Masquerade

Monday, October 04, 2010

This post is part of the October Blog Chain at Absolute Write where the theme is Masquerade. So I decided to make my post on the subject of 'most bemusing erotic romance cover art involving masks'. Apologies to anyone who made, purchased, used, or just likes these.  What follows is clearly just my own opinion.


# 4: "Why am I wearing a tie?  Well obviously this is a formal mask.  One wouldn't want to lower the tone."

#3: "Dude, you have it all wrong, the proper attire for a formal masquerade is no shirt and no pants... tie optional."


#2: Somehow the mask is the most lifelike part of the cover.... but at least the human and mask componants come from roughly the same dimension of (un)reality.

#1: Unlike with our winner here.  No picture of a man in a mask, just 'shop one in... no one will ever notice!

With special mention to "The Girl in the Golden Mask".   If you think this is gold, I have some very valuable jewellry to sell you. Perhaps they thought 'yellow mask' would summon up the wrong kind of image entirely?





For the rest of the chain see:
Auburn Assassin http://clairegillian.wordpress.com/ and direct link to her post

Hillary Jacques http://hillaryjacques.blogspot.com/ and direct link to her post

Aimee Laine www.aimeelaine.com/writing/blog and direct link to her post

Ralph Pines http://thewonderingswordsman.wordpress.com/ and direct link to his post

Veinglory http://erecsite.blogspot.com/ and direct link to her post

Laffarsmith http://www.craftingfiction.com/ and direct link to her post

PASeaholtz http://paseasholtz.com/ and direct link to his post

Madelein.Eirwen http://madeleineirwen.blogspot.com/ and direct link to her post

Amy Doodle http://www.mindovermullis.com/ and direct link to her post

CScottMorris CScottMorrisBooks.com and direct link to his post

Orion_mk3 http://nonexistentbooks.wordpress.com/ and direct link to his post

FreshHell http://freshhell.wordpress.com/ and direct link to her post

IrishAnnie http://superpenpower.blogspot.com/ and direct link to her post

Dolores Haze http://dianedooley.wordpress.com/ and direct link to her post

Aidan Watson-Morris http://mangaka-tales.blogspot.com/ and direct link to his post

WildScribe http://polyspace.wordpress.com/ and direct link to her post

Hayley E. Lavik http://hayleyelavik.com/ and direct link to her post

Bettedra http://bettedra.wordpress.com/ and direct link to her post

Aheila http://thewriteaholicblog.wordpress.com/ and direct link to her post

13 comments:

thewonderingswordsman 7:39 PM  

Shirtless and shameless!

Ha!

Well, they sell, and that is what matters, I guess.

Diane Dooley 7:51 PM  

Oh dear. Those are some very unfortunate, but very amusing, covers.

Bettedra,  7:55 PM  

Love it! I'm STILL chuckling...

alexp01 8:16 PM  

Clever! I;m not normally one for eromance but those were priceless.

Also, I think the title "Girl in the Yellow Mask" would inadvertently place the story in the Cthulhu Mythos :)

Amy Mullis 8:57 PM  

Love the humor and the witty take on the theme!

clairegillian 10:18 PM  

I want me an "I Am Curious Yellow" mask! Fun take on the theme.

FreshHell 8:18 AM  

Ha! Does make you wonder about the thought processes behind the creation of these gems.

Hillary 10:41 PM  

The cover to Masks is like the saddest mug shot I've ever seen.

PASeasholtz 6:26 PM  

Wasn't there an original Star Trek episode where they were naked, put into some spinny thing and changed bodies? (Or was that Gilligan's Island?) I have no idea why the cover for Mask made me think of this.

Aidan 10:13 AM  

Ha! My favorite caption was the one making fun of the guy wearing a tie :)

Also, "tie optional" cracked me up.

#1...heh...just wow :)

Rebecca Laffar-Smith 11:55 PM  

When I was polishing up my post I went looking for pictures to include and considered using book covers like these with Amazon affiliate links but I couldn't get past how UGLY they were. lol

Kudos to you for having the courage to make that the theme of your post. *grins* Now, where are the cover artists who can make some great Masquerade covers?

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