As I was making these covers, I noticed the black female/white male is quite popular in terms of cover art… and possibly even writings. In fact, when I did a search on interracial erotica, I noticed most of the covers were this combination. What I find odd about it, is growing up, I mostly saw black men/white or Asian women combinations, when it came to interracial couples. So it makes me wonder… are there more black female/white male couples out there than black men/white women couples? Is that why the genre seems more popular when doing a simple search? What says you?
I’ve been playing with these covers on and off for quite a while. Like the last set (elemental covers), I’d considered and did use different models. Then I asked myself why I’d want to use different models. Typically, when I write Reena Jacobs (at least when I wrote in the past), I tend to use the same characters over and over. It’s just fun building a world. So, I switched the models to just one couple. Here we have it… the first design.
Last but not least… 🙂 Well… something has to come last.
I’m not sure if I like this cover better than the first or not. It’s really a toss up for me. Whereas the first one the gal seemed more vulnerable, this one she’s bold. She’s the aggressor, and I like it. Yet the guy seems just as assertive, meeting her part way. Yum!
More skin, I say! More skin!
I have to say… I rather like the previous cover better though. I think there’s something about the pose that makes it more intimate… vulnerable, yet trusting. This one is nice also though. To me, it’s a bit move loving… tender and consoling. What do you think?
This time around, I asked myself how much it too much? You see… a cover can shout out erotica without being too revealing. Well, I was in the revealing mode… as you can see.
Thing is… I wonder if there’s too much flesh showing for those resellers (Amazon, CreateSpace, Smashwords, Barnes & Nobles, etc). Just how much flesh do they allow on the covers? Hmmm. Despite the amount of skin, I will say I did take the time to cover up her nipple with a well-placed hand. 🙂
It’s been awhile since I did a straight eBook cover. However, I was in the mood for something a bit different. I wanted to try something a little different than what I’ve done in the past. I’ve done trilogy type covers, but never one that all fits together.
For these next three covers, we’re going to get our sexy on. 🙂