GUYS, GUYS, GUYS, GUYS! STOP EVERYTHING! My queen, the one and only Ava March, has spoken. She recently changed the covers for the ebooks of The Bound series and OMG. I’m speechless. But we’ll get there! Let me re-introduce you all to each book and its shiny new covers with my personal analysis of each!
Now let’s talk about them, shall we? 😉
*~.Bound by Deception.~*
The Bound Series #1
Lord Oliver Marsden has a secret. He’s been in love with his childhood friend for years, though Vincent’s never shown an interest in him beyond friendship. Ruggedly handsome, wealthy, and successful, Vincent is everything Oliver is not. And above all, Vincent doesn’t prefer men.
Then Oliver discovers Vincent hires a man during his visits to a London brothel. Desperate to be with Vincent, Oliver orchestrates a deception, switching places with the brothel’s employee. Yet Oliver’s in for another surprise. Restraints and a leather bullwhip? Apparently Vincent isn’t as conservative as he appears.
Lord Vincent Prescot has a secret of his own. One kept locked away and only indulged once a month. But this month’s appointment is different. The mysterious man is so beautiful in his submission, rousing protective instincts Vincent can’t deny. Yet Vincent refuses to believe he prefers men, for it could mean the end of his hopes of earning his father’s respect.
Will betrayal destroy them or will they be bound together by deception?
The first word that came to me when I first glimpsed this cover was “memorable”. I loved the cold teal shades with only hints of deep velvet, completed with writings in black and white. THIS HAS SO MUCH MEANING, GUYS! I also feel Oliver’s determination here and the trend of couple + city lines in covers went to a whole new level with this beautiful London outlines! My only real critic here is that I’d totally think this is a paranormal series instead of historical romance, but I think we can all agree that the new cover is 100% better, right? Hahaha!
*~.Bound to Him.~*
The Bound Series #2
Lord Vincent Prescot’s life couldn’t be better. Thriving investments, well-respected by his peers, and a man who submits to his every desire—what more could he want?
Lord Oliver Marsden should be more than happy with his life. He’s been in love with Vincent for over a decade and six months ago the impossible happened and they became lovers. But since then, nothing has changed. More specifically, Vincent hasn’t changed. Oliver has tried to be patient—it took a lot for Vincent to accept the fact he preferred men. But what felt like a tiny distance between them six months ago now feels like an ever-widening chasm.
Then Vincent’s father asks him for a favor—one that involves marriage. If Vincent agrees, he’ll have the respect he’s craved from his father his entire life but he could lose Oliver. Nor does Oliver make the decision easy. To keep Oliver, Vincent must do more than deny his father. He’ll have to give Oliver his heart.
Judge me, but that’s how you do branded covers in my humble opinion. If you watch the three covers quickly one after the other, you’ll see there are only three different things between them: a) the models’ positions; b) the titles, of course; and c) the lightening on the city scenario. All three have an attention spot in deep velvet to contrast with the beautiful teal, the “bound” writing stays on the same place, along with Ava’s royal name and the city line. Again, full of meaning, the shades in the city line are more prominent on this volume, the “darkest” one of the series if you ask me. Vincent also has his back to the cover, so you can feel the fighting exhaling through him – he doesn’t want to acknowledge how troubled he and Oliver are. Or I’m just being a paranoid fangirl and reading too much into it. #possibletrue
The Bound Series #3
Lord Oliver Marsden’s life is perfect…well, almost perfect. His bookshop is doing well, his bank account isn’t empty, and his nights are filled with a deliciously dominant man…who tends to be a bit too domineering outside of the bedchamber. But Vincent loves him and that’s all that should matter.
Then Vincent receives a letter that changes everything. Oliver seizes the moment and pushes Vincent toward a night they will never forget. Yet their night together has repercussions neither of them anticipated…
Hands down my favorite cover because we can’t actually see the models’ faces, haha! I have yet to find a cover that perfectly portrays my favorite men around the publishing world. You can also notice that the city line is clearer again, as Oliver and Vincent are working out their last “biggest” issue for them to work as a couple. I’m really a goner for how those turned out!
And that’s it! Thank you so much for reading =D How do you feel about the new covers??