Who’s on the Cover? Male Romance Cover Models

by Susan S., guest blogger

Tell me, has this happened to you? You visit (insert bookseller here), and see a heart-stopping, oxygen-stealing romance novel cover. One of those with a very attractive model on the cover. Leaving you to wonder, “Who is that?” A feeling sets in. You don’t care for it (its called frustration). Leading you me to spend 2 hours 20 minutes typing romance cover models on 4 different search engines. Sure, pretend I’m the only one who does that. Huh! Could I be? The only one-who does that. Well, even if I am, I’m at least disclosing it. Got ya there!

Want me to tell you what images I found on those search engines? I stumbled across a woman getting tattooed, a puppy (what a puppy has to do with romance covers is beyond me), a house, a couple cars, and finally…models! Images which led me to websites and blog sites full of…more images of male models! You can thank me (now); thank me in the comments sections or both.

I strive for accuracy, but do admit this was written based on online researching. Feel free to correct any unintentional errors on my part. The following are male romance cover models; I’ve listed the one’s I consider the top 10.

Do you know any romance cover models not mentioned in my post? I’m all ears!

Romance Cover Model # 1: Greg Plitt.

Website: http://www.gregplitt.com
Cover: Kiss Me Deadly by Michele Hauf.

Romance Cover Model # 2: Andrei Claude.

Website: http://www.andreiclaude.com/
Covers: Taken and Seduced by Julia Latham and Sexy Beast VI by Kate Douglas, Anya Howard, and Lydia Parks.

Romance Cover Model # 3: Nathan Kamp.

Website: http://www.nathankamp.com/
Covers: Night Falls Darkly by Kim Lenox and The Devil’s Knight by Lucy Blue.

Romance Cover Model # 4: Jed Hill.

Website: http://www.modelmayhem.com/1617106
Cover: The Perfect Play by Jaci Burton.

Romance Cover Model # 5: John DeSalvo.

Website: http://www.johndesalvo.com/
Covers: Deeper than Desire by Cheryl Holt and Enchanted Time by Amy Elizabeth Saunders.

Romance Cover Model # 6: Charles Paz.

Websites: http://www.fifth-element.net/ and http://www.modelmayhem.com/591117
Covers: Red’s Wolf by P. J. Schnyder and Lord of Devil Isle by Connie Mason.

Romance Cover Model # 7: Steve Sandalis.

Website: http://www.stevesandalis.com/index.html
Covers: Too many to name here.

Romance Cover Model # 8: Tony Ranaudo.

Website: http://www.tonyranaudo.com/
Cover: Perfection by Regina Scott

Romance Cover Model # 9: Jason Santiago.

Covers: Texas Loving by Leigh Greenwood and A Knight’s Persuasion by Catherine Kean.

Romance Cover Model # 10: Fabio Lanzoni known as “Fabio.”

Covers: Too many to name here.

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140 thoughts on “Who’s on the Cover? Male Romance Cover Models”

  1. Paul Marron! That man sells a lot of books! He makes a lot of money for others through his unique, hunky looks. Those lips, that trim, sculpted physique, and those chocolate eyes!

    Just to name a few favorite Paul Marron covers:

    Kismet” by Monica Burns
    Sex and the Single Earl” by Vanessa Kelly
    Desire Untamed” by Pamela Palmer
    Nauti Intentions” by Lora Leigh
    Tempted by Fate” by Kate Perry
    To Beguile a Beast” by Elizabeth Hoyt
    Enemy Lover” by Karin Harlow
    Primal Instincts” by Susan Sizemore
    Hard to Hold” by Stephanie Tyler
    Wicked Highlander” by Donna Grant
    Viking in Love” by Sandra Hill



  2. I tweeted a lot the other day about Jed Hill. Sharing some NSFW pics on Twitter and some that were. He’s got a lot of photos in hunky footballer gear.

    @Virginia – Holy hunk-a-roma! That boy is gorgeous. I want to give him my number and leave all my doors unlocked just in case he wanted to drop by… lol

  3. Hi Virginia,

    You know, I’ve seen his face on covers and never knew his name. Thanks! Paul’s certainly easy on the eyes-that’s for sure. Like visine after years of suffering eye irritation, lol.

    Oh, I imagine there’s a couple hundred unlocked doors for him to walk through- before and after yours.
    Now, I wonder, what would you do if Paul and Bobby Pattinson show up at the same time? Flip a coin?

  4. It’s nice to be able to put a name to these faces. I just recently learned Jed’s name because he’s on the cover of Pamela Clare’s upcoming romantic suspense.

