If you ever grab a romance novel from back in the 80's and 90's, you may have noticed a face (and body) that turned up all the time on a cover. If you guessed Fabio, you'd be right. Yes, his full name is Fabio Lanzoni, and at 58, he's not married.
In addition to all those covers, his endorsements, commercials, and acting gigs have earned him over $15 million.
Despite showing off his amazing abs on all those books, this 46 year old hottie actually works in the customer service department of the Housing Authority in California. That should probably tell you that this side gig doesn't pay a lot. For his covers, Jason may earn about $20,000 annually. Huh?
Despite not getting rich from his side gig, Jason still holds the record for the most book covers, surpassing Fabio, and that was his goal. At this point in his life though, do you think Fabio really cares? (lol)
Is his wife of 9 years concerned that her hubby is often photographed in the arms of a lot of beautiful women? Not at all. She knows all the real romance goes on at home. That's pretty neat!
Everyone says that sex sells, but does it make you purchase a novel?
As a younger romance reader, I was totally obsessed with a the scantily clad people on the cover. For some reason, it just seemed scandalous and naughty. These were the books I was hiding inside of a science book from school. I didn't focus on the actual authors until much later. I just wanted to read about the romance that was alluded to from those covers. (lol)
I'm more likely to be drawn to something abstract or action-filled, soothing, or with food.
It's hard to say what in the heck may grab my interest, but it's not those things I was drawn to as a kid.
Still, there's a ton of book covers out there that could zero in on our deepest fantasies - or not.
In the US, some states have reached temperatures in the 90's, with heat indexes in the 100's. So why in the world would anyone think it's okay to leave a pet or a child in a hot car?!
Even worse, how in the heck can you go to work or a party, or appointment and FORGET that you left someone in your vehicle?
Even with the windows cracked, the temperature inside an automobile can spike up to 125 degrees real quick.
A child or a pet who dies from either of these scenarios is a tragedy that can be very easily avoided. Every time I see it on the news, I just can't believe that it still happens. Crazy!