There comes a time when some books need a makeover—a new cover, new blurb, new search terms on Amazon. Last week, that time arrived for my mystery/thriller combo Double Eclipse. I produced two versions of the new cover and gave my readers the opportunity to vote for their favorite.
Frankly, I was surprised. I really thought Option 2 would garner the most votes, but Option 1 was the more popular, by a margin of 2 to 1!
Readers were also given the option of “no change” and even that rated higher than Option 2. So even though I preferred Option 2, I respect my readers and I write with the aim of serving their suspense fiction desires.
The readers have spoken…and we have a winner!
Take a look at the new cover and book description
One mystery. One thriller. Double the suspense.
Dark Sky, Full Circle
An eclipse is coming. An eclipse that will obscure the sun and expose the sins of four guilty men. When the sky grows dark, they will have come full circle.
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Covenant of Peace
Every year, on the 17th of August, Tabitha Wilkins runs nine miles. Her chest aches, her head hurts, and blisters sprout on the bottoms of her feet, but she endures the pain.
She needs the pain.
Four years ago, on August 17th, police found her sister’s broken body. Tabitha knows someday she’ll find the man who broke it. Looking into his eyes, she’ll make a choice—
Forgive him, or kill him.
Two stories, intertwined beneath a total eclipse of the sun—a spectacle you won’t want to miss. Get your copy of Double Eclipse today, for a double round of high suspense!
How about you? Did you vote your preference? Do you judge a book by its cover? We all do. Tell us about it in the comments.