That over the shoulder come hither smoulder look

June 20, 2012

Double treat today. Is there a name for this over the shoulder come hither smoulder look that is on both of these covers? I will have to investigate if I have any more examples of this on other book covers.

Blue Hussar by Roger Nimier

Back cover of Blue Hussar by Roger Nimier

Also, due to this cover I keep thinking that this book is called the Blue Hussy.

Loose Change by Sara Davidson

Back cover of Loose Change by Sara Davidson

 


Monster of a book

June 14, 2012

So, what else do I have on my book shelf that I bought with no intention of reading. How about this one? I think keeping the original price tag on it just adds to the charm of this item.

Demon Samurai by Clay Grant

back cover of Demon Samurai by Clay Grant


Woman meets man

May 16, 2012

 

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Following on from the romance covers we looked at last week, here is a book about a woman looking for a man.


Bring back the romance

May 11, 2012

I am sorry. I have neglected you. Can you ever forgive me?

Perhaps a whole bunch of book covers will convince you of my sincerity and I will try to make it up to you and blog more regularly. Please understand; it’s not you, it’s me. I lead a busy life. No, I am not seeing anyone else. Sure, there are the other blogs in my life such as Barchivists and also Dead BBQs but they mean nothing to me. Really.

Here, I brought you these some romance covers. To try and put some spark back into our online lives.

weekend honeymoon

A Terrible Choice

Back cover of A Terrible Choice

The back cover of A Terrible Choice features an advertisement for Wedding rings. A terrible choice indeed of which romance book to use for this product.

Remember without wanting

Back cover of Remember without wanting

Back cover of Remember Without Wanting features some other great romance titles.

secret studio


Modesty Prevails

December 7, 2011

I’m back, and let’s continue where we left off with another Girls and Guns cover. Today, we have Modesty Blaise.

Impossible Virgin by Peter O'Donnell

I think the publishers chose a model with a striking likeness to the comic stip character. Whatever you may think of Modesty Blaise I feel you have to give credit to Peter O’Donnell. Not only did he create the character but he wrote the comic strip and numerous novels for decades.

Shall we turn to the back cover to see adventure Modesty is in for in this book? 

Back cover of Impossible Virgin by Peter O'Donnell

I can’t really tell you what the story is about based on the back cover blurb other than that it is set in Africa and has killers and gorillas. I feel the New York Times says it best though when they point out that this novel has it all, including medicine.


Got Gun? Fur Sure!

October 26, 2011

Girls with Guns continues on. James Hadley Chase, a prolific thriller writer of the 20th Century provides todays book. Publishers the world over seem to think that thrillers are made more thrilling by including a scantily clad woman on the cover. Give her a gun though and you have sex and violence. And if she is a cold blooded killer at least she is warm with that fur coat on.

 

But A Short Time To Live by James Hadley Chase

I do love the interaction on this cover between the model and the authors name. Are you checking out her legs or checking the spelling of Hadley?

But A Short Time To Live by James Hadley Chase back cover blurb


Reload of Girls with Guns

October 19, 2011

Another dose of girls with guns this week.

 

 

Touch and Go by Keith Hetherington

What a great swimsuit with the lightning bolt! However the best is yet to come. Check out the small print on the back cover.

Touch and Go by Keith Hetherington back cover

This is not just some novel. This is a novelisation of a movie, and an Australian movie at that, partly funded by the Qld Film Corp and the AFC. It gets a brief mention at the Internet Movie Database.