Email This Post HomeHumorMore Cover Questions, HUGE Kindle Paperwhite giveaway and other deals Amy Vansant March 8, 2018 Humor 100 Comments First…thank you for your help with the Pineapple Lies cover! Thank you to everyone for help with the Pineapple Lies cover last week — all the comments were HUGELY helpful! I thought the new skull cover would be a slam dunk, and the cozier people said, “Slow your roll, there, Missy.” I think I’ve found a solution…I’ll have an update for you soon! Time for the Kilty Cover! The current cover makes me cringe a little… Now I need your help with the Kilty as Charged cover! I used a naked man torso on the current version as an experiment, and I’ve decided I just can’t do it. I don’t write steamy romances, so it also feels a little like a “bait and switch.” I need a cover that better conveys that this is a thriller-suspense, with a healthy dose of humor, romance and time-travel thrown in. It’s a lot to ask. 🙂 Below are two variations of my cover idea, both featuring the opening scene where Catriona finds Broch naked at the Hollywood studio after he’s thrown through time. In the first, he’s a little stiff maybe – but he fits perfectly with the naughty bits hidden by her leg. The second is a ROUGH mockup using a more sprawled body (we’d still have to make it naked, so please ignore the pants and shoes!!) MY THREE QUESTIONS FOR YOU: Do you like the new cover? And if so, do you prefer him stiff or sprawled? (oh my, that didn’t sound right…) Would it inspire you to read it? Do you think I should keep the tagline: Romance. Suspense. Haggis. ? I like it because it implies there’s humor, but I don’t know that everyone knows what haggis is, and I suppose the title implies that… but it also lets you know there is romance… I thought the green shirt is eye catching and helps the eye see her long hair, but two people have already said they find the green distracting…Yes or no on green shirt? Please comment below to let me know or feel free to email me too at firstname.lastname@example.org. And as usual, thank you for all your invaluable input! HUGE KINDLE PAPERWHITE GIVEAWAY! And a bunch of other book deals… Start Date: 03-01-2018End Date: 03-30-2018 Castaways: Reverse Harem Romance (The Challenge Book 1) By Lily Harlem Usual Price: 2.99 Sale: FREE on Kindle Unlimited One girl. Five men. A deserted paradise island. What would you do to pass the time? 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Amazon |Kobo Link|BN |Google|Apple iBooks|Website Start Date: 03-04-2018End Date: 04-30-2018 The Seacrest: A love story (Paines Creek Beach Book 1) By Aaron Paul Lazar Usual Price: 3.99 Sale: .99 They say its better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. The Seacrest is a story of intrigue and betrayal, of secrets and second chancesand above all, of a love that never dies. Amazon About Latest Posts Amy VansantAmy Vansant is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling author specializing in fun, funny fiction --- even the murder mysteries. Latest posts by Amy Vansant (see all) A Screaming Bobcat, Another Free Book, Giveaway, Steals & Deals! - February 5, 2020 A Thank You & Free Short Story, Pineapple Disco 99c, Win a Kindle Reader - January 30, 2020 Two Big Favors (YOU can get me on TV), Giveaways and Deals - January 22, 2020 100 Responses Val March 8, 2018 The new cover is MUCH better, it shows its not just a romance, it’s modern and kickass! I like the sprawled ( and soon to be naked) cover. On the tag line I’d drop the haggis: Romance, Suspence, and Guns Time travel Tartan plaid Naked scots 3 likes Reply Val March 8, 2018 Guess I was wrong about the haggis, I’m out voted already! 0 likes Reply Debbie Orazi March 8, 2018 I like him sprawled better. Am definitely inspired to read it. Would drop the haggis it has a negative connotation. 1 likes Kat Taylor March 8, 2018 I believe your second book cover to be more authentic, when you get thrown from any thing your limbs shift with motion. The green blouse seems to me that if your book were on a shelf the colour would draught my eyes to it ,in full I believe you have done a great job maching cover to storey!!!! 5 likes Reply Michele March 8, 2018 I like the one with woman in the green shirt .ILoove your books just the way they are. You are a fantastic writer don’t doubt yourself. 0 likes Andrea March 9, 2018 I like the second cover. The title and all the rest go together. Leave the haggis as it relays a bit of humour in the story. I find the green shirt a bit distracting though, it’s a bit bright. Would I look at this and pick it up to see what it’s all about, yes definitely. Can’t wait to read it and discover another great author. 