When I worked on the cover for Seducing the Huntress, I wanted an island paradise kind of look. I didn't want to spend a lot of money on a cover because I had no idea if the book would sell at all. Every month, it's been one of my top sellers, although The Dark Fae has bypassed it this month and last.
So if I have a more vampiric cover, would it do better?
What is a vampiric cover? A woman in black with bright red lips, and a long sexy exposed neck. I found one that filled the bill for Huntress for Hire.
And Forbidden Love, with a vampire about to kiss a woman's throat...hmmm.
So what are the ingredients for a vampire cover to say: VAMPIRE BOOK?
Red, Black and White....
When I saw Dracula as a play in NYC, they had everyone dressed in black and white, with one touch of red. It was the most dramatic and memorable play I can remember as far as the stage setting goes.
The Siren's Lure is set on the beach because that was important to the story, but again, it doesn't have the dark/vampiric look that I probably need.
So what do you think? Would a cover confuse you and stop you from buying a book? I hate it when I buy the same book when someone changes the cover and it's not a different book as in a rerelease of a backlist title.
But I have been considering whether to update the covers on Seducing the Huntress and the Siren's Lure. With the Siren's Lure, it would be the same cover, but add some reddishness to it if I can. With the other....I'd probably change it completely.
What do you all think?
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