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Neck: 18"
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Chest: 48"
Waist: 32"
Inseam: 34"
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Hair color: Black
Hair length: Medium
Eye color: Hazel
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Skin color: Tanned
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Experience: Very Experienced
Compensation: Paid Assignments Only
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Last activity: Apr 18, 2014
Joined: Jun 18, 2005

Jimmy Thomas RNC

39 years old
Los Angeles, California, US
Las Vegas, Nevada, US
Tampa, Florida, US
My Annual 5-Day/4-Night Romance Novel Convention in Las Vegas

Mayhem #12159

MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/jimmythomas

About me
**Currently on over 6,000 Romance Novel Covers!**
Jimmy Thomas Romance Novel "Hero" Video Montage









My 2011 Calendar

Quick back-story
I've been actively modeling since 1998 (the past 16 years), from numerous fitness and romance novel magazines, retail ads, catalogs, music videos, television commercials, movies, tradeshows and promotions, to currently on over 6,000 romance novel covers; more covers than anyone in history (Fabio's on about 230 wink). So I'm still a model and always looking out for, and helping other models, and I know what models need and want to know for shoot information. I'm also a casting director for various music video directors/producers and photographers. 

I'm sent all over the country to speak at romance novel conventions, conferences and events to give my workshop on branding, marketing, self-promotion, networking and cover art. I also write a monthly column for a romance novel review magazine. 

Q. As a female model, where do I fit with your RNC businesses?
A. I'm continually looking for beautiful/gorgeous women to shoot with for romance novel covers from the images we create, to be sold on my romance novel stock image website that is specific to the romance novel industry only, NOT general stock. I am the producer, director, wardrobe stylist, theme-creator, set-designer, image-selector, photo editor and male model in all the photos/covers you see in my portfolio on here and on my stock image website, I am not the photographer, so please, no messages saying that you have a great-looking boyfriend or husband that you would love to shoot with for novel covers. The only cover shoots I set-up are with me, and various female models from all different ages, eye & hair color, ethnic backgrounds, and heights - and believe it or not, the shorter you are the better.

Q. Some of your covers/images are too risqué for me, so I guess we can't shoot?
A. Each shoot is different and specific to what is needed for that shoot, as well as the look of the female model to be shot, her ethnicity, and what she is comfortable shooting. So what you see for covers/cover-images on my portfolio does not mean we will be shooting the same as ALL of them. We would discuss ahead of time what we would be shooting so that there are no surprises, and we wouldn't shoot anything you would be uncomfortable with. 

Q. Can anyone use the images we create?
A. No. The images we would shoot are not for general stock for anything, which is stated in the image licensing, as well as in my contract/release you would be signing. The images are only for the romance novel industry. 

Q. Would I be shooting for one specific cover?
A. Due to my incredibly busy schedule, I rarely set-up random RNC shoots anymore just to add more stock image content. So now, I mostly only shoot when I get a Custom Cover Image Shoot order, which is when an author/client pays me to shoot a specific image they want for their one cover, or multiple images for their book series, which is exclusive to just them and not resold to others. So during these Custom Cover Image Shoots is when l'll shoot other RNC image sets of different genres and styles, for my RNC content. These additional RNC image sets are the images made available for other romance novel authors, cover artists and/or publishers. It is not worth it for me to just shoot the one Custom Cover Image Set without doing these additional sets - to help smaller authors, I don't charge very much for a Custom Cover Image, and I spend a lot of time on each custom shoot, pre and post shoot. However, when I do have time, I go through my folders of those who have answered the questions within this profile, and set-up paid RNC content shoots, without the need of a Custom Cover Image order.

Q. How much do you pay your co-models?
A. I pay my co-models a flat rate of $250, accompanied by a signed contract/release, for a 4-5 hour shoot with at least 5 outfit changes/image sets.

Q. I'm a pro and have been modeling for many years so can't we do a shorter shoot?
A. My shoots are not at all like solo portfolio shoots you've done, or even other 'couples' shoots you've done. There is more involved since the images are specific to romance novel covers, so not just any random, romantic or sexy pose will work. There are many specifics to hand placements, arm positions, expressions that have to match between the two of us, body and head positioning, vital key focus points, major do's and don'ts, etc. So it's not like another random portfolio shoot. Every model I've shot with says that it was nothing like anything they've ever done before and that they had a lot of fun! Being in the romance novel industry since 2002 (12 years), I know exactly what is needed and what isn't.

Q. What are the different styles we would shoot?
A. That all depends on your look, your ethnic background, your hair color and length, and what you are comfortable shooting... 

