Book Covers, the joy and bane of a writers existence. The right cover can draw a reader in, tell the story in pictures. It could be they are reasons for sales. For myself, I look at a cover, then the title. When the two are in sync it's gold. I still remember reading a new author because I loved his book cover and title. It was the first book of his I ever read, and yes, I did go on to read more of his writings.
As some of you may have noticed, I like to have a different look to my romances. Livia has been so gracious to allow me to use my own models and photographs. I thought you might enjoy some of the 'shots' that didn't make it on a cover. I used the same two models for "Angel of Salvation Valley" and "Never Had A Chance".
In many ways I'm a lucky person. My models are actors who work with me in Red Herring Productions Murder Mystery shows. A coworker at the Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau is also a photographer. Between my own photos and Nadine's, I'm one lucky lady.
Here then are some 'candid' shots. Enjoy, we sure did.
|When I was writing "Angel" Ken was always in my mind as the hero|
|Colette was who I pictured as I wrote the heroine|
|The chemistry between these two was priceless|
When we were shooting, cars kept coming by. We would laugh and comment how we had guns, dusters, and cameras. I will say, both were such good sports. I couldn't have asked for better models.
I'll end with a couple of shots from my camera:
|If you look close, you will see Pikes Peak reflected in the window|
|One of the action shots that didn't quite make it.|
Here is one of the background shot that Livia used for "Angel"
Hope you enjoyed this short, behind the scenes look at the photo shoot to bring my characters to life. I've done a couple of others shoots with different actors. With luck you'll be seeing them soon. Until next time, 'you outta be in pictures' .
Angela Raines is the pen name for Doris McCraw. Doris also writes haiku posted five days a week at – http://fivesevenfivepage.blogspot.com and has now passed one thousand haiku and photos posted on this blog. Check out her other work or like her Amazon author page: http://amzn.to/1I0YoeL