I had such fun looking at cover art the other day that I thought I’d do it again! And, once again, I’m looking first to my critique partners and the wonderful covers they’ve received. When I asked them what their favourite covers are, I received a whole lot of responses, and a number of them about one artist in particular: the talented Anne Cain. I’ve long known she’s a cover art goddess, so I’m happy to share a few examples!
First up is Bound to Please by Kimberly Gardner. I had the pleasure of being able to read this while Kimber was writing it and I have to say it’s both a fabulous book and a rocking cover. I mean, seriously, the way the rope connects all three characters in such a sensuous way is stunning. The facial expressions perfectly nail down the conflicts and personalities of each, and I’m in love with their hair (and those rocking bodies!!).
I’d like to sum it all up with a very heartfelt “yum…”
Next on my Anne Cain lovefest is My Fair Captain by JL Langley. Hello sexy! Check out that chest, that jawline, the perfectly tied cravat on the cutie in the background Sexy Hairy Chest Man (aka Intergalactic Navy Captain Nathaniel Hawkins) is just perfect *insert swoon* both on the cover and inside the book.
I adore JL Langley, and I love the way her mind works. Both My Fair Captain and The Englor Affair (which Anne Cain did the cover for, as well) are definite re-reads in my house. I can’t recommend them enough and I’m so glad they got such kick-butt covers.
Finally, to wrap up today, I wanted to drool over Sursein Judgment by Jet Mykles. I think after all the fabulous covers Jet’s gotten, it’s quite fair to say she’s been blessed by the cover art gods. Sursein Judgment is such a fantastic book, and I love love love this cover. The purple, the hair, the sexy look, the beast in the background *faints*. Where was I? I want to wallpaper my bedroom with this cover. And now I want to go back and re-read it again…
The good news is that I can look at these covers whenever I want… the even better news is that I realized there are so many wonderful covers that I love that I’m going to feature more of them on here.