The World of a Cover Model

I was so tickled when Jason Baca got in touch with me. Jason is the great-looking man on the cover of the Mr. Impossible audiobook. Some of you may have seen him before. What you may not know is that he's been on the cover of nearly 400 romance novels.

As you can imagine, I have a clear picture in my mind of what my heroes look like. One of the reasons I loved the original Mr. Impossible cover was, only part of the hero's face was visible, leaving it mainly to the imagination. Yet his pose beautifully captured Rupert's personality.

With the audio, the exercise was much more difficult. Several cover models appeared on my computer screen and they were all fine-looking men, but they weren't Rupert. Then came the photo of Jason. It's a different vision of Rupert—not so cocky, more romantic—but once again, leaving something to the imagination. And now, thanks to this interview with Jason, I have a better idea of why it works so well.