New Cover Reveal
Canadian author Anneli Purchase explains her reasons for giving this excellent story a cover facelift.
I had a good photo of a Baja beach for my original cover of Orion’s Gift, but somehow the romance was missing. An enticing beach is all very nice, but if you have no one to share it with, it doesn’t leave room for more than solitude. Orion’s Gift is not about solitude. It’s about old love gone bad and new love too hot to handle.
Designer Anita B. Carroll said the old cover made her think the book was a travel guide. That thought upset me, knowing the novel is full of romance and suspense. I needed to let potential readers know that Orion’s Gift is a love story with twists and turns that would keep them turning pages. Anita assured me she could help.
She suggested several stock photos for me to look at and then took my choice and turned it into something much more in tune with the storyline. She tweaked the photo and played with pleasing fonts. I love the cover she came up with.
Sylvia, our California girl, is walking away (from her old life), but she looks enticing enough for Kevin, her new love interest, to follow her. Actually, he did say he’d follow her anywhere—and he does.
But will it be enough? Does our California girl trust him? Can she ever trust anyone again after what she’s been through? Can he convince her that they can make it together?
But neither of them know that characters from their old life are catching up with them, and their pursuers have less than noble intentions.
Orion’s Gift will keep you turning pages. Thanks to Anita B. Carroll’s design skills, you can now judge a book by its cover.
Author Bio: Anneli Purchase has more hobbies and projects than she can pursue in one lifetime, but of them all, writing takes priority. Traveling, camping, fishing, gardening, mushroom picking, and birdwatching are her preferred pastimes when she is not writing. Anneli has lived on Vancouver Island, Canada, for most of her life. The island provides everything she needs for the activities she enjoys.
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I know book covers make a definite difference to me when I’m looking at picking up something new. Do you feel the same way?Does a book cover entice you to take a second look?