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Help me pick a cover and HUGE cozy mystery ebook giveaway

Which cover pose do you prefer?

I’m working on the next Kilty novel, part of which takes place around 1833. I’ve been looking for artwork that my cover designer Novak Illustration can tweak to be the new cover – he’ll drop in the background, fix lighting, slap a kilt on the guy…. I just can’t decide between five fairly similar poses. Can you help me decide?

Weigh-in with your thoughts below in the comments and you can win one of 10 copies of Kilty as Charged! (or if you already have that, I’ll get you another book or the next Kilty when it is out)

First, want a sneak peak how this magic works? Here’s the original photo we used and the finished cover for the first book.

 

Neat, huh?

So here are the five – let me know what pose you like best and I’d love to hear what you do and don’t like about any of them. (He will of course have a kilt Photoshopped on to him!)

And big giveaway on AXP this week – Cozy Mysteries!

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451 Responses

  1. Marsha

    I like the first one best. They both look so happy. In 2, she has her arms crossed in front of her which doesn’t feel receptive to me. I like all the other ones, but #1 is my favorite.

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    • Marsha

      And what is that extra piece of fabric hanging off of her left hip in 3,4 and 5? Can you crop that out?

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      • Deborah Allen

        I like number 5, there seems to be so much intimacy between them. He is whispering that he loves her.

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      • zan

        I like #5. – the first 2 look like she is pulling away from him.

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      • Joy Lennick

        No.1 without a doubt. It suggests promise, sharing, tenderness and passion. The couples’ faces are clearer too.

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      • Linda Graham

        Given the era, it could be a half-unhooked bustle as well.

        Number 1 is my choice as well, but I can’t seem to post a comment at the level for voting.

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      • Tina

        I prefer 3 or 4, but I’m with Marsha….what is that extra piece of material? I at first thought it was a sleeve, but the dress doesn’t have any. ????

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      • Mary Kurtz

        I like the first one because you really want to see both characters ,& the others block him more.

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      • Shari

        I like photo one the best. It seems most interactive, both romantic and sensual.

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      • Karen Stine

        I think number 5 will be a great cover

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    • Wendy Wafer

      I like number one. Looks like a secret is being shared. 🙂

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      • Lilian

        I like #1 looks like they are sharing something

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    • Lisa White

      I like the first one the best. It looks like they have true feelings for eachother

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      • Stephanie

        Number 2 is my favorite, I think that one show their true feelings my boyfriend holds me like that and I feel so safe in his arms so would she I think.

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    • Mari Krampach

      I like 1 the best because they are looking at each other in the other photos they seem disconnected to me.

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      • Patricia Rose

        I love #4 , they look like they are truly in love with each other. The photo draws your attention to it, by the way they are truly blended into each other and showing through face expression how very much that they are truly in love.

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      • Sylvia

        Having read the first book I have to agree, #4 is totally how I would imagine these two would be into each other. His body looks awesome in the picture (can see those muscles mmmmm), and she looks like she’s about to go up in flames at any moment.

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      • Maurya

        I agree, #4! Sexy, sharing passion

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    • Dawn

      Love picture number 4. 100% in to each other no one else is there.

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    • Julie Blumke

      I like #4. It looks like the most real pose.
      The smile in 1 is silly. The crossed arms in 2 is a defensive move. 3 and 5 she looks disinterested

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    • Karen

      I like #3 the best. But, I don’t care for the piece of material on the side of her dress.

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    • Sandra Sparr

      I love #5 picture it’s very sexy. I feel that would make a great cover.

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      • sophie t

        I agree about no 5 see more of his face also like no 4 touching

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    • S. Storm

      #1, I could not figure out how to start a new comment. Please excuse using the reply feature

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    • Pam

      I like #4 – looks enthralled, passionate. Thanks for asking!

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    • Astrid

      I like number four best. I think its nice to see her hair open, its more sensual

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    • Carol K

      No. 4 is the best – they are so into each other, the rest of the world is blocked out and she looks like she is totally his, resistance is futile. Passionate, romantic, yeah!

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    • Sylv

      I prefer # 5. I think #4 looks as though she’s being held and is trying to move away, but #3 is second favourite.

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    • Indie

      Number FOUR! Both of them show ‘want’ in posture and faces in this pic.

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    • Michelle Robles

      I love#4- they are so enamoured with each other as if no one else is around, a true embrace;)

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    • Lorrie

      I like #1 the best. It just looks like they are happy to be together

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    • Mary

      #2. They look happy and in love. It is the “just right” combination of sexy and sweet. The first one is okay but the last 3 are too porno-ish.
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    • kandy l roseberry

      I LIKE #4 HIS HAND AROUND THE BACK OF HER NECK . SHE IS TOUCHING HIS FACE .
      ONE AND TWO SHE IS TILTING AWAY FROM HIM IN AN INVOLUNTARY MANNER .

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    • Loretta Griffin

      3 I choose pic number 3 it is a little more seductive and it
      Has a little bit of mystery and a hint of love and a twinge of luster. I can see all of this and it makes me a little excited thinking about what comes next.

