Help me choose the cover of my London Legends Christmas novella!

So, I have a surprise. I’ve been working on a secret project for, oh, about a year now. (Seriously.)

Next month I’ll be self-publishing a London Legends Christmas novella. Yay!

I’m so excited. This book features Gwen Chambers, Tess’s sister from Playing It Close.  Those of you who have read Playing It Close will know that Gwen is about six feet tall and quite awkward. When she was sixteen, a boy won a bet by having sex with her. She was devastated and has felt shy and uncertain around men ever since.

So who from the team do you think would be her perfect match? I wonder if you can guess! (Hint: he’s the tallest player on the team–and perfectly proportionate. ;))

I’ve been working with a wonderful cover designer, Jessica Cantor, and I think we’ve found the perfect couple. But I need your help! Could you look at these covers and let me know which you prefer? The couple stays the same, but the background and title designs change. If you like the title from one but the background from another, let me know because those things can be swapped around.

Also, please keep in mind that these are low-res versions, so they will be smoothed out and not have the Shutterstock logo on them. 🙂

Thank you so much for your help! And I’ll let you know more about the book as soon as I can.

Option 1

Option8

Option 2

Option12

Option 3

Option14

Option 4


Option16

Option 5

Option7

What do you think? Do you have a favorite? A least favorite? And who do you think the hero is?

17 thoughts on “Help me choose the cover of my London Legends Christmas novella!

  1. I prefer option 1, but 4 and 5 aren’t bad either. I find that in option 2, I focus more on the gold snowflakes than on the couple. In option 3, the tree pattern behind their heads is too similar to the knit of her hat.

  2. To be honest, the way the fonts work together doesn’t quite work for me in any of those options, but I think Option 5 is the best, followed by Option 4. On the other hand, I asked my husband for his opinion (he’s also a cover designer), and he thought Option 1 would be the best if you changed the bottom font to match the rest of the cover.

    Either way, though, hooray for a Christmas novella! I can’t wait to read it.

    1. But whoops, sorry, I misreported my husband’s comment – he just clarified, he thought #1 would work best if the bottom font was changed – but he wasn’t saying that it should be changed to the same font as the rest of the cover, he was just saying that the current font doesn’t work for him.

      Sorry about the miscommunication!

  3. I think 3 is my favorite . I don’t like the last one but the others are nice too. (so far we’ve all picked differently which goes to show you can’t please everyone lol). I would go with your gut instinct on what you like the best! Congratulations on your newest!

  4. I like the background in #1 best (I think it’s also the background used in #5?). However, I don’t like the title in #1. Ideally, I would choose the background in #1 and the title in #4.

    If I had to pick an overall package without changing anything, I would probably choose #5.

  5. First let me say: YAY! Another Christmas novella!
    To be honest, all of these covers seem very busy to me. I like all of the individual elements but when put together it’s a bit chaotic and overwhelming. Option 5 was the best of the bunch because the title within the white band drew my eye and made a connection with the white font of your name. Make her bouquet a bit smaller (or disappear) and it’s very good. (IMO, of course!)

  6. I like the darker background behind your name on option 2. But I don’t really like the word perfect being in gold. I think having three colors in the title is too much. But I like the title layout in options 1-4 much more than the title in option 5.

    And I’ll just say yay on another Christmas novella. Looking forward to it.

  7. I like 2 and 5. For is great too except for the flash behind their heads looks like a window slightly shattered by hit or gun??.

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