We are lucky enough to have Nico Rosso back again with us here at The Book Pushers to talk about his newest release, a post-apocalyptic romance called THE LAST NIGHT. Welcome back to The Book Pushers Nico!
Leather jacket. Those two simple words mean a lot of things. Rugged. Independent. Armored.
It makes sense to put Jake, the hero of my post-apocalyptic romance THE LAST NIGHT, in a leather jacket as he rides across the wasteland on his motorcycle. He needs to be protected by the ever changing terrain that is torn apart by earthquakes. And that’s not the least of his worries. Ancient viruses have been released from deep in the soil, transforming many of the surviving humans into stone-skinned mutants known as ashers. A leather jacket is his armor as he battles his way through these beasts to find a better life with the heroine, Erica.
But what I didn’t do was describe Jake’s jacket. I’m a writer who loves specifics, but in this case, I wanted to leave it open to the reader’s imagination. Each person has an ideal picture for a tough guy’s leather jacket and that’s how Jake should be dressed. He’s wearing the leather jacket that you think is the most badass and most sexy.
There are different jackets for different kinds of heroes. Start with the classic motorcycle jacket, as seen on Brando from The Wild One. The ultimate rebel. Add the element of reckless speed and you get the modernized moto jacket Hugh Jackman is filling out as Wolverine. If you want to imagine a man who stands up for his beliefs, you dress him in a bomber jacket like Harrison Ford wears as Indiana Jones. And if the hero is stylish and still tough, you get a vintage leather coat like Richard Roundtree is sporting as Shaft.
So my question to you is: When your hero rides out of the wastelands on his motorcycle toward you, what kind of leather jacket is he wearing?
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