“Hot Piano Girl” Haley and rock star Oliver officially meet on a plane ride back to Houston, where they’re both serving as mentors at a music festival for young artists. Unofficially? Haley has been a fan of Oliver’s since she was ten (and he was twelve), when she saw him on a TV talent show. And Oliver’s had her in his head since he saw her performing covers of his songs online. His career has hit rock bottom, and hers has stalled before even starting. Will an autumn weekend in their hometown give them exactly what they need?
My friend Mina has a new book out — a new adult, romance novella called Playing Autumn. It’s now available as a paperback, and you can order it from her website. I did the cover design. I hope y’all like it.
While doing the cover, I did realize that this may be the first book cover I’d done that actually has a kilig feel to it. I suppose it’s because the photo I used has a couple in it — they seem happy and the girl is smiling. It’s not that none of the previous books I’ve made covers for have romance in them — a lot of them do — but for the Playing Autumn cover, the romance is more emphasized. However, like most of Mina’s books, while they are technically romance stories, they also involve issues such as careers and friendships.
What do you think? Should my book covers play up the romance aspect of the stories more?
(I do freelance book cover design for print and e-books. So if you’re an indie/self-pub author who needs book covers/book designs for your publications, drop me a note.)