MMM: John Quinlan Revisited

The face may look familiar. (If you’re bothering to look at his face.) That would be because John isn’t a stranger to my MMM blog. He was originally featured on June 11th, but is such a sweetheart that he sent me more yummy photos! So my lovely readers, here they are. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have. 😉

You can connect with John here:

That’s a body made for book covers!!

MMM: The Sexy Scott Nova


Name: Scott Nova

Age: 35

Birthplace:  Born Roanoke, Virginia but raised in Pittsburgh, PA. Currently live in Columbus, Ohio

Height: 6’1”

Weight: 180

Eye/Hair Color: Blue eyes, brown hair

Shoe size: 10 (and yes, that is just a myth LOL)

Find him here:

It’s great to have author friends not only because we’re awesome, but also because we usually know exactly who graces the covers of our books. Thanks to my Samhain buddy, Nikki Duncan, I found this week’s sexy offering: Scott.

How long have you been modeling professionally? At what age did you decide to model?

I was always drawn to modeling from my early twenties. But I was always so skinny that I didn’t have anything to set me apart. I started really working hard at making money at this, and making it a large part of my life in 2009 when I started to seriously train as a bodybuilder. In 2011, I attended RT-LA as a contestant in the Mr. Romance contest, and that kick started what I hope, is the beginning of a very lucrative and fun career in cover modeling.

Have you traveled for your job? If so where was your favorite assignment, if not where is your dream assignment?

I’ve not done a LOT of traveling. I’ve traveled to LA for RT’s Mr. Romance. Then again for RT-Chicago in 2012. Recently I shot with Hot Damn Designs in Cincinnati and had a blast doing that. One of my favorite shoots that I’ve done, and mainly because it was so different, was shooting at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio. This is the location where Shawshank Redemption was filmed. I love horror, anything horror, so getting to shoot in a place that is supposedly haunted, was definitely cool.

When not modeling, what hobbies do you enjoy?

I enjoy nothing else more than simply playing and spending time with my son and gorgeous girlfriend, Lesley. I also enjoy my gym time as I try to perfect my body and I’m a total gearhead/geek. LOL *smiles*
I’ve got a total love for all things magical like Dungeons N Dragons and Forgotten Realms. I also love to work on, improve and race my 1970 Chevy Nova that I built with my father.
But, late at night, if I can’t sleep….you can catch me watching my food porn: Diners, Drive-in’s & Dives or Modern Marvels. ROFL ..hey when you diet like me, there is such thing as food porn. *grin*
Thanks to all those that have helped me to make it this far in cover modeling, and I’m only getting started, ladies…so keep your eye’s open.
Thank you Missy for this interview opportunity!

Thank you, Scott! My eyes will definitely be open for more of you. 😉

*Photos by:

Ken Tilley of Fotoimages by Ken
Renee of Fan the Flame Photography

MMM: The Tasty Tyson Ciccone


Name: Tyson Ciccone

Age: 25

Birthplace: England, Manchester

Height: 5’10

Weight: 165

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/ Black

Shoe size: 9  1/2

Today we have the sweet Tyson Ciccone, another one of my Facebook finds. God I love that website. 😉

How long have you been modeling professionally? At what age did you decide to model?

Wow, I was 13yrs old when I first decided I wanted to be in this industry. So yeah, I was young! :0)

Have you traveled for your job? If so where was your favorite assignment, if not where is your dream assignment?

The most fun I have had so far was when I traveled to Universal Studios Orlando to film a commercial for the new Harry Potter Attraction. I had a great time and I made some good friends.

When not modeling, what hobbies do you enjoy?

I have a few hobbies. I really like studying anything that involves spirituality. I also enjoy drawing and singing.

Want more of Tyson? (Who wouldn’t?) You can find him here:

MMM: The Juicy John Quinlan


Name: John Quinlan

Age: 37

Birthplace: Winchester, Massachusetts United States

Height: 5’11”

Weight: 210lbs.

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel Green/ Black shaved

Shoe size: 10

I’ve had the immense pleasure of meeting many interesting people online, and one of them is male model John Quinlan. He is such a sweetheart, immediately agreeing to a grilling from me for the entertainment of my readers. If you’re looking for a hot body and sexy face to grace your next book cover, look no further.

How long have you been modeling professionally? At what age did you decide to model? 