  5. I tend to forget that those covers are real men because how can anyone really be that drool inspiring. Thanks Susan for all that in depth research on this “hard” topic. LOL.

  6. @ Carla My thoughts exactly! Yes, yes. This hard topic must be researched, studied, played with, and experimented.
    Confession: I’ll admit to seeing the beginning to Greg Plitt’s website more than once. I see it merely for its “originality.” Yeah right!

  7. Definitely fun to put names to faces, but there are still so, so many who are nameless – especially the stock photo cover models I feature in each week’s Misadventures in Stock Photography.

    1. Too many nameless (headless) hunks! We should start a support group for them. How about the Support for the Sleepy Hollow Hunky Headless Heroes… or SSHHHH! haha

  8. Hi Chris,

    I agree wholeheartedly. Too many unknowns. I wonder if Stefan Pinto ever posed for a cover? He participated in Mr. Romance back in 2009-I believe.

  9. Hi Barbara,

    Sometimes an author has knowledge of who’s on the cover. Because I myself don’t know who Boardroom Seduction’s model is, I’ve emailed Anita. Hopefully she can enlight us. Otherwise, we’ll have to keep an eye out while driving on the information superhighway.

  10. I like to give credit, where credit is due. FINALLY! Thanks to Jane, that hot guy I see plastered on cover after cover has a name. Thanks to a post over at Past the Print, said hot guy: Sam Bond. Thanks Jane!

  11. Hi Viking Princess,
    When I thought up this post, I had no idea it would be like the gift that keeps on giving. This has turned into the comments which keep on coming. Cool! Sorry, I digress like that on occasion.
    Oh….I didn’t know Sam had a blog site. Goody! You know what’s funny to imagine? Can you just picture yourself on a date with Fabio? That would be awkwardVille. And if in a restaurant, would you dare say could you please pass the butter. Remember his, “I can’t believe its not butter commercials?”

  12. infinitieh, would you believe I found 9 more cover models. And I’m talking hot. It took some serious searching mind you. I only need one more and I’ll be posting a Part II post of romance cover models. I think Nathan’s wonderful on the covers. Thanks for popping in!

  13. @infinitieh Actually, Jimmy will be featured. Want to know why? He’s on the cover for a book I’m reviewing; set to release in May. But my lips are sealed until I post Part II.

  14. @infinitieh, Yes, yes. I can use John Paul Pfeiffer. Technically, I think Jordan is a paranormal romance with sci-fi. If there’s any falling in love- it’s a romance. Thanks! I’ll start my part II tonight and submit sometime this week. 🙂

  15. what about Evangeline Anderson’s Punishing Tabitha or any other of her works? could you please give me information about the names of the hunks?

  16. Hi Aubrey,

    I wish I could say who owns those HUGE guns on Punishing Tabitha, but sadly I don’t. If I stumble upon the man who has them—I’ll be sure to post it. As for the woman on the cover, wish mine looked that way. Lol.

  17. Who’s on the cover of Deborah LeBlanc’s The Wolven? He looks like Jensen Ackles…I bought the book just to stare at the cover…it also looks like Jensen Ackles on the cover of It Happened One Bite…lol…

    1. OMG! I just went through a bag of romance novels my girlfriend bought me and just grabbed It Happened One Bite by Lydia Dare only because the.cover model looked like Jensen Ackles! Then I go searching the internet to see if he was a cover model and I find this blog lol! Now that’s the first book I’m gonna read from that bag of goodies just because of that yummy hunk on the cover!

  18. Hi Laura,

    I know he modeled as a boy, but I found nothing telling me he’s modeled as a man. I googled some close up pics of Jensen and compared them to the cover of It Happened One Bite. Certainly I see the similarities, but the male cover model doesn’t appear to have Jensen’s full upper lip. Jensen has crow’s feet, model doesn’t. Jensen’s eyebrows also appear to reach further to the outer eye than the model. (My guess is it’s not him.) But, I can’t say for certain. Those are just my observations. If I do find out who the models are, I’ll post it here.

  19. Who’s is the “most handsome guy” I’ve ever seen on the cover of Janet Dailey’s new book “Trust”? WOW what rugged good looks. The book is great too!

  20. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Oh man, I’m not the only one! Now, you would be the love of my life if you could tell me who is on the cover of “Infamous” by Suzanne Brockmann. I was reading the book and got to wondering how people got into that so I thought, “Maybe I could email the model and ask him!” Well imagine my distress when there is no place to find who he is! And I know maybe I could have just picked another book but I have become obsessed with finding this one because I am simply stubborn. But, nevertheless, I truly believe all my hair will fall out soon if I do not find out who it is! So please save me Obi-wan, you are my only hope!

