Cover Art and How it is Created

Have you ever wondered how a publisher creates cover art? Me, too!

I got an amazing insight when my audiobook publisher, Brilliance Audio, sent me the proposed cover art for my historical romanceIN MY WILDEST DREAMS (Governess Brides.) Some images aren’t licensed for publication on my website so can’t be included, but take a moment and browse through the images they used for research, the images they decided were right for the story, and why.

Of most interest to me:

CREATIVE DIRECTION: In the famous gardens her father has nurtured for the family for years, the heroine locks eyes with the viewer with a self assured gaze. The garden behind her is verdant and lush, while wisteria hangs in the middle distance. In Victorian flower symbolism wisteria signifies a warning against clingy and over-passionate love, which reflects the difference between Celeste’s girlhood crush on the younger brother and her slow romance with the elder brother. OVERALL IMPACT: Romantic, Daring, Lush

See if you agree that they achieved their aim.

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While I adore the paper/ebook cover of IN MY WILDEST DREAMS. I adore the audio cover for completely different reasons. You can order a paper or eBook copy of IN MY WILDEST DREAMS (Governess Brides) from your favorite local bookstore or from these online retailers:

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