Thursday, October 25, 2012

Half-naked Men!

Congratulations to Patricia of Michigan for winning Phineas's book and giant poster! Thank you all for the comments!  Please come back November 25th when I'll be giving away a T-shirt with Howard's book cover on it!!

Did that title catch your eye?  Then the covers of my books should draw your attention, too, for they have been blessed with some spectacular half-naked men. Granted, it's the top half of the man that's naked.  Avon wants the print copies to appear on store shelves without causing cardiac arrest. And we want you to be able to read them without hiding them in a lunch sack. So we're basically talking chests here.  Gorgeous, rippled, drool-worthy chests.


Here's Howard's chest.  Yes, he has a handsome face, but that takes about a millisecond to recognize before the gaze gravitates back to his chest. I've heard there's a girl in the picture, but I haven't noticed her yet.  Oh right, the heroine, Elsa something or other. But back to Howard's chest.  It's a bit gray in color, but that hasn't detracted from the delicious contours of his six-pack. Why gray? Because when he shifts into a bear, he turns gray for a few seconds.  I guess Elsa what's-her-name is about to find herself hugging a big Kodiak bear. But that doesn't stop her from rubbing her hands over his gorgeous chest.  It wouldn't stop me, either.

By the way, Howard's book, Wild About You, goes on sale November 27th.  If you bought my historical romance, The Forbidden Lady, (and I hope you did!) then you got a sneak peek at Howard's book.

And here's Phineas's chest. Another piece of art from the Avon art department. Where do they find these guys?  I've been to New York City several times, and I haven't seen these gorgeous men.  If they ever appeared, there would be a twenty-car pile up on Park Avenue.  But back to the chest. While Howard's chest is silver, Phineas's chest is gold. They did that so it would look like an old-timey Western photo. And the photo here is actually a giant poster of Phineas.  When I did a booksigning at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Lexington, Kentucky, they made this giant poster and gave it to me. Wasn't that wonderful of them? The poster is six feet long and almost three feet wide!  That is one big, hunky chest!

And it could be yours!!  Yes, I am giving away the giant poster of Phineas today!  One lucky person will win a signed copy of Phineas's book, Wanted: Undead or Alive, plus the poster of the book featuring Phineas's magnificent chest!  International entries welcome.  Just leave a comment about which romance hero you think has the best chest!  Good luck!

69 comments:

Ann Gronbach said...

Do I have to pick Just one?? I think they are all hot! *grins*

Marianne Strnad said...

Phineas!!! It's so perfect, all I want to do is start at the navel and lick my way up!!! That book completely unraveled me and I totally fell in love with him. I never thought much about him but his story really knocked me out and he ended up capturing my heart.Love. Him. Now.

Gladys Gonzales Atwell said...

I find the male body very very inticing but I loke Howards the beat ! He is not pedicaly chisles but it does make me "swoon". But add to it his seductuve stare and down U go!!!! SIGH!

MichelleMB said...

Definitely Phineas Loved that one since the first time I saw the cover. Would love to see one of these some day, and see the 20 car pile up :P

Courtney Trail said...

I hate picking one, but Phineas is gorgeous!!!! I wouldn't mind being bitten by any of the guys, they are all amazing:)

Cindy McCune said...

Many times you see books with the face cut off and just the chest there for us to see(rough work but someone's got to do it). I LOVE Phineas's chest...Want the poster so I can touch it any time I'd like. Will have to frame it so the drool doesn't curl the poster! LOL

Megan Bowie said...

I have to throw my vote in with Phineas. *sigh* Even his abs appear to have abs... ;)

Margie subia said...

i love bothof thier chest's phineas because oh what was i saying oh yes chest . love them both (fans self with hand) thank you margie subia rophill63@yahoo.com

infinitieh said...

Phineas!

Anonymous said...

Both chests are lovely, but I must go with the Love Doctor's! Phineas's chest and torso are completely visible -- perfect for picturing my hands (and not some other hussy's) stroking it. ;-)

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Angie Malone said...

I agree that Avon has given your series some great covers! As much as I'm looking forward to Howard's book & love his chest, I LOVE Phineas's chest a tiny bit more! Thanks for the chance to win him! Well, at least his chest!

