I Gave Up Johanna Lindsey Clinch Covers For This?
My family and I went to our favorite place the other night. The place the kids always beg to go to, where we spend many happy hours:
Barnes and Noble. Books and Starbucks. What more do you need?
My kids run for the fantasy section, while hubby scours the bargain shelves. Me?
You don't really need to ask, do you?
My darling husband of almost 20 years (August 8) took great pleasure in showing me the cover of a romance he found on the bargain shelf. He howled over it. This one.
It's not that bad, but I had the feeling I'd seen this guy before.
Here, as a matter of fact.
And here. This guy gets a lot of work, and you can understand why. Look at his range!
Le Tigre AND Blue Steel. I wonder if he can do Magnum?
Now, I loved me some Fabio. He always took the work and the fans seriously, but not himself. And John DeSalvo, well...even if he had the exact same expression every time, at least he had some action shots.
But they were de-throned for THIS GUY?? It's like art departments everywhere decided to do the romance cover novel version of superhero costume generators.
You start with shirtless semi-hottie. Then, customize!
1. Add your choice of background- urban, jungle, or forest.
2. Add weapons to fit your hero.
3. Choose drippy font and random laser beams.
Presto! You've got your cover!
In a way, it makes me nostalgic for the headless Highlanders.