I bet you thought our original post about WTF romance novel covers was going to be the last one, didn’t you? Well, SURPRISE! Here we are again with a brand new crop of WTF covers for your enjoyment.
And please, before anyone jumps on me for being mean, I’m not calling anyone out just to be cruel. I just want to rehab the genre and crush the stupid romance stigma once and for all. And frankly, unless covers like these go away, we’ll never be able to do that. So, to anyone who might be offended... bygones.
So, I first saw this one at a thumbnail size and thought the title of this book was “Rectum.” I now see the error of my ways. But, (ha! See what I did there?) there’s still the matter of the guy who seems to be jacking off and ejaculating glass shards all over the place to deal with on this cover. I find it disturbing.
I don’t know what it is about shifter romance that makes authors think they need headless abs, a half-naked woman AND a wolf on the cover. It ends up just being a busy Photoshopped mess. (And off topic: Do men shave their armpits now? Is that a thing? I know romance novel cover models wax off their chest hair, but armpits, too? When will it end???) Special note from the Design Dude: No, shaving arm pits is most definitely NOT a thing for men. This dude is just weird.
Now, I’ll never claim to be an expert on bugs, but I don’t think it’s normal for butterflies to be flying around in the rain like that. Pretty sure they’d find a place to land and wait for the rain to stop. And is this book about a shirtless butterfly wrangler who isn’t smart enough to come in out of the rain? I find this all very confusing, and it leaves me with WAY too many questions.