- You would be in your own wardrobe you would bring with you, down to implied topless (for SENSUAL image sets) (they are much more preferred for romance novel covers as they can be used for any novel genre/era without the images being dated with specific attire). Your 'nipples/areolas' would always be covered with your hair, your/my arms, hands, bed sheets, us being chest-to-chest, etc., and with very romantic, sweet, sensual, and hot expressions. Our chemistry via our expressions and body language is what makes these images! 

EROTICA Image Sets (for those who want to do these - this is NOT Adult/Porn, it's a Romance Novel Industry genre)
- With Erotica images (NOT REQUIRED), you would start off in lingerie/underwear (that you bring with you), and down to implied topless and possibly implied nude; like shower/bed shots (IF YOU ARE COMFORTABLE WITH THAT), but with 'women parts' always covered. Our really hot and passionate expressions and body language is what is needed for these images. Again, if you want to do these, as they are very popular and much desired. Since some models are not sure if they are fully comfortable with these, I shoot a range from what I call Soft-Erotica and Hard-Erotica, but all still classy/tame enough to be on covers of romance novels sold on public bookstore shelves. Also, I have a very well-acquired reputation to maintain, so I never post anything that ends up looking too sexual. 

Example 1, Example 2, Example 3, Example 4, Example 5

Example 1, Example 2, Example 3, Example 4, Example 5 (Example 5 Cover)

NO NUDITY will EVER show in ANY of the images, not before or after; implied images are IMPLIED. If something is showing while we're shooting, my photographer will tell us so we can cover it BEFORE he takes the shot; I want as little Photoshop work as possible, as I do all the post-production work. Our poses would be similar to these: Sexy 'Couples' Images as well as the images in my MM portfolio; depending on the styles we discuss we'll be shooting. So a message to me saying "Sorry, I don't do nudity", only means you didn't read my profile, as I don't do nudity either, which I just explained. "Nude" means you are showing yourself completely nude with nothing hidden/covered. Being naked, but your nipples/breasts/genitalia being covered with something is what "Implied Topless" and/or "Implied Nude" is. It is in my contract that no nipples, areolas or genitalia will ever show in the images.

Q. Do you provide the wardrobe?
A. That depends on the image sets we'd be shooting, which would be various genres/looks determined by the wardrobe I have for you to wear, as well as whatever wardrobe you have to bring with you listed below. For the most part I only provide any historical attire, as it is impossible for me to have every size of every other type of clothing that could be shot in.

HISTORICAL Image Sets (usually Caucasian/non-ethnic)
- These are typically Regency, Renaissance, Medieval, Viking, Highlander, Victorian, Western, and Prairie, so we would be in periodic outfits/wardrobe that I would provide. However, if you have any, please bring them.

ROMANTIC, SENSUAL & SEXY-EDGY, EROTICA (you would provide any of these items)
- lingerie (preferably all lace pieces, not thick or padded push-up bras)
- full lingerie sets w/garters, sheer stockings (not saloon/go-go dancing fish net)
- heels (preferably open toed)
- corsets
- one-piece negligees
- sheer & silk/satin robes (with sheer outfits we would be chest to chest)
- cute boy-shorts
- different cut/style panties
- jeans (even if ripped for Sexy/Edgy Contemporary sets)
- jean shorts/skirts
- high boots

If you don't have many of these things just bring whatever you do have and I'll make it all work. One girl claimed she read my profile, yet showed up with just what she had on and said "Oh, I thought you provided all the wardrobe", but I still made it work with what she had on; shots of me taking off her clothes, and the rest all implied with sheets, towels, robes, and just our body parts covering each other. She wasn't expecting that, but that's what happens when you say you read the details, but really didn't wink

- You can also bring whatever else you think may work, but nothing costume-looking; no sexy-nurse or sexy-maid Halloween costumes, as they are not realistic for what actual maids and nurses wear who are written about in the novels. 

- Baggy blouses that can hang over a shoulder are GREAT! Many of today's tops and dresses can be made to look like tops and dresses from hundreds of years ago when put together with what I wear, how much of it shows in the images once I crop them, and what the cover artist later does with the cover art. 

COWBOY/COUNTRY (if you have these items/outfits we'll shoot this as well)
- jeans (ripped and not)
- cowboy boots
- plaid shirts
- earth-tone color tank-tops
- 1/4 sleeve & t-shirts (plain)
- long frilly Spanish looking skirts
- jean shorts and skirts
- cowboy hats (not costume colored; pink, white - but REAL looking cowboy hats)
- anything else you have that looks cowboy/country, but simple, not too busy; busy is distracting to the eyes and draws away from our connection/expressions.

