Showing posts with label Seductive Museums. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Seductive Museums. Show all posts

Seductive Museum: My favorite cover of April 2010

Thursday, April 29



My Seductive Museum Gallery of Fine Cover Art pick for the month of April is....Sinful by Charlotte Featherstone.



I think this is my favorite cover so far this year. I love naked chest covers so prominent  right now in romance covers as much as the next gal, but seeing the hero's back instead of front not only epitomizes the aloofness of the hero Matthew, Lord Wallingford,  I think it is absolutely striking in it's uniqueness and simplicity.  Not to mention the cover model has a beautiful back, and don't get me started on his buns in the period trousers :)

Much like the love story, the cover is all about the hero and his struggle with his past and his personal demons.  His stance is aggressive with clenched fists, his face is in shadow concealing who he is...much like his efforts to forget his past through debauchery and absinthe conceal who he is.  The green swirling smoke is supposed to represent absinthe, a liqueur known as the "green fairy", which Wallingford occasionally uses to manage his troubled emotions, but I think it also lends a bit of mystery to his character as well.  Our hero must come to terms with his past and who he is before he can accept the love, and be in love with his heroine Jane.  Is he literally turning his back to the love that is offered?

I also love the font they used for the title, very simple but distinct. Flowers in the story hold special meaning, so the rose within the title also has significance.  While the flower in the story is not a rose, but a blossom (maybe an orange blossom? I don't really remember) our hero has a flower tattooed on his body to symbolize his undying love to his heroine.  I think the placement of the title on his torso almost appears as if the rose is tattooed on his back.

Everything on this cover is deliberate and has meaning to the story, yet it is relatively simple.  It's uncomplicated which makes it all the more powerful, memorable, and stunningly beautiful...especially when it seems like most covers these days are an amalgamation of several images to represent the feeling and meaning of the book.  It's definitely a cover that would grab my attention browsing books online, or perusing  the latest novels in my local bookstore.

I have to say that I think the art department at Harlequin Spice is absolutely brilliant.  They created my favorite cover from last year with Deeper by Megan Hart, and Sinful by Charlotte Featherstone is going to be hard to beat, although I do really love the cover for Amanda McIntyre's The Master and the Muses too...I'm going to have some tough decisions to make at the end of the year :)  Big congrats to Charlotte Featherstone who wrote the book and who's hero inspired the cover as well as whoever was responsible at Harlequin for creating the cover of Sinful, my Seductive Museums-Gallery of Fine Cover Art pick for the month of April 2010!


What's your Cover Art pick this month?


Seductive Museum-Gallery of Fine Cover Art monthly meme is hosted by Seductive Museums the last Thursday of every month. Want to participate? Here's how:
  • Share your favorite romance novel cover from any of the romance novels you’ve read this month, and remember this has nothing to do with the actual content of the book…just the cover.
  • The romance novel can be a new release, a current release, or an older book. As long as it is in print, it is available for purchase (no preorders), and is classified as a romance then it qualifies (historical romance, contemporary romance, paranormal romance, romantic suspense, erotic romance...).
  • Present your book cover art on the last Thursday of the month (barring any special events) on your blog using the Seductive Museums icon and following these participation rules. Tell us what you love about the cover, and then link your choice to the current Seductive Museum Gallery.
  • The following week I will compile a list of the submitted book covers and I'll have a poll where you can vote for your favorites. At the end of the year I will list the top book covers for each month and you can vote for the top 5 covers of the year. Once the masterpiece of the year has been chosen we will honor the author and the cover artist with an award.

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*I am an Amazon affiliate and receive a small (and I mean very small) referral fee for purchases made using a link on this blog. I don't use Amazon to earn money, I use it because the widgets are cool, easy to use, and serve my purposes to showcase books & such with minimal effort, but most importantly they have great prices and offer both new and used items. As a book addict I love that I can find just about anything I want in one place. If you are going to purchase a featured book anyway, and you know you won't pay more by using the links on this blog than you would by visiting Amazon on your own, I will be eternally grateful for supporting this blog by using the links, and don't forget that the referral fees from your purchases will sponsor the "Reader Rewards" giveaways :)

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Seductive Museum: My favorite cover of March 2010

Thursday, March 25


My Seductive Museum Cover Art pick for the month of March is....Coming Undone by Lauren Dane.