  21. Hi Brenna,
    Answer you seek? Answer you will have.
    Actually I consider myself more of a Yoda, but I digress. According to Susie who has a Listmania II page on Amazon, it is Paul Marron. She has a couple of lists showing all the covers he’s been on and lo and behold, Infamous happens to be one.
    May the force be with you!

  22. You are definitely NOT the only one to wonder or search. These men are all positively mouth watering and heart stopping! As for Jed Hill … yes, I’d like one of those for Christmas. [grin]

  23. Hi Rosemary,
    I agree; my heart stops several times while looking at them. Unfortunately, the closest we’ll probably get to Jed is when we hold
    Jaci Burton’s novel The Perfect Play. Now, if you think these are mouth-watering, you should see “Who’s on the Cover-Part 3” which I’ve recently submitted. Not sure yet when it’ll go live, but consider it-an “open proposal” for you to pop in when it does. 🙂

  24. Does anyone know who is on the cover of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dream Chaser book cover?? I’ve been searching everywhere and got a big fat nothing!!!!

  25. @Debbie- Sorry, no. It’s not easy to uncover the identities of the cover models. But I promise to keep my eyes open. If I do find out, I’ll post it here. In the meantime, you can see my Who’s on the Cover part 3 which is live today at LRP. Thanks for dropping by.

    @Verlyne-Scratching head. How in the world did I miss your comment? Soooo sorry. I agree with you; rugged is nice. 🙂 But….I don’t know who’s on the cover. If I uncover him (blush), I mean, if I find out who the model is- I’ll post it here.

  26. Who is the guy on the cover of Lauren Dane’s book “Never Enough”? I can’t stop looking at the cover while I’m reading this book!

  27. Hi Sandra,
    The model on the cover is definitely all alpha, and that look in his eyes screams “lethal.” Oh, I’m sorry. I was thinking about a thriller/suspense novel for a minute there. Actually, I don’t know the identity of Mr. Alpha, but will keep my eyes open. In the interim, you can skim through my part 2 and part 3 of “Who’s on the Cover” if you’d like. Thanks for dropping by! I love suspense novels btw; aren’t they great?

    1. Hi TIA,

      It would certainly help me if he’d stand up out of the water and look in my direction. Lol. I don’t know the cover model’s identity, but I’ll keep my eyes peeled. In the interim- I’ll keep oogling Dana’s upcoming novel titled, Last Spy Standing.

      1. Thanks for the quick reply!
        lol, though TIA means “thanks in advance” ;D
        As for the model, I mailed Dana Marton who answered vey quickly. Unfortunately, she doesn’t have much say in book’s cover only its content.
        I haven’t seen this model in other cover books, maybe it was his only one?!
        For now, he occupies half my desktop backgroung, but I would like the full version lol XD
        Dana said her publisher’s art department is in Canada. Do you think it’s possible to get an answer from them after mailing them (have to find it first)…
        OMG, I can’t believe I’m going to this extent to uncover his identity =D

        1. O.k. That’s hilarious! Apparently I’ve been hitting that spiked eggnog lately. I suppose if I refer to you asTrue that’s probably another acronym. I’ll stick with the reader who shall not be named. Lol. I suppose that’s a possibility-contacting the publisher’s art dept. I usually just encounter their identities in time; by simply blog hopping around the net.

  28. I have been trying to find out, what is the name of the model on the cover of the book “Lover Reborn” by J. R. Ward, but can’t seem to find out by anyone. If you could point me in the right direction of how i can find out, it would be a great help. He has a misterious look about him. I love the books by J. R. Ward paranormal romance books series of “The Black Dagger Brotherhood”

    1. Hi Patricia,

      That’s the first time I see the model featured on J.R.s new novel. There are some ways to discover who’s to be credited for a book’s cover:
      (1) The author may know
      (2) Inside certain book covers you may see the name of the art dept.
      (3) Using a search engine to find romance novel cover models
      (4) Model Mayhem features the profile of certain male romance cover models

      Thanks for dropping by!

  29. I love this!! Can you please help me find the models for Johanna lindsey’s books when passion rules and that perfect someone?? I tried but I couldn’t find them!

    1. @Jaspreet,

      Thanks. I’m glad you enjoyed the post. I tried, too. And came up with nothing conclusive. Only a speculation from a blogger that the model from When Passion Rules is Paul Marron. But that hasn’t been confirmed. If I do stumble upon the confirmed identities-I’ll post it.

