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New Covers!

The first three books on the Lords of Magic series are getting new covers. Check them out:

Why new covers? I know a lot of you really liked the old ones. I did too. But Fun Fact about the publishing industry- cover trends change. A LOT. And when they do, if an author doesn't change with them, then their books stop selling. This is a universal truth. It doesn't matter how good a book is, if it doesn't look like what new readers expect to see when they look at that genre, they probably will not even click on it.

This is something that happened with the Lords of Magic series. Particularly with the Gavril of Aquina cover. Readers were simply not willing to even click on it to read more and give it a chance. So here we are. These new covers are more in line with what is currently trending in... well Medieval Romance. Technically, these are Medieval Fantasy/Paranormal romance books. But one look at the Fantasy Romance top 100 books on Amazon and all you see are Object covers. Covers like Sarah J. Maas A Court of Thorn and Roses. Nothing against her or her books, but the cover tells you nothing about the book. You don't know what kind of book it is. Fiction? Non-fiction? Chinese History of an Empire? It doesn't do the one thing a book cover is supposed to do- Tell you in one look what genre the book is and give you an idea of what you can expect. This is the fault of her publisher, not the author.

Long story made longer, I wasn't willing to go with the Fantasy Romance cover trend of Object covers which left me with the Medieval Romance cover look mixed with paranormal. We'll see if new readers respond to this. Fingers crossed!

Also, BIG shout out to my amazing cover designer: Kim Killion of The Killion Group. She is amazing to work with and I couldn't be happier. If you're looking for any kind of book services, seriously... you need to talk with her. Also, she made that rockin' book trailer on my Home page.

So what do you think of the new covers? Leave me a comment!

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