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Mia Hopkins: Interview with Cover Model Angelina Cavanaugh
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Howdy, Delilah fans!

Today I’m so happy to share with you the cover of my latest release, COWBOY RISING, available now.

Syneca Featherstone creates all the gorgeous covers for my cowboy books and uses different combinations of stock images to get the characters and mood of each book just right.

True story…when I posted this cover to my Facebook page a few days ago, an author friend recognized one of my cover models! By way of introduction, she tagged us both. I’ve never met a model from one of my books (super duper cool) so I asked Angelina if she would do an interview.  She said yes!

Everyone, meet Angelina Cavanaugh…

mhcavanaughTell us how you got into the cover modeling business.
In the summer of 2013, I was contacted by a local photographer who thought I’d be great for cover modeling. Turns out she was right! We met and instantly hit it off. I’ve never looked back. Taria Reed has been a great friend and a talented woman. We love pushing our creative limits together. 🙂 Check her out for digital artwork, covers, and custom shoots!

Do you get much notice when you’re going to be on a cover or where you’ll turn up?
I usually don’t get much notice when I’m going to be on a cover or making an appearance. It’s really challenging as a female cover model to get recognized, but hey, I’m all about growth! I’ll make appearances and attend conferences whenever I can. The attention is always a blessing when it comes.

Is it weird being the face of a character you’ve never met?
It isn’t weird for me to be the face of a character that I’ve never met. As an avid reader, I’ve spent my whole life imagining myself as characters in books. Being able to see my face on the front of those books just makes it even more of an adventure. It’s amazing. It’s always fun to read a character that I’m portraying and say to myself, “Wow, I am nothing like that,” or “Hey, that is totally me!”

What can I tell you about Georgia and Daniel in COWBOY RISING?
Don’t tell me anything about the characters. I kind of like the element of surprise!

You have a very striking look. What sort of books and characters do you usually get picked for?
To be very honest, I don’t get picked specifically for one kind of book or another more often than any others. However, interracial romance is a big thing and there aren’t a lot of options as far as models go when it comes to custom stock. So I do have to say I have an abundance of interracial romance covers. But I love when I get to dress up in historical costumes or take on a fantasy heroine. Playing dress up is awesome. It gets me into character!

Anything else you’d like romance fans to know about you?
I’m just a simple fun-loving person trying to build a life. I have a regular job. I love my friends and family, and I’m passionate about music and art.

How can authors get in touch with you?
I’m available for private shoots and appearances. You can follow my daily adventures on Facebook or Instagram @angelina3186. For now, Facebook is the preferred way to reach me.

Thanks for chatting with us, Angelina!

Thank you so much! 🙂

COWBOY RISING

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Feisty reporter vs. gruff cowboy—buckle up for a hard ride.

Journalist Georgia Meyers is writing an article about MacKinnon Ranch in a last-ditch effort to save her job at a failing newspaper. At first, the hot-as-hell rancher wants nothing to do with her. But butting heads leads to knocking boots, and soon she’s getting the real story—in bed and off the record. Cattleman’s son and petroleum engineer Daniel MacKinnon turned down a lucrative oil career to take over the family farm. Frustrated about giving up his dreams and worried about money, Daniel buries himself in ranch work—that is, until gorgeous Georgia shows up and rocks him to the core. A blazing one-night stand leads to something deeper. Despite their feelings for each other, he’s tied to the land and she’s a rolling stone. When the time comes to part ways, will the lovers choose duty over desire? Or will they face their fears and rise to the challenge of love? Get ready for sassy banter, sizzling sex, orgasms galore, and a nerdy dirty-talkin’ cowboy who can go all night long.

AVAILABLE NOW: KINDLE UNLIMITED, EBOOK & PRINT
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Award-winning author Mia Hopkins writes lush romances starring fun, sexy characters who love to get down and dirty. She’s a sucker for working class heroes, brainy heroines and wisecracking best friends. She lives in the heart of Los Angeles with her roguish husband and two waggish dogs.

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