Friday, February 28, 2014
Allan Kass illustrates an elegant cover for this romance with our couple standing in a library. The heroine wears a simple gown but an elaborate hairstyle! The hero is Kass handsome. Some of these early covers are his best and I wish the picture was larger for viewing. I love the beauty of the couple and detail he takes with their clothing and setting.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
It's rare to find Allan Kass illustrating anything for Dell, so this was a fun find. I like how our heroine seems to be coming up out of the murky water but those don't look like Florida trees! The heroine is a pretty girl in her 20's and I really like the colors he uses on this cover.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
I like this risque cover by Allan Kass with our couple sitting in a bedroom playing cards! It's unique! The hero gazes on the heroine with affection while she is intent on her hand. I like her pink gown and jade jewelry. Note Allan's signature on the table!
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Allan Kass shows our couple near the sea and our hero is dressed as a dashing naval officer. The heroine is pretty in pink and they stand on the deck of a ship. I like the skyline of blues in the background.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Allan Kass outdoes himself with this cover. It's very 1970's in color, dress, and hairstyles, but he gives us a scene where we can envision a quarrel about to start, if that's his wife walking into the room! I love the redhead being embraced. She's so elegant and stylish.
I don't think Kass illustrated any other of Seifert's novels, but contact me if you run across any, please.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Allan Kass didn't illustrate many doctor and nurse romances as they were not as popular when he began illustrating in the late 1960's but this one is an interesting study with our doctor, standing pensive in the foreground, his love interest, and a nurse at her desk. I like how he can use very little detail to convey a story in this picture. I have another book that Allan illustrated by Seifert, but would love to know if there are any more!
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Allan Kass illustrates our couple standing outside an inn. The light is fading and we wonder if they've missed their coach or have just arrived. My copy isn't the best but you can still see the beauty of the scene.
Friday, February 21, 2014
Allan Kass portrays our heroine as a bright light in this dark and heavy setting. The hero even feels dark as he embraces her and her gold jewelry is a Kass trademark. I like her hair hanging long and full and the emerald green color of her gown.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Allan Kass does an up close cover, which is unique for an earlier illustration. The couple is definitely the focal point and we have a handsome romantic scene set here. I like the hero's gray/blue coat and the heroine's two toned empire dress. Note how Allan gets the physicality of their bodies just right!
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Allan Kass illustrates a colorful country setting for this cover. I like how the hero and heroine's clothing is bright against the subtle color of the landscape. They seem to be sharing that secret as they sit and talk on the stone wall.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
I like this cover by Allan Kass. The heroine wears an unusual dark blue gown which is bold and daring. She stands in an embrace with the hero, who is very handsome in his black dress. It's an intimate moment that is frankly romantic.
Monday, February 17, 2014
This is a favorite cover by Allan Kass. He illustrates our couple sitting on a bench in a cool garden with pretty pink blossoms floating around them. I like her plain purple gown and simple swept hairdo. The hero is enamored with her and it's a lovely and romantic picture!
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Allan Kass gives us a couple standing in an office or library. They embrace like lovers. I like that the heroine is almost Nordic like in coloring. Her lilac gown is simple but decorated with lace. The room is not cluttered with detail but I like the screen near the fireplace. It would have been made and embroidered by a lady of the house.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Allan Kass illustrates our couple maybe at the moment they met where she's looks intrigued at the man leaning on the mantel. Her dress is very low cut, which is unusual even in this day of low cut gowns! Her rubies proclaim her wealth and the hero looks on appreciatively!
Friday, February 14, 2014
Allan Kass illustrates a quiet golden scene here with our couple. Both are handsome and fair as they stand near a gazebo. I love the red haired heroine. Allan gets her right with her coloring, yellow gown, and accessories. Enjoy!
Thursday, February 13, 2014
This cover by Allan Kass is very elegant. I like the cool outdoor setting and we see our couple pausing during a walk after dinner. The heroine's green gown is pretty and summery and the hero is enthralled with her. Note all of the detail with the leaves and trees. It's a beautiful cover and shows off Allan's talent!
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Allan Kass shows our couple in a library and we see our hero holding a document and our heroine glancing at it. I like our Kass elegant hero and the heroine's upswept hair and simple dress and gold jewelry. It's an older but better cover!!
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Allan Kass illustrates our couple dressed in their heaviest winter outerwear for this cover. I like the heroine's purple coat and elaborate bonnet with plume. Look at that muff!! The hero is layered with his greatcoat over his normal evening wear. It's an earlier Kass cover and one I hope you enjoy!
Monday, February 10, 2014
I like when Allan Kass uses real places in his illustrations! He places our couple in the Royal Crescent in Bath where the high society lived. The building eclipses the couple in my opinion with its beautiful sweep along the street and detailed architecture. A must visit in Bath, UK!
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Allan Kass shows our couple outside a typical Bath shop. It's fun to wander Bath now because you can get a true feel of the regency there. This couple is enjoying the sunshine as they walk and I like the heroine's bonnet, which looks simple and elaborate all at once! Note the hero's quizzing glass, too!
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Allan Kass illustrates the Pavilion in Brighton as a backdrop to this cover! It's an amazing building if you ever have a chance to visit in person. Our couple stroll in the grounds and our heroine wears a light summer dress and carries a matching pink parasol. Our hero is young and very handsome as he gazes on the heroine!
Friday, February 7, 2014
Allan Kass gives us a pensive, tender moment with this cover illustration. I like the quiet feeling here with our couple sitting and not quite embracing. The heroine holds a flower that we hope the hero has given her. We wonder if she's received a proposal? Note the rich detail in the room that Allan creates!
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Allan Kass gives us a bridal cover here. In Regency times, it was normal to wear your best dress; not necessarily a white one. Our heroine's dress is a bit modern in style but pretty in a satiny shiny way. I like the family standing in the background!
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Allan Kass illustrates our couple on a walk in a London park. We see a carriage behind them and the greenness of a cool garden. Both are elegantly dressed and opposite in coloring. It's hard to tell if this is before or after they are married, but it's an attractive cover.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Allan Kass gives us a visual of a scene in this story by the setting of men in a gambling house. It's different and interesting. Our heroine stands out elegantly among the black clad gentlemen and is the focal point of this picture. One thing I admire about Kass is how his women look so different from cover to cover.
Monday, February 3, 2014
Allan Kass illustrates our very cute couple in riding habit and we see a glimpse of his talent with animals, too. Our heroine is gorgeous in her black dress with turquoise embellishments. She has a beautiful heart shaped face and perfect features while the hero is young and handsome in a red coat. I'm sure the author was happy with this cover!
Sunday, February 2, 2014
This story is about Leonora Clairmont who played a dangerous game of smuggling with her brother until the handsome Lord Gerard Sinclair shows up and threatens their adventures!
Allan Kass shows our couple near the sea and it's clear that the hero is guarding or saving the heroine. She is pretty in a rose pink gown while the hero is dashing in violet. They are opposite in coloring and probably temperament! The background is lush and hazardous!
Saturday, February 1, 2014
This cover by Allan Kass is one of the enlarged ones. We see the emphasis on the couple and less on the room or setting. I like the heroine's gown and hair, which is very modern, but the hero seems nebulous in face. I wonder if that's the color of the curtains and wall behind him?
Allan Kass illustrates a flirty cover for this book. It's a curious one where the hero doesn't look like a Kass hero and is a bit stockier than his normal figures. The heroine is pretty in purple and her orange shawl matches the rest of this room, which is full of detail.