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    • RJ

      If you want a cover that conveys passion, heat, attraction -#4!
      1 conveys a much less passionatell, but if you want to convey the loving side of their bond it works.
      2 she could easily be telling him she’s pregnant.
      3&5 The arm placements look forced & uncomfortable.
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    • Donna

      I like the first one the best. You can see most of the male model’s face on it. It shows his bicep the best. Plus the women looks happy too.

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    • Bernice

      I like #4 there is a profile of both they are engaged there is eye contact.

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    • Lisa Faucz

      I like number 1. The couple look more connected and happy to be together.

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    • Angela Swanger

      I choose #5….it just looks like they are enjoying a very tender moment.

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    • Melva

      I like #3. It seems to strike a happy median between too much and too little.

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    • Rhonda Grant

      I liked # 2 the best, it suggests an intimacy between them. I think it would be an extraordinary cover for your book.

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    • MINDY KAY WALL

      I think number 1 is more in keeping with the era. Even if a woman was willing to be we it a man outside if approved social acceptability, they would not dare to risk being caught in a compromising embrace even if only by staff
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    • Shari

      I like #4 the best. They both have smouldering looks and she definitely has the romance cover hair going. #1 she has a weird smile, #2 she looks like she has a stomach ache, #3 she looks bored and in #5 her dress looks like it is falling off, but not in a good way.

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    • Tamara

      I like number 4 the best because they seem the most connected. Their hand/arm positions are awkward in 1 & 2 and she’s looking away from him in 3 & 5.

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  2. Holly

    I like #4. The most. Juuust before the kiss.
    #5 looks like she is checking to see if he shaved. 1, 2 and 3 look like they are checking each other for something.

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    • Mary

      I really like number 4. For me who looks at title and a book cover before reviews…I like 4 the most. It is the start of the temptation for each other while still discovering each other. She could stop him and walk away or let him keep going while her heart is racing.

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  3. Mary Smith

    I like 3# the best. My second choice would be #1.

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  4. Karen Hansen

    Ok, I’m going to be different (I always am ) I like 2 the best. I like the front view and the look she’s giving.

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  5. Kimberly Giardina

    I like #4 best, #1 being 2nd choice. Both are participants in #4, and #1, she appears to be waiting for the perfect kiss. 🙂 In #2, #3 & #5, the model seems very remote.

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  6. Kate

    I like 4…where their hands are. Five, too much exposure, two, yes, she looks closed off, 1 is alright if looking for sweeter, more innocent, three pretty good too!

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  7. Cindy Leimkuehler

    Definitely # 5. It says passion, steamy and closeness. Love it!

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  8. Teri

    I like 2. It has a hint of. The scandal. 3-5 revel the scandal. 1 is not seductive enough.

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  9. TinaJ

    I think #2 is the best, with #1 coming in second. #2 shows their faces better, but I like the smile on the woman’s face in #1.

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  10. Sheri Laurie

    I like #4 the best. I agree about the extra piece of cloth though. If you could crop that out.

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  11. Leigh

    #4 because they look equally into each other and the photo looks more balanced overall.

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  12. Carrie

    I like number 1. Love that smile/smirk on her face, plus her clothes aren’t falling off

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  13. Connie Fischer

    Number 2 is my favorite. It’s suggestive without being overly so and the look on the hero’s face shows pure love.

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  14. JeanMP

    I like #4 for a cover. I agree about the extra bit of cloth being taken out

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  15. Danyelle Wadsworth

    I really like the 2nd option but they are all beautiful shots!

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  16. Andrea

    I like 4 best because it is more intimate, but 3 would be my second choice.

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  17. Beth

    I like #3. A little sexy and leaves something to the imagination

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  18. Sandra

    #4 is my first choice
    #1 is my second choice

    I like both because of the way the dress hangs and her expressions.

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  19. Jane Geiger

    I like #3, 2nd choice #4. Crop out the piece of cloth, please.

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  20. Judith Anderson

    None of them appealed to me. I never check out books featuring over muscled naked male chests. The only thing less appealing is if the guy also has tattoos.
    In terms if the pose, I vote for two.

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  21. Ellen Hardin

    not crazy about any of them- hate 2 with the arms in front– guess if i had to pick number one is the best shot of his face== after all it is supposed to be about the highlander- it would be nice if we could see him

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  22. nancy reynolds

    I definitely like the first one best – it’s the one where the girl looks the most like she’s ENJOYING the moment – and you can tell where it is all going to lead.

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  23. Gale S.

    I like #1. Something about either one or both models, in the other pics, that just don’t sit right with me. They are all good; I just like #1 the best.
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  24. Sandra

    I like #4 the best because you get a good view of his chest, bicep, they are facing each other and they are appearing to hold each other lovingly.

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  25. Beth

    I like #4 better. #1-#3 just do not like how they are positioned. #5 is similar to #4 but not as sensual as #4.

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  26. Megan

    I like #1 best – you can see more of their faces and it just seems like a happier picture.

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  27. Wendy

    I like 2 the best if the second book is carrying on the story of Catriona. She thinks Brochan is good looking, but doesn’t really trust him fully. The 2nd one has the best pose for their relationship.

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  28. Sharon Leach

    I like #1. I like the smile on her face. And you can see his face better. You can see that he loves her.
    It isn’t necessary to show him undressing her.

