Well, not really.
But she did sorta steal my model. As far as I know A Reputable Rake was the first romance cover to use model Ben Whitaker, so naturally I thought he was my model. But Julia says she picked him–picked him–for the cover of her newest release, Mr. Cavendish, I Presume.
See? He looks happy to be on my cover and a bit surly on Julia’s. What conclusion would you make comparing the two?
If these are not enough for you, here are more images of Ben Whitaker
And here is more discussion of him.
Of course, this model is the popular Nathan Kamp. And he’s been around, so I guess neither Julia nor I can claim him.
But, Ben? That’s another story.
Watch Julia and me duke it out over dukes and other cover heroes next Sunday. New York Times best-selling author and double RITA winner, Julia Quinn will be our Risky Regencies guest Sunday Oct 26, and she’s answering my interview questions, and discussing The Lost Duke of Wyndham and Mr. Cavendish, I Presume, two very connected books. She’ll also be giving away one signed JQ book, maybe one with a hunky hero. So don’t forget to stop by.
I actually think Julia’s and my covers are terrific. All of them. Which one is your favorite and why?
(Aren’t you proud of me? I got through the whole blog without once reminding you that Scandalizing the Ton is still in bookstores and available online….Oops. Well, I almost made it.)
My contest is still running on my website. Win my backlist book of your choice!