1 likes Reply MaryJane Hopper March 8, 2018 1. I love the cover! 2. A resounding yes! 3. Oh yes, love the tag line! 1 likes Reply Michelle Francik March 8, 2018 The new covers are MUCH better! I like him stiff! lol It does inspire me to read it and I do like the tag line. I much prefer a tag line that implies humor than one that says it is humorous! Love this!!! 2 likes Reply Deborah Paugh March 8, 2018 Hi Amy, in regards to your questions 1) the new cover; the choice to change the cover, is of course yours, but since this is a time travel novel having him in pants and shoes does not suggest he’s from the past (but the sprawling pose seems more realistic) 2) since I LOVE Scottish novels the title is enough to grab my interest! 3) I would use a question mark in the tag line after haggis if the decision was mine and I think the title conveys the message that there’s humor involved. 2 likes Reply Sue March 8, 2018 I like the second cover because if he was thrown through time I would expect him to be sprawled, not stiff like he was in the morgue. I would leave haggis. It encourages those who do not know what it is to read and find out. By the way, if you can past the ingredients and try it, it is tasty. 5 likes Reply Wildia Maness March 8, 2018 I like the new cover, definitely sprawled rather than stiff. 2 likes Reply Renee March 8, 2018 Actually, I like the him sprawled…more natural… I also like the Haggis…being as I went to uk for my job and worked there for 7 years…I thought name was interesting…and although I’ve never tried it, just the suggestion of it implies humor! The green shirt is nice…if people are dead set against it, make to turquoise instead! Another winner! 3 likes Reply JeanMP March 8, 2018 I like the cover. Sprawled not stiff. Definitely would read it. Keep the tag line. Not sure about the green shirt though. 0 likes Reply Rebecca March 8, 2018 I really like the new cover. It has an air of mystery about it. I would be inspired to read the book, but anything you write Amy is worth the read. I think the tag line haggis is great. Sometimes readers need to look up words they are not familiar with and expand their vocabulary. And, definitely yes on the green shirt. It makes the book stand out. 4 likes Reply Teresa March 8, 2018 I love the sprawled cover, keep tag lines, and the green shirt is eye catching. 2 likes Reply Shirley Loges March 8, 2018 I won’t buy anything with half-naked or naked people on the cover. I like the reference to haggis. I don’t like the cover with the naked man lying on the ground. The other one is better, but why would he be killed on the street without all his clothes on? Why is the girl holding a kilt that doesn’t seem to apply to the situation? I love Irish cozy mysteries, just not sure about it. 0 likes Reply Jeanie Jackson March 8, 2018 He isn’t dead. The kilt does not only applies but provides key information but you have to read the book to know about it. It should make you wonder. 0 likes Reply Carol March 8, 2018 The new cover is so much better, more original and highlights a kickass type heroine. I like the sprawled pose better. Keep the tagline. I don’t have a problem with the green shirt – it adds some colour. 1 likes Reply Barbara Harrison March 8, 2018 Prefer the sprawled. (back to the 9954 emails) 2 likes Reply Judy Johnson March 8, 2018 I like the new cover much better. 0 likes Reply Linda Gold March 8, 2018 Yes to the “sprawled” new cover ! Please leave in the Haggis !!! 1 likes Reply Esther M Hawkins March 8, 2018 I like the new cover…it says, “mystery, adventure, strong female central character”. 1 likes Reply Jan Janus March 8, 2018 Oooh, I like him all sprawled out, and the Green shirt is what made me look at the cover, it does POP. Reason I really would read it, makes it look suspenseful while he is lying there sprawled compared to him stiff as a board. Keep the saying 🙂 2 likes Reply Terry Forester March 8, 2018 Love the cover where he is sprawled out. Yes I would definitely pick it up to read. Lose the Haggis from the tag line as I do know what it is and that’s just gross…LOL. Love the green shirt but I would go with long red hair with it. I know cliche, right. For black hair I would go with red or blue shirt. 0 likes Reply Marie Thomas March 8, 2018 Love the new cover, I like the sprawled look, leave Haggis maybe if you said hahahaggis people would get it 😁! Love the green shirt ! 1 likes Reply Susan Dolan March 8, 2018 That cover makes me cringe too. I like the second cover down, the one with the sprawling body. Colors are very eye-catchy too. 2 likes Reply Joyce March 8, 2018 Love the new cover with him sprawled best. Also love the green shirt. 