Posts Tagged With: Sara Brookes

Book Covers: What elements attract you to a cover.

Once upon a time, book covers weren’t as graphic as they are now. And given the times, people still bought those books despite the lack of a graphic content that is sexually appealing. I for one , don’t mind a cover either way.

If that wasn’t enough, I find it even more upsetting when cover artist through some small presses only slaps on two images and says “Here you go!” I’ve noticed some pretty sloppy work lately, and I’m not impressed. Not to mention authors have to pay for changes when the artist is way off?! I completely disagree. If it looks sloppy and the author notices, believe me, so will a reader. Why should an author have to pay for the changes? I mean…if they have to pay for it, then I’m pretty sure one could find a pre-made or source out their own cover artist to carry out the vision. Anyhow…enough of my rambling and pet peeves.

What I will do is show you some pretty gorgeous covers I absolutely adore:

 

 

 

If these beautiful covers aren’t enough, here are two links to two of my personal favorite cover artists:

Jon Paul

Erin Dameron-Hill

Silver Phoenix Labs

Seductive Designs

And…how about a cover I made for an upcoming release in 2015? 😉

One Night of Pleasure

What elements of book covers help sway you into buying said book? I’d love to hear from you.

 

 

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Hump Day thoughts, updates, and a huge shout out.

I love Hump Day, don’t you? It’s the middle of the week and that much closer to the weekend, and we all love weekends, right? 😀

I guess I’ll post a bit of an update with what’s going on in my world these days. BTW if you haven’t had an opportunity to check out the huge giveaway, we’re doing, just look to your right and see how fab the prize is. Pretty tempting isn’t it?

So I’ve been pretty much working on my edits for A Gift From Fate, which will be coming out in March. I’ll be sure to post a blurb and cover art, once it has come in and is approved.

I’ve also had Harlequin author Vicki Essex on my site, and she’s doing a giveaway of her latest release. That contest will end Saturday night, so be sure to stop by and say hi at: http://www.laynapimentel.com.

One final thought. For those who have followed me these last few years, then you know that I’ve participated weekly on Six Sentence Sunday. It was a weekly blog hop if you will, that was the brainchild of author Sara Brookes. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I learned by participating, and how many wonderful people I met through the site. Sadly, after this Sunday, SSS will end, and quite frankly, I don’t think anything could compare to the likes of it. A few have started, but I hate to say it, they simply aren’t the same. I commend Sara for all her hard work in maintaining the site, as well as the admins in how they assisted in keeping this regulated and moving. One doesn’t appreciate the amount of time and effort that went into making it possible unless you witnessed it. I kid you not, that hours upon hours was spent: fixing the code if the list didn’t show, verifying links for a variety of reasons, and most of all just to make sure things went smoothly for us the readers. So a huge thank you to Sara and the admins. I’ll miss ya, and wish you gals the best on your future endeavors. *sniff sniff*

Okay, so I better get going before I get all maudlin. I’ll be back again on January 30th, hopefully offering you my readers, a sneak peak into A Gift From Fate. Until then… arrivederci!

😉

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