It was a long journey from what the Limerence cover started out as to where it ended up, and I’m finally happy with it, though in all honesty, my heart will always belong to ‘the eye’ which was the original cover.
I’ve put them all here for you with the reasons I moved on from them and the reasons that I originally liked them. (Click on the covers to see larger version)
The very original. **sigh** the beautiful eye. Is it Mia’s? Is it Mr Breckts? Ha ha, I know whose I thought it was when I saw it, but it depends on what colour you perceive from it. The idea behind this was that it is an old photographic camera picture print. Photos of Mia were being taken as she was stalked and followed etc.
This is the same as previously, but simplified
Realised that I didn’t have my name on the cover! Amateur!
Getting edgier and more daring. I think this is where the hubby came in and started working his magic…
Yep, then he created this beauty for me. Loved this cover. It was more horrorish than any of the others had been, and I was certain that this was THE ONE. However…
I went back to this colour format after a month or so. I decided I wanted it to be more gothic paranormal than horror. I liked the colours on this one, and this was all set to be it, until a very talented writer told me that the ‘eye thing’ had been done to death and I should try doing something different to get more attention. So that opened up a whole new barrel of covers…
80’s style, Mia in flames
A version of this is actually the back cover of the book but with the colours inverted.
This was a picture that I used from one of my promo pieces to get you all excited for the release. I tried it for the cover, but it just didn’t seem right to me.
This was third in my choices. The flower is one of the flowers that Mr Breckt has planted for Mia in Mia’s Blue, so it holds a meaning. I really liked this, but wasn’t sure people would get the meaning up front and worried that it didn’t represent any of the genres that Limerence covers.
No one could see what the picture was, so this was a no no! (It was Mia and Oliver embracing)
Glass of blood anyone????
This is when we started merging the two pictures together, but I wasn’t too set on the colour scheme. I still really liked the greeny blue from the eye. It had the right colours for the emotions- jealousy, envy etc and especially to do with Mia’s ‘skill’ at the end and what she can see. The colours were important.But the colours were far too muted and the eye wasn't piercing enough. I let the eye thing go after this… :0(
Then me and the hubby came up with this. I loved it, It just needed a little tweaking
And Then It All Came Together
And this is,of course is my baby herself!
With the aura/glow around the writing, the colour scheme- red/green, glass of blood/wine, Mr Breckt and Mia… it just seemed perfect.
It’s a funny thing writing a book, I never considered what the cover would be until I stumbled across the eye picture and started playing around with the colour schemes etc.
For me, the eye represented so much of the story for me. Mr Breckt’s forever watching Mia, and hating Oliver, the Queen knowing all that was going on, and being a ghost on their shoulders throughout the book. However I’m glad that I did change it. The new cover shows so much more. I think after reading it, it should mean much more, certainly after reading this!
Let me know what you think. What was your favourite? Or your worst? Would you have chosen the one I did?
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