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Post by Mythica » Thu March 7th, 2013, 7:54 pm

I'm on a roll...

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Don't ask me how I came across a German book, I have no idea.

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Post by Misfit » Thu March 7th, 2013, 9:04 pm

You are. Go go go.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu March 7th, 2013, 10:31 pm

I thought about using that painting. It's Charles Landelle's 'Jewish Girl in Tangiers'. But besides not having enough boob, she's way too pretty for my Jewish girl, and the dress is all wrong. Not that a little detail like that would stop me--I can Photo-shop with the best of them, and Titian, Boltraffio, Raphael, Vecchio, Caraveggio, et al painted some scrumptious dresses for my era.

See what an art education I'm getting, surfing the net for public-domain cover images? :D

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu March 7th, 2013, 10:37 pm

Here'sthe link to one of the gazillion copies out there. Image
As you can see, the background is different on Sultana--it's the Alhambra, of course. I did a quick check to see if it's the same as the painting I used for my cover background, but it's a different one. No surprise--there are paintings and paintings and paintings of the Alhambra. For that reason alone, it's a great place to set your novel! :D

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Post by Misfit » Fri March 8th, 2013, 1:37 am

Here's a pair. Same author at that.
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Post by Nefret » Fri March 8th, 2013, 1:50 am

Is that at least editions for different regions?
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
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Post by Misfit » Fri March 8th, 2013, 2:31 am

[quote=""Nefret""]Is that at least editions for different regions?[/quote]

They are different titles, one is for one of O'Brien's older romances, if I have it correctly. To the best of my knowledge that is for two different books, same author.
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Post by Lisa » Fri March 8th, 2013, 9:34 am

[quote=""Misfit""]They are different titles, one is for one of O'Brien's older romances, if I have it correctly. To the best of my knowledge that is for two different books, same author.[/quote]

That's really lazy. And confusing for readers.

I found another couple of Norah Lofts books using the same model, different poses. At least it's not the exact same picture like the last two I found though.
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Post by Mythica » Sat March 9th, 2013, 3:57 pm

Here's that blonde again:

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Post by Mythica » Sat March 9th, 2013, 4:12 pm

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