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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

PICK MY NEW COVER for THE COWBOY CONTRACT AND WIN!!!

Dear Friends,

You've helped me pick the image for THE COWBOY CONTRACT and I'm very grateful!  Now I need help picking the actual style of the cover.  We whittled it down to two ebook cover versions! 

Just simply vote here (below in comment section)  for the one you like best.  I'll pick five winners randomly (you don't have to pick the winning cover image, you just have to vote)

On release day... September 26th, I'll let you know if you've won by email and this blog. And be sure your email addy shows up in the Comments Section.   

Win one of five $20.00 Amazon Gift Cards.   

VOTE FOR COVER #1 
or


VOTE FOR COVER #2

Available soon on Amazon and Barnes and Noble

About the book:


Trey Walker thought he was cursed when it came to women, but after a disaster destroyed nearly everything veterinarian Maddie Brooks owned, Trey offered the petite redhead shelter at 2 Hope Ranch.  Maddie was smart, sexy and good with animals… impossible to resist, yet he vowed not to break her heart.
Maddie knew the temporary arrangement she made with Trey was strictly business.  For over a year she’d tried to get the handsome rancher to notice her, but the man never seemed interested. Now, she’d be living under his roof and using his barn to treat animals.
Could she be the woman to break the Walker Curse?

Vote Below 

190 comments:

Sheila Igne said...

I like the title layout on Cover #1. Don't know if this is where I vote. The title stands out swaying and not boxy, leaving the title eye catching.

Millim said...

Hi Charlene! I really like Cover #1 the best. The white part where the title is doesn't cover up the couple on the cover, plus I love the font a lot! Plus your name stands out to me right at the top.

Love me some cowboys, too! Can't wait to read The Cowboy Contract!

Sara
millimeow AT GMaiL DOT com

Chelsea said...

I like Cover #1 better because the layout looks better.

Thanks for the giveaway!
crystal_dark[at]att[dot]net

Kai said...

It's book cover #1.

kmccandle(at)yahoo(dot)com

Carol L. said...

Yes, cover # 1 does it for me too. Love the layout with the Title and your name as well as the Font.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Carol L. said...

Yes, cover # 1 does it for me too. Love the layout with the Title and your name as well as the Font.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

krissy malott said...

I think the first cover looks best. I look forward to reading your book very soon!
Thanks for sharing with the rest of us!

Krissy
krissysbookshelf(at)yahoo(dot)com

catedid said...

I love both of the covers but #2 is getting my vote.

bonnie said...
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bonnie said...

I think cover #1 is more pleasing to the eye. Lettering and graphics are not stiff

bjauntb@gmail.com

Lea-Ellen B. said...

Cover #1 is my vote.

Lea Ellen {night owl in IL}
borg_66@hotmail.com

mttsmm7 said...
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mttsmm7 said...

I like cover #1. It lures me in to want to see whats inside

Ilenemcvea@aol.com

maudemaxine@gmail.co, said...


Hi Charlene. My vote is for #1 A little more eye catching. But, whichever I think the book will sell fast.
MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

Minna said...

My vote is for cover #2.

heather said...

I like cover #2 with the bold print the book stands out more and makes it easier to find . thanks heather meadow22@comcast.net

Diane said...

I like cover 2 due to the small print on the side of the photo

traveler said...

I like cover 2. the photo is ideal. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

BLUME said...

i vote for cover 2

BLUME said...

I VOTE FOR COVER 2 DID NOT HAVE EMAIL SO ENTERED AGAIN
SPUNK_72@YAHOO.COM

girlygirlhoosier52 said...

I;m voting for #2, the final line makes reading the back cover/blurb not nessesary.

TaraB12 said...

I vote for cover #2. Even though it is more traditional, I feel that I am drawn to the picture. TaraBurkhart (at) juno dot com.

kmt1976 said...

At first I liked Number 1 - mainly becasue it is different and eye catching. However, I decided to vote for Number 2 because of how his hands show up more. Also, all the information is together rather than spread all over the over.
Karin
kce1976athotmaildotcom

H Hardy said...

I like the way your name is written on Cover #1 and I love the swirl in the title layout. The picture is great too!

Donna said...

I like them both but if pushed I'd go with #1.

amaebi said...

I prefer cover #1. The photo's great!

Diane said...
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nightowl03148808 said...

