Welcome back, Weekend Writing Warriors and the Writing Community. Well, it finally happened. The email that I’ve awaited since January. The cover for The Transference. I didn’t want to open it, but I couldn’t wait to–you know that feeling. To be honest, I was indifferent at first. It was lesser than what I had expected, but when I thought about it, it was perfect. It gives just enough to pique interest, which was just want I wanted because I felt the title revealed too much. Now with the mysterious cover, it lends wonder to the title.
The cover also solves the dilemma I had of which genre to place it in: Crime Thriller or Crime Suspense. As you will see. After thinking about it, this novel does have more suspense than ‘thrill’. Either way, I am stoked about its release on Wednesday. BUT, I still haven’t received the final edit draft. I am gritting my teeth. But again that’s okay because the release date hasn’t been announced by the publisher. It was the one they gave to me, and I announced it. So that in itself is fluid. We shall see.
I believe there will be a minor edit to the cover, as I do want a “tagline” along the top border. We are discussing this as I believe it looks a little bare at the moment. But I am rambling… so without further ado… I give you the initial cover for The Transference. Let me know what you think in the comments.
Detective James “Grady” Gradiosa, is a Savanah Georgia detective who is a recent transfer from Atlanta. He is placed under the charge of Lieutenant Daniel Masters, a gruff 27-year Major Crimes veteran. They are handed a case that will change their lives. Grady is the first to see the abnormalities. But will the rest of the team listen in time? There is a murderer on the loose in South GA. For some reason, the killer leaves their final victim alive just before committing suicide by cop. But why? Masters and Grady must find out before it’s too late and the next killer strikes again.
— This week is not so much of a snippet, but a reveal of The Transference cover.—
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7 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors – 5/8/22 – The Transference – Release Week/Cover Reveal”
Congrats on getting the cover. I agree about the top. It needs something. It’s certain to make the reader want to know what’s going on with all the blood.
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Thanks for the input, Diane. I have sent word to the publisher. Hope to hear from him soon.
The cover is dramatic but looks unfinished with all that white space at the top. I hope it fits your genre! I do see how it fits the actual story in the book, from the snippets you’ve shared. Best wishes on the book.
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I agree. Needs something on top. I think that is the plan, we just need to agree on the hook. We shall see what becomes of our discussions this week. That will be the big reveal, the jacket.
The nice thing with books is that if the cover doesn’t resonate with the target audience, it can always be redone and relaunched. Many authors have put new covers on backlist books! Fortunately publishing is a long game.
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Whew! It’s been a long haul, waiting for release time, and it’s almost here. Looking forward to reading this.
I agree about the cover. It’s catchy–but a tagline on top would really add to it. You have good instincts about that!
I believe so too, Teresa. We shall we what this week brings.