Thursday, March 8, 2012

Feature & Follow [5]

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Q:  Have you ever looked at a book's cover and thought, "This is going to be horrible?"  But, was instead pleasantly surprised? Show us the cover and tell us about the book.

A:  Two books immediately came to my mind when I read this question.  

So I LOVE Kresley Cole and her Immortals After Dark series.  But really?  Could this cover be any cheesier?  I especially love the unnatural, HUGE and blue-ish hands Lachlain is using to hold Emma.  And isn't Emma the vampire?  Shouldn't she be about to bite Lachlain's neck?  However, this book was hot!  I loved this story and can't wait to read more about the Valkyries!  And that forest scene is one that will always stick in my mind!

He growled in frustration, but he did limp to the door. At the hallway adjoining the rooms, he turned and said, "You've bought yourself a few hours. The next time you drink, you're mine and we both know it."

Okay, I know I might get a lot of flak from this one.  I love Jeaniene Frost as much as the next gal, but when I saw this cover, I thought we were in for a Mencheres mess!  I never imagined Mencheres looking like the model on this cover.  I think the model's eyes are kind of creepy, and this cover  reminds me of an 80s vampire B movie.  Mencheres has always been my favorite side character in The Night Huntress series, and when I read this book, I became smitten with him all over again!  This book made me a very happy girl!

“Dead or not, you must be bored with women telling you how you look like the hottest, most exotic wet dream they’ve ever had. No wonder the thought of you, grapes, and some scented massage oils crossed my mind – and if you drop that towel again, I’m going to need a cold shower.”

So tell me, what are some books you've enjoyed after getting past a not-so-enjoyable cover?

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Jessi (Geo) said...

Those are some pretty cheesy ones! They're still on my TBR list though :)
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Goldilox said...

Yeah, both of the Night Huntress World covers are kind of silly!

<3 Goldilox

Jenni @ Alluring Reads said...

hahaha those are definitely cheesy! Great picks guys.

Kristan said...

Both of those covers are pretty ridiculous. However, Jeanine Frost is a romance genius! I LOVE the Night Huntress series.

Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves
Followed back!

Addicted2Heroines said...

Great answers, Jamie!

I've always wondered why Lachlain looks like Count Dracula on this cover. You're right, she should be the one biting his neck.

Underworld Love Addiction said...

I totally agree. These 2 were both bad!

Sonya@sonythebooklover said...

New follower. When ever I see cheesy covers like these i don't even pick them I don't know how many good stories I missed or how many bullets I dogged. Great pick thanks for stopping by.

Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. Definitely not a fan of the Cole cover, but I've heard that the book is great.
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Red said...

I'm so with you on those! The Frost book is one of mine too. He's just so creepy!

I'm a new follower :)

Here's mine at Herding Cats & Burning Soup

Miss Vain's Paranormal Fantasy said...

Haha!! Loved both books!;) hehe
Good choice!;)

Shawna Johnson said...

Those covers are cheesy, I will give you that! But they sound really awesome, I need to check them out.
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Anonymous said...

Totally agree with the Hunger cover. I was thinking why did so many people recommend this series with this cheesy a** cover.

Jussy Who said...

Omg lol what's wrong with me that I think the covers are OK :O oh well

Hi there, Hopping through :)

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Alexa said...

These covers are pretty bad. I haven't read Cole's series yet even though I own the first 5 books.

I have read the first two in Cat and Bones which is the series that the cover you showed was a spin off of. I think the Cat and Bones covers are much better than the spin off series.

Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

Everyone keeps mentioning A Hunger Like No Other but I actually liked the cover but didn't like the book. Go figure! Although the cover is misleading because she is the vampire and he is the werewolf. The Jeaniene Frost cover is ugly. I haven't read that one yet but have been meaning too since I love the Night Huntress series. Following GFC and Linky.

Debdatta Dasgupta Sahay said...

:) Just saw worse covers on my Hop!!
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Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

I am trying to figure out 2---here we go :)

The Stand by Stephen King
The President's Vampire by Christopher Farnsworth

Neither cover blows up my skirt LOL :)

_yay_ said...

Old follower!
I don't like the Cole cover either, but as creepy as those eyes on the Frost one are...ME LIKEEEY :)
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Jamie said...

First - a HUGE thanks to everyone who's been stopping by! Leave us your link and we'll check out your blog and follow back!

