It’s a good thing cover candy isn’t bad for my health, because I consume a lot of covers. With my eyes, that is! I look at covers of every genre, and I am always fascinated by the stories they tell. Do they match what’s inside?
If I pick up a book with spaceships on the cover, I want spaceships. If I see one with dragons, I want there to be dragons inside the book. Proper labeling. Ethical labeling. I don’t want to open up my cornflakes and find that they’re full of pebbles… You need to respect the reader enough not to call it something it isn’t. ~Margaret Atwood
What a chore to have to make sure the innards match the outers… (wink wink)
I’m taking part in the Reading Challenge on Goodreads again, toning my goal down a bit this year because there is a lot going on in my life, not the least of which are plans for publishing more books. In fact, I should be editing right now!
On with the show, then, and this time we’re looking at covers with fire on them. As usual, I can’t vouch for the contents of the books represented below. We’re only here for the eye candy!
Cover Candy: On Fire!
THE TINKER KING
~Tiffany Trent~ This is the original cover.
Kindle pages: 321
Publisher: Saga Press
Pub date: 11 Feb. 2014
Artist: (unknown) Amazon link
QUEEN OF FIRE
Kindle pages: 643
Pub date: 7 July 2015
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Artist: Cliff Nielsen Amazon link
WHERE LOYALTIES LIE
~Rob J. Hayes~
Kindle pages: 374
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Pub date: 26 May 2017
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Artist: Alex Raspad, Shawn King Amazon link
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Which cover is your favorite of the three? Share one of YOUR favorite covers! Do you have a favorite cover artist? Who is it and where can we find them?
What does it say that I haven’t read any of these yet? They’re all on my humongous TBR list. That’s a step, right?
I usually end up spending more time writing than reading—though once I start reading I’m likely to keep right on going and forget to write! January has been rough. I’ve been sick. Ugh. On the bright side, it opened up some reading time, and my towering stack is now seven books (and a half!) shorter. I’m taking part in the 2017 Reading Challenge on Goodreads again—that gives me a push, too!
There’s nothing like looking at some good Cover Candy to get me inspired to read! I have to be careful, or I’ll end up with even more books in my TBR Pile.
The ones I’ve chosen this time are wildly different: gritty, whimsical, and classy. They’re all dark-colored (does that make a theme?). I like them for completely different reasons, but I find each of them intriguing.
As usual, I can’t vouch for the contents of the books represented below. We’re only here for the eye candy!
~Emma Pass~ Kindle, 386 pages
March 11, 2014
Genre: Science Fiction, YA
Artist: Larry Rostant
The Chaos of Stars
~Kiersten White~ Kindle, 293 pages
September 10, 2013
Legacy of Kings: Blood of Gods and Royals #1
~Eleanor Herman~ Hardcover, 432 pages
August 18, 2015
Genre: Fantasy, Myths and Legends
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