Freebie Friday #7

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A Wanton’s Thief (Thieves and Lovers, Book One) – Titania Ladley

Taking Instruction – Cheyenne McCray

Sojourner (Sojourner, Book One) – Maria Rachel Hooley

Samson’s Lovely Mortal (Scanguards Vampires, Book One) – Tina Folsom

Shattered (Dream’s Realm Trilogy, Book One) – Sophia Sharp

In Heat (In Heat, Book One) – Felicity Heaton

In Heat: Mating Call (In Heat, Book Two) – Felicity Heaton

Promise (Soulsavers, Book One) – Kristie Cook

Zola’s PrideSouthern Arcana, Book 2.5) – Moira Rogers

Bewitching the WerewolfCaroline Hanson

The Mystic Wolves (The Mystic Wolves Series, Book One) – Belinda Boring

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Eye Catching Covers

Here are some covers that caught my attention during my last browsing section. If you know of any noteworthy cover art, leave a comment with the title of the book and the author.

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Kisri

Cover art can make or break the sales of a book. Don’t judge a book by its cover may be good advice, but it isn’t always followed. I’m not ashamed to say I won’t pick up a book with a poorly designed cover unless someone recommends it to me. We live in a competitive society. It is no longer enough to have a well written story with a fantastic blurb. Your book has to have sex appeal. To draw in the younger generation, it has to appease all the senses, especially sight.

While you’re busy drafting your masterpiece, keep an eye out for covers that impress you and the ones that don’t. It might not help you now, but when you do get published and your editor sends the artwork for your book, you’ll be able to look it over with a critical eye. Remember that the publishing process is all about give and take, and if you see a correction that needs to be made don’t be afraid to respectfully request it. This is a business, and like you, publishers want to sell as many books they can. Requesting a cover edit is much like your editor requesting a copy edit, it’s in everyone’s best interest, so don’t be afraid to speak up.

My Can’t Resist Cover for this week is Moira Rogers’ novella, Kisri.