CAUTION: NATHAN GUSHING AHEAD~~~~~
Ok, I am going to go on a full-bore gush posting here, I have made no secret of my deep, deep admiration for the visage and form of Romance Cover Model Nathan Kamp.
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The man, is everywhere. Over exposed, some whine. No more than John DeSalvo was back in the Nineties, or Fabio in the Eighties. I say you go Nathan, before you get flabby (I doubt THAT will ever happen) and too wrinkled and baggy-eyed for the covers.
Look at those damned lips. Absolute perfection.
Stuff this buff bod in a kilt and slap a sword in his hand, or throw him a cowboy hat and tie those skin tight chaps on those muscular slim hips, he can do it all.
But no one can do the dark, brooding, handsome look like Nathan. No one. At least, not to me. Which makes him ideal for all those paranormal covers he does. (as shown with the Kresley Cole cover)
I can just imagine a 'day in the life' of Nathan. First, Shave that chest. Have a protein drink. Then, he gets a call, 'We are doing Highlander shots today, we have 15 different kilts, 10 different swords, 4 different wigs, a large fan to blow that tousled, thick hair, come on over, dude.'
Sigh, off to the salt mines...
A recent trend in Romance covers are the 'headless torso shots'. Can I just say, boo hiss? Ok, the occasional cover, but this is getting to be too much!
Some like them, 'they can imagine their own hero', they say, I can dig it.
But I do like it when the cover model matches the physical description of the author's hero just a little! I let my imagination run away with me.
And when that cover model is Nathan, I need no help at all for my imagination. NONE.
Do I picture him when I read the book?
Never did I associate a hero with the cover model more so than I did with Anna Campbell's highly sensuous read, "Tempt the Devil" (2009, Avon Books)
Look at this cover, Nathan IS Julian, Lord Erith, London's most notoriously wanton rake. And he is. Julian is to die for, Anna's writing pulls you in, the seductive, tortured rake, and I was picturing Nathan all the way.
Perfect meshing of the description of a hero and the visual.
Sexy symmetry that sizzles.
And don't get me started on the inside cover of this book.
I know, Anna is one of my favorites, but I do really recommend this book, she describes Julian as "hard and strong, like a huge tree, or a god from some ancient legend"
But he must be doing something right, with all those covers, and damn it, he seems like a nice guy to boot, reading some interviews. Happily married, grounded, charity work. Too good to be true, LOL!
If you got it, flaunt it.