Saturday, January 24, 2009

Last Glass of Wine by Bekki Lynn

Did you design the cover? I designed the layout and presented it to the cover artist.

Did your publisher design the cover?
The cover artist working for my publisher took my idea and perfected it, using an alternate photo of the same couple.

Did you get to give any input about the cover design?
Oh, yes. I’m a hands on author who believes a cover must relate to the story and the characters.

Is there an interesting story behind the cover design? If so, please share the details.
There are unique points throughout the story where the Cole is sharing a glass of wine with Lana as boss/employee. The Last Glass of Wine she has is significant in that it’s the last glass they share. For more, you’ll have to read.

Who is the cover artist?
Jinger Heaston

Are you happy with the cover?
The original photo I’d chosen showed a more aggressive sensuality that was more fitting to the story overall, but it didn’t quite fit the glass. This photo works wonderful in showing the love and caring that brings it to a wonderful, sentimental end. I’m thrilled with it.

If not, what would you change and why? One
thing I would change is the font of the author name, but that was my doing, my mistake.

Tell us what you think is the best part of the cover.
The couple in the wine glass is what makes the cover. I’ve never before seen a couple so fitting to the characters within the book.

Is there anything else about your cover that we need to know? Feel free to share.

Yes, I’d be remiss to leave out the photographer. Lev Dolgachov is the wonderful photographer who took an entire series of photos of this couple. His work is moving, suggestive and I could literally take his photos and write a story around them. His work has been used on many covers, including this couple. And you’ll find another photo of this couple on my website. Needless to say, I plan on using more of his work.

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What is the link to buy your book?