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Sidney Carton = Dirk Bogard in the film. ::sigh::
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on The First Book Crush at Word Wenches
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Part of his power to attract is that he makes mistakes -- sometimes on a massive scale, but as he says somewhere, he takes responsibility for them and does his best to fix the damage.
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I'm a bit of a contrarian on under-dogs. They get such a good deal in fiction, movies etc that I tend to side with the beleaguered establishment figure who's trying to keep things on an even keel. Because in turmoil, a lot of innocent people get hurt.
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LOL on the J, Lil! I fell in love with some Jacobites in my teens, but fell out of love later as I came to understand the political complexities. Was always on the side of the poor aristos in the French Revolution, and still would side with them, I think, because of the unleashing of terror and anarchy, which then led to a kind of dictatorship under Napoleon. That forms an element of my next book, in fact.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on The First Book Crush at Word Wenches
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Thanks, Jo, JoRead the Rogues. The longest lived series of Regency heroes. http://www.jobev.com/rogues.html
Toggle Commented Oct 14, 2014 on Joan Wolf, here at Word Wenches at Word Wenches
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Thanks, Sheila. Cover, title, author, back copy. All the things that make us buy a book!
Toggle Commented Oct 10, 2014 on Covers at Word Wenches
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I agree about those covers, but they wouldn't work for romance IMO. The dark mystery element would be misleading for most. Often it's the tone of a cover that has the most impact, which is why I think it's a shame that some really don't have any.
Toggle Commented Oct 10, 2014 on Covers at Word Wenches
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Yes, Kiera, Harl H do often do good covers, and they publish a wide range of historicals as well.
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Thanks, Karin. Those covers were lovely. Most of them. I wasn't at all happy with The Stolen Bride. Randal looked about 18 and Sophie looked like a shop window mannequin!
Toggle Commented Oct 10, 2014 on Covers at Word Wenches
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LOL on the tartan, Constance! But yes, done well just title and author can work very well.
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You're right, Mary. Covers are important. Sometimes they're also misleading -- both ways! There should be a truth in advertizing rule. :)
Toggle Commented Oct 10, 2014 on Covers at Word Wenches
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I so agree, Sonya. It's the way the characters aren't of our time that makes them really interesting to explore.
Toggle Commented Oct 10, 2014 on Covers at Word Wenches
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Welcome to the Wenches, Joan. I share you love of your Dark Ages books. Love your take on the Arthurian story.
Toggle Commented Oct 10, 2014 on Joan Wolf, here at Word Wenches at Word Wenches
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Good point, Claire, about back copy. That's a clincher for me, too, and sometimes it's a turn off. I know authors sometimes don't have any say, but if it makes the plot sound nonsense, or includes inaccuracies, it puts me off.
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2014 on Covers at Word Wenches
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Lil, so true about the similarities of covers. Fashion. Or lemmings. *G*
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2014 on Covers at Word Wenches
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Glad you're liking the new look indie covers, Lyn. I reckon with most authors choosing their cover style in indie it's a pretty good guide to what's inside.
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2014 on Covers at Word Wenches
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That's the problem, isn't it, Kay. A bad cover can be a real turn off.
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2014 on Covers at Word Wenches
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Annette, I'm with you about covers that actually represent the book. And that Regency ladies didn't go around with their gowns falling off, and no corset underneath! However, some manly men don't have visible chest hair. It's to do with ancestry and gene pools.
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It is easy to be led astray, Nancy. I like romantic, but if a cover is too ethereal I'm likely to think the book without substance. Yes, I can be affected by covers!
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2014 on Covers at Word Wenches
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Good point, Jackie. It's great if a cover conveys the drama and conflict, whatever that is.
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2014 on Covers at Word Wenches
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"One book set in 1880's Colorado had a ship on the cover." LOL! Sometimes, you do wonder what they're thinking.
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2014 on Covers at Word Wenches
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Jenny said: "I do remember some books that had a little picture cut out of the front so the next page could be seen. Interesting." The problem with them, apart from cost, was that they often got mangled in handling and then people wouldn't buy them. "Also the step back type, I think it was called. That is good" They still do those. My last two have had stepbacks. "Having said all that I really like your new cover Jo. The last few have been beautiful." Thanks! I'm pleased.
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2014 on Covers at Word Wenches
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Yes, I agree, Prema. Covers we can be proud of.
Toggle Commented Oct 8, 2014 on Covers at Word Wenches
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Sonya, I agree that many covers give a wrong impression to people who don't know the genre.
Toggle Commented Oct 8, 2014 on Covers at Word Wenches
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Beverly, there have been times when I'd welcome a plain cover. Sometimes they do create disturbing images in my head.
Toggle Commented Oct 8, 2014 on Covers at Word Wenches
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