Category Archives: Romance Novel

Romance Writers Weekly: Book Covers

Author, A.S. Fenichel, wants us to talk book covers this week.  We are to  pick three of our covers and tell  the process for the design or if traditionally published, our first impression of our shiny new cover.

My first cover was by a small publisher and the artist gave me whLegend's Promiseat I’d asked for, which was probably not the best thing.  It was too busy and didn’t show well as a thumbnail. I’ve since regained rights for the novella, changed the title and self-published with a new cover.

I designed this cover with the help of Photoshop, creating the winged tattoo.  I’m proud of it and believe this cover is more in tune with the story.


Hot as Blazes is the first cover Kensington created. My first impression was, “he’s shirtless.” Awesome! I would have like more of a six-place but love the color combo and they way they worked the title and my author name into the pic.

This is my second novel written (after the first that will never see the light of day) and is my favorite book thus far.

The third cover I’ll present belongs my SEAL story that started with a working title of Trident Valor. The publisher thought it sounded like a paranormal read. MySand and Sin writing buddy and friend, Georgiana Harding, came up with Sand and Sin  and Kensington selected it from a list.

First thought was “nice bod.” I like the cover and colors but wished they’d forgone the tattoo over his heart . SEALs prefer anonymity  and wouldn’t put their “Buds” symbol on their chest. In the story, the hero actually had an eagle on one of his shoulders.

I am one of those who judges a book by it’s cover.  If it doesn’t catch my eye, I probably won’t even read the blurb unless someone has recommended it.  I’m also a snob about false advertising. If you you have half naked people on the cover, they better get naked in the book and preferably more than once! LOL.   Now on to Leslie Hachtel  who has some lovely covers.

Game On! Release Day

Game On! coverHappy Summer!  A perfect time for my newest release, Game On!

Heath Lancaster is the third Seaside Heat hero in my series and will steam up your summer.  Heath is happy to be on the practice squad of a professional football team, but instead of a lucky break taking him to the next level, a league-wide strike leaves him unemployed. Until he finds a new semi-pro league in Virginia Beach, where a bikini-clad hottie snags one of his passes on the beach and offers him a tour of the area . . .

A scandalous affair turned Jordan Kelly into media fodder—and in no hurry to get back into the dating game. But the easy going tight end of the new Triton’s team unleashes an inhibited wild streak in her and has her tempting him with a game of her own. But when
she finds out who the owner of the Tritons is, she’s wondering if she’ll repeat her mistakes…

Game On!  is a “heated” romance at four peppers rating.  Find the heat at:






Also get the first Seaside Heat romance, Hot as Blazes now on saleHot as Blazes_cover_New_series at 99¢.