And I refuse to do things that aren't fun if I don't have to.
Anyway, what I need to do now is think of something that will get a quick return for as little effort as possible.
I think I have the very thing.
A while back I decided to indulge my weird fascination with sword-swinging women by sharing a selection of book covers. I've been meaning to do another batch for some time so here you go. We shall start with some fierce lady pirates.
You weren't expecting so many clothes were you?
Maybe I'll get some chainmail bikinis in later.
Is it me or does the bloke behind her look downright worried?
That's an "Uh-Oh" face if ever I saw one.
I heartily recommend this book. Believe me, Pirate Queen Black Sheba lives up to the cover.
A remarkably heavily armed romantic heroine.
One of the many sassy ladies following in Anita Blake's footsteps.
Haven't read the book but come on, you can just tell.
(I would still read this book btw. Just saying.)
It's a shame that nobody on this cover looks terribly Arabian.
Swords and UFOs - not a common combination.
Memo to self: Add this one to the Ebay search list.
See. We've managed to get all this way down the page and still retained some semblance of taste.
Questions. So many questions.
Why is she fighting bugs waving sticks?
Why is her sword sucking in lightning?
And what happened to the bottom half of her pajamas?
Fun fact: Robert e Howard didn't create chainmail-bikini wearing hellcat Red Sonja.
He did create a Ukrainian swordswoman called Red Sonya.
This isn't actually her. I just thought I'd mention it.
Since I have a couple more left where the heroine is wearing trousers, let's finish with those.
This would be a perfectly sensible adventuring outfit if there wasn't a big hole across her torso.
The expression on her face suggest that our permed warrior is aware of this and not over-thrilled.
Armour with Boob Window!
I should be irate but really, I'm more impressed by the fact that
this fiery redhead has just killed a giant wolf-troll twice her size.
Then clearly decided that getting her sword back was too much hard work.
You know what, I'll save the chainmail bikinis for tomorrow
but to keep you going till then, will a minidress do?