 Coming Undone was one of my most anticipated books for 2010.  I was enamored with the hero Brody in Laid Bare and could not wait to read his story.  While Coming Undone was not as emotionally intense as Laid Bare, it did not disappoint.

Brody is a tattoo artist which is why body art has been featured so prominently in all of the book covers in this series.  Elise, the heroine, is a woman who has survived an abusive and deadly relationship with her ex husband, and is learning to recreate herself and her life with her daughter.  

Brody has been responsible for so much in his life that she hates to add to his burden despite his willingness to include Elise and her daughter in his life.  I think this cover perfectly represents this story.  Brody appears as the rock solid anchor, ready to embrace her, but Elise must come to him and show her willingness to rely on him, to trust him.  Towards the end of their love story she chooses to have a tattoo of a phoenix tattooed on her body to memorialize the person she has becomes;  a symbol of her strength and triumph over adversity...someone who accepts her past, mistakes and all.

Yes, the cover is striking and would beckon you from across a room, but it also tells a little bit about the story behind the image, which is why it was my favorite cover this month.  And if your curious, it's a read that is definitely worth your time and money :)

What's your Cover Art pick this month?



Seductive Museum-Gallery of Fine Cover Art monthly meme is hosted by Seductive Museums the last Thursday of every month. Want to participate? Here's how:
  • Share your favorite romance novel cover from any of the romance novels you’ve read this month, and remember this has nothing to do with the actual content of the book…just the cover.
  • The romance novel can be a new release, a current release, or an older book. As long as it is in print, it is available for purchase (no preorders), and is classified as a romance then it qualifies (historical romance, contemporary romance, paranormal romance, romantic suspense, erotic romance...).
  • Present your book cover art on the last Thursday of the month (barring any special events) on your blog using the Seductive Museums icon and following these participation rules. Tell us what you love about the cover, and then link your choice to the current Seductive Museum Gallery.
  • The following week I will compile a list of the submitted book covers and I'll have a poll where you can vote for your favorites. At the end of the year I will list the top book covers for each month and you can vote for the top 5 covers of the year. Once the masterpiece of the year has been chosen we will honor the author and the cover artist with an award.


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*I am an Amazon affiliate and receive a small (and I mean very small) referral fee for purchases made using a link on this blog. I don't use Amazon to earn money, I use it because the widgets are cool, easy to use, and serve my purposes to showcase books & such with minimal effort, but most importantly they have great prices and offer both new and used items. As a book addict I love that I can find just about anything I want in one place. If you are going to purchase a featured book anyway, and you know you won't pay more by using the links on this blog than you would by visiting Amazon on your own, I will be eternally grateful for supporting this blog by using the links, and don't forget that the referral fees from your purchases will sponsor the "Reader Rewards" giveaways :)

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Seductive Museum-Gallery of Fine Cover Art: My favorite cover for February

Thursday, February 25

 

My Seductive Museum Cover Art pick for the month of February is....BROKEN by Shiloh Walker.


I choose this cover not only for the hot hero,  but because it tells a story about the story.  It's dark, much like the demons that both the hero and the heroine must fight, both emotionally and physically before they can find love.  The hero is front and center, much like he is in the book.  He's in your face, and while he knows what he wants, at first he's somewhat standoffish. His arms are crossed and gives the impression of being closed off, which he is....but there's also a protective quality about the hero on the cover since he's wearing dog tags with a brooding but not menacing look, all of which is true about the character in the book.

The woman in the background is in shadow, you can't see her clearly...and that's deliberate.  You don't know what she looks like...who is she?  The heroine in Broken is  on the run and hiding from a past that threatens her very existence, but when she meets our hero she is drawn to him and the attraction and need for him throws her off balance.  She's not who she says she is and while she desperately wishes she could have the life she envisions with him, she believes it's impossible.  Which is why I think having part of the book off kilter and slightly skewed is a perfect choice.

