Welcome to Biting-Edge, a blog shared by authors and vampire experts, Mario Acevedo and Jeanne Stein. We’ll cover urban fantasy, vampires, pop culture, and all things Joss Whedon. Unlike other fantasy blogs, we don’t insist on body cavity searches (unless you ask politely). Snarkiness is most welcome...though we won't promise not to bite back!

Sunday, February 14, 2010
  Hearts to you. And Alec Baldwin's big hairy belly.
Mario here,

Happy Valentine's Day.  A topic circulating this week among the League of Reluctant Adults was book covers that deserved to be remaindered.  One of the Leaguers, the fashionable and demure Dakota Cassidy, offered one of her own and well, the agreement was near unanimous.  


We're not sure what intent the cover was meant to project.  One opinion was that the woman in question really enjoyed pap smears to cure her headache.  The literary theme may have been the adventures of a shirtless gynecologist.

It's easy to pick on bad covers for romance books and Booksquare.com comes to their defense.

And if you have any examples of bad book covers, in any genre, please share.






Having dimmed your expectations of romance and beefcake, Biting-Edge turns the heat back up with this awesome example of manly macho manliness.  




I saw It's Complicated.  Recommend you at least put it in your Netflix queue.  Meryl Streep proves her comic chops, again.  Steve Martin gives a surprisingly subdued performance where his character shows a bit of spine.  Alec Baldwin practically steals the movie with his oily charm.  Had his nude scenes been in 3D, they would've rivaled anything in Avatar.  And John Krasinski adds a bit of loopiness that in earlier movies had belonged to Steve Martin.


Middle-aged folks searching for love makes for fine drama but what really gets the corporate juices going here at Biting-Edge is a first rate Japanese gore fest like Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl.   View the trailer HERE.

 
Comments:
Old Spice is best NOT on my man. The fragrance reminds me too much of my father :P
 
Me, too, Lorri--
 
P.S. That Old Spice commercial was made very well! It was so cool unlike the product it was promoting :P
 
How true. A guy doesn't want to hear this on a date: You smell like my dad. Or my creepy uncle.
 
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