Saturday, 2 June 2012
Shelf Candy Saturday (17)
Shelf Candy Saturday is an awesome weekly meme hosted by Five Alarm Book Reviews where each Saturday bloggers defy the saying "never judge a book by its cover" and showcase one that really catches their eye. Covers play a huge role in the books I choose so it's great to have the opportunity to showcase the pretties :)
First off, I have a quick look back at last week's shelf candy. I featured Shadows on the Moon by Zoë Marriott (here) and talked about how I loved the wrap-around on the cover graphics. I wasn't able to get a picture then, but I've taken one now to show how awesome it is:
My shelf candy for this week is A Taste of Magic by Tracy Madison.
Today is Elizabeth Stevens’ birthday, and not only is it the one-year anniversary of her husband leaving her, it’s also the day her bakery is required to make a cake—for her ex’s next wedding. If there’s a bitter taste in her mouth, no one can blame her.
But today, Liz is about to receive a gift. Her Grandma Verda isn’t just wacky; she’s a little witchy. An ancient gypsy magic has been passed through her family bloodline for generations, and it’s Liz’s turn to be empowered. Henceforth, everything she bakes will have a dash of delight and a pinch of wishes-can-come-true. From her hunky policeman neighbor, to her gorgeous personal trainer, to her bum of an ex-husband, everyone Liz knows is going to taste her power. Revenge is sweet…and it’s only the first dish to be served.
This is one of my favourite fun covers. It's cute and a little bit quirky and really suits the fun story it contains. The cut-off face leaves Elizabeth's appearance up to the reader and focuses the eye on the awesome red lipstick.
The cover also shows how she uses her magic. Liz bakes her spells into her cakes and cookies so the focus on the scrumptious looking cookie works really well. The 'love you' icing is a great tie-in as well as this is a paranormal romance after all :)
The other two books in the series have just as awesome covers, each tailored to how each character directs her magic:
So what's your shelf candy this week?