The storm clouds, the brooding mood, the colors, everything about it evokes the emotional turmoil, however there's also a glimmer of hope because the storm could also be passing and the sun is peaking from the clouds.  When you put it all together it tells us a little of what the hero and heroine experience on their journey to find their happily ever after.  I think it's perfect for this book and before I even read it, I was drawn to the cover.  I hope it prompts readers to pick it up because the story that inspired the cover is the perfect blend of suspense and romance.  I loved all of it front, back, and everything in between.  Whether you buy this book because of the great cover, or the intriguing blurb I don't think you will be disappointed.  I wasn't.

What's your Cover Art pick this month?



Seductive Museum-Gallery of Fine Cover Art monthly meme is hosted by Seductive Museums the last Thursday of every month. Want to participate? Here's how:
  • Share your favorite romance novel cover from any of the romance novels you’ve read this month, and remember this has nothing to do with the actual content of the book…just the cover.
  • The romance novel can be a new release, a current release, or an older book. As long as it is in print, it is available for purchase (no preorders), and is classified as a romance then it qualifies (historical romance, contemporary romance, paranormal romance, romantic suspense, erotic romance...).
  • Present your book cover art on the last Thursday of the month (barring any special events) on your blog using the Seductive Museums icon and following these participation rules. Tell us what you love about the cover, and then link your choice to the current Seductive Museum Gallery.
  • The following week I will compile a list of the submitted book covers and I'll have a poll where you can vote for your favorites. At the end of the year I will list the top book covers for each month and you can vote for the top 5 covers of the year. Once the masterpiece of the year has been chosen we will honor the author and the cover artist with an award.

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*I am an Amazon affiliate and receive a small (and I mean very small) referral fee for purchases made using a link on this blog. I don't use Amazon to earn money, I use it because the widgets are cool, easy to use, and serve my purposes to showcase books & such with minimal effort, but most importantly they have great prices and offer both new and used items. As a book addict I love that I can find just about anything I want in one place. If you are going to purchase a featured book anyway, and you know you won't pay more by using the links on this blog than you would by visiting Amazon on your own, I will be eternally grateful for supporting this blog by using the links, and don't forget that the referral fees from your purchases will sponsor the "Reader Rewards" giveaways :)

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Seductive Museum: My favorite cover for January 2010

Thursday, January 28


 
My Seductive Museum Cover Art pick for the month of January is....Kismet by Monica Burns




I adore this cover!  And I've only seen a virtual cover, so I can only imagine how beautiful it is when you see it in person.  I love that it is kind of a retro romance cover rich in texture and color; it’s not just a partial male torso or simply a woman in a beautiful dress.  It is a visual feast for the eyes. 
 
Now that I am thinking on it, this is usually the kind of image that they put inside on the step back (as the industry calls it) with an outside cover that is more about the title and the author’s name.  But that would just not do for Kismet.  It is set in an exotic land with two passionate characters and I think that is perfectly portrayed in this cover. 
 
I've also noticed recently that more and more covers have a lot more yellow, gold and orange hues to them, and I think they lend themselves perfectly to a book set in Morocco, then when it is offset by the vibrant blue, almost turquoise color of her dress....stunning.  I can see myself being attracted to this book from across a bookstore, or in my case shopping online.  It stands out from the rest, and even though it has three cover quotes they don't detract from the overall visual beauty.  I'd probably buy this book for the cover alone.  The image, the colors, the fonts....it's perfect for this book which is why it was my favorite piece of cover art based on all of the romances I read this month.

What's your Cover Art pick this month?



Seductive Museum-Gallery of Fine Cover Art monthly meme is hosted by Seductive Museums the last Thursday of every month. Want to participate? Here's how:

  • Share your favorite romance novel cover from any of the romance novels you’ve read this month, and remember this has nothing to do with the actual content of the book…just the cover.
  • The romance novel can be a new release, a current release, or an older book. As long as it is in print, it is available for purchase (no preorders), and is classified as a romance then it qualifies (historical romance, contemporary romance, paranormal romance, romantic suspense, erotic romance...).
  • Present your book cover art on the last Thursday of the month (barring any special events) on your blog using the Seductive Museums icon and following these participation rules. Tell us what you love about the cover, and then link your choice to the current Seductive Museum Gallery.
  • The following week I will compile a list of the submitted book covers and I'll have a poll where you can vote for your favorites. At the end of the year I will list the top book covers for each month and you can vote for the top 5 covers of the year. Once the masterpiece of the year has been chosen we will honor the author and the cover artist with an award.



