I can honestly say that I’ve never hated a book cover I’ve had…even when it comes to anthology covers where I’m part of a group of authors. I like them all, and I’m usually never one to make more than a few comments about them. For me, even as a reader, it’s usually more about the content of the book than the cover.
This is mainly because I’m not a cover artist and I’m thankful to those who have the talents to produce great covers. I love Paul Richmond covers…and author G.A. Hauser has it nailed with great covers and cover models. And I like most other covers I see, too.
But this is the first time I’ve ever really gaped (drooled) at one of my own book covers. And it’s all because of the model in the photo above. I was curious to see how he’d look alone, so I cropped the photo. I wish I’d been able to crop out my name, too, but I’m not a great “cropper.” Don’t get me wrong…the other model is great…I like the entire cover. But damn, there’s just something about this guy that makes you want to smile right back at him!!