Sunday, August 9, 2015

A New Look for a Not-So-New Book!

Final Hours was originally published back in 2009. It was a risky undertaking, a story with a male protagonist who was an adulterer facing a hard decision at the (literal) end of the world. When I finished it--in six weeks, it's a short novel--I told Collin I wanted a simple cover. Just an hourglass. But we found both the title and the cover were misleading to some readers. So now, with a new publisher, we have a new cover--using Collin's original idea and building on that.

What do you all think?









 

24 comments:

  1. Love this cover! You did a great job with it!

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    1. Thanks! That was done by The Cover Collection.

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  2. Wonderful !
    Terrific !
    Fabulous !
    Are you pleased ?

    cheers, parsnip

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  3. I like it. It's simple but conveys a great deal. The purple/pink hues are lovely!

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    1. I think the cover designer is going for a look. William and I were talking about that the other day. The colors are the same ones used for the Alexander's Empire cover.

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  4. I can see the telescope silhouette, but what is the thing in the lower left, like silvery rings?

    Sorry - no clue. And are they inside the hourglass?

    Otherwise, lovely colors.

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    1. They're wedding rings. One is broken to symbolize infidelity. Yep, they're inside the hourglass.

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    1. Thanks! I think so, too.

      PS Good to see you're out of Facebook jail!

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  6. I like, I like!
    Yeah, at first I wondered what the silver things were. I made out that the rings were broken?

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  7. Very eye-catching Norma and that's what it's all about, certainly in a bookshop it would be one I'd pick up to have a closer look!

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    1. That's what we're going for, Grace--and coming from you, with your eye for the visual, I couldn't be happier!

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  8. The broken wedding rings are so powerful. It's an image that stays with you because I don't think I've ever seen a broken wedding band. It's phenomenal. Plus the colors are amazing! Congrats.

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    1. I think so, too. I did suggest wedding rings as one element of the cover, but never thought of one being broken!

      The cover's been retweeted all over the place.

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  9. Love the new cover! Really like the broken wedding ring.

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    1. So, do I, Maria! I never would have thought of that, but our cover designer fortunately did.

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