Well, about a week before Christmas, I received an email from my editor. They”re changing the cover. Not just a few touch-ups here and there with computer magic. Nope. They”re doing a whole new photo shoot.
As it turns out, some of the bigger retailers gave them some negative feedback.
- They didn”t like the praying hands – thought they were too silly
- The heroine needed a new dress – something more elegant, more in keeping with some of my other covers (see below)
- They wanted a cover that readers would immediately associate with my brand – something more in keeping with my other designs.
So what did they come up with? Well, I am pleased to unveil the brand new cover for Stealing the Preacher!
Da, da, da, Daaaa (trumpet fanfare) . . .
Those who know me will tell you that I”m usually very resistant to change. However, I really like this second version. Both cover designs are fun and playful, but this one steps up the elegance, and the country church in the background is exactly as I described it in the book. It”s perfect!
The heroine”s dress is gorgeous and really draws the eye. And even though I can”t see my handsome hero”s face, he still makes a strong impression.
And best of all, it matches the feel of my other covers. The only thing I miss is having my preacher tied up. (He
is actually lassoed in the book.) I still think that would have been fun.
Which cover do you prefer?
How much difference, if any, does a cover make to you when you”re choosing a book?
Stealing the Preacher is available for pre-order at a pretty good discount at Amazon. Click on the book cover to order.