better. In praise of our silver foxes I have a short picspam, along with some books that celebrate the wonder of silver.

I love the silver foxes we have on TV; Sean Connery, Anderson Cooper and Mark Harmon come to mind. Distinguished and gorgeous.

So there I am watching NCIS, and I thought, why are there so few in the books that I read. Is this another case of ageism? Where are the silver foxes in the M/M books that I read?

So I asked, and three wonderful authors came forward to celebrate their older men.
Kate Sherwood has Jeff, the most sexy silver fox in her Dark Horse series.
This is a quote from Out of the Darkness.

Jeff’s smile is a little regretful. “Yeah, you caught me.” He rubs his jaw, then leans down and rests his elbows on the bottom of the window. It brings his face closer to Dan, and it makes it hard to keep from kissing him. “I just start feeling a bit old around them all. You know? They’re all so smooth and new and happy, and I’m….” He shrugs down at himself, as if indicating his clear deficiencies.
“Are you insane?” Dan supposes it’s not the most tactful response, but what the hell? “Do you honestly think you being older than them is anything but a damned gift?” Jeff leans back a little, looking almost startled by Dan’s vehemence. “Shit, man, you’ve got… you’re….” Dan laughs ruefully. Words have never been kind to him. Instead, he reaches out and hooks a hand around Jeff’s neck and pulls him back toward the window, bringing his head halfway into the truck so Dan’s mouth can find his, and Dan puts everything he can’t say into the kiss. It’s gentle but passionate, warm and then hot. When he finally lets Jeff up for air, they’re both smiling a little, and Dan gently runs a finger over Jeff’s lips. “You’re so much more.”

The third book, Of Dark and Bright is out on March 26th.

Jeff, Evan, and Dan have been living happily together for the past two years. They still have problems, especially between Evan and Dan, but they’re mostly able to convert the interpersonal disagreements to sexual tension—and then resolve it—so nobody’s complaining.

Then Dan’s long-lost sister shows up seven months pregnant and on the run from the law, and the situation goes from complicated to overwhelming. Jeff and Evan want to help, but with Evan fearful for his own sister’s safety and Jeff struggling to keep his health issues under wraps, they’re a little distracted. As Dan's sister struggles with her past, Evan's seems intent on gambling with her future. With emotions and family ties pulling them in different directions, the threesome have to hold together—or the people they love may tear them apart.

Jaxx Steele has three silver foxes. 

Papa Knows Best available at Phaze

Dominick ‘Papa’ Pappas was a handsome, young photography teacher at Indiana University given to impulsive behavior and an overwhelming passion for his craft. Professor Bradley Louis taught philosophy at the college and had the reputation of being the sternest and most unsocial of all the teachers on campus.
When Papa first laid eyes on Professor Louis it was love at first sight. Professor Louis was handsome, intelligent and twenty years his senior. Papa approached him, but the professor turned away from his advances claiming they had nothing in common and belonged to two different generations. Because of that he didn’t think they had a chance to survive as a couple. Can Papa convince him of otherwise or will Professor Louis’ theory on May-November relationships prevail?

Freed from Fear available at Muse it Up

Leaving New York was the hardest thing Dana Scott had to do. 911 had taken the love of his life. Although the pain had eased over time he decided to remain single.
Francisco de la Fuenta was a charming, charismatic, social butterfly that men and women loved to be around. ‘Frank’ had everything a man of his caliber could want: his own business, a great social life, and true friends. What he didn’t have, he didn’t know he needed until Dana Scott came into his life.

 Hosting for the Holidays available at Muse it Hot
Hector had chosen Christmas time for his young lover, Chad, to meet his closest friends. Christmas Eve dinner went well and Chad felt he had made a group of new friends. However, when they make an impromptu appearance on New Year's Eve, Chad starts to second guess that notion. Will their visit ruin the surprise Chad has made for just him and Hector?

Finally I come to two silver foxes from lovely Zahra Owens.

By day Cooper Miller is a bland paper pusher, a health and safety inspector who does everything by the book. Deciding he needs some excitement in his life, he sheds his off-the-rack suit and tan raincoat and signs up for an introductory session at a BDSM club. His welcome mat turns out to be Nando Arenas, the man who owns the new tattoo shop Cooper inspected just that morning. At first glance, Nando seems like forbidden territory, but when Cooper discovers a taste for being tied up and dominated, the enterprising tattoo artist delivers all the excitement Cooper could want.

Clouds and Rain
Flynn Tomlinson has drifted for several years, working odd jobs when he needs the money and moving on when he doesn’t. He’s content with his freestyle life, not tied down, not responsible for anyone but himself. Then he comes across a Help Wanted ad in a post office in Idaho and meets Gable Sutton. Gable can’t pay Flynn until he sells his horses, but a serious accident has left him unable to work his ranch alone.
Working with horses beats stacking shelves at the supermarket, and so Flynn agrees to Gable’s terms. What Flynn doesn’t bargain for is being captivated by this gentle, lonely man who captures his heart and moves Flynn to take on an incredible burden: saving Gable’s ranch


  1. Great line-up, Sue!
    Can I add Viggo Mortensen to your men?
    I share your love of "older" men (meaning around my age *whistles*). Now if only they'd like me *g*

  2. Oh, DAMN, add Viggo Mortensen to ANY list of men. He's delicious! (Just my two cents)

  3. Yes! Please add Viggo!
    And yes Zahra..they around my age as well...*S*
    I love our silver haired gents....*S*
    They are hot, passionate and oh so yummy...*G*
    Thank you for posting these wonderful titles, and the authors who wrote them.
    I wish I had seen them sooner. I can't wait to read them.
    Thank you Sue for your delightful post!