Monday, May 05, 2008


The annual Cover Cafe cover contest is up and running so swing by and have a look.

Do you have any favorite covers from this year? And what about covers in general? What works and what doesn't?


Unknown said...

i love the cover to mine to posess

Jennifer K. said...

I'm not too thrilled when the guy's head is cut off. I mean, don't get me wrong, I love seeing a nice body and some ripped abs and everything, but it's somewhat disturbing when you see the lips and chin, but the top part of his head is gone. Weird.

Jennifer K.

Anonymous said...

Jennifer - normally, I find that a bit weird too. But have you seen the cover for Kiss of the Highlander by Karen Marie Moning? Hubba hubba! What a pair of lips. If anyone wants to divulge who the model is, i'll get my stalking gear ready.

Anonymous said...

I'm enjoying Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld covers. Hmmmm.... what? Oh, sorry, I mentally wandered off there for a moment. ;-)

And the Hostage to Pleasure cover is smoking hot, of course!

Anonymous said...

I`m the opinion that a book cover should show something about the story inside the book.
And if not, then it`s better to have a unicolour cover with an interesting script nameplate/interesting object in front of it.
It`s also interesting how different the bookcovers in America and German are.
E.g. if you compare the love novels so you can see that the german covers become,since a few years, really kitschy.(Almost a bit boring. The covers seems to be allways of the same kind of picture).
The American covers`re more visionary. I really like this.

So far I like the StS cover best. I like the "cat"-eyes of the model. It suits well with the story:-).


Nalini Singh said...

Karen - thanks :)

Jennifer - hmm, I don't mind that really. It gives more room to imagine the character as I see him.

Daphne - lol!

Tracy - glad you like the HtP cover. And Gena's covers are hawt.

Eva - I like the StS cover, too. My first German cover is pretty cool too, I think. But it is interesting how covers are different in dif countries.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I'm a bit late to the party :(

I have to say I love your covers Nalini (especially the leopard pattern :) My favourite though is the cover for STS!

I also love the new Anne Bishop covers, although they are for the US market and not for the Australasian market. I was reading somewhere (I can't remember where) that the reason the covers can differ between countries is that the publishers feel that a particular cover will attract more readers in certain countries versus others.


Anonymous said...

Nalini, of course! The "Leopardenblut" cover is adorable!
( - I see... you`ll `push up` the boring german love novel covers:-) ).

Larissa Ione said...

I love blue covers. Don't know what it is, but a blue/teal cover will grab me every time!

Jennifer, that's funny, because I'm the opposite. I kind of prefer when the face is cut off. Leaves more to my imagination -- but yes, give me the chest! *g*