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

Filed in Book Covers , The Geeky Lover , The HEA Lover Posted on March 12, 2012 @ 12:00 pm 16 comments

Welcome to our new edition of The Good, the Bad and the Are-You-Kidding-Me? Here at Book Lovers Inc we’re known to be picky cover-wise. Yes this is a nice way to say we often bitch about every tiny details of covers. But sometimes we see new covers and we are left speechless…in a good way. I remember us dedicating a whole post ranting about a Kate Daniels cover and here we are today having a raving post about the new Ilona Andrews cover! We’re curious to see what you think of these covers.

Caro: *squeeeee* I fell in love at first sight with this cover! Wow I mean everything works for me. I LOVE the model they chose, her face screams BADASS, she looks so fierce. I love that. I also love the background with Atlanta smoking. The colors are perfect (yes I love orange). And last detail, the smoking gun! Yeah baby! Yes I’ve ranted a lot about the Kate Daniels covers but this time I can only applaud the awesomeness of this cover. *clap clap clap* ⇐ no I’m not talking about STDs *wink*

Susi: I couldn’t agree more. This cover is just fabulous. I adore the colors and the composition. Andrea looks awesome- all fierce and strong. And yes the city in the back is just great. So totally fitting the setting. Awesome cover- all thumbs up.

Caro: Come ON how can you not love this cover? The guy looks like a pirate! I love this cover! I love that for once a couple is represented on the cover (and not just mantitties) ⇐ I know I can’t believe I just said that. Their outfits are awesome. Look at his gears! Hey I said gears not package, looks at the gloved hand. They both look pretty intense (yes his face looks like he could be fed a little more often lol). I really really like it. I’m so excited about this book. I feel like doing a Happy Dance. This is so exciting.

Susi: Wow, I really like this one too. The steampunk elements just fit in and I do like that guy. *swoon* I like the look on the woman’s face- she doesn’t look like you should fuck with her. The title at the bottom is a bit meh but the rest is so awesome I don’t even really mind. And look Ilona Andrews quote. *g* I so want this one.

What do you think of these covers? Love, Like, dislike, hate?
What do you think of the change from Mantitties to clothed couple on the Meljean Brook cover?
Do you have a 2012 cover Love-at-first-sight ?

About Caro The HEA Lover

Caroline is a HEA loving, yarn addicted French who's desperately hoping to get a HEA of her own. If she's not reading then she can be found knitting while listening to Audiobooks or watching Tv shows. Her secret addiction is reading websites that make fun at other people's expense (DYAC, Failbook)! Caroline also blogs at the Secret HEA Society with Susi.

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  • aurian March 12, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Love both covers. Great picks!

    • pattepoilue March 12, 2012 at 2:03 pm

      I’m still giddy at the sight of both!

  • Amanda Bonilla March 12, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Both are gorgeous covers!!! 🙂

  • Mel S March 12, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    I pre-ordered Gunmetal Magic before it had a cover – but now I’m happy that as well as a great character story, I will have a fabulous cover. Smoking buildings in the background are fabulous… 🙂

    • pattepoilue March 12, 2012 at 2:04 pm

      I’m super excited about this book. It’s even better now that it has pretty package 😉

  • Lesley D March 12, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    I love both covers too! I’m so happy they chose a good model for Andrea especially.

    • pattepoilue March 12, 2012 at 5:02 pm

      Me too. And funny enough it made Andrea more appealing character-wise. I had trouble picturing her in my head. I’m so happy with it

  • blodeuedd March 12, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    i LOVE the cover of Riveted. So perfect. Sure the other two were nice but mantitties meh

    • pattepoilue March 12, 2012 at 5:05 pm

      It sure is perfect. The other two really cannot compete with this one. <3 I never grow tired of looking at it.

  • draconismoi March 12, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Oh come ON. Riveted just looks like a couple of college kids cosplaying. Zzzzzz. I admit it could be worse, but really? Have we reached a point where we rave about covers just because they aren’t mind-boggling terrible?

    On Gunmetal Magic I like everything except the model. She just doesn’t look how I pictured Andrea. A little too barbie-ish for my tastes. I wanted someone who looked a bit scarier. Like she would pull a gun on me if I grabbed her boyfriend’s butt.

    • pattepoilue March 13, 2012 at 5:21 am

      Teehee I LOVE the cover of Riveted! <== doesn't have more arguments lol I really like Andrea's face. I had trouble picturing her and this is how I want to remember her. I think she does look fierce. Maybe if the authors had gotten their wish and she'd have bouda spots she would have been scary enough for you 😉

      • draconismoi March 13, 2012 at 11:01 am

        YES! Bouda spots = win! Or maybe a we could see a dead body underneath that smoking gun. With some blood splatter on her clothes.

  • Lynn K March 13, 2012 at 12:43 am

    Both look good but I don’t love them. The woman on the cover of Gunmetal Magic looks really kick-ass but it differs from the image I have of Andrea.

    I like Riveted’s cover. Their outfits look really ‘steampunk’. The only issue I have with it is that its not grungy enough maybe? Regardless, I look forward to both releases!

    • pattepoilue March 13, 2012 at 5:23 am

      I can roll around in the dirt with the man on the Riveted cover, maybe it’ll help with the grungy aspect 😉 LMAO <== don't mind me I'm still coffee deprived

  • Laurie March 16, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Love these covers. I just started the Kate Daniels series and I really like it.

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