A Passion for Marble Rye

I had some fun with Photoshop this evening, actually the most fun I’ve had all day. SBTB has been discussing the latest in ancient Romance novel covers on books purchased from Ebay and the conversation turned to the hero’s puffy shirt that looks mysteriously like Seinfeld’s (and the marble rye possibly in his pants — hey, I didn’t say it was a clean discussion…)

So, I made use of my mad Photshop skillz:

A Passion For Marble Rye

See the original book cover here.

16 Responses to “A Passion for Marble Rye”

  1. So Dangrgrl is Lisa Paitz Spindler! I put a link to this page on my blog. OMG, this is so freakin’ funny. You rock!

  2. I can’t stop looking at it. Honestly, I may have to make it my screen background for a while. You could not have picked a better picture. That expression!

  3. Passion for Glory is glorious. Thank you (and thanks esri rose for shoving us over here.)

  4. This book first came out in 1986, but was reissued in hardcover by another publisher in 1991. Bless Theresa Conway’s heart. It must be a really good story, but you would never know it by the cover.

  5. That’s so funny it’s almost painful to look at!

  6. I looked up the book on Amazon and the summary sounds like it might be a good book — the heroine is a pickpocket in Paris. Sounds like the makings of a potential Danger Gal if you ask me. I’ll have to pick up a copy to see.

  7. OH GOD. I can’t stop giggling.

    You picked the perfect expression, too.

  8. Excellent! Damn, I don’t think I’ll be able to look at a “bodice ripper” again without thinking… “I don’t want to be a pirate!”

  9. This is a hoot, Lisa!

  10. DAMMIT, now why didn’t the cover you design for my book look like this? 😉

    YOU ROCK!! I think you should create one of these every week. Not that you’re strapped for time or anything…

  11. WoooHooo look at Jerry. Is he sniffing her and wondering if she has clean breath before he drops her?

  12. OMG, I forgot about “I don’t WANT to be a pirate!” I picture him saying, “Hey, I’m savin’ wenches here!”

  13. My husband’s comment: “should’ve given her man hands.”

  14. Is it ok if I use this image, suitably linked back here?


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