This week we have a special topic to talk about. Covers that are just plain wrong, literally. We decided to make this post after seeing a tweet from Nicole Peeler about her new German cover. She pointed out the wrongness of it and we couldn’t resist. We noticed this in the past and thought we will show you our top 3 of just stupidly wrong covers.
Susi: Okay this cover is wrong in so many ways. I don’t know why German publishers does this so often but it’s rather common here to show something totally wrong and deceiving on the cover. So here we have a book about Selkies showing a mermaid. O_O And not even pretty one for that. I don’t really like blueish covers and this one is no exception but seriously I don’t get why they put a mermaid on it. Probably don’t know what a Selkie is. LOL And I have to say I don’t like the title either. Meeres Blitzen means something like Ocean Twinkle/Sparkle. It really isn’t fitting the book, it should be something more witty or at least funny. Not really happy about what Heyne did here. and the font sucks big time!
Caroline: I have to say if I didn’t know if was Tempest Rising and Tracking the Tempest I would NEVER have guessed O_O. Why??? Why a mermaid? O_o The heroine is nothing like a mermaid! She doesn’t even transform into something else O_o. This is the kind of ‘wrong’ that I just can’t understand. But hey, you gotta give it to the publishers…at least they are constant in their wrongness LOL. Both covers picture a mermaid lol. Mehhhh
Susi: These are the German covers for Taking Care of Business and No Reservations by Megan Hart and Lauren Dane and I hope you’re all having this face O_o right now too. So imagine yourself going through a German bookstore on your search for a wonderful lesbian erotica and you see this cover and think wow…gorgeous, and yes it is really pretty. You decide to get it and take it home and with huge disdain you realize that this book is kinky but not lesbian kinky. Kate and Leah never touch each in this way cuz they have their wonderful guys for that. It’s really wrong to put such a misleading cover on a book and okay the blurb reveals the truth but still it’s wrong. A pretty wrong cover but one that still nags me every time I see it in a store.
Caroline: So you mean it’s not a lesbian book? O_o This is soooo wrong. On both covers the girls are half-naked and touching each other… It screams lesbian erotica! Even the title is misleading…Kate and Leah. I just don’t get it. It’s frustrating and it makes me a bit angry too. Again MEH!
Caroline: While I really like the French covers for the whole Succubus series…there are things that are just too weird. The most disturbing? The wings. Well I admit I have only read the first 2 books, but I can’t remember Georgina having wings O_o. Weirder? Depending on the cover, her wings are either shredded, nearly whole, or no wings at all. O_o And no they are not even shredding more and more with each new cover (which could have been symbolic of her psyche or something *shrug*) I found it a bit weird.
Susi: I really like the comic style of these coves but as you said every time I wonder: how could I miss the wings in the books? And yeah these symbolic thing could be but still it is very misleading and as always WTF happened to hair on the Succubus Blues cover? Did she put her hand in a power-outlet or something? *shakes head*
Caroline: Lol nahh her wings are making winds and ruining her hairstyle LOL Damn you wings! *shakes fist angrily in the air*
Susi: That Will be it! LMAO…the evilness that is wings. ROFL
Thanks to Has, our internet researcher we also have the following dime:
It shows the heroine in the arms of the hero and he holds her waist with his left hand. The excerpt
offered on eharlequin says he lost his hand and has a hook instead of it. Okay we admit a hook would ruin this cover but still. O_o
What do you think?
Does it rub you the wrong way when the cover gets it wrong?
Do you have other examples of covers that are out of it?