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The Good, the Bad and the Are-You-Kidding-Me?

Welcome to our bi-weekly rendez-vous of The Good, the Bad and the Are-You-Kidding-Me?, where it’s safe to talk about the covers you love, hate or just don’t care one way or the other about. Just remember, we’re only talking about the covers and not judging the content of the books! Since I’m always pestering Susi about my Historical Romances, I thought we could take a look at what 2013 has in store for us in this genre. Historical Romance is not an easy genre for originality. Most of the time you get the same elements on these covers, same decor, same dresses (or same open shirt flowing in the wind *wink*). But even within these strict codes, a few covers are succeeding in catching my eyes. So let the judging begin! As you will see, Susi and I mostly disagree on these covers

Caro: I think the first thing …

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The Good, the Bad and the Are-You-Kidding-Me?

Happy New Year! Welcome to the first 2013 edition of The Good, the Bad and the Are-You-Kidding-Me? Now that 2012 is behind us it’s time to take a look at what 2013 has in store for us. We’ve decided to begin with the PNR/Fantasy/UF genre and what a spread we have for you! 

So grab a drink, step in the Delorean get ready for our journey through 2013!

 

Susi: I’m currently on the first Night Prince novel and I really can’t wait to get my fingers on this one. i do like how he looks even though it is a bit tacky. His stubble is awesome. *g* Love the man boobs.

Caro: I haven’t read this series yet but it’s on my TBR pile. I admit this is absolutely not how I pictured Vlad but oh well. This cover is more ‘ kitsch’ than the first one. I could have done …

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The Good, the Bad and the Are-You-Kidding-Me? Cover Quiz Answers!

Welcome back to our bi-weekly dose of The Good, the Bad and the Are-You-Kidding-Me?  We want to thank all of you who participated to this Quiz. It’s always a pleasure for us to see all your answer. I admit some make me laugh a lot! We hope you enjoy these games as much as we do. Today we will announce the cover quiz winners and  show you what were the right answers.

We were pleasantly surprised to see that a lot of you find nearly all the right answers. I would have been a pitiful participant because I didn’t recognize half of them! (yes it was Susi’s turn to choose the covers. And I think she was particularly evil! *g*). 

First, the answers! It seems the 2 covers which were often missing were # 17 and #18!

#1 A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole

#2 The Mane Event by Shelly Laurenston

#3 …

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The Good, the Bad and the Are-You-Kidding-Me? Cover Quiz Winner

Welcome to our new edition of The Good, the Bad and the Are-You-Kidding-Me? This week we have a winner and answers to the Cover Quiz Game for you!
It was super fun looking at the covers you came up with. It was not easy counting points. Some of you have been really cunning with your answers. *g*

Mister Randomizer has spoken.. .The Winner of a 15$ book depository shopping spree is:

Blodeuedd

Congratulations we will be emailing you in a few minutes =)

Now for glory’s sake, it’s time to give you  the TOP 3 of who got the most points:

#1 with 69 points…LSUReader
#2 with 59 points…Blodeuedd
#3 with 58 points + 1 extra point for finding a Peenshroom cover… Draconismoi

 Congrats ladies that was really well played!

 

So we’ll give you our ‘answers’ and a few original ones some of you found.

#1 Fire Sword Doorway: Left Susi’s answer / Right LSUReader’s answer

Yes there …

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The Good, the Bad and the Are-You-Kidding-Me?

Welcome back to our new edition of The Good, the Bad and the Are-You-Kidding-Me? This week we decided to talk about look-alike covers. We’ve all at some point stumbled upon a cover that looks very very similar to another one. Sometimes it’s only 2 covers using the same Stock photo but doing 2 different thing with it…but sometimes it’s exactly the same cover. We’ve dig up a few example (mostly Historical romances because these are the ones I remembered the most) to show our point. It seems to happen a LOT with foreign (or UK) editions. It’s also often the case with YA covers but we didn’t go there today (it’s just too vast a field). So take a look and tell us what you think…

Libertine’s Kiss by Judith James Vs Ruthless by Anne Stuart (UK/Mills and Boon)

Susi: I like the Judith James version more. The whole setting …

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