An Older Child Gets a Facelift as I Undertake a New Genre

mrnewThe first book I published has gotten a new face. Murderous Relations, my very first published novel, now has a new cover. First reactions seem promising.

This is not only my first book, but it is also my best selling book. It enjoyed a good run when first published at one retail outlet but languished at others. There is even one outlet where the book only sold two copies throughout  the many years it’s been on the market. But since slapping on a new cover, I’m up to 13 sales in one month on that particular site. Could one cover really make that much a difference?

Of course, I REALLY like the new cover.  I hope you  like it, too.

Murderous Relations was awfully close to being a romantic suspense story. But to reach that level, I’d have had to increase the percent of the story that was dedicated to romance. It’s in there. And is a lovely bit of matchmaking if I may say so. But  I would have had to cut back on the mystery and suspense elements to fulfill the romantic suspense genre expectations.

 

blind-faithNow, I’m working on a true romantic suspense story. During  my writing of what is a new genre for me, I’ve been playing around with covers for the story, which I have titled: Blind Faith. Here’s my latest effort at a cover for my first romantic suspense book. I think I like it. And I’d be thrilled if you did too:

 

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Cover Reveal for Latest Hetty Fox Book

murder-3A Rainy Day Murder is racing toward a conclusion.

In this book, Hetty Fox is off to Chicago to visit an old friend. It’s a holiday she’s been anticipating for some time,  but little goes to plan. Andrew fails to follow orders. Blackie refuses to play nice with the kids. And a corpse, no matter where it’s found, almost never improves an outing.

Meanwhile, feeling a bit out of her element in the big city, Hetty doubts she’ll be able to help police solve this crime. After all hunting a murderer in Chicago is hardly like following clues and gossip in a small town. But  when police turn their attention to the victim’s grown children, Hetty feels compelled to try to sort out the killing, which leads her to one of the biggest challenges of her detecting life.

 

 

Out of the Blue, a New Cover Strikes

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I’m pleased to announce a new cover for Murderous Decisions. I’m not sure why I changed covers. My book only came out in July. But at a recent sale I found a graphic I liked so well, I simply had to buy it. And once bought, I could not resist using it in a cover.