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Post by L_Therese » 31 Oct 2016, 02:12

I found the cover quite creepy, which is in keeping with the genre, so I suppose that is a job well done. The ethereal quality did make me think of ghosts as well. The title came off as something both disturbing and sexual, and that's putting it mildly.

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Post by DancingSouls » 01 Nov 2016, 05:58

I think that the cover was intriguing and it caught my interest. The cover made me question how it relates to the story and it let me know that it is a supernatural horror. I love the title and I think it stands out even more than the cover (once you get past the cover).

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Post by Janetleighgreen » 01 Nov 2016, 07:33

DancingSouls wrote:I think that the cover was intriguing and it caught my interest. The cover made me question how it relates to the story and it let me know that it is a supernatural horror. I love the title and I think it stands out even more than the cover (once you get past the cover).
Thank you! I think the cover will have a few changes in the second release, but nothing big. Martha will have more opacity and the font for my name and blurb will be easier to read. So far, that's it though. ?

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Post by psychopathycathy » 03 Nov 2016, 22:54

I think, for this type of book, the cover was definitely very suitable; however, it did creep me out a lot and I was really scared of facing this book for a long time because I thought it would scare me TOO much. The book was such a pleasant surprise though!
As for the title, I think it fits the book super well, and I especially like how the title itself doesn't immediately connect with the genre, but when you look at everything holistically, it seems very suitable.

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Post by Janetleighgreen » 03 Nov 2016, 23:07

psychopathycathy wrote:I think, for this type of book, the cover was definitely very suitable; however, it did creep me out a lot and I was really scared of facing this book for a long time because I thought it would scare me TOO much. The book was such a pleasant surprise though!
As for the title, I think it fits the book super well, and I especially like how the title itself doesn't immediately connect with the genre, but when you look at everything holistically, it seems very suitable.
Thank you! I'm so glad you liked it. I hope you get a chance to check out the second edition though because problems are being corrected. Then if course, we have more books to come! ???

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Post by kimmyschemy06 » 04 Nov 2016, 05:07

I find the cover too creepy and just about right for the story. I can't look at the cover at night :)

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Post by Janetleighgreen » 04 Nov 2016, 08:50

kimmyschemy06 wrote:I find the cover too creepy and just about right for the story. I can't look at the cover at night :)
That was the desired affect. I wanted the cover to creep you out a little. ?

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Post by Silvermoon » 16 Nov 2016, 05:00

The cover really creeped me out. It was scary and was an invitation to horror fans to look within.
The title was catchy and left me feeling curious about the subject of the book.

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Post by poetrythanki » 21 Nov 2016, 11:59

I love the title and the fonts used for it. It's very catchy and stands out. However, I'm not much impressed by the cover. It is interesting but not attention seeking.

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Post by NicciH » 23 Nov 2016, 07:52

After seeing the cover and reading the discussions my interest has really been piqued.
Cant wait to read this book.

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Post by Janetleighgreen » 23 Nov 2016, 08:01

NicciH wrote:After seeing the cover and reading the discussions my interest has really been piqued.
Cant wait to read this book.
Thank you! Keep in mind as you read, the book is going through a rewrite and re-edit, I hope you enjoy it!

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Post by lolashoes » 04 Dec 2016, 05:54

The cover is probably the main draw for me and as a big fan of horror novels, this one truly lived up to my expectations. I definitely enjoyed it.

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Post by Janetleighgreen » 04 Dec 2016, 10:00

lolashoes wrote:The cover is probably the main draw for me and as a big fan of horror novels, this one truly lived up to my expectations. I definitely enjoyed it.
Thank you so much! The rewrite is even better; my editor and I are working hard to get that completed for you guys, then I can finish book-2! :D

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Post by Diving doc » 07 Dec 2016, 04:01

I love the cover illustration. It reminds me of Evangeline, by E.A.Gottschalk, which is one of my favourite books. I would read it based on this alone.

I'm not a huge fan of the font. I realise it's normal for this genre, but I prefer something easier to read quickly.

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Post by Janetleighgreen » 07 Dec 2016, 08:23

Diving doc wrote:I love the cover illustration. It reminds me of Evangeline, by E.A.Gottschalk, which is one of my favourite books. I would read it based on this alone.

I'm not a huge fan of the font. I realise it's normal for this genre, but I prefer something easier to read quickly.
Thank you! We are changing the font for the cover on the rewrite; I liked the font too, but it doesn't stand out and is very difficult to read.

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