I don’t get to do “pretty shoots” very often. Or beach shoots, for that matter. To celebrate the upcoming release of my sexy novella, Escaping Exile, I did both. My usual crew (Bill, Steph, and Megan) went to Headlands Beach on Lake Erie and had fun in the sun … and the wind … and the wild, wild waves.
Escaping Exile is the story of bad boy vampire Andrew, exiled to a tropical island, and his shipwrecked sailor Edmund. Together, they find love, lust, and danger, so for this photo shoot, we brought a bit of drama to the water and enjoyed a fantastic sunset.
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All hair and styling by Megan Lacy Does Hair.
Photos by Steph Gentry:
Photos by Bill Thornhill:
It’s not what you think … Back in January, I visited family out in Tucson, Arizona. My brother and I hit up the gay bar, and I got a little wild (as one is wont to do at the gay bar). In the hungover morning, I posted a silly selfie wrapped in a sheet. Photographer Bill Thornhill, who’s obviously quite mad, messaged me immediately and said, “I want to shoot you like THAT.”
What he meant was: shoot me with almost no makeup, no hairstyling, and pretty much just out of bed at my house. Considering most of my photo shoots are so theatrical, it was a pleasure sitting around, drinking coffee with Bill while the camera captured moments that were just … me … laugh lines, freckles, and all.
I give you “The Naked Photo Shoot:” naked in that we’re being completely honest and, frankly, just having a good time. (All photos by Bill Thornhill Photography. Many thanks to Bill, who I am blessed to know.)
Surprise! I love witches. I’ve always been mystified by magic … and romance. On January 9, Enchanted: Magic Spark will be released, featuring stories from Wendy Sparrow, Em Shotwell, and me. Read all about it and pre-order your eBook copy HERE. (The paperback will be released January 9.)
I love a good spooky photo shoot (see the Bite Somebody blood bath), so to celebrate this witchy release, I headed into the woods with some of my best friends: hair stylist and makeup artist Megan Lacy Sullivan, photographers Steph Gentry and Bill Thornhill, good witch Angel James, and Athena the snake. Enjoy the view, and join me in counting down the days until Enchanted: Magic Spark.
(All photos by Bill Thornhill. Hair and makeup, including fabulous red hair color, by Megan Lacy Sullivan.)
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