These hilarious-looking romance covers featuring animals are will tickle your funny bone. Our 99th installment of Covers of the Week is bound to make you smile.
Theme: Funny Animal Covers
Animals appear so frequently in romance novels that we often overlook what they’re up to. Whether it’s a horse rearing or birds flying high in the sky, they’re as standard in the genre as a chesty clinch. Other times, the animals are so out of place or doing something ridiculously absurd.
These covers are a perfect balance of old-school romance and comedic relief. The retro illustration style only adds to the humor of the animal characters featured.
The books we’re featuring will have you wondering what crazy shenanigans these creatures will get up to inside the pages. So sit back and enjoy a good laugh with these hilarious covers.
Don’t forget to check back next week for our 100th edition of Covers of the Week!
For the week of Monday, April 17, 2023, to Sunday, April 23, 2023, our Covers of the Week theme is “funny romance covers with animals.”
Theme Covers (from Left to Right, Top to Bottom)
- You Again, Peggy Nicholson, Harlequin, cover artist TBD
- You look from top to middle, and it’s a fine cover. You might say: “Oh look, a couple, I wonder who the artist is–” when you see the cover got photobombed by a very front-center black cat.
- Let Me Come In, Linda Jones, Dorchester, cover artist John Ennis
- A blond John DeSalvo lying down and looking at us with come hither eyes. Oh yeah, he wants us. Then we see… the three piglets. John, what do you want to do with those pigs? We’re kinky–but we’re not that kinky!
- Serendipity, Judith McWilliams, Harlequin cover artist TBD
- That guy’s really into his book. That girl is really into the guy reading his book. And that mouse? He’s standing perfectly still, hoping not to be noticed, seeming to think, “Damn, if they see me, my plans for world domination will be thwarted. Oh, why did I come to the library this early? I should have waited after closing, but my eyesight is going, and I need the light to read!”
- Lord Nighitngale’s Christmas, Judith A. Lansdowne, Zebra, cover artist Renato Aime
- Lansdowne wrote a series of 4 or 5 books featuring Mr. Nightingale, a parrot. (FYI, parrots prominently feature on a lot of Regency rovers.) That’s fine, but in each subsequent book, he moves from the background into the foreground and gets bigger and bigger, like some horror movie figure. I mean, look at him on the hero’s shoulder: he’s a giant. Does he want to be the hero? Or does he want to be part of a throuple clinch?
What do you think of this week’s theme of funny romance covers featuring silly animals? Do any of the covers stand out to you as a favorite?
Do you have a recommendation for a future Covers of the Week theme? Let us know, and we’ll try it out.
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