I admit, I do, and blame it on human nature. I can’t help myself. I’m a visual creature. As with most things in life, I look at a book’s cover and either yawn and move on, cringe in horror, or decide I simply must have. I can’t tell how disappointed I am when a one-click worthy cover turns out to be a DNF story.
It’s like lusting after a gorgeous slice of New York bakery cheesecake, then biting into one of those pre-packed cardboard jobs you find in the frozen food isle at the grocery store.
Because I don’t write independent, my publishers are responsible for the creation of my covers. They request my input, of course, but they often have their own vision that goes beyond the single story, and don’t necessarily allow me approval on the finished product. As you can imagine, waiting for the cover of my newest book is like standing on the sidewalk between that bakery and the grocer. I lust for the former and fear the latter, and have swallowed some cardboard in my time.
Then, once in a while, the bakery shows up, like with my next release, To Win Her Back. I haven’t officially done a cover reveal yet, but I love it, and had to share with all of you.
So, what about you? Are you a "Wow! Great cover" one click type or is it the blurb all the way?
When Mac isn’t busy purchasing books with gorgeous covers, she spends her time weaving HEAs for her characters, like those in her Players series from KensingtonBooks.
Oh, OH! And if you're looking for a deal, book 1 of the Players series, To Win Her Love, is on sale for a limited time.