Alison - it is a very fun and sexy book! I love Kesley Cole.

Felicia - Hey there, Texas gal! I'm a former Austin/Houston-ite :) I just follower you via RSS!

Alexa - Totally agree - the Night Huntress Series is better than the spinoff, however I love me some Mencheres!

Cimmaraon - I would have never picked up Hunger if my reading friends didn't insist, lol!

Shawna - YES! Check them both out, but if you haven't read Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series, read those first!

Kristan - totally agreed!

Jamie said...

_yay_ ME likey the Frost book, myself, heh! Thanks for stopping by :)

Amanda @ Letters Inside Out said...

Both of those covers are pretty bad! The Frost one not as much as the first one, but still!

Thanks for stopping by LIO!

Anonymous said...

Hate the first cover. It looks horrible.
In the second one, the guy looks way too creepy. :/
I agree with both your covers!

Thanks for dropping by :)

Nick @ Nick's Book Blog

*Newest follower :)

Andie Z said...

Cheesy covers are the worst! Although they can be hilarious sometimes. :P

I'm a new follower! :)
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Tribute Books Mama said...

Scary covers.

Jessica@Booked Up! said...

Hi, great FF answer. I am a new follower. Here's the link to my FF:

Jessica from Booked Up! :) x

Sharon Martin Beck Valley Books said...

Glad you enjoyed it in the end !! Thanks for popping over, now following you via GFC and New linky followers hoping you can follow back at

Stepping Out of the Page said...

Great choices - I don't like those covers either. They are definitely very cheesy!

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Rea said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

Those are some very cheesy covers!! They're the type of covers I'd never be caught dead with on my person outside of my house, haha. Yey for ereaders where covers don't matter anymore!

Melliane said...

you're right it's very different from the story. I prefer the french one for the kresley cole series.

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Steph@TheYAReader said...

Thanks for checking out My FF & for the follow! Returned the favour. Great picks! Have a wonderful weekend!

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

Haha!! I feel the same about this one too, although I kinda figured it wouldn't be too over the top for me! But yeah, I think I can admit that I used my hide a cover when reading this one in public!!

Thanks fir visiting and following my blog! I follow you now too!

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Joseph Eastwood said...

Hi from a new follower!

I hope you can come over and join me on my blog!


barmybex said...

I haven't heard of either of these books but I wouldn't pick them up based on the covers.

Lee @shewolfreads said...

I agree...the covers are cheesy but you make me want to read the books!

Here is my FF:

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Happy Friday!

Sarah@Catching Books said...

Interesting covers..and great post!!

Happy reading and thanks for stopping by :)

My Book Obssession said...

New Follower...I don't mind the covers much but you're little teasers made me want to read the books! My FF link

Britta Kirk said...

New Follower! Romance covers always have a tendency to just turn a reader off on first glance, lol. Thanks again for following me!

<3 Britta

J. B. Kantt said...

I agree, I saw this cover and wasn't really the biggest fan of it.

New follower!
Stop by my blog sometime! :)

Nocturne Romance Reads said...

Following you:)

Catiebug (Escape to Wonderland) said...

I've never read either of them, but I would't go for them based off the covers. I don't know what it is, but I don't like them.

Fall Into Books said...

Hi, new GFC follower! I love Jeaniene Frost, too, but that cover was terrible!


Amber @ Fall Into Books

Agnieszka Nashi said...

Uhhh, neither of these covers scream "read me" to me!

New follower via Linky!

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GzNKz4evr said...

Hey there! Hopping by to return the follow favor. I don't really like those covers. I have heard good things about both authors, so it is unfortunate that the covers do not do their reputations justice. I definitely wouldn't pick either book up based on those covers. But I don't know if I would call them cheesy so much as tasteless. Cheesy to me means somewhat silly or goofy looking. These just look like nobody cared and they tried to find something close to the genre. New follower via GFC.

Kendra @ Reader's Edyn

Eileen said...

I agree, those covers are a little weird. They don't really make me go, "Ooh, I want to read that!" Good choices!

Thanks for following my blog, I'm following back!

Reading Kelly said...

I don't think I'd chose those books if I was "cover" shopping. Thanks for stopping by my FF.
Following back :)

Kristina said...

I agree with the second one feeling like a B movie.
Old follower returning visit

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