Help me choose a new author photo :)

While I was at the Romance Writers of America conference in New York, the very talented Jax Cassidy of Jaxadora Designs took some new author photos for me. I’ve picked a few that I liked and I’m wondering if any of you have a preference?
Note, these are what Jax calls Raw images because she swears she can make me look much better than this with the magic of photoshop. πŸ™‚ And I believe her.







I know, its scary isn’t it?
I like the one when I’m smiling in the sun by the green leaves and although it is a bit bright, apparently that can be fixed, πŸ™‚ Also the image will be cropped closer in like the first one I must admit I made a terrible model, no amount of watching Tyra on ANTM and smizing seemed to work!

But, more importantly, what do you think?

First review for Raw Desire :)

It’s a good one πŸ™‚
I’m not going to mention the one from RT which wasn’t quite as good πŸ™‚

ISBN: (10)0758241402/ (13)9780758241405
September 2011
Aphrodisia, an imprint of Kensington Publishing Corp.
$14.00-USA/ $16.95-CAN
304 Pages
Erotic Romance; Contemporary
Rating: 5 Cups

Abby Kendal loved Rob Ward with all of her heart. But when he pushed her to far too fast, she ran to his best friend Jackson.

Rob was furious, broken-hearted, and turned on when he found his fiancΓ© in bed with his best friend. Telling her to leave had her running out of town as soon as her bags were packed.

Jackson Smith knew sleeping with Abby was not the smartest idea he has ever had. But he loved her almost as much as he loved Rob.

It has been years since Abby left, but now that her mother has passed away she is back to get her old house in order. Rob does not realize how angry he is at Abby until the surge of desire he feels for his ex is mixed with a ton of past anger. Somehow, Abby and Rob find themselves in bed together once again and it is hotter than when they were young lovers. When Jackson is thrown into the mix, making them a threesome, their sheets go from steamy to scorching. But someone in the quiet little town does not want Abby there, and will go to any length to make sure she leaves before she finds out what really happened to the young girl that died on the same night that Abby left town years ago.

Raw Desire is a fitting title for this novel as it explains to the fullest how erotically charged this book is. Kate Pearce has written a story that is filled with past angst, present danger, so much passion it practically pours from the pages, and enough complications to keep the reader watching the twists and turns of the three main characters’ lives as they struggle to figure out where they fit in their unique relationship. When you add in the oh-so-sensual scenes of Rob and Jackson, the pages go from scorching to bursting into flames and I swear I could almost feel my fingertips being singed as I read the enticing scenes. As the passion, complexities, and suspense builds you can feel the tension building until it finally snaps and leaves you reeling. Reading a Kate Pearce novel is like having an all night sex marathon followed by eating a piece of decadent chocolate.

Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More