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Covers of the Week #59

may flowers

The Theme: May Flowers

May is nearing its end while Springtime is in full swing (on one half of the globe, anyway.)

Flowers are ubiquitous to Spring as they are to romance novel covers. Whether it’s just a few petals scattered in the wind or a huge array of colorful blossoms, a floral touch always enchants the eye.

The Covers

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!

(Note: there’s a missing author’s name on one of the covers! Some copy editor goofed!)

spring fury pino

Covers of the Week #20: The Four Seasons

Theme: Four Seasons

The four seasons of the year make for a wonderful romance cover art theme.

The power of love is as old as the Earth and as constant as the four seasons. To live is to love! At Sweet Savage Flame, romance is in the air all year long.

In 1971 singer/songwriter Carole King wrote the lovely song: “You’ve Got a Friend,” which detailed the lasting strength of love. James Taylor recorded it to great acclaim. Other artists like Dusty Springfield and Michael Jackson would put their own twists on the tune. These simple lyrics always stick with me:

Winter, spring, summer, fall
All you have to do is call…


Do you have a favorite time of year for romance?

The Covers

To celebrate the different seasons, from Monday, August 23, 2021, to Sunday, August 29, our 20th edition of Covers of the Week highlights four beautiful romance covers set during Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter.

The Covers (from left to right, top to bottom)

  • Spring’s Fury, Denise Domning, Topaz, 1995, Pino cover art
  • Savage Summer, Constance O’Banyon, Zebra, 1985, Ray Kursar cover art
  • Wild, Savage Love, Dana Ransom, Zebra, 1990, cover artist TBD
  • Bold Breathless Nights, Penelope Neri, Zebra, 1989, cover artist TBD.