I like Cover #1. I like the layout

Diane said...

Cover #1 is the one that caught my eye!!! Good luck with picking!

dsadler53 at yahoo dot ca

Maureen said...

I pick cover #2.

mce1011 AT aol DOT com

Sue Brandes said...

I vote for cover #1.

Sue B
stevebrandes(at)gmail(dot)com

Goldenmane said...

Cover #1 is more active and exciting.
GardenGnome12345@aol.com

yiayia said...

Cover #1 is the one!! yiayia79@comcast.net

Karen H in NC said...

I like the layout of #2 but I like the type fonts from #1 so if you could combine the two and call it #3 that that one would get my vote....but since there are only 2 choices, I vote for #2.

kareninnc at gmail dot com

JC Jones said...

Number thwo

Jo's Daughter said...

I would pick the first cover.

Because I feel that the curvy line makes it look softer. Your eye flows more over the image and the words, it just fits better somehow. So number 1 has my vote :)

devapajo (at) gmail (dot) com

RW1010 said...

I like them both, but #1 is my favorite!! Thanks for letting us choose Charlene...so exciting!!
Robin in NC
RW620 AT aol DOT com

Nancy Krueger said...

I like bold cover 2

Christine A. said...

#1

your1chef at aol dot com

ShirleyAnn said...

I prefer cover 1.

ShirleyAnn@speakman40.freeserve.co.uk

Janine said...

I like #1 the best. Both your name and the book title show up really well. Plus, the slant part (I can't think of what to call that) on the bottom (where the title is) is different from most covers. This is a very attractive cover. Great job!
Janine
kinini01@hotmail.com

Patrice said...

I like cover #1 the best. I like the way it shows off more of the couple, the curve of the title section is more interesting than the squared off version in cover #2, and I like the font of #1.

CrystalGB said...

I vote for #1. I like the way the title and your name is done on it.

CrystalGB
crystal816[at]hotmail[dot]com

JPEEZY said...

I like cover #1 the most.

kmannrn said...

I vote for number 1

REBECCA STEPHEN said...

I like cover A the best

wildflower00 said...

I vote for number 1 :)

Jean P. said...

Can't help it, I keep getting drawn to #1.

ejp5475(AT)gmail.com

Shawn said...

My favorite cover is #2. I like the bold lettering on the bottom with your name and title.

Nancy S. said...

I like #1.
ncschools at yahoo dot com

Jason England said...

Cover #2 iceman413 (at) gmail (dot) com

scottsgal said...

I like cover #1. The font on cover 2 is too bold, cover 1 font is pretty.

msboatgal at aol.com

raeline peterson said...

I like them both but im gonna vote for cover #2.

Tammy cyr said...

Cover #1
tlynn2222000@yahoo.ca

yellowrose said...

I like cover #1 the best. Good wishes with your book!
michyellowrose@gmail.com

Babs BookBistro said...

I like cover #1. It looks sharp and more eye catching.
Babs
Babsbookbistro at gmail dot com

mamakk said...

Cover #1 is more appealing and eye-catching. Only drawback is the printing across the cowboy hat!

Leslie said...

I like cover 1. Stands out a bit more.

theshadedmoon (at) gmail dot com

alanajoli said...

I like the layout on cover 1, but I don't love the font for your name. But the sloping design is really cool -- I'd definitely go that direction!

Looks like a fun book! I'm looking forward to it!

alanajoli at virgilandbeatrice dot com

Anne said...

Cover #1. I like how it has USA Today Bestselling author above your name.

acm05atjuno.com

LovetheBeach said...

I like cover #2

hajdmw at aol dot com

mcv said...

I prefer cover # 1, though both are great.

mcv111 at hotmail (dot) com

Jeanette J said...

I like the layout on #1 the best.

freddie said...

I like Cover #1. It stands out more to me. dwelchert at yahoo dot com

Laney4 said...
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Laney4 said...

I'll vote cover 2, but I wish it had cover 1's white swirl and more of his leg (as it balances the picture more). I like how your name stands out more on cover 2, and I like the three pieces of information being together there too.
(Sorry; forgot my email: seytype [at] hotmail [dot] com.

HiDee said...

Cover #1!

hedy1 said...

I really like cover #1. I think that it is more attention getting.

chey said...

I like the first cover best.
chey127@hotmail.com

Meljprincess said...

