This is the blog of Romance Author Mona Ingram.
My main purpose on this page is to keep you up to date with my books. For more details on my books, click on "Mona's e-Books" in the sidebar.
I also blog about things that interest me, and that affect my outlook on life. I'd like to hear about you, too, if you'd care to leave a comment.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
I enjoy designing covers. The act of creating a new cover is a gift to myself...generally when I'm almost finished with a new book.
Recently I started re-assessing all my covers, and decided regretfully that one should be replaced. I say regretfully, because it's the first one I did, and it was fairly involved. The helicopters were flying the other way in the image I purchased, and I had to cut some out. I then had to figure out how to extend the cover vertically by using bands of colour at the top and bottom. That was biting off quite a bit for someone who had never used the program before.
But I write romance, and although visually interesting, this cover didn't exactly shout romance.
The new cover will go live on Amazon in the next 24 hours. There's a scene like this in the book, which makes it evocative for me, and I hope for you, the reader. Let me know if you think I did the right thing. I'd love to hear your opinion.