Tuesday, March 12, 2013

COVERS DON'T GET EVERYTHING RIGHT

May 2013
EVEN THOUGH I love my May cover, it doesn't completely tell the full story.

WHAT'S RIGHT: The McDonald Observatory, located in the Davis Mountains is in this scene. They even have the correct telescope.
WHAT'S WRONG: In this particular scene, it's snowing heavily and the ground is covered.

WHAT'S RIGHT: The heroine, Kate, is pregnant.
WHAT'S WRONG: She's barely five months along while Cord drags her through the mountains in the snow.

WHAT'S RIGHT: Cord, the hero, is carrying a handgun
WHAT'S WRONG: Kate is a crack shot and is carrying a rifle.

WHAT'S RIGHT: Texas skies--especially in the Davis Mountains, have all the colors imaginable...some look like they're painted.
WHAT'S WRONG: Nothing, I LOVE IT  too much to complain that it should be snowing!!

In spite of the inaccuracies, I really love this cover. For me, it conveys the danger, the location, and the desperate need to succeed.
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Angi Morgan writes “Intrigues where honor and danger collide with love.” She combines actual Texas settings with characters who are in realistic and dangerous situations. Angi has been a finalist in the Bookseller’s Best Award, Romantic Times Best First Series, Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence and the Daphne du Maurier.

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I think all authors want to know the answer to this question:
Do readers depend on the cover models to picture the hero and heroine?

16 comments:

  1. It helps me to visualize them, unless I see something that is very wrong from the inside of the book (hair color and uniforms especially). Then it just irritates me.

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  2. No. The cover is the first thing to get my attention and a good cover helps, but as I read the book I use my own imagination (and the authors words) to put a face and body on the characters. Sometimes the cover matches and sometimes they don't.
    Love the Intrigue genre and look forward to reading your books.

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    1. My editor and agent are constantly asking what my characters look like. I seem to forget to add the descriptions often. ~Angi

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  3. I usually like using my imagination and visualizing scenes in the book. But a cover where there are blatant oversights (hair color, hair legth etc..) will pull me out of the story
    If you hadn't pointed out the "wrongs" with this cover I probably would not have given them another thought

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    1. That's awesome to know. I love it. ~Angi

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  4. I let the author's words guide my imagination to create what the characters look like in my head... the cover may initially grab my attention with what it looks like, but after I do not use it as a reference for the characters.

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    1. WOOT. I know exactly what you mean...too many times the cover is just too wrong. ~Angi

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  5. Laura AKA Loves 2 Read RomanceMarch 12, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    I agree with what everyone has said. The cover grabs my attention but I use the descriptions in book to visual the characters. I just get annoyed when things like hair color is wrong. Which is what everyone else has said.

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    1. :-) Me Two (and three and four) ~Angi

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  6. The cover has no bearing on how I imagine the characters to look like.

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    1. I love readers with imaginations like yours! ~Angi

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  7. Not at all! When I have a picture in my head of how they look based on their description in the book, then I'll check the cover to see how accurate it is. Ticks me off when it's not even close! Thanks for the chance.

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    1. I agree 100%, Martha. And you're welcome (remember to register through Rafflecopter).
      ~Angi

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  8. Not really, but a nice cover would get me to read the blurb

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    1. The true purpose of a cover. Thanks BN ~Angi

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