7 July 2015: Opinions Wanted

So in keeping with the idea that I want to rebrand my book series, I’ve been tinkering with new book covers.  It’s funny when you first start and you’re all proud of your first cover you create … and then you get some experience under your belt and you’re like UGGG! What was I thinking!!

I can’t beat myself up too much.  I was really going for that Twilight/50 Shades simplistic look, a single object to represent the story.  That’s all well and good … but, it sucked.

So, with that in mind, I spent some time today rethinking the cover design.  I still wanted the lion as it’s very representative of the book, just as I still wanted it to have a DNA strand.

So, Here’s the old cover:

The Purity of Blood - Volume I

Original Cover Design

And here’s what I just came up with:

Reimagined Cover Design

Reimagined Cover Design

Because it always helps to have an idea what the book is about …..
Sara Donnelly was completely unprepared for what she found when she arrived at New Paltz University. Leaving her parents behind to start a new chapter of her life in New Paltz, a small college town nestled in the Catskills of New York State; she hoped to escape the horrors of her past in the unfamiliar surroundings of her new life as a college student. Little does she know that shortly after her arrival she’ll not only be forced to confront the horrors of her childhood, but everything she’s ever believed about the world she lives in as well.
Through her relationships with her mysterious professor Jonathan Walker and his teaching assistant Daniel Simmons, she discovers that her family’s ancient past is the future that’s awaited her in New Paltz all along, causing both men to unexpectedly find their way into her heart, but for very different reasons.
With a fiery temperament and spirit to match her red hair, Sara discovers her family history colliding with her present day in ways that even a genealogist such as herself could never have imagined. After all, who could possibly imagine vampires walking out of the pages of fantasy and into your present day?

So, what do you think of the new cover?  I really want to hear some opinions, suggestions, etc..



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