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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Here are two covers for my upcoming novel about Daphne Sweeten, a "nose" in the perfume industry. Let me know your thoughts. And please pray for Di today!!!

Also, if the book isn't primarily set in Paris does the cover still work for you?
posted at 6:19 PM  
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At 6:50 PM, Blogger jel said...

I like the first cover!

she has (Diann) has been in my thoughts and prayers , these last few days.

At 6:57 PM, Blogger Diane Siemer said...

I vote the first cover if the guy gets the girl! Love it!; but I really like the pop of the red on the second cover. The first one, that's my vote.

At 7:07 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

Thanks gang, keep the comments coming!

At 7:29 PM, Blogger Peggy Blann Phifer said...

I like the second cover. That red raincoat would grab my attention if I were to see it on the bookshelf.

At 7:31 PM, Blogger Peggy Blann Phifer said...

Forgot the second question part. Yes, I'd think the cover would still work even IF the entire story was not set in Paris.

At 7:41 PM, Blogger Julie Carobini said...

Second cover is eye-catching.

At 7:52 PM, Blogger Sabrina L. Fox said...

I like two best except it seems gloomy. KB books are typically not gloomy so... Can they lighten the look a little.

Not so sad and dreary but still in the cute red jacket? ;) It could still be raining but throw in some sun and a pretty tree or something. I'm sure that's very easy. LOL.

At 8:05 PM, Blogger Candace said...

How about a compromise? I like the background of cover 1, but the girl in cover 2.

At 8:10 PM, Blogger Ruth said...

I like the first one.

At 1:17 AM, Blogger Lynette Sowell said...

I love the pop of red in the 2nd one....also, if she DOESN'T end up with the guy, the first one would be a tad misleading. A tad. :)

Praying for Diann ~~ :\

At 1:54 AM, Blogger Ruthie said...

I vote for the 2nd cover...the red pops out and makes me want to pick up the book and check it out.

Praying, as always but now even harder, for Diann.

At 2:00 AM, Blogger Virginia said...

Second cover! I love the red on black picture!

Praying for your friend.

At 6:30 AM, Blogger Helen W said...

I like the second cover. The red coat, and the blue umbrella, draw my eye immediately. Cover still works for me even if it's not primarily set in Paris, because the title says Paris. You kind of expect to see the Eiffel Tower then.

I agree with Sabrina though, a tad gloomy (both are).

At 9:05 AM, Blogger Abby said...

I like the cover with a pop of color. It brings my attention to it. I don't think the other one would jump off the shelf at me because it almost looks depressing. (And you're so not a depressing author!) I think i might be thrown a bit to have that background if the book isn't set in Paris... But if it's set in France, I guess I'd be fine since I don't know any other iconic France landmarks:)

At 9:09 AM, Blogger Abby said...

I just read through the comments and I agree with Sabrina. Can they throw a ray of sunshine in there? They just don't look like your books. I actually read the post figuring it was one of the other GWO authors' books until I saw your name at the bottom (and the title of the book). the book needs to be more "you" and vibrant:)

At 9:27 AM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

I like the second one bestIt's the pop of red that draws me, and since the name has Paris in it, it works, even if the book isn't all there. :) I can't wait to read it!!!

At 11:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the first one the best!!

At 12:50 PM, Blogger Amber said...

Wow. Usually when an author asks for opinions of 2 covers, I have a clear and immediate favorite. Not this time! I absolutely love both of these choices. I'd pick up either one on a bookshelf. I keep thinking I like the first one better, but then I look at the second one and the red raincoat draws me back! I can't choose. Props on 2 amazing covers!!

At 1:16 PM, Blogger Rockin' Ruby said...

I absolutely love both, but i think i go with the second one. the red is definitely eye-catching. can't wait to read it.

p.s. please tell diann that she's not alone. she's never far from my prayers

At 1:25 PM, Blogger Timothy Fish said...

The first one seems rather drab, but I like how it is laid out better. The color in the second one is more eye-catching, but I think red has been overdone these days. Besides, it clashes with the blue umbrella. I would suggest a bright green raincoat and a blue umbrella. You don’t see many green raincoats, so it would stand out, but green and blue work well together.

At 3:31 PM, Blogger Crystal Laine said...

I agree with Sabrina on this--cover 2 because of that pop of red, and it needs to have a brightening in the distance. When are you ever dark and serious? And that cover works even if there is no Paris...(no Paris??)

And I have put Diann's name out to everyone I know and am still praying. She is so precious and it hurts to know she is suffering so much.

At 3:43 PM, Blogger Timothy Fish said...

I think it would help the gloominess a great deal if the people on the cover were facing the camera and laughing rather than having their backs turned to it with their shoulders drooping as they try to get out of the rain.

At 6:21 PM, Blogger Book Review Sisters said...

Hi Kristin,

Jess from Book Review Sisters here.

I love both covers and had trouble deciding between them. However, I have decided that the second one with the red dress is beautiful. I can tell you now with certainty that I would buy the book with the red dress cover without even reading the back - I love it that much!

At 5:35 PM, Blogger Roanna said...

I like both covers, but the first one is the best.

At 9:44 PM, Blogger Gail Owens said...

I really, really, really like the second one. Red rain coat suggests it contains some cheer.


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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

Colleen Coble

Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

Denise Hunter

Denise Hunter writes women's fiction and love stories with a strong emotional element. Her husband says he provides her with all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too.

Diann Hunt

Diann Hunt writes romantic comedy and humorous women's fiction. She has been happily married forever, loves her family, chocolate, her friends, chocolate, her dog, and well, chocolate.

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Cheryl Hodde writes romantic medical suspense under the pen name of Hannah Alexander, using all the input she can get from her husband, Mel, for the medical expertise. For fun she hikes and reads. Out of guilt, she rescues discarded cats. She and Mel are presently taking orders from four pampered strays.

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