Elena’s and Ammanda’s rakes in yesterday’s Blog may be staring at…er…necks, but at what is my Reputable Rake staring? Whatever it is, he gives me an aerobic workout each time I look at him.

For the last week I have been searching for the name of the cover model for A Reputable Rake, the man with the devilish look of amusement on his face, standing so smugly. Do you know who told me the name? Richard Cerqueira’s (cover model for The Wagering Widow) publicist, who emailed the cover artist, Alan Ayers, who told him the name. Wasn’t that nice of both of them?

The Reputable Rake is Ben Whitaker, but I’ve found absolutely nothing about him on the internet. I predict we will be seeing more of him–more book covers, that is. I wish I could thank both Ben and Alan Ayers, because I think this cover is going to sell lots of books!

Do you know how Mills & Boon, the UK branch of Harlequin Enterprises, create their bookcovers? They go through their decades worth of old covers and re-use ones for today’s stories. They have done this wonderfully well for my Regencies, which originate with Mills & Boon.
Take a look at this cover:

These two look exactly like my hero and heroine! Miss M even wears a dress like this one. Jewelry like her, as well.

One more bookcover….

Okay, just kidding. I made that one up.


P.S. A Reputable Rake is in bookstores this month. Get your very own Rake and bring him home today!