July 22, 2012

Cover Comparison!

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While doing my weekly "What's Coming This Week", I noticed the cover of this new release and the similarities it had with another book I already owned! So I decided to do a quick cover comparison, and wanted to ask, which cover you like better, and how would you feel as a author if the picture of your book cover was used, again on another book?

Reaching Through Time by Lurlene McDaniel: Book Cover

Reaching Through Time : Three Novellas, by: Lurlene McDaniel.

"What's Happened to Me?
 Sarah finds herself in a strange place, and she can recall only one thing—her name. A young man, Heath de Charon, explains to Sarah that he found her unconscious on the grounds of his family's estate and has been caring for her. Sarah is thankful, but when she starts hearing voices that whisper for her to come back, she is confused, and desperate to find out where she really belongs. 
 When the Clock Chimes
 Drake Iverson lands a summer job on Sandstone Mountain. There are no computers; he has to do all the work by hand in a large leather-bound book. He doesn't mind, as long as he can be near Gina, who is pretty and kind. But when Gina falls ill, Drake is asked to leave. He is determined to find out what happened to Gina and to uncover other mysteries he encounters on Sandstone Mountain. 
 The Mysteries of Chance
 Dylan Sorenson offers his help to a girl who seems to be in distress. The girl, Maura, explains that she's simply overwhelmed by the heat and quickly runs off. But Maura is soon drawn back to Dylan and a friendship and budding romance begins. However, Maura doesn't reveal the whole truth about herself, and Dylan has secrets of his own. Can their relationship withstand the deception?"

Return to Paradise (Leaving Paradise, #2)

Return to Paradise, by Simone Elkeles.

"Caleb Becker left Paradise eight months ago, taking with him the secret he promised to take to his grave. If the truth got out, it would ruin everything. Maggie Armstrong tried to be strong after Caleb broke her heart and disappeared. Somehow, she managed to move on. She's determined to make a new life for herself. But then Caleb and Maggie are forced together on a summer trip. They try ignoring their passion for each other, but buried feelings resurface. Caleb must face the truth about the night of Maggie's accident, or the secret that destroyed their relationship will forever stand between them. "

What do you think?


  1. Fun feature! I have seen posts like this before and always enjoy reading them:)
    I don't really like either cover, because kissing covers are just not my thing. However, I'd have to say I prefer the first one- I like the pretty swirly design.
    If I was an author, I wouldn't want someone using the same picture as me, but if I didn't own the picture, I'd accept that I had no control over it. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?

  2. I find a lot of covers are the same in my Nook library. I guess they get them from a stock photo website? Either way, I prefer the 2nd one. I'm not a huge fan of all the embellishments on the first one.

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  3. I never liked the cover of Return to Paradise. I don't like the colors and the background and also the boy and the girl. I dislike the whole cover. Reaching through Time looks better though, I still don't like the girl but I love the colors. It's all shimmery and fluttery. It looks good. :)


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