Sam Bond (Jovan) interview

Although Jovan is a figment of my imagination (I can’t tell you how bad that hurts to write!), while choosing cover images, I saw this one, gave a little girlie scream and yelled, “HE IS JOVAN!”

Actually, he’s not.

When I found out who the model was, I tracked him down via Sandy at

The Reading Cafe to get an interview.

Meet Sam Bond.

Not only is this guy incredibly good looking, but he sounds like an absolute sweetheart. When I first emailed him about an interview, he and his girlfriend had just adopted two kittens, and he was almost gushing about how cute they were.

Do you remember the show Gladiator? It was one of my favorites. Sam was Atlas.

Obviously, the guy is a fitness fanatic, and absolutely drug-free, which seems to be hard to find in these days.

Sam was kind enough to answer a few questions for me, so on to the interview …

 Which do you like better: Modelling or being a Gladiator? Why? 

Tough I did bits of everything, I never really considered myself a model, actor or presenter or anything like that really. It was just a chapter in my life where I was having a lot of fun. Doing the Gladiators show was absolutely terrific; you can’t buy experiences like being a Gladiator. I feel very privileged to have been involved. I’d say certainly that chapter has been over for a couple of years now but truth be told I’m training very hard and plan to train even harder next year to get back into shape. It’s my hope that I can start a new chapter and do some more fun stuff like that. TV commercials as an example.

(Note from Carly:  Um..back into shape??? Oh, my.)


If you could have the perfect date night, what would it be?

I would have loved my girlfriend to turn up on a motorbike one sunny afternoon and us both have ridden out to the cinema to watch a Marvel Action hero film. This would naturally have been followed by good food, good wine and good times.


 If you were to survive the zombie apocalypse with five other people, who would they be and why?

I love this kind of question. I’m going to have to make the assumption that they have to be alive today since we’re “survived”. I’ll choose famous people for the most part too otherwise it’s just not fun.

1 – My girlfriend Emily, as life without her would be less interesting and nowhere near as fun

2 – Jamie Oliver, a UK celebrity chef. We’re going to need to learn how to cook with what we’re left with
3 – Dara O’Briain, a UK stand up comic. We’re going to need to laugh at more than my poor “Dad jokes” and he’s a fairly smart man too so it makes good sense
4 – Arnold Schwarzenegger. I’d love to meet him (how predictable) and this might be a good opportunity to spend some time meeting an idol
5 – Stephen Fry, another UK TV personality and an extremely funny man. Let’s face it, with 5 of us we’re not going to last long so why fight it? Let’s go out laughing.

(Note from Carly – He’s totally going to kick ass during the apocalypse!)

Have you ever read any of the books where you are featured on a cover?

I haven’t no. I keep promising myself that I will as I have a few at home but I just haven’t got round to really getting stuck into one.

Describe a day in the life of Sam Bond.

This is always changing so I can only give you a snapshot. It’s not very fancy but I’m a creature of habit and really happy right now. Today I awoke to a bang and a thud. Em and I bought two kittens a couple of weeks ago and they’re absolute terrors. They’re incredibly cute though. I get up, get ready for work, play with the kittens for a few moments, then off to work. I do a standard day’s office work. I head straight to the gym, lift some heavy metal then return home. I eat as much as I can place my hands on then sit with Em and the cats generally playing around and having some laughs. At some point during the evening I’ll need to tidy up the Christmas tree which the cats will have inevitably destroyed in our absence.

Many thanks to Sam for giving me permission to use these photos for this post!

See? I told you. A sweetheart. 🙂

I wish Sam much success in his career, no matter what path he chooses, and I hope to see his image on many covers in the future!

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To find out more about Sam, go HERE

Celebrating Independence Day Blog Hop

Thank you for stopping by for the Celebrating Independence Day Blog Hop! 

I’m doing something I haven’t done before.  I’m giving away two ebooks, but I’m also giving away a copy of REBORN, the third installment of the Six Savior Series which will be released at the end of July.  If you are interested in winning that, you need to leave a comment and tell me so, and please remember that you will not receive the ebook until the end of July.

Please go ahead and click the picture for a description and excerpt of the book, and then enter below.

Have a safe and wonderful 4th of July, and to get to all the other authors and bloggers who are participating, please just hit the picture above!


Book 1 of the Six Saviors Series

Book 1 of the Dark Forces Series

Third book in the Six Saviors Series – to be released at the end of July

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Reborn200x300Warrior Hudson from the Six Saviors seems to have it all – good looks, fine clothing, expensive jewelry and women just waiting for their turn to sleep with him.  But, what he safely keeps hidden from the world is the terrible pain he’s suffered for many years. As he fights his internal demons, he joins his fellow Warriors in waging war on the evil from their planet that has been let loose on Earth. 

 Beverly Devlone was a highly respected doctor, until tragedy hit her and a drug addiction destroyed her career and reputation. As a lonely woman fresh out of rehab, she’s now uncertain of her place in the world, what her purpose is, and where she belongs.