2 likes Reply Judith Anderson March 8, 2018 In the stiff cover he looks like an Egyptian sarcophagus. That would appeal to me, but give the wrong impression of the time line involved. I thing the second is more marketable. Green shirt is fine, makes the tartan in her hand stand out. The pose reminds me of the Shelby Nicholas series, which I love. This cover would catch my attention and look at book details. I know what haggis is and assume that anyone who has read anything about Scotland does. What would lead me to try this book is the author’s name. I finished Pineapple Mystery Box last night. Wonderful on so many levels. 1 likes Reply Christine March 8, 2018 Definitely sprawled. I thought he was dead in the stiff pose. The green shirt pops gives a good contrast to the kilt. I like the blurb. If people don’t know what haggis is it might ignite their curiosity. I usually have little or no interest in a book with a naked/half naked man. Makes me think it’s bodice ripper. 2 likes Reply Rachel H. March 8, 2018 I have to agree with the majority of comments. The second cover is the one I’d go with. The stiff, naked body didn’t appeal to me at all. I don’t have the slightest idea what haggis is and doubt many people would , so I’d leave it off. The green shirt poses rather a dilemma for me. It IS eye-catching, however I couldn’t even see the long hair, but – to be honest, I hate the color green (my Mom used to laugh at that as I’m half-Irish). Maybe it could be a touch lighter green or as one person suggested another color? 0 likes Reply Lisa Wolf March 8, 2018 Love the new cover especially with the sprawled figure. I personally LOVE the green shirt and the tagline 🙂 4 likes Reply Jeannie March 8, 2018 I would not like the new covers as they are now. The block letters for the title are too stark and out of character for the series. Tartans are an essential part of Scottish culture so I would stay with the plaid script of the original two covers; maybe brighten it up a bit. The lighter, brighter colors of the new cover would help the plaid stand out more. The same as with your new Pineapple Port cover, I do NOT like it when a book has the author’s name on the cover in a larger font than the title; it looks conceited. It needs to be toned down considerably. Of the two proposed covers, the second one (the one that hasn’t had the pants and shoes removed yet) looks best. I didn’t even see the man in the first one since he was so dark. Also, the sprawl looks more natural for the situation. Finally, KEEP THE HAGGIS! Anyone who doesn’t know what it is needs to learn what it is. To make it a bit more humorous, you could put a question mark after the word. 1 likes Reply Amy Vansant March 8, 2018 About the author name, I felt like that a long time too – Still feel a little weird about having my name big… BUT it isn’t conceit. It’s a brand. I’ve finally realized that. If someone reads one series by me and then sees another of my books but they don’t remember my name… we both miss out! So I need to brand ME, no matter how uncomfortable it makes me. If you like my sense of humor and the way I write, you need to remember me in all my iterations! 3 likes Reply Beverley March 8, 2018 Definitely would go for the sprawled as it looks more natural. If noting the long hair is important, then the colour/tone of the shirt is too dark; but I do like the green as it is eye-catching. I really like the tag line with Haggis as it hints at humour while underscoring the Scot vibe. There are many romance books with suspense on the market, but if there was also humour added to the mix it would be a big draw for me. 3 likes Reply Maria Rita Donnelly March 8, 2018 I like the green shirt too, and yes sprawled as if he just landed, or been thrown (through time). And what about a kilt somewhere, after all it does say kilted right?. 1 likes Reply Meredith March 8, 2018 Much prefer the new cover, would not have given the “stormy romantic” cover a full glance. Colors are good on the new one. I’m in between on the position of the dead body. In the first one, he looks placed, like he just came off an autopsy table. In the second one, he looks more natural, but I’ve only seen dead bodies fall in the movies or on TV – never in reality! – so my impression could be media biased. The newer cover would be more likely to get my attention. The use of Haggis may offset that, unless the pudding played a role in the plot. Otherwise, it just seems kitchy. Not knowing the story, I can’t make a legitimate replacement suggestion. The first that comes to mind would be to play more off the Tartan them. Wrapped in Tartan Plaid. Or a Tartan Cover up. Both are still kitchy but do tie into the picture better and also match with Kilty. I love the green – its a traditional Scottish color, again playing along with theme. It’s brightness works to identify this book as lighter than a intensive thriller that will have bits of humor and will not take the reader into a place of total darkness. It also serves to equalize the naked man at her feet, causing the viewer to re-scan the whole cover and notice your tag words and your name (probably a good thing). 