Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Unwrapping: Wacky Wednesday Cover Fun

A friend tweeted the following remark to me the other night:
LMAO, I was enjoying your blog and on the right side there is a pic of a ship going down...yep thats what I would be doing.

I knew exactly to which picture she was referring and it suddenly struck me as rather funny also. It got me to thinking about other covers and step backs that I have seen on books that at the time struck me strange or humorous but didn't stop me from buying and reading the book.

As to the picture in question, it's the step back from CAPTIVE OF MY DESIRES by Johanna Lindsey and yes, I thought it strange that it looks like the ship is going down and yet the heroine and hero seem to be in a clench of desire instead of getting their butts to safety. Then again, if you look closer at the picture, the hero is tied to the mast. Shouldn't she be getting him loose instead of seducing him?

I started perusing other covers and found some that certainly do conjure up questions that probably don't really benefit the book inside. Enjoy and feel free to mention your own precious funny cover finds.

How about this one? Can anyone please tell me exactly how he got her in that position? I think she's either scrunched up into a ball so tight that she can't breathe
or she's got really, really long arms!

Then there's this one ... all I could think when I saw it was, hmmmm .... breast sex rather than best sex!
  Is he trying to kiss her or attack her? Perhaps he needs a tic tac, because she sure doesn't look happy?
Love can be torment, but really?

We all know that men should do breasts checks just like women do but I'm not sure if this guy is declaring his love or asking her about a lump in his breast?

This one has me wondering if she's got a tick, run in her stocking, or something curious growing on her calf.

Are these two trying to do the wrestling move,
Rock the Cradle? Hope she's worth it because his
back must be killing him!                    
Don't understand this one ... is he humping the ground next to her? Maybe he thinks he's one of the kangaroos in the background. I actually read this one and remember thinking at the time I bought it how strange the cover looked but I like Connie Mason. 

How about this one? Is he giving her a scalp
massage or about to break her neck?
And this one? Is he checking her for lice? 

Hang on baby!! I gotcha! Who needs to get a pedicure when your guy drags your feet in the desert sand?
OK, I don't even begin to know what to say
about this one? What is this guy doing?
Even one of my absolute fave romances
has a cover that always nudge me strange.
Is it me or does she look like she's got gas??

Happy Reading and Cover Perusing Everyone!
 Hey folks, Dalila G brought this cover to my attention, unbelievable!!



Andrea Dickinson said...

Great Covers! Thanks for sharing.

I still can't figure out the Blaze one. I see a man's back with a hand on it. The rest I can't decode. Help??? :D


Beebs said...

Thanks for the chuckles Amy, you always brighten up Wednesday's. :)

Gotta love ye olde style covers. :)

As for cover number 2, it just looks painful, OW!

The_Book_Queen said...

Oh, how covers have changed (well, mostly). Thank God! LOL. I think we could do a few dozen Wacky Covers a day and literally never run out of ones to show! But it would be so worth the laugh. LOL.

TBQ's Book Palace

Amy Valentini said...

Thought y'all would get a kick out of these!

Andrea, do you mean that you can't see the other pics or are just as confused by them as the rest of us? *wink*

Shauni said...

Oh this was toooo funny! Sorry it took me so long to get here.. But it was certainly worth the wait on my part.. I am still giggling.

Gotta love Vickieann and her going down on the ship..

Amy Valentini said...

Hey Shauni,
Glad you came by and enjoyed it. I'm surprised Vickieann hasn't come by to see what she started with her smartass remark!! LOL!!

It was fun getting snarky over the covers.

Vickieann said...

I am laughing out loud and snorting!!!!!

Amy Valentini said...

Snorting!! Love it!
I had way too much fun searching out these covers. Some of them were truly freaky. : )
Thanks for the idea, my sweet friend!!

Dalila G. said...

What wild covers, I love them!

I think the oddest cover I've ever seen was a book by Christina Dodd...CASTLES IN THE AIR....I believe Lady Juliana has three arms on the cover!!

Thanks for the giggles Amy!

Amy Valentini said...

OMG!! Dalila, I looked it up and you're right! In fact, I found a picture on Amazon where someone had actually circled the 3 hands and posted it. I'm adding it to the blog. : )

Vickieann said...

OMG it does have 3 hands!!!! Got job spotting that:)

Dalila G. said...

Isn't the cover great!! LOL!!
It ranks right up there as one of my favs!
I read this book more than once along with its connecting book, CANDLE IN THE WINDOW.
If you haven't read them, you should, they are great books!
Thanks for finding the cover Amy!

Have a great weekend! :-)

Amy Valentini said...

Dalila, that is the funniest cover I've ever seen. I can't believe that no one noticed the obvious 3 hands before the printing. When I went searching for the cover and found this one with the hands circled. I laughed hysterically! Thanks for clueing me in. : )