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    • Elaigo

      Completely agree about the clothing. Only 1 or 2 would get my attention. The others look like a soft porn novel. Ick!!! In 1 they are smiling and looking at each other. Like it the best.

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  29. Rebecca Booth

    I love the first one which shows passion from both of them!

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  30. Kristine

    I would have to say #4. He is holding her and bringing her into his body. The others look too stiff.

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  31. Gina P

    I prefer #2. I like the feel he is giving her and 3, 4, 5 seem too much to me even if the book is sexy.

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  32. Dawn M.

    Here’s how I see it 3-5 are almost the same shot. It’s like the camera caught the couple in the beginning of a embrace and shows the progression. Number two I really like the expressions but not her folded hands, now if it could look like his hands were enfolded or on top of hers this would be the best cover ever. Number one I don’t really like her smile in this case. So number two if changes could be made or number three just remove the dangly thing.

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  33. Sharon Guagliardo

    #2 is the one that immediately drew my eye both in the email and on this page, too. There is just something about it that just draws you in.

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  34. Christine Lowe

    # 1 is my favorite. It’s nice when there is something left to the imagination. I am not drawn to books with half dressed men on the cover. They make me think of harlequinn romance novels.

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  35. Maxime Croft

    I prefer cover 4 but the lucky girl doesn’t seem very happy about it.
    So it wil be cover 1 where at least you cath a glimpse of a smile.

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  36. Diana Morelli

    I like #4 the best. You can feel the their connection in that one the best.

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  37. Emily Endrizzi

    Ok. I really don’t like any of these that much. Number 1 is probably the best though. She’s smiling and that’s a good thing. It looks like she doesn’t hate being there. The dress makes her a bit wide looking at that angle though and that’s my only real issue with number 1, but the dead right arm is kinda weird too.
    Number 2: looks like she’s cradling a baby or maybe she’s pregnant. Again, the white dress at that angle is making her look wider than she is.
    Number 3: I see zero connection between the two models. It doesn’t feel real. Feels very posed, which it is of course, but shouldn’t feel that way. Plus, she has a piece of her dress (apparently ripped off in their “passion”) just hanging there strangely for the rest of the pictures.
    Number 4: it literally looks like she is trying to push away from the guy and he is trying to force her to stay by clawing at her shoulder and back. The woman’s hand on his chest is like she’s trying to get away. And the set of her chin and jaw says she’s really not into him. Her eyes are glued shut in all of the pics like she’s trying to go to her imaginary happy place and away from this guy. I do like the “wind-swept” hair.
    Number 5: Eyes glued shut again. Face turned away like he has got some bad breath. Lips turned downward like she’s not happy. Her dress is coming off of her, but I can’t imagine why from their pose. There is no passion.
    Sorry. Maybe I’m reading too much into these pics. Number 1 gets my vote, but would be better if dress color could be changed to something less wedding dress like and maybe photoshop her waist a bit so she doesn’t look so thick waisted.

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    • Emily Endrizzi

      Showed pics to the fiancé. He picked out number 4 as his favorite. Looking over them again, I really do like that (#4) pose the best (minus the white fanny pack hanging there) from a distance. The wind-swept hair is beautiful. It’s only when I zoom in and look closer that I notice the issues I listed above. From a distance all is well and honestly, I probably was over-thinking it before. Number 4 or number 1.

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  38. Melinda

    I like photo #2 but also like photo #1 because of the smile.

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  39. Patricia R

    I am rather partial to number 4. It just looks a little more sexier.

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  40. Heather P

    I like number 1 best except where his hand is on her neck. Looks like he’s grabbing her.

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  41. Suella

    I agree with Emily E. She expressed what I was thinking.
    It is settling, but #1.

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  42. Gloria Q

    I like #4, his hand on her neck, yeah, that’s hot

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  43. amber lee kolb

    I really love #2! It’s romantic and it’s my favorite.

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  44. Anne

    #2 is my pick. 3, 4, 5, partially obscure her face. #1 is just not as appealing to me

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  45. Calli Hoffman

    I like the third one the best. It’s naturally sexy and loving looking. The others look overly posed to me.

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  46. Linda Moffitt

    #1 If you are going for Happy, #4 If You are going for SEXy. I like the look on her Face in #2 but the way she’s holding her Arms looks like she is Pregnant (So If she is, That One LOL)
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  47. Eileen Gros

    Number 1 is my choice. Number 2 she looks angry. The other two – I am not a fan of clothes falling off.

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  48. Diane T

    I like a combination of 1 & 2. I really like the expression on her face in #1, but the dangling arm looks off. I like the way their arms are entwined in #2

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  49. Karen Collier

    I really like #4 and #1 but when it comes down to the wire you will pick the one that your gut (so to speak) tells you is the best one..

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  50. Barb

    I like number1. It looks “proper” for a book setting in That time frame.

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  51. Terri Hawker

    I like number 1 because she looks like she is happy.! I DO NOT like the naked chest of that body builder.! Howmany of our men really look like that???!!

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  52. Jackie

    I like #4 the best. Its as if they are saying we want to kiss but we shouldn’t.

