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Throwback Thursday: Who Would You Put on the Cover of a Romance Novel? #TBT

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Throwback Thursday

Sometimes, I’m late jumping on a bandwagon. But when I do, I jump on (in) with both feet and take up the banner. Here, instead of posting old photos, #TBT will be looking back at the 1,760 posts from the past eight years (yes, I’ve been blogging for EIGHT YEARS!) and sharing one chosen at random every Thursday.

If you want to join in the #TBT fun, share a link to your #TBT post in the comments section below!


Throwback Thursday Post of the Week:
Who Would You Put on the Cover of a Romance Novel?

Originally posted: February 17, 2012

It’s no secret that modeling for the front cover of romance novels has made someone very famous. And then, there’s Fabio. 😉

Did you know that Corbin Bernsen got his start modeling—and did some covers for Harlequin? Even though I’ve never been able to find an image, I met an author at a conference a couple of years ago whose first Harlequin featured Bernson as the hero on the front cover.

And then there’s this guy:

If you’re a fan of HGTV (or if you follow me on Pinterest), you recognize this guy: it’s John Gidding from Curb Appeal.

Yes, that’s right, John Gidding got his start as a model and did several romance novel covers (a few more of which you can see here, here, and here).

Of course, in this age of the proliferation of self-publishing—and of authors doing their own book covers, we might find that we see more and more self-designed covers like this:

Does that guy look familiar to you? Maybe because it’s a Photoshopped, flipped rendering of this actor’s headshot:

(How has this author gotten away with such a blatant use of a famous person’s image? Still trying to figure that out.)

Because they’re the key romantic leads in the series I’m working on right now, I’d love to have a “rendering” of these guys on my next three books:

Henry Cavill as Andrew Lawton (Follow the Heart); Chris Hemsworth as Dr. Neal Stradbroke (An Honest Heart);
Daniel Craig as Lord Stephen Brightwell, Viscount Thynne (The Heart That Waits)

So even though we’ve done this before (but it’s been a long time), I thought it would be fun to do it again.

Who would you like to see on the
front cover of a romance novel?

Get creative, get obsessional. And it doesn’t have to be just men, seeing as how images of women are so popular on the front covers of historicals in the Christian market. Be sure to post a link to an image if you can so we can see him/her, too!

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