Nothing better to kick off January than some of the loveliest Contemporary Romance covers from the past few weeks. I've compiled some of my favorites, and I see some trends (in what I'm liking, at least).
"The Magnolia Inn" - Carolyn Brown
"Seductive Temptation" - Anthology
"Once Ghosted, Twice Shy" - Alyssa Cole
"Wrong Bed, Right Roomate" - Rebecca Brooks
"The Kiss Theif" - L.J. Shen
"Sophie" - Kelsie Rae
"These Scars" - Amanda Heath
"Let Me Go" - Aliyah Burke
"Matrimonio por contrado de Amor" - Sophie Rose
"Shadows of Truth" - Tanya Jean Russell
"Serendipity" - Moruena Estringana
"The Consequence of Falling" - Claire Contreras
"Wild Crows: 1. Addiction" - Blandine P. Martin
The new release in this line-up is #3: "Come a Little Closer" by Chrissy Brown. And while the others do well with the same image, I'm loving the contrast and texture in "Come a Little Closer", and the title is the most readable of the four.
I am always fascinated with duplicate images in book covers. In a genre that has such high turn-over of books, it's somewhat unlikely your book will get mistaken for someone else's. But if you're going to pick a popular stock photo, make sure the designer knows how to make it fit the unique mood and feel of your book. Seeing these covers side-by-side is a great way to learn about what makes a good cover design that pops.
Until next time, happy reading!