Crazy About Mike!

L.P. Dover, Kimberly Knight, and Lisa Suzanne all recently published romance novels with model Mike Chabot on the cover, and we had the chance to talk books and photos with the cover model himself. Read on for more about each of these books, a special giveaway where you could win all three books in paperback, and our interview with Mike, the man who plays rock star Mark Ashton in one book, police officer Seth McKenna in another, and Ian Chandler, FBI agent in the third.

(A Little Like Destiny Book One)
by Lisa Suzanne
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Reserved and responsible Reese Brady refuses to miss her chance with bad boy rock star Mark Ashton. After one steamy night, she's convinced the emotional connection they shared was just a figment of her imagination. After all, he’s a womanizer whose affairs are highly publicized.

Reese strives to leave that night behind her after a handsome business mogul asks her to dinner. Her relationship with Brian Fox quickly escalates into something meaningful, but Reese never expects the secret that emerges when he finally invites her to his penthouse.

She fell in love with a rock star the last time she was there. How could she know she’d fall in love with his brother next?

(Saddles and Racks Book 3)
by Kimberly Knight
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Young love is just the beginning …

Seth McKenna had wanted to be a police officer for as long as he could remember. Protecting people was in his DNA, especially when it came to his two best friends, Joselyn and Catherine. From the moment he laid eyes on Cat, he knew she’d be his one day. 

Until one night when everything changed …

It’s rare to find the one you’re meant to be with, especially when you’re only twelve, but when Catherine Stone laid eyes on Seth, she knew it was love. He was always looking out for her during the summers they spent together, keeping other boys in line and just making her laugh. She knew that Seth was supposed to be her forever. 

Until one night when heartache became inevitable ...

Many years later, Cat and Seth are forced to come face to face when Joss is getting married to the love of her life. Just when everything seems to be going back to the way it was meant to be, the devil has other plans for them, and Seth will be forced to break a few rules to win Cat back ...

Because he won’t give her up this time.

by L.P. Dover
Genre: New Adult

When someone asks what I do for a living, I answer it plain and simple . . . I’m a hunter. I hunt the dregs of society and I’m very damn good at it.

I’m Ian Chandler, FBI agent and a member of the Circle of Justice, an organization of justice seeking vigilantes. My mission is to solve a string of ‘accidental’ hiking deaths occurring around my Wyoming town. When Grace Myers –a woman who’s been missing for days –shows up on my land, it turns out she’s the key to it all. Someone is hunting her, and I make it my duty to keep her safe. 

However, the deeper I get into the case, the more dangerous it becomes; especially, now that I’ve fallen for the woman I have to protect. If hunting is the game, I won’t fail. I always hit my mark.

Enter to win signed paperbacks of A Little Like Destiny by Lisa Suzanne, Aim by L.P. Dover and Champagne and Handcuffs by Kimberly Knight! 

The one and only Mike Chabot sat down with us for an exclusive interview. Have you heard his accent? If not, follow him on Instagram because he’s lovely to listen to!

5. Middle Name: Christopher
4. How to Pronounce Your Last Name: Sha-bot
3. Favorite TV Show: Suits or Power
2. Current Favorite Song: That’s a good question … I think Strip that Down for Me is a good one right now
1. Guilty Pleasure: Watching TV shows or cheating with any food

How did you break into the world of cover modeling? 
I just started. I just started to do more and more shoots with more and more girls and showing my face out there. That was probably how I did it, and shooting with many photographers, that would be the easiest way.

Do you own/read the books you’ve been on the cover of? 
Yes, I do own a lot of books that I’ve been a cover model on. I love to have them at my place. I do a little collection so it’s always nice.

How many book covers have you been on? 
So far I’ve been on I think close to 160 books. They’re not all released, but I’ve sold probably 160 pictures.

Does your girlfriend read romance books, and if she does, has she ever read the ones you’ve been on the cover of? 
I don’t have a girlfriend. My ex did a few cover shots with me, but we’re not together anymore and she didn’t read romance books.

What does your family think about you being on romance book covers? 
They don’t think much about it. They find it’s pretty cool. My mom likes to see the books. She likes to have copies of them.

Have you ever been on a book cover where the content of the book surprised you? 
To be honest, I don’t know, I did so many covers and I don’t read the books. I’m super super busy and I’m not a super big reader, so I would probably say no because I don’t read books to be honest.

