Jennifer Lyon


Tuesday, July 14th, 2009
Cover Me This….

Don’t blame me if the title doesn’t make sense–it’s over a 100 degrees here, the plot lines in my book have turned into live wires and there’s not enough Appletinis!

Book covers fasincate me.  I’m not visual, and my involement in the cover art process is to give them an outline of the characters, conflict and important pieces of the story. The magic the art department created for my books, along with editorial and sales input amazes me! I love my covers.

But I don’t love ALL covers.  Take this one:

big-spankable-asses I’ll never forget the first time I saw that TITLE! I couldn’t believe it. I heard about it from a copy editor.  But the book is in an erotic line of books, so I though, “Huh, okay.” Then they came out with this cover:

 

BIG? ASS? Where????? That’s all I’m saying. I could starve, working our from dawn to dusk and my butt would still never look like that. And yes, I’m jealous if you must know.  I haven’t read the book.

 

the-vampires-bride

 

Here’s one I bought for cover alone. i just liked the back and the tattoo.  I did read this one!

 

 

 

 

 

the-spy-who-wants-me

 

 

And while looking around,  I came across this one–now I want to read it! The combination of the title, THE SPY WHO WANTS ME, with an opened shirt over washboard abs…who can I resist!

 

 

 

So to recap, a tiny, doll like butt called BIG SPANKABLE ASSES doesn’t work for me.  Hot men? Heck yeah!

What about you?

14 comments to “Cover Me This….”

  1. Silver James
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      · July 14th, 2009 at 7:10 am · Link

    G’morning, witches! Oh. Yeah. Give me sexy men any day. Or a cover that intrigues me with the detail. Asses? Spanking? No so much. :P

    Glad the plots are sparking, Jen! There is one seminar that I am NOT going to miss – the one on backstory. LOL. Though I probably should find the one on POV, too. :D

    I think I’ll have appletinis for breakfast!



  2. Dawn
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      · July 14th, 2009 at 7:59 am · Link

    Hot, sexy, half-naked men? Ooooohhhh, yeah! >:) I did, after all, pick up Pamela Palmer’s Desire Untamed just for the cover :D Bare, female butts? Not really my thing. And I’m with you on the starving and working out. My butt just won’t ever look that good. *sigh* Oh, well, I’d rather have chocolate anyway.



  3. Kira Daniels
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      · July 14th, 2009 at 9:05 am · Link

    I love the washboard abs. (of course!) The big ass–um where? lol I agree with you Jen.

    Sometimes I will buy a book just for the cover–I did Karen Marie Monings– and then I had to have them ALL! Scotland is my favorite place of all time and hunky guys…are you kidding? I HAD to have them!



  4. Dru
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      · July 14th, 2009 at 10:00 am · Link

    The blurb and/or the cover will cause me to take a further look at a book. Abs…I’m looking twice.



  5. Jen Lyon
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      · July 14th, 2009 at 11:06 am · Link

    Silver, so not fair that you are at conference and I’m not!

    Tell us about the workshops you get to! I’m going to go by your blog later and try to keep up.



  6. Jen Lyon
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      · July 14th, 2009 at 11:09 am · Link

    Dawn, I was most definitely at the candy machine when nice butts were being handed out :-)

    Can’t ever go wrong with hot sexy men on the cover!



  7. Jen Lyon
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      · July 14th, 2009 at 11:10 am · Link

    Kira, I have to figure out which Highland book I haven’t read and get it. I’m bad at remembering titles. But I think I might have originally bought one of those books for the cover too.



  8. Jen Lyon
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      · July 14th, 2009 at 11:11 am · Link

    Dru, abs are an attention getter!



  9. Erika
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      · July 14th, 2009 at 11:46 am · Link

    BIG SPANKABLE ASSES? Seriously, does that not sound like a porno film? Ugh. Now, half naked men on the cover of books TOTALLY hot. Not porn at all! Although I am enjoying the new covers that have been out with a prominant picture in the front and a watermark in the back.



  10. Jen Lyon
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      · July 14th, 2009 at 12:50 pm · Link

    Erika, of course it’s not porn when it’s hot men! It’s high art! LOL! But BIG SPANKABLE ASSES? Maybe porn, maybe fetish but certainly not romance!

    If you think of an example of the picture with a watermark in the back, let me know.



  11. Ban
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      · July 14th, 2009 at 1:20 pm · Link

    howdy gals – spankable asses eh ? uhm, not my cup of tea unless they’re of the male variety ;)



  12. Erika
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      · July 14th, 2009 at 1:21 pm · Link

    Covers with watermark (or at least what I consider a watermark): Any BDB book, Blood Magic, Faerie Fate, Soul Magic, I’m sure there are more I just can’t think of them off the top of my head. :D



  13. Jenn
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      · July 14th, 2009 at 5:41 pm · Link

    Ban, LOL! Men better run around you :-)



  14. Jenn
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      · July 14th, 2009 at 5:41 pm · Link

    Erika, just goes to show I don’t even know what’s on my own books!



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