All together since I was 19 years old. Fitness and sports modeling throughout my 20’s and into my 30’s I expanded into art, editorial, fashion and romance cover modeling as well. I still participate in fitness and sports modeling to this day. People have told me I am a unique model in the sense I have never been limited to one genre and can adapt very well when I have to depending on the style of shoot. 

Have you traveled for your job? If so where was your favorite assignment, if not where is your dream assignment? 

Yes, I had a photo shoot in the Las Vegas desert in Red Rock Canyon. Beautiful sunny day and the back drop was amazing, sunny and 75 degrees. This was my favorite shoot 🙂

When not modeling, what hobbies do you enjoy?

Working out is my enjoyment, keeps me young so I am able to keep up with the younger guys and my kids. I have 3 of them, 2 boys and a girl so my other hobby is being a good dad.

John has modeled not only for covers, but also on the runway, for calendars and magazines. He is also a bodybuilder. I love that he looks great as both a hero and a villain! 😉

You can connect with him here:

And find out more about him here:


MMM: The Tantalizing Jimmy Thomas


Name: Jimmy Thomas

Home: Los Angeles, California 


Height: 6’-0″

Weight: 220lbs 

Hair: Black/Med 

Eyes: Hazel 

Suit: 48R – Waist: 33 – Inseam: 34 – Neck: 18 – Sleeve: 35 

Shoe: 9.5

What can I say about Jimmy Thomas? Le sigh…there’s quite a bit actually. He’s one of the hardest working male cover models I’ve ever had the pleasure of groping, er…meeting in person. He’s graced two of my books and 2,936 others (according to his Facebook bio). He’s has an extensive resume that includes TV, film, commercials and music videos. He’s a certified personal trainer involved in  martial arts and kickboxing. He is also a web designer and architect. See what I mean? Hard working!

I was able to pin him down long enough to have a few questions answered last June. Here is what Jimmy had to share with us:

(This interview was originally posted on June 15, 2011)

If you even have time (just reading your bio wore me out!) do you ever read the books you’re featured on? If not, do you prefer another genre, or read for fun at all?
I rarely have time to do anything other than work, so unfortunately, I haven’t read any of the books I’m on. If I did, I wouldn’t get new images shot and uploaded for all to use on their covers 😉

Your site is phenomenal and unlike anything I’ve ever seen. What made you decide to market yourself in this way?

Thanks 🙂 I’ve been modeling for 13 years and have always shot “couples” images of romance, sensual and erotica, and I knew the romance industry needed a place to go to get exactly that, without extensive searching on random stock image websites that didn’t have much of what they wanted/needed. And I’ve always been one to come up with marketing, network and advertising ideas that work well 😉

I’ve browsed the covers on your site and you seem to have every sub-genre of romance there. Historical, sensual, steamy, paranormal and even you in a kilt! (sigh) Do you have a favorite pose or type of cover? If so, why is it your favorite?

Not really. I love any style/genre, as long as I produce great images that I love within any genre during a shoot, I’m happy 🙂 Of course those where I’m holding a half naked/naked beautiful woman doesn’t hurt 😉

Since this interview Jimmy has changed his site a bit to be more encompassing for the Romance community. It’s now a place for authors to meet and network. If you have any interest at all in the world of Romance literature, I highly recommend you visit!

You can interact with him on Facebook here:

Or just be a fan (harem girl) here:

MMM: The Wonderful Warren K. Carlyle IV


Stage Name: modelwarren

Name: Warren Kenneth Carlyle IV (a long one!)

Age: 23


Height: 6’0

Weight: 170 lbs

Eye/Hair Color: Green/Brown

Shoe size: 11

Nationality: Father is Spanish;Mother is English, German

Today’s Male Model Monday offering is the wonderful Warren! He is a sweetheart I’ve had the pleasure of meeting in cyberspace and will meet in person in November. Let’s find out a few fun facts about his career.

How long have you been modeling professionally? At what age did you decide to model? 

That’s a long story– My mother was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer and I needed an outlet in an effort to try and deal with the possibility of losing her in the best way I could. I turned to the gym. My mother mentioned days before she passed away that If I didn’t want a career in psychology, that I should be a spokes model for something, that my drive and personal motivation is something special and I needed to teach it— every time I entered the room to come see her she’d say… “There’s my model” She passed away in July and I decided to take her advice and run with it—I had weight to lose from gaining so much to be photo-ready… so I made the changes and lost 45 lbs and went to my first casting.

