In the early 1990s, Diamond Books released romance novels with stunning covers created by renowned artists. Our Covers of the Week #113 features some of these beauties.
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Theme: Diamond Books (A Division of Berkley Publishing)
In the early 1990s, Berkley Publishing released romance novels through their Diamond Books imprint for a couple of years. (The imprint had existed for many years, but not strictly for romances.)
These included historical romances under the Diamond Books banner, Western romances under Diamond Wildflower Romance, Regency-era romances through the Diamond Regency Romance line, gothic romances, and a special series called The Charleston Women.
While the Diamond romance imprint was short-lived, it was noteworthy for one particular reason: the stunning covers. Just about all the big-name cover artists for historical romances from the early 1990s illustrated at least one cover—or more—for Diamond. These names include Pino Daeni, Robert McGinnis, Elaine Duillo, her daughter Melissa Duillo-Gallo, John Ennis, Leslie Pellegrino-Peck, Franco Accornero, and more.
Diamond also published horror books with equally great covers (they must have taken a page out of Kensington Publisher’s business plan for Zebra Books, which were legendary for their horror and romance paperback covers in the 1980s and 1990s).
For the week of Monday, August 28 to Sunday, September 3, 2023, please enjoy these lovely romance covers by Diamond Books for Sweet Savage Flame’s Covers of the Week #113.
What do you think of these romances? Have you read any of them? Which of our picks do you like the best, if any?
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