Okay, so I lied about that first cover. These are actually going to be the covers for Slayers 3 & 4

I changed the third cover because I wanted the model to match the fourth cover, and I loved the picture the cover artist used for the fourth.

Slayers Playing with fire darkened Slayers Into the Firestorm

12 comments

  1. Tiana Smith
    February 24, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Oooh, I like these ones! Better than the previous one, although I’ll admit, it’s a bit strange that she’s not a blond. I’ll get used to it.

  2. Janette Rallison
    February 24, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    I know. I nearly told the cover artist to go with a blonde, but in reality I say in the books that Tori has brown hair, so it seemed like I should go with brown. Although, you can also just pretend this is Rosa . . .

  3. Alex
    February 24, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Why do girls on the cover of books always have to look trampy? She looks kind of emo too. I’m just saying that if I just saw this book on the shelf, and if I didn’t already know that this author is great, I wouldn’t pick it up.

    • Janette Rallison
      February 24, 2016 at 5:35 pm

      Funny you should say that. I actually had the cover artist darken the lace on the model’s shirt so it wasn’t as revealing. (Explaining to the artist that Tori is only a junior in high school, and I don’t want the mothers of the teenage boys who read the book mad at me.) Now I feel justified in making the change. Anyway, if you peruse the available photos in Istock or Shutterstock, you’ll quickly see the problem I face. You can spend hours, days sorting through the pictures trying to find one that works. (This is a bit like looking for a homecoming dress for your daughter. You start out with all sorts of stipulations in mind. You want it modest, affordable, a good fit, and a flattering color. After a few days of driving to different stores, tromping around the mall, and finding nothing but dresses that look like they were made for Vegas strippers, you’ll settle for anything with a hint of sleeves and more than a yard of fabric.) The thousands of cover models you’ll find either look like they are smiling happily in anticipation of selling some product or they are pouting seductively. There’s hardly a middle ground. But hey, if you’re good with a camera and know attractive girls, I’m sure you could find willing authors who would use your services! I can’t tell you how long I’ve been looking for a picture of a cheerleader to use for the ebook of Revenge of the Cheerleaders.

  4. Lexi Revellian
    February 25, 2016 at 7:16 am

    Lovely covers. I so agree about pouty models and trawling stock photo sites for hours without result. I get my daughter to pose for my covers – though that’s not easy, either :o)

    • Janette Rallison
      February 25, 2016 at 12:45 pm

      That works out nicely. One of my daughters wants to be on a cover, but she’s still too young. Maybe in a few years.

  5. Z
    February 29, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    Oh wow! I like these better! How is it going with the beta readers? Do you think the third book will be published soon? Looking forward to it!

  6. Lilly
    June 10, 2016 at 11:02 am

    I love this series. I’m currently reading Book 2 and I ship Tori and Dirk so hard. Team Dirk! It’s a bit weird that Tori is going from blonde to brunette on the the covers, but the covers are still great.

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