Thursday, July 31, 2014
Allan Kass illustrates our young couple near the lake where the hero is protective of the heroine as they search for clues on a stormy day. I like their large collars and sweaters which seem very 1970's. Otherwise, both are just too cute for words. It's neat, too, seeing Allan's illustrations of teenagers. Enjoy!
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Allan Kass illustrates the two teenage girls with the shadows of Istanbul behind them as they climb onto a roof of a castle. He shows them being physically active and imaginative. I like their colorful shirts and jeans which is perfect sleuthing clothing!
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Allan Kass shows our young couple in a ghost town. I like the creepy feeling we get along with the tinge of romance as we see our pair holding hands as they walk down the deserted street. It's neat to see Allan Kass illustrate modern dress. I hope you enjoy!
Monday, July 28, 2014
Allan Kass gives us a picture of a stormy day with our young sleuths as they walk along a dock and look for clues. I like that the boy carries a flashlight and we see an indistinct man on the boat that looks very mysterious!
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Allan Kass told me in a letter that this series of young adult books were some of his favorite to read and illustrate! I hope you enjoy all of the covers. This one shows our young hero and heroine sitting in a lush green glade. I like the purple of her skirt and am always amazed at how this cover would fit a book published now in 2014!
Saturday, July 26, 2014
This book is about Caroline Percival who is governess in the Brangley household and is dreading the Christmas season because of the unwanted attentions of Lord Marchton and her desire for his half brother, Guy.
Allan Kass gives us a ballroom setting for this cover which shows our heroine getting some attention from a handsome hero! I like the sage color of her gown and the wreath of flowers in her hair.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Allan Kass gives us a more mature couple for this cover and one who cares for each other. I like the formal dress and especially the jewelry of the heroine. The hero is enthralled and dashing in his almost purple coat. Click on the photo to enlarge.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Allan Kass paints a rural scene for this cover with our heroine in country attire picking flowers in a little walled garden. I like that she seems unaware of the hero! The setting is also lovely with the river flowing gently in the background.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
I like the unusual pose of our couple on this Allan Kass cover. The heroine is lounging against the cabinet while the hero looks down. Both are dressed for dinner and in a room that is very elegant. There is a suggestion of intimacy in their relationship which is sweet.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Allan Kass shows our couple at a stagecoach stop where the heroine looks to be leaving and the hero urging her to stay. This cover is interesting because while the people and coach are detailed, the background isn't. This is one of Allan's earlier regency covers, too.
Monday, July 21, 2014
Allan Kass creates a picture of our couple in a casual pose near the seaside which seems foreign to the blurb on the back cover and makes the reader wonder if the heroine found the freedom she was seeking? I like the colors and the pink wildflowers nearby.
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Allan Kass creates an elegant cover here with our couple outside during a masquerade. Here we see the rose domino of the title and the beauty of the heroine. The hero seems enamored while the setting is simply elegant. I really enjoy Allan's earlier covers and feel that this is one reason why the Signet Regency Romance line was so popular.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Allan Kass illustrates our couple out on a walk in a park. The heroine is warmly but elegantly dressed (love that bonnet) while the hero is handsome and dapper! I like the little details like the rose in her hat and the lamp on the phaeton.
Friday, July 18, 2014
Allan Kass creates a romantic cover for this book with our couple happily together. The reader doesn't know which man she's chosen and that makes us curious to read this story. I like the heroine's jewelry but am not sure of the lace cuffs!
Thursday, July 17, 2014
I like this cover by Allan Kass where our couple is standing on the main street of an English village. We see the stagecoach leaving and wonder if one of them just got off or didn't get on? I like the fact that the hero and heroine share a pensive, intimate moment that is as elegant as it's quiet.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Allan Kass shows our couple in an embrace in this illustration that has a feel of the gothic about it! Our hero is dark and in the shadows while the light of a candle illuminates the heroine. Is it a clandestine meeting?
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Allan Kass illustrates our couple in Georgian dress as they stand in a dark hallway. The heroine is young and pretty; the hero dangerous looking. We get a menacing feel from this cover which the dark detailed wood enhance. The garment thrown onto the chair gives the scene a bit of normality.
Monday, July 14, 2014
Allan Kass places our couple in an elegant ballroom for this cover. I like the richness of detail on the heroine's gown and jewelry. The hero wears the required black evening dress and it's fun to see the others waltzing in the background and their clothing. I'm not sure but it looks like the heroine holds a bracelet in her hand.
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Allan Kass illustrates our couple near a river or lake and in an intimate position for this book! I like the casual feel of this cover which is emphasized by the hero's lack of a coat and the heroine's flowing hair and lack of jewelry. She looks as if she was sketching, which was a popular accomplishment for Regency ladies.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
This illustration is what I call Allan Kass's older style. Still elegant and full of detail, this cover gives us a scene from the story and is pretty enough to hang as a painting! I like that our couple seem alone as they pause on the bridge for a kiss.
Friday, July 11, 2014
Allan Kass creates a very pretty cover here showing our couple seated outside. The heroine is elegant in her light pink gown and matching parasol while the hero young and handsome sits behind. I like how Kass portrays her holding the parasol and the turn of her wrists. One reason I was drawn to his illustrations is because of the correct physical dimensions he gives to his characters. No awkward neck turns or heads that don't fit bodies here!
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Allan Kass shows our couple in front of a decorated pianoforte. We figure by the title and setting that our heroine is musically talented and the hero is a music lover. I like the muted colors used and wonder if it's purposely done to give us a shadowy feel.
Allan Kass illustrates a pretty heroine who has possibly just accepted the hand of the hero she's with. I like her elegantly coordinated outfit which looks like a walking dress and suits her complexion and hair. The hero is also dashing and this is a good example of Allan's talent. I think his work through the 1980's was especially good.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Allan Kass gives us a romantic cover with our hero embracing the heroine and her expression one of dawning love! I like the outside setting and think the heroine is daring wearing such a low cut gown! It's a pretty cover and one I hope you enjoy. Click on the photo to enlarge.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Allan Kass illustrates our dark beauty in an embrace. The hero is passionate and the colors simply gorgeous. Unlike some of Allan's illustrations, this one is deceptively simple in background detail but a beautiful cover for all of that!
Monday, July 7, 2014
Allan Kass gives us a beautiful heroine for our cover. I really like how her red hair is dressed high with one long curl lying on her shoulder. Her Georgian style gown is simple but pretty with long lace sleeves. The hero seems to be seeking a response from her and it's as if we've caught a moment in time.
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Allan Kass shows our couple standing in a pretty room where the hero seems to be asking the heroine for something! He is Kass handsome and she is pretty in a white gown. I'd imagine he has come to call about the hunting box land yet again!
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Allan Kass creates a dark cover with our privateer, his ship, and his love as he fights for freedom and a new country! Allan, as in all the books in this series, makes the hero prominent and the focus figure of his illustration. Definitely different than his later regency covers but I hope you enjoy seeing them.
Friday, July 4, 2014
Allan Kass creates a great collage cover here with our hero and heroine prominent and a background of ships at war. Definitely a Kass heroine there! Enjoy!
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Allan Kass gives us a collage of scenes that depict this story. We see our hero, his love, the confederate flag, a ship, bombings, etc. Not my favorite style and since Kass didn't create many of these, probably imposed by the publisher. Still fun to see, though.