Who’s on the Cover? Cover Models – Part Deux

by Susan S. on February 18, 2011 · 37 comments

in Covers, Fabio Search, Guest Blogger

by Susan S., guest blogger

It never occurred to me I’d get such a big response to my post titled, “Who’s on the Cover? Male Romance Cover Models.” The post was to be what we’d consider a single-title. Well, my post should’ve been a single post. Should’ve, being the operative contraction. When I noticed the comments pouring in I said to myself, “O.k., I’ll do just one more.”

I realize many of these models have graced far more covers than the ones I’ve mentioned here. I’ve purposefully omitted them to save space, and to make navigation easier while looking through my post.

While I did find seven cover models by my lonesome, credit should always be given to others. And I’d really like to take a moment to thank all you LRP readers for being so nice, so helpful, and let’s face it, so AWESOME! Virginia C. had her eyes on Paul Marron. Thanks to her, now so do we! Viking Princess found a Sam. Isn’t she just grand? Others who may have known about Sam: Keira and Jane. Infinitieh led me to John Paul. Without you I was minus one. Thank you!!!

In random order, I present to you 10 additional male romance cover models. Enjoy! No thanks are necessary. Happy thought bubbles will do!

Romance Cover Model #1: Brooks Johnson

Website: http://www.brooksjohnsonmodel.com/
Covers: His Magick Touch by Kimberly Killion, Dark Vengeance by Sara Reinke, Undead in the City by Lynda Hilburn, and The Rebel by Julianne MacLean.

Romance Cover Model #2: Anthony Catanzaro

Website: http://www.anthonycatanzaro.com/publishedwork.html
Covers: Men On Fire by Susan Lyons, Rachelle Chase & Jodi Lynn Copeland, Sexy Beast II by Kate Douglas, Noelle Mack & Kathleen Dante, Sexy Beast III by Kate Douglas, Lacy Danes & Morgan Hawke, Sexy Beast IV by Kate Douglas, Deanna Lee & Dawn Thompson and Handyman by Jodi Lynn Copeland.

Romance Cover Model #3: Obi Obadike

Website: http://www.obiobadike.com/
Cover: Westmoreland’s Way by Brenda Jackson.

Romance Cover Model #4: Paul Marron

Website: http://paulmarron.com/
Fan site: http://gisbyrne.110mb.com/paulbio.html
Covers: Lover Avenged by J.R. Ward, Kismet by Monica Burns, Mortal Seductions by Allyson James, Taming The Beast by Heather Grothaus and Hard to Hold by Stephanie Tyler. Etc., etc…

Romance Cover Model #5: Jimmy Thomas

Website: http://www.modelmayhem.com/12159
Website: http://jimmythomas.com/
Covers: Love Drunk Cowboyby Carolyn Brown, Sweet Revenge by Nina Bruhns and Lucas by Eliza Gayle. Along with many, many others.

Romance Cover Model #6: Sam Bond

Website: http://www.sam-bond.com/
Fan site: http://thesambond.blogspot.com/
Covers: The Highlander’s Heart by Amanda Forester, Desire to Die For by Jessica Lee, and Ræliksen by Renee Vincent.

Romance Cover Model #7: Tracy James

Website: http://www.tracyjames.com/map.html
Covers: Her Baby Secret by Kim Lawrence, One Night with the Tycoon by Lee Wilkinson, The Enigmatic Rake by Anne O’Brien and Dark Secret by Christine Feehan. Trust me. There’s a lot more!

Romance Cover Model #8: John Paul Pfeiffer

Website: http://www.commencequest.com/PORTFOLIO%20-%20JOHN%20PAUL.html
Cover: Jordan by Susan Kearney.

Romance Cover Model #9: Julian Fantechi

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Julian-Fantechi/48726452047
Covers: The Sense of Honor by Ashley Kath-Bilsky, A Sensual Seduction by Kate Hofman & Emma Keatley.

Romance Cover Model #10: Bill Freda

Featured at DCL Publications: http://www.thedarkcastlelords.com/romance-models.htm
Covers: The Lord of Merewood Keep by C.H. Admirand, A Scot’s Honor by C.H. Admirand and Only in her Dreams by Veronica Towers.

