I originally planned to talk about Highlanders, like the ones featured in my new series, Highland Games Through Time. Then I thought… What brings a reader to purchase a Scottish romance? What I came up with is the cover. I spent days researching covers before publishing My Honorable Highlander and My Banished Highlander. My bookshelf and Ereader are crammed with Scottish romance novels, and most have one thing in common…a kilted hunk!
The title is also important, especially when a writer has published books in several genres. Scottish time travels are popular, which is why I have a main title and a series title. The cover lay-out, the title, and the series name must come together to give my readers a great first impression.
I am a writer. This is my profession. I expect to earn a living. Since there are over one million titles available at Amazon, my book needs to stand out.
One way is to get recognition for a beautiful cover. So, a few months ago I entered My Honorable Highlander in the You Gotta Read Reviews Cover Contest where they featured it along with many other lovely book covers and…it won!
Is this a cover that would catch your eye? Does the title sound as if hunky Highlanders will fill the pages? Does the series title and the tag line “Time is Fleeting, Careful what you Wish For” give you an idea that time travel is involved? Does the sword in his hand tell you the book has life-threatening battles? Does the photo of volunteers working at a present-day historical village tell you something happens at a Highland Games?
I would love your thoughts, good or bad (it is how I learn and grow) and I will choose one person to receive an ebook of My Honorable Highlander. Please remember to leave your desired format (pdf, epub, mobi, etc) and Good luck!
Nancy’s giveaway ends at 12am est 12-13-12. To be eligible you have to answer Nancy’s question! Good luck y’all.
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