Do you think the cover model knew what the image would look like when he posed? I doubt it. Some will say this is slightly over the top as far as covers go. It is silly. Very silly. But I actually like it. Except that the cover model has dark hair.
Jack is a blonde. Although over the top, it has all the right swag for the story. Come on, that deserves something.
It has been voted in many blogs as being one of the worst covers ever. Have they really looked at some of the others out there? I will need to do a post of my own.
Now, This…This is a bad book cover. He is sitting in a puddle,for Christ’s sake, and do they not see the wee people? And what about the shadow? I could go on… but I will save it. There is another by Krentz.. check this one out.
Goodness Sake. Where do I even begin?
So, in terms of a terrible book cover, I think that Master of Seduction is pretty good. MacGregor/Kenyon put out another cover, this one is a little more subtle.
Kinley MacGregor and Sherrilyn Kenyon are one in the same. According to Wikipedia, the author’s name is Sherrilyn Kenyon. She wrote historical romance under the MacGregor name. As Kenyon, she has written her paranormal books/novels.
“A book is a set of written words or pictures on electronic or physical pages while a novel is a type of book that has a narrative structure and story. Novels are fictional, but books can be characterized as fiction or nonfiction.” According to Reference.com.
It is nice that the reference is actually no help whatsoever. Thanks Reference.com!
MacGregor/Kenyon is an exceptional writer. I loved Master of Seduction. There is a way about the Hero that is illusive and attractive. He has the bad boy attitude, the jaded hero, the tortured soul. This guy is all of those things, and it is written so well, that his character seems believable. That is hard to do. I have read a lot of books were the author almost makes it, but there is a tic in there that isn’t quite right. Forgivable, really. But to have someone write one as perfect as she wrote Jack Rhys is rare. And Lorelei, even though she is put in an uncomfortable position, does an excellent job of keeping her head and her spirits up. Never once did her character do anything that made me think twice about liking her.
Here is the story:
The infamous pirate Black Jack Rhys never encountered a ship he could not board or a woman he could not bed. But the dashing brigand may have met his match in the fiery beauty who has vowed to bring him to justice . . .
A fearless, flame-haired enchantress, Lorelei Dupree believes she has a duty to her fiancé and to the city of Charleston to help end the reign of the notorious Black Jack. But when the bold pirate eludes her carefully set trap, she suddenly finds herself the prisoner of the irresistible criminal they call “Master of Seduction.” Once trapped in Jack’s intoxicating gaze, Lorelei feels herself falling under the handsome rogue’s sensuous spell. And now the terror of the high seas faces the one peril he never anticipated—for though he has stolen so many hearts, he never dreamed he’d meet a woman who could so effortlessly conquer his own.
The back of the book is a little better:
All the lovely Lorelei Dupree had in mind was helping her fiancee and the city of Charleston by setting up a trap for the infamous pirate Black Jack Rhys. She certainly never intended to let him kidnap her. And she most definitely has no intention of losing her heart to a man so skilled in the arts of love that they called him the master of seduction.
Black Jack Rhys had a score to settle with an old enemy. Kidnapping his adversary’s fiancee seemed like the perfect answer. But the man who’d won the hearts of a thousand women hadn’t counted on falling in love himself.
That above is a little more accurate. Romance,adventure and high seas action are what you are in store for with this book. Thrown in are the excellent push and shove of the two main characters as they fight what both of their hearts are trying to tell them.
If you would like to read more about Sherrilyn Kenyon and the books she wrote under Kinley MacGregor, check out her website at http://www.sherrilynkenyon.com/