Hello, everyone, and welcome to yet another edition of Misadventures in Stock Photography. Today you’ll be meeting Shy Guy. Awwww.
(“mud” is not a good hair color for you, Shy Guy!), hoping that their plan of
. (Shy Guy, where did those bright yellow butterfly wings come from?!)
“Too late!” crowed the Prince of Servitude. “You’ll not take my freshly undead Trevor away from me now. Together,
!” (Why would anyone airbrush out Shy Guy’s lovely abs?)
, so Shy Guy gave up his quest, accepted that the
he carried were permanent, and commenced
as he enjoyed his lovely new invisible wings.
“Oh, that poor shy boy, Mom! What a terrible ordeal!!” -Mayhem
38 thoughts on “Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 24th (Shy Guy)”
Maybe it’s just that I’m reading the post on my phone and the screen is tiny,, but did they photoshop chest hair on Shy Guy on the Aiden and Ethan cover? ‘Cause he looks distinctly waxed on all the others. And who in their right mind photoshops abs off a guy??
Oh, and totally have that 80’s song going thru my head now. ‘You’re too shy, shy. Hush, hush…’
I’m surprised Mayhem’s not after the butterfly wing picture…
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Shy Guy does look a little funny in the dark hair. Kind of like a mid-life crisis bad dye job.
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Chris you sure know how to tell a nice story…and pictures, too!! Mayhem, all good stories involve ordeal of some sort. He’s a happy man, now.
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I think part of the problem with the mud-colored hair is that it blends in too well with the background.
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there’s so many nipples on your blog today it’s like a pepperoni pizza
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So…he’s bi, right? With detachable wings and abs and ever-changing hair color (as well as partners)?
Hm — I think I got me the fodder for a new EC paranormal here. Stay tuned, May.
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Hmm, Shy Guy should really be called Curious Guy. One man, two men, women, wings or no wings, different hair colors… he’s curious and likes to try different things. 🙂
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What’s up with the clear wings? Is this naughty boy a bug or something?
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Awwwwww… I love this story!
Hope you had a great weekend hon!
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And he ended up with a girl? That’s doubly sad. Poor guy.
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noooo! he cant go straight!!!
It’s quite odd that there is no pic of him with his face up…
Mayhem… Mommy hits again with the nekkid men…
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I like KZ’s take on Shy Guy’s story!
All this looking down and to the side, maybe “Not Seeing is Not Having” and that’s why he’s so shy? Anyway, I think I enjoy your Misadverture Novellette-ette-ette-ettes more than som of the books I’ve read leately. WIth the coming of Part 25, I think it’s time to complle them into a bound “Silver Edition” volume.
Wren: Yeah, I think KZ has an EC bestseller on her hands!
Kitten: Aw, thanks!
LOL – I’m relieved “Shy Guy” survived his ordeal too May!
Great post Chris.. 😉
I hope your weekend was a good one!
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Gah. I fear the photoshop! I fear it mightily.
And have these people never heard of layers? There are ways to do the wings that wouldn’t have been quite so painful.
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Seeing some of these covers side-by-side should be enough evidence to publishers that they need to step up their e-book business plans.
“I like KZâ€™s take on Shy Guyâ€™s story!”
Thank you, Wren. Should I take that to mean, if I write it, they will come? 😉
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Seanna: I’m with you on that! *makes anti-photoshop warding sign*
KZ: Do it! Do eeeeeeet!
Lol, that’s quite an epic adventure! 🙂
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I rather wonder if his abs were partly airbrushed “in”! I’d be pretty ticked if someone absconded with my golden butterfly wings…
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He and those wings, and why does he keep looking down
“He’s so shy….He’s so shy….that sweet little boy who caught my eye…Was that the Pointer Sisters?
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Oh wow…I’ll be adding more books to my TBB list.
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That cracks me up. Love the misadventures. Have a great week! 🙂
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Excuse me a moment while I remember some hawt scenes from Falling in Controlled circumstances *closes eyes*
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Yep, I’d read K.Z.’s take on this one! If he has wings in your story, can he also have the irresistible urge to fly into lightbulbs, flames, and bug zappers. I’ve always wanted somebody to write a PNR with a character who had that obsession.
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Who in their right mind removes abs on romance novel covers??!!
Shy Guy’s chest does look funky on the Aiden and Ethan cover. I can’t decide if they painted in chest hair or he’s got some kind of fungus growing on his chest.
.-= SydneyÂ´s last blog ..The "Be Careful What You Wish For" Post =-.
My face looked just like May’s when I saw that ABS had been AIRBRUSHED AWAY.
*shock and awe*
I had trouble focusing away from the other guy’s beard on the *Saving Trevor* cover. It looks like a billy goat’s gruff. Weird.
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Maybe he’s not shy at all and just looking down because he keeps dropping his contact lenses.
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Of course, and just BTW, these posts of yours have inspired me to look for the guy from my next cover in other places :). And my god, but he gets around! I’m up to 6 so far, but who knows what more’s to come….
How did you get to part 24 already?
Perhaps it’s not shyness but shame that has him looking down…
Perhaps May could help him be less shy.