Hi there, all you artsy types! Lee Tobin McClain here, in dire need of help with cover design.
I’m very lucky to write for Love Inspired, whose cover artists are amazing. But I also write and publish an independent series, which means I have to create the cover concept myself. Oh, I have a wonderful cover artist who puts it all together, and lately, I get some professional help with finding the right cover model. But I’m still prone to this kind of disaster:
|The cover I liked....|
|The cover EVERYONE else liked|
Right now, I’m working on a romantic suspense series. Book one, a Memorial Day stalker story, is here, and my readers already let me know I chose the wrong cover pose. They love heroic, protective Chad, but they don't like the turned back.
|On sale for 99 cents... just a few more days!|
So, please vote: which pose is better for my next romantic suspense novel?
|Let's call this "Man Striding"|
|And this is "Man with Axe"|
A couple more optional things to comment on, if you have time, in relation to ROMANTIC SUSPENSE COVERS:
(a) Hero on cover, or just a landscape?
(b) Smiling or serious?
(c) Beard or no beard?
I'll choose a random commenter at the end of the month (which is Sunday!) and gift you a $10 Amazon gift card for your trouble. Thank you so much for your help! Remember, the main question is: Man Striding vs. Man with an Axe.