A lot of you may have wondered where Cover of the Month is.
No? Fair enough, well one or two of you might, so here’s the explanation…
The shock news for July is – rather like the Conservative Party leadership contest – that there isn’t one.
Why, you demand angrily? Am I ill? Am I too busy? Or is it simply that I can’t be bothered?
None of the above actually. It’s a different problem altogether – and not a good one.
I’ve looked at the historical fiction releases for July and I’m afraid I don’t really like any of the covers. They may be great books but the covers don’t do anything for me.
I know, it’s terrible and I’ve probably offended some authors and designers, but none of the covers appeal to me. There it is; what else can I say?
The alternative is for me to choose one or two covers and damn them with faint praise. I’m not saying there aren’t any good covers, I am saying that I personally don’t like them very much.
It’s possible, of course, that I’ve missed something – easily done. If I have then I’m sorry.
So this month – as a bit of a one-off – I’m asking if anyone else has an historical fiction cover that they would like to suggest [released this month only, folks] and if so, why they like it.
There you are: vox pop in action! Mention the title in a comment so that others can judge for themselves – and I can have my say too. If I like it, I’ll have to grovel of course…
By the way, August releases look promising, so don’t expect this to happen again any time soon!