Hope you all are having a great week!
I’ve had an insanely busy week…but hopefully it will calm down for the weekend.
So, I’ve come to develop a love/hate relationship with the emails from my publisher stating “We have your new book cover ready to view!” I know that as an author I can’t have exactly what I want unless I self-publish and design my own cover. That said, it takes a lot of faith to hand over months of hard work to people I’ve never met and allow them to put a face on my product. Our books are more than just words. They’re the lives of fictional characters that we’ve created from nothing more than our imagination. Perhaps that seems silly to some but to me that’s huge. Each time I crack open a book of mine and read a few lines, I feel like I’m visiting old buddies and I actually care about the well-being of my fictional friends. I want to introduce them to as many people as possible and to do that they need the best cover slapped across their faces…am I right?
Covers can be a hit or miss with me. When it’s a hit—aka the cover for Copper Lilies, I walk around all smiles, all day. But there were others that left me literally down and out. Not that the designs were less than stunning, but they weren’t at all what I’d envisioned and my suggestions were disregarded. I’m not a marketer but I know what catches my eye, and I personally would skim right past a few of my own books on Amazon, B&N and even on the shelf.
I got the book cover email yesterday for Kacey Monroe, the second book of the Before we Fractured series. Let’s just say I’m still smiling. I absolutely love the cover. What do you think?
I feel like it truly catches the darker qualities in the story. It’s exactly what I was hoping for. I can't stop looking at it.
If you want, check out the first book, Jessie Kasper, which goes on blog tour this month…nothing but 5 star reviews so far!
I hope you all have a great weekend!