It's an easy cliché, but Harlequin is looking for a few good men.
"We usually cast through the modelling agencies," said Deborah Peterson, a creative designer with the Toronto-based publisher of women's fiction, "but the reason we decided to do it (open casting for the first time) is because what we're finding is the models we're getting from the casting agencies are getting progressively younger and younger, and skinnier and skinnier.
It's actually become a huge problem for us."
If memory serves, Harlequin made inroads into Nascar a couple years back.
"Romance novels are changing these days. Old standbys, like romances set in the Regency period, continue to do well, as do stories set in Ireland and Scotland, but the fastest-growing category now is paranormal romances, books about vampires and werewolves in which the path to true love often entails looking past a guy’s fangs and body hair to discover his inner self."
Oh well then, problem solved.
God, I'm a dork.
Posted by Dave