The 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.
Now, 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: