I was recently visiting the mad people at ~*Jessica Rabbit's Corner*~ (Jessica, her sex slave Acheron, and the head gnawing Ed. And by the way that is one of my most favorite places to go.) and she had a post about a new book and it's blurb. Click here to see her post and visit her mad and sexy world.
When I saw the cover, I already had this thought about how it wouldn't be good. Then I saw the author, and was a bit surprised it was from her because her covers usually look good. And the title...Sexiest Vampire Alive...yeah I'm not going there. Anyway, it got me thinking (I know dangerous).
What makes a good cover?
We all know the saying about don't judge a book by it's cover, and I've read some good books that didn't exactly have a great cover, but I gotta say, that doesn't mean you can just butcher the cover either. Now, Kerrelyn Sparks didn't do that on hers, but still.
When I go shopping, I do look at covers, and titles, but mostly covers. And when I'm looking in the romance section, I like to see real human bodies. Yes, I know that can't happen all the time, especially if the main character is blue. *chuckle* Sorry just thought about The Bid by Jax. And I've read some really good books when the cover looked like a drawing. Vicki Lewis Thompson's My Nerdy Valentine comes to mind. However, sometimes, computer generated people throw me off, or when it looks like someone took a few drawings, plus clip art, and threw it on the cover.
I don't know, I feel like I'm back and forth on this and going a bit out of my mind along with rambling. If I'm alone on this, *shrugs* that's cool. But I just wanted some people's thoughts on this.