One of the things I've been working on since I've been away is the cover art for THE LADY'S FATE. I've had an idea of what I wanted in mind for the last little while, and dabbled with it, looking for artwork, fonts, and whatnot. I spoke with a designer and she told me, it really wouldn't work. Well, not the way I wanted it to. So we went to plan B, I sent her my idea, along with a piece of artwork, and voila! Here is my new cover.
I am absolutely IN LOVE with this cover. When she first sent it to me I cried. Really. The power in the words, seeing my name on a cover for the first time, just had me weeping. I couldn't agree more that my first idea would not have worked. I liked it, but not like I like, scratch that, LOVE, this one.
Okay, enough about the cover, let me tell you about the designer. Her name is Melissa Williams and she is an absolute angel sent from Heaven. She listened patiently to my first idea and when she said, "I'm sorry, this really won't work." I wanted to cry. I really really wanted the idea to work. She gave me a list of reasons why, and reluctantly I had to agree with her.
She asked if I had thought about anything else, and I sent her option #2. I didn't really want to use it, because I wanted to try and stay away from the whole Regency themed romance covers. I didn't want heaving bosoms and bare chested men. I found this artwork, and although I thought it was suitable, I still wasn't 100% sure. I sent it off to Melissa and overnight, she sent it back to me, all done up.
Can I just say, OVERNIGHT, people.
This is her site, for those of you who may be interested in using her services.
Melissa Williams Cover Design. You'll find her prices are reasonable, and her covers are fantabulous! But the best thing of all, is she LISTENS to you when you tell her what you want. She also helps you decide what it is you want, even if you have no idea. So for those of you searching for a cover artist, stop by and give her a look-see. You won't be disappointed.
This is the logline for THE LADY'S FATE --
When Lady Violet Flowers becomes governess to the Marquess of Haverlane's daughter, her gentle care and affection for the little girl turn the curmudgeonly Marquess' eye in her direction. However, a woman from his past wants Haverlane and will do anything to get him. Will Fate intervene?
Tell me -- Do you think the cover and the logline are in sync? Do you like the cover? If not, why not?