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*I am an Amazon affiliate and receive a small (and I mean very small) referral fee for purchases made using a link on this blog. I don't use Amazon to earn money, I use it because the widgets are cool, easy to use, and serve my purposes to showcase books & such with minimal effort, but most importantly they have great prices and offer both new and used items. As a book addict I love that I can find just about anything I want in one place. If you are going to purchase a featured book anyway, and you know you won't pay more by using the links on this blog than you would by visiting Amazon on your own, I will be eternally grateful for supporting this blog by using the links, and don't forget that the referral fees from your purchases will sponsor the "Reader Rewards" givaways :)

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Seductive Museum: Masterpiece of the Year 2009

Thursday, December 31



I can't believe that 2009 is almost history.  Where has the time gone?  Seriously.  I guess one of the great things about the end of the year is reflecting on what some of your favorite things were.  One of mine has been the Seductive Museum Gallery of Fine Cover Art meme.  It's definitely something that I will be doing more of in 2010.

Since the end of the year is just hours away it's time to announce what I feel was the best romance cover from all of the books that I read in 2009.  This pick may or may not come as a surprise depending on when you first started reading this blog.  I absolutely love this cover and I consider it a masterpiece of cover art.  My pick for Masterpiece of the Year for 2009 is Deeper by Megan Hart. 





I absolutely loved this cover the very first time I saw it. I loved the image of the couple in an intimate (but not explicit) embrace under water. I loved the blue background, and the font of the text. Love Love Loved it all!  And after reading the book (and loving it even more than the cover) I found the cover art even more compelling and perfect for this story...in essence it wasn't just a pretty picture or all about appearances. It epitomized for me so much what this book was about.  

Congrats Megan and everyone at the Harlequin Spice art department! 
Not only was it a five start book, but also a five star cover.




Seductive Museums-Gallery of Fine Cover Art monthly meme is hosted by Seductive Museums the last Thursday of every month. Want to participate? Here's how:

  • Share your favorite romance novel cover from any of the romance novels you’ve read this month, and remember this has nothing to do with the actual content of the book…just the cover.
  • The romance novel can be a new release, a current release, or an older book. As long as it is in print, it is available for purchase (no preorders), and is classified as a romance then it qualifies (historical romance, contemporary romance, paranormal romance, romantic suspense, erotic romance...).
  • Present your book cover art on the last Thursday of the month (barring any special events) on your blog using the Seductive Museums icon and following these participation rules. Tell us what you love about the cover, and then link your choice to the current Seductive Museums Gallery.
  • The following week I will compile a list of the submitted book covers and I'll have a poll where you can vote for your favorites. At the end of the year I will list the top book covers for each month and you can vote for the top 5 covers of the year. Once the masterpiece of the year has been chosen we will honor the author and the cover artist with an award.

Booklover signature (revised)

*I am an Amazon affiliate and receive a small (and I mean very small) referral fee for purchases made using a link on this blog. I don't use Amazon to earn money, I use it because the widgets are cool, easy to use, and serve my purposes to showcase books & such with minimal effort, but most importantly they have great prices and offer both new and used items. As a book addict I love that I can find just about anything I want in one place. If you are going to purchase a featured book anyway, and you know you won't pay more by using the links on this blog than you would by visiting Amazon on your own, I will be eternally grateful for supporting this blog by using the links :)

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Seductive Museum: My favorite cover for November 2009

Thursday, November 26



I absolutely love my pick this month.  I have chosen the cover from Seduce Me in Shadow by Shayla Black as my Gallery of Fine Cover Art pick from November 2009.  

I remember several months ago reading Shayla Blacks blog  post titled "The Big Switcheroo" and she was discussing the covers for her two new paranormal romance books in the Doomsday Brethren series that were coming out back to back and how she was initially distraught by them and did not feel they embodied the  heroes of the two books. You see, the current cover for Seduce Me in Shadow had been proposed for Possess Me at Midnight, and the current cover for Possess Me at Midnight was intended for Seduce Me in Shadow. When I first saw the covers I was immediately drawn to both of them, and after reading the blurbs my original thoughts were that the publisher had it correct the first time.  