- jeans 
- jean and/or leather shorts/skirts 
- leather pants 
- tall boots 
- leather jacket 
- crop, tube and tank tops 
- leather, lace gloves 
- belts 
- chokers 
- bandannas 
- anything else you have that looks biker/tough-girl looking 

OTHER GENRES (Vampire, Native American, Military, Detective/Spy, Wedding, etc.)
Will be discussed per model, depending on your look and what is needed at the time. 

Q. Do you provide a make-up artist?
A. You require minimal, if any, makeup. You need to have a fresh, clean, natural face without excessive colors, foundation, or extras such as hard liner, dark-solid eyebrows, thick-fake eyelashes, etc. (eye-lash extensions and very natural-looking fake eyelashes are fine). These images need to look natural and timeless. We all know what era specific make-up and hairstyles are from (examples: 1980's), so images with those specific styles could only be used for stories of those decades.

Not wearing era-dating make-up is essential, as many/most images are cropped to torso, or tight into our faces to focus on the chemistry/expressions, so images need to be created to be available for many genre covers of many eras (notice the very little make-up, and how the make-up is all skin-tone colors): 
Example 1, Example 2, Example 3, Example 4, Example 5, Example 6

So you would be doing your own make-up, AND ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY NO FINGERNAIL POLISH AT ALL. Commonly worn fingernail polish wasn't invented until the 1920's. So if you had on colored nail polish, our images would not be able to be used on 75% of novel covers (before contemporary). If you have a French manicure then your nail tips have to look natural in length, not long - I prefer natural nails. Remember, this is not a glamour shoot, but do bring your make-up for Sexy-Edgy Contemporary, Biker/Tough-Girl, and/or Vampire sets we may do, where then you can smoke-up your eyes, increase your eyeliner, lipstick, etc. 

Q. Do you provide a hair-stylist?
A. Same as with make-up, you require non-styled hair. Your hair has to be hair that would be seen/worn in any and every genre/era. 
- Long, thick, full hair is best. Hair is a prominent feature on romance novel covers. If you're a blonde, but have dark roots/dark eyebrows, we wouldn't be able to shoot until they matched your main hair color. 
- If you have straight hair, I may ask you to come with it curled or in large curlers (not tight spiral curls), so that your hair will be wavy to start. As your curls fall out, you'll then have a different look for us to shoot. 
- If you have hair extensions, please wear them all, not just two little pieces. If your images in your portfolio show you with long, thick, full hair, then that is what is expected when you arrive. If a hair-stylist did that for you, or you no longer have your extensions, then I need to know this before we schedule a shoot. 

Q. Can I shoot any genre I'd like?
A. That all depends on your look, wardrobe we both have, and your ethnicity... 

- Are able to do a full range of all genres, depending on their look and physique. 

AFRICAN AMERICANS & ASIANS, etc. (IR = InterRacial... a very big genre)
- Typically, are usually only used on very Sensual and Erotica covers, as African American and Asian women write these stories and they tend to be very sexual with their story-writing, almost always writing Erotica stories. So the covers need to tell their story. However, I'll still shoot a range from Romantic on up with African Americans and Asians, and even some Historical sometimes. But we would still have to do up to Erotica image sets (even if just Soft-Erotica), to still give the IR authors what they mainly need for their Romance Novel Covers. 

A message received from a Bestselling IR author... 

I really want to thank you for all the IR images you create. As an Interracial author it made it hard to have sensual and erotica covers with a white male and black female. Most times they were just cut and paste. Then your photos hit the world and you changed things. You did what "Fabio" never could do... you are versatile. You go from Regency Rogue, Cowboy to IR lover and every picture is loaded with intense passion and sensuality. I have three releases that will be out in in January and you are gracing the cover of two of them. Please keep them coming. 
Yvette, Bestselling Author of IR Erotic Romance"

Q. Where would the shoot be?
A. All indoor shoots are typically shot at my house in Chatsworth/Porter Ranch (Los Angeles). If you are in from out of town and staying at a hotel, we could shoot in your hotel room instead, as this would give our images different backgrounds, and would also make it easier on you. Outdoor shoots are around the L.A. area depending on the theme/genre and the weather, which I would let you know when we confirm which genres we are to shoot. 

