When I was writing All Hallows Blood, I had an image of Varick in my head, but he wasn't based on anyone. Unlike Maksim in my current work (who looks like Orlando Bloom), Varick was just himself. Tall, gorgeous, Aryan, I love my Varick.
And when we were making my cover, I despaired ever finding someone who looked like him.
My sister-in-law was going through another author's collection of hot guys, and found Heiko Wittek. German model, and fucking GORGEOUS. And when he's doing some intense look, he looks just like my vampire.
Finally got around to painting him. Used Heiko as my model for Varick. I like how his eyes turned out. They were nice, because Varick's got sapphire eyes, and Heiko has awesome steel blue. (My mom had the same color. She's where my German genes come from.)
So, there's this. Vampire goodness.