scarabattoli said: It has everything. Twilight reference, man beef acting like a little scared girl, implied non-human snoo snoo (“new species”) and what seems to be bad photoshopped long hair.
In fairness (I do try to be fair), it’s not actually a Twilight reference. That’s just the name of an Ellora’s Cave line. They also have Exotica, Moderne, Spectrum, Presents, Blush, and Aeon, among others.
scarabattoli said: It’s just me or the tattoos looks like bad photoshops?
It’s not just you — I’m CERTAIN they are.
When tattoos are on book covers like this, it’s generally because the character has tattoos . Since the odds of finding a model with the same kinds (especially when they’re usually really crappy tattoo ideas) is all but non-existent, the artist pastes tattoos onto them on the cover.
We have yet to see a good cover-model tattoo, to be honest. They ALL look photoshopped, or they look drawn on with marker. I wish artists would stop doing this and authors would stop requesting them!
scarabattoli said: Real love can defeat gravity and anatomy. Also, they are on doing it on the beach yet nobody is wet or covered in sand.
Of course they’re not covered in sand — they’re not actually, you know, lying down. :-P
This is actually not the current cover. It’s what shows up on Amazon and the icon on my Kindle, but the cover itself looks different now. It’s a much better cover. We might have felt a little guilty about that except for the fact that every time I scroll through my books, I see these magically floating people.
scarabattoli said: What always amazes me of bad romance covers is that men with long flowing hair are always hit in the face by wind. It must be annoying.
And really, where is this wind coming from? It only seems to hit one person. And if it does hit two, their hair always goes in different directions. It’s like two freak windstorms strategically located in close proximity, with winds moving in opposite directions.
elizabethplaid said: If it makes you feel any better, I hear the “Lords of Satyr” series has guys with multiple dicks… in addition to being, like, satyrs or something. (I didn’t get past the free preview.)
This does not surprise me. Between Bigfoot and Dinosaurs and weredolphins, there’s really just about something for everything. And as the reddit AMA showed, a guy with two dicks holds a hell of a lot of interest.
The last four of my parents’ seven kids were born at home (including me as the 6th). My parents were active marijuana users, but for the first 3 home births other people were present, so there wasn’t any smoking going on.
For the 4th and final home birth, it was just my parents, a 45 minute labor, and a couple of joints.
My little brother came out, to a haze of pot smoke, and a quiet, calm demeanor. He was called “mellow baby.” He barely cried as a baby. Was always very relaxed and calm. Still that way now, as a 30 something with kids of his own.
Anyway, they either look doped up or they look evil. Or maybe both.
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elizabethplaid said: I miss the days of cheesy illustrations instead of mere bad photoshop jobs.
The bad photoshop covers ARE a bit disappointing most of the time. Disappointing in that, they’re bad, but they’re bad in a “they barely even look like people” way. As opposed to old-skool style covers, where everything’s so dramatic and sweeping and floral.
scarabattoli said: You know what’s really sad? The picture of the tiger is the first image that came up with Google search.
There are 2 other covers. This one,
Where at first glance it still looks like he has a flat-top. But at least you can see what that dark-gray thing behind the tiger is supposed to be. Whereas in the cover from Amazon, it’s just BADLY edited.
And somewhere (I found it the other night, but can’t now for some reason) there is one with a very nice blue cover that has a beautiful BLUE background, and is edited well, and it doesn’t look like the tiger has extra hair at all.