For those who were wondering…
…why I was taking boudoir photos — the answer is on Devlin O’Neill’s current blog, right here. Yes, my friend and one-time co-star has written another book, and he asked yours truly to model for the cover art.
No sarcasm here — I was truly honored. I mean, let’s be honest, shall we? It is not every day that a 53-year-old woman is asked to pose for the cover of an erotic novel. Considering that his novel before this one (I think?) had a cover photo of this gorgeous girl we all know, I took his request as a high compliment indeed and told him I’d do my very best to create what he envisioned. I also told him that if what I sent him didn’t quite fill the bill, then please, please go with someone else; I would take no offense. It was his book and he had the right to have it exactly the way he wanted. Devlin graciously assured me that I’d be perfect. (blushing)
So I recruited both John and New Guy to help me. When I was at John’s last weekend, we took some shots in his bedroom in front of the window. As NG and I had done on Monday, John and I experimented with lighting, flash, candles, etc. We took it seriously, but had fun with it too.
Then last Monday, as you already know, I had NG shoot some photos in my own bedroom. I figured it would be a good idea to have two different scenarios and two different nighties. After I had a nice set from each shoot, I sent Devlin everything and hoped for the best. He and Poppy both wrote to me, full of lovely compliments, and he said it was down to a choice between one of John’s and one of NG’s. Ultimately, they went with John’s. Blogger isn’t letting me upload the cover file (it’s a .tif file and they only allow .jpg, .gif and .png), so here’s the original photo:
By the way, John really enjoyed doing the shoot… especially after I did this:
Oh, come on. Can’t a girl flash her own boyfriend? The fact that he chose to snap a photo of it is his bad, certainly not mine. 😀
(Isn’t that sticker a hoot? I found it in a photo-enhancing program called Picnik.)
So thank you, Devlin. And thank you, Poppy, for the beautiful cover design. I am really so tickled by this! I wish you smashing success with the book sales.
And of course, thanks to John and NG for all their help. You guys are the bestest! 🙂