Cover Artists

Covers of the Week #72: Autumn Leaves

We’re a few days late for the Autumnal Equinox. For our Covers of the Week starting Monday, September 26, 2022, until Sunday, October 2, 2022, let’s welcome Autumn with these vibrant romance covers displaying couples in passionate embraces.

autumn romance cover

Covers of the Week #71

By the end of the 1990s, the clinch cover was not the only option for romance books. For the week of Monday, September 26, 2022, to Sunday, October 2, our Covers of the Week features plain romance covers without couples or clinches.

tradewinds

Covers of the Week #70

Covers of the Week #70, for the week of Monday, September 19, 2022, to Sunday, September 25, highlights the impressionistic stylings of cover artist Charles Geer.

my lady destiny

Covers of the Week #69

Jon Paul Ferrara is one of the most talented artists/photographers in the industry. His covers appear regularly in the most select novels, particularly romance. For our Covers of the Week for Monday, August 1, 2022, to Sunday, August 7, 2022, we’re highlighting the early romance covers by Jon Paul Ferrara.

honeyed lies

A Closer Look: Walter and Marie Popp

Did you know about the romance illustrator who hid his wife’s name in his signature? It was artist Walter Popp. This was because, for many years, he and his wife Marie painted the covers together!

walter marie popp

Covers of the Week #67

Judy York has been a book cover illustrator for nearly thirty years. She produced artwork for many publishers, including Ballantine, Berkley, Dorchester, Harlequin, and Zebra.

desires-song-judy-york

Covers of the Week #66

For the week of Monday, July 11, 2022, to Sunday, July 17, 2022, here are some romance covers designed by artist Charles Gehm.

border fires gehm

Historical Romance Review: Cherish Me, Embrace Me by Sylvie F. Sommerfield

This review is of Cherish Me, Embrace Me by Sylvie F. Sommerfield. The book begins in 1851 in France. The coming revolution forces Jules Dubonne, his wife Marie, and their three children, sons Alexander and Dante, and daughter, Celeste, to leave France. They journey to a new home they believe will be free from war and violence, America. They will soon discover the fallacy of that belief. 4.80 stars

cherish me, embrace me berni

Covers of the Week #63 June Brides Historical

We’re wrapping up our month-long feature on weddings and brides on covers. For the week of Monday, June 20 to Sunday, June 26, 2022, let’s hear it for historical brides!

betray the night

Covers of the Week #62

This week from Monday, June 13, 2022, to Sunday, June 19, 2022, we’re celebrating weddings. Here are some Regency-era romance covers featuring brides and grooms.

lord carews bride

Two Gay Romance Firsts: The Happily Ever After Ending and Clinch Cover

Gordon Merrick created the legendary Peter & Charlie gay romance series. The trilogy portrayed the first mainstream love story between two men that concluded happily ever after. Another milestone in gay fiction occurred when they were reprinted in the 1980s. A young artist named Victor Gadino illustrated the iconic clinch covers. Never before had two men been pictured so intimately on romance novels.

gay romance

Historical Romance Review: Tender Savage by Phoebe Conn

This review is of Tender Savage, a standalone Zebra Lovegram by Phoebe Conn. Tender Savage starts in Wilmington, Delaware, in June 1862. The book spans from June 1862 to September 1863 during the American Civil War. 3 stars

tender savage phoebe conn

Covers of the Week #60

Bruce Emmett is a Canadian-born artist whose romance covers are marked by a naturalistic aspect. For the week of Monday, May 30, 2022, to Sunday, June 4, 2022, we’re displaying some stunning Bruce Emmett covers for you to marvel at.

bruce emmett

Covers of the Week #59

For the week of Monday, May 23, 2022, to Sunday, May 29, 2022, let’s enjoy the beauty of the merry month of May with a floral tribute. These romance covers are blooming with beauty and love!

scarlet lady ginsburg cover flowers

Historical Romance Review: Midnight Fires by Carol Finch

This review is of Midnight Fires by Carol Finch. This Zebra historical romance set during the war of 1812 is a typical Carol Finch book. It’s very good, but lacking the dynamic qualities to make it great. 4 stars

midnight fires carol finch
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