If you saw it, would you read it? Prince of Air and Darkness by Jenna Black
About the front:
Teeheehee. So. Um. Normally, I won’t even comment on a cover with a naked man chest. Why? Well … because I think they are seriously over done. Yes. Seriously. I am boycotting man chest. Backs I’m good with. However, when I first saw this man chest, I um … well … had to look twice. Yes, yes, yes I did. I love the black and gold in this. It’s in the foreground, the middle ground and the background. And by middle, I do mean his chest. I love that I cannot see his face because then I get a chance to imagine what he looks like. In my mind, I’m immediately thinking paranormal — I mean, he is floating in the middle of the image and his 6-pack so perfectly formed he has to be a figment of my imagination. Of course there’s those other muscles … yeah … those … showing, too and we know what that leads to. So while normally I am NOT intrigued by man chests, this one did the trick.
Now let’s look at what the back says:
It’s not easy being the son of evil incarnate…
Hunter Teague is the prince of the Unseelie Court, the dark half of Faerie. Raised in an atmosphere of unspeakable cruelty, Hunter has learned the lessons of his mother, the Queen of Air and Darkness, and he’s ready to put them to use. He’s on a mission, one that will shift the balance of power in Faerie forever: he will seduce the Seelie king’s mortal daughter and sire a child upon her—a child who will be heir to both the Seelie and the Unseelie thrones. Hunter has never met a mortal woman he couldn’t seduce…until now.
Kiera Malone is a self-employed web designer and a self-professed cynic. She doesn’t believe in magic or soulmates, let alone her mother’s ridiculous claims to have slept with the mythical Faerie King. But when Hunter hires her to design a website, Kiera finds herself drawn to him in ways that seem almost magical. He’s gorgeous and sexy as sin, the kind of man any woman would swoon over—but her every instinct warns her there’s something dangerous lurking beneath his charming façade.
To succeed in his mission, Hunter must let himself get closer to Kiera than he ever planned. Soon, he finds himself burdened with the one thing a prince of the Unseelie Court can’t afford: a conscience. Now Hunter must betray either the woman who is slowly working her way into his heart, or the Queen of Air and Darkness…who would destroy him and Kiera both.
Does it match? Front to Back without the in between?
“He’s gorgeous and sexy as sin…” <– That says it all. See? This cover and that blurb are dead on ‘the same’. It screams paranormal. The chest = romance. And the overall ‘danger’ in the city is equally reflected in the ‘danger’ in the blurb. Yep. This is a cover-blurb winner.
Where I’d read it
Somewhere my kids aren’t. They’d be trying to look over my shoulder the whole time, I’m sure of it! Though luckily, I have a Kindle to hide that.
Will you add it to your bookshelf virtual or otherwise? Share in the comments!