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1 Chris February 18, 2011 at 7:38 AM

How very cool – now I know that the guy I call Wind in Hair Guy in the Misadventures in Stock Photography series is actually Sam Bond. :)

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2 Keira February 18, 2011 at 8:24 AM

@Virginia – He’s cute… yummy yummy.

@Chris – Wind Hair Guy? Bwuahaha! That’s awesome.

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3 Virginia C February 18, 2011 at 8:00 AM

Yum, Yum–so much more goodness!

I must add Francesco Cura to the list. You have seen him everywhere, on all types of covers. Franceso is also a singer and actor. He probably has the most piercing gaze of all–you won’t forget his eyes after just one look!

http://www.francescocura.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francesco_Cura

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1832801/

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4 Susan S. February 18, 2011 at 3:51 PM

@Chris-Unladylike guffaws and snorts. Maybe he has an affinity for air, and is one of the elements he controls. Lol.

@Virginia C.-And to think just recently I didn’t know any of the models. Two posts later, plus your recent Francesco find- we can now identify 21. Your right, I’ve seen Francesco’s all over. Brooks and Jimmy had me guessing for ages. Thank goodness I pinned down their identities.

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5 Chris February 18, 2011 at 4:13 PM

The guy I’m really curious about is Candy Cane Guy (link is to the tag on my blog) – so named because I first noticed him on the cover of Hot For the Holidays. He’s everywhere! (He has a very distinctive, perfectly round belly button…)

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6 Terresa October 12, 2012 at 5:01 PM

John DeSalvo has an outie belly button too. As a rule I’m not fond of them but for JD I’ll make an exception…

If anyone can lead me to info on 90’s model Terry VanDaren, (pictured on book “The Rescue”), I’d be very grateful.

Thanks !

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7 Virginia C February 18, 2011 at 11:51 PM
8 Susan S. February 19, 2011 at 2:24 PM

@Chris- I remember candy cane guy; when that book released I bought 2 copies. One for a friend and one for my sister. I remember it well. Hope one day we uncover who owns that belly button.

@Virginia C.-Great sleuthing! Over 100 covers, wow. We now know why.

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9 infinitieh February 20, 2011 at 11:41 PM

I’ve been looking for EYEBROW GUY myself:

Our Wicked Mistake” by Emma Wildes
In the Company of Vampires” by Katie MacAlister
Compromised Hearts” by Hannah Howell (reprint)
Burning Darkness” by Jaime Rush
Hired by Her Husband” by Anne McAllister

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10 Susan S. February 21, 2011 at 12:47 PM

Hi infinitieh,

How apropos, eyebrow guy. Lol. Yes, I see what you mean. I’m not familiar with his image. Will keep my eyes peeled, though.

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11 Susan S. April 19, 2011 at 3:02 PM

Found another! The model on the cover of Lisa Renee Jones’ The Legend of Michael is: Jason Aaron Baca.

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12 Keira April 22, 2011 at 7:40 AM

I want to know who’s the hottie on this cover? http://amzn.to/dPSokJ

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13 Tara June 25, 2012 at 5:36 PM

That is Jed Hill

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14 Susan S. April 22, 2011 at 9:52 AM

Aaahhhhhh!!!! Is that a badge I see? Shoot! Have to add it to my TBB/TBR list. Yes, Keira-I see what you mean. Certainly wears those pants well does he not? I too…would like to know! Wonder if it’s Charles Paz, he’s who came to mind when I saw the cover.

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15 Susan S. April 22, 2011 at 10:40 PM

Keira, according to Jane from my first Who’s on the Cover post- it’s Jed Hill.

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16 infinitieh April 23, 2011 at 1:34 AM

Yes, that’s Jed Hill on “Breaking Point”. Yum-my!

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17 Keira April 23, 2011 at 8:30 AM

Haha no wonder I like that cover then. I thought he was super smexy on The Perfect Play

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18 Sherry April 26, 2011 at 1:48 PM

I’m looking for the Hottie cover model for Michelle Rowens Something Wicked!!!!!!!! Please help!!

