Problem #1: Color.
Problem #2: I had no idea what to do about it.
So I consulted with my daughters and decided that the green had to go AND there needed to be some fun pops of color here and there. After all, these are fast-moving romantic comedies. No lackluster stories here 🙂
So, here’s the next cover that designer Roseanna, came up with:
Definitely LOTS of color. Even Roseanna conveyed her trepidation over all that, um, color! My initial reaction was YESSSS … but after some tossing it around with others, I decided that the explosion of color would be perfect for a children’s book, but maybe not for fun women’s fiction.
So after another consultation with my patient and creative daughters, I went back to my long-suffering cover designer and asked that some of the color be tamed. At that point, several covers were batted around, until finally, a decision was made.
And voila! Here’s the cover I ended up choosing for The Chocolate Beach Collection (The Chocolate Series):
By the way, some distributors don’t allow 3D covers, like the one above. So for those (iTunes or Smashwords, for example), you’ll want to have a flat cover made as well: