Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Library's Makeover

I changed the cover of my mystery, A Rhyme’s Library. Not everyone is happy about the change. My husband likes the old cover, but my daughter likes the new. I like the old cover because I love the hand. But in the online thumbnail, you can’t even see the hand.

I also love my new cover. This is my daughter, Natalie. Isn't she beautiful? To  me, the new cover says chick book, which is what I'm trying to say. I also think it's a better fit with the blurb. 

Crazy Aunt Charlotte is missing again. Blair Rhyme, Rose Arbor’s young librarian, doesn’t bother to check Charlotte’s regular haunts -- the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars lodge, the Four H-Club, or the bins behind Milton’s Fish shop – because Charlotte is dead. Blair discovered her body among the boxes of what-nots and whatevers in the library’s basement. Unfortunately, when she returns to the library with the police Charlotte is missing. Again. 

Desperate to prove that she doesn’t share her aunt’s mental illness and that Charlotte really has been murdered, Blair tangles with a former lover, a disturbingly handsome stranger and a wacky cast of Rose Arbor characters.

At first Blair tries to dismiss the skin-pricking sensation of being watched, but as small disturbances grow increasingly threatening, she must confront the enemies, real or imagined, that drove her aunt to madness and death in the Rhyme’s Library.

What do you think? Which do you prefer?


  1. I really like this cover. I think I remember the old cover, which was nice, but I get a totally different idea of genre with this one. And for me personally, this is more compelling. Great idea for the photo!

  2. The new cover is great - I agree, it says chick book more than the original.

  3. I like this one for a chick book. I really like the other cover, but I think this one fits the story better. I downloaded Stealing Mercy and I am excited to read it!

  4. Thanks. Someone just pointed out that Natalie's arm is too orange... sigh.