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19 Susan S. April 26, 2011 at 4:46 PM

As are we Sherry…as are we. And who can blame you for searching. Yow-zah! I’ll keep my eyes peeled, but this is the first I’ve seen of Rowen’s cover model. Then again…his chest may have been used for other covers- I just hadn’t registered him on the radar. Hold please…
calibrating radar.

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20 Livia Quinn November 30, 2011 at 4:27 PM

Wow, in searching for the the models of these two covers I found your blog. Time for another update lol.
Who’s on the cover of Katie MacAlister’s new book, Much Ado About Vampires? That gorgeous chest and those eyes have had me mesmerized since she posted about her cover 6 months before it came out. And Diana Cosby’s His Destiny looks like it could be the same model (going strictly by the arm and chest muscles here, ;))

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21 Susan S. November 30, 2011 at 4:54 PM

Hi Livia,

I wish I had an answer for you, especially since I happen to share your curiosity. But I really don’t know. I’ll keep my eyes peeled, though. In the interim you may want to read my part three to Who’s on the cover.
Here’s the location: http://www.loveromancepassion.com/who%e2%80%99s-on-the-cover-cover-models-part-3/

Others I’m hoping to discover someday: The model on the cover of A Vampire for Christmas (by Michele Hauf, Laurie London, Alexis Morgan & Caridad Pineiro) reminds me of the actor Ian Somerhalder from the Vampire Diaries. And wouldn’t we all like to know who’s on the cover of Cynthia Eden’s Angel of Darkness.

Thanks for dropping by!

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22 Livia Quinn December 21, 2011 at 2:08 PM

Oh wonderful. I was just wondering when number three would be out, lol. Now how about number four. It’s like chocolate.

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23 Susan S. January 6, 2012 at 9:12 AM

Hi Livia,

I wrote parts 1-3 out of curiosity (wanted to know who the models were) and pure frustration (that I couldn’t find a short/informational online post like the one I was envisioning in my head). I too love the overall outcome and quite frankly, love my posts just as much as you do. Pardon the narcissism. Lol. I’m not ruling out a number four. Never say never right? But it’s alot of research and time is forever fleeting. I will say this-I’ll post the link here if I write a part four. Hugs-a-bunches!

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24 cindy t February 21, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Who is “The Bridegroom” on Linda Lael Millet’s Stone Creek Series…. ?????

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25 Cindy February 22, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Can anyone figure out who is on the cover of “The Bridegroom” by Linda Lael Miller ???

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26 Susan S. March 22, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Hi Cindy,

I understand the interest. That’s a nice cover. I wish I could say, but I really don’t know. I’ll keep my antenna trackers on though.

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27 Aheris June 24, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Don’t suppose you know who the model is on the cover of Lover at Last by J.R. Ward?
http://www.goodreads.com/book/photo/13570854-lover-at-last

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28 Anne F. July 21, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Does anyone know who is on the cover of Highland Hero by Amanda Scott, please??

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29 Valerie September 10, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Hello

I just found this blog and I am throughly enjoying it. I have got to say that Paul Marron is my FAVORITE cover model. Hands down. I also want to say thank you for doing what your doing for all of us who want to know who these gorgeous males are.

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30 Roxanne September 16, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Looking for the name of male cover model of Tammarra Webber, Easy and now he’s on Olivia Cunnings, Tempt Me.

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31 Mary G November 19, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Me, too! My Google search led me here. Someone must know.

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32 Nessitah September 24, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Do you know the models from the other covers of the novel The Black Dagger Brotherhood

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33 Jen March 11, 2013 at 9:52 PM

Does anyone know the name of the model on the cover of Rule by Jay Crownover?

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34 Sandy March 23, 2013 at 9:19 AM

thanks for the article. and no you’re. not the only person out there who want to know who are there people on the book cover. i’m still trying to find out who the famous couple is on a book caleed Easy by Tamara Webber and a book called Picture Perfect by Ella Fox. they’re always in profile and would love to find out more about them. any idea who they might be?

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35 Anna July 21, 2014 at 4:06 AM

Does anyone know who is the cover model for Brenda Jackson’s A Brother’s Honor? I don’t know why but I love a man who is clean cut and kinda conservative and that’s one of the few books out there that the cover alone made me buy the book which totally not me :-)

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16160045-a-brother-s-honor

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