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  53. Rhi

    I like both #1 and #4. Those are the two covers, that if I saw it, I’d at least pick it up and give a try.

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  54. Sabrina

    I like the pose of #4 it’s the most intimate and you can see the face better. Not so much about the dress opening though. I prefer the hand positioning on three as the others make her look like she’s pulling away or being forced with the hand on the neck.

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  55. Morgan Van Lier

    #4 is my favorite
    #5 would be my second choice

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  56. Dotti

    I love no 4 look of guilty in passionate embrace true look of love

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  57. KD CLARK

    I like #1 the best. Truth be told – I am getting tired of naked to the waist hunky muscly men on the covers of romance novels. This one also has more emotion and less lust. Thanks for your contest. I wish everyone Good Luck! Love & Peace, 🙂

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  58. Laura Johnston

    The woman in number 4 shows that she is into him. They look more sensual, intimate. Number 1 makes me think they have a secret or he just told a joke. The otherstory don’t have leave you with any feelings. There isn’t any emotion. #4 is my first pick, #1 is my back up.

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  59. KC

    There is just something about #1 that draws my eyes to it.

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  60. Jeanne Clark

    I like number 4 the best. I like the way their faces are positioned near each other, like they can feel each other’s breath. I can see them moving toward the next step of intimacy!
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  61. Mona randel

    I like 1 best – I would like 2 but her arm just dangling down is distracting. The other 3 look staged – can’t feel any chemistry there.

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  62. Marilee Worrell

    Hi, I like them all, but I was immediately drawn to cover # 3

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  63. Pamela Scully

    I like 1 she looks vulnerable and with the right amount of push/pull should I shouldn’t I.

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  64. Kim

    Definitely #3 without the white thing hanging on her dress.

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  65. Valerie

    I liked #3 the best. Thank you for letting us have a say.

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  66. Denise Boyd

    #3. I like the way they seem connected in this shot. Completely focused on each other.

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  67. Jenny Kelly

    #1 is the best one- I really like the way their heads are and the way their bodies are turned. That being said, there are several things I’d change. I’d have her left arm up, though, and her hand curled just below his ear and slightly around the nape of his neck with the tip of her thumb resting on his jawline, and his hand would be resting on her forearm. I’d also straighten out the wrinkles on the right side of her dress, and center that inverted “V” waistline- it’s off center and needs to be more or less centered with the point of the “V” of her neckline.
    And fix his cowlick, please?

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    • Tanya

      Yes! I wanted to mention the arm as well, but had said so much already and thought they might not be willing to reshoot.
      If able to hide it during the Photomanipulation though and not have it just hang there, that would be fine.

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  68. Della Williamson

    Like No 1 the best. They look calm. Relaxed. And sharing a moment together. Much more romantic.

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  69. Tanya

    I prefer #1. They look happy together and it’s an inviting photo.
    #2 his face looks drawn around his mouth, her arm shows ripples, and she’s hugging her stomach as though she might be in pain.
    Numbers 3-5 are awkward. Her dress is falling off and has that odd section in the back just hanging. Plus I’m so tired of seeing covers of men with their pants half down and stomachs exposed. It’s a turn off. Too suggestive. #4 His bicep indents and isn’t flattering. #5 Isn’t flattering of her back.

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  70. Mary Marquez

    I prefer the first one. They seem to have more of a connection.

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  71. CassandraG

    They are all good. But I like 3. It kind of does look like he wants to go dancing with her. Also like 4 and 1.

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  72. Miriam Loellgen

    My favorite is #1 because it’s the only one where she smiles and I think it is the one that conveys the most feelings.
    I don’t like #2 and #5 because she seems to be so detached from the situation.

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  73. Mary Lowery

    I’m torn between 4 and 5. I really like them both!

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  74. RACHAEL FRYE

    I like 5 the best. It would catch my eye the most, therefore I’d buy it to read.
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  75. Beverly

    I liked 3 and 4 but 4 the best. They look like a couple and like it’s gonna go down soon.

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    • Edith

      Number 1 looks best to me. She seems sweeter and nicer in that one.

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  76. Lisa Parker

    I like number 1. It is more romantic, and they both look happy. I don’t like when it shows the back of her. There is a strange piece of material that doesn’t seem to fit in the picture. Also, you can’t see his face. In the first picture they both look happy.
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  77. Terasa

    Number 4 is the only one that I think they really look into each other.

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  78. Jan B

    #1 is the only one that looks natural and not posed. she has a sultry smile for him too. Your 1st book on the series cover looked natural too.

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  79. Jaime Kelley

    In all honesty i was drawn to number 4. However, nu ber 1 is more in line with the early time period and the cover of the first book.

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  80. Wanda Huff

    I like #2 the best. The others are not as appealing to me.

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  81. Diana

    I like Number 1….she looks totally in love and he is in turn
    responding lovingly, not lustily! 🙂

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  82. Jessica Woods

    I like number 2 best but number 4 is nice too.

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  83. Joyce Reece

    I like #3 best. #1 is too sweet and #5 is a little too sexy. #2 is my second favorite.

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  84. Rita Day

    I like the first one. The others just don’t get it for me.

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  85. Vickie

    I would say 1 for my first choice then 4 for my second choice.

