Character Profile: Devlin Blackthorn

To make The Heart Wants What It Wants a bit more accessible and interactive, I have constructed profiles on the main characters from this novel for your entertainment.

It is important to note that these picture bases of the characters are the most accurate physical portrayal of the character out there and not the actual character. Without further ado, here is the first character profile!

Devlin Blackthorn
“Fabulously Flawed”
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Full name: Devlin Blackthorn
Age: 24*
Date of birth: January 27, 1990
Star sign: Aquarius
Height: Five-foot-eleven
Weight: 200 lbs
Hair colour: Dark brown, almost black
Eye colour: Green
Occupation: Sports reporter for the Velvet Chronicle
Notable physical features: I have no desire to get any piercings or tattoos.
Hobbies include: Cooking animal-friendly meals and snacks, daydreaming, yelling at stupid people, renting and wearing ridiculous costumes to parties.
One day I wish to be: A journalist whose work has changed the world.
Favourite food: Vegetarian lasagne, more importantly, MY vegetarian lasagne.
Least favourite food: Meat. Or seafood. Urgh.
Favourite movie: Sleepless in Seattle. How can you NOT love Sleepless in Seattle?!
Least favourite movie: Does Kim Kardashian’s sex tape count?
If I could be someone else for a day, I’d be: Carrie Bradshaw… you didn’t say they had to be real.
Favourite musician: Gwen Stefani
Favourite song: Underneath It All by No Doubt
Favourite book: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Favourite TV series: Sex and the City
Likes: Animals, the perks of being a journalist, throwing a football around, watching sport, staying in fancy hotels for free (thanks Monique!), spending time with Jase and also crushing him in every competition.
Dislikes: Stupid people, dealing with the backlash from angry fans on social media, losing or relinquishing control of a situation or feeling, being told I can’t do something.
Quote to live by: “Love is like the wind; you can’t see it, but you can feel it.” ~ Nicholas Sparks

To purchase The Heart Wants What It Wants, click this link here for several e-book purchasing options.

– by Noah La’ulu

*Age at the time of this novel

Artist of the Month: Little Big Town

I know there is a recurring theme of country musicians featured as our Artists of the Month, but bear with me.

Even if you aren’t a country music fan, if you watched the most recent Grammy’s, you’ll have a fair idea of who Little Big Town are. They are the group of four (two men and two women) that won the Grammy for the Best Country Duo/Music Group Performance for their hit song Girl Crush, and they also had the honour of performing that song on stage.

Introducing February’s Artist of the Month… Little Big Town!

Much serious in one picture.

Much serious in one picture.

In a music genre that is so behind the times traditional, it should come as no surprise that Girl Crush certainly pushed the barriers and stirred a lot of controversy between country music fans even though it shouldn’t because it’s the 21st century. If you hear the song playing, you will envision a story of a woman being obsessed with another woman and wanting to be her lesbian lover. If you actually listen to the song, though, you will witness a story of a woman who is in love with a man who is actually with someone else, so the first woman wants to be the second woman so the man will love her instead. Sounds like a standard love song, right? Well, with lyrics like “I want to taste her lips, yeah ‘cos they taste like you“, it’s easy to see some would think why this song is about same-sex romance.

The song has stirred up a lot of controversy, but if you just ignore the unnecessary critical attention to the song, it’s actually a beautiful love ballad? Karen’s vocals in this track are actually phenom, and if it were anyone else singing, I don’t think this song would have been as great.

Oh, speaking of, meet the members that make up Little Big Town. From left to right, we have Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Roads Schlapman, Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook (#DamnDaniel), with the latter two of the four being happily married since 2006.

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Little Big Town were formed in the early 2000s, but their career never really picked up momentum until 2006 with the release of their single Boondocks, the first single from the album The Road to Here, which became their first top 10 hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. This was really the catalyst behind their kickstart to stardom, because ever since then, Little Big Town have been a big player in the country music genre, and their star power has only grown exponentially.

My personal favourite Little Big Town song Tornado emerged from their fifth studio album which was called – GASP! – Tornado. While one would naturally think that this song would be about a natural disaster, it actually details a woman’s anger towards her unfaithful man. “Yeah, I’m gonna lift this house. Spin it all around. Toss it in the air and put it in the ground. Make sure you’re never found. Like, damn girl.

It doesn’t seem as if Little Big Town’s momentum is going to be stopped any time soon, so while I’ve got you here, here are a few recommended tracks for your entertainment:

Recommended Tracks
Day Drinking from Pain Killer
Your Side of the Bed from Tornado
Girl Crush from Pain Killer
Pavement Ends 
from Tornado

And I will leave you with the plain and simple music video that shook the close-minded traditional world of country music.

– by Noah La’ulu

Character Profile: Jase Morgan

To make The Heart Wants What It Wants a bit more accessible and interactive, I have constructed profiles on the main four characters from this novel for your entertainment.

It is important to note as a gentle disclaimer that these picture bases of these characters are the most accurate physical portrayal of the character out there and not the actual character. Without further ado, here is the first character profile!

Jase Morgan
“The White Knight”
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Full name: Jase Taylor Morgan
Age: 25*
Date of birth: June 4, 1989
Star sign: Gemini
Height: Six-foot-two
Weight: 202 lbs
Hair colour: Light brown, although Dev likes to say it’s “more of a dark caramel latte colour”
Eye colour: Brown
Occupation: Personal trainer at Velvet Springs Gym
Notable physical features: I have “Dean Morgan” tattooed on the left half of my chest, and an intricate sleeve design on my left arm. Definitely keen to get more tattoos.
Hobbies include: Working out, riding around on Buster, going for hikes, jogs or runs, playing acoustic guitar, sketching design concepts of architecture, does taking my girlfriend out on dates count as a hobby?
One day I wish to be: A father.
Favourite food: Bacon – in the morning, at night, whenever. It is always appropriate to eat bacon.
Least favourite food: Once Dev made this vegetarian barley concoction. I pretended to like it to spare his feelings, but I had never consumed something more inedible in my life.
Favourite movie: The Breakfast Club. Epic movie.
Least favourite movie: Sleepless in Seattle, only because Dev has made me sit through it more times than I care to admit.
If I could be someone else for a day, I’d be: Superman, of course.
Favourite musician: Jimi Hendrix
Favourite song: Livin’ On a Prayer by Bon Jovi. What a classic!
Favourite book: Does Playboy count as a book?
Favourite TV series: Sons of Anarchy
Likes: Snapbacks, basketball jerseys, eating meat, old school rock music, tattoos, spending time with my Mum, beating Dev in Guitar Hero, beating Dev in Mario Kart 64, beating Dev in anything, really.
Dislikes: Those who disrespect my family or friends, intense (flirty) women, boring conversation, driving cars, cleaning, cooking, laundry.
Quote to live by: “Whatever good things we build end up building us.” ~ Jim Rohn

To purchase The Heart Wants What It Wants, click this link here for several e-book purchasing options.

– by Noah La’ulu

*Age at the time of this novel

Widow Talk #2: #CasinoMike

Widow Talk is back!

After positive feedback, the second edition of Widow Talk is here sooner rather than later. This time, we’re hitting the nitty gritty: #CasinoMike, and keeping the wonderful city of Sydney open! Find out what the Black Widow has to say about Sydney’s lockout laws and the scandal surrounding Mike Baird (or #Bairdaddy as we are calling him).

Check out the video below. Feel free to subscribe to the Widow’s Lure YouTube channel, like and comment on the video, share it with your friends and enjoy!