Monday, October 29, 2007

Just the Same Old Same-Old

The first time I ever saw that strange and mystifying phenomenon known as Cover Art Repeat (hereafter referred to as CAR) I was watching "Romancing the Stone" and on the wall behind a furiously typing Joan Wilder was a cover art poster of "her" novel, previously enjoyed by Johanna Lindsey (pretty sure Fabio was on it).

Since then CARs have popped up regularly on my Romance Radar; some good, some simply awful. And despite how many repeats I've seen, I've had trouble finding them out on the Merry Olde Internet. Feel free to share any CARs you know; I'd like to do another, better one of these down the road. Thanks!
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This is the inside cover art from "Maiden of Inverness" by the late great Arnette Lamb. (Sorry it's so small; couldn't find anything larger.)
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Flip that negative, wave your magic wand and you get...
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Ta-Da! The lady in green!

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The next few aren't exact, but the models are definitely the same (Robyn, how did you get your picture quality to be so good? Mine sucks!).
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Feathers up...
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Feathers down...

(and one weird back-muscle crease)

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No feathers! Just two weird back creases!

(And just for kicks, that lovely pink gown made a comeback as well.)


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Happy Monday!

6 Comments:

Bernita said...

"one weird back muscle crease"
Indeed. The one where he obviously has his hand.

StarvingWriteNow said...

Yes, definitely there--the poor girl will have bruises for sure, but I was actually looking at that horrendous dent in his back!

spyscribbler said...

So while the horse is bucking her off his back, they're going to have a passionate kiss?

Robyn said...

Not all of mine were great, my love.

And I'm with spy. Why would passion even enter your mind on the back of a bucking horse?

StarvingWriteNow said...

Why, YES! didn't you guys know that "bucking horse" is the number one prelude to passion??

Rhonda Stapleton said...

CRAZY...I've seen that kind of thing, too, where the same models or pic were used in several covers!!