Recently, Huffington Post had an article in the Books section about book covers. Before e-readers some people were embarrassed to pull out their romance novels with their half-naked man and woman gracing the front. With e-readers people no longer have to deal with this.
But one thing I loved about those covers was how tacky, horrible and every other negative reaction they caused but they also caused laughs. I have more than a few that are just horrible. Some of the worst is where the hero is dark haired but on the cover is the blond Viking god. Most of the eighties cover could induce vomiting but the whole decade was pretty bad. Though I have photographic proof that I was a trend slave.
|Fabio in his Romance Cover Fabulousness|
One good thing is no matter how distasteful and tacky the covers are, they are entertaining and inside those flaps exist some great romantic tales. And that’s all a reader wants.
So if you have a few horrible covers, please share.