Friday, December 19, 2014

The Book Community is AWESOME!!

I just had my cover reveal for the Male Model Chronicles series. If you didn't see it, you need to go check those beautiful covers designed by JSB Graphic Designs using Shauna Kruse's (Kruse Images & Photography) gorgeous photos....you can find the original post HERE.

The response to sharing my covers was phenomenal and I want to give those bloggers and authors a shout-out, but didn't just want to post links to the cover reveal over and over again (because y'all saw that, right?) And yes, they're gorgeous, but 17 times over...yeah, that can get a little old.

But ALL of these wonderful people are doing great things on their sites day-in and day-out so I'm hoping you will go visit them and just give them some love and praise...and maybe find some new blogs/websites that you want to subscribe to along the way, too!















Thank you so much to everyone who helped me!!
smiles,
Christi



Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Cover Reveal: The Male Model Chronicles Series

A note about the power of inspiration...

I follow a very talented photographer on Facebook, Shauna Kruse of Kruse Images & Photography. Just about two months ago, she posted a photo of Justin James Cadwell, stating that this gorgeous model had yet to be contracted for his first cover. That sent my writing muse into frenetic action and two weeks later, Justin was written and this series was born.

Male Model Chronicles…

The Series Order (although every installment is a complete stand-alone work):
  •       Justin (Justin James Cadwell)
  •       Lance (Lance Jones)
  •      Joshua (Joshua Scott Brown)
This series is a whole new venue for me as a writer. The stories are generally contemporary romance although Lance will delve a bit into my more normal romantic suspense arena....and they're shorter. Most the stories will run about 30-35,000 words. They are meant to be fun and entertaining...and Shauna will make an appearance in each story.

While the names (the male models and Shauna only) used in the stories signify real people, the stories are completely fictional. They in no way reflect true events, incidences, or beliefs by these people in real life. Besides the names, everything else is from the author’s imagination and should be taken as such.


Justin by Christi Snow
releasing January 21, 2015

The Model: Justin James Cadwell
The Photographer: Kruse Images & Photography


Justin…

Tara Malone is having one of those lives. Born to Oscar award-winning actor, Anthony Malone, and model-famous beauty, Veronica Scott, she should have it made. But her curvy figure and out-of-control frizzy red hair are just the start of her many, many issues. Now to make matters worse, she’s started out her week by running over model, Justin James, with her car. She had a lot of fantasies about the cover model, but never did any of them include vehicular assault.



Justin James doesn’t have time for two broken wrists, but neither does his over-achieving family. He can’t open up his fridge or unzip his fly without excruciating pain and no one else has the time to help him. Tara already shot him down at the accident scene, but maybe he can work this so that the curvy bombshell has a reason to hang around for a bit. He’s not above using guilt if it means he gets to know her better.



The first in a new series of novellas inspired by Shauna Kruse’s photography and her beautiful male models. 



The Male Model Chronicles.




Lance by Christi Snow
coming Spring/Summer, 2015

The Model: Lance Jones
The Photographer: Kruse Images & Photography

Lance…
As the owner and CEO of Lancer Industries, Matthew Lancer spends his days in three piece suits and conducting meetings that affect the world financial markets. What the world doesn’t know is that Matthew Lancer has a deep, dark secret. He’s actually super-hot, super-sexy, and covered in tattoos. When he can, he spends his free time letting loose as bad-boy male model, Lance Jones. No one knows and it has to stay that way or Lance will lose the one thing that’s keeping his high pressure life sane.

Andi Kelly writes erotic romance. Day in and day out, she imagines a world filled with bondage, multiple partners, and just a few whips and chains. But that’s the fantasy life in her novels. In the real world, she’s an introvert who spends her days at home living out her fantasies through her laptop. Andi’s finally worked up the courage to ask Shauna Kruse if she can sit in on the photoshoot for Andi’s next novel…with her model-crush, Lance Jones.

But Lancer Industries has a mole and it’s put both Andi and Lance in danger. Lance’s two worlds collide and when corporate espionage meets erotic romance, there’s no telling what might happen.

The second in a new series of novellas inspired by Shauna Kruse’s photography and her beautiful male models. 

The Male Model Chronicles.



Joshua by Christi Snow
coming Fall, 2015


The Model: Joshua Scott Brown
The Photographer: Kruse Images & Photography

Joshua…

December is the time for romance, twinkling lights, and roaring fires in the fireplace. It’s also time for the annual Holiday Fantasy Lingerie show. This year, the show has a masculine twist with the introduction of male models who were once soldiers. 

Joshua Scott Brown has made quite a name for himself as a male fitness model since he got out of the Air Force. But nothing prepares him for the media circus that occurs after he catches one of the female lingerie models during the live show, preventing her from a ten foot fall. Now the lingerie company wants to turn that media coverage into holiday profit by pairing him up romantically with the model. Unfortunately, he only has eyes for Autumn Layne, the publicist who keeps pushing him into another woman’s arms.

The third in a new series of novellas inspired by Shauna Kruse’s photography and her beautiful male models. 

The Male Model Chronicles.


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Because of the nature of the series, I went with a new cover designer, who just also happens to be one of the models, too...Joshua Scott Brown. (His book will be the third in the series.) Joshua's graphic design business, JSB Graphic Design, is still getting off the ground, but he's been wonderful to work with. Always professional, always positive, and extremely talented...

 
Cover Designer: Joshua Scott Brown
Hometown: Murfreesboro, TN
Occupation: Freelance Graphic Designer
Prior Career History: Air Force Veteran as a F-15 mechanic, Graduate from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship, Founder of JSB Designs, Current member of the Texas National Guard, Motivational Speaker
Hobbies: Fitness Model, Outdoor Enthusiast, Avid Reader, Gamer, Fitness Competitor




And the source for ALL of the inspiration for the series...
Shauna Kruse's gorgeous photography with 

An Excerpt....
And now, would you like a special little sneak peek into the opening scene for first book, Justin???


Chapter One
How the hell could she be in the suburbs of Seattle without a single coffee shop in sight? Three hours of interrupted sleep wasn’t cutting it this morning. After a night of never-ending calls from her boss making inconsequential little demands, Tara Malone needed caffeine for her system stat. Otherwise she was liable to kill someone.
She opened the new Java App she’d recently created and loaded onto her cell phone. It loaded through the vehicle’s navigation system. Trying to keep one eye on the road, the majority of her focus stayed on the screen filled with the little coffee cup flags signifying blissful, needed, essential-for-the-functioning-of-life, caffeine.
Good, it looked like the app worked within the parameters she’d created. Finally she spotted the coffee shop closest to her location and tried to figure out which road she needed to turn on when her Bluetooth system rang and the screen blanked to read Satan’s Mistress.
“No!” Tara wailed as she scrambled to block the call so she could get back to the Java App. But as the app lit up the screen again, Tara’s car jumped the curb. She slammed on her brakes. Her eyes flew up to the windshield and all she saw was the horrifying view of a gorgeous man crumpling in front of her car as her bumper slammed into him.
“Oh shit,” Tara whispered into the quiet of the car. “I just killed someone.”

She really should not be allowed to operate heavy machinery without caffeine.