Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Last Page Cover Reveal

If you aren't an author it might be difficult to imagine the excitement that goes through an author’s head at the thought of seeing your book cover for the first time. It’s something akin to seeing your baby’s face for the first time. It’s an exhilaration that never seems to get old, so you’ll have to pardon the fuss here. You see, I have not one, but TWO beautiful covers, thanks to the talents of my friend, Chris Ash, and I have no idea how I’m going to choose. Storyteller Book 3 is nearly ready to publish. You have to help me peeps!
 
The first was my initial idea to portray the protagonist of the story, Lord Kane. Much of the trouble in the True World is due to him, so I thought who better to feature on the cover?
 
 
But then I found this photograph of a sassy, young Lily Lightfoot and thought it would be perfect too. She is “The” Storyteller, after all.
 
 
 
A brief description of the book will go something like this: At first Lily Lightfoot didn’t know she was a fairy with the power to make things happen, just by telling a story, but then everything changed. Now she’s on a quest to save the True World with only a few friends to help her. Her mother and her best friend captured, it’s up to Lily to complete the Quest of Galamar – a centuries old fairy tale.  All she has to do is figure out how to turn back time. Easy, right?
 
I’m so torn. I can easily to find a way to use both online (via Twitter and Pinterest), but only one can be the official cover for the publication on Smashwords, iBooks, and Barnes & Nobel.  So I’m asking you to tell me what you think, give me your votes, which one makes the book look more interesting or alluring? Which one shouts “Read me”??

9 comments:

  1. I too like both of them but the second seems to fit better from what you have said of the story. Also a young reader could quickly identity with the second.

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  2. I agree. Both are great but I like the protagonist cover best. It portrays both the angst and the hope of triumph.

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  3. I'm drawn more to the first, but the second is very eye catching, via her intense stare.

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  4. It is a series, so the cover should fit in with the previous covers. It's more coherent that way. So then the question is, which cover fits in best with the series?

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  5. Both covers are very eye catching, so I don't think I'm going to be much help. The first one really draws me in, but the second one is so intense with those green eyes. I'll have to think some more. Sorry I'm not much help.

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  6. Thank you everyone for your thoughts! In the end, I decided to ask the "boss", my eleven year old daughter, who part of is the intended audience for this series. She was quite intrigued by the mask and while she liked the Lily picture, she felt the mask was much more alluring. I still love the Lily photo and will use it in the book trailer! but the cover will be Kane. :)

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  7. I like the first one better :)

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  8. this book is going to be awsome but do you have a estimated realese date

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  9. The book is out, Sam! Just in time for the holidays~ see my website for info www.lisatcresswell.com

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