Thanks to The Passive Voice, which is an indie writer site very well worth checking out, I discovered that Amazon is showcasing a whole bunch of indie books in all sorts of categories for the month of October.
Go here to check it out … Powered by Indie
So, I checked it out and decided to do a little digging. I opened up the Romance category, which is a genre I only have a vague familiarity with, but much to my surprise, the majority of the cover art features beefcake, all by himself. (scroll down past the ‘featured’ sections to the actual listings and you’ll see what I mean)
Well, colour me gobsmacked, I thought to myself. One would think there’d be a female form divine somewhere in the picture, but no.
I then checked out the standard Romance category and it appears there’s a whole bunch of covers with NO bodies, beefcake-y or otherwise on the covers, and loads more with just a woman (I assume the female half of the ‘romance’) with her back to the fourth wall, or at best looking coyly over her shoulder at us. Odd, I thought to myself.
Have any Romance readers noticed this as well?
P.S. I could only find it at Amazon (dot) com