Sunday, August 26, 2012

Drool-worthy Covers: What's Your Favorite?

I love a good, intriguing cover that makes my pulse quicken, that makes my clicking finger twitch for the buy button. Paranormal covers are some of the most beautiful I've seen. They're often vibrant and have that ethereal quality I find so mesmerizing.

Here are some of the covers I've seen around the internet. All are from books by indie authors. Do you see your favorite?

Looking Through Lace by Ruth Nestvold

Covers are, arguably, what entice readers to actually stop and check whether or not the book is something they'd like to read. Nothing says, "Run far, far away" like a hastily put-together cover in Paint, with some flat font thrown in.

Sterling by Dannika Dark

Zan by Dalya Moon

Talon of the Unnamed Goddess
by C.R. Daems and J.R. Tomlin

Do you see the difference between the cover for a fantasy novel like Talon of the Unnamed Goddess and a paranormal romance like Sterling? Covers can be a shortcut way to tell your readers what they can expect from a novel. And as readers, we can infer the author's message (hopefully) in a glance.

Foxblood: A Brush with the Moon
by R. Lyon

Water by Shauna Granger

Shauna Granger's Elemental Series covers are simply breathtaking. Another of my favorites is author H.M. Ward.

Satan's Stone by H.M. Ward

I love staring at covers, trying to figure out what the author was trying to convey. 

Parallel Spirits by T.S. Welti

A good cover can also be helpful when Hollywood comes knocking, as they did for author Lisa Grace.

Angel in the Shadows by Lisa Grace

Pursuit by J.R. Leckman

I'm sure you'll agree these are rather breathtaking! There are so, so many more I'd love to list, but there's only so much scrolling a finger can take.

What do you think? Which one's your favorite?


  1. I can't vote because I'm in it, but I gotta say this is a HOT batch of covers! I've never seen my cover (Zan) on a black background and it's neat how it blends into the page. Thanks for featuring all of us authors!

    1. You're welcome, Dalya! I loooove looking at these. What a whole bunch of pretty. :D

    2. Huzzah for featuring Dalya Moon! One of my favorite authors :)

  2. There are so many good ones that it's hard to pic a favorite. Nice job, Adriana!

  3. The Satan's Stone cover is my fav of this list. The girl's expression and the rich color are very cool.

  4. I have to say that Dannika's is my fab, but I'm biased l. She's one of my favorote Indies!

  5. Sterling by Dannika Dark is my personal favourite :) But I think they are all stunning. What a great post. Good luck to all the authors and congratulations on your wonderful covers.

  6. Good an very informative post. I will come back to your blog regullary. One thing: I do not exactly know what do you mean in the second paragraph. Could you please exmplain your opinion?

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