Stefanie said...

Hmmm, I love all of their chest. But if I had to pick one it would be Phineas. His chest is strong without being over the top...

Aurore said...

That's a very difficult question to answer! I agree that the covers of the Love at Stakes books are beautiful. Phineas's and Howard's chests are quite breathtaking. I admit I like Connor's too (I love the cover of Vampire Mine)! Now that I think about it, Malkom's chest (from Kresley Cole's Demon from the Dark) is also nice to look at. There are so many, it's impossible to choose!
Thank you for the hilarious post and the great giveaway.

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Debbie Searcy Alverson said...

Oh my goodness, love both covers, both chests, but the one chest I would love to see is Angus. I know Emma is on their cover and she is lovely, however, seeing that man/vampire wearing a kilt with no shirt, SWOON..... Of course Angus being who he is, he will have checked under his kilt to make sure everything important has arrived with him. LOL LOL

Heather said...

i love love LOVE jack's cover. omg get lost in his eyes and *moans* hot ass upper body *winks*

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Kay Farnam said...

I'm going to go with ..... CONNOR!!!!

Lynne Hankins said...

It is too hard to choose!!!!!! I have loved all of them. But I do love the look that Howard gives on his.

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Johanna R Jochum said...

Tough choice but I love Howard's chest!



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bn100 said...

I'll go with Phineas.

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Patricia Lynne said...

I'm all for Phineas's chest. It just looks lickable... and touchable... and... *drools* I think I just forgot what I was talking about. ;)
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Shannon Owens said...

I would have to say Connor's chest was the best on his book, then Phin and Howard are very close. But I just wish Roman had a cover would loved to see that mans chest!! Yummy!! More the merrier for me!!!! LOL!!!

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VampireAngel said...

eek y pick one
if they're both too damn sexy

Ameliad said...

That poster would be so beautiful hanging over my bed to give me good dreams!

Mindy said...

Soooo many YUMMY, droolworthy chests! I'd have to choose Phineas though. Perfect six-pack abs, not too hairy or over developed, Just Right!
Phineas' poster would look perfect in the woman cave.

Mindy :)
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Kathy Tharle said...

Kathy said...
WOW I can only pick one very hard decision but i take Phineas!!!

Sharon A said...

PICK ME! PICK ME! LOL

Rachel Shelton said...

I love Phones.

Rachel Shelton said...

sorry hate autocorrect. should have said I love Phineas....not phones.lol

Scorpio1974 said...

They're ALL great! I love a well defined chest and abs as long as it's not so muscular all you see is veins popping out. =)

Valerie Long
just.val.1974(at)gmail(dot)com

Terry's Crafty Fingers said...

OH I just can't choose. They are all so droll worthy smokin" HAWT!!! I would love to curl up to any of those 6/8 pack abs and run my fingers/hands/tongue over them.

Laurie said...

Every one of them is so hot, I can't chose just one! I drool/love them all. goaliemom00 (at) cox.net

Teresa K. said...

Hi Kerry,

Decisions, decisions, which one do I choose oh my. Well Dr. Love is hot, but I so love a Bear with a Bear Claw fettish.

Happy Halloween and Trick or Treat!!!

Teresa K.
tcwgrlup41(at) yahoo dot com

robinky42 said...

They are all great but I have to say it is Phineas.

Ashley W said...

I fell in love with CF's Dark Secret book cover. http://books.ofearna.us/feehan/dsecret.jpg

Janhvi said...

Phineas has a droolworthy chest for sure!

Janhvi
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Joanne said...

It's like picking a favorite child but I'll go with Phineas!

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Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Of the ones shown here, I'd have to say Phineas. At least one nip is showing and a bit more flesh. Those are good things... ;D

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Michelle H. said...

If I'm picking from the 2 shown, I'm gonna' go with Phineas! Yummmm!
He wins because he's got an 8 pack!

Loved the remark that if these guys ever showed up, they'd cause an accident! How true.