0 likes Reply Vicky Burkholder March 8, 2018 I definitely prefer the second cover and with him sprawled – the “stiff” one looks too… stiff. The green shirt does not distract me and the “Haggis” – I thought that was fun. It adds to the Scottish flavor (no pun intended) of the title. 2 likes Reply Jan Tomalis March 8, 2018 I love the sprawled cover. I think the green shirt is eye catching. I like the tag lines the way they are now. Looking at this cover makes me anxious to read it! 1 likes Reply Crystal March 8, 2018 I prefer the second (new) cover. I love the colors! Oh and the sprawled out guy for sure. Leave the tag as is! 1 likes Reply Corinne March 8, 2018 Cover number two, please. In the first he looks like he’s laid out in the morgue; the head seems elevated or on something. Not natural. Leave haggis (humor). Green shirt (like the color) or not, I find it is not too easy to see her hair w/o really looking; is the hair important? I hope that’s not a wristwatch on his right arm 😉 2 likes Reply Debbie Fitzpatrick March 8, 2018 I like the second choice, sprawled is better. The stiff body might be seen as a corpse instead of a live person. The green is eye catching if you are passing it on a shelf as this color is not used much. 1 likes Reply Patricia A Thomas March 8, 2018 Leave the man sprawled. With the green shirt her hair appears to be “shadows” or “wrinkles” in the shirt. Definitely leave haggis as part of the wording! 1 likes Reply Suzanne Boyd March 8, 2018 Love the green shirt and keep the tag line! funny! 1 likes Reply Venette March 8, 2018 I like the sprawled one. He just came through time, right. I think the green shirt works. Takes some away from a naked man somehow. I think your tag line works too. 1 likes Reply Terry March 8, 2018 I like the second cover best. The lady is standing in an position of strength and confidence, holding on to the Tartan pattern, very enticing. 1 likes Reply Cathy March 8, 2018 Definitely the sprawled cover. Prefer the original font on the title. Tag line is fine, if people don’t know what haggis is, they should look it up. Anyone who likes to read should be able to look up a word. Green shirt….juries still out on that one. Maybe red to match the tartan? The green doesn’t really show her hair. 1 likes Reply Debby March 8, 2018 Sprawled. Love tag line “Haggis” would only make me more interested to read it. Green shirt sets off the cover. 1 likes Reply Angela LeBlanc March 8, 2018 I think the new cover is great. 0 likes Reply Laurie March 8, 2018 I like the sprawled look. After all, he would be a bit messed up after such a big leap in time travel. He looks dead in the other pose. I think the kilt in her hand should be fanned out a bit more or possible color added to draw the eye to it. A reference to the title. With that reference made, I think it shows the humor slant. Therefore I would drop the haggis tag line and instead write: Romance, Time Travel, Suspense. There is a big market for time travel and i think it would get you more readers than Haggis. The kilt is enough of a reference to Scotland. I like the green shirt. Kinda sassy. Good luck! 1 likes Reply Tess March 8, 2018 Hi Amy! I’m a romance author and good choice to not go with your first version, cause it screams Romance. Love the new idea. Sprawled is the way to go, but liked the beard on the first guy. Like the green blouse.What threw me is what using her hand? A cellphone I’m guessing, but if so it’s unnecessary and distracting. Also do you create your own covers? I’m trying to find a cover artist and yours are great! If you can share your artists name please email me at tessmallory dot com. Love your books! Tess 0 likes Reply Tess March 8, 2018 Meant to say “What Is in her hand?” 0 likes Reply Kayce McCarty March 8, 2018 Definitely like the sprawled look. Gave me a feeling of curiosity as to what was going on. The other cover made me feel like he was on a slab in the morgue and uninteresting. Yes on the haggis. It shows there is humor. Good way to get new readers falling in love with your books! One thing about the cover that bothers me is it is too busy. There is a pattern on the wall at the back and then all of the bricks/cobblestones. Pulls the eye away from everything else. Just too much going on with those two things. Otherwise, I really like it! 1 likes Reply Tess March 8, 2018 I like the cobblestone/bricksbut agree the wall needs to be a solid color with smooth texture probably. 