New Look!

I just updated the book cover to The Tower’s Alchemist (I believe the Amazon.com display image will be updated within a few days).

What do you think?

I like the sleek design of the symbols (which are real alchemical symbols) and when you decipher what they mean, they communicate the theme of the book.

Why did I choose to update? Well, while there are some elements of horror in my book, it’s largely an urban fantasy, not a full-on horror story. My previous cover gave the impression that it was a horror story (and that my MC on the cover was a villain and not the protagonist!).

Another interesting fact that I was unaware of (until a couple of my European readers informed me) is that the Swastika is illegal to display in public in several European countries. In the previous cover, the Nazi flag is burning in the background, set ablaze by the powers of my protagonist to indicate who she’s fighting against.

Writer friends, have you ever decided to update your book cover? Why?

5 thoughts on “New Look!

  1. I love the new look. I may redo the cover of my 1st book, since it has spawned a new series, and I will want them to have a unified look, but I probably won’t mess with it until the series is done. Good luck with it!

  2. As mentioned on FB, I like how simple and elegant your new cover is. I’ve been thinking of redoing my cover of SW Book 1. After seeing the cover of Book 2, the first one just holds no appeal for me anymore. Have you seen a correlation with sales?

    • Not as of yet, Dicey, but I’ve been getting positive feedback with the new look. Are you thinking of using the model again for SW #1? I love the look of #2!

      • Yep. I’d put Jaies Baptiste back on the cover to keep continuity. Change the pose, the clothes, and the background… I was trying to be ambiguous about Willow’s looks, but now it really doesn’t matter anymore. I like the realness of the 2nd cover better.

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