Happy June! Time restraints are tight so this will be short and sweet- which is hard for me. If you read my books, you understand. I like to elaborate. Great things are happening over here for me and I am bursting with excitement for the new ventures I am able to embark upon. No, I still don't have a release date for book 3, A Promised Fate. But you can add book 3 and book 4, A Forsaken Fate on Goodreads and I urge you to do so. Also, if you don't already, follow me on Pinterest, I update my Ari and Ava boards almost daily and I also have a few new boards for new characters in the series, Korie and Cameron.
Recently, I signed up to work again with my cover artist, Derek Murphy at CreativIndie and we are doing a little marketing research. Derek threw together a new cover for A Beautiful Fate and we are anxious to see the difference in book sales between the book with a character on the cover and the book without a person.
As a reader, I prefer my covers not to have an image of person. I like to let my imagination run wild with the character's looks. Derek might feel the opposite with belief that covers with people on the them drawl in the reader faster and therefore produces more sales. I am not a sales driven writer, but I am a curious writer and I LOVE research. (insert snorting and the pushing of my eyeglasses up my nose.)
I have included the protégé cover below - comments are not only welcome, but I URGE, BEG, and PLEAD you to give me you opinion. New vs. Old. What are you thoughts on book covers in general? As a reader, what do you look for in a cover when choosing your next book? Do you like the simple images that let your imagination do the work or do you like the cute couple kissing or the steamy, sweaty hunk(but let's face it, probably gay) guy? I really want to know - join the discussion on Facebook. or post below. I love connecting with my readers. If you aren't already my friend, it's only because you didn't ask : ).
Also, if you like the new cover, it is only available for a limited time - grab it today for ebook only at Amazon