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  86. joeline webber

    I really prefer #5… it appears more romantic to me.

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    • Lori

      I like 4 and 1 the best. Cannot wait to see how they turn out!

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  87. Lisa Bateman

    I like #1 best. The lady seems to be more involved in it. It says so much more of what she’s feeling because he has her hand in his. Very romantic.

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  88. CG Phillips

    I like number 2 best. She appears to be slowly responding to him, as if she’s savoring what’s to come.

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  89. Shannon

    #1 is my favorite because of her sweet smile. They look comfortable and happy with one another-is that what love looks like? #2 looks as if she’s protecting herself from his touch. Not pleasant. #3-5 are sensual, but not necessarily loving poses. It just depends if you’re selling a love story or a heaving breast bodice-ripper! (#1 vs #5) You know the story, we are just seeing photos. I’ll be anxious to see your final choice.

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  90. Wendy Gibson

    I like picture number one the best! I think it’s the better of the four because it shows his long, strong looking fingers and more of his face. The two look happy but also infatuated with each other. It’s perfect!

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  91. Dramas Mama

    #4 is my favorite. It just seems really intimate!

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  92. Tara Brown

    At first I couldn’t decide between #4 or #5, but the more I look at it, the more I like #4 the best. I choose it over #5 because I like like seeing their full bodies.

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  93. MeLissa L Stambersky

    I like number 4 the best. It seems very intimate

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  94. Shirley Forsythe

    I like #1 the best of all. It is a more tender pose

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  95. Debra White

    Number one is my favorite. Don’t like the others.

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  96. Phyllis

    I like #4 looks like they are so into each other and there is no one else but the two of them

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  97. Charleen Pruett

    I like # 1 best. It leaves more for the imagination.

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  98. Thomas Palmer

    Family Guy’s point of you, number five is the most aesthetically pleasing. Lose the guy, that would be even better

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  99. ana

    i like the first one best! she looks like she’s basking in the sun…or in the moment and he doesn’t seem so stern in it like the others. it’s cute! 🙂

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  100. Becky Chaffin

    Number 4 is my first choice. Number five is close, though.

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  101. Beth

    I like #4 the best, but honestly it is difficult to pick just one

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  102. Monica

    I believe picture #5 would provide the biggest impact on the cover of your new novel. Taking into consideration the fact that the background and clothing will be edited, that pose represents more of a historical romance vibe than the others. I definitely think the pictures of them facing each other adds an element of intimacy and passion that the first two lack.

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  103. Pam

    I like #1 they both seem so into one another there and it looks like a fresh romance

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  104. Shandra T

    #4 captures my eye the most since it’s very sensual with her hand gripping his chest and the long line of her back exposed while his hand is gripping her neck. I think a kilt would be easier to add into that image as well. I can picture just about any historical background being able to fit into that one. #5 would work similarly, but I don’t like her hand on his face. It looks a little contrived. #1 just puts me to sleep. They look bored. I’m bored. #2 looks like she’s holding an imaginary baby. Not a good pose. #3 seems a little too contrived though I will admit I like it better than either of the first two. Just my two knuts.
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  105. Kirstie

    Number 4 – it looks like they are trying so hard to fight their feelings…but love, desire and fate will bring them together finally!
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  106. Marie Davis

    I vote for number three. I love the pose, and you can imagine the silent interaction going on just with the body language and what they could be saying with their eyes.

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  107. Deb Nelson

    I liked number 2 best.Seems like there’s mystery in her eyes.

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  108. Shannon Molloy

    Honestly, I’m not really crazy about any of them and I don’t think the measure up to the cover of your first Kitly book. That said, if I have to choose, I would pick number 1. Sorry.

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      I do not like auto-correct. It should be Kilty. UGH!

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  109. Margaret Watkins

    I like No. 2. It’s sixy without being overt, leading one to believe that there is romance and seduction on the way without being raunchy.

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  110. bonnie massicotte

    I like number 1 the best. it just looks more natural

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  111. Anne Blyth

    I much prefer #1 as the fCial expressions to me are more meaningful!

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  112. Ieshea

    Number 1 is nice because of the emotion showing,none of the others show that emotion

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  113. Pat Whitesell

    I like no. 1, they both look happy and his face is clearer in that photo.

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  114. Donna Wandro

    Personally I like 4 the best. The others feel posed to me. 4 looks like the most realistic pose. Just my opinion

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  115. MaLissa

    Number 5 for me…They seem to be ‘lost’ in a beautiful intimate moment..

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  116. Belinda

    Hi-my pick is #5. 1 looks like he’s holding her in place, and the way she’s standing, there’s no heat between them. In 2, is she supposed to look pregnant? If yes, fine but if not, ditch that one. In 3, if he was holding her like he is in 4, that would be better. It just looks like he isn’t that into her. 4 looks like she’s straining her neck and looks contrived and uncomfortable. 5 looks the most natural in a sexy, yes we’re both into it, kind of way. Good luck picking!

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  117. Vikki Watson

    Of the 5 I like 1 the best if you want them to be into each other. 2 thru 5 look very tense with no familiarity. 1 can be photoshopped to add a kilt, rough beard, and hair extensions. And make her dress more in line with the period. 2 would be great if her arms were in a different position. If the period is 1833 the necklace has to go no matter which one you use. 3,4, & 5 are just to stiff. Hope I was able to help.

