Hotspur & Taffeta was first published in June 1981 by Fawcett and is the story of Lady Taffeta and her boldness and let her beholden to Lord Tarrant, also known in society as Hotspur. Can two bold society darlings become a loving pair?
The covers by Allan Kass are identical, yet reversed for the later issued in March 1989. I think that the earlier edition is the actual painting while the publishers reversed the cover for the later issue. I'm not too sure why they did this since other reissues were not reversed. Kass shows our couple at a ball with the hero asking the heroine to dance. It's almost a better picture of the hero than heroine in my opinion. Judging from the scene, it looks like a lively party!
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Monday, September 1, 2014
Allan Kass creates a nice cover of our couple seated on a marble bench on a sunny day. The scene is serene as they share some time together and we wonder if he speaks of his love. I really like the pink flowers all around them.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Allan Kass creates a simple cover of our couple in front of a fireplace sharing an embrace. It's a poignant scene and one filled with love. Note the use of color all through the picture that makes our couple stand out and the fireplace glow.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Allan Kass shows our couple at a duel and it's interesting to see our heroine there since by tradition women weren't allowed at duels. I like the look that the hero gives her and his combatant looks fierce. It's a great scene and I hope you enjoy.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Allan Kass gives us a typical cover of high school teens. Our heroine clearly has a choice between the two guys behind her. Note the detail and the African American boy in the background. It's a great cover and story.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
This is a suitably scary cover by Allan Kass with the heroine teen walking through a field of scarecrows and one about to grab her! It's closer to the adult gothic covers with only the heroine and the ubiquitous mansion with a glowing light inside!
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Allan Kass shows our teens entering the cave which is sufficiently mysterious to see! Our heroine carries a lit candle while an older teen watches from behind. We see a spooky mansion outside in the moonlight. I like the heroine's overalls and cute bob haircut.