I've posted a lot about physical attributes of romantic heroes, but what about the less tangible elements of their make-up? Such as their nationality and cultural background.
Recently, I'm writing a lot of heroes from non-British backgrounds - Russians and Hungarians seem to be my flavour of the month - but it's not the first time I've looked overseas for satisfaction.
In Sempre, Luca is an Italian operatic tenor with the voice of an angel but a dissolute past on the streets of Naples.
My Hot Shot Conquistador (currently featured in the August newsletter) features a rather predatory Spaniard called Juan.
And next month you'll be able to read about a man from one of the world's most fascinating and exotic corners - a real Bollywood Superstar.
Do you have a hankering after a hero from a particular part of the world? A suave Frenchman or a Viking warrior perhaps? For me, I admit, it's mostly about the accents. What does it for you?