Cover #2

Mel K.
Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

Britney Adams said...

My vote is Cover #1!

texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

Laurie G said...

I like #1.

I prefer the separation of your name from the title. It makes them both more noticeable.

I'm glad that your S-I-L did such a wonderful job photographing your cover. How delightful to have your daughter and his brother on the cover!

Auntdebbie said...

I like #1

Tammy Sommervold said...

Cover #1 is my favorite.

tsommervold@hotmail.com

jmcgaugh said...
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jmcgaugh said...

I'd go with cover #1; it catches my eye more.

jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu

Kathleen O said...

Cover #1 has my vote. I think the font is more eye catching...

Nikki Elkins said...

cover #2

AquarianDancer said...

The swishy background for the title on Cover #1 goes with the cover models' bodies, so it looks more cohesive. Cover #2 is a bit too stilted.

AquarianDancer at gmail dot com

Emily Nelson said...

I vote cover #2 the font and the wave at the bottom makes it eye catching and romantic

Sherry said...

I like cover #1 the best.
sstrode at scrtc dot com

Sue G. said...
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Brenda Rumsey said...

I vote for cover #1. The curve makes more of a flow that is pleasing to the eye and pulls you in.
Congrats on the book coming out. Would love to read it.
grandmabkr at yahoo dot com

Sue G. said...

I like cover #1 better. The curved white part is really eye catching.

Really neat that your daughter is on the cover too!

suegaluska (at) yahoo (dot) com

Beth said...

I like cover one better

Whitney Taubman said...

Cover 1!

Robena Grant said...

I adore cover number one. robena grant at aol dot com

Rita said...

I like cover 1 better.

Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

Jody Faltys said...

I like Cover #1!

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

Melody said...

Back and forth I went, checking everything out...think I'm gonna vote for 1 also!

Susie Falkler said...

I like #2. The swirl on #1 I'd distracting and your name is more visible on the second one.

relklaf@aol.com

Sue said...

I like cover #1 because it just seems a little softer.
suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

Christine said...

CHarlene, I prefer Cover #1 the best - it doesn't look like all the other split covers out there, it stands out. The book sounds fantastic! Looking forward to it!

Lynne Marshall said...

Wow, great turnout so far. I posted on FB just now.

My vote: #2
but they're both good!

Christine said...

Charlene, cover #1 is the best - it also stands out from all the other split covers out there with the swoopy. Great stuff!

krazymama_98 said...

Cover #1 far and away. Congratulations on your book!
lisakhutson(at)cox[net]

Louisa Bacio said...

Look at all these votes and cover love! I'd pick #1.

Connie said...

I like cover 2. It gives all the info and has your name in Big Red Letters. It catches you eye better. The guy's not bad either.
Connie B
imabrassy1@yahoo.com

Rhonda D said...

I love cover 1. For some reason it just sets better with me. it looks fresher.
Thanks!
slinkydennis@yahoo.com

LSUReader said...

Cover #1. Thanks for the giveaway. mochfly (at) swbell (dot) net

Tammy Yenalavitch said...

Cover 2 - Love you name standing out.

yenastone at aol dot com

Emma said...

Hi Charlene!
I like Cover 2 the best.Thank you for the opportunity to win. augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

tr said...

cover 2 gets my vote

Kimberley said...

I like cover #1. The title pops a little better.

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

kcnrhtx(at)charter(dot)net

Maryann Skaritka said...

I like Cover #1. I think the lay out has more eye appeal.
marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

rhonda1111 said...

#1 Name in big font top of book so your name attracts right off the bat.
rlrlaney at yahoo dot com

Eva Millien said...

I would go with cover # 1, adds a little bit of art to it to make it different. evamillien at gmail dot com

Liz said...

I like #1 the best lzz25 at yahoo dot com

gds said...

I like #2. For some reason, the straight, block lines says "strong cowboy" to me. (It's pretty funny as I don't usually like straight lines. Just MHO! gsroelov@gmail.com

Cheryl Hart said...

I vote #1. It also shows more of the hero/heroine. The title and light shading are softer and easier on the eyes. (#2 reminds me more of a magazine cover.)

nicnac63 AT hotmail DOT com

cheryl c said...

Both are great, but I like cover #1the best!

castings at mindspring dot com

Sheilag2367 said...

