This time, it is Charlotte's Wish, which has had several incarnations. The new one is keeping in line with the second book in the series, Finding Farrell and is going back to having a couple on the front.
I really liked the previous one but it featured a girl on the cover because Charlotte is the daughter of the hero, and while I loved it, and others loved it, and I was pretty pleased with it, (especially because I'm not terribly artistic), the fact is, it wasn't a great cover for marketing a romance.
I was listening to some podcasts on covers and was quite surprised at the number of amazingly successful top indie authors who make their own covers, but I see the appeal. For a start, you can tinker any time you like. It's very satisfying although incredibly frustrating when it just doesn't seem to work, or I keep having to watch the Youtube tutorial because I've forgotten what to do. Cripes. Write it down, Jo, write the details down!
I had a few covers done professionally and while these guys can do really neat stuff (stuff I haven't got a hope of ever mastering), all the going back-and-forth with the designer on some of them did my head in. However, I got totally lucky, I reckon, with the Daisy cover, right off the bat, and which is my absolute fav.
The All About Sage cover was designed by the guy who did Daisy, and I liked it heaps, although I had him make the dress a bit longer as Sage is a bit of a hippy and wouldn't wear a super short skirt. The only problem with a lot of the cover models is they look about
There have been times I've found the perfect image pretty much straight away and its crack open the