The Many Sides of Dmitry Medlov: The Gym and Tattoos


Have you ever witnessed the beauty of a man pealing out of his suit to reveal tattoos on a well-sculpted body?  There is something that catches in your throat.  It throws you off.  He looks like a business man, but underneath he’s a bad boy.  Then all those other thoughts enter your mind.  You wonder other things:-) about him. 

Dmitry Medlov has many sides.  But he can’t keep the body of a Greek sculpture unless he goes to the gym.  So, what does a mob boss do?  He builds one in his home. 

We see that he thinks while he’s in there.  Early in the morning, he’s not sleeping in or eating a fattening breakfast.  He’s in the gym pumping some serious iron.  He’s always been that way too, since his time in the rough prisons in Russia.  (If you haven’t picked up The Chronicles of Young Dmitry Medlov Short Story, pick it up today at www.latrivianelson.info). 

When I developed this part of his character, several images came to mind.  Rough. Soft. Refined.  And Animalistic.  Dmitry is the type who can clearly go into any board room and conduct business, but he can also rip his clothes off and show scars, tattoos and muscles that would make any woman blush. 

Skinny guys have tattoos too.  I know this, but the best guys to look at have plenty of muscle.

Let’s remember that he wasn’t always rich and powerful.  He was a kid from the streets, or as he put it , a rat from the gutter.  Both he and Ivan were huge naturally, but when Dmitry added on pounds and pounds of muscle he became irresistible.

The next time that you’re in the gym, take notice of the guys who are muscular and their choice of tattoo.  I know some guys get names of their girlfriends and moms, children and etc.  But see if you can pick out a tribal tattoo, an elaborate tattoo, something different.

I saw a guy in Miami once with a beautiful tattoo on his back.  He was really, really buff – muscles everywhere.  When I asked him what they meant, he said, “If you have to ask, it’s not your business.”  I agreed, but I still made him buy me a drink:-)

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Suits and Swagger


We talked about Dmitry and his jeans-and-beer side.  Now, it’s time to talk about Suits and Swagger.  When Royal first met Dmitry, he was in the restaurant playing the violin alone and wearing a suit.  When he arrived back from a trip to New York, he was wearing a suit.  When he showed up at her door for their first date, he was wearing a very nice suit.  Dmitry is not scared to put a suit on and wear it well.  It speaks to the more sophisticated part of his character. 

A man in a suit is a powerful thing.  Could you imagine James Bond in bib overalls?  Life just wouldn’t be the same.  The suit doesn’t make the man, but it does make him sexy.  It’s the swagger of the man once he puts the suit on.  It screams power, virility, control and yes, even sex.

One of the things you do notice is Dmitry relaxes a little more when he’s in other clothes.  When he’s in his suit, he’s boss.  When he’s in jeans, he’s just Dmitry. 

Have you noticed what a suit can do to a man?  Maybe that’s why you can only dress casually on Friday’s at the firm.  The suits exudes something more highly respected…maybe.

What are your thoughts? 

Latrivia S. Nelson

“What was Renee to Royal? Why friendship matters.”


I just finished speaking via facebook to a reader that I correspond with frequently over the Internet and a great post came to mind.  Friendship.  Many of us take the word, the notion, the relationship for granite.  However, can you imagine what it would be like not to have a friend?

My reader said that she had her sister, who was close and special to her.  I have my girls, a wolf pack of women who are smart, powerful and cunning, but they are also die-hard friends who are honest and true. 

Royal didn’t have that in Dmitry’s Closet, except through Renee.  We see that their relationship, along with Cory’s, keeps Royal grounded and a little privy to the things going on around her.

How many of us have friends that we can count on?  How many of us are lacking emotionally because we don’t have friends?  When my husband took me half way across the country and dropped me off for about seven months while he went and fought wars thousands of miles away, I would call my friends everyday.  Before we got unlimited, I would rack up a phone bill that would rival any 16-year old girl.  That foundation is key.  Your girls are key. 

What are you thoughts?