Q. Do you have a problem with me bringing someone with me?
A. Not at all, you are more than welcome to... as long as it is a female and someone not on a deadline to leave if you want to shoot longer. No boyfriends, husbands, male assistants or male friends (I know your male 'assistant' or 'friend' is really your boyfriend) as it completely prevents you from using the expressions and body language needed to pull off these images. I've allowed it in the past and had completely wasted shoots because the girls were afraid of what their man would think with them using these poses and expressions on another man, so they held back and pulled back in every shot. I've been doing 'couple' shoots for 16 years, so I know what works and what doesn't. I think my resume and the amount of female models I've shot with (over 200) and continue to shoot with, speaks for itself wink And I've yet to ever have someone bring an escort, other than two mothers as they were the model's only ride and were totally cool, and one female cousin as she was the model's personal hair stylist. 

Q. Ok, I'm interested! What do you need from me?
A. Great. Please send me the answers to the questions below (if you were asked to read my profile, and then respond with just "I'm interested", then I know you didn't read my profile, but only said you did wink)...

1) Which images of yours are most current (mostly for hair style/color/length, as hair is very important in my shoots)?

2) What is your contact info that you check regularly? (All pre-shoot correspondences need to stay on here, not via email, Facebook, text messages or voicemail. I need to be able to go to one location to see what we last discussed, not hunt through all types of contact sources, through thousands of emails and messages, to hopefully find our last conversation. Keeping everything in one place, right where all your images are, updates to your current look, your stats, location, travel schedule if noted, etc., is the only way to run smooth, productive castings. But many of you don't come on here often, so I need another means to contact you to let you know I left you a message on here.)

3) What is your zodiac sign? (yes, this is relevant, will explain later)

4) Which of the 4 "styles" of images (described below) are you comfortable shooting up to... not just what you prefer, as the more you are willing/able to do, the more bookings you'd be suited for and submitted to. But don't list a style that come shoot time you'll end up saying you don't want to shoot that style?:


- The word is "Erotica", not "Erotic". The word "Erotic" is always related to Adult/porn. "Erotica" is a term used in the romance novel industry to describe stories that are more than just romantically written. They needed a single word for it, as they certainly can't label it "Stories That Are More Than Romantic" wink So don't just automatically relate "Erotica" romance novel covers/images (implied topless/implied nude) with "Erotic" (Adult) images, which are ALWAYS nude or pornographic.

- There isn't any drastic difference between Sensual and Soft-Erotica - the poses can be exactly the same, but the expressions alone could look more aggressive, fingertips dug a little deeper into the skin showing more intensity, etc.

- A model I've booked and shot with 6 times now, $250 each shoot (5 of them being this year - and because she is so great and open to all styles up to Hard-Erotica; meaning we can shoot far more versatility in images). I texted her the next day thanking her for another GREAT shoot, and for always being open to shoot up to Hard-Erotica style images, and she responded saying "I didn't even know what we were shooting was Erotica. I thought it was all just hot & sexy!" And she doesn't do any adult or nude work at all.

(I know everyone wants to do Historical, but Historical is a 'genre', not a 'style' - the styles I just listed can all be shot within Historical image sets. So if you say you just want to shoot Historical... Ok, sure. We'll shoot Erotica Historical wink). * See below for a definition/description of each style.

5) Are you allergic to cats and/or dogs, and if so, will allergy medicine control your allergies? Note: I am not asking if you "love" animals or not, as most responses to this question is "I love animals". The questions is not "Do you like animals or not?" It is only if you are "allergic" to cats and/or dogs. Whether you love or hate animals does not change whether you are "allergic" to them or not wink


Both wearing clothes, looking sweet at each other, soft touches to each other.

Strongly embracing each other intimately, seductive expressions, shirts on, partially coming off, to implied topless.

Implied topless (implied nude for Hard-Erotica); over or under bed sheets, in the shower, hands on intimate body parts and/or implied to be - Images implying that the couple (the characters in the story) are most likely going to have sex...
- SOFT EROTICA: More of a "making love" look/feel
- HARD EROTICA: More of a "hot/steamy sex" look/feel
(and NO, Erotica does NOT mean porn/adult or that you are actually having sex during the shoot - If you think that from looking at my images... THANK YOU! I must do my job well! smile).

Lastly, please don't ask what style am I thinking about shooting with you, as I've just asked you which style you are willing to shoot up to, so we would shoot all styles up to the style you are willing to shoot up to, so you have the answer to that question, not me wink Every shoot I do, I shoot a range of all styles you're comfortable with, with all the genres/wardrobe we would shoot in, which is never a pre-determined thing. The genres/wardrobe all depends on your look, the wardrobe I have that works for you, as well as what you bring with you smile

Thank you smile
Jimmy Thomas - RNC
Jimmy Thomas Romance Novel "Hero" Video Montage
(this was made a few years ago, hence it noting only 2000 covers)
Website for my annual Romance Novel Convention in Las Vegas
Romance Novel Convention 2013 Promo Video

