Sunday, September 8, 2013

Lusting for Covers (141)

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Here's my candidate for the week:

After the Scandal by Elizabeth Essex
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks (March 25, 2014)
Series: Reckless Brides, 4
Genre: Historical Romance

In English society, the rules of engagement have stood the test of time. Until a Reckless Bride falls deeply, scandalously in love…


When Lady Claire Jellicoe agreed to a walk in the moonlight, she never imagined her titled companion might have brutal motives. Nor could she have dreamed up such a brave rescue by the most unexpected savior of all: an inscrutable nobleman with a daring plan of escape—and a deliciously tempting embrace…


Timothy Evans, the Duke of Fenmore, has palmed more treasures than he can count. Even for a man who grew up thieving in London’s stews, a stolen bride should be beyond the pale. But Fenmore won’t let scandal ruin the spirited beauty’s reputation. And now that she’s stolen his heart, how can he ever let her go…?

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I have to be honest--I tried reading book one in this series (Almost a Scandal) last year, and had to mark it as a DNF instead. I can't recall the exact reason why (was it the writing, the story, the characters?), but oh well. So it's unlikely that I will be reading this book.

HOWEVER, the cover is gorgeous (as are the covers for the rest of the series). The colors, the dress...beautiful. 

Which just proves that I am indeed a Cover Whore-- when I like the cover of a book even if the book itself didn't work for me....  

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Kame's Pick

Reckless by Skye Jordan
Publisher: Cygnet Books (August 23, 2013) 
Series: Renegades, 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance (Erotica)

A couture wedding dress designer to the rich and famous, Lexi LaCroix’s image means everything. But crossing paths with a sexier-than-sin, bad-boy biker makes Lexi realize how much living she’s sacrificed for her success and one touch is all it takes to threaten her carefully choreographed life. When that touch fills far more than just Lexi’s physical needs, she finds herself torn between the career she needs and the bad-boy she craves.

Jax Chamberlin gave up the superficial life of acting for the thrill of running his own stunt company years ago. But a recent betrayal proves he’s still too close to the limelight to find a woman who doesn’t plan to use him as a stepping-stone to success. When the charming and mysterious Lexi offers him a totally anonymous hook-up during an out of town trip, Jax accepts. Only Lexi is more sextacular than charming, and Jax wants more.

But Lexi’s got a major hang-up over his renegade lifestyle, and Jax isn’t willing to change his ways. Especially not when he discovers who she really is. Because if she finds out his connections could catapult her to the top of her career, he’s afraid the fantasy woman he’s falling for might just end up like all the other gold-diggers. And this time, it’s not just his bad-boy reputation at risk, but his heart, too.

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Kame: Have you looked at the cover? 

 All kidding aside - I saw it and immediately thought HOT and the tat isn't bad either

TBQ: I still can't stop drooling staring at this cover! Wow....Can I trade the heroine places? Please?! Great pick, Kame, I cannot wait to hear your thoughts on this one!

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 the cover for After the Scandal and Reckless?


Until Next Time,


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Chrissy Szarek said...

I love them both. Awesome covers, and awesome looking reads. My TBR list is becoming unmanageable. Hehe.

Wickedly Delicious said...

Bummer the first was DNF. The second book sounds so good and the cover is yummy with a sexy shirtless hero and the bold colors. I was just about to add it but if you did not like the first then I am sure I will not. I will get the graphic up in the next few days. I will try to work on it today of SAT-RAL.

Kame- Yummy cover and loving their names Lexi and Jax. Love that Jax is a bad-boy biker.

Hope you both have a beautiful Sunday.My L4C

Pat Egan Fordyce said...

Just W O W!!! I love them both! Kame, love those Tats, just enough. I'm not much of a covered with tattoos person.

TBQ that dress, that GUY and a beautiful roaring fire.......great one.
Thanks Ladies........

Trish Dechant said...

Beautiful AND sexy--great covers for this week. Hope you have a great week. Here is my L4C:

Kame said...

And the book was great! Review to come!

Kame said...

Wicked - it is a great book - Jax is so cool. Review will be up

Kame said...

A good problem to have

The_Book_Queen said...

Thanks, Trish. I hope your week is a good one, too! :)

The_Book_Queen said...

I just love historical covers like this one; it makes me want to travel back in time. Until I remember things like lack of plumbing and hygiene and snap right out of that fantasy! lol

The_Book_Queen said...

I know. I can't recall exactly why, but I think it just didn't grab me. But to each her own, right? ;) Thanks, hun, look forward to the graphic!

The_Book_Queen said...

Thanks, Chrissy! :) Exactly, it's a common problem, very unavoidable, I'm afraid....

Red Iza said...

Love both covers, though for completely different reasons. Love that dress, it's gorgeous ! And it's Red :) And the second cover is totally sexy ! It took me some time to participate, but I'm catching up !

The_Book_Queen said...

Better late than never! :) Thanks for participating, and I'm glad you enjoyed our picks this week!