When it comes to Regency Romance, there is one name that stands out as the paragon of the genre, at whose altar all other Regency… Read More »Regency Romance: The Grandmother of Guilty Pleasures
It’s cute! It’s quirky! Welcome to extreme-closeup cover art! Sometimes you only get the eyes, and sometimes only the nose, cheekbones, and lips. Sometimes it’s… Read More »Feeling cute today? Paging Mr. DeMille!
Every genre has its aesthetic. Book covers act not only as visual cues for the characters and story within, but they can also preview the… Read More »Aesthetics: When the Book-Cover Stars Align
I don’t really know why Average is complaining. With cover trends nowadays, the female protagonist is lucky even to make an appearance. Romance covers in… Read More »Dynamic or Passive, this Book Has Got You Covered
People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. I know this. So before I launch into an analysis of book cover trends, I here acknowledge that… Read More »The Book Cover: When Presentation Is Everything
So. The “Oops! I did exactly what you told me not to do!” plot device. It’s a fairly common catalyst to start a story moving:… Read More »Disobedience: A Protagonist’s One True Birthright