Thursday, April 29, 2010

Cover Models & Hero Inspiration

We readers and authors love our hero inspiration. Here's another gorgeous male for Day 4 of our Readers at Home Conference!


This man looks like a Sicilian billionaire, doesn't he? He's the hero inspiration for Luciano in The Sicilian's Marriage Arrangement, released as a single title Harlequin Showcase with Julia James' The Greek's Virging Bride May 11, 2010!

56 comments:

booklover0226 said...

He does look like a Sicilian billionaire... a very BAD Sicilian billionaire!

Tracey D

chelleyreads said...

ohhh!! dark and mysterious...

erahime said...

That's a GREAT inspiration for the hero. Definitely that cover model will inspire LOTS of people & readers reading the book.

Very nice!

Dannyfiredragon said...

Really nice inspiration!

Carol L. said...

He's a perfect image for a Sicilian Billionaire and I agree with Booklover, a very bad billionaire.
Will come in handy when reading Sicilian Billionaire. Thanks for sharing.
Carol L

Marilyn Shoemaker said...

Very nice. Sounds like you're having a great time. Hope you're taking lots of pics.

Rhea said...

Nice post to go with my morning coffee! They both are dark and yummy! ;-)

Juliet said...

Yes,he is perfect for the role! Yummy! :o)

Deb830 said...

I'm still half asleep so I'll just day dream of the hottie! Next coffee to wake me up.

deb ;0)

sonya said...

oh yummy
you can't go wrong with this one lol

Eva S said...

I'd love to have a billionaire like that on my doorstep....
Will be looking for your book!

nmulder81 said...

He looks like he could take over a muti million dollar company and then have his way with you on his desk afterwards lol.....

Pamk said...

definitely italian looking lol.

red said...

The Sicilian's Marriage Arrangement is one of my fav Prsents books!
Love the hero insiration for Luciano.

Miss Footloose said...

I'm Karen van der Zee, hiding as Miss Footloose. Great picture! When I was in Italy I used to see hunks like that wearing helmets and riding motorcycles, on thier way to work a their fancy offices. Faster than driving a car in the Italian traffic, I guess.

Or maybe they were energy conscious to save our planet. ;) What do you think?

Yolanda said...

I'm sure he inspires a lot of people to do a lot of things.

Sherry said...

He looks like a rich playboy. He's very HOT looking.

Margay said...

Gorgeous. That's all I have to say!
Margay

Linda Henderson said...

Very nice. I could be inspired.

seriousreader at live dot com

Andrea Becraft said...

wow he's my favorite so far! Very manly!

Maria said...

He's very handsome! Definitely can portray a Sicilian!

katsrus said...

Eye candy! Yummy!

Sue B
katsrus(at)gmail(dot)com

flchen1 said...

Wow, Karen, aka Ms. Footloose--really? You got to see hotties like this in real life? Lucky you! ;) Thanks for sharing, Lucy!

Stephanie said...

And the men just keep getting more yummy each day! Definitely looks like a bad boy whole likes his control, yep I'd say Italian billionaire works on him.

LM's Drama Queen said...

Yummy! He looks like a good one. Way to get us drooling, Mom:)

XOX
~*DQ*~

Robin K said...

Perhaps it is only me, but he kind looks like a Realtor. Perhaps if he lots the excess clothing *winks*...

Valerie said...

Yes, I see it. :)

Miss Footloose said...

Lucy, yes I saw them in real life, but they may not have been millionaires! Well-dressed though,and very sexy!

Terri said...

I have already read this book. It is great. The cover model is spot on.

Janet H said...

Nice inspiration!!

Natasha A. said...

Oh, he is yummy isn't he?? wow!!

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etirv said...

Movie star looks!

SiNn said...

dark and dangerous deff hot!

rhianona said...

Can definitely see where the inspiration came from ;)

rhianona said...

Can definitely see where the inspiration came from ;)

runner10 said...

Good morning!!

Lillie said...

Rawr!

joder said...

So dark and sexy. Looks very handsome and perfect for stories in exotic locales.

Jane said...

He does look like a Sicilian Billionaire, dark and hot.

Refhater said...

Love the eyes! Well, love everything, but the eyes especially!

Cathy M said...

Great pic, he does have an exotic look to him that fits perfectly with a Sicilian billionaire.

Judy F said...

oh he is yummy. thanks Lucy.

Lucy Monroe said...

So glad you all approve! ;-)

Karen...I'm sure they were being energy conscious - or just wanted the freedom - motorcycle drivers in Europe are crazy with risks!

Katy M said...

This guy looks like he could be very ruthless *really big grin*

Karen (Miss Footloosea), I saw hunks like that when I visited Italy. When I got stuck in a downpour and then lost in Florence, I got whistled at by a couple of guys on those motorcycles; I was finally saved by 2 nice young men who traveled with me on a bus towards my hotel which got me oriented again - I love Italy :D
I like to think that the men on motorcycles were being earth concious. I also gotta agree with Lucy that they drive crazy which is a separate kind of crazy than those driving vehicles :)

trudy said...

All I have to say about that picture is WOW. I am inspired just looking at it. I can see Sicilian in him. He is very good looking.

Nancy G said...

He's either a Sicilian billionaire, or a mob boss! Or maybe they are mutually inclusive and he is both! All I know is he is hot.

Nichole said...

If I owned a company and he looked my way i'd sign it over in a heartbeat. Makes me wanna hop on a plane and see if I can go find one for real. Where do you get all these mouthwatering pics at?

robynl said...

very astute looking and looks as if he has the world by the tail. Nice!!

Raonaid Luckwell said...

He does put you in mind of a badguy with those looks

Sue A. said...

He definitely has character and mystery going for him!

Lil said...

Goodness that is one debonair looking man.

zina seawitch6464@yahoo.com said...

Yep, I can see him as the next mob leader.
Zina

donnas said...

I could look at that everyday. With no problems whatsoever.

Lady_Graeye said...

Another hottie! You outdid yourself today. He's simply the best.

Armenia said...

Yes, another hottie! I can see how he can be inspiration for all the sicillian or greek billionare stories.LOL