I’ve hired the talented (and wonderful to work with) Najla Qamber to design the cover of my YA Paranormal Romance ENTANGLED. (Book One of Three.) This is a dark comedy with magical elements.
I’m attached to both covers. The most important question I have to ask myself is: Which one would sell more copies?
I also want a good representation of the book: YA Paranormal, Dark, Death, Magic
Each cover conveys parts of these elements. Cover One (Tombstone), my personal favorite, has the overcast sky, which is always the case in the book, the main character even goes by the name “Gray.”
Cover Two (the one my husband calls the Lady Gaga Cover) looks magical. Even the white rose is appropriate as she dies around Valentine’s Day and white represents death.
My initial reaction was that Lady Gaga would Grab Attention – way more than Tombstone. But does grabbing attention necessarily equate to sales? I’ve seen plenty of catchy book covers, admired them then moved on.
I think Tombstone is more intriguing, but again, the real question is: Which cover would motivate online browsers to read the blurb and potentially purchase?
One quick share I just received from an author friend I consulted with: “There are a couple of design elements that mark One as a quick web photocomposite instead of a real book cover. Turnoff for me, but maybe that's fine for Ebooks, I don't know since I've seen very few of them. As a concept, I like One's storytelling. Two is more eye catching, though.”
A Resurrection Spell Gone Wrong
Two months after dying, Graylee Perez wakes up in her identical twin sister, Charlene’s body.
As the daughter of a witch, can anyone blame her mother for attempting to bring her back to life? Only now Gray’s stuck sharing her sister’s body 50/50 in 24 hour shifts.
The race is on for Gray to find a way back into her body before Charlene purges her from existence.
Warlock Raj McKenna is rumored to meddle in the black arts, not to mention he’s after Gray’s invisibility spell and worse – her heart. But Raj might be the only one powerful enough to save Gray from fading away forever.