Monday, September 23, 2013

Six-Pack Stud-A-Thon Hop

Well, there's a plethora of sexy guys in gay romances and a lot of not one but TWO (or three, or four, etc.) great male models end up on our covers. Some get their heads cut off and their bodies are shown off, but I prefer the heads on IF I can find a model that looks similar enough to my characters. It can take me hours upon hours to find the right models for these covers (my publisher lets me be a part of the selection process because I'm so fussy about the covers). I often start looking even before I send my manuscript to a publisher.

I have a huge crush on the guy on my first novel-cover (Adam). I mean, he's just gorgeous. He also cost way more than the other stock photos I could have chosen from, but I was adamant about using this one (my poor publisher...). In my head, he looks exactly like this even before I found this picture:

Jesse, in this cover, is just a body. A weird body (kind of looks like someone took a bite out of his side - probably Adam in one of their heated moments ;)), but the back turned to Adam has to do with the story.

I'm also in love with artwork made by Zathyn Priest at The Scarlet Tie Designs. He made all the covers for my College Fun and Gays books and most were pre-made, meaning I had no say in them (those are usually his best!). 
(Hot Hands is free on All Romance eBooks)

In fact, I'm offering up an e-copy of A Life Without You AND one of my College Fun and Gays books (you can read about them here). All you need to do is comment below with a way for me to reach you to be entered into the drawing pot. 

There's more! To enter the grand prize draw, you'll have to use the below Rafflecopter. If you want to be included in my personal contest, then you'll have to make a comment to this post - using the Rafflecopter has nothing to do with my prize. This is what's up for grabs in the grand prize:

*Sigh* Just look at them...

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Here are the others taking part in this hop :)


  1. After reading A LIFE WITHOUT YOU, I'd definitely say that the cover embodies it well! Great to hear about the process--please count me in!


  2. Thank you so much for the chance on this hop. Not only did I discover a new author, but I get to look at eye candy too!
    Sebrina_Cassity at yahoo dot com

  3. Thank God for Eye Candy. And it is low in calories. Hee Hee Hee. I do love the cover of your book "A LIFE WITHOUT YOU". Fabulious!

  4. Sounds good. I'd love to read your works. Please count me in.

  5. I have A LIfe without You in my TBR pile and need to push it up the pile. Thanks for the giveaway!

    strive4bst(AT) yahoo(Dot) com

  6. I love the cover for 'A Life Without You'. Thanks for the giveaway.


  7. Erica, I love your covers. It makes me chuckle knowing that your publisher lets you in on the cover process. That would so be me, lol. "No, it has to be that one. THAT ONE!" And Zathyn's covers are all gorgeous. I had no idea those were pre-made. He does such fantastic work. *sigh*


  8. Sexy sexy!!!!
    Josiehink122026 at gmail dot com

  9. Thanks for participating in the hop. I am definitely enjoying the views.

    pjmillion (at) comcast (dot) net

  10. I love your covers! Thanks for being part of the blog hop!
    lumanesce AT gmail DOT com

  11. I love your covers.Thanks for the chance to win.

  12. You have some great covers and books. I love reading your stories.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com