The other day I asked you for comments as to your thoughts on the cover I’d designed. And I got heaps of suggestions or comments which I really appreciated! Then a certain blog friend got in touch and said she’d like to help. Well..
Here are the results of that help.
We both liked this but feedback from friends suggested that it looked too much like a ‘boys’ book. One friend in particular said ‘I love it, but I’d buy it for my son not my daughter (on a looks alone basis)’ So back to the drawing board. I suggested we try using that emblem thing I’d put on the front of my cover attempt and that is how got attempt two.
Then attempt three was a shot at making it look more girly.
Then I finally admitted to myself that the emblem I’d created just wasn’t doing it for me.. so we had another brainstorm. I suggested a ‘dark forest’ as the girls arrive in the forest and the first big fight scene is at night in the forest. Here’s attempt four.
This was waaayyy closer to what I had in mind and my clever friend decided to make a couple more tweaks and we ended up with this. My beautiful cover!!!!
And all this was created by someone who refers to herself as a novice just playing around! Ha! The lovely Keary Taylor is just gifted beyond words in my opinion *grin* Not only does she write spine tingling and unforgettable reads but she also creates all her own beautiful covers and trailers. I can’t thank her enough for my gorgeous cover!! It’s such a weight of my shoulders to know that I have a cover and it ROCKS!