October 28th, 2010
Book of the Day: Inside Out


The winner of yesterday book, an autographed copy of Witch Blood, is Kelly, who said, “I like the tough and fiesty ones the best. I don’t like it when they whine all the time and can’t do anything for themselves. I was my chick strong but lovable. :)” Congrats, Kelly! Please drop me an email within two weeks of this post date to collect your prize, anyabast(at)gmail.com

My friend Lauren Dane also has a book releasing on November 2nd, Inside Out. Love that tattoo and love Lauren’s writing!! Answer the question below for a chance to win a copy!


Ella Tipton is a survivor. In the wake of an attack that left her nearly dead, she’s spent each day putting her life back together. Once vibrant and outgoing, she’s needed to reclaim the best parts of who she was while retaining the hard won lessons. There hasn’t been room for any romantic entanglements, even if she were ready. Still, it didn’t mean she had to stop sneaking looks at Mister Tall, Dark and Tattooed himself.

Security professional Andrew Copeland isn’t quite sure when his jones for the lovely and decidedly skittish Ella developed. He’s known her for years, has watched her triumph over the pain she’d been dealt. Cope is no stranger to women, but he knows the nervous flush he gets every time he talks to her is different than any attraction he’s had in the past. Determined to get Ella to let him in, Andy does the one thing he can think of to get close: he offers her hands-on training in self-defense.

While Ella’s sure he’s just being nice, the prospect of being able to touch him and gain the tools to push away the last vestiges of her fear is more than she can resist. Soon enough, Cope shows Ella his feelings are far more than friendly and re-ignites something deep inside her. Before long desire and love turn them both inside out.

Let’s talk about covers. I love the colors in this one, love the guy (yum), love the heroine’s hair. This cover has unique qualities you don’t always see and I like that a lot. What sort of book covers do you like the best? Do you find yourself drawn to any particular elements? (It’s always the colors for me.)


65 comments to “Book of the Day: Inside Out”

  1. I like colour but I also like contrast that draws the eye. I like them to be distinctive. In series I like when they follow a theme – which Lauren’s do.

  2. The colors for me will catch my eye first. I like alot of different eye catching items on the cover, not just one. I love how the colors on some covers just meld together.

    I am a cover person!!!


  3. Colors are a big part, but I love something unique…like artwork instead of models. Tattoos always draw me in as well, but that’s because I have one of my own. I always want to check out other people’s artwork.

  4. I do notice the color, but I like the silhouetted covers seen on many romantic suspense books.

  5. I’m a big fan of colors. Also, I really enjoy things that look artsy. While I’m not opposed to half nekkid men on my covers, I also like when there is a little more thought to it. 🙂

  6. Covers aren’t a real big thing for me. When I buy a book, it’s usually because it’s from an author I like. However, color definitely plays a part in catching the eye. I like moody covers with models and atmospheric scenery in the background. Also, the models have to look like the characters. I hate when the artist has no clue what they’re supposed to look like. Nothing shiny or sparkly, and nothing that looks unrealistic, like a cartoon or something, though. It’s also good when covers are done in a series and they all fit together. Not a big fan of objects on the cover, like a flower, etc.

  7. First things first…I love Lauren Dane!!! 🙂 I also like the colorful covers. I’m a fan of tattoos so I like those on a hot guy too or woman for that matter. I like covers that draw the eye. A single person infront of a striking scene or a nice bright sunset or something like that. It doesn’t even have to be a half naked guy on the cover…but that never hurts 😆

  8. The colors and images have to popped out at me. There are so many books in the bookstore and if the cover doesn’t have a nice background that focus object, I would walk by them. There are a few books I bought because they stand out with great shades of colors and images.

  9. It’s all about the colors! They draw your attention before you see the symbols or people. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to have an idea of what the main characters should look like. :grin:…especially if the guy’s hot…yummy

  10. Oh I am a cover hussy! I absolutely love covers… With hot guys on them, beautiful colors, attention to details…. but… most of all… I love when the cover tells me the story of the book with one look! And eyes… I love eyes on the cover!
    Thank you for such a great contest!

  11. Strong women and/or men also tattoos are a big draw on bookcover for me. I love Lauren Danes covers especially for this series.

  12. That cover is HOT! love tattoos. I like covers that are sensual, not showing too much just showing enough to catch the readers eye. Just tonight I saw a cover where the women was being carried by a man over his shoulder but the chick was really really skinny you saw every rib and vertebrae on her back and completely turned me off I didn’t even want to read the blurb and that is not good. I saw another cover the other day were it was just the name of the book and in the name you saw incredible green eyes that look like they could see into your soul that was a good cover. 😉

  13. I know a lot of people complain about the current (over) use of tattoos, but personally I love them. They draw my eye every time. Aside from that, the one thing I don’t like is when only half a face or just a body is shown. What’s up with that? If you are going to put a person on the cover, please include their whole head!

  14. I love colors. I love when the covers play with shadows or water/wind-things that flow. I actually really enjoy the ones that focus on nature/atmosphere rather than the characters. I will totally pick up a book and read the back if the cover catches my eye. If I don’t like the cover, unless I know the author and the author’s work, I probably won’t be buying it.

  15. i’m not into colors. as long as the cover has their unique and has spooky feeling when i see it. it will win 🙂