Tuesday, July 30, 2013
This is one of the enlarged covers by Allan Kass. We see our couple up close and dominant in the picture. They stand in a idyllic scene with a pretty bridge crossing a small waterfall. Allan is great in creating places where we'd love to visit!
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Allan Kass creates a busy and crowded cover for this story with our couple in the middle of a ball. Our heroine is lovely and golden while the hero is dashing in his regimentals! I like the Spanish lady in the background, who, in black, is a direct dark contrast to our heroine.
Saturday, July 27, 2013
This is a charming cover by Allan Kass. I love the hero; he's so handsome and elegant. The heroine is lovely in her lilac gown and we get a glimpse of a cold winter's day. Allan is a master at the details: the wine glass, her fan, the paintings and her jewelry. Always a lot to see and admire in a Kass illustration!
Friday, July 26, 2013
Allan Kass creates an almost pensive cover for this book. Our hero and heroine are walking in a park or garden and probably discussing the debt owed by her brother. I like that the heroine looks young while our hero is charming. A good example of Kass's earlier work.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
This is one of Allan Kass's most beautiful covers! I love the setting of our couple standing in the snow outside of this beautiful mansion. Our heroine is fashionably dressed in a vivid red fur edged coat with a whimsical hat while the hero is draped in green wool. Their expressions say it all here: they're in love.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
I like this cover by Allan Kass. Our couple have been riding and we see a beautiful splash of countryside. Our heroine is wearing a dashing military styled riding habit while the hero wears more traditional riding dress. It makes me wonder if they're planning and plotting themselves! Allan's outside scenes are always accurate and drawn with detail in mind.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Allan Kass places our couple in a garden which is near the center of a village. We can't tell if they met by chance or came together, but it's a beautiful place for a declaration of love. I like all of the colors of the blooming flowers and the setting is very picturesque.
Dawn Lindsey is one of Signet's popular authors and wrote many regencies under their name. Seven were illustrated by Allan Kass.
Monday, July 15, 2013
Allan Kass gives us a delightful cover picture of our hero and heroine. What I love about his early work is the immense detail that goes into every cover. Note the carving on the fireplace mantel and the bookshelf beyond. Our hero is amorous while our heroine is lovely in yellow and emeralds. Click on the photo to enlarge and enjoy.
Sunday, July 14, 2013
I think this is a lovely cover by Allan Kass. I love the heroine's white ball gown and her white pearl jewelry. Our hero is also handsome in his black tie and the evening colors emphasize the setting and their coloring.
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Edith writes about 4 different girls and their tales of love during each season. Felicia, Adela, Bronwen, and Marjorie's stories intertwine and culminate in the story about Felicia's mother, Rachel. I think the cover by Allan Kass is interesting in that it shows each of the seasons but only one couple. It almost has a vintage plate look!
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Allan Kass does a great job showing our roue hero and our virtuous heroine here! I love the style of her coral regency day dress with the ruff and sheer bodice insert while our hero is dashing in black jacket and buff pantaloons. Notice the large dog on the floor. It's a homey scene and a great romance cover.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Allan Kass's beautiful depiction of our heroine is definitely the focal point of this cover. Her unique gown of red, white, and blue may be a mocking jest at the English where she is making her presentation.
There are a few regencies where the heroine was American, but it would have been uncommon for one to travel the ocean during the regency, which was a time of hostility between the two countries.
Monday, July 8, 2013
An unusual action cover by Allan Kass, here we see our hero and the two ladies involved in this story. Annabelle is the blonde that the hero is helping with the bow and Leonora stands behind watching. I like the beautiful depiction of the grounds with the topiary gardens. It's also an interesting cover since The Hunger Games has made archery popular again.
Sunday, July 7, 2013
I like this cover because we see both heroes with our heroine! Allan Kass does a superb job illustration the angelic duke with the rakish marquis and their jealousy. I think the heroine is gorgeous in her mint green ball gown and love her matching jewels. It's an elegant cover and one of Allan's best examples of his "early regency" work.
Saturday, July 6, 2013
I think this ranks as one of my favorite covers by Allan Kass! I love the hero, who is a typical Kass hero: mid 30's, handsome, chiseled, and well dressed. The heroine is lovely in her sapphire blue gown, which flatters her dark hair and matches her blue eyes. They stand in an elegant room full of beautiful objects of art where you can almost feel the heat of the fire, too. Click to enlarge and enjoy!
Friday, July 5, 2013
Allan Kass creates a romantic cover for this novel. I like the simplicity of the park setting with our heroine dressed as if she had been taking a stroll in the garden. We definitely feel as if we're intruding on an intimate scene!
Sadly, Edith Layton died a few years ago, but she became a very popular romance author. You can find her book list at edithlayton.com
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Allan Kass creates an intricate cover for this book. I love the heroine's braided hair. Her simple dress and shawl are elegant, but fitting for a companion. The hero wears an unusual shade of blue for his jacket which suit his coloring. I like the elegant features of this room; Allan always adds the extra detail!
Emma Lange has written other titles for Signet that weren't illustrated by Allan Kass.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
I like this cover by Allan Kass of our couple at a ball. Our heroine is prettily dressed for the occasion. I like the combination of green and gold with her red hair. The hero is dashing in formal wear and it's always interesting to see extra couples in Allan's covers.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
This is such a beautiful cover by Allan Kass! I love the outdoor setting and it looks so cool and idyllic. Our hero is definitely dashing and the heroine very pretty in her purple riding dress. It seems as if they've come to an understanding while standing in this sylvan area.