I am so completely excited about this news, I'm bursting at the seams!
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LANCASTER HOUSE and THE MIDDLE AISLE are about to have AMAZING new covers!
Yep, I finally did it.
I searched for HOURS on iStock and I found the perfect images.
I sent them to my wonderful daughter and she outdid herself with the cover design.
(Now that I'm making money on my books, I do pay her for her work on my book covers and for her editing efforts. She does an amazing job! I like knowing that my money is benefiting my grandchildren. Besides, her husband is a High School theater teacher, and they do NOT pay teachers enough!)
The wonderful thing about the new covers is that they speak to the inside of both books perfectly!
That being said, I so much want to just post the book covers RIGHT NOW and show them to you.
But, I won't.
This time around, I'm going to do a proper cover reveal, something I've never done before because I get too excited and just want to post my covers right away.
Not to mention the fact that it will be awhile before they are available for purchase. I'm having Lancaster House re-formatted for ebook. Two different people did the ebook formatting on Lancaster House and The Middle Aisle, therefore Lancaster House doesn't match The Middle Aisle and that's just not okay!
So, it'll take a little time, but soon both books will be perfect and I'll do a COVER REVEAL!
Besides, if I reveal them now, people will just be disappointed when they realize they are not available for purchase yet.
So, a little something to look forward to, eh?
As for the old covers . . . I love them, I do.
I liked the idea of a hand reaching out from the the grave. It seemed appropriate to the story; Andre reaches out to Zoe from beyond the grave. It was Carrie-like and kind of creepy.
There's just one problem.
This is not a horror novel. This is a paranormal romance.
People who like horror are drawn to the cover and are sadly disappointed when they realize it's a romance.
People who love paranormal romance are turned off by the cover because it looks too creepy.
In other words, the cover just wasn't working.
I love The Middle Aisle cover because it matched Lancaster House so perfectly. And part of the story takes place in Monterey, California. Monterey is known for its cypress trees. The tree on the cover of The Middle Aisle reminded me of a cypress tree and seemed perfect.
But, if the right people aren't reading the first book, no one will ever read the second one no matter what the cover looks like!
Bam! Decision made!
New covers for Lancaster House and The Middle Aisle!
From an author's viewpoint, the new covers fit what's on the inside PERFECTLY.
I can't ask for more than that.