Who's your favourite Bond, and why?

I had mixed feelings when Daniel Craig was chosen for the new Bond. Don't get me wrong – I love Daniel Craig. I first noted him in Tomb Raider back in 2001 and said to Husband, "you know, he'd make a good Bond..." Husband scoffed. After all, who'd ever heard of a blond, not-exactly-classically-handsome 007? By the time Craig had Layer Cake under his belt in 2004, Husband was seeing my point of view.

But I was biased, anyway. Because in 2001 I was already creating a blond, suave, secretive character. And by 2003 I was writing Alan Waring his own 'spy' book, Dangerous Lies.

I'll confess I didn't have Craig specifically in mind at the start of it, but by the end it was hard to keep him out of it. And there are worse fates than having Alan Waring, in the shape of Daniel Craig, living in your head for a while *g*.

So I was pleased – ecstatic, really – when Casino Royale proved me right! Craig made a fabulous James Bond. For my money, the best yet.

But there was a problem. You see, now everyone would think I was blatantly jumping on the band wagon with my own golden-spy. I promise you, cross my heart and hope to die, I thought of him first!

I'll even go so far as to say that there are bits of Dangerous Lies that owe a very humble, respectful allegiance to Bond. I've always had a weakness for that uncompromising, death defying, ultimate spy.

But, for your money, whose Bond haunts you most? Leave a comment, and I'll pick a winner to receive a signed copy of Dangerous Lies!

Anna Louise Lucia's latest book, Dangerous Lies, is out now. "Marianne Forster was only spending time with a gorgeous man in the hot sun of Morocco. It wasn't anything more than that... until she was kidnapped on the way home."

All About Romance awarded Dangerous Lies an 'A' review, and their 'Desert Isle Keeper' status, saying, "Holy golly Moses. I've never put a publishing company on my auto buy list, but if this is what Medallion is putting out, considering the other recent stellar reviews here at AAR, I might just have to change my mind."


  1. Mary Marvella // June 1, 2009 at 10:13 AM  

    Good morning, Anna Louise, and welcome to the Pink Fuzzy Slippers group.

    I can't believe "danglies" (private joke) is now a real book. How cool is that?

    I loved Roger Moore and Shawn Connery as Bond. Each was different but soooo Bond.

    Can't wait to read about Alan Waring and Marianne Forster

  2. Anna Lucia // June 1, 2009 at 11:00 AM  

    Morning Mary! :-)

    It's very, VERY cool, isn't it? Danglies has been around a long time, one way or another. I'm so happy to see it out, pleasing readers, and looking (with that Medallion Press signature cover treatment) drop dead gorgeous!

    It's funny, but when I was a kid, it was always Roger Moore who was my fave Bond. I think I preferred the humour. Now it's all about Craig....

  3. Edie Ramer // June 1, 2009 at 11:46 AM  

    I do like Craig a lot, but there's too much violence in the later movies, too much techno stuff, instead of character building. In the early movies, they had the tricks but relied more on the fun story and characters.

  4. Anonymous // June 1, 2009 at 11:53 AM  

    I wasn't sure about Daniel Craig and the whole idea of remaking the Bond series. And yet, when he came walking out of the ocean in that blue bathing suit...yoowser.

    I don't think anyone would blame you for jumping on Daniel Craig! LOL

  5. Jane // June 1, 2009 at 1:17 PM  

    I was skeptical about Daniel Craig, too. I'm happy that he proved me wrong. I thought he was the most rugged of the Bond actors. Pierce Brosnan was awesome, too.

  6. Anna Lucia // June 1, 2009 at 2:16 PM  

    I know what you mean, Edie, but from my perspective I think there's a lot of character building, it's just darker and harder, which appeals to me. But I know it doesn't appeal to all! :-D Thanks for commenting!

    LOL Cyndi - exactly... ggg

    Pierce was just delectable, wasn't he, Jane? *happy sigh*

  7. Mona Risk // June 1, 2009 at 2:23 PM  

    Foe me too, James Bond was Roger Moore, but I learned to adjust to Sean Connery, and I simply adore Pierce Bosnan.

    Dangerous Lies seems like a cool book.

  8. Mary Marvella // June 1, 2009 at 2:39 PM  

    I forgot Pierce! YUM! Loved him as Bond or in almost any part.

  9. Anna Lucia // June 1, 2009 at 2:47 PM  

    Thank you, Mona! Hey, I just had a thought. Aren't we really LUCKY to have lived through so many Bonds.... mmmmmmmm ;-)

    I remember someone making a fuss about Pierce's poor singing in Mama Mia. I was, like, "you're LISTENING???" I was lost in the visuals... ggg

  10. magolla // June 1, 2009 at 5:15 PM  

    I'm a Pierce Bronson fan. I think it was because I saw his potenial when he played Remington Steele. I said potential when he played RS, because the man ran like a girl and needed to fix that pronto! Which he did by the time he got the Bond gig.
    I WANT to win Danglies!! Me. Me. Me. :-)

  11. Anna Lucia // June 1, 2009 at 5:27 PM  

    LOL! I had no idea Pierce ran like a girl! That's just so off-putting... I'm so glad he fixed it! LOL!

    I'm for bed on this side of the Atlantic, ladies, but don't let that stop you! I'll be back in the morning...

  12. Mary Ricksen // June 1, 2009 at 5:32 PM  

    There has always been something about Sean Connery, he was just so sexy.

  13. traveler // June 1, 2009 at 5:33 PM  

    Sean Connery was always the epitome of James Bond. Classic Bond.

  14. Barbara White Daille // June 1, 2009 at 5:40 PM  

    I'd have to say Roger Moore, just because there were many of him.

    On the other hand...Sean Connery can play anything and I'm hooked.



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  16. Anna Lucia // June 2, 2009 at 2:11 AM  

    Connery had something, didn't he, Mary? And he KEPT it, however old he got!

    He truly was a classic, traveler. :-)

    Yup, Barbara, good choices! We have such excellent examples to choose from!

    ROFL Cyndi!!!

    Okay, folks, I'm going to pop back after work today and pick a winner, so you've got a bit of grace if you want to sneak in...

  17. Karin Tabke // June 2, 2009 at 2:12 AM  

    I am totally hawt for Daniel Craig. Love his edge. But Sean Connery was awesome too.

  18. Anna Lucia // June 2, 2009 at 1:28 PM  

    You're not wrong, Karin!

  19. Anna Lucia // June 2, 2009 at 1:29 PM  

    CONGRATULATIONS, Jane! You've won a signed copy of Dangerous Lies!

    If you see this, please e-mail anna (at) annalouiselucia (dot) com. :-)