Monday, October 06, 2008

You're The One That I Haunt - The Cover!

Woohoo!! I finally got permission to unveil the cover of my upcoming February release, You're the One That I Haunt!

It's a whole new look from the first two books, and I'll be honest - when I first saw it I had two thoughts:

1) Wow! Cool cover! and

2) She looks like she's going to kick my ass at any moment

LOL

Overall, I love it - the art department at HarperCollins listened to my input and gave me everything I wanted: a graveyard scene, a spooky vibe, a cool font, hot pink lettering, and a sexy, dark-haired cool-looking chick. It's not their fault if they didn't get Nicki quite right... Nicki has shorter hair, and she's not a kick-ass. She's a normal person who gets scared and makes mistakes and would rather laugh than cry, knows how to stand up for herself but doesn't go looking for a fight. I would've loved a naughty expression on her face because, well... she's naughty...but I ain't complainin' - I think it's an awesome cover. What do you think?

7 comments:

AriesRain said...

I like it. I have to confess, I love the covers of the first two books so this new one caught me off guard. I do like it though. Is there any special reason for the change in format?

Terri said...

Yep, it's a real change, isn't it? It's a little known fact that we authors have very little say in our covers, so I'm very grateful that HC at leasts asks for input. As to the reason for the change in "looks", I would imagine that it's simply because if you walk into a bookstore, you don't see a lot of "conceptual artwork" on bookcovers anymore, you see actual people. But this cover has really grown on me - it's much closer to what I wanted with the first book anyway. :-)

AriesRain said...

Ah. That makes sense. It is a neat cover. Definitely eye catching.

Anna Sugden said...

Very cool cover, Terri! Very fitting for a potential NYT book *g*

Terri said...

From your mouth to the NYT's ears, Anna! LOL

Rose Pressey said...

I love it!

Terri said...

Thanks, Rose!