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Your Favorite Book Cover Ever?
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Hopeless_Romantic



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:29 pm    Post subject: Your Favorite Book Cover Ever? Reply with quote

This question has been on my mind for a while [since I finally realized I actually have a favorite book cover] and it kind of goes along with the "Buying romances for aesthetic reasons?" thread.

We often talk about favorite books, authors, plots, genres, etc. but DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE BOOK COVER - unconnected to the story itself?

Even though Harlequin photo covers of young hunks is almost always pleasing Laughing I love the drawn covers on vintage books. Here is my all-time favorite book cover:



Ironically, the cover of the very next book this author wrote has a couple that looks very much like the one on this cover - they look like the same models to me. Very Happy



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What is your favorite book cover?


P.S. www.fictiondb.com almost always has a picture of the book cover, in addition to synopsis, even vintage books; and often has one of each cover version.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me, it's still from the The Duchess of Fifth Avenue by Ruth Ryan Langan in 2006.

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lor



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My very favourite cover. The image does match the description of the hero, Joe Mackenzie, in the book.



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KataO



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How do I add the picture here? I tried to copy and paste it, but it didn't work.
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Linda in sw va



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would have bought this for the cover alone but the book was excellent!


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library addict



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love many of the SIM covers from the early 90s. Two of my favorites are

Without Price by Dee Holmes:


and

Run to the Moon by Sandy Steen:


I also really like the Carina cover of Shannon Stacey's Exclusively Yours:
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library addict



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KataO wrote:
How do I add the picture here? I tried to copy and paste it, but it didn't work.

Kata, I downloaded the images and then put them in my photobucket account. You need to use tags: [img]name of photo[/img]

(I'm not sure what AARs policy is regarding hotlinking and was too lazy to read the terms of service.)
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KataO



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you library addict for your advice, but this is this the only way I managed to do it. Crying or Very sad

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/f/charlotte-featherstone/lust.htm

My favorite cover... and this is also how I imagined "Charming" Mickey in Elizabeth Hoyt's Scandalous Desires.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My favorite is the hardback cover for Sarah Addison Allen's Sugar Queen. I think all of her covers are really nice.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/0553805495/ref=rdr_ext_tmb

In general I think covers are getting better and better these days.
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Kayne



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My fav covers are Lord of Fire and Lord of Ice by Gaelen Foley. I don't have the images but they are at Amazon. They are pictures of estates.
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xina



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nicole wrote:
My favorite is the hardback cover for Sarah Addison Allen's Sugar Queen. I think all of her covers are really nice.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/0553805495/ref=rdr_ext_tmb

In general I think covers are getting better and better these days.



I don't. I think they are staying the same, but with more color. The cover of Sugar Queen is gorgeous. Romance novel covers, generally are not that tasteful. There is improvement to be made, but I'm not holding my breath.
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PWNN



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the hand drawn covers, especially those like the 1950s-60s Mary Stewarts



And those by Francis Marhsall for Barabra Cartland (who I don't read)

http://todaysinspiration.blogspot.com/2009/09/francis-marshall-lessons-in-love.htm


A classic for a classic



Patricia McKillip covers



I already owned a copy, the dress doesn't fit the title or character but I bought the new edition anyway



Gorgeous atmospheric cover (for a great book) in a genre with a lot of shlock covers


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autumn



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a sucker for a good looking guy on the cover.

I've not even read this book but the cover is just wow.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Infernal-Devices-Clockwork-Angel/dp/140632132X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1321971492&sr=8-1

Again, not a romance, but this cover made me fall in love with Jack Absolute, and the book's great too.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Blooding-Jack-Absolute-C-C-Humphreys/dp/0752865277/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1321972081&sr=1-2
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Eggletina



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not my favorite cover, ever, but I do remember picking up Maria Snyder's Poision Study because the original cover intrigued me:
http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/s/maria-v-snyder/poison-study.htm
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Susan/DC



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the cover of the most recent Charlotte Featherstone a lot; it's historically accurate and manages to be extremely sensual while keeping both hero and heroine fully clothed. At the other end of the genre spectrum, Deanne Gist almost always gets good covers.

http://www.amazon.com/Passion-Brethren-Guardians-Charlotte-Featherstone/dp/0373776179/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1322016403&sr=1-1

http://www.deeannegist.com/bookstore.php?bookname=bride

http://www.deeannegist.com/bookstore.php
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