This is the book I have coming out next year from Avalon. It's about two people who fall in love while performing a World War I era show at an aerodrome.
Since I'm working on a couple of different projects right now, I don't want to take time away from them to do a mock-up cover for LITA for the blog. I'll just say it wasn't what I would have done at all. It's a romance, there's a handsome flyboy in the book. Why not feature him on the cover? Women read these books and we should assume they like men. It seems like a good choice.
First is their cover as the editor sent it to me last week.
Then there's an image I found a year ago that I thought would make a good cover. It's what I can offer.
And then there's a really quick mock-up I did for my agent without a super handsome guy but a super good pilot, Cole Palen.
Maybe Avalon didn't have the budget for a male model. There was a budget for a plane. How about using a plane from the book, ie the plane the character flew, a Fokker Dreidecker. Which was red and would have shown up a lot better (on a baby blue background???). I don't understand their choices. Neither did my agent.