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Monday, 13 February 2012

Battle of the Covers: Cheesiest Historical Romance Covers!

In honor of our Historical Romance event, A SCANDALOUS AFFAIR, we are changing things up for this month's edition of Battle of the Covers! Instead of the usual USA vs. UK covers, we are going to be voting for the Cheesiest Historical Romance cover because face it, there were a lot of them that were very, very embarrassing to look at!

These covers have been getting better over the years but we'd like to go back in time a little bit to remember some of these godawful covers that ooze passion, seduction and love! Vote for your favorite cheesiest cover now!
Then Came You
by Lisa Kleypas

To Tame a Highland Warrior
by Karen Marie Moning

Tender Rebel by
Johanna Lindsey

Master of Desire
by Kinsley McGregor

Tender is the Storm
by Johanna Lindsey

Heart of the Hawk
by Justine Dare

Rogue
by Fabio

Time To Vote!!






20 comments:

Michelle Kelly said...

Ok I am snorting. They are awful!!! Good thing the content of the books are great!

The Librarian said...

their not that awful. the cover of Tender is the Storm . it's buttefully interesthing

Sheree said...

Hey, I like that TENDER IS THE STORM cover in which the hero is totally nekkid (with that bush tickling his butt) but the heroine isn't. Her arms though.... *shakes head*

Thecrazygranny said...

Tender is the storm.. LOL. I can't believe they hada man squanking her boobs on the cover! Haha

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Christina said...

hehe, those are pretty bad.

Elise Marion said...

WOW! That 'Tender the Storm' looks like something that should be in porn! if he lubed those puppies up he could have a good time!

But as for the cheesiest...It's gotta be the one with the highlander on the front....she's all swooning at his masculinity! LOL too hilarious!

They're ALL pretty bad!

kyreadinggirl said...

I would think that the nakedness of Tender is the Storm would be a plus--if I didn't worry about the brush going where it shouldn't on even a "manly man"!

kyreadinggirl said...

I would think that the nakedness of Tender is the Storm would be a plus--if I didn't worry about the brush going where it shouldn't on even a "manly man"!

Kat ~ Forever Book Lover ♥ said...

OMG, where did they ever get Tender the Storm. I almost spewed my water on my mac. :) Naked that man is butt naked. I would have had to hide that one for sure.!!! thank goodness for kindles.

Shelly said...

lol, I remember when Tender is the Storm came out. I had to use one of those book covers so people wouldn't see it. I did and still do enjoy her books.

Timitra said...

LMAO I can't believe how cheesy these covers are, I'm so glad the covers have gotten so much better... I think Tender is the Storm is the cheesiest of them all.

Addicted2Heroines said...

Great post. This just made my night.

And it was so hard to choose! They're all so terrible.

Dalene @ A Date with a Book said...

You gotta love Fabio!! Oh Yeah!

DiDi said...

This takes me back to High School when I couldn't read enough Historical romances =)

LOVE IT!!!

MaDonna Lemmen said...

Lol it was a toss up between To Tame a Highland Warrior and Tender is the Storm. Now if they took the woman on the Highland one and the man on Storm one...that would top the cake. So glad covers aren't like that any more. Now we have Pickyme ♥

Maria said...

OMG- I had forgotten how bad some of these were! Lol...Good cover battle!

Ranae Rose said...

Is it so wrong that I actually like some of these covers, like Master of Desire? LOL

As for Tender is the Storm...OMG, LOL! I can't beleive a paperback like that actually made it into book stores, especially sometime in the 80's or 90's! I mean, he's practically getting it on with her breasts...right on the cover.

Sophia Rose said...

Some of those gals would give Rapunzel a run for her money with all that hair. And those poses! I remember using a book cover so I would not get teased for my reading choices. What a hoot!

Lynn K. said...

LOL! I was scrolling down the list and I nearly choked on sushi when I saw Tender is the Storm. Butt... O.O