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I Need Your Help!

As an indie-author I’m learning about a lot of things, the most recent is marketing and where my book fits in a book store whether it’s a brick and mortar store or an online store.

While doing Bookfunnel promos I realized my covers don’t fit with others in the same genre. As a dark, romantic suspense or suspense thriller romance, they need to look sexy, dark, thrilling, something more…I’m hoping that by changing my covers I’ll attract a wider audience. That’s where you guys come in. I’d love to hear what you think.

#1: Chrome Pink, chrome, tough female heroine
#2: CP pink chrome, tough female character
#3: CP Large romantic silhouette
#4: CP medium romantic silhouette

What cover gives the reader the best idea of what the story feels like? As the author, sometimes I think I’m too close to the story. I’ve also hesitated to put bare-chested men on the cover. I wanted the books to fit into mainline fiction as well as romance and suspense. There’s nothing wrong with bare-chested men, I kind of like them myself but in trying to discover what fits best for my Leeward Files Series I feel I’m running around in circles. I would love to hear from each of you especially those of you who have read my series.

Here are the matching covers for the rest of the series.

1: White Gold solo character, bleached
2: WG solo, dark
#3: WG couple, trees
#4: WG couple on street medium
#5: WG couple on street large
#6: WG couple at waterfront w/ crown
#1: Titanium Blue couple at sunset
#2: TB couple at waterfront
#3: TB large blue-gray couple

I would appreciate any input. If you like one cover over another but feel it needs something please feel free to make suggestions.

#4: TB large full-color couple
#1: Evergreen Crystals, medium full-color couple
#2: EC bleached cover
#3: EC bright couple blurred background


I write suspense with a hot romance and a southern accent. I like strong characters with attitude and charm. Heroines who can rescue themselves and heroes who aren't afraid to love them.