Le Cover du Jour

Like the lady in this portrait, Laura Grey, the heroine of The Orchid Affair, is dark-haired and dark-eyed and always, always wears dark clothing.

So many entries have come in that I may start displaying two a day!


  1. Sheila on July 20, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Another beuatiful cover. I would buy any of these books if they were in the store, altho maybe the title on this one could stand ou, t a little more. Lauren you must be so impressed by your talented readers. Note to publisher: Howe much DO you pay that art department?

  2. Ashley on July 20, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Lauren – I love your books dearly but I think the art department just does not get what we, your readers, want to see and own in your books.

    Readers – is anyone with me in organizing a petition or email drive to kindly ask the publisher to reconsider going back to the former beautiful (and matching!) covers? I just keep seeing the same comments about the covers and I would be curious to know if the publisher realizes that alot of readers are not digging the new covers as much…Just a thought

  3. Stephanie Ball on July 20, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    I would sign a petition. I would Much rather keep with the art theme..

    One. The depth in these books should match the cover. If a reader wants regency porn they would pick up the current cover (no offense intended just the style.) And probably be disappointed.

    Two the art covers are more intriguing for those who want more in a book. history, mystery, and romance. It shows that the book is more.. more than just a romance book. I think more people would pick them up and read the back just because there prettier and look like the more romantic look.

    I think making the covers more generic is demeaning to the author and the depth of the writing.

    I don’t care if the paperbacks have the more romanticized covers. but the hardbound should be kept with the tradition and show the actually intrigue of the books. The art is what drew me to the books in the first place.

  4. lAUra on July 20, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    that’s exactly how i had pictured laurel in my head! i LOVE this one!

  5. Susan on July 20, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    I would also sign a petition. If I’m not mistaken, the email address for the publisher is on the comments section where the new cover was first shown. Perhaps if everyone sends them a message with well thought-out reasons of why the the new cover does not work, they may reconsider. Hopefully they will at least acknowledge it.

  6. Raych on July 20, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    ok I like this one the best so far. it jives more with the other books, but it needs that little strip on the front like the ones in the beginning that you showed. I must say that the covers drew me into your books as well. the art did set them apart from the run of the mill romance, which I don’t particularly care for. your books have a class to them, and the historical reference at the end! i just can’t tell you how much I love your books. keep em coming!

  7. Sara M on July 21, 2010 at 9:59 am

    I would also sign a petition! Or write an email, or whatever!

    I like this one too…Although I agree with a previous poster in that I do miss the traditional parchment/wax seal title strip. But it’s a beautiful picture!

  8. Katharine on July 23, 2010 at 2:20 am

    I agree with Ashley. My favorite covers are the first covers…sorta feel “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it”.

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