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New Cover Samples

Okay, feedback of the first two cover samples suggest one photo is too difficult to make out, and the other, the one with the couple on beach looks like a YA novel cover. The couple in the story is in their twenties, but it is certainly not a YA novel. I call it a literary love story, but the newly coined genre, New Adult, is also an appropriate fit. There is explicit language and scenes. With that in mind, here are two new variations of the cover. Please keep the comments coming!

Other photo options:

Here are two other photos I like, but are much more suggestive. My favorite photo by far is the one on the left as the couple actually looks similar to how I envision my characters. Unfortunately I couldn't download files big enough to insert in my sample cover.






Photoshop effect added




Comments

  1. I like the bottom right. It's very artsy and suggestive at the same time. It captured my eye and made me take a second look ;-)

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  2. Bottom Two: The left, I don't know if I'd include actual faces since it takes away the reader's ability to 'create' their own vision of the characters. The right, its just so sultry I would be embarassed to pick it up at a store...?

    Top Two: The left, it seems like a wedding? The right, it makes me think more of sayville :) And I like the smiling of the guy, its sincere.

    I DID like the glass example from your older ones - just a slight clearer would really make it shine! (I don't know if thats possible though if hte photo stock was a one time shot?)

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  3. I like the beach one better, but could be better. The B&W ones come off steamier and to me thats not what the stories about really

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