I thought that the cover they proposed for Possess Me at Midnight was perfect (the current Seduce Me in Shadow cover that is this month's pick).  I thought it imbued the essence of the title (Possess Me at Midnight) and what I pictured "Ice", the hero, to be like visually.  It had a "cool" feeling much like the character's nickname, and after all it had the word "Midnight" in the title, hence the darker ambiance. 

As for Seduce Me in Shadow, whenever I hear the word "seduce" it always brings to mind a fiery passion of a hero with a devil may care attitude, hence the warm and fiery cover for Caden.  If I would have been the art department for these books, I would have thought it a home run upon submitting them for approval. 
Shayla, however, was distressed because she felt neither cover embodied  either heroes' personality.  I couldn't understand at the time why she felt the way she did having only read the blurbs (neither book had been released), but I have to say having just finished reading both of these books back to back I can completely understand why she felt the way she did.  I think the author's intervention in the cover art was justified 100%...the solution was relatively simple in the end.  They just switched the covers for both books.  Ice's character from Possess Me at Midnight, who is full of passion and rage that rules his actions, got the cover with the fiery  hero despite his nickname and title that was initially intended for Caden from Seduce Me in Shadow.  And Caden received the cover proposed for Ice.
  
Caden is wary of the magic world following a tragedy in his youth that involved the death of a brother.  Since that time he has shunned his heritage, estranged himself from his family, and has chosen a life of exile rather than risk another person that he cares for with the dangers from the world he was born to.  I think the replacement cover for Seduce Me in Shadow tries to tell that story in one visual image.  It shows how the hero is running from the past, and gives the impression by glancing off to the side...maybe even thinking about turning back, his possible reluctance to leave the safety of the cold, yet "safe" human existence he had been living.  While at the same time he could be seen as running towards the future he is hesitant to embrace.  Past, or present....which will he choose?  



Yeah, it's perfect...nowIn person, I love it even more than I did when seeing it online for the first time.  The colors are more vivid and it has foil lettering for the word "Shadow" which gives it that little bit extra.  And lets not forget the yumminess that is the shirtless cover model wearing the bad boy leather coat.  Big time yum!  It ALL works for me, hence the reason it is my favorite cover for November.  What was your favorite cover this month?

p.s. While this posted on the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, I prepared the post earlier in the week...so don't worry I'm spending it with my family, which is the thing I am most thankful for :)



Seductive Museums-Gallery of Fine Cover Art monthly meme is hosted by Seductive Museums the last Thursday of every month.  Want to participate? Here's how:

  • Share your favorite romance novel cover from any of the romance novels you’ve read this month, and remember this has nothing to do with the actual content of the book…just the cover.
  • The romance novel can be a new release, a current release, or an older book. As long as it is in print, it is available for purchase (no preorders), and is classified as a romance then it qualifies (historical romance, contemporary romance, paranormal romance, romantic suspense, erotic romance...).
  • Present your book cover art on the last Thursday of the month (barring any special events) on your blog using the Seductive Museums icon and following these participation rules. Tell us what you love about the cover, and then link your choice to the current Seductive Museums Gallery.
  • The following week I will compile a list of the submitted book covers and I'll have a poll where you can vote for your favorites. At the end of the year I will list the top book covers for each month and you can vote for the top 5 covers of the year. Once the masterpiece of the year has been chosen we will honor the author and the cover artist with an award.



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*I am an Amazon affiliate and receive a small (and I mean very small) referral fee for purchases made using a link on this blog. I don't use Amazon to earn money, I use it because the widgets are cool, easy to use, and serve my purposes to showcase books & such with minimal effort, but most importantly they have great prices and offer both new and used items. As a book addict I love that I can find just about anything I want in one place. If you are going to purchase a featured book anyway, and you know you won't pay more by using the links on this blog than you would by visiting Amazon on your own, I will be eternally grateful for supporting this blog by using the links :)

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Seductive Museum: My favorite cover for October 2009

Thursday, October 29







My Seductive Museum Cover Art pick for the month of October is....All Jacked Up by Lorelei James



 


I've loved all of the covers in the Rough Riders series by Lorelei James. All of them are bold and always seem to capture the spirit of the characters in each novel. They also have a very unique and distinctive look that is a signature brand for the Rough Riders series. I know if I were to see this cover from afar in a bookstore, that it would be a Lorelei James Rough Riders book.

