Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Cover This

Hello fellow romance readers,

That's a fun video, isn't it?

Now a days, most covers are fashioned by taking fabulous photos from shoots already done and having a cover designer fix it to fit a specific book. One of the funnest things about being an indie romance author is browsing through tons of luscious photos and choosing out the one that's the best match for my book. Yes, part of my job is looking through photos of hunks and hotties until I say, “Okay, I’ll take that one.” And then I buy him…I mean...I buy the cover photo. It's a hard job but someone has to do it.

I use to put women by themselves on some of my covers but now I go for a man alone or a couple.
As romance readers seem to like seeing a brawn, ripped man much better…whether alone or with the heroine. I like that better too. And it also communicates to the reader that as part of a great story there are some sizzling love scenes as well. 

Book blurbs and book covers are considered in the publishing industry as a whole to be some of the most important selling points of a book. 

Humans meets Her meets a 1960's Screwball Romance For a headless, bodiless, 

everything but mindless, woman, 

Betty gets around. She’s just an artificial intelligence system looking for a little fun 

by dating a hundred hot-blooded men online. 

The most eligible bachelor is Chet, a real live cowboy. 

He doesn’t know Betty is an artificial intelligence system. 

However, Chet has a secret of his own. Will his deep, dark secret save their relationship or doom it?

Murdina a vampiric fey is hunting for a man, but this time she wants love not blood. 

She spots Cameron just as a strong wind lifts his kilt, she takes a good look 

and decides he’s the one. 

From the land of the Picts, 

spring two tales of ancient tattooed warriors, wielding longswords 

in the fight for freedom and love. 

The fate of Caledonia rests in the hands of the Warrior and the Druidess. 

But Brude is not about to marry a druidess, 

never mind that his blood boils for her and he can’t stop thinking of her. 

Can Brude and Tanwen put their differences aside and fulfill their destiny?