I have been modeling professionally since Dec 2011— Although I have to admit mentally I’m still the 145 pound scrawny boy that decided to make the change in his life and get buff. I once had a photographer tell me to act more cocky—“You’re hot! Now act like it!” lol— I think I might have it down now ;P

Have you traveled for your job? If so where was your favorite assignment, if not where is your dream assignment?

I have traveled to Cancun for a pajama shoot— It was absolutely beautiful and pictures haven’t been released yet so I’m excited to see them— you can stay up to date and look out for them at

When not modeling, what hobbies do you enjoy?

My mother was a clinical psychologist and always told me I should get into social profiling—I love the human mind and so I have shelves of psychology books. I’m looking into becoming a spokes model in the future—I want use what I know to help motivate and inspire in a way that makes it seem effortless and easy to understand in a way no one else has done before—a more genuine and realistic approach. In addition to reading, I play the Piano and Saxophone when I get a free moment. Obviously working out is a big part of my life, so I’d say my second home is the gym. Lastly Dark chocolate and coffee is a must have when I’m allowed to eat/drink it…errr—okay even sometimes when I’m not! :X

What an amazing and inspiring interview! You can find out more about Warren on Facebook

*Photos by Troy Wise*

MMM: The Amazing Adrian Paul


From IMDB.comDate of Birth
29 May 1959London, England, UK 
Birth Name
Adrian Paul Hewett 
6′ (1.83 m) 

When I made plans to attend the Romantic Times convention in 2008, I had no clue Adrian Paul would be in attendance. One I found out, my husband threatened to go with me. He’s been a huge fan ever since the first time he watched Highlander on TV. There can truly be only one Adrian Paul, and he is quite an amazing guy.

Aside from acting, Adrian is also a director and producer. He stays busy in all aspects of not only movie and television production, but also voice work for different projects. Adrian is also involved in charity work, as can be seen on his website.

He has a face and body to inspire fantasies and a work ethic to be emulated. The Amazing Adrian Paul is in a class by himself.

MMM: The Fabulous Fabio


STATS: (from

Date of Birth

15 March 1959Milan, Lombardy, Italy 

Birth Name

Fabio Lanzoni 


Fabulous Fabio 


6′ 3″ (1.91 m) 

Trade Mark
His long hair

To be completely honest, I can’t say there are a lot of men in their fifties that I’ve actually had the pleasure of meeting who are as hot, sweet and sexy as Fabio Lanzoni. Known to the romance world simply as Fabio, Mr. Lanzoni has a face known internationally on many levels. He’s been in movies, on television, on romance novel covers and in numerous photo spreads. Fabio has not only been a spokesperson for I can’t Believe it’s Not Butter!, but also Old Spice and his own clothing line for women.

In 2008 I had the opportunity to meet Fabio when he was guest of honor at the Romantic Times convention. After beating the mass of raging women off with a stick, I wiped the blood from my face and jumped into his arms. Violins and cellos played in the background as he looked deeply into my eyes and it was a magical moment. Then I woke up with a concussion as my friend dragged me from the stampede. Okay…not really. However, I did have the chance to get a photo with him and he was so nice about it. He is a lot sexier in person too. Le sigh…

Do you love Fabio? Information on his fan club can be found here.

MMM: Male Model Mondays Intro

I think I’ve done pretty well in keeping up with a set schedule here on my blog, so in celebration I’ve decided to add a new weekly post to my regular calendar. I like ogling hot men as much as the next lady. Many Monday posts are dedicated to the male form. What I’ll be adding to my Mondays here on this blog are models of the male persuasion.

Male Model Mondays will be a weekly post introducing a man who models for our viewing pleasure. It will include his stats and where you can find him on the web, as well as a short interview to give you a peek inside his modeling life.

I’m hoping to spice things up here a bit as well as introduce a few good men who may be available if any authors are looking for book cover heroes. Have any suggestions? Feel free to comment with the model’s name and email, or forward my info to him. 

Currently scheduled:

May 14th: Fabio – no interview, just a personal commentary.

May 21st – Adrian Paul – no interview, just a personal commentary.

May 28th – Warren K. Carlyle IV

June 4th – Jimmy Thomas

June 11th – John Quinlan

More TBA soon…