I have gone back and forth on this for the past two months, but I’m just not happy with the cover. There’s nothing “wrong” with it, but I just wan’t satisfied. So I combed through all the stock photo sites I frequent. Finally, I found images that worked for my vision of the book. The heroine had to be blonde and fun looking (and historical western looking) and I wanted a suitable background and guy.
What I found has required me to change the title of the book since there is no lasso on it. I might use the title in the future but make it Lassoing His Bride because I can find a ton of cowboys with lassos. I can’t find any suitable historical western women with lassos. All of the women I found with lassos were either comedic in nature or contemporary.
So after some brainstorming with a writer friend, we decided on Catching Kent for the title. I decided to put Kent in the title to help people know it complements Kent Ashton’s Backstory. Since the heroine, Rose Larson, does a ton of pursuing and eventually wins Kent, we decided on Catching for the first part of the title.
Without further ado, here’s the change:
Old Cover and Title
New Cover and Title
Poor guy looks like a deer caught in the headlights. LOL
That’s how he feels in the book so it fits. 😀
I like the new one better. I’m partial to covers with faces instead of just bodies. LOL
I like it too. I make the exception for Regencies because when I was writing my first one, I noticed most didn’t show all of the woman’s face and thought that was common. Now I see that it’s half and half so I could have gotten away with showing the whole face. LOL But in historical westerns, the prominent theme is to show the faces. It’s hard to find people that fit the historical western theme, but thankfully, there are more pictures being put up on stock photo sites that feature more.
I do like the new one better!
Both the covers are good for me. Rose Larson is looking very pretty in the new one though. 🙂
I had the hardest time finding Rose. 😀 Most women were brunettes, but I had already put the Larson kids as being blonde since that’s a dominant trait in that family. At least I have some good brunette pictures for the future. 😀
Yep, Rose Larson is the Pretty Woman here. I think many of your readers are interested for both Kent Ashton’s Backstory and Catching Kent. Atleast I’m looking forward to those very eagerly. I love such kind of stories where based on someone’s point of view, a person can be judged totally wrong. Kent deserves his own love story. Thanks for giving Kent a second chance at life. It was definitely a surprise to me but good surprise. 🙂
I always figured that Kent turned his life around at some point, but it wasn’t until I started thinking about “why” he did the things that he did that I realized there was more to the story than I knew. 😀 It’s fun to take a bad guy and show that he wasn’t so bad after all.