This week on the blog hop, Jenna Da Sie asks:
Book covers: what do you like to see on Romance book covers? Both characters, one character, shirts off, fully clothed, faces, silhouettes? What turns you off from choosing one?
I hope you hopped here (how's that for alliteration) from Kate Forest's blog. If not, be sure to complete the loop so you can see what kind of covers she like best!
As for me, I am definitely into covers that don't scream "traditional" romance. Even on recently written historicals, which can be forgiven having the heroine show a bit of leg and the hero appearing masterful, I prefer the understated to obvious.
I was recently working on the cover for my first ever self published works – my short story The Life She Had Before and my soon to be released novel When Time Falls Still. Choosing the exact cover image was hard! I looked for inspiration, and these are some of my favourites:
So, based on the above, I guess I like the faceless heroine theme the best! :) Although I think the Girl on the Train cover is probably the cleverest - such a sense of movement in the font!
The cover on Leslie Hachtel newest release, The Dream Dancer is stunning. Click to her blog here to see it. I wonder what other book covers she likes?