Honey, you’ve got it going on that’s for damn sure, but…
… and you can call me crazy…
… perhaps having that much skin on show may not be the best idea when you’re hunting vampires and other things that go rip and shred in the night.
Just a thought.
I just think it's hard to run after the bad guys when you have to keep stopping to hike your pants up because they are sliding down your ass. Just saying.
How can someone who is grown up and has strength enough to fight vampires have thighs that are the size of my arm? Just wondering…
Looks like she waxes if you know what I mean?
I want her abs and her vampire killing A-game.
I agree with Anonymous she really should have Beyonce looking thighs.
I'd be more worried about that itty bitty top riding up and exposing my boobs as I was running away from the bad guys.
There's not much you can do if you're a kick ass heroine though, cos this is like a kind of uniform that they hand out at UF heroine school. One which you're obliged to wear at all times whilst on duty. It's only once you get home you can slip on your baggy t-shirts and jogging bottoms.
Ever played Diablo/Diablo II? I have those same concerns about my busty little ladies running around in bikini armor, fighting monsters…
Paranormal m/f vampire slayer romances get the BEST covers! Every notice how all the ladies are brunette? I don't mind since I'm brunette but I've wondered about this since usually blondes get more cover art attention. I'd love to see a trend in m/m romance cover art where a man is shown like this (in profile or from behind, wearing a hot outfit, with something interesting in the background past him) rather than the ubiquitous naked white man torso in close-up display.
Mrs. Giggles had me..well, giggling the other day when she posted something similar to this. She wanted to know why so many books supposedly marketed for straight women are suddenly having mostly nekkid women on the cover. The Era of Mantitty is over. Girls are now slinging knives out of their cooters, right on the cover.
Tam: Yeah, I thought of that too. Definitely arse crack jeans.
Suzi: Good point. Maybe she transforms into The Hulk when she fights the baddies??
Katiebabs chook: “Looks like she waxes if you know what I mean?”
No, I don't. Please be more specific.
HER BUSH! Happy now?!
And wouldn't she be all jiggly wearing no bra as she fights evil? Her boob would pop out and then it would get cut off or something.
Dumb crime fighting non-bra wearing wench.
And those flowing long hair… the better to get hold of her while fighting!
And I bet she isn't wearing common gym shoes/sneakers. My guess is high-heeled leather boots. The better to run with, of course.
KC: Fuck her abs. I want her whole body. Which would actually be kinda ironic since the story has her being resurrected in someone else's body.
MsM: Yeah, it is. Some of the UF covers coming out at the moment are awesome.
Jenre: But they're never get home cos they are either (a) on the run, (b) fighting evil or (c) their house/apartment/whatever has been destroyed.
I think I'm going to start a campaign. The 'there should be more baggy tracky (translation from Oz: sweat pants, jogging pants) in UF' campaign. I think it would be a winner.
Chris: I'm not into games – don't have the patience not to mention the hand/eye coordination – but, yeah, little bitty metal undies don't really seem appropriate armor for kick arsery.
Val: “Paranormal m/f vampire slayer romances get the BEST covers!”
Word, and I've noticed how a lot of them are brunettes. Being one too I also approve. *g*
I never really thought about it before, but you don't really get a lot of backgrounds etc do you on m/m covers. I mean you get floating bodies with scenes, but not bods in scenes *waggles eyebrows*. I'm wondering if that has more to do with the lack of stock photos than anything else.
Speaking of stock photos… 😉 Tomorrow you can meet Neck Crick Guy!
Emmy: Blasphemer! The Era of the Mantitty will NEVER be over.
I think the naked chick on a cover is a pretty clever marketing ploy in actual fact. I mean think about it… women read romance for the fantasy of it and a lot of readers imagine themselves in the role of the female protag. By the same token, women also read fashion, clothes, etc magazines and in their heart of hearts – right or wrongly we all know it's true – want to look like that girl on the page.
You combine the two and you've got a book cover with a sexy chick on it, which the female reader can imagine herself looking like as she fights demons and has wild monkey sex with hot, dangerous men. It's all part of the fantasy. IMHO anyways.
Katiebabs chook: Oh, is that what you meant. I get it now.
Meljean's last book had titty popping on it too. Maybe this is the latest thing for YF covers. 🙂
Sara, but hair pulling is such a girly way to fight. Kick arse UF chicks don't do that. 😉
One of things I liked about Anite Blake – before the entire series went to fucking hell – was that she wore black sneakers to fight in because they were comfortable and the colour allowed for blood stains. Cool, right. 🙂
Chris, is that our guy with the sexy mask??
Dear God my typing is atrocious this morning. *must get more coffee*
I thought so as well …
Sell the chick, sell the pose – but for heaven sake put a decent kit on her…
A good bounce and it's titty central….
I am so hating those covers – and the hips…
If I had that body I'd be naked too… 🙂
I think Kate Daniels is the only one who's dressed properly for the occassion that I've seen.
Hey, Anita Blake clones have built-in protections. We're just not privy to them.
Too bad the publishers had to ruin a potentially striking cover with more of that shiyt. To me, it telegraphs “derivative.”
EH: “A good bounce and it's titty central….”
LMAO! True. 🙂
I have this theory (http://krisngoodbooks.blogspot.com/2009/11/maybe-its-me-but_10.html#comments) that the hip jut is the new hair flick. Unfortunately my hip jut would take out the buildings on that cover. Hmmm, maybe that could be my super power. *hehehe*
Mariana: “If I had that body I'd be naked too… :)”
Me three. 🙂 You know I've been sitting here trying to work out who besides Kate Daniels dresses like she means business… I'm stumped.
KZ: Well, I've already said I like it so I'm not going back on that now. LOL.
Speaking of derivative… couple things I do like about the depiction of the heroine is that she isn't dressed in BDSM leather and, even better, there's no magical tattoo to be seen. God save me from magical tattoos!
I wondered about that shirt – one overhead strike at a bad guy and it's nip city…Also, that knife doesn't look very secure on her thigh like that; she should look into something a little sturdier.
Patti: Yeah, everyone knows the knife needs a sheaf and all. Plus when she gets slammed against a wall in the heat of lust things could go pretty badly….
She's fighting vamps? She looks like she's just inviting them for a snack. 🙂
Now, if I could look just half that good…
Jealousy is a curse, isn't it, Tracy, and has nothing to do with this sniping at all. Nothing I tells ya! 🙂
Shit, if I had a body like that, I'd run around naked. Vampires be damned (figuratively, of course).
But really. She's hot.
Yep, she sure is AND she works it. Good times. 🙂
And, not only is she hunting vamps with too much skin showing, but she's got a knife, not a stake. Genius she is not. Ha!
But she sure looks pretty, Bridget… 😉
Normally I have an issue with covers, but that cover so works for me. I need to blow it up and put it on my wall for inspiration 🙂
Inspiration for what exactly, Orannia?? 😉