Elizabeth Galyardt said...

i love them both but i would have to say that Howard is my fave, sorry Phineas, i love them donuts too (yum oh - oh now i sound like Rachel Ray) welp thanks for the contest

Nicole Noffsinger said...

They both are wonderfully steamy but I gotta say, Dr.Phang has my vote!

Anonymous said...

all your cover pic's make me go yum, I can't pick just one, they are all HOT. AWESOME books.

auntb said...

love those abs!

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Nancy Jones said...

i just want to say whoever picked these guys for the covers AMAZING
they are all Hot i'm in love with all of them Phineas has the best chest loved all yor books i've read them twice already

amulet-angel said...

It's really hard to decide, all the guys on the covers have nice abs :)
But if I had to pick one it would be Connor's.That's my favourite one, because that guy is really hot.

Melody Prat said...

From the pictures it's Phineas hands down! Even though I have been looking forward to Howard's book for a very long time. He has Intrigued me from the very first time he was introduce into this series. His maturity has always made him attractive to me.
Though Phineas is handsome and has a HOT chest, he is to young, and unsettled for my taste ( but fun to read).

Pat Cochran said...

They are all great, but my choice
is Phineas! His golden chest looks
so smooth and ...touchable!!

Pat C.
p-cochran@juno.com

Barbara E. said...

I like Shane Garrison's chest on the cover of Jessica Scott's Because of You, it's yummy.

Barbed1951 at aol dot com

Amy said...

Oh Man! Umm Dr. Phang has my vote! :)

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Anonymous said...

Phineas's chest is realy sexy but theres just something about howard if you know what i mean
yummmmmmmmmmmm
so hes my choice
deff still want the poster though
;)
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June M. said...

Well, I have been lusting after Phineas's chest for a while now, but Howard's is very nice too. Can I rub & lick them both before deciding?
June
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

Casey said...

I am a fictional man slut, which means I want ALL the men! LOL. But Dr. Phang has some awesome abs. :)

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Sue Ellen said...

Phineas is quite delicious, but after seeing Howard's cover, I am torn. That is one yummy bear.

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Malaina said...

I love all of the men but my favorite chest would be Connor's! I love Connor, he is so hunky and his accent is breath-taking. But, Phineas is a close second. ^^

Jenn said...

Hi,
There are so many great covers! Phineas is HOT. My screen saver is filled with great covers. I think I would put this cover over my bed so I could look up at it all the time.
Jenn

Elizabeth H. said...

Hard choices!! Phineas has my vote!! Thanks for the chance to win!!
ehaney578 at aol dot com

Maly said...


Phineas chest is really hot. Most of romance heroes chests are hot so I like all of them. :3

jmcgaugh said...

Kerrelyn, love your books (and their covers!), and I think Phineas is great. Of the two covers shown, I'll go with Phineas.

Eli Yanti said...

Phineas is great :)

Carol L. said...

They are both great looking but I'm going with Phineas. Just gorgeous...
Also love Connor's as well. But then I'm partial to Scotsman. :)
Thanks for the chance.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Dannyfiredragon said...

Definitely Phineas. Wow that is really a hot cover

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Aly said...

I could never choose, love them all ;;)

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Jen said...

if we are gonna talk about covers then its Conners book.Vampire Mine. if its any of the men in her series, i am not sure i could choose!!! they all sound sooo yummy!!!

Jean MP said...

Oh wow Phineas, that is some cover!
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Kim said...

Definitely Howard! Nothing better than a former football player. Everything is big and tight......*giggles* ...I would love to frame Dr. Fang in my home office though.

Rebecca at the Well said...

Mummmmm, nice, very very nice. Course it looks nothing like what I imagined in my head, but I have to say, I think he looks even better :) Can't wait for the book to release!!

JONI said...

TO ONLY PICK ONE...THAT'S TOUGH, OF COURSE I DO HAVE 2 ARMS...UMMMM HAVE TO GET BACK TO YOU ON THAT ONE. CONNOR ON ONE SIDE AND PHINEAS ON THE OTHER THAT COULD WORK :)

Gabrielle Lee said...

My pick is Phineas only because we really can't see much of Howard's. After all they are both gorgeous.

Gabrielle
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