Wednesday, April 14, 2010
On Book Covers and Blurbs
Maybe it's the artist in me, but I've always had a thing for good cover art on a book. It's the first thing I notice when browsing. And paranormal romance novels have some of the most kick-ass covers. I picked this one 'cuz not only is it a beautiful cover (I love purple), but it is an awesome series. I generally don't pick books that have yellow covers because that color offends me for some reason.
If the cover grabs me I read the blurb on the back to see if it does the same. Author recommendations mean nothing to me. A few things that will turn me off are:
A.)love triangles. I think it's because I've been in one or two and the emotional baggage of them nauseates me.
B.)If the heroine/hero has a kid/kids. Harsh, I know. But as a mom, I read to escape.
C.)Getting back with an ex. This one's 50/50 for me. If it sounds like the backstory will be told and it's interesting, I may give it a whirl.
Of course I can still be willing to read these types of romances if they come recommended by friends or are by a well-loved author.
How about you? What grabs you in a book's cover art and blurb. What things make you go, "meh," and put it back on the shelf?