Drop Date Pushed Back to July 15th Due to Printer


It’s a sad state of affairs for me ladies and gentlemen.  The book is complete, but the hard copy format will not be ready until July 15th.  Please world, do not be angry with me.  I’m working around the clock to provide some benefits in lieu of this horrid blunder.  Last time, the drop date was off by a month and half.  So, I’m happy to report that it’s just ten days later.  For many, it’s ten days too long.  So, I’m offering this:

However, you can still pre-order on my site (www.latrivianelson.com) starting tonight or on www.dmitrysroyalflush.com

Pre-order and you will receive a free PDF copy of the book for you to read until your book arrives.  I made the announcement tonight and have received great feedback from the readers.  Thanks so much for you all who have understood.  And I’m so blessed to have so many supporters. 

The good news is that the book will still be available on Kindle on the 5th!  You can also purchase the PDF format without the hard copy for $5 on www.dmitrysroyalflush.com.  So, if you don’t have a Kindle, like to read at work or home or prefer to laptop or desktop to pick up books, you won’t miss a beat.  For my hardcopy readers, the printer says that it could very well be back next week, but they’ve given me that date to be safe.  So, I’ll keep you updated. 

For all of those who receive the PDF, please send me your thoughts through the blog, facebook and email to let me know what you think (Latrivia@LatriviaNelson.com). 

And please Pray for me that I don’t jump off a cliff:-(

Xoxo and all that jazz,

Latrivia

New Dmitry’s Royal Flush Trailer


Hello Everyone,

My entire team is dog tired.  We are 13 days out from the final polishing touches to the book and their completion and after that only 30 days before the drop of Dmitry’s Royal Flush: Rise of the Queen.  Take a look at our new trailer for the book and please tell me exactly what you think!!!!

Can’t wait to reveal it to all of you!

Latrivia

The Anatomy of Dmitry Medlov: Discussing the Boss


I have received about six emails from women who have read the book and are amazed at the anatomy of Dmitry Medlov. One woman, Carol Kriger, has asked me to (1) breakdown his body type for her from the author’s perspective. This sounded fun, so I agreed. She also asked me to (2) tell her where my motivation for his character came from and how I arrived at a seven foot mob boss. This part is a little more complicated, but I will give my best answer.
Answer 1: Dmitry Medlov is seven feet tall, blonde, extremely muscular (athletic muscular, not bodybuilder muscular), striking blue eyes, a wide smile, strong features – chiseled chin, wide set eyes, etc. He has a baritone voice, a thick Russian accent, tons of tattoos, wears mostly tailored suits, wears a strange, sexy cologne that reminds you of sandalwood and worst of all he has serious swagger.
He hardly ever raises his voice, only likes fine living, loves caviar, borscht and vodka. He grew up in the streets and raised his only brother. So, he’s rough around the edges but through time has learned to be more refined. He plays the guitar, reads excessively, enjoys quiet nights alone, spoils his lovers and has a bad habit of staring his opponent down.
Now, I don’t know about you, but this kind of man is hardly ordinary. So, he stands out. I imagine he has stood out his entire life as an alpha male who is beautiful, capable and legendary.
Answer 2: I am really into the heroine being saved by the hero. I know that we are strong independent woman of the twenty-first century. I am definitely one. However, I still like the chivalrous man, who exerts a little force and knows when to be very gentle. Unfortunately, I know more fumbling bumbling men then I do true gents. So, my small arsenal of alpha men with the “proper breeding” are natural resources that I lean on for most of my insight. I use my “natural resources”, my imagination and my public sightings to help me build the perfect man for my stories.
My husband is into tats; a good friend of mine gives me some Russian insight; I once dated a guy who was 6’7”. It was a very short romance, but it’s still a friendship that allows me to marvel at him from a far. I’ve met and know my fair share of true bad boys on both sides of the law, and I have quite a few “international friends.” So there you go. All answers answered in a nutshell.

XoXo and all that jazz,

Latrivia S. Nelson

New Dmitry’s Royal Flush: Rise of the Queen Video


Here’s a sneak peak of Dmitry’s Royal Flush: Rise of the Queen video trailer.  The real deal will be ready in early June but this is our first draft.  Hope that you enjoy!!!

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