With the colors, graphics and fonts it gives a subtle hint that this book will be set in the American west.  I always think of those saloon pictures that you can have taken while on vacation...you know the ones where you get to dress up and pretend you lived in the wild wild west, except these have a modern twist that eliminates the "cheesy" aspect of those photos and leaves you with a sexy and sultry memorable impression. 

The cover for All Jacked Up does not show the hero's face Jack...and I like that.  I can picture him in my mind how I want him to look.  The woman in the photo embodies exactly how I would have pictured the heroine Keely.  I like that the photo seems intimate, like a stolen moment in time, without being overtly sexual or graphic.  I think it is pretty much perfect....much like all of Lorelei's Rough Riders series.  

If you haven't read them yet I highly recommend them, but be forewarned, you should read them in order, and fall is the perfect time to read them as the weather gets colder, because these books definitely bring the heat!  Lorelei James is one of my favorite authors and never disappoints.  She is my go to author for sexy, steamy, emotional romances with lots of heart.


All Jacked Up, book #8 in the Rough Riders series, releases next week as an e-book on Nov. 3, but is available for pre-order at Books on Board(click on the cover to pre-order). I hope you join me next week for an interview with Lorelei to discuss this book and a whole lot more. 







  • Share your favorite romance novel cover from any of the romance novels you’ve read this month, and remember this has nothing to do with the actual content of the book…just the cover.

  • The romance novel can be a new release, a current release, or an older book. As long as it is in print, it is available for purchase (no preorders), and is classified as a romance then it qualifies (historical romance, contemporary romance, paranormal romance, romantic suspense, erotic romance...).

  • Present your book cover art on the last Thursday of the month (barring any special events) on your blog using the Seductive Museum icon and following these participation rules. Tell us what you love about the cover, and then link your choice to the current Seductive Museum Gallery.

  • The following week I will compile a list of the submitted book covers and I'll have a poll where you can vote for your favorites. At the end of the year I will list the top book covers for each month and you can vote for the top 5 covers of the year. Once the masterpiece of the year has been chosen we will honor the author and the cover artist with an award.





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*I am an Amazon affiliate and receive a small (and I mean very small) referral fee for purchases made using a link on this blog. I don't use Amazon to earn money, I use it because the widgets are cool, easy to use, and serve my purposes to showcase books & such with minimal effort, but most importantly they have great prices and offer both new and used items. As a book addict I love that I can find just about anything I want in one place. If you are going to purchase a featured book anyway, and you know you won't pay more by using the links on this blog than you would by visiting Amazon on your own, I will be eternally grateful for supporting this blog by using the links :)

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Seductive Museums

Thursday, September 24



My Seductive Museums Fine Cover Art pick for September is....




I just love the cover of Rocky Mountain Heat from Vivian Arend's Six Pack Ranch series. While some covers are just nice to look at like this one is, I think it also conveys what the book is about too. For me that is the ultimate combination...enticing you to buy while conveying an accurate representation of the story. This one is brilliant at doing all of that.


Jaxi, the heroine of Rocky Mountain Heat, is compassionate yet bold. She knows what she wants, and then goes after it. I think the portrait of her on this cover depicts her character perfectly with just one confident gaze. However, Blake, the hero, is reserved and does just about anything he can to deny his feelings for Jaxi, not because he doesn't want her, but feels his attraction to her is forbidden for many reasons. Don't you think the portrayal of Blake says all of that to you with just one image?



