We are back with some pretty new, or better said new-to-Susi, covers. After being swallowed by real life I had the time to finally look around the publishing schedules for 2013 and found some pretty and not so pretty titles for the upcoming months. We have something for everyone- from pouting werewolves, over yellow flubber(not kidding), snarling lions, wings, critters (maybe) and rock’n’roll to Zombies.
Join the discussion and let us know what you think.
Caro: When I first looked at the Cole cover (30 minutes ago), I thought that the little shiny spot on his mouth was a big (ogre style) tooth! LOL Because let’s be honest he looks like one of those savages races you see on World Of Warcraft or the sort. lol. I don’t like it much, mostly because the hai looks weird. The eye looks way too fake too. I mean I get that she goal was to make the eye supernatural-like but in this case it just looks photoshopped. *shrug* I’m not impressed. Maybe that cover will grow on me. Who knows.
See, the Ilona Andrews cover, DID grow on me. I think it looks badass. My only complaint is the model chosen. But at least it matches all the new covers. I think she looks way too young and SOFT to be Kate. Where’s the fierce look?? But other than that I love it. The lion doesn’t look bored or stupid (see previous covers) and the whole thing with the flames give it an awesome twist. It looks like wings of fire. So yep it would be perfect with the right model, but it’s still really good.
Heart of Obsidian is a surprise. No man-boobs! No shirtless, headless shot! AH! I really like that we don’t see his face, he’s a mystery. A pretty badass one, walking under the rain while the city is ablaze. Pretty cool.
Susi: LMAO at the WoW comparison. I don’t like the MacRieve cover much. He looks shabby and the breastplate thing is dirty. And I want to tell him pouting isn’t his thing. Also on another note: it is wrong in my eyes to make readers install an app to be able to see the new cover in a series. Really kinda lame. And well I found it on goodreads so take that evil Cole promo team.
The Magic Rises cover isn’t bad at all- as you say she looks kick ass and well it is pretty BUT it is NOT Kate. i miss the old Kate. Not the big boobs one- the pretty one we had before. Oh I like the snarling lion though.
I’m so happy with Nalini’s new cover. Finally she got a great one- no fugly things going on. Mysterious and very intriguing. I approve.
Caro: Gena Showalter’s cover is what I’d like to call…boring. *gasp* Yes I said that. I mean it’s pretty to look at but it’s been done time and time before. It looks exactly like at least 10 other PNR covers. *shrug* I finally got bored of these covers I guess.
Blood Trade just doesn’t work for me. I loved the first few covers in the series but now it’s just the same cover over and over on a different angle/different color. I wish we had something different than Jane crouching with knives in her hands. Sad sad sad.
Humm so I gave up on the Elemental Assassin series a few books ago, mostly because I just started to hate the self-centered heroine. This cover…hum I’m torn. I just don’t like her face and how she looks like someone kicked her puppy. She should look fierce and sure of herself (god knows how many times she talk about herself and her skills in the books lol). I love the top of the dress but the strategically torn piece on the thigh looks like it’s been done to please male readers. *shrug* I do like the background though
Susi: I have to say I’m disappointed by the Showalter cover. The last one was pretty awesome and this one doesn’t look thought through. The wings in the back are kinda lame like that. The only thing I like is the shine of the girl’s skin but it makes the rest look even more bland.
I totally agree about Blood Trade– the pose reminds me of the last cover and well it is blueish. Meh, meh, meh. They definitely need a new idea for this series.
I haven’t read the Estep series so I have no idea what they are about besides something with spiders or critters (Susi’s awesome cover deducing skills). Her dress looks awfully slutty and it’s prolly not very handy in combat. I like the background. And well puppy kicking is bad people. LOL
Caro: No spiders or critters in these books, the Spider is just her assassin name.
Susi: That’s what you want me to believe. I’m not that easily fooled. *winks*
Caro: MEH! Black City doesn’t do anything for me. And that’s saying something because I’m usually partial to yellow! She looks like she’s doing one of my fitness workout. Squat! LMAO Nah, seriously, it has too much going on. I’m guessing this is supposed to be ash flying around, no? I really can’t tell because I haven’t read this series. Nope not working for me.
Now, Wicked Beat. OMG how I LOVE it. Love love love love!!! This is one of those crazy time when I don’t have words to describe how much I love it. It’s sexy and scream rock’n roll! I thought I couldn’t love a Sinner cover more than Hot Ticket but I do. This one looks less kinky but way more sensual. The colors are just perfect. *itching to stroke that cover*
White Trash Zombie is still disgusting but also still super interesting to look at. I’m not a zombie fan but even I have to admit she’s pretty kick-ass to look at. The hair, the look, the PANTIES! Very cool cover!
Susi: I agree about Black City. Why do those yellow sparkly things surround her? Or is it yellow flubber? Yellow water cuz we know what that would be. And the green clashes with the yellow- these colors make my eyes hurt a bit. The pose looks off somehow and just thinking about it makes my thighs hurt.
Well Wicked Beat is something. I love this cover. This hiding behind the guitar is pretty hot and well this cover just works. I seriously want to push that gal away and snuggle up to that dude.
Finally my favorite- The White Trash Zombie Apocalypse cover is by far my favorite. It’s just awesome. It rocks from the cig in her hands to the heart on her panties. A bit disgusting but also a lot of hot. Great Job!!! All thumbs (+2 extra bf thumbs) up.
Caro: MIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINE Eric is MINE!!!! Back off! *snarling is involved* lol
Susi: *steps back slowly*
Yay: WICKED BEAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nay: Black City
Yay: White Trash Zombie Apocalypse
Nay: Black City
Which one is your favorite?
What do you think is up with the yellow flubber stuff?
Any ideas for the Jane Yellowrock cover artists to make new and better covers?
Which one surprised you the most?