0 likes Reply Georgia March 8, 2018 Don’t like covers that are too suggestive. Like second best, but, not fond of it either. 0 likes Reply Tess March 8, 2018 Oops one more thing—if it’s more suspense than romance, I would say : Suspense. Romance. Haggis. Or Mystery. Romance.Haggis. And definitely keep the haggis! Anyone familiar with kilts knows about haggis. : )) 1 likes Reply Tess March 8, 2018 One more one more thing— though I like the color of the blouse, I didn’t notice her hair at all. Maybe lighten everything to give more definition to details. Also maybe make the kilt she’s holding bigger with a bigger plaid pattern? Right now it reads more like a woman’s skirt. I love the font and size of title and name! 0 likes Reply Sharon Milner March 8, 2018 Hi. First, I did not know what haggis meant until you posted it. Second, both poses are too staged. If Broch just shot in through time travel he should be more crumpled up. Third, if the green shirt was toned down to match the green in the kilt more it would not be so florescent looking and bring out other colors in the kilt so there is more of a blend in the picture. Fourth, the lettering needs to be smaller so it doesn’t block the picture so much. Hope this helps, and thank you for letting me comment on this. 1 likes Reply Michele March 8, 2018 I like the one with woman in the green shirt .ILoove your books just the way they are. You are a fantastic writer don’t doubt yourself. 0 likes Reply Michele March 8, 2018 I love the one with the green shirt. It pops straight out. Buy me. I love your Books. You are a fantastic writer. You don’t need to change. Believe in yourself. I think you are pretty amazing. 0 likes Reply Laura March 8, 2018 The sprawled cover is better. I like the taglines. The green shirt is fine, but still hard to see her hair if it’s important. The stiff cover makes him look like a corpse. Best wishes! 1 likes Reply Elaine Chamberlain March 8, 2018 Hi Amy, I like the new cover, sprawled version. To help with covering the naughty bits you might make him sprawled on his stomach. As far as the tag line, Haggis implies Scotland, I’d leave it in. The green of the shirt is very dark and I didn’t readily notice her hair, but I like the color. Perhaps a lighter green if you want her hair noticed. The cover would inspire me to pick up the book to see what it was about. The change is good because the original made me think it was a romance. 1 likes Reply Ca ní Fhaing March 8, 2018 Keep the haggis definitely. Like the cover but more plaid, less green and better view of sprawled male – maybe with plaid strategically placed? This cover is much sharper but female in skirt better I think. Best of luck, waiting for next instalment 🙂 0 likes Reply SandraLee Smith March 8, 2018 I like the second cover with him sprawled and keep the tag lines as well. The green shirt is eye catching as well and I wouldn’t tone it down. The gun in her hand is hard to notice though. I would not change the size of the lettering either as some have suggested. 1 likes Reply Jeanie Jackson March 8, 2018 I like the bottom, relaxed, new pose. While technically, since she has the kilt in her hand, the first one fits better, I think the look is more important than that little issue. Humor is what makes these books stand out from the others so keep the humor as Haggis or something else. Over all really like the new cover, bottom. 1 likes Reply Nancy Hughes March 8, 2018 Definitely sprawled, leave the Haggis, covers influence me sometimes. Being Scottish the cover draws me in. 1 likes Reply Dawn March 8, 2018 1. Sprawled 2. The title is cute and would get my attention 3. Like the tagline. Leave the haggis, but with the question mark, as others have suggested. 4. Maybe a lighter shade of green? Can barely see her hair with the current color. 1 likes Reply Mickie Danner March 8, 2018 yes, love the new covers! like the green shirt & sprawled version, keep the tag lines–lends to curiosity–did not notice the hand gun 1 likes Reply Sharon March 8, 2018 I like the second cover with the man sprawled. If you do not write dreamy then cover shouldn’t be steamy. It’s just my opinion. 0 likes Reply Susan Tuttle March 8, 2018 I love the new cover… him sprawled (no matter how it sounds! LOL) for me is the best, the other is a bit too unrealistic. And I agree, the green shirt is eye catching, I love it (but then, I’m also Irish, so… green!). I don’t find it distracting at all. It makes it stand out and snags the eye, inviting a closer look. And I also love the Romance… Suspense… Haggis (not that I’d ever be caught eating it… ugh!) It really tells a lot about the story and the style. Great facelift! 