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  118. Germaine Harrison

    I think that number three would be the best picture because I like their pose so much better then the others.

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  119. Jackie Phipps

    I like number four the best. It seems more intimate.

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  120. Jeanie Dannheim

    #1 is my preference – it leaves a bit to the imagination!

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  121. Abby cayabyab

    3 Love their pose and show that there’s still mysterious about them. 🙂

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  122. Dee Liebl

    Hi Amy, I like #1. They look more playful. Can’t wait to see the finished cover and read the BOOK!!!

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  123. Carolyn Heiner

    I really like #3. It appeals to me more than the others.

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  124. Michale Missasi

    I like #1 the best. It looks like they are sharing an intimate moment between them. There is also happiness in the picture and promises for a future.

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  125. Clare Doherty

    I prefer pose number 2 the look so sensual and romantic in that photo.
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  126. Noline de Vries

    No 5 is more “wanton” and reflects a feeling of complete abandon……
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  127. Caroline Thorpe

    I choose # 5. I was actually torn between numbers 1, 4, 5… but yeah, # 5 has this sweet yet sexy appeal to me.

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  128. Aniket Nikhade

    I liked the #2. It’s beween #1 and #2 and my choice would be #2.

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  129. vaneeta naik

    i like d 1st one … as dey look happy in love….also d pic speaks it is not a cold pose…

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  130. Bethany Shockley

    I like the Number 1 the best. Her facial expression in that one is the best and I like how he looks as well. Number 4 would be my second choice, it has a little bit more whimsical feeling to me.

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  131. Tammie

    Definitely number 5. They are facing each other in a much more loving pose and she is touching his face, very tender.

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  132. Barb

    1 – Neither looks like they are in the moment. She’s smiling pleasantly, while he’s holding her…hair? C’mon. His hand would be on her breast (likely not allowed), waist, hip or back. Lips to the neck!

    2 – Weird photography or singing pose for her hands and arms. She’s not participating in the moment.

    3 & 5 – Look posed. She’s standing absolutely upright.

    4 – This one! The slight tilt of her head takes away from the stiff, posed look. She looks involved here.

    I agree about that extra bit of fabric. Get rid of it. Her waist will look better.

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  133. Rebecca Berland

    #1. It’s provocative, yet demure and leaves the most to the imagination

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  134. Effrosyni

    I like 1 or 2 best (probably 2 most of all). I don’t like the naked back on 3,4,5 as it signals a highly erotic story and your books are not like that. Hope it helps!

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  135. Tony Thomas

    Picture 4 is the best. Although I’ve had to scroll So far down the comments I’ve forgotten why. Only kidding. It seems to be quite erotic but the hands are placed in such a way that it has a subconscious censorship leaving it tasteful too
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  136. Linda Adams

    I like #4, it is sensual yet sweet with his hand holding her neck it shows his caring for her and his protectiveness. For me it shows love and tenderness.

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  137. Ann Leeson

    I like the pose in No. 5 shame they’re not smiling, but then I don’t know the title of the book

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  138. Laura Crow

    I like #4. The expressions on their faces and body language says it all.

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  139. Elsa

    Love no 2. She is almost in his arms but not quite, and the pic will show his kilt better! It’s sort of hesitation, expectation and come hither in one pic…
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  140. Debbie

    Hey Amy. Wow, great response. So if you see this 🙂
    1 & 2 it looks like shes leaning away from him, like shes just not really into him. 3 is kind of boring. 4 & 5 are both sexy but 5 looks more intense, more passionate. Just my 2 cents. xox

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  141. Brenda Lewis

    I like #4 because his hand is under her hair instead of crushing it.

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  142. becky Riley

    It’s between 4 and 1. The deal breaker will what sentiment conveys something in the story line you need to say!

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  143. Nicole Collins

    Since this takes place in the 1800s I think 1 or 2 best fit the era. I like both of these so it’s hard to chose. I think I like 2 the best since it looks like she is guarding herself from her feelings.

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  144. Suzanne Jane

    No. 4 it looks like they are about to kiss. More sexy.
    I agree crop out the piece of dress hanging on the left side of waist.

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  145. Helen Robare

    I prefer #4. In all the others the man’s ribs are too prominent and in the 5th one…he seems to have a roll of skin or fat showing above his waist. He just doesn’t fit my idea of a male love interest in the other pictures.

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  146. Wendy Dunkin

    I like 3 the best. They look very attuned to each other.

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  147. Eli Knight

    I like 1, 2, and 5. They’re all so hard to pick from! I’d choose 5 because you don’t see that cover too often on romance books. 😉

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  148. Melanie

    I love one or four – hard to make a decision they are all going to look great with a kilt!

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  149. Tammy Kuhlmann

    All of them are good. 1 and 4 are my favorite out of all of them. The give off the most mystery, sensual appeal.

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  150. Linda F

    #4 is the sexiest to me but I do like the position of his hand on 3 & 5!

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  151. Ani.m

    Definitely no.4, has a more natural and romantic feeling about it.