Cover #1 is absolutely the best!

le p said...

Hi. I prefer cover #1. It gives me all the information I need. Celebrate who you are! Thanks.

abhand2 said...

Book cover 2 is my favorite.
abhand2@rocketmail.com

Deanne Williams said...

I like cover #2.

Jacquie Hart said...

#1 is my choice :)

Jacquie. jacquie.hart@aol.com

Thuy Vu said...

#1 is my choice, it looks better.

tnvu@llu.edu

ilona said...

I prefer cover number one. It looks lovely and elegant.

Chrisbails said...

I think cover #1 for sure. They both are great, but #1. Looking forward to checking out this book. Looks good and love me some cowboys

christinebails at yahoo dot com

elena k said...

I pick cover one because the eye falls immediately to the title. It is also very cute.
elena-k84@hotmail.com

Gina Sessions Keitz said...

I like #1 better

bookworm54 said...

I like the #1 cover-love cowboys and its not as busy!fiorecarole1954@yahoo.com

Joan said...

I like Book Cover #1 the best.

js22 said...

definitely Cover #1 .
Thanks for the giveaway!
email in blogger profile.

Unknown said...

I like cover #1 better. Your name is at the top, as it should be, and the curvy bit is unique and eye-catching

Kelli
krolvaag@gmail.com

catslady said...

My eye goes to the first cover so I pick that one!

catslady5@aol.com

hotcha12 said...

I MUST SAY I SPIT OUT MY COKE WHEN I SAW SUNSET!! PUUUUUUUUUURRR HE'S HE ONE!!

KINDARB49@HOTMAIL.COM

Barbara E. said...

I vote for Cover #1. I think the box along the bottom is too large on #2 and I like the swooping action on #1's title. :D

Laura Sheehan said...

#1 for the layout. i did like #2 because it makes your name and the USA Bestseller tag stick out more, but overall, #1 is my favorite.

Mona said...

I vote for cover #1

monamhassan[at]gmail[dot]com

Margay Roberge said...

Something about Cover #1 is more appealing to me than the second cover, so I choose #1.

Veronica Scott said...

Cover #2! Always fun to vote on covers, best wishes with the book!

Jlynn said...

Hi Charlene,
It's a hard decision because there both very good. At first I was going to go with #2, but the more I look at #1, it's my favorite. His hands are what makes my choice easy. Thanks for the chance to choose my favorite.

jlynn55@q.com

Tanya Hanson said...

#2. Your name shows better. Great cover either way, though. Xo

Cathy P said...

I like both covers, but prefer #2 because of the bold print. It stands out more for me.

kscathyATyahooDOTcom

Barbarawr said...

I like the first one better. I want to see the name of the book. The books are sorted alphabetically, so the author's name doesn't need to be bigger than the title of the book..... says me :-)

Theresa N. said...

I like the #2 cover better. I think it's going to be a big help selling with the Best selling Author, if someone is unfamiliar with your work this is a plus that will get their attention.
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

Rebekah Ganiere said...

I like Number 2 better. I don't like the placement of your name in number one, but I like the swoop at the bottom. But I think number 2 looks cleaner :)
Thanx!
Rebekah (at) VampWereZombie (dot) com

linett said...

I agree # 2 is the better cover.

Victoria Zumbrum said...

I like cover 2. It is the better cover.

Maria said...

Hi Charlene! Both are lovely covers but from a purely artistic/aesthetic point of view, I vote for cover #1.

Thanks for the giveaway

ringpop2010 at gmail dot com

Di said...

I like that swoop of the title area in #1.

sallans d at yahoo dot com

Jennifer Mathis said...

i like cover 1
meandi09@yahoo.com

MaryC said...

Love Cover #1!

jtcgc at yahoo dot com

Holly said...

I like cover #1. Thre's something about the curve of the line that draws my eye more.

Winnie Lim said...

I like cover 1 better. But I would think that if the author name wasn't right on top it would be better.

Thanks for the giveaway.

Wlht79 at yahoo dot co dot uk

Janice Hougland said...

I vote for Cover No. 1. I like the swoopy banner at the bottom instead of the block style on No. 2. jdh2690@gmail.com

squiresj said...

I vote for #1. I don't like bottom with title on second one. Too blockish - the other one stands out.
jrs362 at Hotmail dot com

Amy Conley said...

Cover #1

librarypat said...

