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January 19th, 2008

12:13 AM

Ellora's Caveworn Covers

Ellora's Cave covers are such easy targets nowadays that this is probably unworthy of me, but really now, what is this? Seriously, what is this? A sequel to Resident Evil? I'm sure the poor author doesn't want to be at the receiving end of "Yes, necrophilia is illicit, snicker!" jokes.

Illicit Affair by Elyssa Lynne

And this one looks more like a poster for a ladyboy club than anything else if you ask me. What is that poor naked guy with disproportionately long arms going to do to get his estrogen jabs now that he's stranded on a distant planet with no civilization in sight?

Sins Of Adaven by Ruth D Kerce

It is actually a shock therefore to see this cover amidst a sea of badly done beefcake artwork. Lacey Thorn must have done some serious groveling, maybe even sacrificed a Chippendale dancer at some forsaken altar, to allow an infidel to taint the marble halls of the Ellora's Cave art department.

Bare Devotion by Lacey Thorn

4 comment(s).

Posted by Ann Bruce:

Since EC authors have a pretty decent say in the non-Quickie (TM) covers, maybe the authors actually requested those first two covers?
January 19th, 2008 @ 2:34 AM

Posted by Amarinda Jones:

"...like a poster for a ladyboy club" - lol - hell yes but to my mind there's nothing wrong with that. As an EC writer, I love all my covers. The cover gods have been good to me. Shameless plug coming up - You can check them out, especially the one for 'Unbreakable' - very ladyboy club - on www.freewebs.com/amarindajones/
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January 19th, 2008 @ 3:50 AM

Posted by anny cook:

I suspect that some cover requests lose something in translation. Overall, I've been happy with mine also.

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January 19th, 2008 @ 4:29 AM

Posted by Angelia Sparrow:

The cover gods hate me.
I've had the pumpkin molestor and someone missed that Etarin was a eunuch.

Naomi and I had a LOOOONG conversation about the cover. I insisted it was Ruvane standing and Etarin kneeling in front of him. She said Eterin was standing and Ruvane was embracing him from behind.

No, Etarin's biceps are so large and scarily chiseled they looked like a head in 3/4 rear profile.

(we asked for space ships and sexy jumpsuits and guns)

It's not bad, just visually confusing to me.
January 20th, 2008 @ 10:18 AM