If you weren't a model, what would you be? 
If I wouldn’t be a model, I would be an actor, and actually that’s what I want to become. I really love TV and I watch tons of movies and tons of TV shows. If I could play one, I’d like to co-star with someone like the Rock or any big actor like Brad Pitt, Robert Downy Jr., Mark Wahlberg ... there’s tons of good actors. That would be cool.

Tell us about the meaning behind some of your tattoos. 
All of my tattoos mean something specific. Either it means women, sensuality, sexuality, some phrases that are key to me in life, like I got a boat that is tattooed in my arms which means the captain of my fate, the master of my soul, so basically captain goes with the ship. I got two Japanese tattoos, one on both of my hands which mean renewal of life so every time that something dies like a relationship or anything it’s to be reborn in something else. There’s another one which is protection. I have kings of gods, so Zeus, which is pretty cool. All my tattoos mean something for me. I’m getting Buddha tattooed right now, it’s for spirituality. Tons of other meaning, but the big one would be that one.

How long have you been a personal trainer/model? 
I’ve been a personal trainer since ... years. Model probably four years, really focusing into modeling in the last year. Book covers I did for three years. Real model, not even a year that I decided I wanted to go full model instead of fitness model.

What made you decide to get into fitness?

Click the play button below to listen to Mike's answer!

What was the most challenging shoot you've done? 
The most challenging shoot I’ve done was probably my calendar. My calendar was dope. It was 12 … 14… no, 16 pictures that we shot with Alfie. We traveled all California for it, but we had two weeks to do it so it meant that we worked every single day traveling to the destination, taking the picture, editing the picture, finding what we wanted to shoot because we were improvising. Fuck, it was crazy, and at the same time we were partying and enjoying life, so it was terrible, it was challenging as fuck.

How often do you travel for work? 
In the last two years I’ve probably traveled over twenty times, most of the time it’s for work. I love traveling. I’m always traveling to either build content, learn new stuff, meet new people, do connections. Travel is life. It’s one of the only things you can spend your money on that you’re actually investing in yourself ‘cause you see the world and you see more and you think different when you come back. You’re not thinking like everyone that didn’t travel.

What is your favorite place you've gone for a photo shoot? 
California so far. It was amazing. I really loved Thailand, Malaysia. Dubai was nice, but it wasn’t for a shoot. Actually it was a little bit, but more for pleasure. I would say Dubai was cool, but California is hard to beat, such a nice place.

How do you handle attention from strangers?
I try to answer almost everyone. It’s super hard so sometimes I skip people. It’s not that I’m mean, I get tons of messages. It’s always cool to have attention and to impact people’s lives, that’s more what I like. I wouldn’t say having attention out of people but impacting their life and I try to be a positive impact. If someone is giving me their attention it’s because I impacted their life and motivated them and inspired them so I’m like fuck I’m just gonna give them an answer. Of course some people go way too far or ask too much attention.

Has fitness and modeling always been a dream for you or did it just happen?
I would say yes and no. My main focus in life is to do what I love when I want it as much as I want it and I wanted a job where I would be able to travel the world while making money and improving myself. I think I found what I want to do with fitness and modeling online and personal training too.

What commercial work or ad campaigns have you been part of?
I did LA Fashion Magazine, I did Pump, I did Esthetic Revolution in Mexico, I did a few campaigns on Instagram. I’ve done a lot of stuff.

Thanks for taking the time to talk with us, Mike! We’re happy to be three authors of the 160 covers you’ve graced the covers of!


Lisa Suzanne is a romance author who resides in Arizona with her husband and baby boy. She’s a former high school English teacher and college composition instructor. When she's not cuddling baby Mason, she can be found working on her latest book or watching reruns of Friends.  

Kimberly Knight is a USA Today Bestselling Author that lives in the mountains near a lake with her loving husband and spoiled cat, Precious. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her favorite reality TV shows, watching the San Francisco Giants win World Series and the San Jose Sharks kick butt. She's also a two time desmoid tumor/cancer fighter that's made her stronger and an inspiration to her fans. Now that she lives near a lake, she plans on working on her tan and doing more outdoor stuff like watching hot guys waterski. However, the bulk of her time is dedicated to writing and reading romance and erotic fiction.

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries. 

Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can't forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols. 

Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written countless novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, the Armed and Dangerous series, the Royal Shifters series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae. 

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