So way back in 2013 I noticed that Booklikes was using the wrong cover for Cecilia Grant’s A Gentleman Undone: a Polish-language scholarly book on medieval history with a distinctly scholarly-book cover. And then, a meme was born: re-cover romance novels to look like academic works. The rest is history.
You can see all past covers (by me and other authors) at this Pinterest board.
Today, to celebrate my DABWAHA nomination (don’t forget to vote for True Pretenses tomorrow, Friday the 18th, from noon to midnight Eastern time) I’ll be making covers for other books in the contest! Let me know if you’ve got requests. To start off, here are covers for arch-nemeses Theresa Romain and Jeannie Lin!
1. Jeannie Lin’s The Warlord and the Nightingale:
Inspired by The Great Reform Act of 1832 by Eric J. Evans.
2. Theresa Romain’s The Sport of Baronets:
Image source: “Tiresias, Derby winner,” by James Pollard.
Inspired by An American Crisis: George Washington and the Dangerous Two Years After Yorktown, 1781-1783 by William M. Fowler and Nature’s Engraver: A Life of Thomas Bewick by Thomas Bewick.
3. Rebekah Weatherspoon’s So Sweet:
Inspired by Twitter: A Digital Socioscope.
4. Alyssa Cole’s Let It Shine:
Inspired by Welfare States and Working Mothers: The Scandinavian Experience by Arnlaug Leira.
5. Susanna Kearsley’s A Desperate Fortune:
Inspired by Politicizing Domesticity from Henrietta Maria to Milton’s Eve by Laura Lunger Knoppers.
6. Kat Latham’s Taming the Legend:
Image source: rugby ball via Wikimedia Commons.
Inspired by Luce Irigaray and the Philosophy of Sexual Difference by Alison Stone.
7. Zen Cho’s Sorcerer to the Crown:
Inspired by The Gentleman’s Daughter: Women’s Lives in Georgian England by Amanda Vickery.
8. Jenny Holiday’s Sleeping with her Enemy:
9. Eva Leigh’s Forever Your Earl:
Inspired by Colonization and the Origins of Humanitarian Governance, by Alan Lester and Fae Dussart.
More on their way!