I like cover #1 best.
librarypat AT comcast DOT net

UteH said...

I like cover #1 better, it springs to attention with it soft curves ;)

ute at csands.heikaemper.de

Breia Brickey said...

I liked cover 1 best.

breezeola (AT)yahoodot com

Sue A. said...

My vote is for COVER #1

magenta 2 red [at] gmail [dot] com

turboterp said...

I vote for cover #2! Your name is featured better in that image, which is what would make me buy the book.

turboterp (at) gmail (dot) com

jennger said...

I like number 1, I think it just has more whimsy than the other.
coldmamajenn at yahoo dot com. Thanks and congrats on the new story!

LadyDi77 said...

I love both covers but if I must choose, I would choose number 1.

dihuffer(at)gmail(dot)com

Julia said...

#1

clynsg said...

I like Cover #1 the best--since the picture is the same on both, it is the title layout that makes it more attractive.

cgclynsg0 @ gmail . com

Tara W said...

I like Cover #1 because this layout shows more of the couple. I also like the swirl at the bottom better than the straight bold block style letters.

mizztuts AT bellsouth DOT net

Sebrina said...

I like #1 the best. To me it's more eye catching.
:)
Sebrina_Cassity at yahoo dot com

soche said...

I like the first cover.

joye said...

Both covers look alright, however, from a design stand point, the curvy line above the print makes for a more pleasing cover. I vote for cover #1.
JWIsley(at)a-l(dot)com

Chad J. Bowles said...

Hi, I vote for Cover #1 because it showcases the hero and heroine more so than #2 does, also the slanting of the title and USA bestselling author is a brilliant idea and in my opinion this cover is very eye catching and more appealing to the buyer and would sell a lot better than Cover 2 would :-)

ImmortalPhantasy77(at)charter(dot)com

Athena Mantle said...

#2...it looks cleaner to me, its more appealing.

Christina said...

I like #1 the best!

Christina said...

forgot to leave my email addy. Crysteena73@gmail.com

kittygirl said...

I like #2.....It looks more romantic

Kittiesbookspooh@yahoo.com

Martha Lawson said...

Cover #1 is much more eyecatching!!

mlawson17 at Hotmail dot com

Martha Lawson said...

Cover #1 is much more eye catching!!

mlawson17 at Hotmail dot com

Martha Lawson said...

Cover #1 is much more eye catching!!

mlawson17 at Hotmail dot com

LaRonda said...

I like cover 1.
atchison@oasisol.com

Belinda said...

I like the first one best.

Joy Lewis said...

I loved the 1st one

piazzagirl31@gmail.com

hotcha12 said...

COVER 1 CHAR!

lindarb49@hotmail.com

rose said...

I like #2 The Plain simple rectangle box says strong cowboy.

amandag1 said...

I like cover #1 because you can see the picture better and you get all the information. Cover #2 seems a little cluttered to me. SO MY VOTE IS COVER #1.

amandag1 said...

I like cover #1 because you can see the picture better and you get all the information. Cover #2 seems a little cluttered to me. SO MY VOTE IS COVER #1.

Adding my email address to the post:
ang_1985 at hotmail dot com

Joanne said...

My vote is for cover #2.

TheresaJenkins said...

VOTE for #1

Michele H said...

I'm voting for cover #1. It's a little different than a traditional boxy type of cover. Thanks for the chance to vote on this!

Kathleen Conner said...

I live cover #1 (the curved bottom section is appealing)

kathleen conner
klconn7 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Quilt Lady said...

Cover 1 for me because it stands out more and catches the eye!

carocress said...

Cover 1. I like the flow and softness to the curves.

Pat Cochran said...


Hi Charlene, I like cover #1
best! It seems to flow better
than the other. Congratula-
tions to your cover team, you all did a great job!

Pat Cochran

Trudy said...

I like cover #2; it's clean and your name stands out better.

Darci said...

I like #2 it is easier to read and tidy

stacybuckeye said...

I like #2 better.
stacybooks at yahoo

kansassweet43 said...

I like #1 the best. Looks like this was a great photo shoot.
Earlene
egille1677 at aol dot com

pattycake said...

voted for no. 1

Sunnymay said...

Cover #1 gets my vote for the best cover, because you can see more of the cowboy's knee. And, of course,
I want to see all I can of the men on your covers.