It’s Sexiest Man Alive time again!

Note:  the contest is over– the new Sexiest Man Alive has been crowned.  Winners of the giveaway will be posted shortly.

That’s right, folks, it’s Sexiest Man Alive time.  Once again, Diana Holquist and I have come together to celebrate the fact that: (a) our books have, um, almost the exact same title, and more important, (b) the announcement of People‘s Sexiest Man Alive for 2009 is just days away.  (And hey–it’s a good excuse to look at pictures of some really attractive men.)

To get you in the mood for the crowning of the new Sexiest Man Alive (don’t worry Hugh Jackman, you’ll live on in our hearts and lusty thoughts forever), Diana and I are teaming up to give away free copies of our books.  And if you haven’t read Sexiest Man Alive by Diana Holquist (psst– it was a RITA nominee), you’ll want to rectify that situation immediately.

So here’s the contest. . . who do you think will be People‘s Sexiest Man Alive for 2009? Here are some of our contenders, but feel free to nominate anyone you want:

GerardGerard Butler.
I mean, seriously, People, don’t you think the man is due?

Or how about. . .

Jon HammJon Hamm aka The Hot Guy from Mad Men
Gotta love a man who looks great in a suit, right?

And now for the always controversial. . .

RyanRyan Reynolds.
I just don’t see what some people (who shall remain nameless) have against this guy.  I see six reasons to adore him.  It’s called his abs.

Or maybe. . .
Will Smith.
Is there anything sexier on a man than a great smile?
And those arms aren’t bad either…
And finally, what discussion about the SMA would be complete without. . .
JohnnyJohnny Depp, the Bad Boy.
This man can have gold teeth and look as though he hasn’t showered for days,
and he still manages to be sexy.
So there are a few ideas.  Who do you think People will pick as the 2009 Sexiest Man Alive?  Cast your vote by leaving a comment below before 10pm CST on Sunday, November 15th.  (And remember– you can vote for anyone, not just the five guys above.)   Five randomly chosen people with the correct answer will win a signed copy of my book, Just the Sexiest Man Alive.
Sexiest Front Cover

Then, head over to Diana’s blog and follow the instructions there to enter to win a signed copy of Diana’s book, Sexiest Man Alive.


A couple of provisos (what can I say–it’s the lawyer in me):

This poll is in no way affiliated with People–it’s just for fun and free books!

Should People announce their Sexiest Man Alive before 10pm CST on November 15th, the contest is considered over as of the time of the announcement, and no votes posted after that will be entered in the contest.

In the event that no one correctly picks the 2009 Sexiest Man Alive, or if less than 5 people do so, the remaining signed copies of JTSMA will be awarded to randomly chosen commenters.

And one last thing:  because I recently ran a giveaway for Just the Sexiest Man Alive (the one-year anniversary celebration), should anyone who wins a copy of the book wish to substitute it for a signed copy of my other release, Practice Makes Perfect, I’m happy to do so.

Happy reading!

93 thoughts on “It’s Sexiest Man Alive time again!

  1. Emmanuelle says:

    Thanks Julie, for this nice first post on monday morning !
    I vote for Will Smith. I hasitated a bit with Ryan Reynolds, but well… WILL SMITH it is. As you said, great smiles, great arms.
    PLus I used to be madly in love with him back then, in his fresh Prince of BelAir years 😉

  2. rigmarole says:

    Oh, sorry, I thought this was who is YOUR sexiest man alive. People’s sexiest man alive will be the biggest name attached to the next blockbuster due out.

  3. Michele Benard says:

    what a great thing to wake up to see pictures of lots of hot looking men 🙂 I just saw the movie The Proposal and my vote is Ryan Reynolds especially after I saw the nice picture of him with his shirt open and his abs screaming at me “look at me “

  4. Camille says:

    From the above list, my vote goes to Ryan Reynolds. From just anyone I think should be the sexiest man alive? Ben Barnes of Prince Caspian and more recently, Dorian Grey fame.

  5. Kati says:

    I just don’t see what some people (who shall remain nameless) have against this guy.


    No idea who you’d be referencing here, Julie.

    I honestly have no idea who’ll be People’s Sexiest Man. But hey, I’m interested.

  6. Colleen says:

    I would pick Jon Hamm as Don Draper. He’s beyond sexy.

