Our dark haired Fabioesque, Santa-booted Viking (that IS what the back cover says!) was the runaway winner in our 2015 Romance Cover Contest! Yes it was my personal favorite from these rather outlandish choices, but I promise I did not sway the voting too much…. The winning title is Surrender My Love by the prolific romance author Johanna Lindsey, and this soon to be classic was published in 1994. I would have guessed that was ’80’s hair, but I guess it lasted a little longer than that!
Every year I have to include a “minimal skin choice”, and this year’s candidate was The Piratical Miss Ravenhurst. Cleavage may have been modest, but clearly Miss Ravenhurst was not! Maybe it was the look of adoration that made this cover a fan favorite. This choice narrowly won the second place honor, edging out the desperate Bianca on the vintage cover of The Golden Hawk by Frank Yerby. Go figure.
The buxom lass and her pirate featured on Captive Embraces by Fern Michaels surprised me by coming in last place. This winner was published in 1979, which shows a few things – 1) that Fern Michaels has been writing a long time, her current titles have much less flamboyant covers , 2) That pirates just don’t go out of romantic favor despite some obvious olfactory flaws with that theory, and 3) If your romantic heroine is going to entice a pirate, she should definitely be named Sirena like this heroine!
We had good help to pick the gift certificate winners thank you girls! The winners are Laura and Mary, each received $25 gift certificates.
This is always a fun contest, thank you all for playing along!