For all lovers of washboard abs, bad boys and… crayons—there’s a new group of hotties in town and they are ready to get graphic (artistically, that is!). Berkley Publishing presents the HOT DUDES COLORING BOOK (Berkley Trade Paperback Original; February 2, 2016; $9.99) by D.C. Taylor in conjunction with Valentine’s Day this February.
Inside this steamy book you will find a swoon-worthy collection of 60 scantily-clad heartthrobs for your coloring pleasure. With sexy cops, cowboys, lumberjacks and a plethora of other fantasy beaus to choose from, every artist is sure to find their muse. Hitting stores just shy of the most amorous holiday of the year, this entertaining book prompts one to ask the question: who needs to choose one valentine when you can have them all?
Berkley is generously donating one (1) copy of the HOT DUDES COLORING BOOK to give to one (1) lucky commenter. To enter, please leave a comment telling us which fictional character you most would like to color. Additionally, please leave an email address or twitter handle so I may contact the winner. The giveaway is open until Monday February 8, 2016 at 12:00 noon EST. Winner(s) chosen at random from all eligible entries. This contest is open to U.S. mailing addresses only, where not prohibited by law. Open to participants, 18 years or older, who are legally allowed to participate in such a contest as allowed by their local laws. All federal, state, local, and municipal laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary. By participating in the contest, participants agree to be bound by the decisions of the contest sponsor. Prize will be delivered by the publisher. This blog, its reviewers, and the owner are not responsible for items lost in the mail. By entering this giveaway, participants agree to abide by these terms.
When I first heard that Berkley was jumping in to the “adult” coloring book craze, I was super excited… I mean who wouldn’t want to color sexy romance cover dudes?! After receiving my review copy from the publisher, I took time to look through it and even selected a couple images to color. I used colored pencils for this one, which reminded me of one of my favorite book covers!
I also colored this image with my daughter’s “skinny” crayons. I liked using crayons more than the colored pencils.
While the coloring was fun, and the book is highly entertaining, it’s not what I had hoped for or expected in an “adult” coloring book. Having had the chance to color in some of the highly elaborate and lovely “adult” coloring books, I found the Hot Dudes Coloring Book lacking any intricate details. The images are more on par with a child’s coloring book. Additionally, the paper the book is printed on is only a step or two above the newsprint used in children’s coloring books – for example, you can see on my photos, above, how thin the paper is since you can see the images of the following pages though the colored page. And finally, some of the images and quotes are beyond corny. Here is just one example:
In the end, I enjoyed looking though and even coloring some of the images in the Hot Dudes Coloring Book. It’s not on par with the more intricately designed adult coloring books I’ve found in the stores, but it’s still good for some fun and laughs.
My Rating: C
About the Book:
Release Date: February 2, 2016
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Genre: Adult Coloring Book
Format(s): paperback (352 pages), e-book
Book Source: Publisher
Hot Dudes Coloring Book