Lusting for Covers ~ Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger

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I adore covers. A good cover will get me before almost anything. I think twice about buying a book with a horrible cover… even if I love the author.

The cover for Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger¬†grabbed me immediately. I love the purple. I’m intrigued by the scissors… Though looking at the cover again, I think the heroine’s shoulders look rather uncomfortable… I’m sitting here writing this post with my mom and she says it doesn’t scream uncomfortable, just maybe preparing to stab the scissors. ūüėõ

Have you seen¬†ocelott’s hysterical article about female protagonists representations on book covers? Etiquette and Espionage isn’t that bad <g> It just doesn’t look quite natural. But it did make me stop and look at the dress and the wallpaper the scissors and read the synopsis. Now I want to know more and I’ll be looking for this book when it is released February 5th.

 

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Lusting For Covers ~ Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

PhotobucketThank you to The Book Queen for Lusting for Covers meme. I love sharing covers that I’m excited about!

I’m kinda slacking a bit… I am on vacation with my parents! *Kermit flail* So happy! I haven’t been home to visit for a year and it’s wonderful to be home. Sooo, anyway,¬†I picked a book cover of a book I just pre-ordered. I read Cinder,¬†the first book in Marissa Meyer’s Young Adult Lunar Chronicles, almost a year ago. I LOVED it!

I’m a sucker for fairy tale stories. Add in sci-fi/fantasy details¬†like a human/cyborg heroine, a wicked¬†alien queen¬†from the moon¬†and a handsome prince? I’m a goner. <g>¬†I read it not¬†realizing it was part of a series and when I¬†was 3/4 through the book¬†it dawned on¬†me that there was NO way the plot lines could be wrapped up in the pages left. ūüėõ Meep!

 

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Lusting For Covers ~ Double Enchantment

PhotobucketThank you to The Book Queen for Lusting for Covers meme. Last weeks choice was from February so I decided to scroll through my New Fiction Release Database¬†for March. I only got through the first week before Kathryne Kennedy’s¬†reissue¬†of Double Enchantment with¬†it’s gorgeous cover caught my eye.

I love paranormal romance and her Relics of Merlin series is amazing! I was captivated by the fantastical Victorian England filled with magic, weres, spells gone awry, mystery and passion.

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Lusting For Covers~ Pantomime

PhotobucketThank you to The Book Queen for Lusting for Covers meme. I love book covers! Ones that catch my eye make me read the synopsis. ūüôā I have been scrolling through my New Fiction Release Database, when I’m not familiar with an author, the cover is what will get my attention. That’s why I am so frustrated that half the books in my DB don’t have covers… Grr-arg! lol

I am looking for a volunteer to help me add covers to my new fiction release database. It’s a thankless job that pays in… ummm…. cookies! I like cookies. *nods* I should eat more of them. *sigh*

So anyway, I was looking at February’s new releases and this one¬†pounced out¬†on me and demanded my attention. I want to read Pantomime! I love the font of the title, it’s different, I like the mask and the girl gesturing me to keep a secret… Then I read the plot and I’m hooked. Take a look and tell me how you feel about Pantomime¬†by Laura Lam.

 

(((hugs))) Kat

The Queen of Tarts

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Lusting for Covers~ A Long Long Sleep

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So I was looking at my January new release database ¬†and freaking out that more than half the books aren’t showing covers… which means a LOT more work for me. Grr-argh ūüėõ Anyway, I was looking at the covers that did show for next month and I realized that covers with red, blues and purples jump out at me. So basically if it has a jewel tone color I’m all over it. Tattoos and pretty people don’t hurt either to lure my attention based on cover alone.¬†Unnatural poses on covers just make me giggle and think of fantasy author¬†Jim C. Hines trying to duplicate them. He’s actually taken his cover posing¬†entertainment and education to the next level- Fundraising for a¬†good cause!¬†Click HERE for more information.

This cover doesn’t have an awkward pose or a yummy clinch or a hot guy. It actually doesn’t have a person at all. But it¬†still grabbed my attention and I had to read the synopsis. Then I was hooked.

A Long, Long Sleep will be out with this cover on¬† it’s¬†paperback release January 22nd. I love the red¬†digitized rose¬†imposed against a plain black background. It’s simple and eye catching.¬†I want to get this book! Take a look at the synopsis and tell me what you think.¬†Or tell¬†me what you think of the cover.

 

(((hugs))) Kat

The Queen of Tarts

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Lusting for Covers~ Last Kiss Goodnight

PhotobucketI saw this meme last Sunday and I thought, how fun! Show off some pretty covers, old or new and see what other book lovers are looking at too. Lusting for Covers is the gem of The Book Queen. I totally have to support another queen!

Sooo, I am not at my house right now… If I was I would look through my collection and show off an old cover. But while I was browsing my new release database this book cover caught my eye.

I enjoy Gena Showalter’s paranormal romances… though I’m a bit behind on some of¬†her series. Last Kiss Goodnight is the first book in a NEW series, the¬† Otherworld Assasins and the gorgeous red gown caught my eye. The moody greyscape and the man in a cage made me read the synopsis. Now I really, really want to try this book. It’s out December 26th.

(((hugs))) Kat

The Queen of Tarts

Make sure you look at the linky at the bottom of the post to see who else is Lusting for Covers ūüėČ (will be added as soon as I see this weeks links <g>)

 

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