Heather sent me a pile of links to epic covers awhile back, and I realized, as I was looking at them for about the fifth time, we haven't discussed the TRUE COLOR OF ROMANCE in awhile.
That would be fuchsia, if you're curious. Only because of this site have I memorized how to spell “fuchsia.” It used to be one of those words I could never get right on the first try – but now, it's all good, mostly because of old skool romance covers. Fuchsia is named for the fuchsia flower, which I happen to love a lot for hanging baskets, but the color itself I love even MORE.
And fuchsia is one of those colors we don't see much of anymore. Covers that are redone for reissues are rarely replete with the fuchsia. For example:
Oh, yeah. That's some fuchsia. The dress, the backdrop, even the hero's hair is echoing a little bit of the fuchsia.
The new cover is Not the Fuchsia:
Which do you like better? I'm all about the fuchsia, though I know that cover on the shelf wouldn't work with all it's fuchesty.
What, more fuchsia? Oh, yeah. Heather found ALL the best fuchsia.
FUCHSIA and a CURLY MULLET?! I need to go to bed now, becuase there's no way the day can get any better than Fuchsia + Curly Mullet.
And Sweet Holy Soul Glo, that's about the curliest mullet I've ever seen. (And good golly, no wonder he hasn't lifted her up – her hair must weigh six stone.)
Anyway, back in the day, fuchsia was everywhere. EVERYWHERE.
When Fuchia was in Egypt's Laaaaaaaand! Egypt was fuchia and populated with very fair women and pink-haired Fabio? I had no idea!
Also: this book is about Anqet and Count Seth. I don't think I could love a hero name more than “Count Seth.”
This image is from the Fabio fanclub website, which is about the best fuchia and mantitty repository ever assembled.
The Goodreads review stars for this book seem very complimentary, so I'm curious about it. But I confess, I like the original cover much better than the Subtle Bejeweled Peen cover.
Not nearly enough fuchsia in that cover. So, what's your favorite fuchsia cover from days of yore? Share share!