Fri
Feb 15 2013 5:30pm

Friday Beefcake: Romance Novel Cover Models

Paul Marron is the star of MANY of our fantasies....Ask and you shall receive. Last week, we polled you all to see what you wanted for Valentine's Day and overwhelmingly you said you wanted a romance novel hero to walk out of your favorite book. Now, we can't promise Paul Marron, the face of many romance novel covers, will arrive on your door (unless you're friends with Kresley Cole and you saw them on tour since he's the face of Lothaire), but we can give you a steamy pic! Also on the beefcake menu: Jed Hill, the face (and abs!) most famously behind Jaci Burton's Play-by-Play series; Nathan Kamp, you've seen him on covers for Lavinia Kent, Cassie Edwards, Karen Marie Moning, and Susan Sizemore; and Len Gunn, he's been on covers for Kat Martin, Janet Dailey, and oh yeah, he won Mr. Romance 2011 at the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention and started out his career!

So, do you recognize some of these faces and bodies from your favorite books? Do you ever read a book because of the cover model, or recognize a model on the cover from past reading?

Do you recognize Jed Hill from any of his romance novel covers?

Nathan Kamp has been on a LOT of Historicals. Can you imagine him in buff trousers and an open and shirt? A newcomer to the world of romance novel cover models is Len Gunn. Hello, Mr. Romance!

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2 comments
S Tieh
1. infinitieh
Ohhhhhh, yeahhhhhh... Seriously, I only buy books with my favorite cover models on them, with Paul Marron being my absolute fave! And Thierry Pepin always makes me smile.
Saundra Peck
2. sk1336
The cover of books, from the time I could see what my Mom was reading to now, always had a huge influence on me picking it up... Beautiful men and women, beauty of the colors, drama, motion, etc always catch my attention before anything else! After I have looked at all the pretty covers, then I look at all the books...
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