Monday, November 15, 2010

Imaginary cover models.

We authors know that unless we are self publishing or extremely lucky, we have no say whatsoever on what our covers look like. And although many design teams do an excellent job, they can't get Johnny Depp to model. :(
But, during the writing process, I can "cast" whoever I want to play my characters. Besides the fact that it's fun and could be useful for a book trailer, I believe that visual images help evoke emotion and details necessary for character development.

So, for the fun of it, I'm going to share some imaginary cast members from a few of my novels.

First is Ian Ashton, the Duke of Burnrath and Lord Vampire of London from my regency paranormal romance, BITE ME, YOUR GRACE. Since this guy's a real cover model, maybe I could be lucky enough to get him. :)

Thanks to the publication of John Polidori's The Vampyre, Ian's reputation among the English nobility is in jeopardy. His life is further disrupted when he meets aspiring Gothic authoress, Angelica Winthrop.
Angelica wants to ruin her reputation to avoid marriage and pursue her writing career. She's not too happy when Ian proposes.

Then there's Silas McNaught, Lord Vampire of Coeur d'Alene and main hero of the first installment of my BRIDES OF PROPHECY series.
Now for some double Depp love!
I give you Razvan Nicolae, Lord Vampire of Spokane! He's the hero of the newly finished AN IRONIC SACRIFICE. When Jayden Leigh begs Razvan to kill her and end the agony of her psychic visions, he has other plans.

And here's Razvan's long lost twin brother, Radu Nicolae. As of now Radu's still sleeping under the ruins of Castle Nicolae in Romania. But when Lillian Holmes is dispatched there for her first vampire kill, they are both in for a few surprises.

How about you all? Authors: Who stars in your novels? And readers: Who do you picture to represent the characters of your favorite books. I always pictured Vin Diesel as Zsadist in LOVER AWAKENED and Alan Rickman as Bishop Waleran in the PILLARS OF THE EARTH. :)


  1. *sigh* You can never go wrong with his royal Deppness. :-)

    I also like this guy: when I'm looking for a hottie for a character, and I'm not above keeping a file of cuties I've found while surfing.

    Vin Diesel would be a great Zsadist! He's alredy got the attitude down pat.

  2. Thanks for the eye candy. I hope you get your Prince of Twilight model.