Back in the early days of publishing, the covers of the first printed books were considered works of art.
Indeed, they really were works of art. Early book covers consisted of original artwork drawings and were of leather and even gold. They were so ornately rendered that there wasn’t a place for the author’s name.
Today's Book Covers
Today, book covers try to visually represent the story in tone, theme, genre, etc. While most of not original works of art in this day of royalty-free images, we authors still like to think they're artistic.
For Your Consideration: Second Chance Bride
He was the only man she wanted—and the one man she could never have.
At eighteen, she left all the pain and heartbreak behind and reinvented herself as wealthy, successful Constance Quinn. In her rigidly controlled life, there's no place for love.
Now older and wiser, she's determined to find the part of herself that got lost in her transformation.
When she meets Alex Martinez, something hot and urgent passes between them. Their attraction is mutual. Their desire is palpable, but she's playing with fire because she has a secret Alex must never discover.
Personally, I love the cover of Second Chance Bride. It depicts the characters well and shows the compelling romance between them.
Review for Second Chance Bride
"This is such a lush book. The pacing is smooth, and the plot is engrossing. The reason behind Constance's move to Lantana Lane is mysterious at first, so I was stunned when I learned what it is. It's a great plot twist. Alex/Alejandro is a dear man. The way he encourages and supports Constance is utterly sweet. The best part, though, is how Constance's past is redeemed. It's absolutely beautiful." ~ NetGalley
|Prize is 1 of these Writing Journals|
What about a cover attracts you? Leave your answer in comments to be entered.
(1) Prize is a Writing Journal if you're in the U.S. Outside U.S., prize is ebook selection.
(2) Leave your comment and email address written out, NOT as a hot link.
(3) Winner chosen by random draw from all those who leave comments on my blog posts.
(4) Drawing held on Black Friday, November 23, 2018, and announced on the blog.
(5) Winner will be contacted by email no later than Nov. 28.
VISIT JOAN & FOLLOW HER ONLINE
Amazon Author Page * BookBub Author Page * Facebook Fan Page * Twitter * YouTube * Joan's Website.
Be the first to know about New Books and Giveaways, sign up for Joan's Mailing List.