In celebration of 50 years of the world’s most popular category romance series, our Covers of the Week #109 showcases four beautiful Harlequin Presents covers from the 1980s.
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Theme: Harlequin Presents 1980s
The covers for Harlequin Presents romances in the 1980s were more sensual than the 1970s covers. The solo heroine pose gave way to a clinch. Initially, the embracing couple was put against a collage background. Then later, the clinch was the only image set inside that classic round keyhole.
Various talented artists created covers for the Presents line in the 1980s. Artists from that decade included Will Davies, Fred Oakley, William Biddle, Len Goldberg, Ron Lesser, Norm Eastman, Oliviero Berni, Peter Attard, Ralph Amatrudi, Dick Kohfield, Ray Olivere, David Craig, Rudy Nappi, Tom Bjarnason, and Sharon Spiak.
Thanks to our friend Iris at Goodreads, we’ve learned so much about the talented artists who illustrated covers for the line. And much, much more about Mills & Boon artists. She’s a super knowledgeable account that anyone interested in learning about romance cover art should follow.
We’re continuing our year-long celebration of 50 years of Harlequin Presents. So for the week starting Monday, July 31, to Sunday, August 6, 2023, our Covers of the Week #109 spotlights some Harlequin Presents covers from the 1980s.
What do you think of our choices for our Covers of the Week? Have you read any of these books? Which of our picks do you like the best, if any?
Please drop a comment, and let’s talk romance.