Lately I am struck by the "50 Shades of Grey" covers. Okay, I do get it. Those new to reading erotica don't want those in the doctor's offices to know what they're reading. But please, have we not gotten to the point in our female liberation when we can declare what we like to read?
Is this not akin to declaring to our partners what we like in bed?
I think so.
I remember so well the Bad Old Days of Concept Covers, meaning Georgia O'Keefe flowers, et al. Budding flowers, for godssakes.
Now we have truth in advertising and suddenly, bam, we're back to grey and plain stuff. Ties and champagne glasses for cover art?
Give me a man. Or a woman. Or both. Or many of each!
What do you think?
To grey-scale or not?
To concept or calling a spade/ drawing a spade as a spade?
(And below is one of my FAVE COVERS from TEB, FOR HER HONOUR. A spade. A blade! YUM!)