Sunday, October 17, 2010

Lusting for Covers (42)

Lusting for Covers is a weekly meme, held on Sunday, that allows bloggers to share their current cover obsession with fellow book lovers.

Here's what you do:

1- Take the graphic (left) to use on your post. Remember to give credit to the original host (TBQ).

2- Choose your own book cover that you've fallen in "lust" with in the past week. It can be new, old, a reprint, or even a book that is not yet out-- it's all up to you! If you find a cover that catches your eye, then showcase it on your blog, and let others see the pretty covers out there.

3- Copy the direct link to your own L4C post into the comment section on my post (when in doubt, use this link and then scroll down to find the post), and allow others to come and see what you picked!

4- Besides posting the picture of the book cover you chose, it's nice to provide the book summary, title, author, or a website link for the book. It's not required, but it can help you readers' to add more books to their own list! A brief "Why I choose this cover" is also appreciated, but not required.

NOTE: PLEASE link back to my blog ( somewhere in your post, letting viewers know that it is my meme, not something you are trying to call your own. Failing to do so, with the intent of actually calling this your own work, will result in trouble! I hate threatening, but really, is it so hard to post a link that says "This meme is hosted by TBQ."? Link love is great, and actually quite easy-- please use it!

Here's my candidate for the week:

Passion Play

Title: Passion Play
Author: Beth Bernobich
Publisher/Publication Date:  Tor Books (October 12, 2010)  Summary (Amazon):

Ilse Zhalina is just 15 when her wealthy father decides to marry her off to a powerful guild leader many years older than she is. Unable to change her father’s mind, Ilse decides to run away. She finds passage with a caravan but is robbed and forced into prostitution by the cruel driver. When she finally makes her escape, Ilse flees to the city of Tiralien, where she’s taken in by Lord Raul Kosenmark, the wealthy owner of a pleasure house. Raul sees that she’s nursed back to health and eventually invites her to be the assistant to his secretary. Once Ilse sees Raul’s correspondence, she realizes the pleasure house is a front for Raul’s intelligence network of noblemen and -women. Raul and his cohorts fear a war is brewing between two powerful kings and are determined to stop it. As Ilse is drawn further into the intrigue, she finds herself falling for the enigmatic Raul, despite her fears that his affections belong to another. Bernobich’s debut is a rich, compulsively readable fantasy.

This just came out last week, but I've not yet bought it myself-- I think this is the first L4C I've done about a book already out, in fact! I love the vibrant colors used, especially in her dress... This cover is simply beautiful, and it takes my breath away! I can't wait to read this, because it sounds amazing as well as looking it-- always a plus! :D

What cover are you currently lusting for? Tell me, I want to know! Follow the directions above on how to post your own Lusting for Covers, and leave a comment telling me what you think of Passion Play's cover.


Until Next Time,

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