Well...yes. I've had the covers for my Italy series redesigned, AGAIN. Really, this will be the 3rd cover for Lost In Italy, and just the second for Run To Rome.
"But Run To Rome just released!" you say.
I know, I know. But the thing is, I always wanted a couple on the cover to signify the ROMANCE genre, and darker colors to convey the SUSPENSE.
My first cover for Lost In Italy was done when I was brand new to Indie publishing, and I really liked it because it had the two pictures that fit my characters exactly. (I still have people that say they prefer this one to the next.)
Fast forward one year, and even though the book had received good reviews, sales were pretty slow. So I decided to invest in a cover with a bit more of a professional look. My second cover designer gave it a great suspense tone, but now it was lacking the romance. We tried to make a couple work on the front, but I couldn't find a picture that fit my characters AND would look good with this new suspense design, so we stuck with the suspense and relegated Halli to the back cover all by herself.
Boy, did I miss Trent!
I'd been keeping an eye on some work a talented cover artist was doing for some friends of mine and finally I worked up the nerve to send her my two character photos for Trent and Halli to see if she could combine them into a single, natural looking image.
LOOK WHAT RAVVEN DID!!
So there you have it. That's the downfall and beauty about Indie publishing. If I feel something is not working, it's on my shoulders to fix it. But I CAN fix it and try something else to try to give books I believe in a chance to fly.
I'd love to hear from you--do you like the new covers??