Thursday, February 4, 2010

Tall, Dark, and Tattooed

So I have been noticing (and appreciating for various reasons) that many urban fantasy and paranormal romance books feature covers with leading characters that have some type of symbol or animal inked across their sexy topless ripply muscled bodies. So does having an inked hero or heroine across the cover inspire you to read a book in hopes of reading some bad boy action - because of course that is the promise of the tattoo.  Here are some of my favorite tattooed covers - please let me know if I missed any good ones in the comment section!

So I thought I would ease you into this topic with the understated arm tattoo. It says he's bad...but maybe not so bad to get the full sleeve tat...or is he...

Now we get into the definitely bad boy look full sleeve tat. This cover is just another reason why I should start reading J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series.

And now for the slightly tinted men with the hot bods and tats and torments..

And there are definitely some hot female main characters out there with tattoos. My favorite is Mercy from the Patricia Briggs books. I like how all the ladies are looking demurely over their shoulders : )

And last but not least the man who has it all, the tattoo, the bare chest, the long hair, the leather clothing, and the dark and mysterious eyes - it's like they went through a what's hot in PNR covers checklist and hit them all...and then call the book "Velvet Haven" - it puts bad porn flick music in my head..bow chica wow wow...(Though since Velvet Haven is the name of a nightclub in the book I can excuse the fact that cover model isn't dressed in crushed purple velvet :) Hope you like the yummy pics!


Anonymous said...

so... maybe 'hubby' should take this post as a hint? :-P

Leontine said...

I love the ink on a hero, perhaps you should check out Lauren Dane INSIDE oUT OR kATIE mCaLISTER'S LOVE IN THE TIME OF DRAGONS :) VERY HAWT!

Heather (DarklyReading) said...

@ Leontine Yeah I was thinking of posting the Lauren Dane's covers, they are very sexy..I think I'm going to have to try the books because the covers are so hot!

Unknown said...

Hi :)
Nice covers!
Thank you for sharing.
All the best,

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