Have you noticed the trend in headless heroines on the covers of your favorite romance novels? If not, here is a sampling of some very popular covers from the past couple of years:
I have to admit, I am a fan of this trend. I’ve always found it a little disconcerting when a character is looking directly out of the cover at you. I love being able to see a portion of the heroine….her clothing is an immediate clue about the tone and era of the book. By only showing a hint of the face, the reader can create her own mental image of what the heroine should look like.
This has been a hugely popular trend in recent years on everything from Young Adult covers through fantasy and mainstream literary. I’ll be sorry to see it end, but I fear it is already starting to become a little passé.