I never thought I would do this, but after receiving numerous messages and comments both privately and publicly ranging from concern to disgust to outrage, I decided to change my cover for When He Returns: An Enemies-to-Lovers Romance. Never has one of my covers been so controversial. LOL! Comments I received were along the lines of it looking like a severed head, like he was about to snap her neck, hostage negotiation, and a drugged-out heroine. These are not the right impressions to make for a romance book! On the other side were people who loved it and thought it looked sexy–that the man looked dominant and the woman looked starry-eyed and innocent (I was in that camp, obviously, or I never would have picked it in the first place).
Anyway, after a day of consideration and fielding comments, I finally came to a decision. I needed to change it, even after having shared it everywhere. Sure, my loyal readers who know what I write would still buy the book, but I need to reach new readers too. If my cover gives the impression that it’s a horror book, I’m not going to attract the right readers. Luckily, I was able to keep the same look, feel, and people as the original cover. See the before and after below. What do you think?
During all this hullabaloo with the cover, my preorder links all went live. Please grab your copy now!
🔪💞WHEN HE RETURNS: An Enemies-to-Lovers Romance🔪💞
RELEASE DATE: January 26
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About the Book
Wade Hunter didn’t want a family. Between dodging his drunk father’s blows and watching his mother die, he knew at the age of eleven he’d be better off alone. He lived on the run for a couple years–hungry and cold often, but at least he was free. Then the local marshal caught him stealing and gave him only two choices: Spend time in jail or join his family.
Sadie Shaw, the marshal’s eldest daughter, had enough brothers and sisters, and she wanted another sibling like a dog wants fleas. She’s dismayed when her kindhearted pa once again brings home a lost child, and it doesn’t help that this one is surly and arrogant. Worse, he thinks that because he’s older, he’s under no obligation to mind her household rules.
Wade and Sadie battle wills often as they grow into adulthood, burgeoning both their dislike for each other and their grudging respect. When faced with a problem that requires their unity, will they be able to set aside their differences, or will the strife they face only tear them apart?
Publisher’s Note: When He Returns is a coming-of-age, enemies-to-lovers romance with adult spanking and sexual scenes. If you don’t like these themes, please don’t buy this book.
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