Wednesday, April 23, 2008

I Am Sensing a Theme Here...










I am on the fence whether I find these covers sexy... or not.

Katiebabs (KB)

24 comments:

MaryKate said...

Huh. Count me in the "oh hell no" category.

Listen, I'm proud to be a romance reader, and I'm more than happy to talk to any-freakin'-one who wants to engage me in the "chick porn" discussion. But damn, do we have to have these kinds of covers? Not hot. Embarrassing. I don't really even like the topless men ones.

Of course, I'm sure there's all kinds of research that says these sell better. I just...don't like them.

Katie(babs) said...

All the guys on these covers have a thing for kissing certain body parts. If it isn't the no headed naked abs man it is this.
Can you guess which publisher all four of these books are under? :)

MaryKate said...

Also, "Going Down" with man headed there. Really? Why not just call it "eating at the snack bar?"

Ugh.

Katie(babs) said...

MK I love you!!! LMFAO :D

Sarai said...

I don't know if I was reading in private and the man actually did that in the freakin book it might be sexy but usually the covers have NOTHING to do with the story or they don't even match the h/h physical descriptions I mean give me something...

Tracy said...

OMG Marykate ROFLMAO!! That's hilarious!

I guess I don't really look at covers anymore unless someone points them out. The covers don't tend to sway me one way or the other. And Sarai's right - very few have physical descriptions that match the characters - kinda disappointing.

lisabea said...

pornie

Katie(babs) said...

After seeing the covers for Nicolas, Raine, Lord of the Deep and my absolute favorite- Big Spankable Asses, I have become quite immune.
How much more T&A can they show before a book like that is in the plastic wrap along with the Playboy and Hustler magazines?

Katie(babs) said...

LB: I so lurve you also :D

lisabea said...

Just, please, none of those multi, er, shlonged aliens nekkid. Or clothed, really.

Katie(babs) said...

Shlonged aliens nekkid? What book are you reading now?
I have this visual of Yoda on a romance cover clutching Leia as his robe is falling off...

lisabea said...

I'm soooo not reading those books. Oh. You know which ones.

Misty G said...

I'm not liking the first two, but I like the second two.

azteclady said...

meh.

Yeah, not quite romantic. Sexy? Meh.

Kristie (J) said...

OK - Going Down is WAY over the top for me *laughing* pretty much self-explanatory isn't it between cover and title? Dark Master - again too much for me. The other ones - maybe or then again maybe not *g* Although I will say there is certainly a part of me that wouldn't have minded being the the one with the male cover model for a few minutes.

Katie(babs) said...

Between these covers and Harlequin's looney titles, will the madness ever stop?

Going Down is renamed "Eating at the Snack Bar" per Mary Kate :D

MaryKate said...

LOL. Yes well...not an expression I think my mother would be proud of, but hell, I don't have to tell her everything, right?

Carolyn Jean said...

Eating at the snack bar - hilarious. I wonder how that would sell.

Going down, with a title like that, I'd rather have something left to my imagination. Dark Master, too. In fact, I think my imagination could do better than those cover images.

Yeah, I suppose they do sell. What's up with the argument that women aren't as visual as men, sex-wise? I think these covers sort of fly in the face of that.

LorelieLong said...

I have a friend who would buy all three of those based on the covers as long as the blurb didn't immediately turn her off.

In fact, she bought Raine on such a basis. And then expected me to read it also.

Anonymous said...

very hot indeed

nath said...

Definitively not my style :P

Katie(babs) said...

I actually read Dark Hunter. It's not a bad read. Pretty interesting and sexy. Much like an Elloras Cave read, which I believe Tawny is an author for.

I still can't get that Snack Bar comment out of my mind. LOL

MaryKate said...

LOL! It's a new pick-up line for us to use, Kate.

"Hi, wanna step up to the snack bar, big fella?"

SNORT. This could be why I'm still single.

Kwana said...

Yep. There's a trend here. They are a bit much for me. They can me a little tamer for easy train reading. I agree quite a few seem to be heading south which is surely a selling point:)