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 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

#StudioSmexy #SOTD #1

Smexy of the day. A new feature from #StudioSmexy. Every day (or until I pass out from trying to keep up with the smexy) I’ll post a new image from the stock site. Because I know y’all love the smexy. I’m still working out whether I’m posting it here, or directly to FB or what…but … 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

As a bee…

I had a big #StudioSmexy shoot this weekend. We went from paranormal to contemporary and historical to BDSM and a bit of M/M, Menage and back to the wild wild west. It was a good time, as always. I had a few requests, so we had a basic roadmap of where we were headed, but that doesn’t mean we stuck to it like glue. It’s always more fun to … Continue reading

Guest : Heather Long talks imagery…

Guy Marquardt Illustrated Romance Jenn LeBlanc

I would like to welcome another author to the blog. Heather Long writes paranormal romance, and the cover of her next book should look very familiar to my readers…yes. That’s GUY! Hi Guy, doesn’t he look good there on that cover? Turns out he fits the character to a T. So without further adooooo…Heather Long. … Continue reading

Happy Birthday @Pamela_Clare

If your official birthday is only once every four years, you deserve a big shin dig. 😉 You can help Pamela have a bang up birthday…check out her books on Amazon here… I recommend BREAKING POINT, HARD EVIDENCE, UNLAWFUL CONTACT, SURRENDER (even though I haven’t finished it yet) well, any of them really. Get on … Continue reading