Today's an exciting day for me! It's the release of the last in the Bendixon Sisters Series, CROSSROADS CORNER! If you preordered it should already be on your ereader, but if you haven't, be sure to buy soon, as the price will be going up in a few days! More information is below this week's blog post. And speaking of which...
The saying goes “Never judge a book by its cover,” but be honest - you have, right? This week on the Romance Writers’ Weekly Blog Hop, we’ve been asked to share a couple of our favourite book covers - whether our own or someone else’s - and explain what it is that draws us to them.
If you joined me from Leslie Hachtel, welcome!
I have a couple of major preferences when it comes to book covers. I generally don’t like to see people’s faces, and if it is part of a series, I want all the covers to have strong commonalities. As a reader, while the cover of a book definitely has influenced my buying decision, what I’m mostly looking for (especially in a indie book) is professional design. If it looks good on the outside, I’m hopeful it is written well on the inside.
Some of Susanna Kearsley’s books are linked, although I wouldn’t call them part of a series. Her covers, though, are immediately recognizable as being from her world. I think they are wonderful, reflecting the magic and mystery that all her stories have.
Diana Gabaldon’s books have been released with numerous covers, but I love this look the best. It is simple yet striking, and let’s the story stand for itself.
Courtney Milan does write books in series, but no matter what series it is she has a distinctive style. For her historicals, a woman in a jewel-toned gown on each cover. I read once she designs her own, which is awesome, too!
CROSSROADS CORNER, Book Three in the Bendixon Sisters Series, is now available!