    Though, you really can’t go wrong with Gerald Butler either. He could just read the phone book and I’d be entertained.

  7. Kym L says:

    Richard Armitage, Sean Bean, Gerard Butler, Hugh Jackman, Liam Neeson, and yes Johnny Depp. If you don’t know who Richard Armitage is, I’d suggest you check him out on IMDB. He’s a Brit who’s time is come!

  8. Alexandrea M says:

    I used to always think it was Johnny Depp, but although I’m shocked that I now think this….Ryan Reynolds has really surprised me with his body, as well as showing he can act in things other than comedies. Not a fan of blondes but yep, he’s pretty sexy darnit.

  9. elaing8 says:

    Of those pics I’d say Gerard Butler.
    People magazine considers a lot of factors to who they pic, I think maybe Rob Pattinson has a shot.

  10. Stephenia says:

    Gerard Butler! His legs look great in a kilt and you gotta love his accent!

    And for the younger girls – Rob Pattinson is a hottie.

  11. Barbara Elness says:

    I love Johnny Depp, but it’s got to be Gerard Butler all the way. He’s just so good looking and his humor makes him even better looking. There’s nothing like a great looking guy that can make me laugh, he gets my vote every time.

  12. Lynne says:

    I know People is not going to pick who I would pick but to me it is Josh Beckett of the Boston Red Sox. There is nothing like a baseball player and this one does it for me. 🙂

  13. Theresa S says:

    My official vote for the contest for who People will pick is:


    Do I agree? No, but I think that is who they will pick because he has “New Moon” coming out and he’s the new “It” guy of the moment.

    (Of the actors you listed, I’d say People would go with Gerard Butler because he’s been in EVERYTHING lately. But he is not my vote for your contest…)

  14. Beverly G says:

    well we all now

    Depp Butler Renolds Smith will be on there im sure and probably Tim Mccgraw would round that out

    and i agree with Tee My Sexiest man isnt in the running i keep him alll to mah self

  15. Keira Soleore says:

    How can anyone alive resist voting here?! Ioan Gryffud for me, please. Yeah!

    Please count me out of the contests (unless, Julie, you’re giving away an ARC of your third??????) since I have both the books.

  16. Rochelle says:

    I find Gerard Butler really sexy, same with Ryan Reynolds…hmm. I’d vote for Johnny Depp though- it’s his loyalty to his wife and children that hook me.

  17. Bianca says:

    It’s so hard to choose!!! I’m a massive Supernatural fan so I’d have to say Jensen Ackles, but then I thought he was hot even back in his Dark Angel days.

  18. Amanda says:

    I think all of the above are super sexy but lately I have had a thing for Hugh Laurie…You know House….


  19. MaryM says:

    Even though I am retired, this will be an overwhelming task to nominate the sexiest man alive!! There are sooo many choices! And Michele, Ryan Reynolds’ abs seem to be screaming more than ‘look at me.’ I heard “caress me now!!”
    Without researching, I’m voting for Adam Lambert!!

  20. lisa says:

    Like I told Diana… Hugh Jackman. Wicked bod in X men Wolverine. But then I’m always behind the times. And DH is sitting here saying I’m wrong, it’s himself!

  21. Kym says:

    Thank you, Andrea! Another Richard Armitage fan! It’s too bad he’s not more well-known or I’m sure everybody would be voting for him! LOL

  22. kara says:

    Wow, tough question, although looking at these pics is anything by tough!lol
    I’ll go with Ryan Reynolds. Although any of these guys posted could definitely fill the shoes of Sexiest Man Alive!

  23. Michelle R. says:

    OMG… im so torn… between Gerard Butler and Johnny Depp… they are both such awesome men… both so sexy and handsome… and they both play great parts in action movies… i have been a Johnny Depp fan since he was in Nightmare on Elm Street and then moved on to 21 Jump Street… and Gerard won my heart with his role as the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera… so half my vote goes to Johnny, the other half to Gerard!!! I Love You BOTH!!!

  24. laura says:

    What r u girls thinking! Ryan Reynolds all the way! hes way way WAY sexier than any of those guys!
    *please don’t enter me

  25. nicole says:

    I am sitting here with my jealous boyfriend, as I admire Ryan’s abs! And I LOVE how you worded your six reasons!!!! (BTW.. my bf is doing a set of pushups as I type!)

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