Sunday, October 9, 2011

We've Embraced Our First Romance Cover Model! Welcome Kindred Spirit- CJ Hollenbach

Scribal Love Welcomes Romance Cover Model CJ Hollenbach

Hi!  Thank you for stopping by The Embraced Scribal Love!  Why don't you introduce yourself to our readers!

I've been called "Ohio's Answer To FABIO." I always ask "But, what's the question?"

So how long have you been a cover model?  And what publishers do you presently model for?

I have been romance novel covers for the past 12 years, but I've been modeling for the last 25. Really amazing since I'm barely 30 years old!  ;)  

I presently "freelance" for several different publishing houses.

What inspired you to get into the business?

I was in the first "Mr. Romance Novel Cover Model Pageant" almost 20 years ago in San Diego. I was sort of bitten by the romance industry bug. It took me 8 LONG years and a lot of hard work before I did my first cover, "The Stone Maiden" in NYC. Not quite an overnight success story....

Do you have any favorite romance subgenres?  i.e. Historical, fantasy, science fiction etc?

I do like historical novels maybe because I look the part. Although, everybody seems to think I'd make a good(?) vampire, which may be an oxymoron.

What is it like to work with DCL (Dark Castle Lord's Publishing)? 

A very cool group. The authors are great too. Kate Hofman is one of my favorites. I worked with the late Tracy Ranson . She was a sweetheart and will be missed by the industry.

How long have you worked with the company?

I've known Pam Seres for many years. I've worked for DCL several years too. I've lost track. Time flies when you are having fun!

Do you have any favorite covers?

I like "A Viking Seduction" because it's very "romance novel" looking. My latest cover in the "golden" series for Kate Hofman, "Golden Dreamer" is a favorite too. I designed the cover and my  friend  and romance cover artist legend, Lynn Sanders did the artwork. Love it!

Would you like to say anything else to our readers and any new fans?

I would like to thank each and every one of them for being so supportive of me in  my 20 years in the industry. I can honestly say I wouldn't have been around this long if it wasn't for them! They are the greatest!

I'm sure you have many fans!  Do you have a web page or Facebook page or other social media page so your fans can contact you or keep up with your work?

My website is and I'm on Facebook- "CJ Hollenbach"

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Thanks so much for having me!!!

1 comment:

  1. Great interview with one of the sweetest guys you'll ever meet!


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