Dark Debt (Chicagoland Vampires #11) by Chloe Neill
Ah Chicagoland Vampires; whenever I think the era of all the silly covers is over, this is the series that keeps on giving. Look at this one! We’ve got the crouching into battle, the tight sexy leather, the grossly inappropriate for the weather clothes, and high heel boots. Oh dear gods, Merit is wearing high heel boots while crouching in tight leather in the rain while her long hair blows in the wind and she looks sexily at the camera.
Let’s repeat that: Merit is wearing high heel boots while crouching in tight leather in the rain while her long hair blows in the wind and she looks sexily at the camera. Merit would actually have to stab herself.
Poisoned by Deceit (The One Rises #4) by Anna Wolfe
This cover is right in so many ways. It focuses on the protagonist, Edie and it’s a really good representation of her and she definitely isn’t whitewashed. It shows the setting as well… but it is lacking in any supernatural elements which I think Urban Fantasy books really do need that.
It’s good in many ways so I feel grumpy by saying I just don’t like the art style of this series
Anthology covers always have trouble to convey several different stories and characters. So time to go to the old staple of Urban Fantasy covers! Twisty spines, midrifts, arse first and leather.
But, hey, tiger tattoo! Rawr!
Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Charley Davidson #4) by Darynda Jones
I know it helps to have all of your covers of a series have a unified theme but there reaches a point where the covers are just too indistinguishable. Here we have Charley, her spin bent in each show, her backside presented each time and a scythe casually present in each case. Bonus skull as well. The covers are pretty standard (and we have a whole lot of spine twisting arse first poses this week) that I may end up copying and pasting my comments each week.
The Blushing Bounder (Iron Seas #0.4) by Meljean Brook
A very generic Steampunk cover - which isn’t a bad thing. I do like me a bit of steampunk. I do think, though, that Meljean Brook has such an original world that it would benefit from covers that reflect that. Also that cut out in the bottom corner seems… bemusingly out of place. Tattoos and a tank top? In Steampunk? What? Why? Did the lack of twisted spines and tight leather make the book feel left out?