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Cover Art Weekend Blog Hop

 

This is a fun meme for the weekends, count Friday and Monday as part of your weekend and have even more fun!

“This is a weekly meme, where you can get to display all those beautiful, funny, crazy and even those that make you think book covers you come across each week. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I love looking at different book covers. You may not be able to judge a book by its cover, but they are sure fun to look at.”

The Blog Hop is hosted by Yvonne, over at ‘Socrates’ Book Review Blog‘ and the rules for taking part are pretty simple:

   1. Cross to ‘Socrates’ Book Review Blog’. Take the button at the top of her post and post it on your blog.

2. Chose a book cover of your choice and post it. (You can post as many covers as you’d like.)

3. Sign up with Mr. Linky at the bottom of the page. Please use the url that links directly to your cover art post.

4. Visit other blogs on the list to see what covers they are featuring this week.

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Just The Book For A Great Halloween Read!

I came across this cover by accident, whilst searching for something completely different.

It is so eye catching that it caught my attention immediately and whilst I don’t think that it sounds like a book I would particularly rush out to buy,  however, if you are into the genre of  Paranormal Romance, then this looks like a not to be missed title.

I think that the colour mix works so well, giving the whole cover a really spooky aura about it.

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Synopsis Courtesy of Amazon.co.uk

Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel

Love can never die.

Love conquers all, so they say. But can Cupid’s arrow pierce the hearts of the living and the dead—or rather, the undead? Can a proper young Victorian lady find true love in the arms of a dashing zombie?

The year is 2195. The place is New Victoria—a high-tech nation modeled on the manners, mores, and fashions of an antique era. A teenager in high society, Nora Dearly is far more interested in military history and her country’s political unrest than in tea parties and debutante balls. But after her beloved parents die, Nora is left at the mercy of her domineering aunt, a social-climbing spendthrift who has squandered the family fortune and now plans to marry her niece off for money. For Nora, no fate could be more horrible—until she’s nearly kidnapped by an army of walking corpses.

But fate is just getting started with Nora. Catapulted from her world of drawing-room civility, she’s suddenly gunning down ravenous zombies alongside mysterious black-clad commandos and confronting “The Laz,” a fatal virus that raises the dead—and hell along with them. Hardly ideal circumstances. Then Nora meets Bram Griswold, a young soldier who is brave, handsome, noble . . . and dead. But as is the case with the rest of his special undead unit, luck and modern science have enabled Bram to hold on to his mind, his manners, and his body parts. And when his bond of trust with Nora turns to tenderness, there’s no turning back. Eventually, they know, the disease will win, separating the star-crossed lovers forever. But until then, beating or not, their hearts will have what they desire.

In Dearly, Departed, romance meets walking-dead thriller, spawning a madly imaginative novel of rip-roaring adventure, spine-tingling suspense, and macabre comedy that forever redefines the concept of undying love.

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‘Happy Reading’ everyone and have a great weekend

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Yvonne

I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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8 comments
    • Hi Katy,

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

      I am coming around to the idea of reading some Paranormal Romance and have come across a couple of titles that I wouldn’t mind trying, although it will never become a genre that I would read on too regular a basis I don’t think.

      This particular book would not be one of them however, as although the cover is great, I would certainly never buy a book on the cover alone and I didn’t find the synopsis particularly appealing.

      I hadn’t really looked closely at the title image until you mentioned it (just goes to show how conditioned we are to see what we want to and how other people can see something completely different to yourself), but the font is really rather imaginative and is certainly in keeping with the general theme of the cover.

    • Hi Yvonne,

      Thanks for hosting, now I am always careful to check out the covers of any books that I come across, just looking for the one that’s a bit different or more thought provoking than the others, it’s great fun!

      Have a fantastic weekend.

    • Hi Gigi Ann,

      I really want to try paranormal romance, I keep threatening to, then something else always catches my eye which I think I might enjoy more.

      I need to know if it has just been me being paranoid about it all this time, or whether it really isn’t for me … so watch this space because I am building up slowly to taking the plunge!!

      This cover caught my eye and fired my imagination, but I really don’t think it’s the book for me to cut my teeth on.

      Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend

  • I believe this is the US book cover and, sadly, the UK cover is nowhere near as good. While this cover is eye-catching, I’ve seen similar covers in the same genre (although that seems to happen quite frequently in YA fantasy/paranormal romance).

    • Hi Nikki,

      I can see that you are right about the UK cover, pretty standard stuff really, isn’t it?

      It’s unusual for this to be the case though, as I find that generally I much prefer the UK covers to those of their US counterparts, guess there always has to be an exception though!

      As I don’t follow the fantasy/paranormal genre with any particular interest, I suppose I don’t really notice the cover similarities all that much. Thinking about it though and looking at some of the books in my TBR pile, I can also see your point echoed in the thriller/crime and historical romance genres. I can select quite a few covers which follow a remarkably similar theme in each genre, I suppose there are only so many unique ideas out there to represent a specific genre.

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