      1. I tink you’re right that it’s Paul Marron. i try to compare him to the cover and they pretty match. I really appreciate your help! 🙂

  30. Do you know the name of the man on Rebecca Hagen Lee’s book “A Hint of
    Heather?” I have been trying to find out his name for years! Thanks!!

    1. Hi Louise,

      I’ve actually read the novel in question and happen to have it on my bookshelf. I loved it, btw. Unfortunately, I don’t know the cover model’s name. If I find out one day-I’ll be sure to comment about it here.

      For some reason, readers know about this Cover Model Post, but are unaware of the others. Have you read my Part 2 and 3?



    1. Hi Jeanine,

      I haven’t a clue on his identity, but after seeing the cover all I can think is—when’s he going to shift. Lol. Looks like an alpha. Thanks for dropping by.

  31. Hi there well I am very very new to this sight well I was searching really badly
    For some sight which could provide me with names of models on the
    Covers of any type of romance novels I was really going crazy well
    That’s how I came across this sight could someone please help me
    Find this gorgeous model on the cover of novel Hidden embers by
    Tessa Adams please and yeah thanks I would like to visit this website

      1. Hi Juliet,

        His profile looks completely new to me. I don’t think I’ve seen a cover with his image before. I’ll keep my eyes peeled though. In the interim, you can enjoy my posts 2 and 3. See the link in my reply to Louise. And thanks for dropping by.

    1. I would guess David Kimmerle but I’m not 100% sure (he does have awesome abs AND the artist is Craig White who does use David a lot).

  32. Does anyone know the name of the blond model on the cover of Joyee Flynns “My Maven My Everything” and “Travis Rhodes”?
    Killer eyes and cute curls.

    If you know, please pass info on to me.

    Thanks Sunni

  33. Hello there can you tell me who are these two models on the following romance covers !st one is by LYNSAY SANDS called Under a vampire Moon. 2nd is by LORI FOSTER called A PERFECT STORM. I have to know because thats my definetion of gorgeous. Please help

    1. Hi Sania,
      I’m sorry- I don’ t know who they are. But Lori Foster has goodies. If you visit her site at LoriFoster.com click on FUN. Then scroll down to see an address. If you send her an envelope requesting A Perfect Storm goodies, maybe you’ll receive bookmarks or a fan with the cover model. Just make sure the envelope is big
      enough. Thanks for dropping by!

  34. Do you know who the male models in Maya Banks *Highlander most wanted*and Elizabeth Hoyts *Thief of shadows* is?

    1. Jessica Wimberly, if you haven’t found out already, Thierry Pepin is on HIGHLANDER MOST WANTED and Steve Kuchinsky is on THIEF OF SHADOWS (or at least it’s Steve on the stepback).

  35. Hi there !
    I am a big fan of RG Alexander, and have had the book Posess Me on my Kindle and my Kindle doesn’t show a cover shot 🙁 ! I saw the cover fro the first time today on Amazon and wow! I think the gorgeous hunk might be HGTV’s Scott Mc Gillivray. He’s copped to cover shots on fan tweets. Can you confirm or is it just my wishful thinking?

    1. Hi Anne,
      Anything’s possible I suppose, but here’s what I think. The model on Alexander’s other cover, Tempt Me, looks more like the model on Possess Me- than Scott does. I just don’t think those high arched eyebrows are a Scott characteristic. And I feel as if the cover model has light eyes. Possibly blue. He’s bigger buffed, too. When in doubt I use comparisons.
      Thanks for your comments! If there’ s one thing we can both agree on is that Alexander’s covers are breathtakingly beautiful and artistic.

  36. The cover for Gena Showalter – Wicked Nights – Angels of the dark series. WHO IS THAT CMP WORTHY SPECIMEN! That for me is hands done best cover ever! Who is he?

  37. Do you know of any book covers Topaz model Mark Consuelos was on. I think he was on Jackson Rule and Tallchief. He was a handsome model

  38. I my self have been looking for a certain male model. he is on the cover of Aidens Game by Sienna Mynx. I’ve asked Sienna about him but she had no Idea. So I looked up the cover artist, still no clue. Can you are anyone help me find out who he is?

  39. I have been searching for a cover model for a while now 🙁 I have seen him on THREE different books I have read! He is the hot fella with all the tattoos and pretty black hair on the covers of Tempt Me (Olivia Cunning), Devoured (Emily Snow) and Easy (Tammara Webber). I have searched and all I come with is everyone else asking the same question! Can you help?

    1. I have heard that his name is Robert Jones, but I don;t know if that’s true or not. It sounds fake, plus there is nothing on the internet when you search that name.