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  152. Julianne Hesketh

    It has to be number 2. 1 looks like he’s going to strangle her and I hate to say it but the others just look too tacky and sleazy. 2 definitely focuses on the emotion in their faces definitely the best!

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  153. Carolyn Theriot

    I like #4 the best. Except for that dangling piece of her dress.

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  154. Donna Williams

    I like 4 the best with 3 a close second. Comments on the others… In 1, I don’t like his hand over her hair. In 2, it looks like she’s holding a baby or cuddling her stomach like she’s pregnant. In 5, she doesn’t seem to be reacting to him. Her face is very serene.

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  155. Lisa Meece

    I like 4 just wish you could see a bit more of his face

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  156. Jo K.

    Number 1. Maybe I like it because my husband used to come up behind me to snuggle. 😉 The back of her dress looks awkward in 3, 4 and 5.

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  157. Deb Foreback

    Definitely #5. They look like they are totally lost in each other.

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  158. Tina Laws

    I like #3 as it shows romance with a little bit of sizzle.

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  159. Lorene Kinslow

    1. she is happy to see him. 2. She is being cautious. 3. She is longing for something. 4. Waiting for the kiss that is sure to come. 5. Wondering what come’s next?

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  160. Nancy Kaplan

    I like#2. Not as overtly sexy and the ambiguity is mysterious. #1 is second choice.

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  161. Molly A

    I like number 1 best. It makes me think there is an emotional connection not just sexual between them.

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  162. Kelly Sander

    I like one.. leaves it up to your imagination..

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  163. Ellen

    Pic 1 and 4 are my favorites. I like 1 because they both look comfortable and happy. Pic 4 feels comfortable with a hint of seduction about it. 2 and 3 are my least favorite 2 because something about her arms crossed and leaning away feels off, and 3 because both of their faces are slightly hidden.

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  164. Rosie

    I like 1 she has her mouth slightly open and they look like a they are into each other.

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  165. Paula

    I like 5 the best. I think that it feels more intimate. 2 is my least favorite.

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  166. Paulette Doty Payne

    I like number five best, number one is a close second. Number four looks like she is trying to push him away.

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  167. Max

    I love #2. Can see both faces and a nice chest shot 🙂

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  168. Kim Nogier

    Number 1 is definitely my favorite. They seem very comfortable with each other with their love showing through.

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  169. Crystal Cunningham

    I like #4 best. The body language is better. She’s leaning into him rather than pulling away, and he’s totally focused on her. Much better.

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  170. Karen Simpson

    Number 4 is the most perfect. It has the right amount of seduction for the cover. I like a little held back. You can see the sparks literally flying off that page. Kilt or Cravat- this would be a wonderful pose!

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  171. Pat Eroh

    #2 grabbed my attention and held it. They all are great though and I would love any of them.

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  172. Karen Krack

    I like #3. His hand is just far enough down her back to push the limits of acceptable behavior – and indicate more to come!

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  173. nicole laflin

    i liked 1 and 4 the best. didn’t like 2 and 3 and 5 she’s looking away from him. 1 she looks very happy and 4, they look like they are interested only in each other. i think 1 is my favorite though.

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  174. Rose Ash

    I like #1 and #3. It’s a toss-up for me. It all honestly depends on what you are trying to convey regarding her feelings and his feelings in the end. *chuckles*

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  175. Liz P.

    I like cover number four. I think they look more in love. They look sexy.

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  176. Misty

    I like pictures 3 and 4. I love how in 4 they are about to kiss but I really like the hand placement in 3 so for me its a toss up but maybe a slight leaning towards 3
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  177. Joy Giachino

    If you are going for cute and Quirky #1
    Dramatic #4 (which I prefer)

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  178. bobbi

    I like #1 best. As a cozy mystery it portrays a lighter version of the other pictures.

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  179. Diane

    I like Number 4 the best. Very passionate. Like the hands placement. Draws me into wanting to read the book. Number 5 works for me also if the story is steamy due to the open more revealing dress back.

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  180. Christine

    I like both #4 and #5. However, I prefer 5 to 4 as they are both caressing each other.

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  181. Sylvia Reddom

    I would choose number four (4) but with and edit to get that extra piece of fabric off her left hip 😉 based in 1833 it would also reflect well to sue #01 but I still prefer #04 since behind closed doors hey would be most likely to look like that….wishing you best success with which ever one you end up choosing!
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  182. Sylvia Reddom

    I would choose number four (4) but with an edit to get that extra piece of fabric off her left hip based in 1833 it would also reflect well to use #01 but I still prefer #04 since behind closed doors hey would be most likely to look like that….wishing you best success with which ever one you end up choosing!
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  183. Anne Powell

    I like #1 ~ they seem to be sharing a secret known only by them, the smiles on their faces promises of intimacy to come, their stance open and welcome.

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  184. Athena Kelly

    I like 3 the best. It seems the most passionate to me.

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  185. LE

    Definitely #5. The way he is holding her hand and arm is very intimate and loving. His hand on the small of her back is incredibly erotic and exciting.

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  186. Vanessa A. Pagán

    I prefer #4. That just about to kiss look is sexy and his hand on the back of her neck is sensual and portrays possessiveness.

