The maroon & cream color scheme is gorgeous; and the unbuttoned dress with hanging hair is steamy. How does the process of choosing a cover work? I heard that most authors have no say in the cover art. Does the graphic artist usually read the story first for inspiration?It's beautiful, Mary! Do you have all of the covers framed & hanging in your home?
That was me, Mary - I hit the wrong button!
I do like it but it does remind me of Rome for some reason.
The unbuttoned dress is actually really steamy ;) Hope that's what you wanted! A little steam never hurt anyone!
Angie, My experience is that the art dept. asks you a lot of questions, and then ignores the answers. :) My only request was that this cover be very different from A Perfect Bride b/c the titles were so similar.Staci, I think Italian when I see it as well, but that's fine with me. Italy is my favorite place in the whole world.Jessica, The book has a bit of a sizzle to it, but saying it was steamy would be going too far. However, I received a very negative review from someone who thought A Perfect Bride was steamy. Who would have thought I could write steamy! :)
I like the cover! Will there be a Kindle edition?
I think it's terrific. I love the headless/ back shot covers. Looks great!Jennifer
I think it's just suggestive enough to be provocative. I'm sure you could write a really good short story based around this cover alone. I like it.Gayle
I'm so pleased that everyone likes it! Yes, it will be on Kindle--about 2-3 weeks after it comes out in paperback.
I think it is a beautiful cover. I really like it, Mary. I'm looking forward to reading it!
It looks lovely. :) I agree that it does look a bit Italian.
This cover looks GORGEOUS! I love the intimacy of the scene and the colour scheme. I think the flowers are a great addition - they promise romance and they also make the cover warm, if that makes any sense. In any event, I love it and I can't wait for it to grace my shelves.:) I'm a sucker for this type of cover.
Oh, you guys are marking me feel very good about this cover. Thanks so much.
If this was a painting by Holbein of one of the Tudors, every element would mean something, especially the flowers. Do the different flowers have any symbolic meaning relating to the story, Mary?I'm sorry, covers don't do a lot for me. It's always the content.Good luck with this one Mary, All the best, Tony
This is a gorgeous cover! It for some reason makes me think of Greece or Italy! I love the colors and the intrigue of a headless person!
I love the cover. In my mind, the woman in the cover denotes that this novel is a little racy but I like it anyway. I'm wondering why do most covers I see have headless figures?
@Luthian84: The figures are headless so female readers can imagine their own there! Nice cover.