Friday, May 18, 2012

Morning folks, Tory and I decided to swap blogs today, but we are both talking about the same subject. The importance of a book cover, which also includes a book cover blurb.
So what do you find most appealing about a book cover...the title, the author, the picture? I have to say the picture is what catches my interest first. I want something that tell me a story, before I every open the book. The title is next...does the book sound interesting. Last is the author, have I heard of this author, have I read her or him, and do I like their writing?  
Being a lover of romance a couple on the cover usually always catches my interest, next a hot guy, then the colors, red with black print, dragons, tattoos. It varies between books but the cover is what gets me to pick up a book.
Book cover Blurb – The Executives Wives Club series need a banner for the cover. I wanted people to know this was series. Next I decided on the titles for all four books, where Widow is in each title, because this is a series about four widows. The picture needed to reflect how a woman needs love, and a man who can understand her needs. Jinger Heaston, my cover artist, found the balance to bring out the elements of each aspect of the story.  Jinger has done all of my covers and finds a way to make them all touch the heart of my readers.

Blurb for the Unwilling Widow.
Jennifer Larson, having lost her husband, friends and the perfect life she’d had plan, now faces the biggest challenge of her life, moving into an unplanned future. While the rest of the Executives Wives’ Club is still wallowing in the past, Jen is tempted into the future by a sexy chiropractor, Hagan Chaney. 
But does he really love her or is he only after her money?

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Leni said...

For me it's a combination of cover, blurb, and author that get me to look more into a book. If it's a name that I'm familiar with the blurb and cover won't matter. But when I'm searching for a book and don't know the author the cover and blurb play a bigger part in what I choose to read.

Tory Richards said...

Makes total sense Leni!