Besides all of those reasons I love the sepia tone, the hot male cover model, and the graphics. Hands down, this was my favorite cover of the month! Tell me what's your favorite romance novel cover this month? Participate in the meme and submit your favorite covers to be considered for Masterpiece of the Year!


p.s. I know I've been saying this, but my plan is to post my review of RMH this week. I promise :)

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Are you drawn to a book by its cover? I know that I am, and many of you are as well. With so many books to choose from a fantastic book cover can help catch your eye, seduce you into taking notice and learning more, and can ultimately increase sales or exposure for an author. If they’re good, cover artists can bring to visual life the words and illustrate the story that the author has written in one extraordinary image, and as much as I hate to say this….sometimes the cover art is better than the actual book.

That’s why Seductive Musings is hosting a monthly meme called “Seductive Museums- Galley of Fine Cover Art”, where readers can submit their favorite book covers…. then we can all judge a book solely for it’s seductive cover art without any scruples! Anyone passionate about romance novels can participate.

Seductive Museum-Gallery of Fine Cover Art monthly meme info:

  • Share your favorite romance novel cover from any of the romance novels you’ve read this month, and remember this has nothing to do with the actual content of the book…just the cover.

  • The romance novel can be a new release, a current release, or an older book. As long as it is in print, it is available for purchase (no preorders), and is classified as a romance then it qualifies (historical romance, contemporary romance, paranormal romance, romantic suspense, erotic romance...).

  • Present your book cover art on the last Thursday of the month (barring any special events) on your blog using the Seductive Museums icon and following these participation rules. Tell us what you love about the cover, and then link your choice to the current Seductive Museum Gallery.

  • The following week I will compile a list of the submitted book covers and I'll have a poll where you can vote for your favorites. At the end of the year I will list the top book covers for each month and you can vote for the top 5 covers of the year. Once the masterpiece of the year has been chosen we will honor the author and the cover artist with an award.



I hope your day is graced with at least a little bit of beauty!


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Seductive Museums: Gallery of Fine Cover Art

Saturday, August 29



My Seductive Museums Fine Cover Art pick for August is...Deeper by Megan Hart.


Ok so I'm bending the rules just a little bit because I did not actually read Deeper this month, but hey it's my meme so I'm giving all of us permission...just this once to pick your favorite so far this year :)

I absolutely loved this cover the very first time I saw it. I loved the image of the couple in an intimate (but not explicit) embrace under water. I loved the blue background, and the font of the text. Love Love Loved it all!



After reading the book (and loving it even more than the cover) I found the cover art even more compelling and perfect for this story..in essence it wasn't just a pretty picture or all about appearances. It epitomized for me so much what this book was about.





It is my absolute favorite cover so far this year, which is why I have picked Deeper as my very first candidate for Seductive Museums Masterpiece of the Year. So tell me what's your one favorite romance novel cover this year? Participate in the meme and submit your favorite covers to be considered for Masterpiece of the Year!




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Are you drawn to a book by its cover? I know that I am, and many of you are as well. With so many books to choose from a fantastic book cover can help catch your eye, seduce you into taking notice and learning more, and can ultimately increase sales or exposure for an author. If they’re good, cover artists can bring to visual life the words and illustrate the story that the author has written in one extraordinary image, and as much as I hate to say this….sometimes the cover art is better than the actual book.

That’s why Seductive Musings is hosting a monthly meme called “Seductive Museums- Galley of Fine Cover Art”, where readers can submit their favorite book covers…. then we can all judge a book solely for it’s seductive cover art without any scruples! Anyone passionate about romance novels can participate.

Seductive Museums-Gallery of Fine Cover Art monthly meme info:


  • Share your favorite romance novel cover from any of the romance novels you’ve read this month, and remember this has nothing to do with the actual content of the book…just the cover.


  • The romance novel can be a new release, a current release, or an older book. As long as it is in print, it is available for purchase (no preorders), and is classified as a romance then it qualifies (historical romance, contemporary romance, paranormal romance, romantic suspense, erotic romance...).


  • Present your book cover art on the last Thursday of the month (barring any special events) on your blog using the Seductive Museums icon and following these participation rules. Tell us what you love about the cover, and then link your choice to the current Seductive Museums Gallery.


  • The following week I will compile a list of the submitted book covers and I'll have a poll where you can vote for your favorites. At the end of the year I will list the top book covers for each month and you can vote for the top 5 covers of the year. Once the masterpiece of the year has been chosen we will honor the author and the cover artist with an award.

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