Cover Design Redux by Stacy Hoff

Pick your favorite cover

Nights of Passion

Book covers are like people—they both get face lifts. Does prettier wrapping work? I have the perfect opportunity to find out with SEASON OF LOVE, my romance anthology with Gerri Brousseau, Merry Holly, Bobbi Lerman and Stephanie Queen.

We were told our anthology needed a new look. Something to let readers see our work as the romantic tour de force it is. So the five of us writers got together to debate the cover we had versus a new design.

We ultimately chose a design that had more of a close-up shot of a loving couple. One that showed more physical contact between the man and woman. In my opinion, it also shows a more intense chemistry between them.

Do you agree? Does the new cover work? You tell me—here are the “before” and “after” pictures:

BEFORE                          …

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About Marian Lanouette

Marian pens mysteries with strong romantic elements.
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