 When an explosive event brings Hudson and Beverly together, the instant attraction between them cannot be ignored.  As the two grow closer and share secrets, they help each other heal from the shackles of their pasts. 

But true happiness eludes them when they are forced to go their separate ways, until Beverly returns with an admission that will rock the very fabric of Hudson’s world.


4 STARS: The Reading Cafe:  REBORN is another wonderful storyline in Carly Fall’s Six Savior series. Hudson is a man lost in a world of self-doubt and pain, and it will take the love of a beautiful woman with some demons of her own, to bring him back to life. Hudson’s denial of the possibility of ever loving again, bleeds a self-fulfilling prophecy, when he doesn’t allow himself the freedom to find happiness. For full review:

5 STARS: The Romance Writer’s Reads: I love a story about two broken people somehow finding their way together. Neither were perfect people, yet both were able to find in each other everything that they’d been missing. Each were tested as well, and both passed with flying colors, which showed true character development. For full review:

5 STARS: A reader: I absolutely love Carly Fall’s Six Savior Series. Her newest one, Reborn, does not dissapoint. Hudson finds himself in his own piece of hell, ready to give up on it all. Beverly is trying to find her way through. After events throw them together, they both help each other through their darkness and into a new and brighter beginning.

5 Couples: Confessions of a Romaholic: I love seeing the theme of pain and healing handled competently by author Carly Fall. She doesn’t make it feel that the characters are at fault for their decisions and behaviours. I‘m enjoying this series a lot and can’t wait to see where the next book will take us. 5 couples. For full review:

More reviews can be seen on Amazon


He gingerly lifted his torso off the bed to a sitting position and threw his legs over the side, letting out a few ripe curses and began to breathe heavily. Concentrating on staying horizontal, he didn’t hear Bev come into the room.

“Hudson!” she said, rushing over to him. He looked up as she made her way from the bathroom to him, and he forgot about his pain for a moment. He actually forgot about everything, because he was simply struck stupid by what he was seeing.

Bev had wrapped her hair in a black towel, and his black silk robe was wrapped around her body. The damn thing swirled around her, far too big, but revealing enough to show the outline of taunt breasts and a small waist without much in the hips department. With every confident step she took, he thought he was going to get a glimpse of a thigh, but it never emerged. The black made her unmarked porcelain skin stand out. Her cheeks were pink from the heat of the shower. If he had thought she was pretty before…well, now she simply took his breath away.

“Are you okay? Are you going to be sick again?”

She sat down next to him and put her hand on his back. It was cool on his skin, but it might as well have been a hot branding iron.

Their eyes locked.

Just like at the bar, her piercing green stare saw through the charade he had carefully constructed, and she knew the lies he had told.

He studied her face. Goddammit, she was what they described as a classic beauty. Smooth porcelain skin. High cheekbones. Full lips. There wasn’t a flaw anywhere on her face that he could see. She sat with her back ramrod straight, her shoulders pushed back, her chin lifted. He was reminded of pictures of royalty, except they all tended to look like they had a broomstick stuck up their asses and attached to their spines. For Beverly, the way she carried herself was natural.

Women like her had never held an interest for him. He always went for the ones with a bit of a hard edge. The party girls. Hell, he’d been with hookers many, many times. He had always felt that women like Beverly deserved more than he could offer. The others were simply looking for a body or to get paid. Of course, he would love nothing more than to have such a woman, but all he could give her would be a night of nothing but fucking, maybe some cuffs or a blindfold to fulfill an erotic fantasy. He didn’t have much else. Perhaps an omelet in the morning, but there wasn’t much more to the what-can-Hudson-give-a-woman list.

However, as Beverly stared him down, he felt the electric sexual attraction between them, a force onto itself. She wanted him, and he knew he wanted her as he speculated about what was going on in his boxers, which was pretty messed up considering he could barely move.

He thought about his bloody, swollen lip and how much he wanted to kiss her. Maybe, just maybe after Cohen got back, he would…

No, he didn’t want this.

But maybe he did.

But then her hand came up and gently touched the side of his face, her fingers tracing through his hair.

This was some kind of fucked-up spell. He actually wondered if she was a witch. Why couldn’t he look away? Why couldn’t he disengage from this…thing passing between them?

A loud knock on the door had her flying off the bed to the middle of the room, and he felt himself exhale. He took a deep breath and rubbed his hand over his face.

“What?” he bit out.


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Shameless Summer Blog Hop

red hot booksThank you for stopping  by for the Shameless Summer Giveaway Hop!   I’d like to thank Jen at Red Hot Books, Brie at Romance Around the Corner and Michelle at Michelle’s Book Blog for hosting the hop.

Today I’m giving away one ebook of each of my titles.  Click on the pictures for excerpts, pick your poison and enter to win below.

Book 1 of the  Six Saviors Series

Book 2 of the Six Saviors Series

Book 1 of the Dark Forces Series

Book 2 of the Dark Forces Series

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