Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tales From the Used Book Store

So I stumbled upon this gem today and I want you to know--though I assume it's immediately and abundantly clear to you--that everything about this cover is fantastic. Observe:Where do we begin? Perhaps with the titillating title. What's that? The Lovely Wanton does not satiate your desires? Don't fret my pet, another title Player Queen is ready and waiting for you.

And what do you do when you've got TWO titles? Why, you provide TWO author names as well. It's like a choose your own book cover. Choices abound! It's a veritable orgy of choice.

But perhaps, Reader, your discerning eye has been drawn to a more, shall we say, pointed aspect of the cover. That is a mighty fine rapier, good sir. Mighty fine indeed. And you know what they say about the length of a man's rapier...

If the cover alone offers up such lush pleasures for our senses, just imagine what we might discover if we actually read the book! I've broken into a sweat just thinking about it.


  1. Am I wrong, or does that read, "A passion that blazed across England's lustiest, most brilliant era!" Which era is that now? And obviously the rest of England's eras are just dull and prudish. :P

    And with two titles (Player? I just picture her wearing huge $ signs on thick, gold chains) and two author names, it really should have two covers, too.

  2. They should have done a second, upside down cover on the back, like they do with magazines sometimes. The addition of a large gold chain would have shed some light on why this was England's "brightest" era.