Piper J. Drake’s Top Three Asian Hero Inspirations


By Piper J. Drake, author of DEADLY TESTIMONY

Recently, Attn: posted a video asking the question, “Do you Find Asian Guys Sexy?”

My answer is yes. Absolutely.

In fact, I would be very happy to share with you my current top inspirations for my Asian heroes, like Kyle Yeun of Deadly Testimony.


1) Lee Byung-hun

His role as Han Cho Bai in Red 2 was the primary inspiration for Kyle Yeun’s business look and attitude. I also loved his appearance in the G.I. Joe movies as Storm Shadow. This is a man who is equally delicious in a tuxedo as he is in ripped up clothing ready for an action scene.

He’s handsome and sophisticated, refined and physically imposing in the best of ways.

2) Pirath Nitipaisankul (พิรัชต์ นิธิไพศาลกุล) – Mike D’Angelo

Mike D’Angelo caught my attention in the Thai drama, Kiss Me, as Thatrapee Warophat “Tenten”. I then dove in and binged Full House, in which Mike plays himself in this Thai rendition of a very popular plotline.

Not only is this actor hot, well-spoken, social media savvy, and charming…he’s a singer too. I dare you to check out his YouTube videos. While I enjoy the music from the original soundtrack of Full House (Thai version), he has some saucier music videos following on the style of the K-pop star, Rain.

3) Daniel Dae Kim

From Lost to Hawaii Five-0, here’s another man who looks just as good in a suit as he does in jeans. He’s also multi-talented. I love the way he can go from polished to rough-and-ready in any given show and still keep me captivated. Several of his scenes have given me plot bunnies for future book series.

What heroes do you find sexy?

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A Safeguard Novel, book two

The stakes have never been higher as an elite team member must outwit a dangerous killer and save the man she’s sworn to protect. The second installment of the exhilarating Safeguard series from Piper J. Drake.

Kyle Yeun didn’t start out bad and he doesn’t intend to end his life while on the wrong side of the law, either. His testimony to his former employer’s environmental misdeeds has earned him a protection detail compliments of the US government. But due to a dark international conspiracy Kyle was unaware of, his former employers have made ending his life a top priority. Realizing he needs more protection than the US Marshals can provide, he turns to Safeguard after seeing the beautiful, deadly Lizzy Scott in action.

One look at Kyle, and sniper Lizzy Scott knows this isn’t going to be an easy protection job. He’s arrogant, irritating and almost irresistible. Instead of being put off by her hardened attitude, Kyle seems to thrive off the challenge. And she’s slowly giving in to his charms.

After narrowly escaping the latest assassination attempt, Lizzy starts taking dangerous risks to keep him safe. But the last thing Kyle wants is another life ruined because of his actions. He found his redemption in Lizzy’s arms and he’ll risk everything to make sure they both make it out alive. As will she, even if it means walking away from him to keep him safe.


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