Sunday, February 19

The Memory fails me again

I listed Candice Hern as my new to me author for Angie's February Challenge. After picking up four books from her backlist, I'm pretty sure I've read her before. Right now I'm reading The Bride Sale and I'm almost positive I've read it before.

Is this a lousy cover or what? Kristie's complained about the Avon covers before and since I have 4 of Candice Hern's backlist in front of me I can say they all stink.

I've been on a bit of a reading binge and yet I don't feel like reviewing anything, so I'm posting the covers on the sidebar and that's the extent of my actually posting a comment about them. I will say Diane Perkins/Diane Gaston is going on my autobuy list. I've read 3 of her books and they are all nice solid stories, not keepers but entertaining reads.

The last time I was in the UBS I picked up February's and March's Romantic Times. I don't know why I bothered with the February one as I've read everything front he February releases that I was interested in, but I was hoping I'd missed something.

Maybe I'll post my March Wish List as there seems to be a lot coming out next month that I'll be interested in.

Have a good one, and happy reading.



CindyS said...

Now, I would kill for that dress but then I would need the body and the hair. The red riding hood cape on the man is HAWT - ugh. The cover makes me think of hypothermia and frostbite. Not romantic!

I haven't read Hern before. I have Gaston on in the batter's cage but I'm waiting for a copy from Renee.


Sam said...

I get the shivers (from cold) just looking at that cover. Brrrr!
And it looks like he's pushing her sleeves down -
"Give me your frock! I'm freezing with just this cape on!"

Kristie (J) said...

It is bad isn't it? And honestly, don't you think someone somewhere in the depths of Avon got a very snarky laugh at romance readers in general when they picked that cover? She is with another publisher now and the cover of her latest is beautiful. And to Cindy - you should give her a try. I've read a couple of her books and she's very good.

Anna said...

Yoikes on the cover -- though as I recall, the book was good. I always wonder what would be going through the character's mind when they dress for this.

Number one fashion rule for romance novel cover heroes -- the cape is never to be worn without a shirt. It does not keep you warm, nor does it make you look more masculine. Fire your valet immediately. All the cool guys are *not* wearing capes without shirts. Your valet is lying, because he is trying to kill you from hypothemia so he can have the heroine for himself.

Tara Marie said...

Ladies, I don't normally pay a tremendous amount of attention to covers, though I do love the artsy style that seems reserved for Historical Fiction. But, I've been paying more attention and this one really bugged me.

Cindy, give CH a try, she's pretty good, not necessarily keeper, but a nice read.


Anne E. said...

Hi, it looks my front yard, minus the couple!

I just can't figure out how to do the links, Tara. I tried what you suggested, but nothing shows up on my blog. I need step-by-step instructions for idiots! I have never done cut and paste either at the office or on my home pc.