I have great news for fans of the Pearl Island series. I’m finishing up a new story, Lie to Me, which will be Book 4 in this popular series about the colorful St. Claire siblings who run a bed and breakfast in Galveston, Texas. In honor of the new release, I’ve decided to give the whole series a fresh new look.
Here are the current ebook covers. I really do love them, but it’s time for a change. Not only will there be a brand new story, the whole series will soon be available as trade-size paperbacks and in audiobooks.
Going with Exclusive Images
Another reason for the change is that I used stock art on the original covers. I’ve been fortunate that the images I chose haven’t shown up on numerous other covers, but I don’t want to risk that with the new covers. So, I hired Jimmy Thomas with Romance Novel Covers to do custom photos with exclusive use rights for the new covers.
I filled out an extensive questionnaire describing exactly what I wanted for each shot. The next step was picking which female model I wanted to be in each shot with Jimmy. I had no idea going in how time-intensive that was going to be. Jimmy sent links for numerous model portfolios. We spent weeks going back and forth until we finally had the models for the shots.
Choosing the Final Image
Now comes the fun part! The shoots are done and Jimmy has started sending proofs for me to pick which image I want for each cover. First up is the new book, Lie to Me. Keep in mind, these are proofs. In the final image, my hero will have blond hair. (Yes, they can do that.)
Votes, Please! Which photo do you like better for the cover for Lie to Me?
Option 1 Option 2