Crash Covers and Date

Crash Covers and Date

Thanks to everybody who weighed in on the Crash covers in our last post. I’ve come back with variations of the white cover, including a few with darker textures. Also, we’ve got a launch date for Crash. Look for it on June 30! Here’s the synopsis again: CRASH It has been nearly a year since writer Thomas Witt lost his daughter in a horrible car accident which nearly killed him. He and his wife are attempting to have another child and put their lives back together. However, he can’t move on. In addition to his daughter, there’s something missing — specifically his memories for 6 months prior to the accident. He finds himself obsessively drawn to accident scenes where he photographs the carnage in attempts to reclaim his memories. But what he finds in the photographs may just destroy him. COVER 1 WHITE COVER 2 WHITE WITH RED COVER 3 MEDIUM COVER 4 DARK Which one do you like most? Weigh in below! Thank you for reading, Dave & Sean...
Crash Covers: Which One Do You Like?

Crash Covers: Which One Do You Like?

Hey there, Goners. Crash is coming out soon and I’m working on a few different cover ideas. I’d love to know which one(s) you like best. Here’s the synopsis for the story: CRASH It has been nearly a year since writer Thomas Witt lost his daughter in a horrible car accident which nearly killed him. He and his wife are attempting to have another child and put their lives back together. However, he can’t move on. In addition to his daughter, there’s something missing — specifically his memories for 6 months prior to the accident. He finds himself obsessively drawn to accident scenes where he photographs the carnage in attempts to reclaim his memories. But what he finds in the photographs may just destroy him. Here’s the cover choices so far. Please leave a comment below. A – GIRL ON WHITE – BLACK TITLE B – GIRL ON WHITE – FIRE TITLE   C – ROAD WITH DOLL D – ROAD WITH CRACKED GLASS BLUE E – CRACKED GLASS TITLE Leave your choice below, or email me and let me know what you think. Alternatively, if none of them do anything for you, let me know that, too. As always, thank you for reading,...
Dark Crossings Cover Winner

Dark Crossings Cover Winner

Thank you to everyone who weighed in on the Dark Crossings Collection cover contest we were holding at 99 Designs. Choosing one cover from these three was VERY difficult. As divided as we were, we noticed that YOU were too. I was hoping that one cover would win out universally, to make our decision a bit easier. While some people loved covers 2 and 3, others loved how different the first cover was. Commenter Chris Kohout even called 1 “iconic.” And I agree. But in the end, opinions vary wildly, and we had to choose just one cover. The cool thing is that most readers agreed that all three are great designs. Without further ado, here is the winner… Now, why did we choose this one? Initially, our early favorite was Cover 3, the dark one with the crow and moon. It’s a beautiful image. But when we saw cover 2, and its very different color scheme, it popped in a way that just stood out from the pack. While the first cover ALSO popped, and is damned beautiful, we felt 2 was a perfect blend of a brooding darkness and a brighter color scheme than we typically do, which will look great in print. Romantic thriller author, Trish McCallan echoed our thoughts in her comment: “#2 for me, it’s fresher, has more of an eerie/weird vibe and the colors would pop in thumbnail on the distributors websites. There are so many covers with dark backgrounds, the yellow/orange would really stand out when readers are scrolling through the websites.” Here’s an early mock up of the print version, which REALLY helped...