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  187. Tammy Groesser

    I prefer #1 They seem to be more involved with each other. Looking into the others eyes and smiles on their faces.
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  188. Rachael DeBates

    i prefer #4 its really sensual and shows the fire in each other!

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  189. Cristi Darst

    I like #3 best. I like being able to see more of his front abs chest shoulders and kilt. More sexy.

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  190. Janel Harlan

    I like #5. It seems to have more of a close relationship and romantic feel to it. I like that they face each other. #4 is good too but not as good as #5.

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  191. Kelli

    I like #5. You can see the most of the guy. If you can swing a pic where we can see even more of him, even better!

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  192. Teresa

    Either 4 or 5. Love that his hand is under her hair against her neck in 4, but the arm muscles in 5!! Plus less hair means more of her skin shows. 5 is definitely sexiest.

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  193. Jennifer Wadkins

    I really like #4, it seems like the best lovers embrace if that’s what you’re going for. It looks really intimate and delicate. Congrats on the book to come! Have a great day!

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  194. Stacey Woods

    I like #4 or #5. They both seem very intimate.

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  195. Trulee

    Number 1. It shows a loving and ultimately respectful relationship.

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  196. Charlene Fraley

    I like 4. Both of the couples are embracing.

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  197. Barbara Van Walsen

    #2 I believe it is a more reasonable pose than #1. I think showing a little is better than showing a lot (in how much of the gown is on her). The other covers might be ok, but not knowing at what stage of romance you want to show on the cover they could be a little bit too much.

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  198. Johanne

    No 4 and No 1.
    No. 4 is showing that he posses her in a gentle way and doesn’t want to let go of her.

    No. 1 is teasing her and wants to kiss her but not rushing it

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  199. Beverly M.

    I like #3. Shows something is about to happen, but not showing too much.

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  200. Sheri Macy

    I like #4. The expressions look the most realistic.

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  201. Karen Dellaway

    Number 3 looks the best and most natural pose

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  202. Tricee

    I like #3 because of his hand placement. I do agree to remove the “bag”

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  203. Rhonda Dodds

    Prefer #4, if not then 5. 1,2 and 3 have been so overdone on covers. Just looks like their posed. 4 and 5 looks like a real scene, not a pose. Sorry but the one with her hands clasped hit me as corney first glance.

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  204. Patty D. Wilderman

    I like #4 the best. It is the faces of the models that makes the picture. They look like they are more in rapture in #4.
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  205. Gayle Boyce

    #1. Haven’t seen these before so that one was my first pick.

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  206. Cynthia Blain

    I like book one. It is more “family friendly” for a household where there are children and grandchildren around and seeing book covers of their mother’s or grandmother’s books. All are fine, but number one would be the safest bet.

    Thank you for the chance.

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  207. Trista

    I like the first one best. It looks like she is slightly smiling, like she knows he loves her and she is so happy.

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  208. Hank David

    I like number 1 the best – it shows more of a desire for love instead of lust.
    There is intimacy, anticipation, respect, a desire to give not take, mystery and romance – a lifelong relationship.
    This picture creates in me a longing to read a loving story of a couple wanting to spend the rest of their lives discovering each other, overcoming whatever comes their way. It is a cover that builds anticipation of a good story.

    Number 5 screams “take me now” and gives the impression that that is all there will be – a momentary satisfaction of a lust and no on-going respect or desire to build a relationship.
    This says to me there will be little to the story but the fastest way into bed and the longest way in keeping it a secret – not a well developed plot, little character development and a story that does not create interest.

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  209. Stacy

    I like the number 4 cover. First couple are really staged looking. Her hands look weird. And the other ones don’t show a connection. So i would puck 4 then 5.

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  210. Laura

    I like #5 it seems more of an intimate moment between them both.

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  211. Linda Smith

    In my order of choice, 4, 2, 1, 3 and lastly 5. If you want to show heat, then use 4. If you want to stress the romantic connection between the couple, then use 2. The rest just seem like derivatives to me.

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  212. MICKEY MA

    NUMBER 4 STANDS OUT TO ME AS THEY LOOK AS IF PASSION IS TAKING OVER AND THEY ALMOST CAN’T ENDURE THE PLEASURE. BUT THE SLEAVE OR WHATEVER IS HANGING MUST GO.

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  213. Barb

    Number 1 is the one that stands out the most for me. The look on her face! The rest are okay.

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  214. Jeannelyn Rose R. España

    I like #5 there’s more emotion to it than the others.

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  215. Cheri

    #2 appeals to me – just the right amount of tension and attention between the two.

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  216. Sondra Koch

    #5. She looks like she is giving him a tender touch. That show’s she is emotionally involved with him, not just physically.

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  217. Kerry Hall

    Amy I have looked at the 5 poses and although the two bods are gorgeous, I feel they should have their eyes open looking at each other. No.1 No passion for the female she smiles like its a joke. No 2. She looks offended. No 3. Possible, but the body language is not there. No 4.Looks like he is pulling her to him and she wants to turn her head away.No 5 She is into it, but his body language with holding her wrist says no. So sorry I wouldn’t have any.

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  218. Carol Schmoker

    I like #1. Gives me a sense of the more modest 1800s in their positioning.

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