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Subject: Ack! Am I seeing what I think I'm seeing?
Date Posted: 3/15/2008 10:05 PM ET
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Ever see those cover pics where you'd swear there's body parts showing?  I was browsing a shelf in the book bazaar, and I could have sworn I was seeing nipple here:  http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780872168473-Scarlet+Kisses

I couldn't find larger images, but I googled this and found this one:  http://www.rainydayreads.com/detail/0872168476.asp 

I guess that's just red underwear, but for a min there....

Date Posted: 3/15/2008 10:09 PM ET
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It does look a bit nipply in the first picture!

Date Posted: 3/15/2008 10:14 PM ET
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Yeah...and did you see the publisher is "Playboy Paperbacks"?

Why am I not buying that it was accidental?

:)

Sara

Date Posted: 3/15/2008 10:32 PM ET
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That is funny. I never look at the covers that close. But now I might have too.



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Date Posted: 3/16/2008 1:07 PM ET
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Ha Ha!  I thought so too for a second there!

Sherri

Date Posted: 3/16/2008 1:28 PM ET
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I'm sure it was supposed to look like nipples at first glance :-)

Pretty funny.

Date Posted: 3/16/2008 6:05 PM ET
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If you take a really quick look at the cover of      http://www.amazon.com/Dragon-Lords-Dark-Prince-Book/dp/1586087312/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1205705260&sr=1-1    The Dark Prince by Michelle Pillow-it looks like his "manhood' is out and his hand is on it-but it's really his thigh.  Someone on the Amazon reviews made a complaint about it but if you take a closer look it's really his thigh. 



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Date Posted: 3/16/2008 6:57 PM ET
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Wow...that's some, er, manhood!

I'm still trying to figure out how that's his thigh...it just looks weird.

Sara

Date Posted: 3/16/2008 7:00 PM ET
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Sara, I had to look close ... he's got some kind of tarzan thing on -- of course my mind is failing me for the right word.  Not a fig leaf, but a ______ ?@?!!  Regardless, it's a pretty funny illustration.  He looks like Sylvester Stallone gone wrong.

Date Posted: 3/16/2008 7:28 PM ET
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Now that's a Man-root! LOL

Karen, i think it's a loincloth you are thinking of.



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Date Posted: 3/16/2008 10:24 PM ET
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Those are some major aureoles there! ;-)

Date Posted: 3/16/2008 11:24 PM ET
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LOL  those are too funny!!

Date Posted: 3/17/2008 7:44 AM ET
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What are the publishers thinking?  These covers just keep getting tackier and tackier!  Ugh.  The covers would certainly motivate me to avoid the book if I ran across it in the book store!  Unless, of course, I loved the author or the book had gotten tons of good reviews. 

They need some better cover artists who can do more tasteful covers. 

 

Hmm . . . now the publisher's name -- now that explains it .  I think they were going for cheezy and tasteless, thinking it would sell. 



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Date Posted: 3/17/2008 8:22 AM ET
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I'm assuming someone thought the red underwear was a good idea given the name of the book "Scarlet Kisses".  What I find impossible to believe is that nobody would have noticed that the scarlet in question looks suspiciously like nip exposure.  Even up close, it still looks like at least one of them is definitely out to the breeze.:P

Date Posted: 3/17/2008 6:51 PM ET
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Ok, I looked again thinking "loincloth" and it took me awhile but I guess I see how that can work.  That's a pretty weird shaggy loincloth!

Still think it looks like a you know what!

Sara

Date Posted: 3/18/2008 12:31 PM ET
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Well he is an alien that can transform into to a dragon.  That's a great series BTW. I got them as Ebooks. 

Date Posted: 3/18/2008 3:03 PM ET
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That does look like the heroine is popping out of her dress! LOL. Once while browsing at Barnes & Noble I came across a book where the hero and heroine were naked on the cover. I kid you not. I did a double take, picked up the book (first glancing around so no one could see me examining it!haha) and realized my first impressions were right and they were naked on the cover. It was a dark black/purple color on the cover, it was a paranormal book, so it made it not as obvious. The hero's back is to you so you can't see his, err...manhood, but you could see the upper part of his butt and the heroine you could see her hip but not her front area but it's obvious they both were nekked!
Date Posted: 3/18/2008 3:24 PM ET
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Well, all nips aside, does anyone know if this is a good book?

Date Posted: 3/18/2008 3:57 PM ET
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They're naked on the cover of No Regrets by Shannon Butcher.  His arm is covering her breasts and her elbow is covering his penis. But you can see his hipbone and a bit of side-buttock and the top of his thigh.  She's quite a bit shorter than then him and the picture cuts off just above her belly button.