Tuesday, May 19, 2009
We've all seen them, bought books because of them. Oh, right, I bought the book to 'read' not for the picture on the cover. True, I did - but the cover is what attracted me in the first place. Sure, I want it to be a good story filled with fiery romance. I might even imagine someone different than the cover model. But if you're going to plant the thought - it better be good. Preferably he's handsome and sexy as hell, a god. And please, give me chest hair! Maybe it's just me, but I don't get excited looking at a hairless man. Here is where I should say out of the hundreds of books in my library, you might find a half dozen with a woman on the front. Why? I read to escape into new worlds and I want to be the heroine! I don't want to envision the always skinny chick on the front being in the arms of my romantic, strong and drop-dead gorgeous hero. For however many pages - he's mine darnit! So, who would be the cover model of my dreams? I've met him twice at RT Conventions. Spoke to him at length in April - begged him to be on a cover for my upcoming release with Ellora's Cave. If the powers to be at EC ever read this: GIVE ME C. J. HOLLENBACH. Please. Intelligent, witty, romantic and absolutely a hunk. The man is awesome and in my mind: he is HARD CASE. He has to-die-for gloriously long, silky, ashy blond hair that screams for fingers to run through it. And those eyes - are they green or are they blue? All I know is, God, you could get lost in them. Fran Lee, author (Out of Her Dreams-Available 5/22 at Ellora's Cave), put together a photo montage at You Tube that knocked my socks off. Visit CJ at http://www.cjcovermodel.com/ Who is your favorite cover model?