I’ve hired a cover artist to do new e-book  covers for the Bree MacGowan Series so that they have a cohesive look. So of course I’m putting up a poll so that you can vote on your favorites. I’m really excited about these covers, so I’m not waiting until Wednesday to post. I’m far too impatient!

Covers A1 and A2 show how the style will be cohesive across all the Bree titles. The other Covers are examples of other styles. Which ever style I end up choosing all the books will get a similar treatment so that they have a cohesive look. I’m posting a poll – of course – so vote and comment to your heart’s content!

I apologize for the layout. No matter what I do, I can’t make Cover E behave. It keeps showing up all out of order and in strange places. It’s very difficult, and now I’m too tired to try and make it stay put any longer.

Edited to add. Apparently I can’t get the poll to work either. I don’t know why WebEngage isn’t working for me, but screw it. You’ll just have to vote in the comments, as disappointing as that is.

Cover A1

Cover A2



Cover B

Cover C



Cover D

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

londonmabel July 20, 2012 at 5:43 am

Am I too late?! Well… gonna vote anyway!

I think the A’s looks most like detective books. I think the “add something sinister” idea isn’t bad. Cause right now they look a bit like police procedural, I guess cause of the tape. But adding a dead limb takes it away from that.

B and C look a lot like Lani’s covers. So, yeah, romance or women’s fiction.

The funny thing about D is it looks really 1980s! That be some old school cover design. 🙂


Not E.

Very exciting!


Sue Schlabach July 18, 2012 at 10:04 am

Thanks for the shout out about Dachshunds on Parade! So kind you are, and I’m blushing.
Then I came back here to see how voting progressed and looked at all the covers again. Still love B. What if the title would be on police tape instead of dark red? That could really pop the cover and the title, add the suggestion of murder/crime, and take away any feeling of chick lit? Just a thought…


BarbN July 18, 2012 at 2:49 am

A1 and A2 and B. Love the idea of adding something sinister to the pretty pictures. Great covers!


inkgrrl July 17, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Both As look too busy to me. Definitely B & C. D meh pfft.


Chris Cool July 17, 2012 at 7:31 pm

A1 and A2. Love them.



Chris Cool July 17, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Cover A1 A2. Love them!


Patsy July 17, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Venturing out of lurkdom for my first comment. I like the A cover through the yellow crime tape but don’t particularly like those “bucolic scenes”. Like Skye said, a hint of a dead body or something to do with murder might help. B is my second choice, but think it says chick lit more than mystery.


Kay July 17, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Love A.
Like B.
C is to busy for my tastes.

Good luck.


Judy, Judy, Judy July 17, 2012 at 2:55 pm

I don’t like A except I do like the strip across that says they’re Bree McGowan mysteries. If that cold be added somehow to B or E that would be good.
Definitely don’t like D. Not fond of C.


Ruth M McCarty July 17, 2012 at 11:05 am

I really like A1 and A2. Especially the crime scene tape! Very clever.


Skye July 17, 2012 at 11:04 am

A1 and A2 are at least similar. They also signal mystery and crime. Adding a hint of a dead body in the pretty scenes might be useful (a hand reaching out from between the surfboards, legs sticking out from the bushes.

Everything else says romance or chicklit to me.


nancy July 17, 2012 at 10:34 am

What Karen said. Except that I quite like having the police tape across the ‘otherwise bucolic scenes.’
Definitely like ‘A’.

Love ‘B’ and ‘C’ as well, and would go right to them if looking for RomCom/ChickLit. ‘D’ makes me feel jittery, and not in a way that would have me checking out the book. And I don’t even know the kind of people in ‘E’, just not my world, virtual or otherwise.

‘A’ please.


Sue Schlabach July 17, 2012 at 10:25 am

I love the feel of Cover B. The low depth of field keeps it mysterious.


Susanne July 17, 2012 at 9:51 am

I’m drawn to Covers A1 and A2. It’s the colours and the depth of content. There’s lots to look at, but oddly, it doesn’t look too busy. And I love the yellow tape.



KarenB July 17, 2012 at 8:49 am

The A covers look the most like a mystery cover. B & C look like a romance novel or chick lit possibly – not a bad thing, but a little misleading. D doesn’t know what the hell it is supposed to be and E is a bit schizophrenic – the words are all COMING AT YA ACTION and then there’s the girl with the braid looking like she’s at the beach. I’d go with A but do something to the art to add an element of mystery or danger in the otherwise bucolic scene.


Thea July 17, 2012 at 1:24 am

anything but D


Jude July 17, 2012 at 12:35 am

I’m going for B. A is ok but I am put off by the surf boards and the storybook farm. I really like the vibe of B.


Pam Claughton July 17, 2012 at 12:17 am

Definitely A. They are professional and clearly mysteries. B and c are beautiful but neither looks like a mystery. The top one in D is good but the two covers look very different in style, which is why A is perfect! Nice choices to have though. 🙂


Doreen July 16, 2012 at 11:46 pm

I’m lovin’ the “A1” and “A2” look!


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