Which Cover Do You Like the Best?

Hi everyone!  I need your help in deciding which cover to use.  Both were created by my husband, John.  John prefers one over the other.  I chose the opposite one.  Please look over the two choices and decide which one you prefer.  We will weigh the choices and make our decision.

Here are the covers for my first novel, Hunting Mariah.  Please vote for your favorite.

Mariah5-3_edited-2Knife Left z_edited-1

Please vote for the cover you think is the best for my first novel, Hunting Mariah.





Here is a new version of my cover.  After some input from a dear friend, Chris the Story Reading Ape, my husband has reworked the cover and here is what the new cover looks like.  I would love to hear back from you whether you like it better than the other two.

Special thanks to Chris for his wonderful suggestions.





Thank you for your input.  I appreciate your interest and support.

– Janice –






About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 35 books: 17 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 5 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 26 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 4 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 5 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 1 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog http://jemsbooks.blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
This entry was posted in Writing, book reviews and publishing, poetry, children's books, YA and novels and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to Which Cover Do You Like the Best?

  1. This is a tough call Janice they’re both good
    If your novel is a murder mystery, cover B with dark background is more in theme and retro – like the old time MMs, however, cover A is certainly more eye-catching and has a better font and font layout.
    I’m tempted to suggest the font and font layout for cover A is tried out on cover B (with the yellow/gold colour) as a third option?

  2. Paul G Day says:

    Dear Janice,
    I have set myself a goal to look at your book this week. I have so much on hold at the moment and slowly working through it. It’s my fault. I took on too much and work has now got in the way. I forgot how much of your time work takes after being out of it for a couple of years. 🙂

    • jjspina says:

      I appreciate you telling me. My goal was to publish it before the end of the summer but now it may be the fall. I am waiting on three other beta-readers to get back to me too. One beta-reader read it in a day and a half and couldn’t put it down. Thank you, Paul.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.