Alternate covers for Until the Dawn:
I always hold my breath the first time I get to see the cover of my upcoming novels. I don’t have a lot of say in how they look, and the cover is a hugely important aspect in selling a book. For the most part I have been very lucky, although I have sometimes been frustrated when I think there is a mismatch between the tone of the book and the cover.
My publisher usually does mock-ups for several alternate versions of a cover, and I rarely get to see them, but this time I got to take a peek, so I’m sharing them with you. I confess to really liking the close-up of the gate…I think it sets a classy, mysterious tone and looks a little different from my standard cover. Still, I’m quite pleased with the picture on the right, which is the cover which was ultimately chosen. I love the image of the mansion at the bottom, which plays a huge role in the book.
Here are a couple of other covers that were also under consideration, but didn’t get much traction:
Until the Dawn will be released in early December…. I can’t wait!