The Final Choice

OK, the few votes are in, and I'm guessin' that most of you preferred cover concept number three. Below, I've posted an updated version of the cover.

So, tell me what you think. Does this capture your attention? If you saw this cover, would you be prompted to give the blurb a read - look inside?

On the right, I've posted the same picture in a smaller version so you might see what it would look like on your electronic reader, or online with Barnes & Noble or Amazon.

What are your thoughts? Intrigued? For the few folks participating in the beta-reading of this project, you'll know that the main character's eyes are a luminescent green with a thin band of gold ringing the outside. I hope this depicts that, although I wanted to make the eyes just a little more luminescent for the cover.

Oh, and by the way, The evening skyline in the foreground is of Midtown Atlanta. The building behind the building on the left is the Atlanta Four Season's Hotel. My main character visits this hotel twice and is apprehending by a police detective on her third visit. The majority of the story takes place in the Atlanta Metro area so I thought it was important to show on the cover.


  1. I really like this cover! It would definitely catch my eye and make me check it out.
    Just awesome!

  2. I think you need to show her lips and shrink her demonic appearance (the bird) more. I mean, afterall she's a succubus and seeing her lips would make her so much more seductive.

  3. I love the cover! I think hiding her mouth is a good idea. It ties in with her need to hide what she is and who she wants to be.

  4. Thank you all for your comments and suggestions. I have to say that I agree with Jennie about the feathers covering the mouth. I have another concep photo with the mouth showing, and it did not have the same impact (on an emotional level) as the picture used.

    I know it's about to get all psychological up in here, but I do think the cover shows personality. The hidden mouth (for me) does represent the nature of her desire, need, and situation. It represents that is is oppressed-the voice of her true desire subdued by her need. She wants, more than anything, to have loving relationship with a man, but her instinct for survival gets in the way. She spends an eternity looking out into the world of mortals with conspiring greed but she cannot have it, so she falls back-remains in the shadows.

    Anyway, edits and rewrites continue. I'm adding to the scene where Raif meets his pursuers, Joe and Lexi. There will be a chase scene where Raif corners of them and, realizing they cannot kill him, are forced to submit. I will also add some closure into the plot of Joe and Lexi as I kind of felt like the reader is left hanging with them.

    Stay tuned I'm already having wild dreams and scribbling the outline for the sequel-it's gonna get wicked, folks.


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