        1. Apparently the guy on “tempt me, devoured, easy” covers is not robert jones. Robert jones may be the model on the cover of “never enough” by lauren dane, who’s hot by the way lol, though older than the guy on “tempt me, devoured, easy” covers.

    2. He’s a model from Serbia. His name is Dusan Novakovic and he is beyond heavenly! Google him and then hit images and enjoy. Apparently the girl in all the pictures with him is his fiancé. Lucky girl.

  40. Hello,

    I don’t know if you would classify “Easy” by Tammara Webber as a “romance novel”, but I’m dying to know the name of the male model on the cover. He’s just gorgeous!! I’ve done some searching, but I’m not getting any results. Please Help!!

    Thank you!

    1. I think I found him!!!! His name is Dasan Novakovic. Found him thru Tamara Webber’s FB. I tried to check out online to see if its him but there’s not much. He’s so freaking hot!!!

      1. My friends and I have actually dubbed the “tempt me ” cover model “milk carton man”. We’ve tried the publisher and the author no luck! He is amazing . WOW!

        1. Seriously, the guy on the cover of Easy should just reveal himself, he would have a serious amount of fans if he ever wanted to launch an acting or modelling career for himself. He is so freaking hot! and that dimple when he smiles. Yummmm! I wonder if the tats are real or just temporary for the book cover. But he’s got the most gorgeous arms regardless. Big and strong.

          1. Yes… Please help us ladies to find out who is this new hot guy! I have been searching online and still no luck.

          2. I’m try to find him too… I spoke with Tammara Webber and my friend spoke with Emily Snow and both don’t know him =/

    1. you and me both Ana. he just showed up on the cover of Picture Perfect by Ella Fox along with the same female model he’s always coupled with. So fell in love with him in the book Easy and would love to get a full look at him other than in profile to complete the fantasy. dying to know what color eyes he has. please let me know if you find out anything and visa versa.

  41. Hello, I was wondering if you happen to know the model on the cover of Love Song by Valerie Sherwood? This is my all time favorite novel and have tried to find out on a few occasions who he is, but do not seem to have your detective skills.


  42. Who is on the cover of Nauti Dreams (Nauti, #3) by Lora Leigh?
    The character is Natches.
    And the other cover of Nauti books on?

  43. Thanks! I’ve just been doing exactly as you described; I make book covers and have a ton of beautiful women on them but I want to get some lovely men up there too. Thank you again, ah research is a pain. Not.

  44. I have been searching for the model who is on the cover of a Kensington Publishing Co. book, Lords of the Night by Janice Bennett, Sara Blayne, Monique Ellis. It was published 16 years ago and I have tried to contact Kinsington but – no reply. I am ready to epublish my book and would like to use this man for the cover model. If you know who he is – who his agent is – how to go about hiring him, I would be grateful for a reply. I would attach the pix but you don’t give that option. Amazon sells the book. Thank you, thank you.

  45. Anyone know who the cover model is for Katherine Ashe’s “How to Marry a Highlander.” Oh my gosh – this guy is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. He’s just sinful!

  46. I know this is an older post, but from another novice cover model who’ve recently just started out my career I just wanted to say I’m happy to see women like you promoting and cherishing your favorite models. These joyful expressions by you readers (and of course writers) really help us models promote ourselves and build our careers.

  47. Hi Susan I would love to know who the male model is on the hard copy cover of J.R.Ward’s Lover At Last. I’ve looked endlessly but to no avail, any ideas?

  48. Hey could anyone please tell me who is the guy on the cover of book Existence trilogy LEIF (2.5). He’s holding a rose in one hand and looks so handsome. I know he isn’t the same guy who is on the cover of all the other parts of the same series. But I wanna know the name of this guy, so cud u plz help.

  49. I’ve been staring at the cover art for this online novel for days now, and (you guessed it) would like to know if anyone knows who it could possibly be: “Nikhil: Kaliszians Book 1” by M.K. Eidem. Another novel by the author, “Treyvon.” Any tips and it would be very helpful!

  50. Can someone please tell me who’s on the cover for Karen Ranney’s Tapestry? I know the hero is wearing a black mask and that it’s not possible to discern his identity like that, but there must at least be some information somewhere! I’m actually dying to know who he is. I really would love to picture what the character Alex looked like before his disfigurement. I’ve done a lot of searching, but to no avail… 🙁

  51. Can someone please tell me who’s on the cover for Karen Ranney’s Tapestry? I know the hero is wearing a black mask and that it’s not possible to discern his identity like that, but there must at least be some information somewhere! I’m actually dying to know who he is. I really would love to picture what the character Alex looked like before his disfigurement. I’ve done a lot of searching, but to no avail… 🙁

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