Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Cover Cringe #1

I was looking around on Goodreads and came across a list of humorous, weird and shocking book covers. Some of them are just TOO scandalous even for me to show and I blushed HARD. What the heck were the authors thinking in having those pictures on their books? And some of the titles? All the brown paper disguises wouldn't make it safe to take out in public LOL So I have two covers that kinda walk the line but I laughed so hard I thought "To heck with it, I'll share!" Hope you get a giggle or two out of them...

Guy standing - "Oh yeah baby, you can see this thing from the moon."
Guy kneeling - "Dude, I just want my dang socks back. One pair is fine but did you need to take my entire drawer?"

Where the heck is her hand??

Him - "Maybe if I pretend not to hear her, she'll keep rifling around. I tried looking for it this morning but couldn't feel anything. This is soo depressing. My gosh I think I'm going to cry!"
Her - "Here sausage sausage.. oh wait here it is... false alarm!"


ali said...

hahahahah i so would not read that in public! do these authors not realise that while i enjoy reading some good smut i don't necessarily want to broadcast the fact while sitting in a dr's or dentist waiting room, or at the hairdressers or while waiting for the kids to come out of school.

The Mistress of the Dark said...

I feel sorry for harlequin authors, especially for the contemporary lines. They have no say so in their covers :(. The historical covers are always gorgeous..but Blaze and Presents get really hilarious sometimes.

S.J. Wright said...

You've inspired me. I'm going on the hunt for freaky book covers! These are great!

Belinda said...

These were TIMID Ali as well. I mean I'd seriously FIRE whoever came up with the other covers. *sigh* For every truly drooly worthy HOT cover there is an opposite LOL

Jessica said...

Oooh can we say "Hide-a-Cover"? Ha! The first one had me practically reeling!!

Whoever originally said "don't judge a book by its cover" would be eating their words by looking at this first one!!

S.E. Gordon said...

Oh, WTF? And what is that strange man doing in the mirror? Smoking a cigar? And that guy's nuts are the size of the other guy's face. Hell, why I am looking at this? :(

Belinda said...

I can't stop laughing Scott! Can you quit staring at it? It's like a car wreck... you can't stop looking even though you know it's not proper to be staring at another man's crotch!! My gosh.. I needed this laugh today!

Gabrielle said...

OMG! What is in there? It looks like he's hiding a turtle. LOL

S.E. Gordon said...

Regarding the second cover--oh, never mind...the crotch crash on the first cover takes the cake :(

Sarah said...

Those are fantastic! I love how completely awkward they are in the second one. How many poses did they go through to decide, "Yes. This is THE ONE!" Thank you for the laugh!

The Lovely Getaway said...

i hardly ever use this expression, but im seriously LMFAO! thanks for the laugh :)


Midnyte Reader said...

Um, oh my!

V.K. Tremain said...

The look on the woman's face is priceless, and the first one is just, well, I mean come on! Hilarious, Bels!

LMW said...

I'm just wondering how many pairs of socks he actually has in there! ROFL!!

Ricki said...

That first one is just...ROFLMAO!
In the second, I think she is a pickpocket.

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Temperance Black said...

Wow... I am speechless!

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C.G. Powell said...

Wow! Now I am seriously rethinking my cover....NOT! They are funny but even funnier with th comments.

Eve Langlais said...

My god, that's alot of pair of socks shoved down there. I will grant it's eye catching though-- just be careful not to lose an eye when he undoes those pants.

BLHmistress said...

ROFL I am not sure which is funnier

Stephanie Shaw said...

I don't even know what to say about the first cover. I didn't even notice the guys in the mirror smoking until it was brought to our attention. I couldn't even imagine bringing it up to the counter at the book store to pay for it, let alone carry it around with me while reading it. It looks as if it's an older book, so possibly the artist, author, editor, publishing company had a night of smoking crack back in the 60's-70's when they decided to go with that cover. I showed it t my husband and his reply was,' I cou've gone the rest of my life without seeing that. Now it'd forever buned into my memory. Ugh! Sharing is caring." lol

The second one isn't quite as bad, but really? What author agrees to that? It better be an erotica book, is all I can say.

Stephanie Shaw said...

I couldn't help myself, I had to look up terrible book covers too. Here's one for you.

T.L said...


BooksforCompany said...

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