EVOLUTION OF A COVER ~ LEAVING CAROLINA (Releasing Thanksgiving 2015)

Now for another episode of Evolution of a Cover (different designer this time) for my contemporary inspirational romance re-release, LEAVING CAROLINA: Book One in the Southern Discomfort series. Available Thanksgiving 2015.

PART I: The Original Leaving Carolina ~ I adored the original cover of LEAVING CAROLINA, courtesy of my traditional publisher Waterbrook/Multnomah, but I thought a couple would better represent the romance, which is the focus of all my novels.

Leaving Carolina 1

PART II: Revamping Carolina ~ My cover designer found this oh-so-romantic couple. That’s definitely my Axel, and that’s pretty close to Piper. As for background, it’s time to transport these two lovebirds to the South.

Cute couple standing on the road hugging on a dull day

PART III: Of Fireflies, Luggage, and Floppy Hats ~ Love the background, fireflies and all. The luggage is a great tie in, but not that particular model. And the hat… No, that isn’t Piper at all. Speaking of my feisty heroine, let’s give her red hair and shorten it a bit. Also, I’d like to see a different title font.

PART IV: Going Redder, Shorter, and Not So Pink ~ Piper’s hair is close, but not close enough. It needs to be redder, and I’d like to see it shorter. Though this choice of luggage is better, the pink is too much for Piper. Let me see if I can find one that fits her better. Oh, nice title font, but I like the character and slant of the first better.

PART V: Oh, no, no, no ~ I know it’s just a rough idea, but no on the hairstyle. Back to the original, please. Color-wise,  that’s pretty close. And yes on the luggage. Unfortunately, the series title doesn’t work across the luggage.

PART VI: So close ~ Piper’s hair looks lovely. The series title works in the upper corner, but it’s too large and the flourish is overdone. And the pink font…too bright.

PART VII: The Grand Finale ~ And there we have it–a new look for Leaving Carolina. Trés romantique!

To Read An Excerpt: www.tamaraleigh.com

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