Cover Poll: Are They Doing It?

I have been looking at the stepback for Cathy Maxwell’s upcoming book The Earl Claims His Wife for a few hours now, and I can’t figure it out. Here’s the front cover:

Book Cover

The Earl, in the stepback, to my way of thinking, is indeed claiming his wife. Take a look:

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Seriously, are they doing it? I mean, that’s one hell of an o-Face right there:

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So, I ask you – what’s your call? Doing it? Or just having a bit of an asthma problem? Swallowing invisible avocados? If you think they’re not Doing It, then tell me in the comments, what ARE they doing? I’ll draw a winner to take home their own copy of The Earl Claims His Wife.

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  1. 1
    Lorelie says:

    And she’s faking it.

  2. 2

    That’s just what it looked like last night when two characters “did it” on HOUSE. *snerk* Straddle, baby, straddle.

  3. 3
    Silver James says:

    LOLOL, Lorelie! Right on!

  4. 4
    Brad Hanon says:

    Well, if I were explaining it to a small child with a disapproving parent staring at me, I’d go with: “It’s her bedtime, so that’s why they’re on a bed, and she’s sitting on his lap while he tells her a story. They’re making those faces ‘cause it’s a really good story.”

  5. 5

    Oh Yeah, she’s faking.

    But look at the flush on his face!

  6. 6
    Niveau says:

    My biggest problem with it is that, if you look closely at his back, his pants still look done up. I mean, if they were open at the front, I don’t think the back would be so… snug. I still voted yes, though.

  7. 7
    Rowan says:

    Oh, they’re totally doing it…

    Although I think maybe he’s narcoleptic and has fallen asleep on her.

    That is not a good look for him.

  8. 8
    dangrgirl says:

    Hey, at least she’s on top, right?

  9. 9
    Lorelie says:

    That’s just what it looked like last night when two characters “did it” on HOUSE. *snerk* Straddle, baby, straddle.

    That was my second thought!!

  10. 10
    Cathy in AK says:

    By the look on his face, I’d say he’s already done it.  Her, not so much.

  11. 11
    AnnB says:

    No. It’s a Fabreeze commercial.

  12. 12

    They’re doing it. Have you ever looked at your DH’s face when you’re together? It’s not roses and sunshine. It looks painful, like he’s having a hard time breathing. Just about accurate, I’d say:)

  13. 13
    Camilla says:

    I think they’re dry humping. So romantic, so touching.

    Inside24 Its not really sex unless he’s inside 24/7.

  14. 14

    He’s giving her a massage…yeah, that’s right a massage. At least that’s what we told our little guy when he walked in on us.

  15. 15
    Katiebabs says:

    She’s thinking, more cowbell.

    No need to enter me into the contest.

  16. 16
    Sarah McG says:

    They are obviously members of a choir and are rehearsing their duet. The lady is helping him reach some high notes that would be difficult to attain on his own.

  17. 17
    kate r says:

    I agree with the napping theory. He’s already drooled down her chest.

  18. 18
    Carin says:

    They are totally doing it.  But she’s a master assassin.  She’ll pop his head off any moment.

  19. 19
    Christina says:

    I’m trying to figure out what else they could possibly be doing. Singing a duet about their love? Possibly, but why the second pose, then? Making salsa using their stomachs? That’s a little messy. Playing ponies? Well, then he’d be facing the other way… so… yes.

    Doing it. Totally doing it.

    I want to know where the front of her skirt went. I’m pretty sure they only make gowns with a short front and a sweeping long back to go in plastic packages to be sold as Halloween costumes/stripperwear.

  20. 20
    Jen Penny says:

    Yeah I’m leaning towards singing a duet. Perhaps they were so shaken up by the death of Patrick Swayze it’s a rendition of I’ve Had the Time of My Life?

    And of course they’re singing while totally doing it.

  21. 21
    Phyllis says:

    dry humping. he’s about to whip it out, though. and I agree – where’s the rest of her dress? Must be one of those that’s supposed to have an underskirt and 5 petticoats.

    (spam word: know58. They know 58 ways to do the humpty-hump)

  22. 22
    Miranda says:

    Looks like. I’m glad to see Kevin Bacon-crossed-with-a-character-from-those-weird-Christmas specials) enjoying himself.

  23. 23
    Cate says:

    Based on what I know of romance novels, she’s probably a virgin and thus very confused about how to “do it.” The cover image seems to be depicting what we today might describe as “backing up on it,” but of course her silly skirt is in the way so there’s no real “it” going on. Does it count as doing it if she thinks she’s doing it but she’s doing it wrong?

    In the second picture, though…again I don’t think they’re “doing it,” but she is giving him one hell of a dry-hump burn on his johnson. Fire crotch strikes again!

  24. 24
    Gwynnyd says:

    I voted “no” because I think this is simple miscommunication.  Her mommy told her that she would not be his wife until they “slept together” and while he is trying manfully to snooze off after the other stuff to complete the ritual, she is determined to stay awake so she can remain his wife “in name only.”  She pinches his earlobe every few seconds to make sure he does not nod off.

  25. 25
    R-Tam says:

    “Son, get out, daddy’s fixing mummy’s back!”

  26. 26
    Jacquilynne says:

    The Earl’s housekeeper has recently invented Downy and he’s enjoying how snuggly soft and fresh her dress feels.

  27. 27
    Lorelie says:

    I want to know where the front of her skirt went. I’m pretty sure they only make gowns with a short front and a sweeping long back to go in plastic packages to be sold as Halloween costumes/stripperwear.

    You know those dolls where you can “grow” and “cut” their hair? Her skirt’s like that. There’s a lever in her back.

  28. 28
    Natalie K says:

    It looks like they are doing it. They’re definitely not playing whist.

    If he’s asleep, I hope he doesn’t relax his hold too much or she’s falling backwards.

  29. 29

    His pants are still up in the back and they don’t look loose enough to be undone in the front.

    I vote dry-humping.

  30. 30
    Missy Ann says:

    I just came here to post the dude/duke/earl *whatever* totally looks like Thomas Jane = Ray Drekker on Hung. Which makes her one very lucky gal.

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