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message 1: by Jana (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:27PM) (new)

Jana | 15 comments Mod
Alright...I wanna know what your favorite "Hideously Fabulous" book cover is...there are some doozies out there! I think mine would have to be....Sandra Hill's "The Bewitched Viking"...seriously...check it out...then find one of those "Emergency Eye Wash" stations!
ps...I haven't actually READ this book...too frightened of the cover!


message 2: by Jennifer (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:27PM) (new)

Jennifer shepherd | 11 comments I actually own that book! I have never read it or any of the other Sandra Hill's. The cover certainly is a doozie.

I think I will have to submit Fey Born by R. Garland Gray as my choice. A friend recently loaned me this book. She said it was really good and that I should just put a book cover on it to cover it up. The cover on this book just makes me cringe!


message 3: by Jana (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:27PM) (new)

Jana | 15 comments Mod
Ah haha! Just google'd it! Hilarious! And I'm cracking up that you have The Bewitched Viking! You must read and tell us how it is! However can it live up to that cover??? Fantastic!


message 4: by Sharyla (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:28PM) (new)

Sharyla | 5 comments Oh my! Don't let the cover scare you. It's an excellent book. And an excellent hunk!


message 5: by Sharyla (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:28PM) (new)

Sharyla | 5 comments Sandra Hill is an excellent author, and her Viking I Series is great. I've read every one of them and highly HIGHLY recommend them!


message 6: by Sharyla (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:28PM) (new)

Sharyla | 5 comments Okay I'm new at this goodreads discussion forum thingy, but I think that my favorite hunky hunk hunk would be ANY of the men on the cover of Karen Marie Moning's books. They are some good looking men.


message 7: by Jana (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:28PM) (new)

Jana | 15 comments Mod
Fantastic Sharyla! I suppose it IS true that you just can't judge a book by its cover! I'm gonna have to read this Viking book now! Adding it to my booksfree queue! do you gals know about that? booksfre.com...it's totally the netflix of books! heaven!


message 8: by D. (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:28PM) (new)

D. Barger | 1 comments I have heard of that site. But with paying $10 a month to borrow 2 books I'd rather just go buy em.


message 9: by Jennifer (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:28PM) (new)

Jennifer shepherd | 11 comments booksfree is probably wonderful for the sane normal people who don't have the obsession of having to own their books. that is why the library and i don't mix. i don't like to have to return the books that i love. i feel that i must keep them forever and ever.


message 10: by Jennifer (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:28PM) (new)

Jennifer shepherd | 11 comments i guess i will start digging out the sandra hill's if they are that good. i really don't know why i never read them. i faithfully bought them. i guess what they say is true "so many books, so little time"


message 11: by Jana (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:28PM) (new)

Jana | 15 comments Mod
true true...the booksfree thing doesn't really work unless you're reading crazy amounts of books...(unfortunately for my husband, this is the case for me!) and I am having a hard time not keeping the ones I love! I have gone out to buy a couple that I couldn't live without! And on the flipside...I've been reading things I normally wouldn't buy and if I don't like 'em, I don't feel so bad! Heh heh!


message 12: by Jennifer (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:28PM) (new)

Jennifer shepherd | 11 comments it definitely would be good for those books you wanted to try but not necessarily buy. how many books do you read a week? i usually read between 1 and 3. this week will be a 3 book week for me as i just got a hold of a book that i have been waiting for forever.


message 13: by Jana (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:28PM) (new)

Jana | 15 comments Mod
I usually read about 2 to 4 a week, though not as many lately...I'm hooked on the Outlander series and am now on book 5..they're long-ish and super intense and I find they're taking all my reading energy! I'm trying to read the Jane Austen Book Club right now at the same time and it's just not happening! What book did you just get?!?


message 14: by Jennifer (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:28PM) (new)

Jennifer shepherd | 11 comments JR Ward's Lover Unbound. It wasn't supposed to be released until the 25th, but Books A Million screwed up and released some early. I love love loved Outlander. I read it years ago and it is still one of my favorite books of all time. I have the rest of the set with the exception of the very latest one but haven't read them yet.


message 15: by Sharyla (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:29PM) (new)

Sharyla | 5 comments I recommend trying to read the Viking Books in order. They do stand alone but it's a better experience in order. Sandra Hill has a recommended order for reading them on her website.


message 16: by Freda (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:49PM) (new)

Freda (arkie_fallenangel) | 2 comments If you think the cover to Fey Born is bad, you should see Predestined, by the same author. That has to be one of the worst covers I've seen.


message 17: by Laura (new)

Laura (laurastamps) I love all of J.R. Ward's covers for her "Black Dagger Brotherhood" series. They sizzle for sure (grin)!


message 18: by Shannon (new)

Shannon  (giraffe_days) I had to google The Bewitched Viking, and oh my, I couldn't help laughing out loud!

I recently bought the third book in Jacquelyn Frank's Nightwalker series, called Elijah, and I swear he's naked on the cover. No head, and it cuts off at the groin, but he's definitely naked!

I have to confess that, as great as "trashy" books can be, a leering muscle-bound hunk on the cover generally puts me off (scares me off, more like). My appreciation for the tacky only goes so far... :)


message 19: by Tina (new)

Tina I don't know about "Hideously Fabulous" but Rumor Has It by Cindi Myers (it is a Harlequin Blaze title from about four or five years ago) is one of those covers that is somewhat appalling.

At the very best you scratch your head wondering what the heck is going on. At the very worst, you know what is going on (is it even anatomically possible?) and what the heck was Harlequin thinking to even green light a cover like that.


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