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March 30th, 2007

11:28 PM

Scary Book Blurb and Covers

When a woman becomes fertile, the ache for sexual fulfillment is overwhelming. Rowena, a Maida scientist, must learn to spread her legs with as much relish as she has for scientific discoveries. Can she give her body and heart to a man who is more myth than her rational mind can comprehend?

Tulon, a Centaur, exiled from his clan because he's different, has been in human form for two years after Maida warriors captured him. He can't find one redeeming quality in the Maida until he catches the scent of Rowena — a woman in heat. Chosen to appease her lust, he claims every inch of her silky skin, which releases his magic.

Can two beings with different beliefs embrace the fact that myths can become real when sizzling magic, searing heat and passion engulf them? Or will a challenge by Tulon's nemesis break the fragile trust, forcing Rowena to flee for her sanity?

If you still want to buy this story, you can do so here. Tell me how you find it if you have read it!

As for covers, one of the reasons I've never tried a Changeling Press book is because I can't take them seriously thanks to the covers. I know, I'm shallow and I shoud never judge a book by its cover, et cetera, but I usually can't stop laughing long enough to press the "buy" button. I mean, take a look. Clicking on the images will take you to the corresponding book page at Changeling Press, by the way. As usual, if you've read 'em, let me know if you like 'em.

"Time for an impromptu colsposcopy, honey!"

"When the cops came to arrest her, Madeline realized that attempting to hump the life-sized He-Man statue in front of the local Toys-R-Us probably isn't the best idea..."

"Dumb and Dumber stealing a corpse from the local mortuary for nefarious purposes."

16 comment(s).

Posted by Maria Duncan:

That is so bizarre.....
March 31st, 2007 @ 12:40 AM

Posted by Emily Veinglory:

I have a thing for centaurs, so I will probably get that come pay day. Although quite what the point fo a centaur "in human form" is I don't know. :-?
March 31st, 2007 @ 1:37 AM

Posted by Mrs G:

You haven't heard of the vampires who don't drink human blood, werewolves who don't do that cannibalistic thing, and aliens who look exactly like Hollywood movie stars? Centaurs in human form will fit right in with the crowd.
March 31st, 2007 @ 1:56 AM

Posted by bam:

PC Cast writes a divine centaur in "goddess by mistake".

I kind of like the cover, mrs. g. :)

I may give it a whirl.
March 31st, 2007 @ 10:11 AM

Posted by Emily Veinglory:

We should have a review party some day--all look at the same book and see just how much we disagree (or don't) :)

heh, my code is 34 "MM"
March 31st, 2007 @ 10:59 AM

Posted by James Buchanan:

Okay, it could be fun to have the the review party... but dear God, even if I liked het my brain boggles at that loosly described hook.
March 31st, 2007 @ 11:53 AM

Posted by Karen Scott:

Ha! It's good to see I'm not the only person who thinks the Changeling covers are Fugly.

The cover with the Jolly Green Giant is pretty scary.
April 1st, 2007 @ 12:49 AM

Posted by Mrs G:

Karen, after browsing through Changeling and actually coming across a book with a title like "Chunkybuttfunky", I suspect Changeling Press caters to readers looking for adventurous interspecies sex that is probably too far out for me.


April 1st, 2007 @ 1:34 AM

Posted by bam:

Chunkybuttfunky? Who were the ad wizards who came up with that one?
April 1st, 2007 @ 1:59 AM

Posted by Anne Douglas:

I'll own up to it, I occasionally buy Changeling novellas - actually chunkybuttfunky is a good book, it's been awhile since I read that one, but it was one of the sharply witty type books that makes you smile.

I've always wondered if the Changeling cover art was a poke at cover art and the romance genre itself - taking the mickey of itself if you wish.
April 1st, 2007 @ 3:08 AM

Posted by Silapa Jarun:

ANY WITCH WAY CAFE...the guy is looks like a human twinkie!... Please compare him to http://www.kitchenproject.com/history/images/twinkie.jpg I know we shouldn't judge a book by its cover but most people are visually inclined and in terms of romance a great cover can do wonder for sales.
April 1st, 2007 @ 4:50 AM

Posted by Emily Veinglory:

I think Changely covers are the proverbial large, slow moving targets. Their stories are pretty good though.
April 1st, 2007 @ 9:34 AM

Posted by Karen Scott:

I just read the review for that book you linked to, and it made me chuckle.

How is anybody expected to take this book seriously when the cover is so hideous?
April 2nd, 2007 @ 4:26 AM

Posted by Barbara B.:

I absolutely love the STORIES at Changeling Press. I can't deny that the covers are generally laughable, though. I'm not very interested in covers so I really never even thought about Changeling's covers until I started reading a certain person's wickedly funny cover snark.
April 4th, 2007 @ 9:29 PM

Posted by Mrs G:

Barbara, that's nice to hear. I haven't read a Changeling book myself. Any book you'd recommend I start with?
April 4th, 2007 @ 9:44 PM

Posted by Bev (QB):

Well, there is one GOOD thing to say about Changeling's cover pics- they usually let you know at a glance what the book is about. Sci-fi, werewolf, menage, M/M, etc.)

There are a lot of little gems hidden over at Changeling, but since the first thing I do when I go there is see if Willa Okati has any new releases, that's who I'd point you toward. If you look at their author list, I think you'll see some familiar names.

BTW, at first glance, I thought the chartreuse alien was a Simpson's character!:-?
April 5th, 2007 @ 4:29 AM