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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Top Off Tuesday: Fabio Lanzoni

Today is Top Off Tuesday! Top Off Tuesday is a feature hosted by Felicia from The Geeky Book Blogger's Book Blog, Amanda from On a Book Bender, and Christi from Smitten with Reading.

One of the most famous book cover models if not the most famous book cover model ever is Fabio Lanzoni. The hunk italian model, author and actor has graced more than 400 book covers and was named Cosmopolitan's Sexiest Man of the Year in 1993.
Here are three examples of some of his covers.


My Love,
They call me privateer—cold, ruthless, brazen and bold. Yet, from the first moment I saw you, I was overcome. You were but a helpless child, orphaned and innocent, when I rescued you from almost certain defilement and death—and whisked you off to my Caribbean island hideaway to be shockingly pampered by my loyal crew.
And now you are a woman—as beautiful as the dawn...and as wildly unpredictable as the winds and the sea. You are in my blood, cara mia; your breathtaking loveliness haunts my dreams. But to have you, I first must tame you—to awaken you to the dangerous ecstasy of a pirate's passions...and a lover's touch.

Warrior Woman,
I cannot explain the powerful magic that carried me back across the centuries to you. In my own time, I am but an actor on the screen. Yet here I stand, curiously at home in a primitive age—a Viking jarl, miraculously resurrected from the flames of oblivion. And you are my destiny, my wild and beautiful Valkyrie. You hide your pain and sadness behind a mask of scorn—but I have glimpsed your secret tenderness from the shadows and felt the radiant warmth of your love. And if I must first conquer you to have you, then conquer I shall—to win your reluctant heart now and for all eternity.

You, my love, are my most reckless passion. I never dreamed you were a Lady hiding in wench's garb. A buxom barmaid in a Charleston alehouse, you enchanted me with your barbed wit and ravishing beauty.
Yet, when I wagered my companions that I would bed you before the night was through, little did I realize the risk to both my life and my heart...and that my overpowering desires would compel me to aid you in a dangerous enterprise that would carry us across the ocean to England.
But I will brave any peril just to taste the sweetness of your kiss. For you have enslaved this Rogue with a promise of ecstasy—and a love that will endure forever.

Have you ever read one of Fabio’s books?

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  1. Old School! I love me some Fabio. I know it is cheesy but alas there it is!

  2. Ah Yes, Fabio. I remember sneaking my Nana's romances when I was 11. Fabio was going to be my husband one day. Great choice!

  3. *snickers* Fabio. Those are some great old-school covers, but all I can see when I think "Fabio" are those I Can't Believe It's Not Butter commercials where he his accent turns "butter" into "buuurrrrrr" LOL.


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