This month, the topic of covers is close to my heart (as you will soon hear!) so I thought I'd throw it open for discussion. (Mind you, I just had to rewrite that last sentence. I originally had 'throw it up for discussion'. Hmm...can you tell I'm still not over the morning sickness yet?)
When I buy books, I look for my favourite authors first. However, there's nothing surer that will grab my attention than a great cover.
Here are a few that grabbed my eye in an instant. (Interesting that the tough guy on Nancy Gideon's "Warriors Second Chance" has a gun. If I'd noticed that before I uploaded the pic, I probably would've bypassed it.)
I've been lucky enough to have had some great covers to date, most of them cosy couples in sexy cinches.
Which brings me to the point of this post: my latest cover.
A big, very cute, baby.
At first, I was in shock. For me, babies don't portray romance (yes, I'm still changing nappies!)
I adore writing romance and I absolutely, positively love reading it and for me, a sexy cover goes a long way to making me pick up a book. So what's so appealing about a baby cover? The 'awww...' factor? The knowledge that a baby will definitely up the stakes for the hero and heroine? Hmm...
Since I first saw the cover, I've had many people comment how cute it is and how well baby books sell so I've shut up! And it's grown on me, it really has.
So what draws you to a cover? Any particular favourites?
So here it is!
My big, beautiful, baby cover, out in North America and the UK now.
To check out my other covers, visit my website.