Your New Romance Cover Model Is Here: Grigoris Drakakis

Grigoris purple2By Madeline Iva

My friend the famous historical romance author would occasionally bemoan the fact that her cover model for two of her books had many, many more facebook followers than she had…

And indeed, her cover model-turned-online-cheff Nathan Kamp occupied that coveted Fabio spot for awhile when it came to romance covers.

But who will take his place? Well, peeps, one day an email popped up in my inbox introducing me to a new contender for Supremely Hot Romance Cover Super-model. He is Greek and his name is Grigoris Drakackis – and he is every paranormal author’s dream come true.

Hot. Broody. Dark.   He belongs in a decaying weird castle, festering with tortured secrets.

There’s something dangerous about his look, something wild. He’s a serious bad boy.

Well, on the cover of a romance novel at least. Here’s what he had to say to us at Lady Smut.

GORGEOUS SUPER ROMANCE MODEL GRIGORIS DRAKAKIS: My name is Grigoris and I am from Lavrio, Greece.

(In case you don’t know, readers—Lavrio is a sunny port city –bustling with men who work on the docks ships, covered in sweat, muscles bulging.)Grigoris towel1

GORGEOUS SUPER ROMANCE MODEL GRIGORIS DRAKAKIS: But I also travel to the US as well to visit friends.

MADELINE IVA: Do you enjoy being every paranormal reader’s fantasy of a dark, brooding hero?

GORGEOUS SUPER ROMANCE MODEL GRIGORIS DRAKAKIS: My look of course helps open new opportunities in modeling but most important is personality and character. I believe this is the key for success!!!

MADELINE IVA: What are some of the ‘rules’ you’ve learned when it comes to modeling with women at a shoot?Grigoris arrow4

GORGEOUS SUPER ROMANCE MODEL GRIGORIS DRAKAKIS: It is very important to have respect with a woman at a shoot and to make her feel at ease to have a successful result.

MADELINE IVA: What is involved in creating a successful romantic clinch?

GORGEOUS SUPER ROMANCE MODEL GRIGORIS DRAKAKIS: Of course chemistry is very important and a must for best results…Most of all it is what you emanate…

MADELINE IVA: How is modeling in America different from modeling in other places you’ve worked?Grigoris beach5

GORGEOUS SUPER ROMANCE MODEL GRIGORIS DRAKAKIS: Modeling in the US is very different because it is very advanced.

Grigoris also likes going to the gym and working with weights, (not surprising, right?) catching a movie now and then, and listening to music. And he has a dog.Grigoris chains3

MADELINE IVA: Thanks for stopping by Grigoris! We wish you the best of luck in L.A. and hope you are plastered all over hot romance covers across the land.  And don’t forget to enter our Goodreads giveaway for a free print copy of our Lady Smut anthology.  Today’s the final day of the Giveaway!

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  • barbaramikula
    July 9, 2015 at 8:27 am

    Well…..thanks for that. It certainly started my day with a Bang! LOL – Skye Michaels

  • Madeline Iva
    July 9, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    🙂 Happy to be of service, ma’am!

  • Elizabeth SaFleur
    July 9, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    You get all the good interview assignments, Madeline! I hope you got to do this one in person. And had to try some of those “embrace poses.” All in the name of research and for the good of the interview, of course. 😉

  • Madeline Iva
    July 10, 2015 at 9:48 am

    I know, right? My daydream for the last week has been that somehow I scrape together the money to pay Grigori to come to BEA or RT or something and give out hugs to women next to me while I sign books. I’m actually amazed that individual authors haven’t already done this. But maybe they have?

  • Elizabeth Shore
    July 10, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Well, THAT woke me right up! Very nice way to begin the day. Thanks, Madeline.

  • Madeline Iva
    July 11, 2015 at 11:22 am

    Reblogged this on madeline iva.


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