Seriously PR (TV pilot)
Hidden Camera Show (2x)
The Genius Club (with Stephen Baldwin & Tom Sizemore) - FBI SWAT
That Night - Featured
Forbidden Secrets - Security Guard

Big Bear Energy Drink
Rodeo Realty
The Encore Hotel (Las Vegas)
The Sleep Video
Doritos (Super Bowl XLIII spec)
Beverly Hills Rent-A-Car
NASCAR Nextel Cup Promo
Malibu Country Inn
Smoothie Sensation (Tony Little)
Continental Coin & Jewelry
Concert Performer (Gerard Joling)
Rotterdam News
Baja On The Beach Breezers
Baja Beach Club "Beach Boy/Girl" Contest
Are You Hot
Berman & Berman
The Today Show
Reno, Nevada Local News
Good Day Sacramento
Chiropractic Clinic
Tiffany's Hair Salon
Ab & Back Plus
Home Shopping Network

InD'tale Magazine (cover and inside - both over a dozen times)
Discount Magazine (cover)
Romantic Times (over a dozen)
In Touch Weekly
Max Sports and Fitness
Planet Muscle
Weekend Magazine (Netherlands)
American Health & Fitness (4x)
Exercise (4x)
Industry / se7en
Sport & Fitness (Netherlands)
Men's Exercise (3x)
Burn Fitness Guide 2001

Wellensteyn Clothing Company
TOUCH Sunglasses
Jeunique International Inc.
Interstate Leather

Gharibe Ashena (Afshin - Persian) Lead - The Love Interest
Gheysar (Daram Barat - Persian)  Ft. - Arresting Detective
Gheysar (Maryann - Persian) Lead - The Boyfriend
Rastin (Saghi - Persian) Lead - Head of Riot Police
Freddy (In Love - Persian) Lead - The Boyfriend
Arezoo (Nefrin - Persian) Lead - The Boyfriend
Ali Danial (Sunset - Persian) Lead - The Love Interest
Shohreh (Shabe Shekar - Persian) Lead - The Love Interest
Ebi (Sedam Kardi - Persian) - Lead - The Boyfriend
Bombshell Babies - Featured - Club Attendant

Hallmark - Get Well Greeting Card
Topco Sales
From Mexico With Love (Kuno Becker's body double)
From Paris With Love (John Travolta's body double)
Hallmark - Easter Greeting Card
Big Dog Sportswear
Brite Jewelry
Magna-RX +
Photo District News
Northside Hospital
Disney's Wedding Pavilion
Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
Wilbert Infant caskets
Sports Authority
Tommy Hilfiger / Dillard's / Disney

List on request

STOCK (Hundreds of shoots):
OLJ Studio
Tara Kearney
Getty Images
Ken Banks
Stock Agency
Rod1man Productions
Magic Light Productions
Impact Photography

Witch & Wizard
Instant Messenger
Fluke Networks Telco box
Video Interactive Cable box

Romance Novel Convention (RNC)
Copia, Xact & Cocoon (CES)
Eukanuba (AENC)
MedReviews (ACCP)
Intimate Organics (ANE - Adult Novelty Expo)
Romantic Times Convention (RT)
Event (Spartan Warrior)
Romantic Times Convention
Xact & Cocoon (CES)
Roche (ASH)
Neonode (CES)
XM Satellite Sportscaster (CES)
Fisher Investments
Shattered Union (GEN-CON)
Bank Of America
Rearden Commerce
E! & Bacardi
Reliant Interactive Media
Hot Knights (3x)
Sports Illustrated & Gatorade

Baja Beach Club Bachelor (winner)
Mr. Romance Novel Cover Model 2002 (finalist)
Hedonism III Best Body / Dance (finalist)

Casting Call
Apr 18, 2014 Latina-looking female, 18-30's, long-brunette, 5' to 5'-8" (Romance Novel Cover Shoot)
Apr 15, 2014 Caucasian female, 18-30's, long blonde/strawberry-blonde, 5' to 5'-8" (Romance Novel Cover Shoot)
Apr 15, 2014 Caucasian female, 18-30's, long brunette, 5' to 5'-8" (Romance Novel Cover Shoot)
Apr 15, 2014 Caucasian female, 18-30's, petite, medium-long, brunette, to 5'-6" (Romance Novel Cover Shoot)
Apr 15, 2014 Caucasian female, 18-30's, short, athletic, short-medium brunette (Romance Novel Cover Shoot)
Apr 5, 2014 Caucasian female, 18-30's, long (see casting) hair, 5' to 5'-8" (Romance Novel Cover Shoot)


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