Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Cover Art - Skin Trade by Laurell K. Hamilton

Just posted on the Laurell K. Hamilton website is the cover for her June 2, 2009 release of the 17th Anita Blake book Skin Trade. Can't get too excited about this design though. Also new is an in depth interview with Laurell at the Riverfront Times.

8 comments:

  1. I agree. I miss the old covers. Plus I never did get the reason for the scissors on the last cover. Love the books, not liking the new covers much though. :(

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  2. Could someone PLEASE tell me what I'm looking at on that cover? Seriously, I can't figure it out.

    To me it looks like two rough logs (with a vague suggestion of breasts) spinning against some kind of bizarre inverted circular saw blade.

    I'm probably going to be embarassed when you tell me what it actually is.

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  3. Jessica based on what I see on blogs and forums NO ONE likes the new covers. The new ones all suggest horror rather then urban fantasy/paranormal.

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  4. Hey QB I'd tell you if I knew. LKH hasn't blogged about it and there's nothing on her forums to enlighten us either. Zooming in on the image it definitely is two saw blades (covered in blood?) and the background is parchment that has burned edges. But there is definitely a suggestive overtone on the placement of the blades and the paper could be interpreted as skin...probably when end up having nothing to do with the story.

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  5. Ugh, so she's still sticking with this design? This would fit maybe one of the earlier books in the series but not the way they are going now. Besides they don't really match the rest of my collection lol.

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  6. Thats what drives me crazy about her recent covers. Most authors have no control over what the art department picks for the cover but I believe LKH does. And she picks this. Like they say, art is subjective. Sigh.

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  8. Looks like the blades from circular saws to me. I don't know if we'll see power tools, or maybe the Zeeman's cabin in the woods. I'm sure there's a thousand other possibilities, but those are the first that come to my mind.

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