Cover Awe: Bright and Golden Colors

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Where Wild Peaches Grow by Cade Bentley. A Black woman faces away from the cover. She has a curly afro and is wearing an orange, sleeveless shirt. Framing her are branches and leaves and fruit of a peach tree. The cover at the top transitions from a brilliant blue to a golden yellow at the bottom.

Cover design by Leah Jacobs-Gordon

Amanda: What a sunny cover that definitely taps into my longing for winter to end already.

Sarah: That’s a cover I would cross a room to look at.

Kiki: This is so beautifully warm that it feels like it is actively glowing—perfect color design.

Of Charms, Ghosts, & Grievances by Aliette De Bodard. An Asian man with long hair and antlers reclines against a golden carpet. In his hand, he holds a book open.

Cover art by Ravven

From Joanne: I had this preordered before it had a cover, and it arrived on my kindle this week. It’s so pretty though! I really want a jacket with the fabric of his coat.

Shana: Hellooooo there. This is a yummy cover.

Amanda: Getting Jareth from Labyrinth vibes!

Sarah: Oh that is gorgeous. Jareth vibes for sure, and this other dude I saw in a lot of gifsets on Tumblr about six years ago. It’s going to make my brain itchy until I remember or figure out what to google.

Friday I'm in Love by Camryn Garrett. A Black woman in a big poofy dress with her hands on her hips as she throws her head back. The dress skirt is made of tiered ruffles, with each one being the color of the rainbow, starting with red on top.

Cover art by Erick Davila

Shana: Ok, but how do I get this dress?

Amanda: I love the colors and movement and joy!

Sarah: Every time I see this cover, and I see it a lot, I think, “That is a good cover.”

The Portrait of a Duchess by Scarlett Peckham. A woman with light brown skin and brown curls piled above her head is wearing a golden dress. A man with his shirt unbuttoned kneels before her, taking her hand. In the background is a painting on a easel of the woman, wearing the same dress and leaning against a stone wall.

Amanda: The FemDom energy in this cover 🔥

Kiki: The yellow and purple are giving RICH rich.

Sarah:I am In Love with the retro type treatment.

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  1. OuchOuchOuch says:

    In my country, there is a brand of passionfruit-flavoured soft drink, the packaging of which is in the very same purple and yellow as “The Portrait of a Duchess”. I love that colour combination so much that neither the soda nor the book loses out by the comparison.

  2. DiscoDollyDeb says:

    Purple, green, and gold: it’s Mardi Gras, baby!

  3. Lisa F says:

    Beautiful stuff!

  4. denise says:

    so many beautiful spring colors!

  5. Kris says:

    I’m fed up with winter and all these covers make me think Summer!

  6. TinaNoir says:

    All of these are simply lovely. The vibrant colors. But from a the bottom of my old skool loving romance novel heart, I have to say that that Scarlett Peckham cover is simply fantastic.

    The composition of the picture, the portrait, his open shirt, her haughty look, the font of the title — it is all giving Shirlee Busbee, Rebecca Brandewyne, Janelle Taylor realness!

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