A themed tour with Prism Book Tours
Welcome to my stop for the April Showers Book Tour for
Hey there! Thank you for having me on your blog today. I appreciate the chance to talk about The Weather Girl. This is my debut novel and the whole process, from submitting the manuscript to promoting the actual book, has been amazing.
Since this is an April showers book blog tour and rain makes me think of umbrellas, I thought it would be fun to talk about the cover of the book. First, you should know that Harlequin authors don’t have too much say in what their cover will look like. We provide information to the art department regarding characters, setting, and some key scenes. However, it is the talented group over there then takes that info and creates the cover art.
I LOVE the Heartwarming covers. If you haven’t seen them, you should check them out here – http://www.harlequin.com/store.html?cid=3302. In fact, when deciding which line to write for, I took the covers into account. I chose Heartwarming because they were all so lovely.
I hoped and prayed they would use a red umbrella on the cover since it is so symbolic in the book. Part of me wanted it to be a red umbrella sitting by a door because what were the chances they would have a picture of a blonde weather girl and her red umbrella? Amazingly, the art department found a photo of a couple under a red umbrella that look somewhat like the characters. I definitely think the woman on the cover could be Summer. Her hair is perfect. Travis needs to be a little taller, a little brawnier, but that’s my only complaint!
I often wonder how the publishers decides which picture works best with which book. I supposed there is some science that goes into this. Do readers prefer to see people on the cover? How important is the cover to the reader when deciding what to read? They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, but is that true?
What do you think? Do covers play a part in what you read? What would the perfect Weather Girl cover look like if you were designing it? I’d love to hear what the readers think! Thanks again for having me and please enter to win some fun prizes in our giveaway!
The Weather Girl
by Amy Vastine
Clean Adult Contemporary Romance
January 1st 2014 by Harlequin
Turbulence is in their forecast.
Summer Raines knows when it’s going to rain. She can feel it. That’s why the local weather girl’s so good at her job. Too bad she couldn’t have foreseen the tumultuous arrival of Travis Lockwood, everybody’s favorite star NFL quarterback. Make that former star NFL quarterback. Sidelined back to Texas after an injury, the golden boy is trying to steal her precious on-air time. Summer is reduced to reporting from…football games. It’s enough to make her quit and become a storm-chaser like her parents. She’s stuck with a career that’s going nowhere and a man who delights in her refusal to be charmed. Falling in love isn’t nearly as easy as predicting the weather.
Grand Prize: $25 Amazon gift card, red umbrella, signed copy of THE WEATHER GIRL, umbrella bookmark, and decorative box (US Only)
5 ebooks of The Weather Girl (INT)
April 21 – May 11
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