If there’s one thing Fifty Shades fever has done for us, it’s this: the fuchsia romance covers of old are now terribly passé. And now everyone’s looking to tart up — or rather, tone down — their own cover images to get some of that sweet trend-marketing action.
Let me save you some time and present several free images for you to use! All I ask in return is that you give credit. In skywriting. Near any major city. Bonus points for adding ‘SURRENDER DOROTHY.’ (Do you think skywriters get sick of that joke? I bet they do.)
Picture of: a kitchen whisk.
Picture of: an elephant cream pitcher and a whale butter dish.
Picture of: matched olive oil and balsamic vinegar dispensers.
Picture of: c’est une pipe.
Suitable for: The Paid Companion by Amanda Quick, or any other historical romantic suspense.
And since sci-fi romance is making a comeback…
Picture of: a Ferengi shot glass.
Picture of: a Klein bottle.
Suitable for: Chain Reaction by Zoë Archer.
Picture of: a miniature dachshund named Elwood T. Cholmondeley.
Suitable for: proving that Elwood likes getting his photo taken and insists on sticking his face in front of any camera I pick up. Further proof in color follows.