Friday, July 3, 2009

Cover Appeal

It's not often that a romance cover does much for me. Usually I'm happy if it doesn't make me cringe or feel that I might be violating some kind of HR policy if I leave it on my desk at work. Here's an exception though:

I recently signed up for Dorchester's romance newsletter, and this cover really caught my eye. I went cruising Dorchester's site and the author's, trying to find a larger pic. That model... in a world of cut-off heads, oiled naked pecs, and stony profiles glaring into the distance, there's something almost heart-stopping about this fully-dressed fellow, leveling a look right at me, with an expression that seems be inviting me into adventure, with a lurking glimmer of humor... whew, is it warm in here? I'm not familiar with Louise Allen, but I can assure you, I soon will be. There's a very promising exerpt available which only made me want him more... um, I mean, want the book more.

Yeah. That's what I meant.


Stacy~ said...

You bring up a good point. Just look at how much you got from this cover w/o a half nekkid headless cover model. Rather refreshing to see this, and yeah, very eye-catching.

Off to go read the that the title has intrigued me as well ;)

Phyl said...

That's really a lovely cover, you're right. And I smiled when you mentioned the hint of humour, because that was almost the first thing I noticed too. Wouldn't it be great if these publishers recognized how utterly sexy a fully-clad man (and woman!!) can actually be??

Anonymous said...

You're right about the cover. I hope the book is as promising- I'm looking forward to your review.
Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

I really like this cover. I have a romance novel cover addiction, I'm not going to lie. It's not half naked men that catch my eye however. The best covers are usually elegant. This one is especially eye catching.

Louise Allen said...

I am so glad you all like the cover - I love the three Harlequin have done for my Ravenhurst novels this year - sexy, elegant and a touch of humour does it for me every time too.

Mandi said...

Very classy..I like the excerpt too:)

Rueyn. said...

I confess to sometimes buying new authors' book based solely on the cover, so like you I will be giving this one a shot!

Carolyn Crane said...

Here here! Let's have more covers like that!!!


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