An on-going debate by writers involves cover art.
When I was growing up, I never understood romance cover art. It just didn't make sense to me. The majority of romance readers are women, so why didn't they put half-clothed men on covers instead of what became known as "bodice rippers?"
Give me a guy with a great chest any day.
At Intrigue, we give lots of information and suggestions for our covers, but they're approved by management and we see them
I think covers have gotten much better over the years. Personally, I've only bought two books because of the cover. It lead me to two great authors. One is Dara Joy's MINE TO TAKE. I normally read the first couple of pages of a new author to see if I like their voice. But a great "shirtless" cover definitely catches my attention.
So what's your preference?
SHIRT ON? or SHIRT OFF?
You're the reader...what catches your eye?
What if there's a child on the cover?
Come debate with us (just leave a comment--don't forget your email) and I'll give away a book --something in my cupboard.
DANGEROUS MEMORIES, Feb 2013
A Picture A Day