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Covers of the Week #82: James Griffin

Covers of the Week JAMES GRIFFIN

Artist: James Griffin

Artist James Griffin is a fine artist who has been illustrating romance covers since the 1970s. He has painted covers for almost every major romance publisher, getting his big start with Fawcett. He famously painted many stunning covers for Jennifer Blake

His career in romance continued well into the 2010s and as he moved from painting in oils to using digital technology.

James Griffin‘s covers from the 1980s and 1990s are quite distinct from his 21st-century ones, even though both periods are stunning.

His “classic” era artwork is dramatic with windswept hair and passionate embraces. James Griffin’s graceful aesthetic resulted in romance covers that emotionally resonated with readers.

The Covers

For the week of Monday, December 12, 2022, to Sunday, December 18, 2022, our Covers of the Week focuses on the early romance covers painted by artist James Griffin.

The Covers from Left to Right, Top to Bottom

  • Forever Paradise, Amanda North, Zebra, 1990
  • Nicole La Belle, Cordia Byers, Fawcett, 1984
  • Barbados, Cynthia Wright, Ballantine, 1995
  • Louisiana Dawn, Jennifer Blake, Fawcett, 1987

Your Opinion

What do you think of these romance covers illustrated by James Griffin? Have you read any of these books? Which of our picks do you like the best, if any?

Do you have suggestions or requests for future Covers of the Week themes you’d like to see on Sweet Savage Flame? Let us know, and we’ll do our best to create a gallery of stunning art!

Please drop a comment, and let’s talk romance.