Oh my God. So I comes onto Amazon today and what do I see? Only the cover of my fracking book.
How bloody gorgeous is that??? Her lips are like a big giant slippery cherry! The title looks ace! It's like those gorgeous looking Baileys ads. No chance of her not looking like all of the heroines in it. No chance of him not looking like Brandon Routh/Matthew Macfadyen/Alex O'Loughlin and instead looking some awful thug or weirdo.
Thank God, thank God.
Also- it's totally not what I ever expected my first cover to be like, back when I was considering submitting to Cronk-E Publishing. I thought my first cover would be giant manboobs accosting some bound and gagged woman. Done in crayola.
But this! It's red! It's sexy! It may not be a sexy man on the cover but seriously, with Black Lace, I don't mind as much. At least their covers are always beautiful and alluring. Which I think this is.
The only thing I wasn't sure about was the strapline. Pleasure with a perfect stranger? I mean, there are probably going to be liaisons with strangers in the stories, but even so...not quite what I hoped for. Even though I could never do better. And as hubbie pointed out- perhaps it means you. You know, I'm the perfect stranger. I like that idea.
Finally- thank God Adam suggested using that for a title. I absolutely adore it. It sums up so many of my stories so well. God bless you, Adam Nevill.
So. What do you guys think, if you're out there, listening? Too red? Too much lady on the cover? And what were your greatest triumphs and troubles with regards to covers? What covers stick in your mind?