Monday, May 24, 2010

Why are some NFL football players so damn sexy?

By Jeanne St. James, erotic romance author

I could have padded this post with loads of sexy pictures of pro football players. There are plenty great shots out there. But I had to include this shirtless photo of Willie Parker. 1. Because he looks so hot and 2. he is a part of my favorite team (and in my opinion the best team in the league!) THE STEELERS!

I’ve always been enamored of men in uniform but until recently it had basically been law enforcement. My tastes have widened. I truly appreciate a man in another type of uniform: the football uniform.

So why are some so sexy? Is it because they are alpha men? Hell yes. They are hard-working, hard-hitting real hunks of men. Ok, I admit not all of them – some are arrogant, some end up doing crimes, and some are a bit oversized (which just means there is more of them to love). But they work out and they sweat and they manage to look masculine in spandex. They are not afraid to look their opponent in the eye.

With that in mind, when I decided to write Double Dare, the erotic romance started out with a farmer (a sexy one, of course) and I added his love interest, but out of the blue popped up a second hero. He wasn’t just any hero, he was African American AND an ex-pro football player. So my story ended up as an interracial ménage a trois. It was extremely fun to write and the fastest story I’ve ever written.

Then I decided to write a male/male novella. I wanted a rebel. Well, there are plenty of bad boys in the NFL so naturally, one of my boys ended up AGAIN being an NFL player. His reputation was the “Bad Boy of the NFL.” I can name a couple real ones, but I’ll refrain.

I am proud to say that I had no problem contracting both stories quickly. I’m not sure if I will write about NFL players in the future. But it is certainly a possibility. I hope you love my sexy football boys as much as I do.

Here is the blurb for DOUBLE DARE, which is available with Loose Id:

Quinn Preston, disappointed by one man, finds herself in the arms of two more, taking part in forbidden pleasures she never thought possible…
Quinn Preston, a financial analyst, is not happy when her friends dare her to pick up a handsome stranger at a wedding reception. What better reason to give up men when her previous long-term relationship had not only been lackluster in the bedroom but he had cheated.

Logan Reed, a successful farmer and business owner, can’t believe that he’s attracted to the woman in the ugly, Pepto-Bismol colored bridesmaid dress. And to boot, she’s more than tipsy. After turning down her invitation for a one-night stand, he finds her in the parking lot, too impaired to drive. He rescues her and takes her home. His home.
The next morning Quinn’s conservative life turns on its ear when Logan introduces her to pleasures she never even considered before. And to make things more complicated, Logan already has a lover…

Tyson White, ex-pro football player and Logan’s business partner, is completely in love with Logan. He has mixed emotions when Logan brings home Quinn. But the dares keep coming and things heat up with the three of them. Nevertheless Ty wonders: will adding Quinn to the mix end up enhancing or destroying Logan’s and his relationship?

Here is the blurb for RIP CORD, a BESTSELLER with Phaze as part of their Rebel themed Heatsheets:

Gil Davis had hated high school. Ever the geek, he had no intentions of attending his 10th year class reunion. The last thing he wants is to relive the taunting and teasing he received during his teenage years. However there is one thing he missed from high school: the star Varsity football player. The one he had a crush on since the first day he laid his eyes on him. But the last thing he expects is the now pro football player to come back to their home town to attend a lame high school reunion. Known as the Bad Boy of the NFL, Ripley “Rip” Cord, not only shows up, but shows up without a date and an eye for Gil.

You can read excerpts on my website at  and also my blog at Also, my erotic romance, BANGED UP, is currently available at Liquid Silver Books. You can find me on Facebook (, MySpace ( and Twitter (


ladybirdrobi said...

Well my hubby would agree with your Steeler obsession being that he is a Steeler fanatic. However, I like football players only for their body structure not for the sport, as she hides behind couch so she doesn't get the full blown wrath of the writer.

I like men with lots of muscles but unusually they have no chest hairs that lead you down in a straight line to what could be forbidden territory. Liked Double Dare but not the other one sorry I don't like M/M books because i can't handle the graphic love scenes.


Jeanne St. James said...

I'm glad you like Double Dare! Thanks.

Savanna Kougar said...

Lots of sexy football players! Lots of sexy athletes!

Congrats on all your success, Jeanne. Keep writing 'em those bestsellers.

Keta Diablo said...

Love the sexy football players, Jeanne.

Great post, Keta