So I know the other week I asked for some feedback on my latest book covers. For those interested, the feedback was unanimous, and people preferred the covers without the pretty people on them. However, shortly after I posted that blog, I got into a Skype conversation with Muse, and we discussed the importance of striking, enticing book covers. Then, as women in their late twenties are prone to doing, we started talking about sex.
Now, we all know sex sells. That goes without saying. Sit a half-naked woman on your car and BOOM, suddenly the car’s just as desirable as the boobs and backside draped over it. It’s like magic.
With that in mind, I decided to do something a little…erm…drastic. I decided to “spice up” the the Blood of Ages covers.
You might be thinking, “But there is no sex in Blood of Ages. Everyone practically hates each other.” And, yes, well…that’s true. Which is why I’ve had to make some very minor, hardly noticeable tweaks to characters, settings, and plot lines, which I will go over in another post later today.
Don’t worry! It will be the same series you know and love, only now with some sexy twists!
I am very excited to be able to give you a sneak peek at the new covers for the first two books in the Blood of Ages series (others will be following shortly; I need to find more models first), which I hope will better promote the series through subtle, somewhat “suggestive” imagery.
Because what is urban fantasy without sex? I’ll tell you what: pointless!
Without further ado, here’s a taster of new covers:
Sexy as all hell, amirite?!
At first, I was worried they might look a bit too raunchy, but actually I’m really happy with how they turned out. They’re still in the development stages at this point, and I welcome feedback, so feel free to let me know what you think about this new direction!
I’ll be updating the rest of the web site once I’ve found images for books 3 – 5.