Free-for-All Friday: This and That (& a Fr*e Book of Choice!)

I’m on a seriously seriously serious deadline through Monday, so I’m keeping it simple today. I want you to go to the Flickr page of fantasy author Jim C. Hines. (When you click on the first one, it will let you go through a slide show so you don’t have to go back and forth.)
I want you to have a big laugh. I want you to come back here and tell me which of his photo gallery you like best. And then I will let random.org pick out a person to win a book of their choice. Yep, any book. Yep, international.
A little backstory. I wish I could tell you all the background, but suffice it to say that for a while now, Jim delightfully agreed to periodically try to emulate the ridiculous poses women and men (but mostly women) are put into for a lot of sci fi, fantasy, urban fantasy, and paranormal covers. Eventually, he turned the project into a fundraiser that ended with himself and several titans of SF/F posing for a group shot. It is hilarious.
So…what are you waiting for? Get ready to GUFFAW, I tell you! (And my fave? The Lois McMaster Bujold cover.)
Now, we could have a serious discussion about sexist book covers, but that’s a topic for a Shop Talk day.
Have fun out there this Friday!

47 thoughts on “Free-for-All Friday: This and That (& a Fr*e Book of Choice!)

  1. Jim’s blog is pretty darn funny – I highly recommend people follow it so they can see these pictures on a regular basis! I think the Cherry Adair – Pssst! Dude, Pull up Your Pants is one of my favorites, although I love the boinking the bear’s head one as well.

  2. I loved Jim’s poses!!! I think my fav is the Gini Koch cover and the Killer toaster 🙂

    Bleh… we just had about a foot of snow here… just finished digging out.

  3. I have been there often, I do love those cover poses. I love the Gini Koch cover a lot, and the Yasmine Galenorn book (perhaps because I have those), and the classic Fabio one with the teddy bear 🙂

  4. Bear of my Dreams has got to be the best. Thought I’d pee my pants with the “Best selling author of 50 shades of Winnie the Pooh”.
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  5. I’ve seen some of these before but seeing them all in one place is great. I’ve got to go with A Brush of Darkness – Jim in the fishnet stockings is just classic.

  6. On a day my colitis is kicking my butt, this gave me a much needed laugh! Bear Of My Dreams has to be my favorite; He was a bear of very little brains. Oh, my!

  7. I love Mary’s Angels because he recruited other authors as well. But Jeannine Frost’s cover, the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences and Fifty Shades of Pooh all made me burst out laughing! I like his titles too, especially Cherry Adair’s cover.

  8. OMG that was just hilarious! The captions! The creative use of The Bear!!! I couldn’t stop laughing! I think I like The witch thief best. That was one great smolder at that poor bear.

  9. It’s so hard to choose, they’re all so great. I especially like all the poses with the sexy bear. 😀
    I think I’ll go with the last one, Young Flandry/Mary’s Angels because of the group shoot, it’s hilarious.

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