BIG NEWS!! YOU GUYS!! I have the biggest most amazingest announcement ever. I know many of you have been sad because I decided to back off of shooting stock, but the reality is that I’m an author and I really need time to write, shooting stock isn’t conducive to that because … Continue reading

#StudioSmexy Superstar of Romance Author Jenn LeBlanc

CUE THE HORNS!! ANNOUNCEMENT!!!  Since this is the last post of the tour, I’m giving something away to every commenter, just answer me this: WHAT is your favorite romance novel book cover and why. ANY cover, not just Smexy covers. We’ll call this market research. And if you have a link it would be awesome. … Continue reading

#StudioSmexy Superstar of Romance Author Pamela Clare

PAMELA!!!!!!! I dunno. What do I say about this woman. She has quickly become one of my dearest friends. Or Sushi dates to Sushi Kaiten are the best, EVER, and our writing dates are fabulous. Then when I bring her into my world? Oh goodness. It get nuts. We both started out in the same … Continue reading

#StudioSmexy Superstars of Romance Cover Tour!!

Cue the horns!!!! Announcing the first EVER Superstars of Romance Cover tour!! Launching February 1 #StudioSmexy is going on tour and we all know tours require stars, well our stars are the authors whose beautiful books we cover. These are the confirmed authors: Pamela Clare  Vivian Arend Carrie Ann Ryan Delilah Marvelle Grace Callaway Katalina … Continue reading

For the love of KARL and DEREK

Now you can haz them.  These posters will be shipped out this month. I’m broken, so give me a minute.  They are a little expensive to create, so I have to charge for them, but not much.  $10 each or both for $16 Click on Derek to order Derek, and Karl to order Karl. If … Continue reading


I am all kinds of swoony over the recent wet shoot for #StudioSmexy. I haven’t done a real studio post in awhile, what with Studio Smexy Saturdays over on Romancing Rakes, but this image here, it made the whole day worth it. I LOVE this image. And this one, just WHOA, love our new models, … Continue reading

Friday Fireworks!

WELCOME to Illustrated Romance! I actually moved my author website to and this site is dedicated to my cover novel photography. But both sites tend to have fun, exciting and sassy blog posts with beautiful men and fun themes. So hang out awhile, check out the site, then mosey on over to my other … Continue reading

Let me ‘splain.

No, there is too much. Let me sum up… My favorite movie of all time? Maybe, but I have levels where movies rest, and that level is occupied by a few other movies, not just THE PRINCESS BRIDE. Anywhoo… THE RAKE AND THE RECLUSE is going to be republished in its’ original intended splendor. Not … Continue reading

#TRATR Book Trailer

I can’t believe I didn’t include this on my blog. It is the most amazing thing and I am head over heels in love with it. One of my twitter be sties and my RomCon buddy Rita made it for me because she is just that damned crafty and fabulous. So without further ado:

A bid for points.

Come play on twitter and you will understand…maybe.