I’m still judging…

Since my first experiment of reading a book based solely on its cover worked out so wonderfully, I decided to keep going.

My next test subject is Velvet by Temple West.


Just look at this cover. The simplicity and beauty and appeal. I found this cover while I was searching for books on Pinetrest. I didn’t even read the blurb before I downloaded it to my kindle. Can you imagine how surprised I was when it turned out to be about Vampires?!?! Only my favorite kind of book to read.

Here’s a few of my favorite lines.

“You’re cute when you do that,” he called to me.

“When I do what?”

“Turn in a circle like that. It’s kind of penguin-y.”

“Great,” I called back. “Just what every girl dreams of being told by their inhumanly attractive, immortal vampire protector: they look kind of ‘penguin-y.”

and this one…

“Science words,” I warned. “When you say ‘hemoglobin’ I just think of little Irish tricksters who live in caves, or Lord of the Rings.”

“You mean ‘goblin’?”


I love the dialogue between Temple West’s main characters. It kept me wanting to red because the banter was fun and lighthearted and at times sexy.

Have you read anything based only on the cover lately?

head shot 1Jenn Windrow loves characters that have  a pinch of spunk, a dash of attitude, and a large dollop of sex appeal. Top it all off with a huge heaping helping of snark, and you’ve got the ingredients for the kind of fast paced stories she loves to read and write. Home is a suburb of it’s-so-hot-my-shoes-have-melted-to-the-pavement Phoenix. Where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and a slew of animals that seem to keep following her home, at least that’s what she claims.


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