1 likes Reply Wanita March 8, 2018 I do like the cover #2, the other one he looks dead. LOL The green is a little bright, but maybe if it was cut by another color, like a plaid or a pattern. Otherwise I do like the cover and I find the blurb on it just fine. It does convey a little fun. 1 likes Reply Libby Dodd March 8, 2018 You are So right that the original cover was misleading! I don’t think the green is a problem. But if you pushed the red of the kilt to a slightly brighter tone, it might better balance the green. I like the chaos of the sprawled cover. It makes me think he’s just plopped there from…somewhere. 0 likes Reply Shannon March 8, 2018 Definitely prefer the new cover and the version with him sprawled…..plus with that one, you can see him semi-clothed (rather than looking like a ‘stiff’ in a morgue! 0 likes Reply Kimber March 8, 2018 Love the new cover, very modern & doesn’t inspire harlequin comparisons (or instant bypass in my case). I like the man sprawled better, the other is too morgue-ish. The green top grabs the eye. I don’t this ‘distracting’ is a negative in this case – it pulls your eyes to it from whatever else one may have been looking toward, so therefore distracting is good 😊. The green also looks good with the kilt in her hand. Just enough color to pull you to the cover without being a hot mess of color lol. Oh – keep the haggis, it is odd but good odd/original. Who else has ‘haggis’ on their cover! Very original. 1 likes Reply Kathy March 8, 2018 I like the second cover leaves a bit to the imagination. Just love your books 📚 Amy 0 likes Reply Gina Johnson March 8, 2018 I like the second cover with him sprawled. 0 likes Reply Hope March 8, 2018 I like him sprawled out. I like the Haggis in the title even though I have yet to figure out what that is!?!😁 1 likes Reply Kim Hannibal March 8, 2018 I prefer the sprawled look. He looks “dead as a board” in the first cover. Keep the green shirt — it catches the eye. And keep haggis. Made me smile! Especially since I am not sure I could eat them if put in front of me! 1 likes Reply Dee March 8, 2018 Yes! Sprawled for sure. Drop the haggis and substitute Time Travel. No to the bright green shirt as I didn’t even noticethe body as my eye only saw the shirt. It took reading your description to bring my attention to the body. Draw more readers who like time travel if used in tag line. 0 likes Reply Anita gomez March 8, 2018 Prefer the sprawl more natural after a fall. Red shirt would make a louder statement. Haggis not needed. Everything doesn’t have to match. It’s too coordinated. 0 likes Reply Lisa Harrell March 8, 2018 I like the new cover and the sprawled look. I also think you should keep the tagline and the green shirt. This cover would inspire me to read the book. 1 likes Reply Mickey Cherry March 8, 2018 I like the second cover much better. The first one just looks like a naked guy sleeping. 0 likes Reply Catherine Heckel March 8, 2018 Like the second one. Looks like she just shot him so sprawled would be more naturalistic. I live green so like the shirt. The caption is cute. With all the hunky Scottish actors around, who doesn’t know what haggis is? IMHO 1 likes Reply Linda March 8, 2018 I like the one where he is sprawled, I like the description of book and I love the green shirt. I don’t mind mentioning haggis. 1 likes Reply Megan Hamsher March 8, 2018 Do you like the new cover? And if so, do you prefer him stiff or sprawled? (oh my, that didn’t sound right…) I like the partially naked sprawled-out guy (second one) Would it inspire you to read it? I don’t go by covers to read a book. Might make me click and find out the blurb, though. Do you think I should keep the tagline: Romance. Suspense. Haggis. ? I never heard of Haggis. Romance. Suspense. Humor. Everyone understands those words! I thought the green shirt is eye catching and helps the eye see her long hair, but two people have already said they find the green distracting…Yes or no on green shirt? no problems with the green shirt; I think it shows off the kilt! 0 likes Reply Barbara Quigley March 8, 2018 I didn’t like the new cover at first, but the new colors really look great. I like the eye catching green and blue. The sprawled man looks more like a murder victim. The other pose looks like he is taking a nap. Wish the kilt could be shown different though because it just looks like a piece of fabric in her hand. Tag lines are great and agree with some of the others that is should be haggis? 