Cover Models for Floridawn Lewis BooksWhen I first started publishing my e-books back in 2011, I wanted the perfect cover models to complement my characters. I first found that perfection in a lovely young woman named Kelly Simon, whom I had the pleasure of watching grow up with my daughter. She became the character of Cassie Lynn Darlington Brady in the Beachmore Paradise Book Series which includes She Landed On My Doorstep and Promise the Sun and the Moon. I am in the process of writing the third book in the series entitled Written in the Stars, in which Cassie continues to star in.
About the same time that Kelly started modeling, I found a wonderful woman named Skye Danielle Barker to model for the character of Zoë Jayne King in the Beachmore Paradise Book Series, mainly in She Landed On My Doorstep. I also watched Skye grow from childhood into the beautiful woman she is today. Skye also modeled for the cover of Open Arms as Laramie Bradshaw. If I ever publish my historical romance novel Treasured Memories, she also graces that cover and she will also be included on the cover of Written in the Stars.
After years of having Kelly's cover on Promise the Sun and the Moon, I decided to design a different cover with my favorite male lead in Promise the Sun and the Moon. I first saw Justin Zabinski's photos in All-American Guys magazine and their OhLaLa magazine, as well. As I searched for the perfect inspiration for the character of Dayton James Brady in 2010, Justin's long blonde hair and smoldering blue eyes caught my attention. I was able to actually coordinate my own photoshoot with Justin in the fall of 2014 and had hundreds of yummy photos to search through to exemplify the innocence and sensuality of the character of Dayton thanks to Justin's natural photogenic self. Now if I could be just as lucky to find Dayton's brothers for the characters of Taylor Justin Brady and middle brother Jayce Ray Brady. Shout out to Taylor Kitsch and Travis Fimmel!
I asked my three models to answer 10 questions about how they got into modeling and was able to schedule a recent photoshoot with Kelly and Skye as we enjoyed the sunshine and mountain air on the top of Keystone Mountain in Colorado. Promise the Sun and the Moon and Written in the Stars are based on fictional towns in the state of Idaho, so I have had to come up with backgrounds in the photos taken that depict rustic mountainous areas in which Paradise, Idaho could look like. I live in Colorado, which in some areas, look like the Palouse mountain range in Idaho. Finding the right kind of background was a little bit harder to do in Florida, where Justin lives, but he found the perfect ranch, so it all worked out.
Thanks to Kelly, Skye and Justin for making my dreams come true! ~ Floridawn Lewis
|Kelly Simon as Cassie Lynn Brady in Promise the Sun and the Moon by Floridawn Lewis
|Skye Barker as Zoë Jayne King in She Landed On My Doorstep by Floridawn Lewis
|Justin Zabinski as Dayton James Brady in Promise the Sun and the Moon by Floridawn Lewis