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Monday LOL Books

4-for-1 deal expires February 25, 2008, and can not be combined with any other offers. Previous LOL books are available at http://jimhines.livejournal.com/tag/lol.

Today is your lucky day, LOL fans. (LOL haters are pretty much screwed.) That's right, today only we have four, count 'em four LOL covers from:

Doppelganger [Amazon | Mysterious Galaxy], by Marie Brennan
Wicked Lovely [Amazon | Mysterious Galaxy], by Melissa Marr
Coyote Dreams [Amazon | Mysterious Galaxy], by C. E. Murphy
Wicked Game [Amazon | Mysterious Galaxy], by Jeri Smith-Ready

You know, it's scary how many more covers I could have used for this particular caption. Anyway, enjoy, and may they bring you four times the LOLs!

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jimhines
Feb. 25th, 2008 01:20 pm (UTC)
::Snort:: Do you watch Scrubs at all, by chance? J.D. had a routine for a while where he daydreamed about his head wandering off without his body. I could have done "Scrubs Month" on LOL books :-)
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norilana
Feb. 25th, 2008 01:19 pm (UTC)
LOL indeed!!
jimhines
Feb. 25th, 2008 01:21 pm (UTC)
Sometimes marketing trends are so *odd*.
(Anonymous)
Feb. 25th, 2008 01:54 pm (UTC)
Funny. Apparently foreheads are out.

Ellis has a new album out with a song dedicated to Annette. Its quite beautiful, you should check it out. Folk, just so you know. :) ~GoGo
jimhines
Feb. 25th, 2008 02:01 pm (UTC)
Oh, hell. You're going to make me cry today, aren't you.

It looks like the song is a free download from Ellis' web site.

Thanks for letting me know.
(Anonymous)
Feb. 25th, 2008 02:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
It's always good to start the week with laugh!
*still giggling*
Krystn
jimhines
Feb. 25th, 2008 03:01 pm (UTC)
Re: Thank you!
You're welcome! That's one of the reasons I decided to do these on Mondays :-)
aeditimi
Feb. 25th, 2008 02:58 pm (UTC)
mai forehead... let me not show u it.
jimhines
Feb. 25th, 2008 03:01 pm (UTC)
::Grin:: Very nice!
barbarienne
Feb. 25th, 2008 03:14 pm (UTC)
Hey, having any portion of a face is an improvement these days. Over on SBTB, they've had several posts about the headless women of romance novels.
mindstalk
Feb. 25th, 2008 03:51 pm (UTC)
I was actually wondering if male heads get cropped like that. All the samples are female. And, hmm, Penny and Aggie (webcomic) had someone make an ad with cropped female models.
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delkytlar
Feb. 25th, 2008 03:35 pm (UTC)
A couple of those could do with some eyes and a nose as well.
jimhines
Feb. 25th, 2008 03:56 pm (UTC)
The whole thing just cries out to be an undergraduate-level women's studies paper.
ex_kaz_maho
Feb. 25th, 2008 04:45 pm (UTC)
You have picked some mighty fine urban fantasy ladies there, though. Good job! ;)
allaboutm_e
Feb. 25th, 2008 05:58 pm (UTC)
Now I have to clean my monitor. ROFL!

Although I feel compelled to point out they're ahead of, say, most Laurell K. Hamilton cover figures...
jimhines
Feb. 25th, 2008 06:00 pm (UTC)
Very true. This probably could have been a much more graphic LOL book, if I wanted to go in that direction...
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jimhines
Feb. 25th, 2008 06:37 pm (UTC)
There are tons of these covers. What is it with not wanting our heroines to have eyes???
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rosefox
Feb. 25th, 2008 06:43 pm (UTC)
I've noticed this trend and wondered whether the purpose is to make the cover woman somehow generic. Not sure why that would be desirable--maybe to allow for future cover designs in the series by different artists?
jimhines
Feb. 25th, 2008 06:49 pm (UTC)
That's an interesting thought, both in terms of practicality for the artist and the idea of genericizing the character.

I keep noticing that the cutoff point seems to be the eyes. Some models are completely headless, others only partially so, but you never get the eyes. I find that ... intriguing.
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innerslytherin
Feb. 26th, 2008 12:20 am (UTC)
Hey, it's better to see a forehead-less front than the naked backs or tight-jeans-clad butts we've been seeing lately. *grin*
jimhines
Feb. 26th, 2008 01:54 am (UTC)
You know, my first three books were about goblins, so I've missed out on these trends. But I'll be curious to see what the art folks do with my next book, which has actual *girls* in it...

Maybe I should specify in the description that all of my characters have covered backs and, more importantly, that they have heads?
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snapes_angel
Feb. 26th, 2008 06:15 pm (UTC)
We can haz foreheads plz?—FTW!
jer_bear711
Feb. 27th, 2008 01:54 am (UTC)
First of all, this is awesome. Thanks for the great company. :-)

Second, in all seriousness, I prefer not to see full faces. As a reader I like the mystery it conveys, and I'd rather leave the appearance to my own imagination. As a writer, when my Luna covers had full faces (OK technically half a face with the first one, but it was one side instead of forehead cut off), it changed my image of the character as I wrote each successive book. Instead of picturing the woman I'd created in my head, I pictured the model.

And I've been adamant about *never pls pls* depicting the male characters on my covers. I need to stay attracted to them from book to book. :-)
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