0 likes Reply Joann March 9, 2018 I will be in the minority but I liked the original cover myself-I usually look at the book description first. When I saw it was a time travel (which I love) I downloaded it. If I had to choose between the two covers I would go for the sprawled one though I’m not sure why she is holding the tartan & why it wouldn’t be on him. I might go with a softer green color because the pants are a bright blue so it’s kind of distracting. As far as the tag line-Suspense, Romance, Time Travel 0 likes Reply Sharon March 9, 2018 Someone traveling through time would land sprawled I would think. When I first looked at the cover the only thing I saw was the green shirt. Then the blue pants and the kilt. I never saw her hair. And didn’t notice him in the first cover. I did notice him in the second cover because of laying sprawled and the gray pants. Yes, I realize he won’t be wearing the pants. Keep the tag line. Love your books. 0 likes Reply Maz March 9, 2018 Prefer the sprawling cover as it looks more natural. Love the colour of the shirt as it grabs the eye, don’t really think it matters too much if you can’t see the hair at first glance, as many have said in comments. Finally, leave haggis in, as anyone who knows anything about Scotland or kilts is sure to know about haggis. 1 likes Reply Linda March 9, 2018 I definitely like the 2nd cover but sprawl the guy a bit more, as if he’s fallen. Increase the size of the plaid she’s holding. Change her shirt to a different color – possibly a shade of dark pink which complements the red in the plaid. I like the blurb – leave the haggis in. Even though I’m American I do know what haggis is made from (I don’t think I want to eat it ;-( 0 likes Reply Jan March 9, 2018 Love the new cover – sprawl version best – and definitely keep haggis. Made me laugh out loud. 0 likes Reply Melissa Higginbotham March 9, 2018 Love the green shirt. It actually caught my eye to look more closely at the book. I like the sprawled man better. Is he dead? Is he alive? Read and find out. Leave the haggis in…it keyed me that perhaps it was going to be set in scotland. People can always look it up in the dictionary. 0 likes Reply Edna March 9, 2018 In the 1st cover body is too dark, 2nd better. Green shirt is good, helps highlight title. like positioning of body on floor best in 2nd cover. If they don’t know what Haggis is might prompt them to read book. So my vote is 2nd book all the way. 0 likes Reply Rebecca March 12, 2018 I like the second cover where the guy is sprawled out better. I would keep the haggis as it does imply humor. 0 likes Reply Tawnya Sistilli March 13, 2018 I definitely love the haggis line! I think the new covers are better, but I’m not sure which I like best. The green jacket seems a little bright to me. I would look more closely at the book based on the newer covers. 0 likes Reply Fiona March 14, 2018 I do like the Second cover with the body sprawled. The green shirt definitely draws the eye and maybe the cover should show her dragging the tartan off him ? Patiently waiting for next book. Keep up the great writing. 0 likes Reply Kathy S March 14, 2018 Hi Amy. I love the green shirt on the cover because it grabs your eye and curiosity. I think keeping the Hagis should be kept in, it also makes one curious about what it is if you don’t know, but I have to say I probably would not buy it with a naked man on the cover because it would make me think there was steamy scenes and sex in it and those books are of no interest to me. That is just my opinion and is by no means critical of your writing. I haven’t read one of your books yet but have been looking forward to in the near future. 0 likes Reply Jane March 15, 2018 Hello Amy, I love to read books and always searching new books, kindle is a good platform for books. I like the green shirt cover for kilty. Thank you for providing book deals and detail. Keep posting! 0 likes Reply Ken March 15, 2018 Hello Amy, I love to read books and always searching new books, kindle is a good platform for books. I like the green shirt cover for kilty. Thank you for providing book deals and detail. Keep posting! 0 likes Reply Katie March 15, 2018 1. The first cover puts me off as his posture seems all wrong. I do not like this cover at all. 2. No, I would not be inspired to read. It is really a cover that is similar to thousands of other covers, no distinction. 3. Keep haggis for it compliments the title of the book. 4. I like the green shirt, especially with the block white lettering. It is eye-catching and would encourage one to pick up the book and to read enough to get hooked. 0 likes Reply Tanya March 16, 2018 I like the second, and the green top… It’s eye catching. Oh and the haggis is funny, please leave it! 0 likes Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Add me to Amy Vansant's Humor Newsletter!