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We are all familiar with the cover for Taking a Shot by Jaci Burton, right? Gorgeous hockey player with sweat trailing down spectacular abs? Hit the best seller lists? Let’s take another look since it’s never painful to stare at this one.

Taking A Shot

I’m not just posting that for the drool-factor. Really. Mad was on Facebook today and discovered a new cover that left us both speechless.

Taking Shots

Huh. Taking Shots vs Taking a Shot. Shirtless, ripped model with skates tossed carelessly over his shoulder. Similar backgrounds. Even the font is similar. I think we are pushing coincidence a little too far here.

Oh, Loveswept. I am so disappointed and a little angry that you would underestimate the intelligence of romance readers. Is making an attempt at originality that painful and scary?

We’re calling total WTFery on this one.

Updated:

As I was looking at Amazon, I found the original cover for Taking Shots. And then I was sent another cover for it.

Taking Shots 2

Taking Shots 1

This title was originally self published by Toni Aleo with these covers then purchased by Random House/Loveswept. And that is where what appears to be a blatant bait and switch is occurring.

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Cover WTFery

We’re always posting about the gorgeous covers we find online but tonight I saw a couple that just begged to be posted. Not because they were AMAZING but because they’re the opposite.

First up is this one. At first glance, I thought the guy was sitting on the toilet. On second glance, I thought he was taking himself in hand under that red scarf or blanket or what have you. I remember seeing this in the RT magazine months ago and it was still one I remembered when we were talking about awful covers on Twitter tonight.

Second cover, I saw this come through my GoodReads feed and at first I thought it was her shoulder that looked like that until Lillie said it wasn’t her shoulder, it was her boobage. She looks like she’s about to fall over from the weight of it. :X

Have any covers jumped out at you for the wrongness of it all? Share! 🙂

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