Will the real Will Duane step forward – and you can win a free copy of Mogollon: A Tale of Mysticism & Mayhem

Mogollon: A Tale of Mysticism & Mayhem (Bloodsong 2)

My new book Mogollon: A Tale of Mysticism & Mayhem offers many interesting characters. One of them is on the cover. The guy on the horse is Rick Mora, the fabulously beautiful Native American model and actor. He fits my mind’s eye image of Wesley Silverhorse, the dreamboat portion of the Mogollon cast. Wesley’s in his mid-twenties, the typical age for dreamboats. Are breath-taking hunks limited to a few years after adolescence, or can they be older? Or much older?

Mogollon’s leading man,Will Duane, is the richest man in the world. He is a dreamboat for sure, even through he’s sixty-two years old. For one thing, add fifty billion dollars to any old fart and he becomes a dreamboat. Will’s got fifty billion dollars. But he was a dreamboat long before he grabbed all the moolah.

My character, Dr. Elizabeth Bright Eagle, meets Will Duane at the Meeting. (That’s the Native American spiritual retreat Will and his executives and staff attend and where Mogollon takes place.) Elizabeth is an internationally known physician and philanthropist who is also a top spirit warrior.  Elizabeth is a very classy lady and has the opportunity to take a very good look at Will when he hurts himself. From Mogollon:

“The doctor was able to see what a very good-looking man Will was. His chest had a thin mat of white hair. His pectoral muscles were clearly defined, as were his abdominals. He had no excess fat. Most thirty year olds don’t look like this, she thought. You’re a real stud-muffin, aren’t you, Will? Hostility streaked through her.”

But what does Will really look like? We know he’s tall with a lanky runner’s build, and has blue eyes and white hair. He’s so gorgeous he doesn’t have to even try to woo women.  He’s used to having his orders obeyed instantly. He can smile and be friendly, for a while, but that’s not his natural pose. He’s aggressive, serious, super-smart, and very competitive. He’s the richest man in the world, and he didn’t get that way by being a nice guy.

I’m trying to get an idea of the real Will because I like to do videos for my books. At the moment, Mogollon is without any visuals but the cover. I’d like to flash Will on Pinterest and a few places. I’d like to get to know him better, and I’d like you to get to know him. I’d like to get your opinion on which guy I should use for Will in my videos and maybe even the next cover. Here are my three candidates for Will:

WILL DUANE #1

WILL DUANE #1 Will's a happy camper here. Why not? He's got 50 billion and the largest corporation ever to exist.

Here’s Will #1. He’s not as handsome as the description of Will in the book might lead you to expect, but he’s majorly masculine and looks like a very successful businessman.

Some other shots of him show him doing things that Will would definitely do: yell at employees, for instance.
I’m going to link a WILL #1 GALLERY HERE. here so you can see more views of this Will in action.

This is a comp from Shutterstock.com. You can download comps from all the stock photo companies to try them out, what we’re doing here.

WILL DUANE #2

WILL DUANE #2

Here’s Will #2. He’s got the white hair, he’s good looking, but does he have the chops to be the Real Will?

Here’s a WILL #2 GALLERY. so you can see more views of this Will in action.

This is a dreamstime.com comp.

WILL DUANE # 3

WILL DUANE # 3 Looks like it's "Happy Times Are Here Again" for Will

Here’s Will #3. White hair, definitely a businessman, looks great in a tuxedo. But is he Will Duane? This image shows that while Will is very tough and aggressive, he’s capable of partying as hard as he works. He’s a  genuine party animal, an over the top party animal. He likes the ladies maybe too much.

Here’s a WILL #3 GALLERY here so you can see more views of this Will in action.

This is a dreamstime.com comp.

WILL DUANE # 1.5

WILL DUANE # 1.5 Here Will #1 wears the hair of Will # 3 and blue eyes by Photoshop.

WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER DO YOUR OWN GRAPHICS: Many people, me included, learn a little bit about Photoshop and go, “Whee! I’ll do my own book covers! And Facebook Banner! I may even paper my car with my Photoshop art!”

This is not a good idea. Although you cannot see it, your homemade efforts will embarrass you if you ever wake up enough to see what they actually look like. I’ve suffered from an inflated view of my design abilities and displayed them publicly. And I do it here. 

Will has dark blue eyes and white hair. I liked Will #1 the best, but wanted to see him with the blue and white bits added. Will #3 has those. So I cranked up my Photoshop skills and did this:

Will Duane # 1.5  He looks like a white-haired Ken doll. I will definitely get my cover designer to do Will’s hair and eyes.

OK. Check out the albums for the three Wills:

WILL #1 is here. More pictures of our hero.

WILL #2 is here. More of Will 2.

WILL #3 is here. Will #3 at his finest.

And then leave a comment below stating your choice and why you think he’s best. I’ll send my favorite an eBook copy of Mogollon: A Tale of Mysticism & MayhemYou don’t have to agree with my choice. It’s the most interesting explanation that will win Will and all of his friends.

Good luck!

The REAL, REAL Will Duane. Two of them exist/existed in real life: Clint Eastwood and Paul Newman. But I don’t think their estates or attorneys would like me tossing their images around to publicize my book.

Is this Will Duane or what? This is the ultimate, perfect Will Duane.

Cheers!

Sandy Nathan  

Oh! Here’s my New Website. It’s interactive!

And my new blog, which is wild and crazy and not all the way up yet.

 

6 Responses to “Will the real Will Duane step forward – and you can win a free copy of Mogollon: A Tale of Mysticism & Mayhem”

  1. [...] Will #3. If you think this guy seems most like the Will Duane in your head, go to this page and DROP ME A COMMENT ON THIS POST. I’ll go through them, pick the one I like best, and send the winner a free eBook of Mogollon: A [...]

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  3. [...] WILL DUANE # 1! To vote for this Will, LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS PAGE telling me why you think this man is the REAL [...]

  4. If I can’t vote for Will 1.5, I have to go with Will 1. Will 2 is a close runner-up. He looks a bit goofy, but that could be masking a tough streak. Will 3 looks like he lacks true confidence. His smile is weak.Of course, that makes him look like a weasel. Will Duane sounds like a weasel would be his spirit animal!

    But, regardless of looks, I’d be interested in any guy with 50 billion bucks!

  5. admin says:

    $50B is supremely attractive. I couldn’t find exactly what I wanted. The true Will is a friend of my daughters, a German man who is drop dead gorgeous and has all of Will’s masculine qualities. I used him for Numenon’s video, but I only have one picture. I can’t show him beating his employees with just one picture.

    I think his totem would be the crocodile. In a tuxedo.

    Thanks for the vote, Kate. You may be the winner!

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