The perils of using stock photographs for a book cover! My publisher almost always hires a model, rents costumes, and pays for a photo-shoot, but on Against the Tide they used stock photos. It costs a fortune to buy the exclusive rights to a stock photo image, so this is why you occasionally see the same model showing up in numerous pages. I expect I’ll see more of this lady over time, as there really is something oddly mysterious about her. Should you ever spot her anywhere else, please beam me an image!
Ironically, it is my favorite cover of all my novels.