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Uhm...

Went to my local Borders bookstore to get the latest Supernatural Magazine.  As I walked pass the bookshelves, my eyes caught the cover of a paperback book:



Whoa! Am I seeing things?!  Please tell me THAT is not a likeness of Jamie Bamber there?! :-O

BTW I bought the book (on the sole count of the cover art).  Am pretty sure it's a new low for me...  :p

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xwacky
Mar. 28th, 2009 06:45 am (UTC)
Amazing isn't it?! I have no idea if it was modeled after him intentionally. But the likeness is uncanny.

I don't know anything about the author or the book. If you are interested though, I can send you a copy! :p
greycoupon
Mar. 28th, 2009 08:46 am (UTC)
Huh. It does look like him....but just kind off "off". Hmm.
xwacky
Apr. 3rd, 2009 08:46 pm (UTC)
Sorry about the late reply. I need to learn how to keep up with LJ. ::sigh

I agree it's kinda off. Can't put my finger on it. But it resembled so much that I kinda zeroed in on the book when I *walked* pass the bookshelf, heh.

p.s. adore your icon! *g*
tracyj23
Mar. 28th, 2009 09:06 am (UTC)
I don't think that's him. Very similar but it's just not quite "right". It wouldn't surprise me that the artist took his face and did something similar though - he's certainly got the right look!
xwacky
Apr. 3rd, 2009 08:49 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I agree it's not a *complete* likeness, but so much so that it caught my immediate attention. *g*

In my fangirlish heart, I kinda fancied the artist for the book cover, or maybe even the author herself is a fan, hehe.
melian_eresseie
Mar. 28th, 2009 12:05 pm (UTC)
Very similar at first sight, but definitely not him. The face shape is the same, maybe that's why it looks so similar. But that one is not Jamie's cute nose.
xwacky
Apr. 3rd, 2009 08:52 pm (UTC)
Hmmm... So you think it's the nose then. I agree that it's not an exact likeness. Something was off, but I couldn't put my finger on it. {{runs off to ponder more}}
dianora2
Mar. 28th, 2009 02:36 pm (UTC)
Looks a LOT like him, but covers like this are usually worked directly from photographs of models that the cover artist took himself, so I doubt he would have worked from a copyrighted picture of Jamie. Still, I'd love to meet that guy, as the resemblance is uncanny. *g*
xwacky
Apr. 3rd, 2009 09:00 pm (UTC)
Ohhh... So you think the artist *specifically* used Jamie's image too (as opposed to a freak coincident that it just came out resemble our boy)? I fancy the artist, or maybe even the author is a fan also!

I can't wait to meet that guy too... *g*
elzed
Mar. 28th, 2009 03:33 pm (UTC)
Definitely not him (nose, spacing of the eyes, lips imho) - but there's a strong resemblance, and he's looking rather sexy... ;)
xwacky
Apr. 3rd, 2009 09:04 pm (UTC)
Hehe, you are the second person zeroed in on the nose. I guess that must be it then! I didn't think it was an exact likeness, but thought maybe the artist had used him or his image as a base.

I can only hope the character in the book is as sexy as he looks here. *g*
beetlemier
Mar. 28th, 2009 06:10 pm (UTC)
Ummmmm, gods I can't believe I'm admitting this but I read that series. Unfortunately it's not our man. They use models and Kenyon sends e-mails out about the models when they're picked. I never noticed the resemblance of this model to Jamie though - I saw Aragorn from LOTR. I think I might go read it again!

They are good books, but do have the romantic cliches down pat. That's kind of why I read them. They're fluffy and sexy and very entertaining. But they do have a very interesting arc throughout the whole series tied to the Greek gods. But the book you picked up is Number 24 (!) in the series and I think it's hard to follow the backstory if you haven't read the others.

So get cracking on numbers 1-23! ;-)
xwacky
Apr. 3rd, 2009 09:10 pm (UTC)
OMG, 24th?!

So some other random model has Jamie's look? But wait, Greek gods?! Hmmm... I do vaguely see a weak connection here.

I'm a little deflated that I won't be able to follow the book without reading the other 23 books! ::sigh

Thanks so much for the information!
mzcalypso
Mar. 29th, 2009 02:29 am (UTC)
It looks like someone did some graphics shifting with a JB photo and pastede in features of someone else with a thinner nose. Or possibly it's a mashup of those two guys from Supernatural--I think the younger brother looks like a first draft version of Jamie. (Sorry, SPN'rs, I just don't think he's as pretty.) But I do think JB was part of the collage here.
xwacky
Apr. 3rd, 2009 09:22 pm (UTC)
Ha! So it's the nose then (you are the 3rd person picked up on that). I'm inclined to think the artist used Jamie's image as a base and worked from there. But it was so subtle I couldn't put my finger on what was off.

I'm a BIG SPN fan nowadays. And I do think Sammy is cute. However, (I'm sure I'm going to get railed by some of my fellow SPN fans) I think Jamie is waaaaaaaay prettier! AND let's not forget the smart! *g*
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